“In an incredible location, this hotel combines a setting in the heart of Sorrento with panoramic views.”
The Hotel Continental has an impressive location. It’s set just behind the cliff edge in Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples and, in the distance, the brooding slopes of Mount Vesuvius. It’s also on tree-lined Piazza della Vittoria, the square at the heart of Sorrento’s spiderweb of streets. Corsa Italia, the main shopping street, and Piazza Tasso, the central square, are within a 5-minute walk.
The hotel really makes the most of the views. In the lobby – where marble floors, imposing pillars and chandeliers create a classically Italian feel – floor-to-ceiling windows open up views of Monte Vesuvio. And the à la carte restaurant has a terrace with uninterrupted views of the bay. You also have the option of a bedroom with sea views. When it comes to décor, rooms work a classic chic look, with intricately tiled floors and pared-back white walls.
There’s a large pool to the side of the hotel, cocooned by lemon and orange trees. The hotel also has a lift to take you down to a small sand and shingle public beach with a jetty.
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The authentic holiday collection
- Traditional and modern styles
- Town and countryside settings
- 20kg luggage allowance
- Properties with character
Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
English buffet breakfast.
Facilities ► View all
Buffet dining room
English buffet breakfast is on offer here.
The comfortable lounge bar is a great place to enjoy an evening drink.
There's a large pool next to the small garden and snack bar with a surrounding sun terrace with deck chairs and sunbeds. It's open from April to October.
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twin room with sea view for up to 3
These light and airy twin rooms with a sea view come with air-conditioning from 15th June to 15th September.
These light and airy twin rooms sleep two. They come with twin beds and rear facing. There's air-conditioning from 15th June to 15th September.
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Elegant and lovely
Truly enjoyed our one night here. The service, room, pool, and breakfast were all first-class. Our room was large and comfortable with a terrific bathroom and balcony on the front side. The pool was so relaxing. Breakfast was a sumptuous feast. Short stroll to all in Sorrento.More
SATXKen, San Antonio, TX
Hotel Continental experience
This is a very nice hotel located right on the coast. The view was stunning. The staff was wonderful and the overall decor of the hotel was beautiful. Our room was very big and had an awesome balcony where we could sit and see the sea. They had an unbelievable breakfast room with more food choices than I have ever seen. It was an wonderful stay.More
AngieKey, Saint Louis, Missouri
Great base for exploring Sorrento
This hotel is in a great position as you are just a short walking distance to all local amenities. The hotel is very clean and the rooms are kept spotless. The staff are friendly and helpful. The only negative is the breakfast. The staff in the restaurant are fantastic and there is a wide choice of food however it is quantity over quality and the coffee is awful. Just a minor thing really but if breakfast had been good I would have given the hotel 5/5.More
yvonnepritch, Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
No complaints here!
Had a great week in this hotel. Perfect location Pool was ok Jacuzzi was great Room was clean and spacious Lunches were expensive for what you get - don't have a club sandwich! They are awful and not what you expect! Happy hour took a good 15 mins to get a cocktail Staff were friendly Gym had no air conditioning Lobby and room had brilliant air conditioning. Shutters on balconies were superb Towels/gowns and shower were top notch Balcony sea view was a little disappointing. Fridge well stocked Cleaners came late but did a decent job Breakfast was vast, lots of choice and variation Served it's purpose well! More
Stayed 6 nights in mid-July 2015. 2 adults and a 13-year old. The staff are excellent, from the reception team who welcomed three very hot and sweaty travellers just off the boat from Capri, to the witty and informative waiters, particularly Antonio and Franco and the very hard-working room cleaners who kept our rooms immaculate at all times of day. Breakfast was actually the only meal we ate in the hotel (there are so many great places to eat nearby we just wanted to get out and about), but what a breakfast! Amazing variety of all sorts of foods (I think about 8 types of honey, for example) and a lovely lively atmosphere. In essence, this is a very high-class 1950s hotel that has been constantly updated while retaining the 1950s levels of service and attentiveness to the guests (and we did feel like guests in the real sense, not "customers" or "clients"). I'm not sure what happened the last reviewer, but the only part of that review that is familiar is that the reception staff didn't tell us they had a lift down to a private beach (maybe it slipped their minds, maybe they're too classy to brag). We saw it in the guest information booklet in our room and, while there isn't specific signage on the lifts, it didn't take us long to work out that the lift that had more "minus" levels on it was probably the one that went to the beach. I'm also confident that if we hadn't worked it out, we could have asked literally any staff member and they'd have set us straight. I can't understand why the last reviewer didn't appear to mention any of their issues to the staff during their stay. We had a minor problem with our aircon one day that was sorted out within 5 minutes of speaking to reception. The pool out the back is huge: almost UK leisure centre sized and in a lovely setting. Between the staff, the facilities and the location, it would be hard to find a better hotel anywhere.More
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