“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.
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Buffet dining room
Offering English buffet breakfast.
The comfortable lounge bar is a great place to enjoy an evening drink.
Large pool next to a small garden and snack bar. Open April to October.
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This is not a luxury hotel. It is a very standard hotel, with decent service, a good breakfast and an excellent location. If you are not concerned with having a 5 star experience, but want to be in a good location and not spend a ridiculous amount of money--this is a good option. The lift down to the beach is very convenient and everything in Sorrento is walking distance from the front entrance. Standard rooms are small and the beds...we laughed for hours about the beds. Not only are they rock hard and uneven, but they are covered by some sort of plastic--literally. Plastic sheets. It was a shock at first but after spending long days boating, exploring, and walking around Pompeii, we were too tired to even notice.More
HeatherMcK1020, Portland, Maine
Comfortable, Friendly, Well-Located
I stayed here in early September 2014. The hotel is located s short walk from the center of Sorrento in a quiet area, at the end a a small park.The hotel was lovely, large pool area, balconies/sea views. Excellent and abundant breakfast choices. Helpful and attentive staff - in dining room, restaurant, bar and front desk. Property is well-maintained & clean. Computer available in lobby. A great place to relax after sightseeing -- happy hour on the front terrace overlooking a the park and ocean view. There is a private elevator that takes you to the beach level (small, dark sand) from which you can walk to the port for ferries to Naples, etc. The hotel restaurant had good food but limited selection. (There is also a poolside cafe which I didn't have time to try.) Not a problem as there are many and varied restaurants and cafes nearby. Great shopping too. I liked the hotel and town so much I was almost reluctant to leave it for my sightseeing destinations. ( I will book a longer stay next time so that I can enjoy it longer.) Sorrento is popular, but not too crowded when I was there, and proved to be a convenient base for day trips to Pompeii, Oplontis, and Naples... a 10-minute walk to train/bus station, ferries.More
FAK_NYC, New York City
Bad customer service
Hotel Continental is not a 4 star hotel. Awful customer service and management that was unwilling to help us with a reservation change. For the price, there are plenty of better options around Sorrento.More
Loved this Hotel
We had a standard room with a sea view. The room was large with a large very comfortable bed and a lovely balcony overlooking the sea and the park. The bathroom was also very nice with a great shower. The hotel itself was great, centrally located, near the beaches and the pier if you want to do a day trip to Capri or Amalfi. The hotel had a wonderful breakfast with pastries, cereals, yogurt, fruits, meats, cheeses and eggs, frittatas and quiches. We also had dinner at the hotel restaurant one evening which was lovely. The pool looked beautiful although it was too cool for us to swim in October. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We emailed in advance to reserve a parking space. When we checked in we were told they had a parking space for us and there was no charge for parking - a pleasant surprise.More
Fantastic family holiday
As well as being located perfectly between the centre of Sorrento and the beaches, it has probably some of the nicest and most helpful members of staff we've met (they were even very kind about my Italian skills). The hotel car service made it really easy for us to get kids + luggage easily from the airport in Naples to the hotel doorstep, as well as learning a lot more about the local area from the driver. The rooms were in excellent condition, the food was fantastic and the hotel has it's own stretch of beach. Even though you have to pay for access it's definitely worth it - there's a lift in the hotel down to the beach, which is cheaper (i.e. free for guests) than the elevator in the town. The hotel pool was great too - at pool service and the kids almost lived in it. As you come out of the hotel on the first morning, you'll see a view across the bay of Napoli of Vesuvius. It really welcomes you to your holiday :) Day trips to Capri are well worth it but beware the islands boat trips - some are extremely expensive for what is essentially a quick rowboat ride in and out of a cave. Capri itself has beaches and quite a bit to see so make it a day trip - but plan out where you want to go first. The train line is low cost and easy to use - Pompeii and Herculaneum took aout 30-40 mins each way. We stayed in early August and accidentally booked during celebrations for the saints day - Lots of fireworks and celebrations (including street parades). Very relaxing and enjoyable holiday.More
Rex L, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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