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“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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Based on 449 reviews

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  • 85Rooms
  • 3Lifts

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Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

English buffet breakfast.

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Buffet dining room

Offering English buffet breakfast.

Lounge bar*

With live music provided several nights per week.

Outdoor pool

Large pool next to a small garden and snack bar. Open April to October.

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twin room with sea view for up to 3

Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 and is rear facing with air-conditioning between 15 June-15 September.

twin room for up to 3

Twin room sleeps up to 3 and is rear facing with air-conditioning between 15 June-15 September.

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fantastic

have stayed at this hotel many times over the years, staff are very welcoming, rooms are clean and kept fantastic, food is great what more can i say go and check it out yourself. the veiws are great if you have a sea veiw, very close to the centre of town but nice and quiet at night, capri and naples are only half an hour away by boat, train station close by to take you to pompei.More

Wendy R, London, England, United Kingdom

Elegant hotel

This is a stylish part of Italy and a short 2.5-hour hop from Manchester so great for a week's break. The hotel is located on a beautiful tree-lined square overlooking the Bay of Naples. We chose a sea view, which was post-card perfect. The hotel has an airy, retro elegance. Our standard room featured some inlaid wooden wardrobes (a local craft) a big tele, mini bar, balcony. Beds comfy. Plus a very posh bathroom with both bath and shower and enough nice smellies and robes than you could shake a stick at. Breakfast tables groan with a wide variety for all tastes. Lovely cappuccino. Earl Grey tea available! We loved the pool with plentiful birds-custard umbrellas and beds with those useful 'roofs' for reading. The pool is a good size and lovely and clean with marble slabs that spindle out to meet the fronds of greenery that provide privacy from the hotel next door. Good poolside lunch cafe with lovely fresh fish and salad. This hotel's greatest asset, tho’, is its staff. They are all lovely - patient with our pigeon Italian and really hardworking - special mention to Giovanni who went out of his way to be helpful and is a genuinely nice bloke. Would have got an 'Excellent' from us but, in the interests of balance, the Wi-Fi is a bit hit and miss and the hotel next door is being worked on so a little bit of noise, but nothing detrimental and certainly short-lived. Would love to go back.More

hallie1000, Manchester

Be Back Soon

‎A lovely hotel in a quiet square close to the centre of town. The staff are both helpful and polite without being intrusive. Had a nice surprise at check in as we were upgraded. Apparently because we booked on their website directly. Worth considering if you are looking at this hotel although I can't imagine it happens often, it did seem quiet. We were in the Wagner Suite which was bright and airy with a large wraparound balcony. Great for breakfast whilst taking in the fabulous views of the bay and Vesuvio in the distance. The bar in the evening had a happy hour, perfect for a few cocktails prior to dinner. We didn't eat in the hotel other than breakfast (very good) so can't comment I'm afraid. All in all a nicely positioned, comfortable hotel. Wouldn't hesitate to return.More

Whistler25662, Bolton, United Kingdom

A lot of good things about this hotel

We would definitely return to the Continental as the good points far outweighed any negatives. The staff were very friendly and helpful and seemed to work very long hours! Antonio and Franco were a joy in the mornings at breakfast & Giovanni & Valentino were excellent in bringing the cocktails for happy hour - a great start to the evening. Happy hour on the terrace with the view over the Bay of Naples & Vesuvius was one of the highlights of the holiday. The rooms were comfortable and cleaned daily although the bath 'towels' were a bit of a surprise as they were more like sheets than towels....We didn't have a sea view however & we would try to get one next time. The building work opposite was a bit disconcerting, however we weren't in the room enough for it to bother us during the day & we did get the sun on the balcony in an evening. The pool was quiet and we were always able to get a lounger. Went to the beach once but it was very busy Excellent location for central Sorrento - meals (we ate out every evening) and shops. It was very peaceful in an evening with little noise unlike some visitors we spoke to who heard sirens regularly. The only meal we had in the hotel was breakfast which was interesting - it did sometimes seem to have the leftovers from the previous evening... The coffee was not nice, however there was an excellent cafe 5 minutes away that made up for it. Tea & coffee making facilities in the room would have been welcome. Overall we had a fantastic stay in the Continental and would recommend it.More

Valerie R, Gateshead, England, United Kingdom

Beautiful hotel, fantastic location

Hotel and staff fantastic! Spent 2 weeks here with 2 teenage children. Pool area great, comfortable beds and towels - didn't bother spending money to go to beach as very crowded and expensive. Staff were helpful - especially at breakfast - Antonio and Franco great double act! Breakfast good plenty to choose from. We were not lucky enough to get sea view but managed a Prosecco or two on our balcony! Although there was work going on opposite it didn't affect our stay. Rooms spotless, beds comfortable, air conditioning good. Can't fault hotel would love to stay here again. Location ideal for exploring Sorrento. Hint - Spend some time locating traditional Italian restaurants in the smaller streets - food more authentic and service better.More

Dianne H, Canterbury, England, United Kingdom

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