A large pool and Sorrento’s shops and cafés close by make a winning combination.
The hotel is very well placed for views of Mount Vesuvius. And it’s handy for getting into Sorrento, too – the main square, Piazza Tasso, is less than 10 minutes’ walk from here.
The pool is generously proportioned, with plenty of room for laps, and there’s a bar at one end for drinks and snacks. The restaurant serves buffet breakfasts and waiter-service dinners alongside first-rate views.
You can choose from a buffet or cooked breakfast, whilst dinner is waiter service from a set menu. An à la carte menu is also available to tempt you with gastronomic delights. A gala dinner is held once a week where guests can mingle and share tables.
Why not enjoy a leisurely drink, or crafty cocktail whilst you soak up the sun? Standing at one end of the pool the pool bar also provides tasty snacks, so you don't have to return to your apartment to get a bite.
These twin rooms with their natural tones running throughout come with a sea view and sleep two. They come with air-conditioning from mid-June to mid-September. Plus a mini-fridge is available at a charge.
What a welcoming place!! The front desk staff were awesome and our breakfast and dinner were included. We had a gorgeous view of the pool and panoramic views of the sea. No coffee maker in the room but I think this is standard. We were right under the restaurant so if you wanted quiet, this wasn't the spot to be but we were up so early it didn't bother us. Loved the gala dinner night. Wait staff were so efficient and attentive. Loved it!!More
cambridgegal099, Cambridge, ON
The hotel is situated on the Corsa Italia - the main road into Sorrento. There is a 15 minute walk or so into the centre of Sorrento and the Piazza Tasso but it is on the flat. Sorrento is very busy so take care with the traffic when walking anywhere.
The hotel was clean and tidy with an elegant sweeping staircase and lounge area leading from Reception. The Reception staff weren't the most friendly or forthcoming that I have ever met but the others (especially Rosemary) were fine. The room itself caused our problem! We asked for a high, quiet room and were given a low, noisy (very noisy) room (204). This room faces the main road and the traffic noise is extremely loud. Sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine or a beer was impossible - not just because of the noise - but the traffic fumes and the fumes from the petrol station opposite made it unpleasant. We asked to change rooms (offered to pay more) but was told that none were available. We know of one other couple who changed rooms but we were unable to do so. I understand that if no rooms are available then it is impossible but we were annoyed because firstly they didn't seem concerned and secondly we know that quieter rooms were vacated during the week before other guests arrived. We were unable to have a decent nights' sleep all week. However, we spoke to the couple in the next room and they were used to traffic noise so it didn't keep them awake.
The room, particularly the bathroom, is in need of a bit of an upgrade. I particularly missed having tea and coffee making facilities in the room! The air conditioning was very poor.
The food was good and the waiters were friendly, professional and effficient. The view from the dining room is excellent and overlooks the sea and Vesuvius. There appears to be no air conditioning in the dining room and it gets very hot and stuffy.
The pool area was OK. There was wi-fi in the downstairs area but this did not work in our bedroom.
We enjoyed Sorrento but for the reasons I have mentioned above we would not return to this hotel.More
swansonlm, Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Excellent situation in busy town
This was my second time at this hotel so we knew to pay the extra for a pool facing room. The rooms are quite small but adequate. We found the restaurant staff excellent, cheerful and willing. Prices for drinks were very reasonable. I agree that it is much cheaper to use local transport as the Thomson trips are very overpriced and seem to include extra stops that take time away from the main venue. One example is Vesuvius where the trip stopped at a small museum for almost an hour and when we arrived at Vesuvius the time was shortened making it difficult to get to the top and back in time. One rd of caution is to be very careful on the local trains in the afternoon. My husband had his wallet stolen by pickpockets at Ercolano station. A local told us mornings are OK as you can get a seat but after lunchtime trains are full so you have to stand and as its crowded pickpockets take the opportunity. He also tols us that Sorrento Pompei is safer. Ercolano is a really downtrodden place but its the on,y way to see the beautiful Herculaneum. I also recommend the Salerno trip.More
Great location but ....
We stayed at the Flora in July 2015. The hotel itself was nice in appearance and was clean and tidy. The two ladies in charge of the bars were lovely and friendly as were all the restaurant staff who couldn't do enough for you. Reception staff were hit and miss with a couple being rather sharp in manner. Unfortunately the air conditioning at the hotel really spoilt our stay. Our room air con was faulty however the reception staff refused initially to acknowledge this. The room was so hot it made me sick! After 4 days of suffering we were moved for the last 3 days. The restaurant is not air conditioned at all and made dining uncomfortable. There is hardly any shade by the pool and as a result we rarely sat outside. The food was good and I felt the location was good but the air conditioning was a massive issue and for that reason we wouldn't return.More
sonict39, London, United Kingdom
Very good hotel in great location
This is a really good hotel in a very good location. As most people looking to holiday in Sorrento will know, it is very hilly and if you're not careful you can spend a lot of time walking up and down some steep slopes.
The Grand Hotel Flora is on the main road, Corso Italia, that leads to the main square, Piazza Torquato Tasso, so no hill climbing back to your hotel after a few glasses of wine!
The hotel lobby is very ornate with a big sweeping staircase and a huge fantastic chandelier, lots of comfortable sofas and chairs and a large bar where the "barmaid" Michelle from Sheffield, will serve you one of many great cocktails, and if you need any extra towels or pillows, be sure to see the delightful Rosemary from the Isle of Wight.
We didn't have dinner but all of the English people we spoke to commented that the food is fantastic, and if the breakfast is anything to go by then I'm sure they are right. Take your pick from continental, fried, pastries or a delicious omelette, whilst enjoying the views out towards Vesuvius and Capri.
The swimming pool is large and it is cold, but after four hours walking around Pompeii in 35c heat it was absolutely great to jump into. There is a bar next to the pool with sun bed service, and also a seating area which offers shade if you want to get out of the sun for a while.
Our room was on the second floor and because it was an economy room we didn't have a balcony, but as with were only there for 3 days that wasn't a problem. Most of the rooms do have balconies and look out towards the pool area.
The hotel also has an underground car park for those hiring a car. They charge â¬10 per day, which is fairly reasonable considering parking in Sorrento isn't easy, but the staff will park your car for you and also bring it out and park it outside for you when you want a it.
All in all, a great hotel in a really good location. More