This hotel comes with a tranquil pool and pretty gardens filled with citrus groves.
This family-run place is on busy Corso Italia, with Sant Agnello’s main square and train station – for trips to Herculaneum and Pompeii – about 10 minutes’ walk away. Twenty minutes on foot gets you into Sorrento.
There’s a peaceful pool area with a curtain of orange trees, and an outside terrace for breakfasts among the pretty shrubbery.
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Small & Friendly
Holidays with an authentic feel
- Properties with a traditional feel
- Often family-run
- Picturesque settings, usually by the sea
- Everything from 2T to 5T
Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The pool, nestled in a fragrant orange grove, is open from May through to 23rd October. Sunbeds and parasols are dotted over the surrounding sun terrace.
Hearty buffet breakfasts are provided here as well as occasional dinners with live music.
The pool bar offers a selection of local dishes, light lunches, home made cakes and ice-creams.
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Twin Room with Garden View and Balcony or Terrace
These light and fresh twin rooms, with their natural colour scheme, come with a balcony or terrace offering garden views. Inside, you'll also find air-conditioning available. To let you know, these twins sleep 2 at the most.
Twin Room with Garden View and Balcony or Terrace
These light and fresh twin rooms, with their natural colour scheme, come with a balcony or terrace offering garden views. Inside, you'll also find air-conditioning available. These twin rooms come with an extra bed, sleeping up to 4.
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Friendly and helpful staff
We read some of the reviews of this hotel and couldn't believe we were staying in the same place. We stayed with friends and couldn't have wanted better especially for the money which we paid. The hotel is run and staffed mostly by members of the same family and we found them all to be helpful and friendly. Rita was always there on the front desk to help with information about the local area and was always intersted at the end of each day to find out how we had spent our time. The food was excellent with a good breakfast and good home made traditional food in the evening. The restaurant and bar staff were also friendly and Tony always kept us entertained. The hotel pool and garden areas were both beautiful and really well kept. The pool is a little cold but lovely and refreshing on a hot day. Yes. you pay extra for a sun bed but we found the deck chairs really comfortable and there is also shade for those who prefer this. We would all recommend the home made lemon juice available from the pool bar. The rooms were always very clean and well maintained. I would recommend a travel hair drier as the ones provided in the room take a long time to dry long or thick hair. The location of the hotel is great to reach Sorrento and also the smaller town of S'Angello to catch the train to Pompei, Naples etc. The road is sometimes quite busy and with narrow paths in both directions but this is the same wherever you stay in Sorrento so it's not really a fault of the hotel. Our party all had a lovely two weeks at this hotel and will certainly return if we visit the area again, many thanksMore
Fab views, a little noisy
Got back from staying at this hotel on 16/9/17. Admittedly, this wasn't our 1st choice, as the one we originally booked is no longer supported by the tour operator. We were given a choice of 3 other hotels, this being one, and as we were familiar with the area, and where this was situated, we chose this one, but insisted on a garden view room, as we were aware that the hotel is on the main road into Sorrento. Starting with the room, spacious bedroom area, and a fantastic view of Vesuvious and Bay of Naples as well as the 'Milky' Mountains. Clean, with basic facilities (tv with only 1 English channel, that we could find - but you don't go to Sorrento to watch tv!). Always clean. Bathroom, as expected, with a good shower, and a nice little touch of mood lighting. Also provided are complimentary toiletries and good sized bath sheets. Although the face towels are like tea towels. The breakfast was adequate for my tastes, pastries, bread, cakes, cheeses, meat, yogurts and cereals, along with jugs of orange juice and milk, and drinks machines for your hot water and coffee. In respect of lunch - we had a couple of lunches in the pool area (which, oddly is across the road a little way down the hill, rather than on the hotel site, but not an issue) usual menu available, and again perfectly adequate. We did not sample evening meals, to be honest, we hadn't heard great things about them, so preferred to eat in either Sant'Angello or Sorrento. We did, however, experience Pizza Party, which was a disappointment, as it was obvious that the pizzas were not homemade, and brought in from a different supplier, were only just warm, if not cold, and none were labelled, so you didn't really know what you were eating, the best pizza we had was in a place just before you got into Sorrento, a pizzeria called Trianon De Ciro, the best we'd had anywhere in the area. Freshly made to order and reasonably priced. The staff at the hotel were friendly, and helpful, we never saw the cleaner, but we knew they'd been as our room was spotless. Although the waiting staff at breakfast were a little stiff and their system for tables was a little odd. The hotel overall was ok, if you could move it to where our original choice was, it would be perfect, but being on a main road, you can never escape the road noise completely and we all ended up with having to use ear plugs. Also, the system for paying for drinks and food, I would prefer to pay as I order, you know exactly where you are then, but it is also handy, with their system that you don't have to take your purse down to the pool. Oh, and also to mention that you have free use of a safe in your room, which is a bonus. You get what you pay for, but incidentally, compared to our original choice, what the Girasole lacks in peace, it gains in the terrific views. More
Friendly family run hotel
A charming hotel very well located . Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was spotless with a lovely view of the garden. A very good selection of foods for breakfast. Pizza Party mid week with tasty food and live music. Good selection for 3 course evening meal. Our only complaint was the vegetables were always cooked too long. Would certainly recommend this hotel.More
We stayed here as a couple last week whilst visiting Sorrento for the first time and we was very impressed with the hotel, staff and area. We were pleasantly greeted on arrival and we were overall very pleased with our room. The hotel and the room itself (and like the majority of Sorrento hotels) was very traditional, but we found it to be very clean and comfortable and has a small balcony area which is a bonus. We read the reviews before arriving at the hotel regarding traffic noise from the nearby busy road, however I did email the hotel before arrival requesting a quiet room on a high floor and they accommodated the request for me which was really appreciated. I would advise anyone who is light sleeper to do the same. The hotel offered continental breakfast and was very adequate. There is a lovely pool area and we always found spare sun beds which is great when your looking to relax. The hotel is a 15 minute walk away from the main town which is accessed by a narrow path. I would recommend to eat in the town as there are so many lovely restaurants and it is great to experience the real Italian cuisine! I would also recommend visiting Pompeii, you can catch a train from a nearby train station which is really cheap. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking to stay at a more affordable property, which adequately offers everything you need whilst staying for a short break. Thank you Hotel Girasole! More
Family run and friendly
There's been some negative reviews but I thought it was a sweet little place and good value for money. yes it is on a busy road, so if that's a problem to you then don't stay here, but having said that it's a lovely clean hotel, staff were all very friendly, the pool was nice, the breakfast was absolutely fine. Myself and my friend honestly couldn't fault it. Lovely, charming friendly little place and I'd recommend it for the value.More
Diane B, 190722
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