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.
These twin rooms are light and fresh, with a natural colour scheme, and come with a balcony for that extra space. Inside, you'll also find air-conditioning available. To let you know, these twins sleep 2 at the most.
These twin rooms are light and fresh, with a natural colour scheme, and come with a balcony for that extra space. Inside, you'll also find air-conditioning available. These twin rooms come with an extra bed, sleeping up to 4.
we travelled here in october for 2 weeks. We were warmly welcomed by all staff at the girasole as we have returned here regularly over past 10 years. We were given a lovley room over looking the garden on the 3rd floor.
The room was lovely with a fantastic view over the garden and beyond across the bay of naples.
We had a room in the corner with a balcony that connected next to the balcony of our imediate neighbour. Initially i was worried it would lack the privacy we long for but since the weather at this time was not as hot as previously experienced and since it was a quieter time in the tourist season we were not affected by our close proximatry to the next door balcony.
I loved the pretty italian tiled flooring in the room. The bed was comfortable and we were given an extra pillow which was waitn for us on arrival which i had requested in advance to our arrival .
The room temperature was just right not too hot and not cold. we had the use of the fridge and the safe.
The bathroom was adequate and the shower had plenty of hot water and a good pressure. We were given clean towels regularly and clean bed linen was changed regulalry. the cleaning lady was cheerful and greeted us with a cheery bon guorno whenever we past her in the corridor.
we traveled with thompson and were given the option to upgrade to half board which we didnt take up on however. each day we were given the evenings menu choice and the option to have a 3 course evening meal at a cost of 13 euros each. i will say that most evenings we did stay and have the evening meal and we were really pleased with the fantastic food on offer.
my husband is a vegetarain he does not eat meat or fish and although not much on the menu for main course was suitable for him we did however made a request for a alternative option and he was pleased with what he was given.
i recommend the food it was fantastic and really good value.
the downstairs room/bar area has been refurbished since we were last here and it is stunning none of the lovely character has not been lost.
i have done many reviews re this hotel so you can read them to get more detail.
We finally did a trip to amalfi we did the select tour which was a smaller mini bus and had a stop off at positano we did not get travel sick which was good, years prevoiusly we had tried to do it on the tourist bus and had to get off bus at positano as the twisty drive was icky, a trip advisor reviewer had suggested the selct tour would be better and we decided to go for it.
just to say we booked in advance through thompson it was quite expensvie and to tip you off you can book this same excursion locally and a lot cheaper. there is advert in the hotel which was cheaper and in sorrentto just round the corner from the cloister there in a local tourist booking office that were advertising same trip for 65 euro.amalfi selct tour. we stoped off in positano went onto amalfi the cathedral was stunning we also had an optional boat trip which was 12 euro each wwhich we enjoyed stunning views of amalfi from the sea/
we had a lovley meal in pantone which was included and the amlfi drive was fantastic.
we went again to capri and enjoyed the walk up to villa jovis
whislt we were in sorrentto it was olive harvesting season and we were able to see how olives are harvested.
just to end this brief review if you stay here at girasole and are wanting a packed lunch all you need to do is request it the evening before and what time you want it for its another service the hotel offers. me and my husband had a packed lunch every day which we purchased for the hotel and we enjoyed many lovley picknics in many stunning locations,
we went the middle 2 weeks on october the weather wasnt exactly hot but we were never cold when walkingMore
Overall Good Value..For The Price.
Stayed for a week in an annex room about 100 yards from hotel.Quiet with large L shaped patio 3 sun loungers and table with two chairs and basic but adequate facilities.Room 65 as I recall.
Owners and staff friendly enough.Breakfast was like the room,basic but adequate.Evening meal,3 courses at 13 euros pp was not for us and so we ate out for the remaing 6 nights of our visit.
Attractive separate pool area for those who like to relax in the sun.
We stayed as part of a Thomsons package and received 60% off,paying Â£520 for two for a week including flights.Fantastic value for an expensive area.This is precisely what the hotel is worth and the reason I've given it 4 stars.Had we to pay more,I'd stay somewhere else.More
James R, London, United Kingdom
NICE HOTEL, GET SEA VIEW ROOM
Stayed for 1 week ending 12th oct, very enjoyable even thou thompson messed our booking up. Had to pay a extra 120 euros, for upgraded room, but worth it, as room was fantastic- as was the view.** A BIG THANK YOU TO RITA AND THE STAFF**
During our stay, my wife and celebrated our silver wedding anniversary, and received a complementary bunch of flowers and bubbly!
Food was very tasty, and all the staff bent over backwords to help and make you feel welcome.More
kdg g, Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Nice hotel bad location
The hotel itself is great,clean well decorated and it looks good.The breakfast was adequate being the continental type,the dining area very nice.
The room was very clean and pleasant overlooking the garden.Avoid a room by the road if you can.
It is quite a distance to sorrento town and some of the pavement is non existent and the traffic is manic.
Sorrento itself is lovely but spoilt by the traffic and the stench of two stroke.More
Charles B, Portland, England, United Kingdom
great place to stay in sorrento
this was our second stay at the Girasole and it was as good this time as it was 4 years ago. Location is ideal, being an easy 15 minute or so walk into Sorrento (there are 2 routes, one being straight in and the other via the back road for a bit of variety) or 5 minutes into San Agnello where the railway station there takes you to Naples, Vesuvius, Pompeii or Herculaneum etc. Views from the rear rooms are fantastic, looking out over the bay of Naples onto Vesuvius and the pool area always has chairs or beds available, with an assortment of food available at lunch times from the pool bar.
The hotel is very clean and although dated in some ways is a good value for money hotel with a pleasant staff in an ideal spot to make the most of Sorrento and the Amalfi coast. The hotel are very helpful too in giving details of transport on buses, boats and trains to allow guests to make there own way to all the places of interest.
We stayed bed and breakfast to take advantage of the many restaurants but have heard that they also do some good food in the evenings.
We stayed in room 44 (with free wi-fi) and would hope to stay there again should we go back to Sorrento again. (Although paying extra for the fridge we thought was a bit mean but it wasn't a big deal )
Thank you Rita and all the staff for your help in what was a lovely holiday.More