With over 120 years of history under its belt, this place is like sleeping in a little bit of Italian history.
The Hotel Jaccarino’s not your usual run-of-the-mill hotel. This place is more than 120 years old, so it’s like sleeping in a little bit of Italian history. And this being Italy, you can expect some superb scenery, too. For starters, there’s a marvellous view over Sorrento and the stunning Bay of Naples. Plus, you’re surrounded by miles of towering trees and lush greenery.
Inside the hotel, the style definitely leans towards the traditional side. Terracotta tiles and yellow walls offer a Mediterranean feel. While a large wall tapestry and quality furniture offer a touch that’s 100% Italian. The bedrooms are decked out in a similar style, but have their own individual character. Each one’s different in size and shape, but all come with traditional wooden furniture.
Rooms aside, we can’t talk about this place without mentioning the fabulous pool. Surrounded by a large sun terrace and plenty of sunbeds, it offers some of the best sea views around. But you don’t have to swim or sunbathe to enjoy the scenery. The poolside snack bar has an outdoor terrace, so you can order a plate of Italy’s finest spaghetti and enjoy the magical surroundings.
So that’s the daytime covered – but what’s there to do after dark? Well, the lounge and bar offers plenty in the way of beers, wines and spirits. And if you like live music, there’s a band once a week on the outdoor terrace. But if you want something more, you’re close enough to hop on the evening bus and head into nearby Sorrento.
So, if you’re looking for a picture postcard spot that’s high on romance and low on noise, this place is just the ticket.
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The authentic holiday collection
- Traditional and modern styles
- Town and countryside settings
- 20kg luggage allowance
- Properties with character
Free bottle of local sparkling wine in room on arrival for honeymoons and silver and gold anniversaries.
Food & Drink
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Continental buffet breakfast and waiter service dinner with a choice of menu.
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With one of the most beautiful views on the Riviera, the pool terrace offers the chance to relax, unwind and enjoy not just the warm sun and cooling waters of the pool, but to soak in the scenery across the Bay of Naples to Vesuvius. If you can tear yourself away from that, the pool offers a calm oasis to have a leisurely swim before returning to your lounger for a soothing drink from the nearby pool bar. Pool towels are available.
Vesuvio Mediterranean restaurant*
Overlooking the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius, this restaurant offers traditional Sorrentine and Mediterranean specialities. The excellent quality of the products, ably prepared by our Chef, will delight even the most demanding palate. Continental buffet breakfast weekly gala dinner.
Warm décor makes the bar inviting and cosy, so just choose your drink, sit back and enjoy.
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These twin rooms have a traditional décor and furnishings. They sleep two with twin beds. There's a TV and fans are available to hire.
twin room sleeps up to 3
These twin rooms have a traditional décor and furnishings. They can sleep up to three. There's a TV and fans are available to hire.
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Although the hotel is out of Sorrento the shuttle bus was free and was always on time. What made our holiday great was the friendliness of the staff, nothing was too much trouble. The hotel was always clean and rooms were tidied every day. A first time abroad holiday for my daughter with her family (and us the parents) this hotel made it a very happy and pleasant time.More
Jon R, Newark upon Trent, null, United Kingdom
Robyn perth australia
I was a bit disappointed at first as I didn't know it was 15 mins from the heart of sorrento but the hotel is set into the hillside and had amazing views of the bay of naples. The receptionist didnt explain the meal settings to us so we didn't know you had to choose a time for dinner we ate at the restaurant the first night, the food was plenty and very nice. The receptionist should have had more information available as to what we could do around the hotel. we found the village at the back of the hotel which was great and we found the hop on hop off bus there and more restaurants,as I thought we had to dine at the hotel each night. Our room was great with a balcony looking over the pool,shower was a bit small. I would stay again but only for 3nights not 4.More
Robyn M, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Great base. Friendly hotel with excellent service!
The hotel is set into the hillside of the small town of Sant Agata commanding beautiful views over the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius. Stayed here for 2 weeks as a solo traveller in Oct 14, room was very comfortable, lucky enough to get a double bed which as a single traveller is quite rare, no balcony but as there is plenty of outdoor space at the hotel it was not a concern. The communal areas of the hotel are very old style Italian, a beautiful expansive lounge area with large chandeliers, plenty of areas to relax both indoors and outdoors. In my opinion, the staff make this hotel what it is, a friendly and peaceful place to relax, particularly the restaurant staff. NiÃ±o a wonderful and charismatic man who was my italian Papa for the 2 weeks, always with a smile and a joke, he looked after each and every guest ensuring everyone had whatever they need. Marco, Anna, Luigi, Ciro, Raffaelle and all of the staff in the restaurant and bar were fantastic, the service is outstanding. All of the staff are true professionals, very efficient, hard working and attentive. I always believe that the level of service is the most important factor in creating a good experience for the customer, if the service is delivered well then everything else will fall into place, I know many establishments in the UK that would benefit from seeing how real service should be delivered! The food is very good and plentiful, large portions and some lovely choices of traditional pasta and seafood, 3 choices for each course including vegetarian options. After the first evening I stopped looking at the menu and let NiÃ±o choose, I enjoyed every choice and was even persuaded to try the octopus which was delicious. To get to Sorrento there is a courtesy bus run by the hotel which is free during the day with a charge on an evening, this is a cheaper option than taxis as they can be quite expensive from Sorrento. There is also a path that runs down from the hotel into Sorrento, at a good pace it took me 25 minutes to walk down and 45 minutes to walk back, very steep so would recommend decent shoes, but a great way to work off those large portions of pasta! There is so much to see in this area, the usual tourist spots of Pompeii, Vesuvius, Capri etc, the Amalfi Coast is absolutely stunning. I spent an evening in Amalfi and went to the Amalfi musical which was fantastic, then the following day I walked The Path of the Gods which is a truly breathtaking walk from Bomerano to Positano, the views along the peninsula to Capri are stunning. The walk itself is on well marked paths, would definitely wear appropriate footwear as there are some areas of scrambling over rocks and steps but with a reasonable level of fitness it is more than achievable. Plenty to do in the area and I would definitely return and stay in the Hotel Jaccorino, I would like to extend my thanks to all the staff who made a great holiday a fantastic holiday, you all deserve recognition for your hard work, it's the end of the season this week so hope you all enjoy a well earned break!More
Stayed for 7 days as part of a Thomas Cook Holidays Package. Although about 15/20 mins from Sorrento town, the hotel courtesy bus works well and there are also SITA service buses to the village of Sant Agata which is just behind the hotel. Nice pool and plenty of seating areas both inside and outside the hotel. Both breakfast and dinner were of a very good standard and the restaurant is well managed by Nino. There was a transport workers strike in Italy on the day of departure but Thomas Cook rep / Thomson Flights / hotel all worked professionally as guests had to depart in the early hours to travel to other airports than originally planned.More
BGM100, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Stairway to . . .
My husband & I recently holidayed at the Jaccarino and particularly admired the famous view over the Due Golfi of Naples and Sorrento (a bogolfo, I suppose). Like most views this was at the top of a large number of steps, a fact not made entirely clear in the brochure, which was a pity since we as a pair have between us two broken hips, one locked knee and a phobia of lifts; but we did enjoy the view. Nor was the sight of Naples the only delight to be rewarded by mountaineering in the Jaccarino. The lovely pool was at the bottom of the hill, and the dining room (like the Duke of York) was either half way up or half way down. We thus found ourselves taking a minimum of 3 or 400 steps per day each, but we did enjoy the exercise; which I'm sure did us a lot of good. Another of the highlights was the restaurant; literature left in our room proudly made the claim that the celebrated dish 'cannelloni' was invented by an early Signor Jaccarino ! (Why then "cannelloni" and not "jaccarino", I wondered?). As for the food, the present day inheritor of this family's culinary genius holds 2 Michelin Stars, no less ! Unfortunately, he doesn't cook at the Jaccarino any more, having fallen out 20 years ago and decamped to another Hotel in the Village. A replacement of the same calibre has apparently not been found yet, but we did enjoy the food. Our room was dignified and small, but without space, as they say, to swing a cat. However since the Hotel did not encourage any of its several examples of the species actually to enter rooms, this theory could not be put to the test, but we did enjoy the togetherness. A feature commented upon by others is the peace and quiet of the situation, which is true - but only between the hours of 1 o'clock in the morning, when the dogs stop barking and 4 o'clock, when cockerels take up the refrain. Happily, we both love dogs and, surprisingly, cockerels too, so we did enjoy our rest. We liked our stay and should certainly pay a return visit, if the owners can manage to flatten the place a bit, convert the roosters into coq-au-vin, and find a suitable retirement home some miles away for the dogs. .More
esther g, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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