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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Based On 375 reviews
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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
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
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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Not 4* quality
The hotel seemed quite a drive away from Sorrento and in fact was a fifteen minute journey by shuttle bus along winding and hilly roads. On arrival at reception we were greeted efficiently and welcoming with a porter taking up our luggage willingly without waiting for a tip, which was refreshing. The room was disappointing. (we were unable to book one with a view and balcony as there were none available at the time of booking.) The room we had was dark, dingy and depressing. The shaver point was not compatible with the many adaptors my husband had brought and although the maintenance man swiftly arrived to try remedy the situation he was unable to do so. It was three days before reception were able to find a working adaptor, during which time my husband was beginning to resemble a werewolf. The room was fairly well equipped with the usual soaps, shower gel and shampoo and the towels were replaced daily. The hand towels were unusual in that they were more like a small tablecloth than a towel. One day a swimming costume was put in the drawer with my husbandâs underwear; it was not mine. I took it to reception and questioned why someone was going into the drawer; they made no comment but I did tell them it needed investigating; I heard no more! Buffet breakfast was fine with a large variety of assorted fruits, bread, cakes and meats, cheese, tomato etc. On the whole, breakfast was quite efficient but sometimes I had to remove the dishes myself from the table as there was insufficient room. One day the saucers and spoons were caked in jam and had to have them replaced. Dinner was a different matter; firstly there were set sittings and if you stayed later than your allocation there were looks of disapproval from the staff; there was a salad bar to help yourself as and when and desserts were the same scheme; the salad was reasonably okay but I felt that sometimes there were platters which were leftovers from the previous dinner. The desserts were pretty similar each day, looked pretty but no creativity. The main course comprised of a few choices but not always to our taste; the food came ready plated with everything on whether you wanted it or not; the problem was that the food was not hot and sometimes arrived quite soggy and not very palatable. We asked for soup to be hotter; the headwaiter, Nino who always took the orders was reasonably efficient but not customer friendly and didnât help to make guests feel comfortable. We spoke to many people who went out for dinner rather than stay at the hotel. The last thing I want to mention are the evenings in the hotel which were boring with absolutely nothing going on, no entertainment except for one evening with a rather tame keyboard player/singer. It would be so easy to open the pool bar, put some lights on and play some music to create a modicum of atmosphere. There was a bar inside where the waiter was very efficient and prompt so that was good. It was a complete bonus that just a short walk away, (avoiding the speeding motorcyclists/scooter riders) we could have a stroll around the town but that too became boring by the end of the week. Of course you could go into Sorrento by shuttle bus in the evening. Sorrento and the Bay of Naples is a beautiful area and well worth visiting.More
Roma C, Leeds, United Kingdom
Having read several other reviews, here goes: 1. Fabulous location, wonderful views from terrace, bar and restaurant. Public rooms charmingly decorated, spotless and with loads of space to relax. We had room 90, a lovely room in the annex, down past the pool (couldn't afford a sea view room!). It was spacious, clean, modernised and with plenty of storage space. Right on the road side, so traffic was a problem on the first night, but quickly learned to blank it. However, talking to others, some rooms in the main building need seriously updating and it seems to be hit and miss as to whether you get a nice room (and this is the only reason we have dropped a star). Yes, you hear the church bells and cockerels, but you've chosen to visit a hilltop Italian village in a fairly rural district and for us, that added to the character of Sant' Agata. If you can't cope with that, then you've not done your research on the area before booking the hotel..... 2. From the moment we arrived, every member of staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. If you are prepared (or would enjoy) trying out your limited Italian, then they are more than happy to indulge you, but for those guests who can't even be bothered to manage a simple "buongiorno" or "grazie" (and there were plenty) they'll find that all staff speak good enough (and some excellent) English and will still serve you with a smile. 3. Buffet breakfast would suit most tastes for a standard hotel. There was a huge choice of fresh fruit - peaches, plums, two sorts of melon, apples, oranges, apricots and pineapple, as well as the tinned varieties. There was bread for toasting, jams, yogurts and cereal for those who like to feel that they haven't left home. Yes, there was cake available (not what we would choose for breakfast), but also croissants, Danish pastries and rolls, plus a selection of cold meat and cheese. Coffee was good, with jugs of steaming milk, served in old-fashioned, heavy jugs and topped up on request. Fruit juice was in a machine and not great, so we stuck to coffee and the bottled water on offer after the first day. The hotel requests no shorts or vests at dinner sittings, so make sure you pack a few smart-casual outfits. Dinner, as reviewed elsewhere, was standard, simple, Italian 'home cooking'. Pasta starters were always good (we went for different dishes and they gave us half and half on each plate, so we both got to sample them. We love fish and seafood and found the fish choices excellent. We were there 2 weeks and had fresh tuna steaks, swordfish, sole, sea bream, sea bass, cod, salmon and various sea food dishes, with only one 'repeat' during the whole holiday and all of which were good. Yes, there were a couple of nights when omelettes or baked potatoes appeared as one of the four main course options, but that still left other choices. To those who advise missing dinner each night and eating out, we didn't have the money to afford that and anyway, had ample opporunity to sample excellent and a couple of mediocre local restaurants for lunch on the days when we weren't out on trips. Local gelateria was yummy and benefitted from our custom on a regular basis! 4. Never had a problem finding a space at the quite small pool side (mid-July). Lots of guests (including ourselves) are out on many days doing the tourist trips, so there is a good balance of days out and pool days if you want. 5. Courtesy shuttle bus was really useful and had several runs a day, starting at 8.30 if you want to catch trains or buses in Sorrento for whole-day excursions. Public buses (actually, modern, air-conditioned coaches) run regularly from the village, are cheap and easy to get the hang of. Tickets are bought in advance (â¬1.20 for a single fare to any destination) and validated by a machine on boarding the bus. 6. There are loads of cobbled paths leading from the village to Sorrento and other surrounding villages. They are well sign-posted and take you through lemon groves with fabulous views over the bay. Took us (reasonably fit fifty-somethings) 40 minutes to stroll down to Sorrento and on one occasion a man picking fruit in his garden threw us a handful of plums to munch on as we walked! We usually got the bus back, but one of us is a serious runner and did the return trip back up the paths on a few occasions :-) 7. Wouldn't come here with toddlers or young children. The area in general is not geared for them. There were quite a few teenagers in the hotel, mostly there to do the culture / Pompeii / Vesuvius stuff and chatting to them, they were happy with the hotel. 8. Yep, wifi is only available around the reception area, but is fine for any e-mail / web-surfing you need and if you'd rather spend loads of time on Facebook or Twitter, then maybe spending a packet on coming to a lovely wee village in this beautiful area is probably not for you. 9. We had a great time here, would recommend it to friends without hesitation and would stay here again.More
Great base for anyone exploring the area and wanting a relaxed environment
I couldn't fault this hotel for value or for providing a really comfortable holiday base. All staff were helpful and friendly, food was good based on comparison with half board meals elsewhere and the bedrooms were comfortable and perfectly well equipped with fridge, safe, etc. A very easy mix of couples, families, solo travelers and groups of friends and a really relaxed atmosphere. The swimming pool is relatively small but met our needs fine.More
Jo F, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Full of Rustic Charm
We arrived late at night and were surprised with a supper of cold cuts and cheese very pleasant.the room has lots of charm with a lovely view of the pool ant the bay of Naples.the hotel is spotlessly clean.towels in the room and by the pool were of an excellent quality.All the staff work very hard.Yes we would come back again.I do agree that Nino in the restaurant should chill out a little but the other staff work very hard.It would have been nice to have tea making facilities in the bedroom but that was only a minor hitch.,More
Ann E, Surrey, United Kingdom
Superb hidden Gem
My wife and I booked this hotel for the beginning of June, What an excellent decision! The hotel it's nestled in the hills above Sorrento on the Via Nastro Verde just before Sant'Agata. The hotel was very welcoming and our room was clean, tidy and overlooked the Bay of Sorrento looking towards mt Vesuvius. The hotel staff were very friendly, courteous and helpful throughout our stay. The food was of excellent quality and was varied. The pool was clean and the bar areas and terrace very pleasant. We will be using this hotel again when we visit the Amalfi coast very soon.More
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