Parco dei Principi Hotel5.0 out of 5.0
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My friend and I booked Parco based on reviews and a recommendation. Let me start off with saying I understand the design is meant to be minimalist. However, these rooms feel like I am staying in a high school dorm room, and the halls feel like that of a high school. The tiles in the shower are corroded with mold. The furniture is a thin, bright, plastic blue, almost appearing like painted ply wood. We stayed in two other hotels in Rome and Florence on our way down to Sorrento which were spectacular. We booked through a third party site and thought we were getting an ocean view room. However, when we told front desk staff this, they said they only way we can have an ocean view is for 150 euro extra a night. I wouldn't even pay 50 euro to stay in a room this mediocre. This hotel needs updates drastically. The lights are even fluorescent with coverings that you would see in a class room or business office. The mattresses are old, with a pillow top mattress topper piece placed to make up for the old mattresses. PLEASE if you are used to any type of 4 or 5 star hotels, continue to do your research. Don't end up in a dark, dingy room in a beautiful town with so much beauty to offer.
Excellent Hotel-with breathtaking views of the sea and open sky from the window, standing tall on the sea. It was just too good. Cleanliness was good. Best stay ever.Food and staff was good. Its a must stay in one of the sea-view rooms of the property.
Didn't actually stay here but used the facilities via agreement with the adjacent hotel. The pool was huge with a diving board and they also have a private beach. The Bay side terrace was beautifully tiled and the views both in the day and at night were to die for. The bar service was impeccable
Loved every minute of our three day stay here at the start of September. Missed the peak time rush so the hotel seemed quite quiet which led to us been given a complimentary upgrade to a sea view room. The views were out of this world! Staff were very polite, helpful and efficient. Excellent service throughout the whole hotel from reception to cleaners. Rooms were big and of course set in the original Gio Ponti design. Beds were very comfortable. Bathroom was big with toiletries and robes/slippers provided. Only issue was the bath tub and shower is quite cramped and not befitting of a 5 star hotel. I understand they're trying to keep the place original Gio Ponti but they could upgrade the shower surely. Other than that I've no complaints. Safe and mini fridge to use. Items in the mini fridge were overpriced as expected. Room service menu lacks simple options such as pasta or pizza. It's all sort of fine dining. We ate in the hotel restaurant one night and it was excellent. Service was first class. The views over the bay and intimate atmosphere make it feel like a special occasion sort of dining. Food was very good but lacking just a little. Prices as to be expected. Around €25-€35 for a main. Extensive wine list ranging from €20 to €300+ for a bottle. Overall a very enjoyable experience. The private 'beach' area is brilliant. Towels provided and a snack/drinks service available. Never ate at the beach side restaurant. Free shuttle bus to Sorrento centre every hour. Stops at 2100 though so it's an overly priced taxi back or a 15-20 minute walk. If you want to go to the harbour then it's €5pp. I understand this is because of local taxi drivers complaining about hotels taking away their business by giving all their tourists free shuttles to the harbour so there is now a cost for buses to enter the harbour area. Breakfast in the Gio Ponti restaurant was the perfect start to blow away the hangover. Good quality and diverse options. Only grumble is you have to pay an extra €6pp if you want eggs cooked to your desire. Only scrambled eggs available in the buffet. Not a problem for me but we stayed at lesser starred hotels in Italy prior to arriving here and they all offered eggs cooked however you wanted at request free of charge. Overall we loved our time at the hotel. The views alone make it worthwhile. Would definitely return.
Beautiful room overlooking the ocean and staff we're amazing will be back in the future to spend more time. Must have dinner there at least one night overlooking the coast at sunset was highlight of our trip.
We booked our trip last minute. Have been all around Italy but had never been to Amalfi Coast and Siena. Used a very good travel planner (which I have never done). Our last min choices were a hotel 400 steps up in Positano, a very good hotel in Sorrento town ctr (without sea view) or Parco which is slightly outside Sorrento. We choose Parco as there was shuttle service to Sorrento town ctr and the balcony and view were outstanding. This hotel did not disappoint and several times during our stay , my husband said how glad he was we were not in the hubbub of Positano or Sorrento. We traveled in August and Italy was swarming with tourists (as usual). We used this lovely hotel as our base and took trips to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and Pompeii. We were always so happy to return to our lovely hotel away from the maddening crowds. The concierge was outstanding as were all of the hotel employees. The hotel is designed by Geo Ponti - which we loved. Minimalist - just perfect for a seaside hotel. Not heavy and ornate as many Italian hotels. Can't say enough about this hotel. Will definitely go back. The views from our balcony were remarkable and we spent much time out there. One night we actually saw an incredible firework display at a neighboring location. Did not want to leave but Siena was calling.
I don't understand some of the negative comments posted. We loved this place! We stayed at the Parco dei Principi in late-August 2017. Its a really special place with a magical quality. Its not lodging, but rather, a self-contained resort. The hotel was constructed in the 1960s on the grounds of a former villa owned by Russian royalty. The elegant old villa is still there and is used for special events. The hotel is in a separate building. The large grounds are beautifully landscaped with mature trees, flowers, shrubs, paths, fountains, and statues - all original to the villa. The entire complex - both the villa and hotel are perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Bay of Naples with amazing views. An enormous terrace lines the cliff edge running the length of the property. The setting is very romantic and I would strongly urge anyone looking for a wedding or anniversary site to consider it. For anyone who appreciates architecture, the hotel building was designed by famous Italian architect Gio Ponti. The design is mid-centry modern and has been meticulously restored. The interiors are white and blue and have a delicious Mediteranean-modern feel. Everything is perfectly maintained The hotel grounds include a huge pool area and a private beach at the bottom of the cliff. The beach area includes both a sand beach, two large sundecks and a waterside restaurant. Hotel staff fuss over you all day, bringing drinks, towels, food, etc. The staff is friendly and professional. Many remembered our names and food-beverage preferences. While we certainly found time to explore the Amalfi Coast, we increasingly found ourselves wanting to simply stay at the hotel. It was that enjoyable. You really did not need to leave. In fact, we added an extra night to our stay.
Location, hotel and facilities are good however they were lost in the fact that the staff were so rude and not very helpful in handling complaints. There was no care factor at all. We were supposedly upgraded and needed to move rooms as we extended our stay. The rooms we were changed into were smaller than the ones we had previously and we had to pay extra for the smaller rooms. There was also a terrible smell in a couple of our rooms. Seeing as we had booked 4 rooms for 6 nights you would think that they would have cared about us a little bit more however everything was a chore for them. Will not be returning unfortunately.
The hotel, grounds and location are just great but felt that the service, food, facilities and finer touches were missing and need modernising. Access to the sea was a highlight. Fewer rules, more friendly people in more comfortable clothes would go down a treat.
The staff were very rude. They let you pay extra money for EVERYTHING. For example you take a triple room, the hotel say you have to pay more 20 euro per night for the second person and 90 euro per night for the third person (e.g. you take a triple room but they tell you that you paid for obe person, first time I see this at a hotel). Moreover, when I was at the breakfast after I paid for the second and third person, we order fried eggs they tell us the fried eggs not included in your breakfast and you have to pay extra 10 euro for each egg. Really disappointing from a 5 star hotel, I will not come back at this hotel. You feel that all the staff watch you doing all the time. If you dont pay extra for breakfast there is nothing to eat. My advice nit to come to this hotel even if it is the only place to sleep.
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73% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1018 reviews