About Hotel Residence Le Terrazze
- high speed internet in room
- swimming pool
- free internet
- bar lounge
- free parking
- free wireless internet in room
- air conditioning
- non smoking rooms
- flatscreen tv
- family rooms
- multilingual staff
- outdoor pool
- free breakfast
- pets allowed
- rooftop bar
- rooftop terrace
- private balcony
10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great Location, Breathtaking views but...
"The hotel is on Verde Nastro leading out of Sorrento into the hills. If you think you can stroll into town (or crawl back) think again- it is a good 7 kilometres up a steep hill (with the usual maniac Italian drivers)
Taking each matter in turn:
1. Rooms: the rooms are clean and ours had a small terrace and an ensuite bathroom. The bathroom was fine but some reason the cleaning staff disapproved of our use of the bath mat as a bath mat! Clean towels were provided every day and the room was tidied everyday. The only bad points were: the room was noisy in that you could hear people walking outside and if you sat on the terrace then people passing by could look into your room; there was no safe; and, the room was poorly lit. The kitchen was useful but could have been provided with tea making facilities/ coffee.
2. The Staff: the owner and his family was fantastic- very very helpful.
3. Catering: breakfast was provided but seemed expensive for what it was. Instead, we popped in to a supermarket in town and bought the basics and had breakfast on our terrace- the view, afterall, was spectacular.
4. Location: very easy to get into town. The local bus company have regular buses down to Sorrento; and, in the opposite direction to Amalafi and Positano. As the ticket, available from the hotel's reception, only cost 1 euro each way per person, it was a cheap way of getting down.
The only problem was that the bus, especially in the mornings, was overcrowded with tourists and often the driver would just drive by due to over- crowding. In the evenings, the bus only left from the main train station in Sorrento and there was always some confusion on where the buses were going. We, in advertenly, got on the wrong bus once and had to walk to the hotel. The bus drivers are incredibly useless and almost look on tourists with disdain.
5. Local restaurants: As there is no substantial catering facilities at the hotel, you are best getting your own provisions for your lunch if you choose to stay up at the hotel. There is a local restaurant- Don Pedro's- which can pick you up from the hotel and drop you off but I think it is only really open in the evenings but it is a great night out. Pedro himself will go out of his way to accommodate your needs- his son even picked us up from the roadside and gave us a lift to our hotel when we got on the wrong bus!
The hotel can also arrange dinner at another retaurant known affectionately as 'The Farm House', who's owners can pick you up and drop you off at the hotel. The Farm House have a much more seasonal and local menu and many of the other diners were locals. Unfortunately the owners did no provide menus and merely provided suggestions and this hit you when you asked for the bill!
6. Transfers from the airport. Naples is the nearest airport. It is a trek from the airport to the hotel. You have to catch a bus from the airport to Naples (6 euro/ 20 min), then the Circumvesuvio train to Sorrento (4 euros/ 90 min), then wait and catch a bus to the hotel (1 Euro- 20 min but waiting could easily be 90 min).
Do not catch a taxi from the airport to the hotel- one other guest was charged 150 euro for a taxi from the rank- that's right- Â£100 or US$140!!!!!!! If you do not want the hassle of public transport or if you arrive late at night, like we did, call the hotel ahead and they can arrange for a transfer. The driver met us at arrivals (he was there 1 hr before we arrived) and drove us to the hotel in the comfort of his Mercedes for 85 euro.
Altogether it was a lovely hotel. Many others stay in town but the town is overcrowded with tourists and with no view. It is really a question of balancing up whether or not you want to be in the thick of it in town or you want a more relaxing, yet detached, holiday"
- Travel date: Fri 12th of May 2006
Desiderio di tornare: wish to go back
"2006: one week in March.
The building is on the rugged side of the hill at 360 meters above the sea down there. The entrance and the reception are on the platform roof at the road level, and you go down to the very well lighted apartments to enter from your terrace trough the large glassdoor of your balcony. The apartment is faced the Gulf of Naples: you can see from Sorrento to Pompei to the Vesuvio as far as Naples and over towards Ischia on the left. Efficient and noiseless personnel; the owners are courteous and always disposed to help you; very very fresh equipments. Olive and lemon-trees. Round you the nature still agricultural.
I wish go back in Autumn."
- Travel date: Mon 17th of April 2006
Great Place to Stay
"Stayed at Le Terrazze April 2006. Gorgeous View, Nice room. Staff Courteous and Helpful. Good breakfast. Antonio went out his way to be helpful.
Bus to Sorrento at front door. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay"
- Travel date: Thu 13th of April 2006
Million Dollar Views with Room and Board for Cheap!
"Aside from its amazing views and definitive Italian charm, this place reminded me of the cheaper hotels we used to stay in when I went to the beach as a youngster. Though it may not have all of the luxuries some people need, like marble bathrooms and cushy mattress covers, we were comfortable, and I would recommend it.
The hotel is perched on the side of the mountain overlooking Sorrento and the water. Due to the geography, every room faces the view. Most rooms have patios with tables and chairs which serve as front entryways into the rooms, and, thus, meeting places for neighboring tourists. Our quadruple room was a comfortable size, with a kitchen, a dining area, and a second sleeping area in the loft. If you are a worrier traveling with accident-prone people like young kids or the elderly, you will probably want to take the loft, considering the sharp-looking concrete circular stairs and iron railings leading up. The kid in me really wanted to sleep up in there, but my husband and I chose the big bed beneath it. It turned out that in this hotel and most of the others we visited in Italy, the "big" beds are really two smaller beds pushed together and made up as one. Surprisingly, this didn't bother us at all. The sleeping areas here could have been more private, with doors instead of curtains, but that wouldn't really work because the bedrooms have no windows, as they're set into the mountain. That was fine for us; we didn't go to the coast to hang out in the bedroom all day. We stayed here two nights and were perfectly happy. We parked easily at the hotel and, upon recommendation of Le Terrazze's friendly owner, ate at the inexpensive restaurant next door both nights. Between the three of us, we tried almost everything on the menu. It is simple, fresh, homemade Italian food, and I highly recommend it (sorry- don't have the name, but there's only one). We enjoyed the house wine, and not driving!
If you go, I recommend asking the front desk about how to catch the bus down into Sorrento, which is a total traffic nightmare. Parking in tourist areas is impossible, especially if you are not fluent in Italian, and even if you are, beware: we met an Italian police officer's wife, who had just gotten a parking ticket. At least they were enjoying Le Terrazze.
This is an inexpensive hotel with amazing views and a great restaurant next door. We recommend it for travelers on a budget!"
- Travel date: Fri 21st of October 2005
We wouldn't recommend this hotel
"We did not experience the nice rooms the other reviewers had. Our rooms (2) were dark and had an oder in them. The staff was friendly and helpful but we wouldn't stay there again."
- Travel date: Fri 21st of October 2005
"People this place is great you must go there!
The wiev it's breathtaking,the staff it's absolutely fantastic and the location of the place give you the option to have nice walks in the nature and in the same time you have everythink you need around you."
- Travel date: Wed 19th of October 2005
"Had a fantastic time at this hotel. The view is stunning and well worth the bus ride up the hill. Apartments spotless and well equipped, nice balcony facing the sea. Staff were friendly and helpful, so much so that when we forgot our passports on the way home the owner went out of his way to personally deliver them to us!
Great for a romantic holiday!"
- Travel date: Fri 23rd of September 2005
"This hotel cancelled our reservation 'due to technical difficulties' the day before we arrived. They dumped us in a hotel in the town, overlooking the main road, family was split up into two rooms. The hotel may be great but watch out for customer service and cancelled bookings."
- Travel date: Wed 24th of August 2005
Very pleasent hotel!
"Myself, husband and son stayed at this hotel recently.
After an interesting journey from Rome detouring along the Amalfi cost with the everso sensible Italian motorists, we finally arrived.
After the long journey we were shown to a big comfortable clean room.
Everyone else is right about the views, they are breath taking.
Although it has no restaurant we could use the adjoining hotel. The food was very pleasent and reasonably priced.
Visiting nearby mount vesuvious and Pompeii was very interresting and highly recommended.
The only down side i would say is that the bedroom walls are very thin so the noise from the adjoining rooms at night were a bit irritating.
Other than that it was fantastic and we are considering using the hotel again in the near future to visit a few more sites around the area.
- Travel date: Tue 9th of August 2005
A very lovely hotel
"As we have some relatives in Napoli, we visited your beautiful town and spent a week in Sorrento staiyng at this nice hotel Residence Le Terrazze, situated in a quite area up on the Sorrento's hills.
Thanks to its good position we visited also the surrounding areas like Pompei, Amalfi and Capri.
The view from this hotel was breathtaking, wonderful...
The place is very quiet and far from the chaos of the city. It's very easy to take a bus to reach Sorrento and back in 10-15 minutes (they have the bus stop just outside the entrance and you're given a timetable when you arrive).Anyway if you have a car like us, they offer a free parking.
The hotel is nice and agreeable: our room was fantastic and cleaned every day. From our balcony we enjoyed the amazing view and sometimes we had dinner here, (as in the apartment there was a kitchen corner with all cooking facilities) and this was simply marvellous.
In the morning they serve a delicious breakfast full of different types of sweets, and drinks in a nice sea view breakfast dining room: we preferred the same table every day as we loved the view.
The swimming pool was very clean, it also had a wonderful view on Sorrento city and the new bar on the area, was well organized with different types of snaks, ice creams, and cold drinks.
The hotel staff was very welcoming, helpful, and friendly.
This hotel corresponds esactly at the description on the internet site.
We would totally recommend this hotel to other people and we undoubtedly want to go back as soon as possible!"
- Travel date: Fri 24th of June 2005