We are pleased to share with you the most beautiful reviews received over the past months.
For this reason we have compiled the ranking of the best reviews: our pride and the reason to do our best to make our guests’ stay the most pleasant as possible.
Our tour scheduled 3 nights here and it was an ideal location for Capri and Amalfi Coast adventures. This property is one of several family-owned hotels and this one is pretty much right in the center of town … so much so that you become a “neighbor” witnessing the folks, hanging out their laundry and hosting family events. This is what the real people do; it is not a sanitized version of a fancy uppity hotel with fancy visitors. Loved it!
The dinner we had here was off-the-charts excellent (one of our favorites in all of Italy) and it was not a banquet-style meal. Everything was excellent, well prepared (the chef takes obvious pride) and … how many circles can I give the food? Five is not enough.
The character and charm exceeded our expectations. This truly was a converted grand home and we loved the character that still remained in the rooms. Antique furnishings, nice dark wood accents, the French-door to the small balcony, even the slightly dysfunctional shower all said “this is old Italy, Sorrento style.” We managed with the inconveniences and chalked them up to contributions to very unique experiences.
Street noise can be an issue and ear plugs always make those situations better (we prefer the silicone version to completely block noise). We never travel without them!
During our stay here, we found the staff exceedingly attentive in every respect (even 3 am departures); someone always greeted us and went out of their ways to make us comfortable. As a 3 am departure person, the coffee and pastries were just what the doctor ordered.
As a highlight (for us), our room overlooked a lovely private courtyard where grandma and grandson had some very special moments. Sorry to be a voyeur, but I can only say their fun and games made Sorrento so personal and intimate; the people were “real” and the experience to touch their lives will be some of our favorite memories during our entire time in Italy.
The breakfast offerings were so nice. The lobby was small but intimate. The urban setting made it convenient to do what-ever (including putting together an in-room early dinner).
As an aside, the shower will wash the floor regardless of how carefully one tried to secure the shower curtain. Towels mop things up well. It just goes with the quirkiness of the area and experience. This is the stuff stories are made from so, just adapt and appreciate and experience real Italy.
On_the_go for Hotel Central on 23 September 2016
The hotel property was very nice and in a great location, but best of all the EXCELLENT service provided by all the hotel personnel, extremely helpful and kind!! I also left in my room accidentally my camera and the hotel called me to let me know so I was able to go back to the hotel and get it. also, I recommend the food at their restaurant from their Chef. Hope to go back to Hotel central sometime soon!
Claudia G for Hotel Central on 23 September 2016
I stayed here for 3 night as part of a tour group. The hotel was great. Great rooms with a refrigerator. We had a room with a view of the pool deck and Mt Vesuvius. We never went to the pool but others said they enjoyed it. The breakfast was decent, the dinner was just eh. As for the walk to the center down the street… it takes 10-15 minutes down a busy street with a very narrow sidewalk. I guess if you live or are from NYC this is not a big deal because this was never a concern for me. Unless you really do not like walking or have some physical ailments, the walk is fine.
Tracyrock for Hotel Central on 07 January 2017
Stayed two nights as part of a tour group. We had been in Italy for a week & had trouble sleeping because PRIOR beds were VERY hard, as well as pillows. (Felt like plywood covered by a sheet!) The beds & pillows at Hotel Central were much more comfortable!
The staff was very friendly, as well. Good food, too.
We would stay at this hotel again!
Talbot P for Hotel Central on 27 February 2017
Great buffet breakfast, cool a/c in room, comfy bed.
Very nice rooftop patio with fantastic view.
A ten minute walk from the main square, but easy on the eyes, with a cool drink in one’ hand:)
Staff helpful, very clean. A room on the street side is fine, but a sea view room would be preferable.
Iainincan P for Hotel Central on 17 March 2017
Beautiful place to visit.
Hotel- clean. Staff- very helpful and attentive. Food- average we were half board and some nights food were average and others it was good. I suppose it depended on what you ordered.
Used shuttled bus quite a bit but also walked into town and back a few times. Good if you are fit and able.Booked trips through Thomson as well as the hotel.
Highly recommend Carpi. Wish we had more time to see more places.
100% loved Italy. People are lovely, weather was nice and sights fantastic.
Turner62 P for Hotel Cristina on 30 October 2016
The location and views were all we had hoped for but what made the holiday for us was the Hotel Cristina. Fabulous food, fabulous hospitality and a comfortable room. I cannot praise the staff enough very friendly, obliging, nothing was to much trouble, so I would like to say a big thank you. I have to say I cannot praise this hotel highly enough. Sheila & David 19th-26th September 2016.
David S P for Hotel Cristina on 12 November 2016
Think its probably all been said about this amazing hotel. My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary here in July, we try to celebrate this occasion in a different country/location each year. Hotel Christina and Sorrento has been one of the best. Hotel, location, food & staff are just wonderful, we sat outside for our meals & had the most wonderful view across the Bay of Naples.
Please take the time to explore saint Angello its a lovely town with access to the Lido without going into Sorrento.
We caught the excellent shuttle bus a few times but walked into Sorrento most of the time (10 minute walk).
RivaScotl for Hotel Cristina on 31 December 2016
My second time here with a group and still impressed. Wonderful straff, good food and easy access to Sorrento thanks to their shuttlebus service. I highly recommend them. From here you can reach Pompeii, Amalfi and Capri for your day trips.
Ann R for Hotel Cristina on 4 April 2017
My husband and I have just returned from a four night break. Prior to arriving at the hotel I had contacted them by email regarding methods of transfer from Naples airport. They provided very detailed information which enabled us to get to Hotel Cristina easily. We chose to take the bus direct from the airport for 10€ each. DO NOT CONSIDER HIRING A CAR – the drivers are completely bonkers.
We arrived just after 9pm, tired and hungry. We had missed the last entry to the restaurant but the lovely receptionist rang through to the restaurant and arranged with Francesco for us to go there immediately.
We stayed in room 504, on the same level as the restaurant, with amazing views of the bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. The room was very clean and had a large balcony.
The hotel is situated up a steep hill (which is why the views are to die for). It took approx 15 minutes to walk into the centre of Sorrento. It wasn’t a particularly pleasant walk due to the traffic and mad drivers. However, the hotel does run a shuttle bus service throughout the day and into the evening which worked well.
The hotel served as a great base to visit Versuvius, Herculaneum, Amalfi and Capri. We visited all these attractions by using public transport (not organised trips).
The staff in the hotel were amazing. They knew which room number we were in and were always happy to help and advise.
Thank you Hotel Cristina for a memorable holiday.
Debbie b for Hotel Cristina on 13 April 2017
Where to start…clean tidy roomy apartment … We had 2 bathrooms which was amazing..dealing with Sarina was a breeze …communication was prompt and smooth.. The VIEW was amazing from our balcony thru French doors and 2 other Windows .. Air Conditioning fantastic after a warm day… We fell in love with Sorrento the main square and surroundings a small walk from suites and the beach even shorter walk…
I cannot wait to return and would stay nowhere else..
Thank you to Sarina and ALL staff for making this our favourite place in Europe..
Chez1202 for Coltur Suites on 31 August 2016
The Coltur Suites are fantastically located at Marina Grande, a fishing port with fabulous restaurants, beautiful views and friendly people. the apartment was clean and comfortable with everything we required…and we were lucky enough to have the apartment with a terrace to sit on. Serena was amazing all through the booking process and when we met her in person. we would thoroughly recommend the Coltur Suites and are hoping to return.
Liz w for Coltur Suites on 20 April 2017