We stayed at Grand Hotel La Favorita in Sorrento for four nights. We chose to stay in Sorrento for the Amalfi Coast portion of our trip because we were there in late March, a bit early for the true season, so not really beach weather and it was a good central location to see much of the Amalfi Coast. Grand Hotel La Favorita is very well located, just a quick walk from the main center of town and definitely quieter than staying on the main piazza. It is a beautiful hotel, with very large common areas,
a huge breakfast room and a nice rooftop terrace with loungers and a pool (although the pool was drained while we were there).
The breakfast buffet was a large selection of pastries and baked goods but not too many hot food items, which was a disappointment considering how large their spread was. But this is very typical of Italy.
We had a deluxe room and the kids and my parents each had a standard room. Our room was quite large.
We had a balcony and a view of the ocean from the side of the balcony.
We also had two sinks, a large bathtub and a shower.
Our room and bathroom was a bit larger than the standard, but the standard was also quite nice, and I would not hesitate to stay in one in the future.
The room did get a bit stuffy, and it was too early in the season for them to turn on the air conditioner, but they did bring us a fan. We also slept with the window open, but often the noise of people walking down below did not completely stop until about 1:30am.The wifi is free (no password), but when you return to your room it did sometimes take a few minutes to get going. My parents did have one small issue – their beds were put together but made as two twins rather than a Queen/King. After some communication difficulties the maids came quickly and fixed it. Overall we found the staff to be very helpful.
One nifty feature was a built in plug into the safe. Great for charging phones/iPads/computers that you may want to leave in the safe during the day.
Overall we were very happy with our stay and would consider staying there again in the future!