Wonderful hotel in Sorrento – Review of Grand Hotel La Favorita, Sorrento, Italy


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!

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2 responses to “Rome 2006”

  1. Melanie says:

    Great blog that I discovered today from your link on the Fodors forum! My husband and I are planning a 2 week trip with my girls who will be 7 and 9 at the time and have options between early April, anytime in July or early October. We are planning to fly into Venice and out of Rome, spending time in Lombardy and Abruzzo in between. Do you have a recommendation for the best time of year weather and crowd wise to travel to Italy given our available options above? Thank you!!

    • Judy Gambee says:

      Melanie – glad you found the blog – the Fodors forum is an excellent source of information!! With respect to crowds and weather – I would skip July – it will be very hot and very crowded! We have been to Italy four times – twice in late March and twice in June. Our first trip in late March the weather was really great, the second time was pretty rainy – but that had been a rainy year (my daughter had been studying in Rome that semester and she said it rained a lot that year). Our first trip in June was unbearably hot – particularly in Rome. Our second trip in June was nice but then we also stayed in Northern Italy for that trip. I can only imagine that July would be very hot.

      According to historical weather info (I just looked at Rome) it appears that early Oct might be a little warmer than early April but the days are longer in April. I had always heard that Europe in early Oct was a great time to go so we did that for the first time this past Oct (Brussels, Berlin and Budapest) and I have to say it was unusually cold and rainy so I’m a little hesitant to recommend Oct (though apparently that was an anomaly). I think both early April and early Oct will be good for not super big crowds. I’m not sure if you are planning for 2016 or 2017 – just recommend you check when Easter is the year you are going if plan for April. Our first trip we specifically did not want to be there then but our other time in March we were actually in Sorrento on Easter and really enjoyed the festivities!!

      Sounds like you are planning a wonderful trip!!

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