Grand Hotel Royal – Sorrento

AMALFI COAST IN GENERAL

Oh man, perfect location right near the center, the train station, and the shore.
It’s a large complex that could almost be kitschy but they pull it off. The pool area is large and nice. The patio dining is plentiful. The rooms are large. And the best part is a seaside “beach” (there’s not much of a beach anywhere in the cliff laden town of sorrento so the nice hotels use docks as beaches). We are talking good chairs, a staircase right into the sea, bar service, and kind of a rad walk through passages bored through the mountain to get down to it. It’s far but totally worth it (the lift is there too, but you’ve been in an elevator before).
No pay per view. Room service was good but it’s 6 euros per person just to get it!. Mini bar was good. Our balcony was large but looked at very little. Bathroom was old as fuck and shower was meh.
$300 a night.

Notes

-As far as amenities go, I’m not sure this hotel is very beatable in Sorrento. It’s perhaps ever so slightly off the center of town, but we are talking nominally.
-Breakfast was one of the bigger spreads that we saw, PLUS, an omelet station, yup, heaven.