Maison La Minervetta
Comments from members who have stayed at Maison La Minervetta
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Stayed on 14 Sep 2012
This hotel is perfect for...
• Honeymoons • Romantic breaks • Peace and quiet • Lazy days
What I liked
The hotel Minervetta is ideally situated just above the quaint fishing harbour, Marina Grande, ensuring you visit the most tranquil area of Sorrento. The hotel is so unique and quirky, with the most magnificent views across the bay to Naples and Sorrento. We stayed in room 3 which had to be the best in the hotel, although I can't imagine any of the rooms having a bad view. We were looked after extremely well with just the right amount of interaction. There were many highlights but breakfast served on the terrace by Francesca would be difficult to beat; also, admiring the views day and night from every quiet corner of the hotel's many vantage points. Home via the steps was easily managed with a few stops to admire the view yet again and at least you felt like you had earned your nightcap. We will certainly be visiting the hotel again but next time we may not leave the room!
What could be better
The hotel excelled itself in every way and I honestly don't think they could have done anything better.
We enjoyed an afternoon in the fishing port in a traditional bar overlooking the bay that was nothing to look at but the lady who served us was delightful and it was the most relaxing place we had been to for a long time. Away from the hustle and bustle of Sorrento main town at the bottom of the steps leading to the marina piccolo.
Stayed on 7 Jul 2012
This was a truly fantastic hotel. Staff were brilliant and really friendly, superb location on the cliffs above the Marina, and a short-ish walk in to Sorrento itself. Probably not great for kids due to the hundreds of steps down to the Marina and back up, but the views are fantastic – as is just about everything else.
Stayed on 10 Jun 2012
Amazing hotel set in beautiful surroundings. Wish we had stayed longer. We will definitely go back there. Il Buco restaurant was as good as everyone said – don't miss it. Sorrento is lovely, also well worth a trip to Capri by boat. Positano and Amalfi were stunning too. Would advise a transfer from Naples: driving was quite scary, even for someone who is used to driving abroad and the road signs are not great in Naples.
Stayed on 29 Apr 2012
We had the best holiday we've ever had at Maison La Minervetta Hotel – it’s fab! I strongly suggest booking room three; it’s the best in the hotel with amazing views. The hotel recommended the best restaurant, Inn Buffalito (www.innbufalito.it/), which had a lovely rustic setting, delicious food and we were well taken care of.
Stayed on 15 Mar 2012
Five minutes' walk from Sorrento, this small, chic and intimate hotel commands the most spectacular views over the Bay of Naples. We arrived to a warm welcome by Florianna who appears to be the lynchpin of the place, always there and always on hand to help with advice about where to see or where to eat etc. Our room, room 6, was beautiful and spotless with a fantastic window offering the most panoramic views. The communal areas of the hotel are amazing. From the minute you walk in the door from the outside there are photographs, interesting artwork and a wealth of local and colourful pottery. There is also a huge array of what we would call coffee table books. The kitchen is amazing and kitted out in modern stainless steel but these hard features are then softened by mainstream blue and white tiles interspersed by bright and cheerful majolica bursts of colour.
Stayed on 23 Jul 2011
While in Sorrento you must go to Capri and hire a boat from Capri Whales (ask at the hotel for details). There's a grocer’s shop a couple of doors up from the boat rental, where they make excellent sandwiches for a picnic, and then you become master and commander of the seas as you circumnavigate the island (you can also do this with a guide). Only once did we go to a restaurant that had not been recommended by the hotel, and that was a mistake, so make sure you ask. The staff are only too keen to help.
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Stayed on 12 Sep 2009
We went to one restaurant while we were in Rome, which I highly recommend. It was suggested to us by the hotel staff and is called Grano (www.ristorantegrano.it; + 39 (0)66 819 2096), situated by Piazza Rondanini, close to Piazza Navona. They served Italian cuisine at its finest, but not over-priced. The clientele was a mixture of locals and tourists, the staff were very helpful, and the place itself was charming, with great atmosphere. The food really was superb, it was a great experience.
Stayed on 15 Aug 2009
Il Delfino (just at the bottom of the hotel steps) is the perfect spot for a long lunch overlooking the bay – get an outdoor table running down the side of the indoor section. Fantastic fresh seafood and family run atmosphere – the house white is also excellent (better than most others we had from other restaurants by the bottle). Make sure you visit Il Buco, wonderful food and great service but with a relaxed feel (+39 (0)81 878 2354). The tasting menu and wine matching was amazing. Unfortunately we didn't visit until our last night, otherwise we would have been back several times, as the à la carte menu looked as if it was relatively good value for the amazing standard of food).
Stayed on 21 Jul 2009
Make sure you find the time to visit Capri. Jump in a taxi at the port and head straight to Anacapri, the pretty little village in the hills above Capri town. From here you can take a chairlift up to the peak of Monte Solaro where the views are amazing. It’s a 30-minute walk back to Anacapri (or 10 minutes on the chairlift) where you can spend time looking around Villa San Michele. If you have the energy, there are 1000 steps, starting from the museum in Anacapri, which lead down to Capri town. It takes about an hour but the views are fantastic. Reward yourself with a glass of prosecco in the main piazza while you watch the ‘beautiful people’ shopping.
Stayed on 1 Jul 2009
Try the sunbathing platform at Delfino in Marina Grande (+39 (0)81 878 2038) below - avoids an unsavoury dash for the limited beds at the hotel and the refreshing sea breeze makes for fantastic sunbathing. Lovely seafood lunch and local wines on tap!
Stayed on 28 Dec 2008
Don't confine yourself to simply looking at the amazing views of the Bay of Naples from La Minervetta, become part of the scenery too by taking a boat trip to the beautiful little island of Capri. After only 20 minutes by hydrofoil and a quick hop in the funicular, you can relax in one of the cafés in the square and people-watch, browse the great shops there, or just enjoy the spectacular sea views.
Stayed on 28 Oct 2008
The town of Ravello near Sorrento is worth the trip and, while there, eat at Cumpa Cosimo, for great local food and great atmosphere.
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