Need to know
Twelve, with one junior suite.
11.30am, but flexible. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $218.75 (€191), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.50 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include Continental breakfast.
Reservations on request for private beach at La Tonnarella, 200 metres from the hotel. There are stairs direct down to the sea from La Minervetta; be prepared for the climb back.
At the hotel
Flatscreen TV, Sky TV, free WiFi. Crabtree & Evelyn bathroom products, solarium.
Our favourite rooms
All rooms are sea-facing with fantastic views: some have floor-to-ceiling windows; some balconies. Rooms 7 and 8, 11 and 12 are adjoining pairs, good for families. The junior suite has two balconies and a large walk-in hydro massage shower, though no bath.
The giant outdoor hydro massage tub opens on 1 May each year, with wooden loungers and towels provided.
Nautical but nice attire for sea jaunts: a breton-striped top and some designer boat loafers.
At the main port in Sorrento, where you catch boats to the islands, the hotel can pre-book you a parking space in the underground carpark, which is usually full by 9am.
For 2018 stays, under-12s can share parents’ rooms, with cots provided at no extra charge (book beforehand), and extra beds at €50 a night (€80 in high season). Babysitting can be organised. From 1 January 2019, the hotel is strictly grownups only.