Need to know
Twelve, with one junior suite.
11.30am, but flexible. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $247.74 (€218), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
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.