This is part ten of a twelve part trip report from my travels to Prague, Nice, Bratislava, Sorrento, and Rome. This trip picture report covers my return to the Hilton Sorrento. I last visited this property about a year ago (Trip Report – Hilton Sorrento Palace Hotel – Great Views & Executive Lounge) and had an excellent stay. This time was no different, the executive lounge was once again fantastic as were the views from our upgraded room.
- Delta BusinessElite 767-300ER JFK-PRG (Prague)
- Hilton Prague Old Town
- CSA Czech Airlines Crystal Lounge Prague
- Czech Airlines PRG-NCE (Nice) / NCE-PRG
- Le Méridien Nice
- Nice Côte d’Azur Lounge
- Sheraton Bratislava
- SmartWings PRG-NAP (Naples)
- Hilton Sorrento Palace Hotel
- Marriott Autograph Collection – Boscolo Palace Roma
- Alitalia Giotto Lounge Rome
- Alitalia B777-200ER New Magnifica Business Class FCO-JFK
The hotel is quite close to the main Sorrento train station, though it’s a trek uphill. This time we decided to walk it and let’s just say you are going to sweat! The Hilton is located atop a hill and you’ll be walking straight up if you choose to go by foot from the train. It took us about 15 minutes to walk, a taxi ride is less than 5 minutes and costs 12-15 Euro.
Check-in was once again fast and efficient. I was informed that I had been upgraded to an Executive King with great views due to my HHonors Gold status. I was actually more concerned about the Executive Lounge access. It’s extremely valuable at this property as it includes a beautiful outdoor patio overlooking Sorrento, the Bay of Naples, and Mt. Vesuvius (on a clear day)…perfect for breakfast and evening cocktails and snacks. The Executive Level also has its own private rooftop pool.
The room was essentially the same as I had last time, though the shower was a tub with a regular shower head as opposed to the separate shower with multiple jets that I had on my previous visit.
The rooms on the 5th floor each have their own outdoor area with chairs and a table thanks to the extended roof structure on that floor. Note that most people leave their blinds open so watch where you walk…
Welcome gift of water and fruits, though there are multiple complimentary waters in the room and a lounge full of them.
Separate twin bed for an additional guest or storage…
Automated controls on both sides of the bed and at the desk to control all lighting as well as the blinds. Numerous outlets, including one universal plug.
Up to the lounge known as the Settimo Club…
Full American & Continental Breakfast 7-11
Midday Snacks 11:30-3
Tea Time 3-6
Evening Snacks 6-8
The breakfast was pretty standard, though the fruit was extremely fresh. It’s also nice that they have different local appetizers each night. Amongst other drinks, there’s a ton of different waters to choose from, but take more than one and you’ll be watched. We literally had staff members watching over us to see what we were going to do with the other bottle. I’m not talking casually watching either, they placed someone inside the lounge but just close enough to us outside that they could ensure we were drinking the water and not bringing it back upstairs. Guests who attempted to remove food or drinks were stopped by the lounge gestapo upon trying to enter the elevators!
That said, the lounge really is valuable with great wines, unlimited beer, and quality food. There’s plenty of indoor seating but everyone was outside…
Private Executive Level Pool –
Public Pools… Similar to last time, we used the Hilton as a base to explore Capri and the greater Amalfi Coast so there wasn’t much pool time, however the pool is quite nice and also has great views overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
Departure gift in our room the final night – some local Limoncello
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