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Three nights in Sorrento before Rome cruise

Old Sep 16th, 2009, 01:16 PM
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Three nights in Sorrento before Rome cruise

My husband and I are looking to spend three nights in Sorrento as a home base for touring the Amalfi coast with a trip to Capri or Pompei for one day. We are renting a car at the airport in Rome, and will drive to Sorrento. We are leaving on a cruise out of Rome on the afternoon of the fourth day. We're looking for a clean, comfortable hotel with a great view, hoping to stay under 200 euros per night. It doesn't have to be over the top lux. We will most likely be out touring during the day. Any suggestions? Thanks, everyone.
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Old Sep 16th, 2009, 01:58 PM
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What time do you have to be at the cruise port on the 4th day? It is close to 4 hours from Sorrento to Civitavecchia, by car.

You could rethink having the car. From Sorrento, you won't need it for Capri or Pompei.

What time of year is your trip?
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Old Sep 16th, 2009, 02:40 PM
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We stayed at The Grand Excelsior Vittoria several years ago in Sorrento, we did not have a car. We took the train there from Naples and then took the bus to see the Amalfi Coast. Very nice and great view. They probably have a web site.
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Old Sep 16th, 2009, 02:41 PM
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We need to be at the harbor to board the cruise around 3 pm. We figured on leaving Sorrento after breakfast, should be plenty of time. The trip is in early October. Any ideas on a hotel for us?
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A couple of years ago we stayed at Hotel Settimo Cielo (7th heaven) in Sorrento (www.hotelsettimocielo.com). It is high above the marina and a very easy walk into town. All rooms have a great view, ours also had a huge terrace. Breakfast was provided and there is a pool with spectacular views over the water. Check it out on tripadvisor.com The hotel is very pleasant and would be within your budget. We'd stayed there again in a heartbeat!
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Oops. Make that "We'd stay there again in a heartbeat!"
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Try the Imperial Tramontano Hotel in Sorrento. You'd probably have to take a garden view room to stay within your budget (especially as there will probably be an overnight parking charge), but the views from the lobby, garden and other public areas are hard to beat. Location is excellent.

http://www.hoteltramontano.it/en_index.php
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Old Sep 16th, 2009, 06:20 PM
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I would definitely keep a car - makes traveling down to Sorrento, along the coast and to Pompeii much more convenient.

Also the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is great - but the posted rates start at about $350. You might find a good deal if off season - but it's definitely luxe and the prices match.
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Old Sep 17th, 2009, 04:40 AM
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As it turns out, we have enough Hilton points to stay for free at the Hilton Palace for the three nights. "Free" is hard to pass up these days. It looks like that's what we'll go for.
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You aren't planning on returning your car in Naples are you?
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Old Sep 17th, 2009, 11:15 AM
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Our plan is to drive the car back to Rome. The question is whether we take it back to the airport (FCO) and get a shuttle from there to the port of Civitavecchia, or rent from a company that has a drop point at the port. We are finding it tough to get a reservation for an automatic. I'd appreciate any advice on the car rental, too.
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