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“Disgusting Hotel”
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Hotel Cavour
Ranked #119 of 142 Sorrento B&B and Inns
Reviewed 15 June 2016

There is no cell service in the room and the wifi barely works in the lobby. The breakfast was hard boiled eggs, cornflakes, and lunch meat. The rooms are nasty and the beds are extremely hard and thin. My room had no hot water and there was barely any plugs in the room. It was just gross and is not in a prime location. It is very outdated and dingy. Many things are broken within the hotel and the rooms. DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU WANT A GOOD SLEEP OR EXPERIENCE.

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

This was a nice size hotel, but I honestly did not spend enough time at it to give it a great review. Although it was spacious, the shower was VERY small and the bathroom layout was not convenient. The room was a nice size with a balcony overlooking some vegetation. The beds were alright as far as comfort goes. The location is not close to town, and although it is a nice downhill walk going into town, the trudge back up is not as pleasant. You could take a bus to get to and from town, but it was a confusing talking to the staff so we decided it would be easier to walk.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Meaghan C
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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Well, it's what you expect from a relatively cheap hotel. But overall, it wasn't too bad. The decor was a bit dated and seemed a bit old fashioned. I stayed in a 4 person room with a few friends as this was part of a school trip. And this week was great!

Back to the rooms, although they were out dated, they were a comfortable side for all of us to fit. The bunkbeds on one side of the room were okay but they were very loud and squeaky. They also felt a bit unstable from the top. The double bed was a decent size. We had plenty of room between two people. Our bathroom was fine although the showers could have done with a bit of refurbishment. The corridors leading up to the rooms where very gloomy and actually quite scary in the middle of the night!

The food is kind of what you expect. For breakfast, we had cereal, really hard (probably stale) bread that was probably left over from the week before. We were provided with a packed lunch everyday as we were out and about. These were very basic. A sandwich, drink, an Apple, and maybe a price of cake. And for dinner, we had a bowl of pasta to start every day (and another crusty roll), a done kind of meat and potatoes for the main course. These were a good size portion and there was often too much to eat. From the resturant, there is a great view across the bay and of mount Vesuvius.

The staff were very friendly. Although speaking to them in English was a slight problem as they spoke very little of it.

The hotel is in a great position. It is just up the hill from the old town of Sorrento. It's probably just a 5 minute walk down the hill. The facilities at the hotel were basic. There was limited WiFi in the lobby area only. And there was also a small pool. This was great for the summer afternoons when the weather got very hot. But on one edge of the pool is a very large ledge that is very easy to loose things down. Things such as beachballs which seem to go down there very frequently. But the friendly staff went down to get it for us 3 or 4 times.

Overall, the hotel is a great hotel of you don't want to spend much time there and plan to do other things outside of the hotel.

Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
1  Thank Billy R
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Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

I was there as part of a school trip and was unpleasantly surprised when I arrived. Despite it being 30 degrees on our visit, the pool was empty (no relaxing for us then). The hallways were dark and quite daunting and our room was a disgrace! The lamp on the ceiling was on the brink of falling, there was damp on the walls, there were hairs in the shower, there bunk beds were rickety and unsafe and the balcony was full of cobwebs.

The only thing I found enjoyable was the breakfast and the view of Mount Vesuvius out of the restaurant window.

Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We could have had an enjoyable Sorrento experience (6th to 13th September, 2015) had it not been for this sub-standard hotel where we had to stay for 4 nights as part of a two-centre Rome / Sorrento package with Mistral European Tours. Not a cheap holiday but the operators don't tell you the name of the "hotel??" until you have booked and paid. The place was dreadful and depressing! Musty, dark rooms 3 floors down from reception complete with 2 single beds and 2 tubular bunk beds!!! Dodgy windows and electrics, broken toilet seat, toilet door wouldn't close, ancient telephone which didn't work. Television almost on the ceiling with no British channel anyway. Food was terrible, uninteresting and inedible in the evening and at breakfast - incurred more expense in having to eat out. Rooms were like dormitories in a hostel. No hotel ambiance for having a drink at the bar etc., in fact it was a bother if you asked for a drink as they had no suitable glasses or change to give you and just a young inexperienced boy serving! Only school parties who noisily arrive during the night, adding to the barking of the caged-up dog from the adjoining property, would be happy to stay here!! "Recently renovated" - no way!! Worst place we have stayed in Sorrento and this was our 6th time. No way a superior 3 star hotel as Mistral advertises!!! 3 star rating must be years old, Cavour is more of a 1 star. We echo all that has been said by other travellers who were also with Mistral at this hotel. We felt cheated and disheartened after looking forward to our holiday in a nice hotel and in this day and age this is what you should get after paying a hefty price and putting your trust in a British tour operator!! Never again will we book a holiday with Mistral European Tours if the Hotel Cavour is what they think their clients are happy with! All in all it was a joke of a place for a holiday - just a roof over your head, that was about it!!! We have never felt it necessary to complain about a hotel before - all of the hotels we have stayed in in Sorrento have lived up to our expectations and in fact exceeded them!!

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank GeoJacq
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Additional Information about Hotel Cavour

Address: Via Capo 37, 80067, Sorrento, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Sorrento
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #119 of 142 B&Bs / Inns in Sorrento
Price Range: €70 - €82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Cavour 3*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Cavour has been recently renovated and is elegantly furnished and set in a panoramic location known at Capo di Sorrento, a calm and peaceful zone only minutes away from the tourist centre of Sorrento.Featuring a spacious lounge for pleasant evenings. The restaurant has glass paneling on all sides, offering a wonderful sea view, providing delicious cuisine.Hotel Cavour is set amongst a wonderful lush and green landscape, and provides a splendid view overlooking the gulf of Naples and the Vesuvius. ... more   less 
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