Grand Hotel Flora

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Corso Italia 248, Neapolitan Riviera, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy

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80%

Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
26%
122
Very Good
34%
163
Average
20%
96
Poor
12%
57
Terrible
6%
28

Value Score Poor Value

Rated 13% lower than similarly priced 4 star hotels

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  • Families69
  • Couples62
  • Solo100
  • Business50
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    Very nice and very convenient.

    by

    We had an excellent room, quite spacious complete with a balcony with a little bistro set, so we could sit out and enjoy. Plenty of closet space and room for luggage. Nice large bath. The top floor restaurant was excellent and the food was great. The view from up there was breathtaking as the sun set over the sea and the Isle of Capri.

    Unique Quality: Very elegant foyer, extremely helpful staff, didn't stay around long enough to enjoy much in the way of facilities.

  • SANDYKAT's Profile Photo

    Lovely waiting staff

    by

    Ideal location although noisy with being on the main street. Ask for a room with a view of sea as the front rooms overlook a petrol station and you'll never sleep with the traffic noise. The waiting staff were so friendly - just wonderful! Although a 4* hotel, it would only merit 3* in Spain.

    Directions: On the main street, near the centre and train station.

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    Not a 4 star!

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    Just come back from a week at the Flora. I didn't like the hotel that much. Receptionist was NOT friendly. Standard room was very small, no terrace, and we looked at the wall from the hotel nextdoor (1 meter from our window). But is was clean.. oef..

  • Not-so-grand Hotel Flora

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    The Grand Hotel Flora is not exactly a 4 star. Sure, the entrance is grand and impressive, and from the outside the building is top notch, but as soon as you make your way to your room you'll start to feel disappointed. It all looks quite old and dated and is in need of internal renovation. The rooms are basic to say the least, not what you would expect from a 4 star. However it must be said that the cleaning staff make sure it is all spotless so that is one good thing. Another plus is the air conditioning which is necessary in those hot Sorrentine nights.

    The pool is big and well kept, perfect for those hot summer days, however being charged €5/day for the use of a sun lounger is ridiculous when you are already paying a high rate to stay in that hotel. Surely that should come under the provided hotel facilities.

    The staff were nice and helpful and the food is quite good and plentiful. The location is also good, being about 10 minutes walk from Piazza Tasso.

    I don't know how this hotel is a 4 star when there are no sport or spa facilities available, and although very family friendly, the only kids activities were playing at the pool. Perhaps I wouldn't be so critical if it was marketed as a 3 star, and then I might have had a more realistic expectation.

    Overall Sorrento and the surrounding area is amazing, I will definitely be going again, but unless I get a very cheap deal I won't be staying at the Flora again any time soon.

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Hotel Flora was a great hotel...

by tripster

Hotel Flora was a great hotel with a perfect location. right on the main canal and in the center of everything. a nice sitting room for breakfast and relaxing during the hectic day.

Great hotel and base

by A TripAdvisor Member

My boyfriend and I (both in early twenties) have just returned from a week staying in the Grand Hotel Flora. Ideally situated an easy ten minute walk from the centre of Sorrento, we found this hotel clean and comfortable. Our room was spacious and cleaned daily with a change of towels left daily too.

We didn't know you had to pay more to reserve a back room, so were initially quite disappointed with our first floor front room overlooking the busy road. However the noise was blocked out by the double glazed patio doors and people watching before heading out for dinner proved quite interesting! We made use of the fridge and safe and also the air conditioning (air con being free, which we weren't used to from previous holidays in Greece).

The breakfasts were lovely, with a wide choice. We ate dinner in the hotel twice, choosing to go out and explore the rest of the time. The hotels menu was varied and portion sizes large.

We only used the pool a coulpe of times, but found it clean, and although quite deep, there is a ledge in the deeper areas.

Overall a great hotel, ideally situated, would definately return.

Good...mixed with bad!

by A TripAdvisor Member

Me and my other half have just returned from our 2 week holiday at the Grand Hotel Flora. Well....First of all I will start off with the good points. Good location, very near the main square which is a welcomed walk after dinner. Apart from the main road....be warned, the drivers don't seem to care and come from all directions. The hotel lobby and lounge area are very nice, clean and tidy. The pool area can be a bit cramped with all of the sunbeds but there is a decking area which we found better. The pool itself is lovely and due to its shape means you can actually swin in it if you wish to do so!! The sunbeds are charged at 5 euros each, but in 2 weeks we only paid 3 times!! The guy only comes round once a day so if you are conveniently having lunch at the time........ The deck chairs are free and actually quite comfortable...just be careful not to fall backwards off them! Breakfast was very nice, cooked food if you want it, plenty of fruit, cereal, bread, ham, cheeses, croissants. The evening meals can be a bit hit and miss but generally a good choice available and the menu was different every night for the 2 weeks we were there. The waiting staff are very friendly..can't fault them!
Things to look out for......some of the rooms are internal, meaning they have no balcony and a pokey little window!! These are very cramped a bit claustrophobic for a fortnight. We were lucky enough to be moved on our 5th day to a room with a terrace where buliding work was going on!! So as nice as it was to have somewhere to sit you couldn't because of all the dust/dirt and some mornings noise! But the view of the lemon tree made it so much nicer!!!!????? However, the room size was much more welcoming.
Other things to look out for which may make this hotel seem not the 4 star rating it is; serious mould in the bathroom, random holes in the walls, extremely mucky carpets, maintenance men who come into your room and stand on your bed with their dirty shoes on.......and the maids leave the sheets on your bed!!
The hotel has upsides and downsides....but don't they all. We had a fantastic holiday and didn't let the problems we had at the hotel get in the way of anything!
Now that I have given you war and piece on the hotel....I still have washing to do!!

Great hotel

by A TripAdvisor Member

We have just returned from staying at Hotel Flora and think it represents good value for money.We booked through Thomsons and paid £460 per person for a week half board. The hotel is clean well decorated and all the staff are charming and helpful. It is situated on the busy Corsa Italia road, we paid a £2 supplement per night to stay at the back of the hotel which was well worth it. Request a room on 3rd floor or above to get a good view of vesuvius and the sea . The rooms have air con, which goes off when you leave the room but a credit card or even the local bus ticket will keep it on!!! There is a fridge in the room 10 euros for the stay ,we found it very useful for keeping beer and water cool. Although the rep said you needed to pay for the safe in the room it works fine without paying .
The pool is large very well maintained, there are plenty of sun beds and people don't tend to reserve them .There is a charge for the white sunbeds,but the blue deckchairs are free and fine . The food in the snack bar is good.
The restraurant is situated on the 5th floor with great views of vesuvius and out to sea.The food in the restraurant is very good with plenty of choice . At breakfast there was usual cereals plenty of choice of fresh fruit, yougurts, pastries, cakes ,selection of breads, ham ,cheese, egg bacon and tomato or sausage scrambled egg.The evening meal is waiter service which is always friendly and efficient . There is a good choice of starter main course and dessert. The is also a salad buffet of about 12 dishes every night. The food on Gala dinner evening was also excellent
There are many hotel nearer to the centre of town but i couldn't find one representing as good a value.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Not Ideal !!

by A TripAdvisor Member

Our stay at the hotel Flora was ok, but certainly did not deserve its 4 stars, possibly a 3. We thought we had paid for a sea view but actually were given a side view. We were very disappointed as our room was overlooked, noisy and received no sun. We tried to resolve this issue with the Thomson rep as this is not what was requested when the holiday was booked - we were wasting our time !

Sorrento is a pleasant place to visit for a few days, but is extremely commercialised.

However on a positive note, the hotel staff were excellent in every way and extremely friendly. The view from the restaurant is outstanding.

The hotel seemed to attract the unsophisticated British tourist. I would only recommend you stay at this hotel if you have a confirmed room with a sea view and it is your 2nd or 3rd holiday of the year !!

Lively Romance

by jacqui-celtic

Sorrento is the perfect place to explore the beautifully scenic Amalfi coast. We stayed at The Grand Hotel Flora on the busy Corsa Italia, some may find this a noisy location due to the traffic but after a few glasses of wine we never noticed it. It was central for all the shops, buses, trains, market and for the evening stroll. The food was fantastic and every morning we'd pick what we'd choose for dinner and look forward to it all day. The staff were attententive but be polite and be prepared to take things at their pace. It's also helpfull to greet them in Italian, learn a few words. The pool is large and like many other hotels is open to the locals but this was never a problem.

"Getting about"

Avoid booking trips with the travel agent, its pricey. Instead find the bus & train station or head to the marina to get the ferry to Capri & Ischia they also run to Positano and Amalfi. Do this at the start of your holiday to pick up time tables. We took the local bus to Amalfi (not for the faint hearted) the Amalfi drive is spectacular. We only paid a couple of ýs each but others had gone on the excusions and paid ý15 each but the coach has to return inland and they only spent 2 hours in the town. You can also catch the ferry back.
The trains run frequently to Pompei, Vesuvius and Naples.
There is a night club in the centre of town at the main square. It's under ground and has 3 levels, traditional Italian, disco& cave bar. It's lively with a holiday atmosphere. The Foriegners club is open air and looks out over the bay. There's usually a wedding party here most evenings.

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hotel recomendations for rome, venice, florence

by jimmybodee

anyone recomend a nice,clean, averaged priced hotel for:
1) rome close access the sights and rejuvenate after our 12 hour flight from canada
2) clean, simple hotel in florence, maybe one with a car rental service as we will take day trips from florence to lucca and sienna
3) Venice, something romantic, funky, right in the heart of venice

we will be there end of september

Re: hotel recomendations for rome, venice, florence

by mrbinney

There are SOOOOOOOO many hotels to choose from . . . a few years ago we stayed at the HOTEL FLORA in Venice -- easy walking distance of San Marco, charming little hotel, lovely garden for breakfast, typically "smallish" roooms but very interesting and inviting. SMALL bathroom, but I still remember how pretty the tile was. And we loved our garden breakfasts.

Re: hotel recomendations for rome, venice, florence

by Foundryman1

I just got back from Venice.Try Locanda Leone bianco (the name translates to white lion ).Funky little inn(7 rooms) near the Rialto Bridge.The owners are nice and the price isn't too bad for venice.I would only stay if I could get room 4 or the other rooms with a canal view-Ask for the best room facing the water.Nothing like having breakfast while watching the boat traffic go by--Ciao

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Address: Corso Italia 248, Neapolitan Riviera, Sorrento, Campania, 80067, Italy