All the staff very pleasant and they try to help. They could be so much better if they knew more about the area and things to do.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel Caravel - Excellent"
We booked a superior room, it was spacious, with a large comfortable double bed, well equipped and very clean. There was a large balcony, shaded most of the day but that suited us as the temperature was 30C plus. The air conditioning in the room was very efficient. All the staff spoke good english and were very helpful and friendly. They answered all […] our questions about the local area, local transport and places of interest. The pool area was quite small but there were sun terraces (with shaded areas) on the 4th and 5th floors. Breakfast was a large buffet with plenty of choice. I would definitely recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very friendly hotel in peaceful location"
Hotel Caravel in Sant Agnello is one of the best hotels we have stayed in on our budget. We have been doing weekend city breaks for the last 8 years and this would have been one of the nicest for quality of service and friendliness of the staff. The cleanliness of the hotel was excellent and hotel amenities were perfectly adequate. The hotel is about […] 20 minutes walk from Sorrento and is in a peaceful location with a few bars and restaurants nearby. A shuttle bus runs frequently into Sorrento and back to the hotel which was a very useful service to provide. Excellent and enjoyable break. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"hotel caravel - a good choice"
good location near to sant agnello rail station and 15 minute walk to sorrento - friendly staff and good restaurants nearby. Our favourite was the Moonlight closely followed by La Terrazza for stunning views over Capri, Mount Vesuvius and the amazing sunset! - free hotel shuttle to sorrento - get the local train to pompeii for vesuvius and to visit […] pompeii - also ercolano scavi for herculaneum - get the local bus from sorrento to amalfi for just over 7 euros- dont get on in sant agnelo as it will probably be full - and you can come back by boat leaving amalfi 15.30 everyday except thursdays for 10 euros - regular boats run from sorrento to capri for about 17 euro each way Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We stayed at the Caravel 2 years ago and had such a wonderful time that we decided to go back again this year. The hotel is just the same and so are the staff which gives a family feel to running the Hotel. Staff are extremely polite, helpful and friendly. The only dowside I noticed was that some guest had to share a table for their evening meal and […] breakfast. We would have been extremely upset if this was the case but I think it seemed to lean more towards the package holiday makers who were sharing with people who had travelled with the same complany. Otherwise I can highly recommend it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good place to stay near Sorrento-Pompeii"
Next time we would hope to get a room that is higher and with a better view. We didn't have a sea view or a decent view of the mountains, unless we went up on the roof. We were in Room 213. The buffet breakfast was excellent. We liked the pool. The shuttle service to Sorrento was good - but we learned to book our places early on busy nights eg quarter […] final night of the Euro 2012! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Lovely hotel, very friendly staff always willing to help, very clean rooms, nothing to fault other than lunchtime service slow and lacking attention to detail,but this should not put anyone off. Beautiful terrace, i would definitely go backGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed at this hotel with friends for 5 nights at the end of a trip to Italy. The hotel is comfortable and in good condition.The hotel is situated some 1 mile from Sorrento town centre but there is a regular shuttle service there however last bus back is 22.50. We were later one night and caught a taxi back which cost us 20 Euros!! Saint Agnello […] rail station is some 10 minutes walk which gives great access to Pompeii (entrance outside Pompeii station) and Vesuvius ( bus leaves from outside Pompeii station) - you can leave your hire car in the car park!! There are numerous restaurants in close proximity to the the hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent hotel, ideal for couples"
We loved our stay here. The area was quiet. The hotel was very clean and the staff were all really friendly and helpful. We would definitely like to come back again and will be recommending it to people.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Kind and friendly staff very willing to help"
Staff were extremely friendly and couldn't do enough to make our stay and experience really great. he room was small, but had everything we needed. The outdoor sitting area and restaurant was fantastic and the pool,forums was the highlight. Well maintained and lovely to look at and swim in. Great hotel, I would go back.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely hotel, would definitely go back!"
This was a lovely, quaint, clean and friendly hotel. My partner and I couldn't fault it, we didn't have food in the evenings but dinner was gorgeous. The shuttle bus to Sorrento town saved us a fortune on taxis if you don't fancy the 20min walk. We would definitely go back :)Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Staff is the best part of this hotel"
Really friendly and helpful staff, hotel in good quiet location and walking distance of 20 mins to Sorrento and free shuttle bus runs frequently if you don't fancy the walk. Huge selection for breakfast buffet, very good. Bad point is having to pay 4 euros for a kettle and a few sachets of tea/coffee in your room each day, a kettle should be supplied […] as standard in a hotel that costs this much per night. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Home from home"
Great staff, genuinely friendly staff happy to have a real conversation. Good food, garden terrace for pleasant drinks after a long day touristing... Just one kilometer from Sorrento center makes this a quiet place to stay.. great bar / resturant at the bottom of the road with good staff and a view of Naples bay and a shuttle bus if you dont want to […] walk! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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"Rent och väldigt bra."
Toppenfin frukost,betjäning,rent och fint. Trevligt poolområde.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Riktigt riktigt bra"
Jätte trevlig personal , bra hotel, nära till sorento by med deras shuttle buss det stora minuset var ingen strand men mycket vackert att se runt omkring. Ett stort. Plus till safarin till vesuvio bra pris och mycket sevärtGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"hübsches ruhiges Hotel mit guter Anbindung"
Das Hotel war Ausgangspunkt für viele Ausflüge. Wir waren mit allem sehr zufrieden. Lage und Ausstattung ließen nichts zu wünschen übrig.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Prima Hotel dicht bij Sorrento"
Fijn Hotel op loopafstand van Sorrento,wanneer je geen zin hebt om te lopen kun je het hotel shuttle busje nemen deze rijd op vaste tijden.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Gezellig hotel, leuk zwembad"
Het hotel is gezellig en net, maar ligt wel een eindje van het centrum van sorrento. Er is een shuttle bus die je naar het centrum brengt. De kamers zijn klein, maar hebben alle comfort. Een minpunt is de weinige opbergruimte en er is geen mogelijkheid om je handdoek op te hangen als je een kamer zonder balkon hebt.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Tres bon hotel. Buffet du petit dejeuner avec du choix . Diner de qualité entrée, plat et dessert plus un buffet de crudités. Le personnel est tres agréable. La navette de l'hotel permet de se rendre rapidement dans le centre de sorrento, sinon 25 minutes à pieds.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Dejligt hotel med fin beliggenhef"
Dejligt hotel i passende størrelse, god beliggenhed, og fin service. Lidt små værelser, vær opmærksom på små senge og bed om supervisor værelser, hvis større ønskes. Personalet er meget serviceminded og yderst elskværdigt. Kommer gerne igen.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Godt hotel for alle familier - par - enlige"
Super godt hotel, der bød på mere end forventet. Et perfekt personale-team og en rigtig god restaurent og udebetjening. Super flot havudsigt fra altaner samt perfekt udsigt fra tagarealet, som er anlagt med liggestole mv..Genuine Expedia guest review
"Ottimo hotel da tutti i punti di vista"
L'hotel è posizionato in una zona tranquilla ma non lontana dal centro, il personale è squisito, soprattutto il giovane direttore Carlo che si è prodigato nel dispensare consigli e suggerimenti. La camera era ben arredata e silenziosa. Merita infine particolare menzione la cucina. Consigliatissimo!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Reasonably priced and friendly staff"
The only negative things were the extra charges for towels for the pool, using the pool table and using the wifi.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel ligt op een prettige locatie, alle bezienswaardigheden zijn goed bereikbaar,zowel met auto,openbaar vervoer en ferry . Net,iets ouderwets hotel. Wel engels georiënteerd ,waarschijnlijk omdat er veel engelsen komen. Ontbijt goed, wel eenzijdig. In de omgeving veel mogelijkheden om uit eten te gaan . De shuttle bus van het hotel rijdt vaak en regelmatig.personeel […] is top. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Het hotel is prima: zeer aardig en behulpzaam personeel, prima en goed onderhouden zwembad, voldoende ligstoelen en geen "gevecht" voor een stoel. Ontbijt was goed, avondeten redelijk standaard, geen overbodige keuze. In de buurt voldoende restaurants, goedkoop en kwalitatief goed. Bereikbaarheid zee is ook goed te doen, ongeveer 10 minuten lopen. Fors […] minpunt is het huren van de auto bij Hertz. Bij aankomst moet een fors bedrag aan extra premie betaald worden om te verzekeren tegen schade en diefstal. Was echt een onaangename verrassing en als je voor de balie staat en je hebt vooraf een auto gehuurd, dan kun je in feite niet meer kenbaar maken om de auto niet te huren. Je hebt immers vooraf een bepaald bedrag in het totaalpakket betaald. Ik vond dit eigenlijk chantage en hoop dat jullie organisatie een klacht indient bij Hertz. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Прибывание в данном отеле доставило массу удовольствия. Удобно расположен по отношению к пляжу. Очень приветливый и профессиональный персонал. Порадовал ресторан отеля - ужин каждый день был выше всяких похвал. Меню разнообразное, обслуживание супер. Хорошо оборудованы зоны отдыха и в холле и в саду. С удовольствием, при возможности,повторю визит.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Utsikten över Neapelbukten saknades"
Tillbringade 3 dagar på Caravel i slutet av juli 2012. Hotellet var trevligt och välskött men rummen var små. Området är välkänt men vi saknade utsikten över Neapelbukten när man promenerade till Sorrento. Baden var en positivt överraskning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a 4 stars, but excellent staff and service!!"
First impression was really disappointment! The Caravel hotel has nothing to do with a 4 star: location is correct but far from Sorrento and the walk down there isn"t at all nice, rooms are basic and the pool area is very small. That said, the kindness of the hotel staff (all of them) changed our mind and we will keep an excellent memory of our stay. […] We had chosen the half board and breakfast and dinners were really excellent: good food and wide choice, very good service. If you take these elements into account, this hotel is very good value and you should go! If you need the exclusivity and comfort of 4/5 stars, choose another location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Veldig god service, valuta for pengene, grei gangavstand til sorrentoGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Lå litt unna sentrum av Sorrento. Hotellet hadde minibuss, men den var av og til fullbooket. Nydelig frokost. Rent og pent.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"En bit från centrum, men hotellet har buss"
Ligger 15-20 min promenad från sorrento centrum, men hotellet har en buss som är gratis och går ett antal gånger om dagen. Frukosten var ok, lunchen ännu bättre men middag på kvällen rekomenderas inte. I övrigt väldigt fräscht.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Super Personal und Direktion"
Das Hotel war super. Die Freundlichkeit, die Herzlichkeit und die Bereitschaft waren Super!Genuine Expedia guest review
Jätte fint hotellet som ligger ca 15 minuters promenad från centrala Sorrento, det tar ca tio minuter att promenera till pendeltågstationen och fem minuter att promenera till havet. Med pendeltåget tar det en timme till Neapel och där tar det bara några minuter att gå till tågen som går till Rom, praktiskt. Vårt rumm hade stor balkong som vätte mot […] havet. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very good We had a standard room with view towards the mountains, without a balcony. The bed was big and comfortable, otherwise the room was rather small. Very clean. Safebox. Comfortable and clean bathroom. Air conditioning doesn't work in May, but it wasn't necessary. Excellent breakfast. Good and stable wifi, but you can connect one device at a […] time, so we had to choose between the android cellphone and the notebook. Several English news and film channels. The TV set in our room was old, thick and worn-out. This was inconsistent with the room description, which promises a flat TV. Nice, smiling and helpful personnel. The pool and its surroundings seemed rather limited. Taking into account that there is no beach in Sant Agnello or Sorrento, this could be a disappointment, but we didn't care about it due to the weather. Quiet street near the sea side, but few restaurants in close vicinity. Close to the bus and the Circumvesuviana train station. Shuttle bus to Sorrento 12 times a day. In total, a very good hotel and a very good stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"un très bon rapport qualité-prix"
Un hôtel à recommander, avec un personnel à l'écoute. A environ 1/4 d'heure des transports en commun pour Naples.L'éloignement du centre de Sorrente est compensé par un service de navette fréquent et gratuit au pied de l'hôtel. Une mention spéciale pour la 1/2 pension qui propose chaque jour un choix entre plusieurs entrées et plusieurs plats.Genuine Expedia guest review
"alto rapporto qualità prezzo"
E' un hotel confertevole, molto vicino a Sorrento, che può essere anche raggiunta in 15 minuti a piedi, poiché dista appena 1,5 Km. L'hotel offre comunque un servizio navetta per Sorrento a titolo gratuito. Colazione abbondante e personale molto cortese e gentile.Genuine Expedia guest review
11/23/14 JanStetka Sheffield, United Kingdom
Clean room. Well away from the busy road and close to the sea cliff. Having used the Curreri Viaggi transfer from the airport. We had B&B and the breakfast was varied and we left early on the last day and were provided with a snack for the trip. We had lunch at the hotel on the first day which was just right after a long journey. A decent walk into Sorrento but if you can catch the free hotel taxi then that can be avoided. Once in Sorrento the Sita bus can take you to the Amalfi coast, one of which stopped at the end of the road from the hotel on the way back but couldn't tell you which bus to catch for that result. We're just glad to survive the Italian roads! Girlfriend made use of the pool. The rooftop balconies had excellent views. Helpful staff. Centre of St Agnello not much to see. There's a restaurant down via Marion Crawford and turn right Il Campano, went there twice, good standard Italian food and atmosphere.
11/16/14 GordonGb GB
This Hotel is the best place if you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful holiday. The pool is big enough, with plenty of sunbeds. The patio is comfortable and if you wish you can have a good dish of pasta for lunch. The rooms are clean and the maids always smiling. The top,terrace has a magnificent view of mont vesuvius. The dinner has a wide choice of regional and vegetarian dishes. will recoomend to friends
"Caravel - good and not so good"
11/16/14 Chumley08 Southampton, United Kingdom
Starting with the good the cleanliness is excellent in the rooms and public areas. The reception, housekeeping and bar staff are very good as well. Roof terrace also good for relaxing with panoramic views. Don't be fooled by the picture of the pool it was taken with an extremely wide angle lens and suffers from an insect problem making sitting there uncomfortable. Unfortunately the "queen bed" premium room we paid extra for was two slatted cots pushed (not fixed) together with a hard unforgiving matress and pillows, very uncomfortable! The restaurant was also a problem as we were seated by the head waiter without dialogue (right next to his desk) and then left to it, I had to get up and ask after a few minutes, what next etc? Then another waiter asked us to move so we referred him to the head waiter. The food is ok but the waiter service is poor, the only thing they were interested in was laying up for dinner at breakfast service and laying up breakfast at dinner service, this needs to be addressed as it lets the overall quality of service suffer.
"Good base but stay B and B"
10/29/14 judgeMiddlesex middlesex
We had a pleasant if hectic break in Sorrento recently based in a good sized triple room overlooking the pool and quiet side road. As said many times before the staff are professional and helpful and the hotel was always clean. Although described as a 4 star hotel we found it more like a 3 star one and it could do with some updating in places, especially the lobby and reception areas. I have to say that we were rather disappointed with the meals in the evenings at times and in hindsight would have preferred B and B. The set up is that you have a table allocated for the week and choose your meals at breakfast . I understand that this reduces waste but this also sums up how The Caravel is run. There seems to be a tight hold on the purse strings here and food quality is not the best at times. Why serve tinned fruit and peas, supermarket style ice cream and dry cakes and pastries ( breakfast ) when you have abundant fresh produce at hand? The chef clearly had imagination- fish and mint sauce anyone?!- but it didn't always work. Having said that , the starters and some simpler main course were good as were some desserts , especially the panna cotta . Breakfast was ok and fresh bread, lemon croissants, yogurt and assorted ( sometimes stale) pastries were served alongside streaky bacon and eggs or beans most days. There are 2 excellent hot drink dispensers and fresh tea or coffee for self service but only at breakfast which was a shame. Soft drinks are served in tiny 25 cl bottles which seemed common everywhere. There is a games room in the basement with DVD player, TV , board games and snooker which was a nice touch for the evenings. If walking into town turn right out of the hotel and take the shorter route along the coast if you value your lungs! Be prepared to cross between pavements a few times but it felt safe even at night. The mini bus service was good and the nearest supermarkets are near Sant Agnello station, one just past on the left, the other past the petrol station round the blind corner. Buy train and bus tickets from the newsagent on the corner ( left out of hotel) in advance. There was a lovely patio area by the pool for warm evenings as well. There are also 2 lovely sun terraces with sea and mountain views. Generally it was a good base but could be so much better with some changes.
"A wonderful holiday"
10/27/14 amandacunningham1954 Perth, Australia
We love Sorrento and have just returned from a fantastic holiday.We loved Hotel Caravel.It is a great hotel to stay in.The staff are very helpful and extremely friendly.They are all very professional and nothing is too much trouble.The hotel is in a great location and within walking distance to shops and the piazza with great little restaurant and bars nearby,there is also a shuttle bus that takes you to there if you don't want to walk.The facilities are excellent with a a sun terrace and a lovely swimming which looks just like the photograph.We were very impressed with everything and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.We had a lovely holiday.
"Lovely hotel and service"
10/25/14 gretelkatzen powder springs, georgia
Can't say enough good things about this hotel. It was friendly and clean. The meals were good and hearty. Staff were very responsive and friendly. We had a superior room which gave us a balcony facing the sea and pool. A perfect place for a holiday.
"Clean friendly hotel."
10/22/14 peter w Letchworth, United Kingdom
We have stopped in the area a few years ago so we knew just where the hotel is situated, not the best place if you are looking for nightlife. The roads and paths out side the hotel are not the best for walking, paths very narrow with trees growing in them, single file is the only way or risk your life on the road. (Not that this is the fault of the hotel). When we entered the Caravel we were greeted with a warm welcome from a very friendly staff and booked in very quickly, just what you need after a long journey. All areas were fresh clean and tidy including a well looked after pool. Our room was classed as a comfort room, yes the bed was comfortable but the room was very small, the biggest problem was the storage space one wardrobe with a small set of drawers inside that were no good for anything my wife decided keep clothes in her case. Be warned we paid for upgrade for a balcony but I think all rooms have a balcony, so check it out. We found the food well cooked and presentation was good, i am not sure that it was traditional Italian food. I think they must have a special deal with the local pig farmers as pork was on the menu quite often in our ten days. Restaurant staff worked so hard and still found time to smile and be pleasant.As for the bar staff (mostly only one) sorry can't remember his name but you will recognise him because he has eight arms making cocktails, coffee, pouring the beer taking the money bringing the drinks to your table and still smiling. The hotel bus was very handy and normally on time but don't forget to book it at reception because it can get full as it picks up from another hotel down the road. I won't go into all the things you can do in the area as you will be fed up reading the same things that are on other reviews. All in all we had a pleasant stay in late September but don't think I would want to come in peak times.
"QUIET LOCATION; GOOD SERVICE; ONE OR TWO LET-DOWNS"
10/21/14 rogerdundee Watford England
This hotel caters for many "package" holiday makers, and is good value for the area. It is in a quiet side-street, near to a few nice restaurants, and just a 15-20 minute walk into the centre of Sorrento (with a frequent courtesy bus service also). Staff were helpful and friendly, and restaurant staff very attentive. But breakfasts were uninspiring and the same every day - just not very exciting nor varied. Rooms which face North have a great view of Vesuvius, but of course do not get any sun - our balcony was permanently in the shade. This may be a good thing, as friends told us that their south-facing room soon got overheated. The a/c is switched off in October, irrespective of the weather. Our room - allegedly one of the medium-class category - had a very large bed, but not really enough storage space for two people, and the shower room had no horizontal surfaces on which to place toiletries etc. There is a pleasant bar/café serving reasonably-priced drinks and good coffee. Free Wi-Fi works throughout the building, and there are plenty of power points in the rooms to re-charge mobile phones etc. In short, this hotel offers good value in a reasonable location, but is let down by one or two aspects which could easily be improved..
"4 Star Rating???? We didn't think so."
10/12/14 RoversReview London, England
We stayed at Hotel Caravel which is a 20 minute walk from the centre of Sorrento as part of an Amalfi Coast (Pompeii) holiday package. We were promised a twin bedded double but finished up with what was little more than a single room with a double bed. Although the bathroom had been refitted and furniture in the bedroom upgraded it was small and cramped with insufficient space to hang up all our clothing. The shower which was over the bath with a glass screen was downright dangerous because there was a curved raised section of the bath that made it very difficult to stand and exit from the shower. It is also worth mentioning that we had the minor but annoying inconvenience of a colony of ants as co-guests which continually travelled from the bathroom window around the top of the wall tiles in the bathroom with stragglers running around the hand-basin. We had a reasonable sized balcony but this only gave us a view of the back of the hotel car park and a glimpse of Vesuvius if we strained our necks and looked through the trees! In fairness the position of the hotel in the back streets makes it impossible to give any worthwhile view except of the pool area for about 10 rooms. On the plus side the food was pretty good and the efficiency of the restaurant staff was outstanding given the number of coach parties that stopped over during our 7 day stay but at times it was a 'bun fight' at breakfast time to get out of the hotel on time for our pre-booked excursions. The décor of the hotel is drab and very dated and really needs modernising if they want to justify the claim to be a 4-star hotel. The swimming pool area was very nice but oh boy was the water cold! So much so that hardly anyone plucked up the courage to use it despite excellent weather (26 degrees). In our view the Hotel Caravel is by European standards no more than a 3-star hotel and if we were to visit the area again we would look for a higher standard of hotel, accepting that we would have to pay more for the privilege!
"Good base to explore Sorrento"
10/12/14 George H Crail, United Kingdom
Pros: Very helpful reception staff. Cons: Breakfast would benefit from fresh fruit salad. The minibus had two big gaps in its timetable. Air condtioning was good, but had to be full on or off. Location: St Agnelo was very busy (though the hotel was in a tranquil side streeet); we did eat locally, but Sorrento had a much better choice of restaurants Very clean but cramped room, good public areas, and useful free minibus into Sorrento (but which often left Sorrento earlier than timetabled).
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