La Minervetta

Via Capo, 25, Sorrento, Napoli, Italy, 80067

Price from: £152

Superior at night

By Jan Fuscoe, your Sorrento expert

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expert-rated hotels in Sorrento
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Location:
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4.7
Bedrooms:
4.8
4.8
Eating/drinking:
4.8
4.8
Public areas:
4.8
4.8
Leisure facilities:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with younger children, Foodies, Honeymooners, Singles, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions

Best for Trendiness - Expert review of La Minervetta

Easily one of the most stylish places to stay on the Sorrentine coast.

Originally a restaurant built in the 1950s by Don Cacace, La Minervetta became one of the most prestigious restaurants around. Today the hotel has been completely redesigned by local architect/interior designer Marco De Luca (his name is behind many other wonderful redesigns such as the Capri Palace's Il Riccio and the rooms at Don Alfonso), and his partner Eugenia, who is very much ‘front of house’. La Minervetta really is a labour of love and every detail has been carefully executed. The place is brimming with character and the reception is warm and welcoming. A couple of nights here is akin to staying with your more stylish friends.

Location: 

Situated a five- or ten-minute walk from the centre of Sorrento, La Minervetta has a spectacular position overlooking the Marina Grande. There's even a set of steps that will take you directly to the beach.

Bedrooms: 

Thanks to Marco’s design skills, La Minervetta is one of the coolest, most elegant hotels in Sorrento. Each room is individually styled (some with a bold primary palette, others more subtle: navy and white, for instance) and most have a nautical theme, so expect books, boats, shells and other ephemera that have been collected over the years by the family. All twelve rooms look out over the Marina Grande, the smaller of Sorrento’s bays (in spite of the ‘Grande’). The huge junior suite has two sea view balconies, a queen-sized bed and hyrdo-massage shower.

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Public areas: 

La Minervetta has a lovely large lounge and dining area where guests can sit after breakfast and peruse the library or relax on the terrace – with sunbeds, chaises longues and umbrellas – overlooking Marina Grande. There is also a terrace with a small (unheated) pool (more of a ‘plunge’ than a ‘swimming’ pool) where you’ll also find the private steps that will take you straight down to Marina Grande.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfasts are sublime and run from 8am to an extremely generous 11.30am. The kitchen table is heaving with beautiful hand-ceramics from Vietri: bowls and dishes full of fresh fruits and berries, while wooden platters covered in cheeses and meats are squeezed in alongside the usual yoghurts and cereals. Best of all, if you fancy an omelette (I recommend the cheese and tomato) or boiled egg or even a full fry, one of the lovely kitchen ladies will oblige. Needless to say, caffè latte or whatever other breakfast beverage you fancy is also on the menu. The terrace is also lovely for evening cocktails before heading out for dinner.

Leisure facilities: 

It's a small, boutique hotel and the ‘leisure facilities’ only extend to the terrace and area with a plunge pool (with hydro-massage spots) for cooling off. Otherwise it’s a hike down to the marina (by the hotel's private steps) to take out a boat.

Service: 

The staff at La Minervetta really couldn’t be more helpful. As the place is small (only twelve rooms), it’s rather like staying with extended family so whoever is at the desk (it might be Eugenia or one of her 'special' people who have been with her since the day she and Marco first opened) will help arrange whatever you need: transfers, boat rental, reservations for restaurants, massage and beauty treatments. The Maison has private parking and is completely accessible by elevator.

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Who stays there: 

This is a place for couples, singles, people with kids (there are a couple of rooms that can be transformed into a self-contained apartment).

Pros: 
Luxurious accommodation
Great views
Steps directly to Marina Grande
Cons: 
Those steps are not for the faint-hearted
A schlep from Sorrento's nightlife

More information on La Minervetta:

Price from:
£152
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Via Capo, 25, Sorrento, Napoli, Italy, 80067
Free tags / Keywords:
Marco De Luca
Amenities:
Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Parking

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