We stayed at Hotel Centrale where all of the staff were very helpful at all times, especially the attention given to my wife for her gf food. She felt very safe in their hands which makes for a relaxed holiday." Lance & Christine June 2009
Hotel Centrale, family run and recently modernised, is an attractive 4 star hotel, a few minutes walk from the lively Piazza Lauro and just a little further to the central Piazza Tasso. The hotel has good on site facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, and a large 'fitness centre' with well equipped gym, turkish bath and for those who want to be pampered the possibility of massage and beauty treatments. One of the best features is the roof top terrace where you can sit and relax enjoying an aperitif before dinner while enjoying the view onto the Bay and towards Vesuvius. All the rooms are en suite and air conditioned and many have a balcony. The holiday offer is for half board with a good menu choice and since one member of the family is coeliac you can rest assured that all guests needing a gf diet will be well catered for.
Sorrento is probably one of Italy's most visited towns and an all year destination. Enjoy a fantastic few days exploring Sorrento and the Amalfi coastline; lots of sunshine, stunning views of sparkling clear blue sea, steep cliffs, small romantic beaches, olive groves, lemon groves, painted houses that are built on the mountain sides that go right down to the sea and somehow they hang there and don’t fall off! The local bus service is very good and from Sorrento you can go most places in comfort and admire the views. To be recommended, apart from the ‘must do’ road past Positano to Amalfi itself and a boat trip to Capri, is the lesser known road along the Sorrento peninsular through Massa Lubrense to Nerano and down to Marina di Cantore. (local bus available). You will find yourselves in a tiny village right by the sea with fishing boats in the bay and about 4 restaurants along the pebble beach serving fresh grilled fish, colourful salads, lush fruit and of course plenty of chilled white wine! Sorrento itself is full of shops and boutiques selling leather goods, handbags, ceramics, worked coral, lace and embroidery as well as local produce such as limoncello, the traditional Sorrento sweet lemon flavoured grappa, mozzarella cheese and extra virgin olive oil. There are several restaurants in Sorrento serving gluten free food so if you are out and about lunchtimes need never be a problem!
In the hotel:
24hr reception - bar - lounge - restaurant - lift - outdoor pool with loungers - hotel laundry service - garage - courtesy bus - panoramic roof terrace - fitness centre with well equipped gym, Turkish bath, massage & beauty treatments
In the bedrooms:
60 rooms all en suite with TVsat - direct dial telephone - minibar - wall safe - air con - hairdryer - balcony or normal window - wi-fi connection
Nearby: bars - shops - restaurants - boats to Capri, Ischia and Amalfi coast - excursions to Pompei, Vesuvius, Positano and Amalfi
How to arrive
Airport: Napoli 'Capodichino' 50 kms
(Flights with Easyjet, Jet2, Ryanair, British Airways, Thomsonfly and Aerlingus from various UK and Irish regional airports).
By public transport from Naples to Sorrento
BUS: take the Curreri bus from outside the airport terminal to Sorrento. Get off at the train station (last stop) and take a taxi the short distance on Corso Italia to hotel. Bus leaves at 09.00, 11.30, 13.00, 14.30, 16.30, 19.00
TRAIN: Circumvesuviana railway from Naples Piazza Garibaldi station to Sorrento. Then taxi to hotel.
HYDROFOIL: From Naples Molo Beverello to Porto di Marina Piccola in Sorrento. Then CTP service bus to Piazza Tasso and then taxi to hotel.
Suitable for coeliac: Yes
Check In: Any day 15.00
Check Out: Any day 10.00
Prices shown are per person per day HALF BOARD (valid for min 4 nights) sharing a twin/double room en suite with either balcony or normal window. Coeliacs are very welcome.
SPECIAL PRICES: 2018
April to October €80,00
Tourist/city tax of €3,0 pp per day applicable and should be paid direct to the hotel at end of stay.
All prices are in €uro. Right now €uro 1 is equivalent to approx £0.88. If there is any significant change within the next few months a new sterling guide will be added.