The Hotel Belair is a chic retreat that combines old and new. It’s only 10 minutes’ stroll from the heart of Sorrento, too.
It’s the views that are the real talking point here. Perched on a rocky hillside, the Belair offers widescreen vistas of Naples and Vesuvius. As for location, you’re a 10-minute walk from Sorrento’s centre.
The hotel is a traditional Mediterranean affair, with creamy yellow walls and exposed stone brickwork. Bedrooms feature soft muslin curtains and beds dressed in crisp cotton.
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Waiter service breakfast and dinner with a choice of menu.
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For buffet breakfast and waiter service at dinner with à la carte options head to the restaurant. There's also a weekly gala dinner. Gentlemen must wear long trousers for evening meals.
Open May to October.
The pool bar is the place to make for when you're in need of a cooling drink in the Italian heat.
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Double Room with Sea View and Balcony
These sea-view double rooms have an air of grandeur to them. They come with air-conditioning and satellite TV. Plus, there's a balcony offering outside space. These sleep up to 3 with 1 extra bed in the bedroom.
Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony
These sea-view twin rooms have an air of grandeur to them. They come with air-conditioning and satellite TV. Plus, there's a balcony offering outside space. These sleep up to 3 with 1 extra bed in the bedroom.
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Good location, amazing view
The best things about this hotel for me were the location and the view from the balcony. It was just up the hill slightly outside of the hustle and bustle of the main town (only 10 min walk - and no steps so easy enough!) so it was out of the way enough to be nice and quiet but not so far that you dreaded the walk back after dinner. It has free parking which seems to be a rarity in this part of Italy - so that was a big bonus. We were on our honeymoon so the hotel provided us with a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival which was a nice touch. We had gone for the deluxe sea view room, which was on floor -1. This for me had a perfect, unrestricted view. The balcony I felt was extremely small compared to the other places we had been, but there was a table and two chairs and the view was good enough to make up for it (there are bigger balconies - but that's with the bigger/more expensive rooms....). The other thing with the balconies is that they are very close together, so you wouldn't be able to have a conversation without your neighbour hearing you - not a big deal, but worth mentioning. I also thought given the price that the room was on the small side - again, compared to other places we stayed, and it was a real surprise not to find a kettle - I don't think I have ever seen a hotel room without one. Again, not a huge deal, but I do think given the price, there should have been one, that's pretty basic. The decor, particularly in the bathroom was extremely dated, which I actually quite like and is generally expected for this part of the world, but I would say that the shower is absolutely tiny, and the water did not drain so by the end the shower tray was completely full which is not a good experience for guests who are likely to shower twice a day... We spent both our mornings by the pool. It was small but served a purpose, there were plenty of beds and umbrellas and a lifeguard who also served drinks - he was very friendly and brought me a drink, even though I requested it after his shift had finished. The pool I found to be extremely cold so only went in once - didn't stop others though, so I'm obviously just fussy! I thought the breakfast, again compared to other places was only ok. Eggs were made to order and the first day were perfect, but the last two days tasted of lemon - I don't know if they were cooked in lemon water but it was very odd and didn't work. There was a very small selection of other hot food, which didn't really appeal to me. Other than this there was the usual selection of cereal, yoghurt, fruit, cheese, ham and pastries. I found the staff at breakfast to be pretty standoffish and rude on occasions - which in comparison to all the other staff who were very friendly, was a shame Overall, I don't know that this hotel was worth the money I paid. I would recommend it only for the view and situation outside of the town, but I would have to think hard about whether I would stay there again (due to room/balcony size, value for money, breakfast choices, shower)More
Top hotel with spectacular views
One of the best hotels we ever stayed in. The view from our hotel balcony was in our opinion the best in Sorrento. The staff are very accommodating and helpful with any queries, they clearly enjoy there work. The room is very clean and comfortable. The pool area was again very clean with beautiful views. The sun does disappear from the pool area around 4pm and is totally out of sight by 4:30pm. However, we had enough sun by then anyway. The pool was lovely and badly needed in the extreme heat. The breakfast is a nice mixture of fruit, cereals and pastries. A few extra options of fruit might be nice. The coffee is tasty and the eggs which you have to ask for were delicious. We never ate in the restaurant as men are expected to wear long trousers and I never brought any with me due to the high temperatures. It did look lovely do. The town is a mere 15 minute walk along the road, there is a bit of a pull on the way back up. There is a short route to the beautiful Marina Grande via steps below the pool area, about a 10 minute walk. This closes at 8pm. We did two trips booked through the hotel and I would highly recommend these for both value and quality. We did the boat tour to Capri and the bus tour of the Amalfi coast and booked them the day before we set out. Overall a brilliant week at Hotel Belair.More
We stayed here in July and don't have one negative thing to say. All of the staff was incredibly helpful and very accommodating. They helped my fiancé make all of the arrangements necessary to organize a private boat tour of Capri (which is where he proposed to me) and because so many staff members knew about it, they were very excited for our return later that day so they could celebrate with us! They felt like family! Gianluca helped us for weeks prior to our trip to answer any questions we had and helped us arrange car services to and from the hotel. Stefano is amazing, we loved him!! The hotel is beautiful with it's break taking views (it seems from anywhere in the hotel the view was priceless) and its décor. Stair access to the beach below is so convenient and a 10-15 minute walk will bring you straight into town. There is no doubt we will be returning to Hotel Belair on our next trip to Sorrento.More
Beautiful, traditional Italian hotel with lovely views
The hotel is located a little out of Sorrento town centre (around a 10-15 minute walk), but there are a number of small shops on the walk and you will then reach a few restaurants too. The walk is slightly up hill on the way back from the town and the pavements are very narrow in places. We took a taxi down into Sorrento once and were horrified at the 20 euro price for less than a ten minute drive so needless to say we walked the rest of the time! The hotel has stunning views over the bay with Mount Vesuvius in the background, and because of the hotel position you get a nice view over Sorrento too. The hotel staff were very friendly, and the restaurant and bar staff were very helpful. Michele in the restaurant was extremely knowledgeable and always happy to accommodate our requests and advise on the best local wines. We were half-board and the hotel allowed you to swap from an evening meal to an inclusive lunch if you wanted to go into Sorrento for your evening meal which was a nice touch. Drinks were not included, and were equivalent to the prices paid in restaurants in the UK (the house wine was 15 euros a bottle). The food was always excellent, and they offered a traditional Italian suggestion for each course. The hotel has a path down to the beach down a number of steps (important when you have to walk back up!), but that was a quick way to get down to the small beach and restaurants. Walking the road way too about half an hour due to the winding roads. We had a balcony room with sea view, but I believe the majority of the rooms in the hotel have a balcony and sea view, so perhaps we did not need to pay extra for this and we might have been lucky! Overall, this was a lovely hotel and we had a lovely time here. If we return to Sorrento, we will definitely stay here again.More
Kathryn D, 187065
Beautiful hotel with stunning views
We are just completing our weeks stay in this lovely hotel and it really has been a delightful trip . The decoration of the hotel and rooms are simple and beautiful with an air of romance. The staff are so welcoming, Stefano is a lovely genuine, kindhearted chap that tends to all your poolside needs, Rossano is a really cheerful soul that's is always happy to help at the bar and Michele is the head waiter that's a traditionalist and brings some old skool charm to your meal, which is enjoyed in such a romantic, breath taking setting. We feel privileged to have experienced it. Thank you for such a pleasant stay xMore
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