What our clients have to say about us! If you have been to the Aminta before and have comments or photos you would like to share and have published on this page, you can leave a message in our guestbook.
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Phil and Lynn Atack
Having recently returned from our holiday in Sorrento where we stayed at your wonderful hotel, Lynn and I would just like to thank you and everyone who works at the Aminta for making it such a memorable holiday.
As you know, this is our 8th time in Sorrento and on each occasion we have stayed at the Aminta. There is nowhere else we would rather stay. On arriving, we received the same warm & friendly greeting that we have received each and every time since we first stayed back in 2002. People may question why we don’t try anywhere else for our holidays abroad. We always used to go to different places but we have fallen in love with Sorrento and the Aminta and when you find somewhere so special it is difficult to contemplate going anywhere else. Our idea of a holiday is one where we can immediately feel relaxed and at ease and this is something we feel from the moment we arrive at the Aminta. It is nice that so many of the same staff are there year after year too and that they recognise us and welcome us back like old friends, which I suppose we are in many respects. :)
The type of holiday we have had in Sorrento has evolved over the years, the first time being just me and Lynn to now being a family holiday. There really is something for everyone here, whether it be having a base to go and explore Sorrento itself, the beautiful Amalfi coastline, the islands of Capri and Ischia, the historical places of interest such as Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vesuvius or if you just want somewhere to relax around the pool, taking in the breath taking views from the elevated position of the Aminta. I am yet to find a view to challenge that of the bay of Naples and Vesuvius from the hotel, whether it be in daylight or at night time. It is absolutely spectacular and one that I never tire of. Whether sipping a cocktail on the terrace or relaxing on your balcony the views are magnificent. And not forgetting the amazing view of the sun setting over Capri and Ischia from the other side of the hotel.
The Aminta itself is a very impressive hotel. The dining room, reception area and indoor bar are very grand and the outside bar is pristine. The rooms that we have stayed in have always been spacious, comfortable, very clean and well kept, the cleaning staff do a tremendous job. The quality and variety of options at breakfast are fantastic and the evening meals are so beautifully presented and tasty. I put on so much weight over the holiday but I couldn’t resist eating everything put in front of me!
It is a combination of the above factors and the way we are looked after by everyone at the Aminta that keep us coming back. The staff are truly world class. Everyone working on the reception desk is so helpful and knowledgeable, Senior Michele and the waiters in the beautiful restaurant are so attentive, courteous and polite, the bar staff have bags of personality and energy and the courtesy bus driver was excellent. My Dad, my 6 year old son Thomas and I went for a long walk from the Aminta one day to visit a secluded cove that my Dad had discovered last year and on the way back the bus driver, who’s name I didn’t get, was driving up the road in his car. He spotted us and gave us a lift back to the hotel. A most welcome bonus after such a long and hot walk and another example of how the staff go out of their way to help you. It almost seems unfair to give any of the staff special mention because they are all fabulous but I have to say that Pietro was fantastic with Thomas in the restaurant both at breakfast time and the evening meals. Similarly Giuseppe was a big favourite of Thomas’s around the bar, he really does have a big personality and always had time for Thomas, so much so that Thomas insisted on going and ordering his drinks from the bar by himself just so he could speak to him. And it is always great to see Layla on reception. We will never forget the welcome she gave us the very first time we came, we love her. :)
Both Thomas and our 16 year old son, Scott had a fantastic holiday as did we and we can’t wait to come back for our ninth visit. My thanks again to you Gianfranco for your wonderful hospitality and to everyone, whose names I’d like to mention individually, at the Aminta for exceeding our expectations yet again.
Thank you for making our holiday so brilliant!The staff at Aminta are very helpful and we could not have asked for more.
I would like to give a special thank you to the concierge staff who chased after our transfer bus on our way back to the airport on 29/06/13 to give me my bag I had mistakenly left behind. I am so very grateful for your kindness.
We are having such a wonderful time here at The Aminta, all the staff are so friendly, so glad we chose this hotel for our stay in Sorrento...
Dan & BJ Quay
We have read so many reviews of the Grand Hotel Aminta and not found one bad or even average one all are Fantastic and we can't wait to be there next Friday to experience the wonderful atmosphere for ourselves.
mr & mrs meakin
Stayed at the aminta 6-13 May 2013 and we loved it. Staff so friendly. Food was beautiful and always presented well. Our room was bright and spacious and clean. The views are fantastic. We've had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend this hotel to our friends. Thank you to all the staff for making our stay such a relaxed and enjoyable one.
Linda & Hugh Overton
Thank you for a wonderful 3 days at your GRAND Hotel. February was chilly but there was nothing but warmth & friendliness at your fabulous hotel. From the moment Gennaro greeted us, we knew our last minute change of plans to stay with you in Sorrento was the right choice. The views were breathtaking, the rooms lovely and the food....amazing! The breakfast buffet was excellent everyday...the dinners were prepared and presented in a way that made you eagerly anticipate each one. And the dining staff...it was a pleasure to watch them...they were so accommodating and handled everything so effortlessly. We hope to return to the Sorrento area again and when we do, Grand Hotel Aminta will be our home away from home. Thank you from your Alabama USA friends!
Benito & Margherita
Siamo stati in questo magico albergo la prima notte di nozze: il 5 Maggio del 2007!
Fantastica camera e fantastico servizio!
Benito & Margherita
Grazie per averci dato l'opportunità di trascorrere questo week end in un posto meraviglioso come Sorrento
Grazie per aver trascorso grazie a voi un bellissimo soggiorno, seppur breve. Grazie per la professionalità, la gentilezza ed il buon cibo.
Alessandro e Rita
We really enjoyed our short stay at the Grand Hotel Aminta and the staff were all friendly and helful and made 7 year-old Olivia feel very much at home. The food and service in the restaurant were excellent, the room was comfortable and spotlessly clean. The wiews from our balcony as well as the bar, terrace and restaurant were spectacular.
We would definitely recommend the hotel and we hope to to come again.
Jon, Gail and Olivia
Mr and Mrs Cloyne
We stayed at the hotel from 5th to 12th October 2012 with a Riviera Travel party.The accommodation, food, general facilities and service from staff were excellent and could not have been bettered. The restaurant staff in particular were friendly and attentive and made it a pleasure to eat there. Other staff were also pleasant and nothing was too much trouble. Everyone seemed to work as a committed team. We have stayed in many other hotels but this is the first time we have had the pleasure of such an integrated service. We hope the management fully appreciate their staff's contribution to the success of the Aminta.
apres avoir passé 3 semaines dans votre merveilleux hôtel permettez moi de dire merci à tous!
spécial thanks to ...Lella ,Vittoria, Marilisa ,Mariarosa and Gennaro at the front desk
merci aussi à Michele maitre d'h et tout son personnel de salle merci à Pino le chef et son équipe!!!!
j'espere avoir la chance de revenir chez vous, en attendant recevez mes salutations et mon apréciation de chef de cuisine professionnel
Dear proprietor (I'm sorry I don't know your name),
My wife and I have just returned to Bristol UK after staying a week (26/10 to 2/11/12) at your Hotel.
During our stay temperatures were below the level expected and there was heavy rain on several days, with thunder and lightening. However we realised - with snow in Venice - that this was a bad week for much of western Europe.
It was a huge consolation, therefore, that we could enjoy superb service, food and accommodation at your hotel. Your staff - we had most contact with your highly professional but friendly waiters of course - were absolutely charming and it was a pleasure to observe them going about their business in such an efficient but approachable manner. We also appreciate the effort you and your staff have put into the Neopolitan and Gala evenings, with the musicians providing such a good atmosphere.
It was our first visit to Italy and we very much liked the Italian people we met. I hope you don't mind the British and their ways too much either and forgive us the poor weather we brought with us!
My thanks, also, for providing us with the bottle of sparkling wine on our arrival, which was clearly in recognition of our 25th Wedding Anniversary, as promised.
I hope your business goes from strength to strength and we are already thinking about returning as soon as we can.
with all good wishes to you and your staff
Howard and Beverley Sykes (Room 409)
My wife Joanne and I stayed at the Aminta for a week 31/8/12 onwards (Room 102). We would just like to thank all the staff for the fantastic service, food and hospitality. The litres of beer went down very well!Excellent hotel and location, just what my wife needed after recovering from recent health problems. We didn't even get time to go in the pool.We couldn't fault anything about our stay and we would have no hesitation recommending The Aminta to anyone. Thank you all and hopefully we will see you again sometime. Kieron & Joanne Egan
I would like to thank each and every member of your first-class personnel. Our stay (two women ) was absolutely magnificent. I have been to the Amalfi coast before and stayed in a 5-star hotel and did not receive the attention & quality of service of the Aminta.
Chef Pino must be praised! His menu selections (we ate breakfast, lunch & dinners) feature local fare, fresh local ingredients and the preparation surpasses most places I have experienced in my many travels throughout Italy. From the maitre'd to the bar staff to the dining room staff, we lacked nothing! I found it amazing how they remembered my "doppio espresso" each morning!
Your grand hotel is not only stunning with its neutral tones and travertine marble lobby, but the rooms are equally gorgeous with the use of local ceramics. Additionally, the Aminta must be the CLEANEST hotel in which I have ever stayed!
Of course the views of the bay and mountainside are relaxing, but what sets the Aminta apart is the welcoming, respectful and genuinely "happy" staff.
I truly thank you for 4 lovely, relaxing days. I will return to rejuvenate again.