If you are thinking about visiting Sorrento and are looking for gluten free dining then continue reading our review of The Grand Hotel Aminta Sorrento, It truly is one of the best places for catering for intolerance’s I have ever been. Not only that, The Grand Hotel Aminta has some of the most beautiful views of Sorrento you could imagine.
Anyway let’s get on with the review…
We decided to spend a few days in Sorrento on the way back from my sister’s wedding in France. Being wheat intolerant I wanted to have my food covered in Sorrento after having a very difficult time in Italy the previous year. I did a lot of research and found the stunning hotel Grand Aminta in Sorrento. They offered half board and gluten free. Their restaurant reviews were fantastic so I was beyond excited about our stay at the Grand Aminta.
After a disastrous journey from the airport we couldn’t wait to arrive at our Hotel Grand Aminta. The views of Sorrento from the taxi (which we got from the train station) to the hotel were breath-taking to say the least. Hotel Grand Aminta is located on the hill side with the most spectacular views of Sorrento and Mount Vesuvius. When we pulled up to Hotel Grand Aminta we were all giddy about our stay, the place looked beautiful!
We were checked in quickly by the most helpful and friendly staff who explained all about the hotel and informed us of the complimentary bus service that takes you into Sorrento town. When I say bus, it was a comfortable air-conditioned coach with such lovely drivers who always gave our little man sweets and made an effort to speak to him every day.
The Grand Hotel Aminta is located on the hillside of Sorrento offering spectacular views over Sorrento and the Gulf of Naples. Only a short journey from the centre of Sorrento, The Grand Hotel Aminta is the perfect location for your trip.
We booked an economy double room in the annex which is located a short walk away from the main hotel. It literally takes 2 minutes from the pool through lovely greenery to reach the annex. I am always wary when I first see a hotel room, ever since I was a kid if I didn’t like the room I would want to leave, I need to feel safe and secure in a hotel room otherwise I panic. Even to this day my suitcase is pushed up against the door when we go to sleep! I know, everyone laughs at me but it makes me sleep better at night! I needn’t have worried as our room was just perfect. Clean, spacious and bright with a cute little balcony. The first thing we all did was have a bath after the horrific train journey (see link to post) they even had my favourite bath & shower product Dove in dispensers on the wall! Funny the little things that make you smile. Our room was air conditioned with a mini bar and lots of information about Sorrento to read.
As we arrived at dusk we didn’t really get to appreciate the pool area at the Aminta until the next morning. The pool was a great size with plenty of sun loungers for guests. They have a pool side bar overlooking the most spectacular views of Sorrento. Best place for a cold glass of prosecco! We loved spending the afternoon lounging by this gorgeous pool after a day exploring Sorrento.
Grand Hotel Aminta Restaurant
The restaurant was one of the main reasons we booked Grand Hotel Aminta as I’ve had nothing but problems on previous trips to Italy with food due to my intolerances. I’m intolerant to Wheat, Citrus and cheese! Not great when you’re in Italy hey! I have to say we were blown away with the standard of food at the Aminta. It was amazing! We stayed half board so we got a 4-course dinner each night in the beautiful dining room. The staff were brilliant with my intolerances and looked after me so well, providing everything gluten free so I didn’t feel like I was missing out at all. There is no need to eat out if you are staying at the Grand Aminta, the food is top notch and I can’t recommend it highly enough, especially if you have intolerances or are coeliac.
Breakfast consisted of a full English breakfast buffet style as well as continental. Everything you could possibly need.
You will be assigned a table at the start of your stay and will sit there for each breakfast and dinner. We were so lucky as we got a table right next to the window with the best view of Mount Vesuvius.
Grand Hotel Aminta View
The view at The Grand Hotel Aminta is absolutely stunning. There is a comfortable seating area to relax and enjoy the sunset over Sorrento and Mount vesuvius, which we did every night as it was so beautiful. You can also sit and enjoy lunch at the poolside bar whilst taking in the spectacular views.
Grand Hotel Aminta Hospitality
I must say we were very impressed with the standard of service at the Grand Hotel Aminta. From the minute we stepped foot in the hotel the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. The lovely lady on Reception checked us in quickly and our bags were at our room before we were, which was great after the train ride from hell.
The waiters in the restaurant made sure everything I was served was wheat free and we loved the way they would bring our food over with a silver cloche on our plate and remove it all at once, such a lovely touch. Our son loved it as he thought it was like a surprise every night!
The coach drivers were also fantastic making an effort to speak to our son every time we boarded and give him a sweet for the ride. The little touches were lovely.
Grand Hotel Aminta Shuttle Bus
The Grand Hotel Aminta provides a complimentary bus down to town which is so convenient! It leaves every hour and is fully air conditioned. Made it so easy to explore Sorrento with our son. The coach drivers were so friendly and I loved the drivers taste in music, much to the dismay of most people on board I loved the Backstreet boys album!!
Fun things to do in sorrento Italy
Take the hop on hop off bus and visit Positano and Amalfi
Take the ferry over to Capri
Take a stroll down to Marina Grande and have some local seafood
Take a boat tour to the Blue Lagoon
Stroll the streets of Sorrento Old Town
Explore Pompeii and Herculaneum
Sorrento Travel Tips
Travel in early or late summer to avoid high volume of crowds.
Book half board at The Grand Hotel Aminta, you wont be dissapointed
Make use of the Complimentary coach down to Sorrento Town
Get in touch with the hotel to arrange taxi to and from the airport.
Get the first coach down to Sorrento and come back and relax around the stunning pool in the afternoon.
Pre book and outdoor table for a special evening at the Grand Hotel Aminta
- Child friendly
- Value for money
- Customer service
Overall The Grand hotel Aminta offers outstanding service, spectacular views, a beautiful pool and is fantastic for families. We cannot recommend this place enough if you are planning a trip to Sorrento.