Towers Hotel Stabiae Sorrento Coast
What We Love
- A Sorrento Coast escape with sea and volcano views, breakfast and tons of extrasThe Mediterranean cuisine and views of Mount Vesuvius from the elegant Gouache Restaurant
- The gleaming stretch of private beach, which is open over summer
- Taking a boat excursion around the Bay of Naples and to the islands of Capri and Ischia
- Enjoying your tons and tons of extras, like a spa discount and a welcome soft drink
What To Know
- The on-site restaurant has gluten-free options
- Off the beaten path location; you'll need a car to explore the area
- WiFi can be spotty
Sitting on the spectacular Bay of Naples, the Towers Hotel Stabiae is in a fantastic location between Sorrento and Pompeii. It also offers stunning views of Mount Vesuvius across the water. The hotel cuts a striking figure against the Mediterranean background, its pristine, minimalist white exterior popping against the deep blue of the sea.
The hotel is set on a seafront promenade, which leads down to a private stretch of beach, where you can lounge in deck chairs under parasols. The beach is also where you can catch ferry services to the nearby islands of Ischia and Capri. Enjoy rejuvenating treatments in the spa and swims in the heated freshwater pool, as well as fresh cuisine against the backdrop of Vesuvius on Gouache Restaurant’s stunning al fresco terrace.
Good to know
The private beach is open from May 20 to the beginning of October, and the swimming pool is open from the end of April to the beginning of October (both depending on the weather). At both, you’ll have use of umbrellas, chairs and beach towels.
Bedrooms are furnished in a contemporary minimalist style with parquet floors and soft pastel hues, and they command stunning views of the bay. Each has a marble bathroom with a bathtub and shower.
Gouache restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine, which is as delicious as it is healthy. This is accompanied by wines that are sourced from across the country and served on a terrace looking out across the bay.
The Spamarine wellness center boasts a sauna Turkish bath and solarium, plus two balneo treatment pools and a beautiful relaxation area by the modern hydro-jet pool. There are a variety of excellent health and beauty treatments on offer, too.
The hotel is located a short distance from Sorrento, a beautiful old city along cliffs on the Bay of Naples. The destination showcases its rich history through its Roman archaeological sites and old churches and basilicas. It also boasts a number of great restaurants and charming little cafés. The hotel organizes regular boat trips to the stunning islands of Ischia and Capri, both renowned for their beautiful sandy beaches and verdant interiors. There are also regular excursions to the Roman city of Pompeii, all but destroyed in ancient times by the famous volcano eruption. Here, you’ll find a stunning open-air museum showing life in the days of the Roman Empire.
How to Get There
This former cement works has been transformed into a 4 star hotel. It has many pleasant aspects but retains disadvantages of its former character. Isolated on the coast was no doubt excellent when it came to cement transportation by land or sea: but the hotel offers only a shuttle service to Vico Equense - a small town that is too far away to walk to. The shuttle strangely ceases to operate through early afternoon and early evening - just when residents may want to lift. The shuttle brings you next to the station where you can catch the Circumvesuviana to Sorrento, Pompeii, Herculaneum and other places of interest. But the shuttle arrival times often coincide just after the train has left - so you wait another half hour for the next train.
The hotel itself has some nice features. The restaurant is good although very restrictive if you are vegetarian. The staff are friendly and the cleaning is first rate (clean towels and bedding every other day or, sometimes, every day). We stayed a fortnight and it became obvious that we were the exception as most guests arrived by coach for one or two nights and took trips using the hotel as a central base from which to access Roman remains in the Gulf of Naples and the spectacular scenery of the Amalfi coast. Normally we hire a car when on holiday but, the gashes and scratches on almost all the local vehicles, decided us not to risk it. So we would recommend Towers as a short-term stop rather than a long-term holiday destination.
Two couples and a single from New Zealand. We stayed here at the end of our Italy trip and it was perfect! From the moment we turned up too early for check in, Simona D took care of us and made us welcome (thank you for the amazing rooms with views across the bay to Vesuvius!). This hotel was our relaxing oasis after Florence and Naples and the perfect place to recharge and explore Pompeii and Sorrento from. Everything is luxurious and clean and the hotel grounds are huge allowing you to stroll around the waterfront taking the best photos.
The staff are all so wonderful, especially the tall bar tender who puts so much care and attention into every order, and the friendly waiter who had recently spent 6 months in Australia and treated us amazingly well - always with a smile and a chat. The restaurant food and service is amazing and we dined while watching the sun set over the bay with magical views of Vesuvius. Even if you aren't staying you should definately dine here! Breakfast was great, with so many options, and you can dine inside or outside on the beautiful patio. Some of the best espresso we had while in Italy!
The wellness centre is definately worth a visit, so peaceful and clean and relaxing, and they have a gym free to use too. The pool is well kept, and the lifeguard was friendly and helpful and you can even order refreshments and food from your deckchair. The private beach is wonderful for a swim in the bay or just sunning yourself and relaxing.
The hotel does regular drop offs and pick ups to Vico Equense, and the driver was great, and takes you right near the train station where you can easily travel on to Sorrento or back to Pompeii and even Naples. We got off the shuttle and immediately took pics of the views! Also, you must stop by the Tren DY cafe next door to the train station in Vico Equense for a coffee too, Giovanni is the young man behind the counter who takes so much care in his service.
We stayed at the Towers, Sorrento for three nights and were part of a group tour. We requested and was given a room upgrade at own expense, it was suite and was very nice.
Note: other tour members had an ant infestation in their room and luggage and were bitten. They spent two hours+ on luggage / clothes de-infestation and were given a room change.
The Towers hotel is a bit remote. A shuttle is available at certain hours to take you into the nearest town.
The breakfast buffet was very good and the dinners were excellent.
The hotel had Wi-Fi but it was slow and unreliable.
We chose this hotel because it was central to the places we wanted to visit: Pompeii, Vesvius, Naples, Sorrento and Capri. Unfortunately it is very isolated, there was really only one restaurant within walking distance and it was closed the entire time we were there. We had a rental car but decided to take the train to Naples because we were told it would be impossible to find parking. The hotel shuttle bus does not link up well with the train. The train leaves at 6 minutes past the hour and the shuttle bus arrives at 8-10 minutes past. Same on the return trip, the link up is not good. Instead we took a taxi back (17 euro). The room was large but the furniture was very old and worn. There was no wardrobe, no press space, just a couple on hangers on a baggage trolly. The bathroom was very nice, large and seemed to have been modernised. There was a balcony with 2 chairs. Unfortunately they decided to build a wall on the balcony so when you sat down all you could see was the wall. Such a shame since the view was the best feature of this hotel. We tried to book some of the trips offered by the hotel. After being told a couple of times that we were too late to book, I finally said ok which trips are available for the rest of the time we were here and eventually the person at reception said there were no trips they had not started yet. We were there until May 13th. The following day we found out that it is very easy to book day trips via the tourist office in Sorrento though why the hotel didn't tell us that I have no idea. Breakfast in the hotel was OK, there was a reasonable choice but the quality was not great. Staff were in general disinterested. Coffee from teh coffee machine was terrible and the food was 95% the same each day.
I would recommend skipping the spa. We used it once, the sauna was warm not hot and the ice room was not particularly cold. The jacuzzi was not particularly warm either. From looking at the website we had high expectations, unfortunately they did not even come close to being met. One very positive point, the cleaning lady was excellent, she did a great job every day. Such a pity the rest of the staff were not as enthuasiastic.
We stayed here after booking online, with a complimentary room upgrade and late check out. The room 334 was amazing. Spacious, gorgeous expansive vies of the Napoli Coast, Vesuvius. Showers were super small. The view and amenities were fabulous. Above all the staff we hugely accommodating for an english speaking couple that arrived after midnight and from 24 plus hours of travel. Thanks for your hospitality.