We had a wonderful holiday – Jo’s birthday treat to remember.

The Belair – what an excellent choice of Hotel!  As its name suggests it is in the “good air”.

Although the hotel is on a busy road into Sorrento, the Belair is perfectly quiet as it is built into the cliff face below road level. The entrance is at roof level and our bedroom was 4 floors down.

We had a lovely room with a big balcony – it was worth having a Superior Room.  We stayed half-board and always took the view that if we wanted to eat out at night, so be it.  As it happened that was good for us too as we did all the tourist “stuff” Pompeii, Herculaneum, Amalfi coast, Capri etc. and so at the end of the day the last thing we wanted to do was to go back down into town for supper – as it was about a half hour walk!!  The food at the Hotel was excellent and it was a full service, not a buffet.

They took great care of Jo’s gluten free requirements too, and the views over the bay of Naples and Vesuvius  were stunning, so no better place to eat.

We discovered towards the end of our week that there are steps (200 +) that go down from the Pool Bar to the sea and from there you can walk into the little port you can see from the Hotel and then from then on into the next port or centre of Sorrento – you don’t have to go along the main road.

We did not need to use the holiday company’s rep or the hotel to book our trips – just took ourselves off to the train station or port and booked our own way.

We didn’t have time to use the pool – 10 days would have been better than 7 if you want to see all the sights and have time to relax, but we had a wonderful time.

Thanks for all your help in organising the trip.