Bed and breakfasts in Sorrento

Sorrento's Relais Correale Rooms & Garden B&B.
A room at the Relais Correale Rooms & Garden, a B&B amid citrus groves in Sorrento where double rooms start at €59

Get to know the locals by staying in a small Sorrento B&B, where rates start at €49

The Bed & Breakfast concept—a handful of rooms run as an inn by a family in their own home—has recently spread throughout Italy and there are now nearly as many B&Bs in Sorrento (55) as there are hotels (75).

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How much does a B&B in Sorrento cost?

Expect to pay anywhere from €70 to €140 for a double room at a typical B&B—though rates can start as low as €49.

To put that in perspective, B&Bs are usually anywhere from 5% to 40% cheaper than hotels in the same neighborhood. Plus, don't forget you're getting breakfast out of the deal (not to mention—usually—that small, cozy, welcoming atmosphere).

What is a Sorrento B&B like?

An Italian bed and breakfast essentially works something like a small hotel that provides breakfast and is located in the owner's home (or at least an a converted apartment in their building). The size is limited to no more than 3–4 rooms or 6–8 beds total.

This usually means a cozy, welcoming, friendly place with a bit more interaction with your hosts than at a hotel.

Note that there's a thin line (often just which set of local standards, requirements, and legal complications the owner wants to deal with) between what's called a B&B and what's called affittacamere (rental rooms).

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How long does Sorrento take?

Planning your time: Sorrento has maybe 2-3 hours of mediocre sightseeing. To be brutally honest it is probably the least interesting town in this area. It is only famous for its location.

Sorrento makes an ideal base for exploring Campania thanks to its location at the nexus of regional public transit—pretty much the only place from which you can get anywhere without having to change mode of transportation: Trains direct to Pompeii and Naples; ferries to Capri; buses or ferries down the Amalfi Coast.

If you prefer the home-base style of travel, Sorrento is the perfect base. Figure on three days/two nights here (hit Pompeii on the train ride down from Naples—you can store your luggage temporarily at the Pompei train station—then spend one day each visiting Capri and the Amalfi Coast).

If, however, you prefer to travel from town to town, just treat Sorrento as a way-station to switch from train to bus or ferry; skip Sorrento entirely and sleep in a more interesting locale on the Amalfi Coast or Capri.

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