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Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
Why we like it
- Grand hotel perched on a cliff above Sorrento's scenic port
- Palatial setting with views over the Mediterranean and Mount Vesuvius
- The choice of monarchs and celebrities, including George V and Marilyn Monroe
- Michelin-starred fine dining
- Member of the Leading Hotels of the World
The port is easily accessible thanks to the hotel's own lift, effortlessly whisking you between the hotel and the bay.
That is why you use a travel agent and a company like A&K because you are always taken care of not only at the point of sale but during the travel, and after your return home if the need should arise.
- GJ, Tour Consultant
The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria epitomises Amalfi Coast luxury and exudes Italian elegance. Founded by the Florentinos in 1834, the Vittoria has been in business for over 180 years and is arguably the most stylish place to stay when visiting Sorrento. Located just off the main square, the hotel is nestled amid five glorious acres of citrus grove and landscaped gardens, creating a wonderful sense of tranquillity in the heart of town. Legend has it that the hotel shares its location with the site of Roman Emperor Augustus' own villa.
There are 92 lavishly decorated rooms and suites with high ceilings and opulent marble floors. Each suite has a story to tell, with many named after the past celebrities who have resided there; The Caruso Suite is perhaps the most renowned with its large sweeping terrace, and it is home to the tenor's original piano. Classic and Deluxe Sea View rooms afford beautiful bay views and private verandas: the perfect spot to enjoy a peaceful breakfast. Begin your evening with cocktails on the panoramic terrace of Bar Vittoria, with views overlooking the Bay of Naples and the island of Capri in the far distance, before heading down to Michelin-starred restaurant, Terazza Bosquet. L'Orangerie is a pleasant poolside restaurant and bar offering Mediterranean favourites.
The hotel also has a large swimming pool with hydro-massage and Jacuzzi, luxury holistic Spa, complimentary Wi-Fi and children's playground. Accessible by both land and sea, Gran Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is the perfect base from which to explore the nearby historical sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Best time to be there
Coastal areas and the islands are great year round, although July and August can be very hot. The arts and opera seasons are generally at their peak outside these months. August is very much a shut down month as Italians take their annual break.
Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Milan, Pisa, Rome and Verona (British Airways), Naples and Venice (British Airways or bmi)
2 hours - 2 hours 30 minutes
GMT +1 hour
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