Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

34 Piazza Tasso, Sorrento

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19
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  • Rooms19
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service19
  • Overall19
8
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Most recent review:

What I liked:

Views, Restaurant, Like An Oasis in Sorrento

What the hotel could do better:

Nothing, had a wonderful stay!

DJ

Stayed May 2015

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Hotel Description

The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria benefits from a phenomenal location, right in the heart of Sorrento, high on a cliff overlooking the harbor and separated from the bustling Piazza Tasso by orange groves and acres of parkland. The hotel itself comprises three separate villas, all built between 1834 and 1880. This is a true Grand Hotel in the old style, its past guests including Wagner and Goethe, and the opera singer Enrico Caruso was a resident for a time in the twenties, his suite today remaining more or less as he left it.

The hotel, long Sorrento's finest, has been restored recently, but not redesigned — rooms are still outfitted with period furniture, and ornate frescoes decorate the ceilings of some suites. The only modern intrusions are those most necessary for survival, namely satellite television and air conditioning. Most rooms have balconies, overlooking the gardens and groves, and the higher-end suites, facing the bay, have spectacular ocean views.

There are two restaurants, the traditional Vittoria dining room, all 19th century elegance, and the breezy, contemporary Bosquet, the terrace restaurant, with its stunning view of the bay. Once a week during the summer months a buffet dinner is served on the Vittoria Terrace, by candlelight, accompanied by a small orchestra.

Fifty meters below the hotel is the seafront, and the hotel's private elevator transports guests down the cliffside, to the harbor. Here there are boats available for hire, for exploring the coastline, and hydrofoil services link Sorrento with Capri, Naples, and Ischia. From Naples to Pompeii and round to the Amalfi Coast, the entire region is beautifully scenic and rich with history (the hotel's gardens are now home to authentic Roman columns unearthed during construction) — and the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is an ideal home base from which to venture forth and explore.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 96 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Need to Know

A one night deposit is due at the time of booking. Pets are allowed (charges may apply). Wi-Fi is complimentary. Parking is available on site, free of charge.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

12pm,

Check out:

11am

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Need to Know

A one night deposit is due at the time of booking. Pets are allowed (charges may apply). Wi-Fi is complimentary. Parking is available on site, free of charge.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

12pm,

Check out:

11am

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