This luxurious Sorrento hotel will be celebrating 180 years of business in 2014, under the direction of the Fiorentino family since 1834. Ideally located in the heart of Sorrento, with views of Vesuvius, the hotel’s luxurious amenities include high-end suites and rooms with sea views, a private garden, swimming pool with hydro-massage/ Jacuzzi, boutique holistic spa, panoramic terrace, free Wifi, children’s playground and citrus grove.
For children there’s also a five-a-side soccer field and a basketball area, as well as pizza lessons: how to prepare the real Neapolitan pizza. The jewel in the Grand Hotel’s crown is its Michelin star gourmet restaurant Terrazza Bosquet headed up by Chef Luigi Tramontano. Dine on the restaurant’s iconic terrace with a menu of regional and Mediterranean cuisine using fresh, local produce. Or for some relaxation time head to the hotel’s Boutique Spa La Serra; with its exclusive signature rituals, facials and massages.
If you’re staying at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria over the summer months you can rent a motorboat for excursions along the picturesque coast and the peninsula of Sorrento, Positano and Capri. And, believe it or not, it’s also possible to enjoy diving and snorkelling in the area, which the hotel’s concierge can help to arrange.
Sorrento, 60 minutes from Naples International Airport.
96 rooms and suites. Each of the suites is individual, with plush décor and fabulous views. The Caruso suite has a sweeping terrace and is home to Enrico Caruso’s, the famous tenor’s, original piano.