Luxury hotel holiday Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria Sorrento

The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is a majstic 5-star hotel that enjoys an outstanding position above the harbour in Sorrento. Splendid views of the town and coastline can be seen from the beautiful gardens and many of the hotel's rooms. Directly from the hotel, you can take a lift from the terrace to the harbour below, where ferries depart for Naples, Capri and Ischia.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Naples
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento

Excelsior Vittoria is a luxury 5-star 'Grand Hotel', in a superb position with splendid grounds. Fantastic cuisine and spa facilities make it an ideal spot to recuperate after exploring the Amalfi Coast.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location 5 minute walk to the centre of Sorrento

Annual opening 3 March to 8 January

Closest airport Naples

Distance from airport The hotel is about 1-hour's drive from Naples Airport

Closest railway station Sorrento Train Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is 10-minutes' drive from Sorrento Train Station

Hotel facilities and services

Swimming Pool (usually open May to October), Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, Direct Access to Port via lift, Garden, Terraces, Lift, Parking. Please note that the restaurant will be open from March to September.

Complimentary

Mini Bar with Soft Drinks for stays in deluxe rooms, junior suites and suites.

Out and about nearby

Villa Comunale Gardens in Sorrento, Markets in Sant'Agnello (Monday) and Sorrento (Tuesday), Coastal resorts of Amalfi and Positano, Ravello, with its Summer Music Festival, the historic sites of Paestum and Pompeii, the islands of Capri and Ischia, Mount Vesuvius and the historic city of Naples.

Sports nearby

Watersports and Swimming in the sea nearby.

We had a delightful holiday in Sorrento - the hotel staff were excellent and the accommodation good.
Mr C, September 2015

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,250

Holiday Code IE51

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento

Built in 1834, and now celebrating 170 years of hospitality, the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento was conceived to be one of Europe's most glamorous hotels and over the years has welcomed many of the world's celebrities. Situated at the heart of Sorrento with its entrance just off the main square, Piazza Tasso, this 19th Century villa is surrounded by extensive and beautiful gardens containing lemon and orange trees as well as a colourful array of flowers. Its outstanding position on a cliff fifty metres above the harbour means that splendid views over the Bay of Naples can be enjoyed from both the grounds and many of the rooms in the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. The lounges and dining room are on a grand scale and have wonderfully intricate frescoed ceilings, marble columns and ornate stucco mouldings. Guests preferring to eat outside can take advantage of the spacious terrace with its breathtaking vista or enjoy a light snack on the terrace by the swimming pool. Bedrooms are situated in three interconnected buildings and are decorated in Belle Epoque style, many with original furniture, and overlook either the sea or the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria's beautiful gardens. Suites are available on request. An added advantage is the lift on the terrace behind the hotel which takes guests directly to the harbour below, where ferries depart for Naples, Capri and Ischia.

Room descriptions

Grand Hotel Excelsior has 98 rooms with bath and WC, air-conditioning, television, telephone and minibar.

Classic Double or Twin with garden view some rooms will have a balcony
Superior Double or Twin with sea view some rooms will have a balcony
Deluxe Double or Twin with sea view and balcony
Junior Suite with garden view
Superior Junior Suite with partial sea view
Deluxe Junior Suite with sea view
Superior Suite with sea view
Deluxe Suite with sea view
One-of-a-kind Suite with sea view
We had a delightful holiday in Sorrento - the hotel staff were excellent and the accommodation good.
Mr C, September 2015

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,250

Holiday Code IE51

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento, our clients usually fly to Naples airport or arrive by train at Naples railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price. It is also possible to have a hire-car for a stay at this hotel, especially if you want to tour the region. We will arrange this for you if required.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum stay of 3 nights between 14 to 17 April, 24 to 16 December and 30 December to 1 January.

Children: One child under the age of 11 stays free of charge on a bed and breakfast basis when sharing with parents.

We had a delightful holiday in Sorrento - the hotel staff were excellent and the accommodation good.
Mr C, September 2015

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,250

Holiday Code IE51

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento

About Amalfi Coast

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Amalfi Coast is perfect for those looking for relaxation as well as sightseeing in coastal towns such as Amalfi, Positano, Ravello and Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast as well as the islands of Capri and Ischia. The Amalfi Coast is best known for its dramatic coastal scenery, deep gorges and violently-shaped rocks that plunge into a deep blue sea, tempered by the luxuriant vegetation that thrives in the favourable climate; lemons, oranges, olives, almonds, vines, camellias and bougainvillaea. Human habitation thrives in the tiny fishing villages in rocky coves and in the pink and white-washed flat-roofed or domed buildings that hug the cliffs in layers. The Amalfi Coast's history of trading throughout the Mediterranean still shows in the Moorish and Byzantine architectural styles; domes and arcades, wrought-iron balconies and colourful ceramic tiles which depict the region. The cuisine of the Amalfi Coast is light and simple, based on local fish and shellfish, lemons and oranges, mozzarella and fresh herbs. Whilst the climate of the Amalfi Coast is particularly appealing too, there are numerous excursion and sightseeing possibilities for your holiday including the islands of Procida, Capri and Ischia, the city of Naples, the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the romance of Ravello, the bustle of Sorrento and the charm of Positano.

Highlights of the Amalfi Coast

A drive along the Amalfi coast from Positano to Amalfi offers stunning and breath-taking scenery. Visit the Emerald Cave near Vettica Minore by boat. Enjoy the superb view of the coast from the 13th Century Gothic Villa Rufolo in Ravello (we offer garden tour holidays of the Amalfi Coast and Capri including a visit to Villa Rufolo). Spend a full day visiting the awe-inspiring site of Pompeii, visiting the remains of the villas containing both vibrant and delicate frescoes. Herculaneum is nearby and also worth visiting. The Greek site of Paestum has outstanding Doric temples. In the resort of Amalfi stroll along the Via Genova and the Via Capuano taking in the typical architecture of Campania with the flower-covered balconies, narrow alleyways leading to fountain-filled little squares. Take the chairlift on Capri to Monte Solaro or walk to the Migliara Belvedere for a view of the lighthouse. On Ischia visit the beaches of Citara and Maronti and enjoy a morning's walk to Monte Epomeo for panoramic views of the coast. Well worth visiting is the often-forgotten island of Procida between Naples and Ischia, with its vines and fishing, flat roofed white houses and atmosphere most characteristic of the region in bygone days. Visit Vietri for ceramics as well as stalls of lemons, garlic and peppers.

Cultural highlights of the Amalfi Coast

The House of the Vettii at Pompeii, the baroque Palazzo Reale at Caserta, Villa Jovis in Capri, the Doric temples of Paestum, Michelozzo`s tomb of Cardinal Rinaldo Brancaccio in the 14th Century church of Sant`Angelo, and in Naples: `Modesty` by Antonio Corradini in the Cappella Sansevero, the Gothic church of San Lorenzo Maggiore and the Majolica tiles in the cloisters of the 14th Century Santa Chiara.

Festivals on the Amalfi Coast

The Ravello music festival June to July, the festival of San Costanzo on 14 May on Capri, the festival of Sant`Antonio in Anacapri on 13 June, the festival of Madonna della Liberta in Marina Grande in September, Lo Sbarco dei Saraceni in Positano on the second Sunday in August.

Gastronomy of the Amalfi Coast

Neapolitan cuisine is now famous the world over for its use of tomatoes, pizza, mozzarella cheese, dried pasta and lemons. Local specialities include Mozzarella in Carrozza, Panzanella alla napoletana, Pasta alla sorrentina (with scamorza cheese and tomatoes), Sartu (an elaborate rice pie stuffed with meats, sausages, mushrooms etc), Timballo di Maccheroni (also elaborate with maccheroni baked in a pie and a sauce of chicken livers, mushrooms and black truffles), Carciofi ripieni alla napoletana (baked stuffed artichokes), Coviglie (a mousse-like dessert), Sproccolati (sun-dried figs on sticks) and Sfogliatelle (breakfast pastries). The region produces a number of excellent red and white wines. The most famous white is called Lacrimi Christi, from vines grown on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Taurasi from Avellino is a full-bodied red. Capri, Ischia and Sorrento all produce their own local wines.

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