Sorrento is the perfect location to explore the Amalfi Coast and the Sorrentine Peninsula. We have scouted out the most impressive addresses to make sure that you sleep in style while visiting this stunning coastal town.
This turn-of-the-century property sits on a seaside cliff and is surrounded by 20,000 square metres (5 acres) of lush garden, complete with citrus and olive groves. Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is home to two restaurants, one of which is Michelin-starred, and its in-house bar boasts glorious views over the Bay of Naples. The hotel’s 84 rooms are furnished with antiques and luxe fabrics and the Boutique Spa La Serra has everything you need for the perfect pampering session.
Grand Hotel La Favorita
Located in the heart of Sorrento this five-star hotel has views of the sea and its own lemon grove. Rooms are spacious and furnished with a mix of antique furniture and the region’s famous Majolica-tiled floors. The rooftop pool has a wonderful view of the nearby San Paolo church on one side and of the sea on the other.
Parco dei Principi
This hotel just begs to be Instagrammed. Designed in the early 1960s by the famed architect Gio Ponti, who transformed an abandoned turn-of-the-century villa into a chic, modern hotel with a good dose of Sorrento style. Located on the outskirts of town the sleek building is all graphic blue and white, echoing the colours of the sea view. There is a private beach on the rocks beneath the hotel, a saltwater pool and 28,000 square metres (7 acres) of gardens filled with rare plants.
Maison La Minervetta
Bold colours and strong shapes are the aesthetic at this design hotel built in the 1950s by a Danish-Italian couple. Today, the hotel is run by their grandchild who has filled the house with books, pottery, furniture and art from travels around the world. Located on the cliff above the Marina Grande about a 15-minute walk from Sorrento’s historic centre each of the 12 rooms have a sea view. There is a plunge pool and a private staircase down to the beach. Breakfast and late afternoon aperitivo are served on an outside terrace daily.
Impeccable service, views for days and complimentary prosecco every night are just a few of the details that make the Bellevue Syrene a luxe stay on the Sorrento coast. Constructed on the footprint of a Roman-era villa thought to have been built by Emperor Augustus, today the many levels built into the cliff are just as luxurious as centuries ago. All of the rooms are sea-facing and the public spaces are characterised by cool white marble and tiles with touches of blue, turquoise, green and violet. For the sunbathers, there is a pool and a private pier over the sea. Or take a break from the summer heat with a few hours at the wellness centre.
Sleep in an opulent 15th-century palazzo that has been in the Savarese family for centuries. Furnished with family antiques and artwork, the rooms and suites overlook the gardens of the Piazza San Francesco. The staff offer a personalised service and can help you charter boats and arrange visits to nearby towns. There are two dining options on site, the formal La Terrazza restaurant and the more relaxed Il Marzialino.