The seaside town of Sorrento, on the western tip of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, provides a picturesque base from which to explore the region’s best sights. Iconic attractions such as the Arthurs Seat Eagle and Peninsula Hot Springs are just a short drive from this historic spot. Visitors can enjoy a stroll down Ocean Beach Road, lined with heritage limestone buildings, before sunbathing by the bay. Read on to discover our top accommodation picks in Sorrento – all bookable on Culture Trip.
Sorrento City Style is a great place to host a group beach getaway. This sandstone four-bedroom townhouse comfortably sleeps eight and is equipped with all the amenities you could possibly need, including a barbecue and an entertaining deck for those warm summer nights. Craving a coffee and a piece of Sorrento’s famous vanilla slice? No problem – the shops are just a few steps away.
Corfu Sorrento is one of Sorrento’s hottest properties; take one glance at its modern furnishings and you’ll soon see why. The place has been meticulously landscaped, with a spacious outdoor decking area and a magnesium mineral swimming pool offering the perfect space to unwind in the summer sun. If you’re more of a beach lover, both of Sorrento’s main beaches are close by.
This environmentally conscious abode is perfect for the eco-savvy traveller. Sorrento Beach House was designed with sustainability in mind and boasts a range of energy-saving features – from hydronic heating to solar panels – that don’t compromise comfort. It’s also a short walk to the shops and tucked away on a quiet side street, away from the bustle of Ocean Beach Road.
Head northeast from Sorrento and you’ll arrive in the town of Rye, a sleepy suburb that comes alive in the warmer months. Aquabelle has seven apartments available by the bay, allowing you to enjoy Rye’s spectacular turquoise-hued waters from a stylish home base. Each has been decked out with bright modern finishings and emanates coastal charm.
The pristine limestone facade of Carmel at Sorrento was built over a hundred years ago, but the interiors of its luxury lodgings are anything but dated. Carmel at Sorrento, in the heart of the Sorrento village, offers six boutique apartments and one penthouse, all fully equipped with modern appliances and thoughtfully designed. Its location is unbeatable, but what really sets Carmel at Sorrento apart are the little touches; from the chic furnishings to the hidden smart TV and the dedicated tea brewing station, the owners have thought of every convenience to make your stay a happy one.
Less than five minutes outside of Sorrento, the Portsea Village Resort is ideal for those seeking a hotel experience close to the Mornington Peninsula’s best attractions. Whip up breakfast in your full-size kitchen, or grab a croissant at Le Capucin in Portsea village, before lounging by one of the two on-site pools. The property has 25 boutique apartments and is situated directly opposite pretty Portsea Beach.
At Buoys On Queens you have a choice between two accommodation types, depending on your needs – a stylish studio or a private cabin-style suite. Eat your included continental breakfast under the garden’s banksia trees before heading out to explore the Peninsula. If a day of sunbathing is on the cards, Sorrento Back Beach is less than 500m (a third of a mile) away.
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