Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento

Lawyer Monthly escaped to the Grand Hotel Excelsior for what turned out to be a perfect weekend escape in the heart of Sorrento.

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. So much to do in Sorrento: the seas are warm in late October and early November – Islands to hop to, 5 UNESCO world Heritage sites in striking distance, Vesuvius to discover, the winding roads to Ravello and Positano and glorious walking in cooler weather and without the crowds…

 

The Excelsior Vittoria is an award-winning luxury hotel in the heart of Sorrento. Set in a unique location overlooking the Gulf of Naples, this 5-star Luxury hotel offers comforts with personalised service:

 

  • 84 beautiful rooms and suites, each with original period furniture, minibar, TV, safe, free internet
  • The charming Bar Vittoria with breath-taking views and two fabulous restaurants – Terrazza Bosquet Seafront Restaurant and L’Orangerie poolside bar & restaurant.
  • Boutique Spa La Serra is a unique place, immersed in the lush Mediterranean vegetation.
  • State-of-the-art gym with dedicated personal trainers
  • Stunning white marble swimming pool with Jacuzzi
  • 20,000 square metres (2 acres) of lush Mediterranean garden with pleasant walks in the shade, citrus grove, and olive
  • Six stylish spaces for meetings and events.
  • Weddings organisation facilities

 

From its top location with easy access to main archaeological areas: The Grand Dame of the Amalfi Coast, Positano, Capri, Napoli, Ischia, Rome, including beautiful boat excursions and shopping.

 

There is only one Excelsior Vittoria.

Built on the ruins of the Emperor Augustus’ villa, with sweeping views over the Bay of Naples and out to Vesuvius, the hotel is set in wonderful gardens filled with lemon trees.  Perched on the cliff, it’s in the heart of Sorrento – a pretty town with winding Roman streets, artisanal shops and great restaurants – and the hotel even has an art deco lift through the cliff to the fishing port below where the nets lie drying in the sun ….

 

  • There are 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites within easy reach, including Pompeii, Herculaneum, the Palace of Caserta and Paestum with its finest Doric temple in the world….
  • Hike in a temperate climate along the Path of the Gods – the Amalfi Coast is where Ulysses is said to have resisted the sirens…
  • Fabulous Food – home of the world’s best ice cream, lemons and tomatoes as well as fritto misto in the small coastal cafes, limoncello, Michelin-starred dining in the hotel and the strong flavours and culinary pride of the Campania wherever you venture.
  • Brave the twisting coastal roads to Positano and Ravello – so little traffic at this time of year
  • Hop to the islands of Capri or Ischia
  • Drive to the top of Vesuvius
  • Then, kick back and drink in the dolce vita.

 

 A three-night stay during November on a B&B basis is offered by Citalia (01293 765066, www.citalia.com) from £853 per person – saving up to £445 per couple. The offer includes one free night, private transfers, return flights from London Gatwick with BA. Based on departures 3 November 2017.

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