About the Hotel
The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is a family-friendly luxury destination resort located in the town center of Sorrento, just 60 km south of Napoli, in the heart of Sorrento Peninsula on the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples. The building is secluded from the main square by private gardens with citrus groves. Guests pass through the main gate and through the gardens to find the Hotel right on the seafront of Sorrento. The hotel dates back to the early 1800’s and is built on the very same spot where the Roman Emperor August had his villa. The hotel is owned and managed by the Fiorentino family for six generations.
The hotel has 91 rooms with a view, including 21 suites among which the famous Pompeii, Enrico Caruso, Pavarotti and Royal suites. The Excelsior Vittoria is a historic Grand Hotel comprising three different blocks built between 1834 and 1880. Precisely because of its unique layout, the Hotel is able to offer a generous selection of rooms with a variety of features. Almost all rooms have a terrace or a balcony overlooking the Bay of Naples or the beautiful hotel grounds. All rooms have private bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar, safe and direct-dial telephone.
The historic suites are tastefully furnished with original period furniture and have a terrace looking out over the Bay, affording splendid views and spectacular sunsets. The Enrico Caruso suite, very much in demand, retains the same decor and furnishings as when the famous Italian tenor stayed there for more several months, in 1921. The Pompeii Suite has recently been renovated and decorated with frescoes inspired by the decoration of the most handsome villas in nearby Pompeii.
The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is notable not least for its private gardens, which lead from the main square of Sorrento to the Hotel entrance. Five acres of luxuriant grounds full of beautiful Mediterranean plants and flowers, the gardens are an important part of Sorrento, containing a number of very old specimens and magnificent blooms. Guests can enjoy a stroll and admire the plants, or simply relax in the shade of the trees and take in the unparalleled beauty of the Bay of Naples. And with no shortage of different paths to follow, this is also the ideal place to take a jog or do a few keep-fit exercises in the open air.
The swimming pool is situated in the garden and the guests can relax and bathe in the perfect setting, and enjoy good food sitting in the orange grove nearby. Located in the park, surrounded by olive trees, orange and lemon trees, by huge Mediterranean pine trees, palms and bougainvillea… green, white and pink colors matching with the natural-colored pool. 0.85 to 1.70 meters deep, 11.60 meters wide, 25 meters long, the pool has an entrance area with comfortable steps entering in the water: once inside, you find yourself in the 0.85 meters deep area where there is the water massage that you enjoy while sitting on a marble bench.
The central and final area is for swimming: the central one has got a sophisticated system for swimming upstream. The material used for the pool is a natural colored marble put in small pieces 3 cm X 3 cm in order to create a mosaic. The edge and the external part of the floor is in Trani’;s marble installed following the Antique Romans’ style “opus romano.” The part next to the edge is made of wood teak, a prestigious material, the same used for boat decks.
The children’s pool, with the same material, has been created some meters far from the main pool in order not to disturb the adults. Between the adults’; pool and the children’;s pool there is something unique… the Roman Emperor Augustus not only had his villa where the Excelsior Vittoria is today but also a…swimming pool! In fact, during the works, some ruins have been found: first of all a lead tube with the writing “Marco Aurelio Antonino”, who maybe was the plumber! Then some walls with waste outlets which make the experts think it was a pool. These ruins are visible and protected by a railing.
The solarium made of teak was completed in 2006 and reaches the surface of 800 sm. The new area is used in Summer time for special events such as jazz concerts.
The Boutique SPA La Serra
The Boutique SPA La Serra is a unique location within the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria’s two acre orange grove. Created in a converted 19th Century greenhouse, adjoining the hotel’s swimming-pool, La Serra is surrounded by olive and orange trees and enjoys natural sunlight for most of the day. The Boutique SPA La Serra offers exclusive rituals and treatments to purify the body and soothe the senses with the most natural products and essential oils of Cinq Mondes and Signature brands.
La Serra has two separate treatment suites, a single one and a double one for couples. Each suite fully equipped for the ultimate pampering has its own private Jacuzzi bath-tub, a rain shower and according to the season or weather conditions, a private garden for outdoor relaxation, private changing room; a single room for shiatsu massage and treatments with private changing room and an additional room for manicure and pedicure. Very popular is the Honeymoon treatment in the tween suite.
Places of Interest Nearby
Places of interest nearby include Capri, Positano, Amalfi and Ischia where it is possible to organize an excursion with the private yacht of the hotel along the Amalfi Coast. Other places include Pompeii, Ravello, Peastum and Naples where it is possible to organize an excursion with a private transfer.
Restaurants & Bar
The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria brings more then one hundreds years of tradition and excellence of services. Our gastronomic offers include three restaurants:
The Vittoria restaurant– with its original decorated ceilings of the early 19th century. This restaurant is dedicated to the breakfast with its full American buffet and to gala dinners and wedding.
The Terrazza Bosquet– our gourmet Michelin Star restaurant specialized in the Italian traditional cuisine with a touch of modern art of the kitchen. All the ingredients of our dishes are collected and fished every morning. Our goal is to offer the experience of testing the local culture and the tradition. The characteristic of the restaurant is the stunning view overlooking the bay of Naples.
L’Orangerie poolside bar & restaurant– offers delicious favourites in a relaxed, comfortable, and exciting environment, located in the orange grove by the pool area is open every day for lunch and dinner during the summer season. The food concept is based on three principles: Mediterranean character, absolute quality in row materials and modernity. The menu will support local purveyors, regional flavours. At night, the restaurant’;s bar transforms into a glamour lounge area offerings include late night tapas style small plates as well as local, domestic and international draught and bottled wine, exotic, specialty cocktails by our barman, and great music.
Romantic Weddings and Honeymoon in Sorrento
There is no better way to celebrate the most romantic day, than a romantic wedding in Sorrento. The cool sea breeze of the deep blue Mediterranean Sea, the breathtaking sunset and the majestic view of Sorrento, is what fairytale weddings at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is made of. Spending the special wedding night in one of the most romantic suites will make the Honeymoon in Sorrento a dream come true.
Family Friendly Resort
The resort Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is a vacation paradise for all ages and of course we love kids. The families will have a wonderful time staying with us. We have very large comfortable family suites and connecting rooms. Special amenities and menu, baby-sitting service on demand, designed area devoted to the children, with a soccer field, basketball courts, play ground and a large park. Pizza cooking lesson and snorkeling in the Marine Park are available on demand. With no unauthorized visitors to the resort, we have high levels of safety and security.
Yacht Day Cruise of Amalfi Coast and Capri
Enjoy a full/half day cruise tour with our private yacht and skipper. One of the most special and unique experiences of an holiday at Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. The cruise along the Amalfi Coast, with Li Galli Islands and the beautiful Island of Capri and Ischia is a fascinating journey. A long the cost, in the natural sea reserve, there are many little bay and typical fishing village restaurant and few Michelin star chef.One of the most known is the Nerano Bay and also Positano, Amalfi and many others.
We organize a memorable day of private cooking class professionally trained by our chef Luigi Tramontano. We have an idyllic setting where guests can learn the secrets of authentic regional Italian cuisine. We offer a unique chance to learn about Italian and Neapolitan cuisine through an exclusive hands-on approach in the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria kitchen. Clients will learn how to prepare a full menu and afterwards enjoy it while sampling local wines and extra virgin olive oils during lunch. We also organize Pizza cooking lesson for adult and children.
Why Do We Love It?
- Relax in the tranquil garden, swim in the pool or head down to the pier
- Amazing views over the Mediterranean Sea and Mt. Vesuvius
- Experience a gourmet dinner at Michelin-starred restaurants
- Family-friendly luxury destination resort
- Overlooking the Bay of Naples
Departure Lounge Travel Clients Get:
- Early check-in / late check-out if available
- Upgrade on arrival if available
- $100 hotel / resort credit
- Breakfast for two daily
- Complimentary Wi-Fi