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The most popular suite at the historic Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is the Enrico Caruso suite; it still retains much of the same decor and furnishings it had when the famous Italian tenor called it home in 1921. Such lavish accommodations are the norm at this Gulf of Naples getaway — the Suites Degli Aranci overlook the orange grove, while the Pompeii Suite features original frescoes. There's much to do, including exploring the citrus and olive groves, swimming in the large pool, taking the lift to the pier below the hotel, sightseeing by motorboat along the coastline or day-tripping to nearby Capri, Naples or Ischia.
The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is a family-friendly luxury destination resort located in the town centre of Sorrento, just 60km 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 1800s 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 98 rooms with a view, including 22 suites among which the famous Pompeii and Enrico Caruso 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 décor 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.
We have three restaurants; are very different from one another.the Vittoria with its original decorated ceilings of the early 19th century, where is served the full american buffet breakfast. The Terrazza Bosquet which is the gourmet restaurant, more intimate room, at its best in spring and summer when diners can enjoy the view from the beautiful terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples. And l'Orangerie, in the orange grove by the pool, open lunch and dinner during the summer, where is possible to enjoy pizza, grilled fish and meat, local recipes and have fun in the evening in the lounge area. One day a week during summer, a candle-lit buffet dinner is served to all guests on the panoramic "Vittoria Terrace"with live music live orchestra playing romantic melodies and the lights of Naples twinkling across the Bay.
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 colours matching with the natural-coloured pool. 0.85 to 1.70 metres deep, 11.60 metres wide, 25 metres long, the pool has an entrance area with confortable steps entering in the water: once inside, you find yourself in the 0.85 metres 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 coloured marble put in small pieces 3 cm X 3cm 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 metres 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 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 the Organic Pharmacy, Salin de Biosel 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.
Place of interest nearby include Capri, Positano, Amalfi and Ischia where is possible to organize escursion with the private yacht of the hotel along the Amalfi Coast. Pompeii, Ravello, Peastum and Naples where is possible to organize escursion with the private transfer.
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.
- Car rental desk
- Doctor on call
- Free parking
- Laundry/Valet service
- Room service
- Wakeup service
- Children's Program
- 220 AC
- 24-hour security
- Early check-in
- Late check-out available
- Safe deposit box
- Water sports
- Complimentary continental breakfast
- Currency exchange
- Dry cleaning
- High speed internet access
- Limousine service
- Turndown service
- Wedding services
- Family plan
- 220 DC
- Air conditioning
- Multilingual staff
- Pets allowed
- Tennis court
- Complimentary breakfast
- Complimentary full american breakfast
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily breakfast in Vittoria restaurant already included in rates
- A welcome drink on arrival
- Complimentary one-way ticket for Capri
- VIP amenities in the room
- Complimentary parking (unattended)
- 12 Noon early check-in/4 PM late check-out, subject to availability
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