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Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

Sorrento, Italy

At a Glance

  • Luxury grand hotel in the heart of Sorrento

  • Large marble swimming pool, surrounded by olive, lemon and orange trees

  • Restaurant L'Orangerie serving fresh Mediterranean dishes

  • Exclusive luxury spa and holistic centre

  • Authentic elegance and charming hospitality

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Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

The best time to visit the Amalfi Coast is in spring or late summer, when temperatures are pleasant and humidity levels are low. In July and August the climate is hot and humid, while the area is busy with tourists. Hotels in the Amalfi Coast tend to close for the winter, starting in October until they reopen in late March or April.

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Insider's View

Relax by the large pool in the gardens - the perfect sun trap.

Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is located right in the heart of Sorrento, close to the main sights and restaurants.

No need to take a taxi to the Positano port, the hotel has a lift directly down to the port.

If visiting over New Year's, make sure to attend the New Year's Eve celebration in the Victoria restaurant. This converted ballroom will provide the perfect atmosphere to ring in the New Year.

Take advantage of this hotel's location directly above the ferry depot and go for a day trip to Ischia, the volcanic island renowned for it's thermal spas.

Enjoy the house G&T made with lemons and oranges from the garden.

There is a bread cart at dinner. Not a cheese trolley or a dessert cart, a bread cart. Enough said.

Call us on 020 3993 8025 to start planning your holiday to Hotel Excelsior Vittoria or take a look at our itineraries to Amalfi Coast and south

Description

Overlooking the Gulf of Naples in the heart of glamorous Sorrento, Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is a traditionally Italian luxury hotel with 84 rooms. Service is impeccable and excellent facilities include a fabulous pool area and spa to name but a few.

Located in the heart of Sorrento the Excelsior Vittoria is a first class luxury hotel overlooking the Gulf of Naples.

The 79 rooms are all furnished with local original Italian pieces. Many of the rooms have a deep history created by the many celebrities who have stayed in the hotel over the years. Most have a marble bathroom with Jacuzzi showers and a private terrace either overlooking the sparkling sea or the luscious gardens.

Facilities at the hotel include the Boutique Spa La Serra where a wide range of holistic treatments are available to help you feel rested and rejuvenated. The large marble swimming pool is surrounded by olive, lemon and orange trees and is the perfect place to soak up the sun or relieve you muscles in the water jets and waterfalls within the pool. The state of the art gym is fully air-conditioned and a personal trainer can be arranged if you wish to push yourself.

Surrounding the hotel is a 5 acre park, full of olive groves, lemon groves as well as a vegetable garden, a perfect oasis of peace and beauty to explore.

Enjoy a light bite at lunch in the pool side restaurant L'Orangerie where a range of fresh Mediterranean dishes are available including traditional stone oven baked pizzas. In the evening indulge at the Terrazza Bosquet alfresco restaurant serving flavours of Naples with a modern touch, whilst looking out on to the sea. All ingredients are organic and come from the hotel's personal vegetable garden ensuring rich, fresh and seasonal flavours.

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Accommodation

Hotel Excelsior Vittoria has a collection of 79 guest suites and rooms. The suites are all individually furnished and each has a themed history of its own. All the rooms and suites are elegantly decorated and are of the utmost comfort. They either have dazzling sea views or overlook the verdant gardens.

Childcare

Children of all ages are welcome to stay at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. For their entertainment, there is a playground, a five-a-side soccer field and a basketball area as well as a dedicated swimming pool located in the park.

The hotel also offers a child-friendly menu, satellite cartoon channels and pizza making lessons. There is a babysitting service available on request.

Facilities

The Michelin-starred Terrazza Bosquet Seafront Restaurant offers a delicious menu of dishes which combine the flavours and aromas of Neapolitan gastronomy with the personal creative touch of the Chef and his team. Many of the ingredients used are grown within the hotel grounds giving them the freshest of flavours.

L'Orangerie is the poolside restaurant which serves tasty pizza and pasta dishes and other local specialities from June to September. The shaded terrace amongst makes for a perfect setting to enjoy lunch or an afternoon snack.

Vittoria Bar is a cosy intimate bar serving an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. There is often live music playing creating an elegant atmosphere.

The Boutique Spa La Serra is an oasis of calm and tranquillity where you can relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of modern day living. There are a range of treatments on offer which use products from Valmont and Cinq Mondes Spa Paris and OPI nail varnish.  The spa also features a Jacuzzi and a fitness room.

Activities

There is plenty for you to do during your stay at Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. If you can bear to leave the luxury of the hotel, the concierge service are at hand to advise and organise activities. You could visit some of Italy's main archaeological sites which are within easy access of the hotel, for instance the Amalfi coast, Positano, Capri, Napoli, Ischia or Rome. These places are not only beautiful to look at but also offer some fabulous fashion boutiques and many renowned restaurants. You could rent a boat, go scuba diving or snorkelling to enjoy the wonders of the peninsula.

Reviews

4

Gwen Nicol (Staff)

Hotel Excelsior Vittoria has a unique air to it, perfectly combining a historic, classical feeling along with a sense of fun and a lively buzz. Celebrating over 180 years of hospitality the Excelsior Vittoria really has had time to get it right and they certainly have! With 5 acres of gardens featuring olive trees and citrus grove, archaeological finds from the 4th century BC and with sea front terraces overlooking the gulf of Naples, you really are in an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of life. The hotel is warm and welcoming with guests enjoying the live music at Bar Vittoria or the tranquil setting of L'Orangerie poolside restaurant. Here the stone-fired pizza oven creates the most wonderful pizza you will taste. Relaxation comes easily, the huge outdoor heated marble swimming pool and the garden setting of the La Serra spa give you the chance to unwind perfectly. The rooms offer sumptuous furnishings and wonderful views over the water towards Mount Vesuvius.

4

Georgina Carlisle (Staff)

Turning off from the main Sorrento Square you are instantly at peace driving down the flower lined driveway leading up to the wonderful Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. It really is a unique property that has been in the hands of the Fiorentino family since 1834. Its in a wonderful location with its vast gardens and heated outdoor pool as well as its phenomenal, sweeping views from the clifftop over the Sorrento Harbour and beyond.  The beach and marina access by lift takes you straight down to the harbour where you can jump on the boat to Capri, Ischia and Naples or instead wander the narrow winding streets of Sorrento. It really is a difficult choice between the wonderful wood fired pizzas at the Orangerie restaurant and the live music on the main terrace. Another wonderful suggestion is trying the garden champagne bar which is located on the main plaza in Sorrento and well worth a visit for some people watching by candlelight. You really get a feel for the rich history of the hotel with its elegant decor, antiques and beautiful ceilings and marbled floors throughout. The Vittoria, Favorita and the Rivali are the three buildings that makes up the hotel. My one bit of advice is to choose a room with a terrace to enjoy the sunset.

5

Hannah Ingle (Staff)

Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is an absolute gem of a property in a fantastic location, perfect for couples and families wishing to explore the bustling city of Sorrento or the nearby ancient ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Capri Island is easily accessible from the hotel, the public ferry can be taken from just outside the property by the docks. Excelsior Vittoria is fabulously regal, and boasts sophisticated interiors, high ceilings with stunning frescoes, and a wide variety of different room categories and suites to choose from. The staff at the hotel really go out of their way to make sure every guest is having a good time and enjoying themselves.

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Milly Walker (Staff)

A great hotel if you want to combine visiting Pompeii with a trip to the island of Capri. Pompeii is just 45 minutes drive away and Capri a 45 minute hydrofoil crossing.

Experiences

  • Cooking class in Amalfi

    Learn how to create traditional recipes from the Amalfi Coast in a private cooking class under the guidance of a professional chef. Located in a lemon farmhouse, you'll discover the techniques behind some of the region's most loved dishes.

  • Hiking and wine tasting on Mount Vesuvius

    Join your private hiking guide to explore Mount Vesuvius, one of the world's most famous volcanoes. Hike up to the crater before enjoying lunch at a winery at the base of the volcano.

  • Hiking the Path of the Gods

    The Path of the Gods is a spectacular trail leading from Agerola to Nocelle, offering breathtaking views along the Amalfi Coast. Walk the route with your private guide and learn about local life in this once remote region.

  • Mozzarella experience on the Amalfi Coast

    Visit a family-owned farm and discover how delicious mozzarella is made in the village of Tramonti on the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a tour of the farm before learning the techniques and processes used to create mozzarella.

  • Pizza cooking class

    Discover the art of pizza making in the birthplace of this iconic dish. In a private cooking class you'll learn how to prepare the dough and create a truly authentic Neapolitan pizza.

  • Private tour of Capri

    Explore the picturesque island of Capri and, with your private guide, learn about the history of this famed island which has been celebrated for its beauty since the Roman Empire.

  • Visit a limoncello farm

    Discover one of the Amalfi Coast's most celebrated delicacies at a local limoncello farm, where you'll learn about the production process and sample some of the delicious liqueur.

  • Visit Pompeii

    Discover the ancient Roman world and its fascinating culture with a visit to Pompeii, a city almost perfectly preserved by the ash from Mount Vesuvius erupting in 79 AD.

Location & directions

Sorrento, Italy

Located in the centre of the resort town of Sorrento

How to get there

Fly to Naples Capodichino (2-hours 50 minutes), then take a private transfer to Sorrento (about 1-hour though in the summer months it can take longer). The hotel can organise a taxi with an English-speaking driver

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Call us on 020 3993 8025 to start planning your holiday to Hotel Excelsior Vittoria or take a look at our itineraries to Amalfi Coast and south

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