Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento

Founded in 1834, Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria was the first modern hotel in the area, offering private bathrooms, electric lighting and a link to the harbour via a funicular railway created in a Roman tunnel, the ‘crypt’, the remains of which are still visible today. The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is an historic landmark of Italy’s travel and hospitality industry. Comprising three interconnecting buildings – La Vittoria, La Rivale and La Favorita – the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria stands in an area rich with archaeological remains. Ruins of a villa belonging to the Roman Emperor Augustus are said to lie beneath the property and the remains of a ‘natatio’ or roman swimming pool, discovered next to the hotel’s main pool, can still be seen. Among the many fascinating finds are decorative marble artworks, a lead water pipe, and the ruins of a spa. This amazing piece of ancient history leads to the harbour and is still open for visitors to explore. The hotel has been owned and managed by the Fiorentino family since it opened and today is managed by the family’s fifth generation. Lovingly restored and refurbished with the modern comforts today’s guests expect, such as air conditioning and WiFi, it maintains the charm and elegance of the original Victorian style. Inside the hotel, artfully blended with the most contemporary of facilities, the atmosphere of a by-gone era surrounds them in every part of the hotel, from the 84 finely furnished and decorated bedrooms to the communal areas. The main staircases of the Vittoria and the Rivale buildings, are works of art in their own right with their beautiful original frescoes that have been painstakingly restored.

Amenities and Inclusions

Room service|Children playground|3 Bars|3 Restaurants|Free Wi-Fi|Terrace|Boutique Spa La Serra|Gym|Swimming pool with Jacuzzi |Solarium|Mediterranean garden|Meeting rooms|Parking|Laundry service |Currency exchange |Private lift to the harbour |Internet point

Additional Information

Satellite television|Telephone|Mini-bar|Air conditioning|Safe|Wi-Fi


Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is one of the Neapolitan Riviera’s finest jewels, and fittingly, it has the most magnificent setting. Perched on a cliff, in the heart of Sorrento and surrounded by a stunning five-acre park, it overlooks the breathtakingly beautiful Gulf of Naples.


Due to the great fluctuation of the euro currency, prices for all of our services will be quoted upon request. This policy enables us to provide you, the traveler, with the most competitive quotes consistent with actual currency exchange. We invite you to browse through our website to select the travel style that meets your needs, our travel planners are only a call/email away ready to provide any assistance in designing your itinerary.

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