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Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria - Luxury holidays to Sorrento

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions Holidays recommends the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria for its outstanding position above the harbour in Sorrento - splendid views of which can be seen from the beautiful gardens and many of the hotel's rooms. Sorrento is within easy reach of the coastal towns of Amalfi, Positano and Ravello. Directly from the hotel, you can take a lift from the terrace down to the harbour below, where ferries depart for Naples, Capri and Ischia.

    Client testimonial: "We had a delightful holiday in Sorrento - the hotel staff were excellent and the accommodation good."
    Mr C, September 2015

    The journey and how you get there

    Expressions Holidays bases a holiday to the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria on the British Airways direct flights from London to Naples but we are happy to work with other airlines if there is one that suits your UK departure airport better. Once at Naples you will collect your hire-car.


    Complimentary mini bar with soft drinks for stays in deluxe rooms, junior suites and suites.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Naples in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a luxury holiday to the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria are per person based on two people sharing a Classic Double Room.
    From £1250 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

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    Our opinion

    The Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento is a traditional Grand Hotel in a superb position with splendid grounds. 

    Hotel description

    Built in 1834, and now celebrating 170 years of hospitality, the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento was conceived to be one of Europe's most glamorous hotels and over the years has welcomed many of the world's celebrities. Situated at the heart of Sorrento with its entrance just off the main square, Piazza Tasso, this 19th Century villa is surrounded by extensive and beautiful gardens containing lemon and orange trees as well as a colourful array of flowers. Its outstanding position on a cliff fifty metres above the harbour means that splendid views over the Bay of Naples can be enjoyed from both the grounds and many of the rooms in the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. The lounges and dining room are on a grand scale and have wonderfully intricate frescoed ceilings, marble columns and ornate stucco mouldings. Guests preferring to eat outside can take advantage of the spacious terrace with its breathtaking vista or enjoy a light snack on the terrace by the swimming pool. Bedrooms are situated in three interconnected buildings and are decorated in Belle Epoque style, many with original furniture, and overlook either the sea or the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria's beautiful gardens. Suites are available on request. An added advantage is the lift on the terrace behind the hotel which takes guests directly to the harbour below, where ferries depart for Naples, Capri and Ischia.


    Sorrento, Amalfi Coast

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    3 March to 8 January

    Distance from airport

    About 1 hour

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Grand Hotel Excelsior offers 98 rooms with bath and WC, air-conditioning, television, telephone and minibar,
    Classic double or twin with garden view. Some rooms will have a balcony.
    Superior double or twin with sea view. Some rooms will have a balcony.
    Deluxe double or twin with sea view and balcony.
    Junior Suite with garden view.
    Superior Junior Suite with partial sea view.
    Deluxe Junior Suite with sea view.
    Superior Suite with sea view.
    Deluxe Suite with sea view.
    One-of-a-kind Suite with sea view.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria include: Swimming pool (usually open May to October), Restaurant, Cocktail bar, Direct access to port via lift, Garden, Terraces, Lift, Parking.
    Please note that the restaurant will be open from March to September.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Villa Comunale gardens in Sorrento, Markets in Sant`Agnello (Monday) and Sorrento (Tuesday), Coastal resorts of Amalfi and Positano, Ravello, with its Summer Music Festival, the historic sites of Paestum and Pompeii, the islands of Capri and Ischia, Mount Vesuvius and the historic city of Naples.

    Sports nearby

    Watersports and swimming in the sea nearby.


    One child under the age of 11 stays free of charge on a bed and breakfast basis when sharing with parents.

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay of 3 nights between 14 to 17 April, 24 to 16 December and 30 December to 1 January.

    Other information

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