Sorrento is a town in southern Italy, close to Naples and Pompeii. It has a rich history as part of the Roman empire, with the oldest ruins dating back to 600 BC. It is a town that was under the control of a number of different powers including the Roman and Byzantium empires, the Duchy of Naples, the Guaimar IV of Salerno and the Neopolitan Republic.
In 1861, it joined the Kingdom of Italy and is now one of the premier tourist destinations in the country. A few interesting places to visit include the Amalfi Coast, Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii, the Sorrento Coast, the Marina Grande and Piccola, the Piazza Tasso, Museum Correale and the Cathedral of Sorrento. Not sure where to stay when in town? Here are the top 10 hotels with a sea view in Sorrento, Italy!
This is a four-star hotel set on a rock face and located on the Sorrento peninsula and Amalfi Coast. It’s quite close to Positano, Amalfi Ravello and the islands of the Gulf of Naples. The hotel boasts peace and tranquility. Guests can enjoy its elegant rooms with décor based on antique Neapolitan traditions. The bathrooms are exceptionally luxurious, fitted with jacuzzis and sauna showers, or double nymph baths. They also have TVs, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning, as well as private access to a beach with white sand and crystal blue water.
Hotel Belair is located on the Sorrento Coast, with its stunning landscape and seafront views. The hotel boasts of its service, with considerate staff and excellent facilities to make guests’ stays as pleasant as possible. It’s only a 10-minute walking distance from the center of the town. All rooms have sea views and there is a panoramic pool, free Wi-Fi and free private parking. It also has an excellent restaurant, which serves Mediterranean cuisine, all of the ingredients being locally sourced.
Hotel Elios is a four-star hotel, located on the Sorrento Coast. It’s only a short walk from Sorrento’s center, from where you can reach the beautiful beach and the Marina Grande. It also has a lovely view of Mount Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples. Hotel Helios offers a number of amenities, including a wide selection at the buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi connection, a solarium, a jacuzzi, airport shuttle, and a fully-equipped beach with sunbeds and chairs.
This hotel only has 25 rooms and is located near the Sorrento hills. It has stunning views of the Gulf of Naples and Salerno. Its restaurant overlooks the bay and Mount Vesuvius, which grants guests picture-perfect meals. It is ideally located, as it’s in between both Sorrento and Positano. The hotel has elegant gardens, terraces and a solarium with a pool. The rooms have been decorated with marble, bright Vietri ceramics, and Murano chandeliers. It also has a free shuttle service to Sorrento’s center.
Bellevue Syrene is a five-star hotel on the Sorrento Coast. All of the rooms have romantic beach views. In addition, each suite is unique, with contemporary design and authentic period pieces. The overall décor of the place includes white and bright colors. The rooms and the terrace face the Gulf of Naples, while Mount Vesuvius stands proudly in the back, just like an image on a postcard. There is a private beach access, free Wi-Fi connection, a private solarium and car, boat and helicopter rental services.
This hotel is located in the charming and historical part of the city, close to the cloister of San Francesco. It has elegant, structured rooms, luxurious lounge and bar areas, a large swimming pool and a jacuzzi. The hotel also provides a scrumptious breakfast, including a rare gluten-free section. They also offer a gym, spa, internet connection and private access to the pool. Guests of the hotel have automatic access to the beach club as well, where they can take part in a number of activities.
The Imperial Hotel Tramontano was first built in 1812. It had humble beginnings as a small inn, owned by the Tramontano family. Slowly, but surely, it grew to become the impressive hotel it is today. It has stunning views of the Gulf of Naples, beautiful Mount Vesuvius as a backdrop and guests can enjoy romantic sunsets outside. This hotel, due to its rich history, was also visited by a number of famous and influential people, some of whom were royalty. Guests also have private beach and pool access.
The Grand Hotel Ambasciatori is a five-star hotel, located in the Gulf of Sorrento. It is extremely close to the city center, yet is in a quiet location. It has a private beach, free Wi-Fi connection, a private pool, jacuzzi and parking. The hotel has classic décor, complete with antique carpets, refined marble staircases, and handpainted floors.
The Grand Hotel Rivera is a hotel located in the Gulf of Sorrento. It boasts a 24-hour concierge, airport transfer, yacht charter and babysitting service. It comes with a bar, a breakfast room, a restaurant, a swimming pool, a private beach and a snack bar. It is the ideal location for business lunches, gala dinners and weddings.
Located in the harbor of Sorrento, this hotel has stunning views. Its close to all the major historical landmarks and has easy access to the islands. All the rooms come with satellite TV, air conditioning and sea views. There is a restaurant called Vela Bianca, which serves scrumptious meals. There is also a reading room with sofas, where guests can spend time chatting or relaxing. The hotel also offers excursions to Amalfi Ravello, Pompeii, Vesuvio, Capri island, Anacapri and Napoli Solfatara.
Whether you’re here for the sights, the historic centers or for the water sports, you’re sure to have your fill of fun. Sorrento is a beautiful city with a rich history that is sure to leave you wanting more and more.
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