Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria - Sorrento

5 Star Hotels in Sorrento
Piazza Tasso, 34
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

An iconic luxury hotel with magnificent views and a glitterati clientele

  1. Iconic Grand Dame hotel which once hosted Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren
  2. Vast garden and grounds along the coastline for spectacular views
  3. Historic rooms and suites with private terraces and antique furnishings


Piazza Tasso, 34 - Sorrento
  • +39 081 877 7111
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The breathtaking beauty and temperate climate of southern Italy's coast has drawn travellers to the cliffs of the Sorrento Peninsula along the Mediterranean Sea since the Romans first became enamored of "Surrentum" milennia ago. The iconic Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is an important part of the long history of this stretch of resort coastline, with its uniqe fin-de-siècle architecture dating back to between 1834 and 1880 and original antique furnishings inside, including beautiful inlaid pieces of furniture made by local artisans. This historic Grand Dame hotel includes three different sections built over amost half a century, housing a vast selection of rooms and suites, each unique and extraordinary.

During the almost 200 years since its inauguration, Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria has hosted numerous celebrities, magnates, and royalty in its sumptuous rooms and sweeping terraces overlooking the Gulf of Naples, including Richard Wagner, Enrico Caruso, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, and Sophia Loren, all of whom have sought out the elegant, understated hospitality at this five-star hotel for their stay on the Sorrento coast.

The Excelsior Vittoria is unique not just for its history and luxury, but also for its vast private estate stretching for five acres along the coast, thick with citrus and olive trees and lush flowering tropical plants. Here guests can relax in privacy in the gardens, at the gorgeous swimming pool surrounded by an orange grove, and in the hidden pergolas and scenic overlooks. The hotel's iconic and much-photographed main terrace features a private elevator whisking guests directly down to the pier in the habor below. Here there are a number of private boat and yacht rentals for an exclusive sail along the stunning surrounding coastline south to the Amalfi Coast or north to Naples, or to the Italian islands of Capri and Ischia. This is also where the public ferries stop, connecting Sorrento to destinations on the Amalfi Coast and the islands. The one-of-a-kind blend of luxury, location, history, and modern meeting and event facilities for up to 250 people make the Excelsior Vittoria the perfect venue for both work and play.

The beauty of the surrounding coast and gardens is not lost on guests, as most rooms have a private terrace or balcony overlooking the Mediterreanean or the estate. The elegant historic suites feature original period furnishings and private terraces with a view of the bay where guests can relax over an evening cocktail and watch the sun set over the sea in complete seclusion.

The famous "Enrico Caruso" suite is one of the hotel's most popular, and has conserved the same décor and furnishings from 1921, when the famous Italian tenor stayed for several months; the "Pompeii" Suite features frescoes inspired by the Roman villas which once stood in nearby Pompeii; and the "Suites degli Aranci", overlooking the orange grove, and the romantic "Vittoria Suite", with two terraces, are among the hotel's largest for those who require more space.

Guest reviews


We will return!

15 June 2024

This top rated resort is so close to the action in Sorrento, but is so quiet, as it is on a large area of land surrounded by gardens. The entran... more »


Beautiful traditional 5-star Hotel, Italian luxury at its best!

10 June 2024

My husband and I were lucky to stay here while vacationing in Italy and Paris! After visiting many beautiful hotels, we were so fortunate and thank... more »


A Magical Return to the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria - 20 Years Of Holidays!

10 June 2024

It has been 20 years since our very first stay at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, and our recent 5-day stay reaffirmed why this place continues... more »


Best Hotel experience I have ever had!

2 June 2024

Excellent in all aspects of our stay. The hotel does all things well!. Great experience and will return as early as next year. more »


Restaurant and Bar

  • Restaurant "Vittoria"
  • "Bosquet" terrace restaurant
  • Vittoria terrace
  • Orangerie poolside restaurant


  • Park and gardens
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Basketball court
  • Five-a-side football pitch


  • Holistic centre "Boutique Spa La Serra"
  • Wellbeing centre


  • Meeting rooms
  • Banqueting


  • Air conditioning
  • Tv satellite
  • Minibar
  • Safety box
  • Suite Exclusive
Outdoor facilities
Swimming pool
Rooms for families
Internet connection
Free Wi-fi
Air Conditioning
Room service
Safety deposit box
Satellite TV
Room with private terrace
Food and drink
Reception 24h
Pets allowed
Car park
Shuttle service (airport / city center / beach)
Baby sitter


Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is located in Piazza Tasso, in the center of Sorrento; a magnificently panoramic position which affords breathtaking views out over the Gulf of Naples. The hotel is situated directly above the harbour of Marina Piccola, from where a regular hydrofoil and ferry service provides connections with the Island of Capri and Naples.
The archaeological sites of Pompei and Herculaneum are both within easy driving distance of the hotel.
The Amalfi Coast, home to the towns of Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello, is just a few kilometers away and easily reached by car or by bus. During the summer months, boat connections are available from Sorrento to all of the tourist destinations on the Gulf of Naples. From Sorrento, visitors may choose to travel to Naples via the Circumvesuviana railway, along a line which also stops at Pompei. The nearest airport to the hotel is that of Naples Capodichino Airport. Those travelling by train should descend at Naples Central Railway station from where to take the Circumvesuviana railway line, as far as Sorrento.

Piazza Tasso, 34 - Sorrento

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