Located in the Italian region of Campania, the coastal town of Sorrento enjoys sweeping views of the Gulf of Naples and surrounding cliffs. Travelers can spend their time sampling local wine at the many cafés, walking through the lively streets, or visiting well-curated museums. We visited the city’s top hotels to see how they stacked up against the competition — from the guest rooms to the restaurants to the pools. So if you’re looking to make your vacation to Sorrento extra posh, you’ve come to the right place. Check out the best luxury hotels in Sorrento and get inspired!
Dating back to 1820, the historic Bellevue Syrene is a romantic, luxury hotel perched on a cliff in Sorrento. The hotel has two restaurants and 50 beautiful rooms, which are either sleek and modern or baroque and elaborate in design with balconies overlooking the Gulf of Naples. Guests looking for a decadent experience won’t be disappointed. There are a lot of perks offered by the hotel including free snacks and cocktails throughout the day, a seasonal private sunbathing deck on the sea, and breakfast served on an ocean-view terrace.
The stylish Hotel Parco dei Principi was built in the early 1960s, retaining modernist design elements and striking graphic decor augmented by an impressive location perched above the sea. The hotel is on the outskirts of the town of Sorrento; the town center is about a 15-minute walk away. Guests have commented favorably on theattractiveness of the grounds and the stunning views as well as the cleanliness of the property.
The 85-room Grand Hotel La Favorita combines gorgeous Renaissance beauty with contemporary comforts and decor. The property's central location in Sorrento makes it ideal for those wishing to explore the town on foot, take a boat tour to islands, or grab public transport. (With fee parking and high pedestrian traffic, the locale is less ideal for those with cars.) Lemon tree gardens are beautiful and relaxing, while the rooftop deck, complete with sparkling pool and bar, have a more lively and modern feel. Clientele tends to be mostly couples taking advantage of the romantic atmosphere.
The 115-room Grand Hotel Ambasciatori is a classic, luxury hotel perched dramatically above the sea with stunning views across the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius. It has a private beach -- actually, more of a bathing deck with lounge chairs -- reached via an elevator. The hotel is not quite centrally located; the heart of Sorrento is a 15-minute walk away. Rooms are spacious and airy with modern design touches, lovely tile floors, and scenic balconies. The elegant restaurant and bars take advantage of the beautiful vistas. For travelers who don’t mind the higher price, the sea view rooms are quieter than the ones that overlook the road.
This grandiose hotel, set dramatically above the Bay of Naples and very convenient to the old town of Sorrento, attracts a tourist set seeking the sort of old-school luxury characteristic of the seaside resorts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A mirrored, light-filled dining room in the main restaurant Le Relais is replete with white wood and pastel colors, offering splendid views.