I stayed in this hotel with a friend in Nov last year. The hotel itself was lovely and couldn't fault it, we got a coach from Naples airport which was about 15 euros each I think and took just over an hour, dropped us at the train station which was about 5 min walk. Room was lovely, small balcony but it wasnt really the weather for sitting out anyway. We had a problem with the shower leaking water, they didnt fix it but the maid just mopped it up with loads of towels and didn't really seem to understand where the water was coming from!! Had breakfast in the hotel which was nice - pastries, fruit, yoghurt, ham, cheese etc.
We were only there for 3 days, first day was sunny and warmish and then the weather turned rainy and stayed like it for rest of wkend. We knew it was out of season but did feel the weather ruined it a bit. Wanted to go to Capri but didn't because ferries were not going because of rain and wind. Went to Pompeii one of the days which was good - again though, in the rain. Would have been more enjoyable if weather was dry. It was huge and you'd never even be able to get round half of it in a day. Got the train there which was easy and quite quick.
There were not many restaurants open at that time of year, we managed to find a couple and on the last night had booked to go to to Il Buco, which was really nice. It was pricey (we knew it was going to be) but really worth it, good service and amazing food. I really think though that Sorrento as a place and with all the restaurants too definitely would have a better atmosphere when busy and warm in the summer months. We liked it but didnt feel it was amazing as everyone had told us, mainly for this reason I think.
Would love to go back in the summer to go to Capri and generally enjoy Sorrento when busier! The hotel was great, lovely views over to Capri and Naples.
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- Well-regarded Hotel comprising several buildings & newer villas in a clifftop garden, with fine views of the bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Sorrento
- Excelsior Vittoria
- Grand Excelsior Vittoria
- Sorrento Hotel Excelsior
- Sorrento Excelsior