Grand Hotel Vesuvio


From its hillside setting, the Grand Hotel Vesuvio offers up widescreen views of the Bay of Naples. There’s a big pool and a smart restaurant, plus a free shuttle bus that’ll run you to the centre of town.

The Grand Hotel Vesuvio sits in the hills behind Sorrento, surrounded by lemon and olive groves. Its lofty position gives it spectacular views – they sweep over Sorrento and the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius.

It’s a 20-minute walk down into the town centre from the hotel, or you can jump on the regular courtesy bus. The petite, pebbly beach of Tonarella is a 10-minute walk away.

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Pool bar

The pool bar serves up drinks and sandwiches during the day.

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twin room with garden view

Twin room with garden view sleeps up to 2. With the minibar at an extra charge and a daily maid service and linen change 3 times a week.

twin room with sea view

Twin room with sea view sleeps 2. With the minibar at an extra charge and a daily maid service and linen change 3 times a week.

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Great service! Great food! PERFECT VIEW! This place is beautiful through and through! We loved everything about being here and recommend it anyone who is in town! We stayed 2 nights as it was a tour of Italy and this was by far the best hotel and view we had our whole 2 weeks we were on vacation! More


Excellent hotel

We've just returned from 7 nights at the Vesuvio and were very pleased with it. We had 2 rooms with balconies overlooking the pool and with a fantastic view of the bay and Vesuvius. The rooms were spotlessly clean, the staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast is a typical buffet style one, the coffee was a bit lukewarm sometimes but otherwise fine. The pool is great, not too crowded and not much sunbed reserving going on. The pool side bar is fine but a small range of snacks, however you can eat along side the pool where a bigger range is available. The shuttle bus into Sorrento is great as the walk looks a bit dicey as there isn't much in the way of pavements (and it's all uphill on the way back) although there is a gap in the service in the afternoon. We had no problems getting on it. The restaurant is excellent for evening meals and there was a good choice every night. The buffet on Thursday was the best. The wifi signal is not great in the rooms but okay in the bar. Overall we really enjoyed it and would stay there again.More

Alan H,

Great Location for many excursions

We had an amazing trip to Italy In early June and didn't go with a tour group. We were amazed at how easy it was to get around on our own time and pace. Sorrento is a beautiful seaside town with hundreds of shops and fabulous restaurants and little grocery stores. The hotel is minutes from the town and provides a shuttle all day and in the evenings for dinner. It's great to have dinner in town with wine and be shuttled back. The rooms are pretty basic but extremely clean and were cleaned daily if you liked. Try to get a seaside room because the view is spectacular. The balcony was lovely and a great place to sit and have a cocktail before dinner or a lovely lunch. Breakfast is included every morning. It is Euro style so mostly cold meats,cheeses, toast muffins and pasteries. You can order two eggs any style cooked if you like. Hot coffee and pots of tea and juices. There is a fridge in the room and saved us a lot of money. We would always take our small duffels in to town and pick up cheeses,olives,salami and amazing bread and crackers for the room. My hubby would pick up cans of beer and a couple of bottles of great inexpensive wine. We always had drinks in the fridge as the bar in the hotel(as everywhere) was more pricey than outside the hotel. There is a fabulous pool area and really large pool with plenty of seating and great on the hot hot days when you wanted a break from travelling. You can have lunch out on the pool terrace. We only had a salad and soup there but they make the best mushroom soup I've ever tasted. In the bar off the pool you can get cold drinks or a delicious whipped coffee. You could walk in to own distance wise but not safely. There really isn't a lot of room for pedestrians and the cars and scooters whizz by.Yes we did do it once but take the shuttle. You will do plenty of walking in Sorrento. Dinner in the hotel was good and if you chose to stay in it would be OK but going into town was spectacular. I have to shout out the two best restaurants were Il Pozzo and GiaGino. Italian dining at it's finest. Grab a sandwich or pizza anywhere and you can't go wrong. GiaGino has a man making giant calzones in front of you and adding anything you like and bakes them in the stone oven in minutes. These can be taken out an back to the hotel. The ferry docks are seaside in Sorrento and you should take a beautiful boat ride to the Isle of Capri. Ver hard to desribe the beauty of this famous island. There are very high end stores and very average priced stores for everyone. The bus to the top of Anna Capri is an experience in itself or take the funicular to the top of Capri. All restaurants are to die for. Try gelato if you never have and if you love ice cream. The ferry to Capri is about 35 minutes and views are gorgeous and Mount Vesuvious is beautful on a clear day. We went to Pompeii to see the ruins and again easy. There is a train station in Sorrento called the Circuvenzia (maybe spelled wrong) that was sort of like the subway or tube. It was partially above ground and partially below. Very fast and in Pompeii in less than an hour.Worth doing and seeing and we recommend that you get a guide there to explain everything.We all just paid him whatever we wanted when the tour was done. The train is very cheap under 10 Euros return. This train also goes to Naples and that is where the big train station is for trains to Rome and the airport is there. At the small train station you can get a bus to Positano or Amalfi. Positano is about an hour away and is a breathtaking holiday beach town and is better to visit on a weekday to avoid crowds. It's so nice to stay in one place and leave your bags while going on excursions. We were flying back to Canada out of Rome and the hotel called our shuttle and reminded them of our pick up that morning. The coach (bus to Rome ) was about three hours but mostly all on nice big highway. They stop for a bathroom stop and snacks half way. This is a great location on the coast and I would highly recommend it for a comfortable and convenient stay. I would also recommend an night or two in Rome before flying back for 8 or nine hours. Rome is so spectacular! A shout out to Air Transat for this hotel and transfers and the best flights ever.More

Sharyl w, Burlington, Canada

hotel was average but their were ants in the bathroom

We stood here because we were on a tour. Make sure you get a room with a view and not a view of a brick wall like I had. Rooms started off clean but there were tiny ants in the bathroom and we had no idea where they came from. Pool area was nice and courtesy shuttle into town.More

lisa101572, Mountainside, New Jersey

Great hotel for a family with teenagers

We have just returned after a week at this hotel. We had a room at the front with absolutely brilliant sea views over the bay of Naples and onto mount Vesuvius we could have sat and watched tthis view for ages. The teenagers were at the back of the hotel opposite us and slept well appreciating the electronic black out blind. The staff at the hotel were all helpful particularly our maid , the swimming pool was a really good size and stayed open until 6.30pm while we were there. It was such a relief not having to fight for sun beds Sorrento is a great base for a holiday and the free bus quickly took us down into the town. It would have been useful to have an extra bus back in the early evenings but the walk back is fine as long as you are careful.More

Jane476, Manchester, United Kingdom

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