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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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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Nice Hotel with a shuttle service to town
I enjoyed this hotel located up on a hill, it had some nice outside views and was quiet. It is away from town, but had a shuttle service to town. I imagine staying in town would have felt crowded and noisy, so it was a nice retreat. It had a beautiful outdoor pool, but we did not have a chance to use it due to our schedule, and I imagine the water might have been cool for the season. Our room did not have a walkout balcony as other people in our group had one, but the window open to the backside of the hotel and the view was still nice. I enjoyed the restaurant for breakfast and we had a group dinner there. The servers were very friendly and the service was wonderful. Very enjoyable eating experience, which made me feel very warmly toward this hotel. One issue which was sorted out by our guide was that the bar charged two drinks (16 Euros) to my room. I did not use their bar, nor did I use any of the room's mimi-bar items, the main desk showed me the paperwork charged to my room. Nothing signed! The desk clerk referred the matter to his manager, but my guide spoke with him and said that he will follow up on this matter with them, and I was not responsible. I imagine someone gave the wrong room number for their drinks, and they did not have any signed document to verify the purchase.More
wp912, Hartford, Connecticut
Really enjoyed our short stay in this fabulous hotel. Fantastic views day and night simply superb. Staff very pleasant and extremely helpful. I would recommend this hotel to all. Hopefully we will return to Sorrento and if we do we will stay here again.More
Great hotel, superb views.
My daughter, her boyfriend and I stayed at the Grand Hotel Vesuvio at the end of July/beginning of August this year. It was a wonderful holiday. Set about 10 minutes drive from the centre of charming Sorrento, this is a spacious and cleverly-laid-out hotel, with lots of quiet corners where you can relax. The swimming pool is lovely, spotlessly clean and never seemed to be overcrowded, plus there are lots of sunbeds available so you never have to dash down with your towel :-D to bag one. It is open from before breakfast until 6 pm (health and safety presumably and to allow the robotic device to clean it each evening). There is a large atrium, spacious lounge/bar, terrace, and restaurant (with grand chandeliers) plus a poolside restaurant and coffee/drinks bar, a garden sunbathing area and a charming loggia with garden swings by the fitness equipment. The rooftop sun terrace seemed not to be in use while we were there but is worth checking out for the views. There was parking available but we did not use it so I can't comment, and a tiny shop that was open for a couple of hours for souvenirs, postcards etc. The hotel also arranges trips to the main attractions of the area; they tend to start early. The surroundings are quiet and peaceful, although not far from the road. Our rooms were on the 4th floor, with balconies overlooking the bay and the swimming pool, with Vesuvius in full view. There was an efficient lift service. We found our rooms spotlessly clean, with bath/hand towels replenished on request. Each room had big wardrobes, a desk, fridge, safe and a trouser press. Air con and hot water supplies were fine during our stay. The hairdriers in the bathroom were sufficient for the classic male haircut but you might prefer to bring your own blow drier if you want to style. I brought a travel kettle as I like to have a coffee on my balcony first thing; however, you could order drinks and food to the room for a reasonable charge. As with most hotels, the star rating is a reflection of the facilities offered rather than the quality/glamorousness of the furnishings but we found them pleasant. The hotel's position was great for us as we were not especially interested in clubs/nightlife (which is quite lively after 9pm in Sorrento) preferring a quieter setting. There was some light music on offer during the evenings, either on the terrace - where you can enjoy a cocktail as the sky transforms from beautiful sunset into a 'fairytale' scene of sparkling lights over the water - or from the elegant baby grand in the lounge-bar. On a number of evenings we ventured to Sorrento and found the hotel's free shuttle bus very useful. For me, it was worth paying the extra for 'a room with a view' but even if your room doesn't benefit from a view, the public areas provide fabulous sights across the bay. The hotel's bus was prompt and we always got a seat. We had no issue with the afternoon 'siesta' break. Outside the hotel there is a stop for the local bus service, which we took once or twice. I would not recommend walking along the road because of the lack of footpath for some distance - certainly not for people with children - but I don't think it would be beyond the average person's fitness levels to walk into Sorrento (if you have strong nerves). Uphill on the way back though! The continental buffet breakfast was very good - a wide choice of savoury or sweet, healthy or treat-yourself options. You could order eggs in various formats if you wanted hot, but you would need to ask the waiter for these. The evening meals' Italian options were best. Some of the other options were seriously below par (tinned peas/ potatoes, very school dinnery), possibly because the hotel was trying to cater for too many tastes. They should stick to Italian specialities such as the local lemon dishes and fish/ pasta, and do that really well, with lovely fresh ingredients, even if it means increasing the prices a little. Lunches from the restaurant were fair. The service was quick and generally courteous, though there was one occasion when a couple, seated at a table for four by a waiter, were made to move (! they are your CUSTOMERS!!) to a smaller table by a furious Maitre d', while the waiter got torn off a strip, although the restaurant was not busy at that point. Unacceptable. Otherwise, the hotel staff were pleasant, in particular the excellent and hard-working cleaners. The hotel offers a room to leave your luggage if you arrive before checking-in time or departure time is after checking out; you are welcome to use the general facilities in the meantime. Especial thanks go to Tonino and his team for the trouble he went to in returning my camera to me by courier when I discovered I had left it behind. Thanks also to the person who handed it in. And did I mention the view?! They are soooo stunning. Truly gorgeous. The hotel is positioned perfectly for a vista across the bay or, in the other direction, olive/lemon groves on the hillside. I didn't want to leave and would go back in a flash.More
Rosemary H, Hounslow, England, United Kingdom
A fine hotel with amazing views!!
Stayed at this hotel late September and very impressed with it!......It occupies a superb position with spectacular views over the Bay of Naples which you look at over breakfast....a Very pleasant start to the day!!....Is a ten minute free coach ride into Sorrento which worked really well and driver of this, along with ALL the hotel staff are excellent!!....One and only shame was the lovely swimming pool isn't heated so empty at end of September.More
Pete L, York, United Kingdom
A fabulous stay in Sorrento!
We stayed at the Grand Hotel Vesuvio in September 2014 and we had a fabulous week. We booked Sorrento for our Wedding and when we were looking at hotels to book for our wedding party the Vesuvio was within our guests budget and looked really nice. There were 24 of us in total and we were all arriving on different days of the week in the lead up to our wedding. My partner and our family booked the full week and several of our party booked Wednesday to Sunday. We didn't book the holiday through a package deal; we booked through booking.com and venere.com. About a month before our arrival I e-mailed the hotel directly to advise we were coming and to ask if our rooms could be close together. I received a prompt response from Patrizia who said that the hotel was very busy that week but they would do what they could if I provided details of when our party were arriving. They also offered to arrange airport transfers; we had already sorted ours with our wedding planner but I was very impressed with this customer service. When we arrived at the hotel, all of our rooms were close together and the view from our room was amazing! I would definitely recommend booking a superior room with a sea view. We knew that the hotel was a little out of the town centre from previous reviews but were also aware of the shuttle bus the hotel offered. The shuttle bus was absolutely fantastic - a large coach with an excellent timetable and only a 4 hour break during the afternoon. I note from other reviews that people said you can't really walk into town because of the lack of pavement - this is true but the shuttle bus really does solve that problem. We were also pleased that the last bus was around 11pm which meant we could have a later meal in town and still get the shuttle bus back. The only time it didn't run was from 12-4 which was fine by us, if we wanted to go into town during the day and onto other trips we just simply got the earlier bus. The hotel service was excellent and breakfast was delicious with plenty of choice. The rooms were cleaned every day and if you needed fresh towels you simply left them in the bath. All the housekeeping staff were very friendly and adored my niece who they gave a little beach ball to play with - she loved this. In the evening the bar is open with some entertainment and it was lovely to sit on the balcony and have some cocktails in the evening - we sampled quite a few of the cocktails - all very nice! The only feedback I would give to the hotel is that it could possibly do with updating the room service system - there was a little confusion about the room charges and this could easily be updated to avoid any future problems. All in all I would definitely recommend this hotel if you are visiting Sorrento. The distance to the town is not an issue due to the shuttle bus service and because you are a little bit out of the town, the views are magnificent. I got some amazing shots with my father on the bar balcony before we we were picked up in our wedding car. One last thing - there is no iron in the hotel but they do have a laundry facility so if you need some items ironing be sure to tell the reception staff on arrival.More
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