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 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.
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.
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Not a luxury hotel
We stayed here for 10 nights, there are plenty of positives to the hotel, but these can all be affected by negatives. Firstly, the view is wonderful. If you're booking directly, make sure to book a sea view room and you can overlook the bay of Naples and Vesuvius. Unfortunately, coach parties seem to primarily be put in the back rooms overlooking walls. We were booked into a standard sea view room with balcony, and a superior sea view room. The superior worked out about £10 a night more. We asked which room was which, the receptionist asked a colleague, before stating which room was the superior - and we got two identical rooms. When heading back to reception, they said the rooms were both superior, however they were identical to almost every other room we walked past being cleaned. Don't be tempted to book superior as it appears to have been a rip off. The staff at reception left the poorest impression of service in the entire hotel, giving the impression that you were interrupting them doing something infinitely more important. My room had huge cracks in the wall, and the bath plug pop up did not work - leaving me with a bath full of water. The light flashing in the smoke detector was vastly irritating when trying to sleep, and you could hear everything going on in the corridors/room directly around you. I've never had such poor sleep in a hotel, compounded with the night an alarm went off and took a good 20 minutes to be reset (and when phoning reception, a harassed "yes, we know, just stay in your room" wasn't very reassuring either) The Wifi worked in our rooms on the first few days, then stopped working for a few more days. Wifi was very hit and miss, even in the foyer where they guaranteed wifi. Breakfast is average - cheap meats and cheeses, some quite nice bread rolls, lots of cakes and sugary snacks. The scrambled eggs have a strange taste (and, to be fair, a strange colour to match). The servers were very friendly and always sat us with a view. We asked for the evening menu a few times but it never appealed enough - plus there's a great restaurant a stone's throw away (Verdemare, cut through the car park over the road and it's just on the right). The pool area is very good - the water is very cold! Plenty of sun loungers available, though it does close at 6pm. We tended to do a morning in town, an afternoon by the pool, before going back to town to eat which worked ok for us, but not very welcoming for those looking for a more leisurely evening. There is a sun terrace on the roof with plenty of sun loungers (though not the most attractive of places, but useful if the pool is full of kids). The gym consisted of 2 running machines, 2 bikes, a cross trainer, and a yoga mat that looked like it had been eaten by a dog. The machines were not well maintained. The shuttle bus is a nice addition - but the first drop of from the hotel is 9am, the last pick up from town is 1pm, with a gap till 4.30pm. And from 9.30pm there's only busses every hour. The times can be quite limiting but I was told you could get a taxi from outside the station for 20 Euros if you don't fancy walking up a big hill with no footpaths. The driver (Pasquale) is very friendly. The bar is typical hotel bar prices - there's an extensive cocktail list. Service again was very good. The shop sold stamps and had a post box outside - postcards arrived back in the UK in 2 days. Would I go back again? No. If I was to stay in Sorrento, I would definitely stay much closer in to town. It's definitely not a luxury hotel.More
LittleMissBea, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
What a View, what a view
What can you say about this hotel except bello .. our trip around the bay of Naples to our hotel was amazing, the scenery was beautiful and breath taking. We arrived at the hotel and had requested if possible a sea view room, we did not get one but the room we got was big. From the tiled floors to the patio doors that open up to our own large patio with table and chairs and lovely flora. After a freshening up we had some time before dinner to head up the top floor which was all open and had wonderful 360 degree views of the hills, the Bay of Naples and the local homes and not to forget a great view of Mt Vesuvius. This hotel caters to all your needs from the very large lobby with its wonderful views to the top floor perfect picture taking spots and the pool and lounge area. The trip we were on included dinner except drinks we had to pay so my wife and I ( it was my 50th birthday trip ) ordered nice wine both nights and were not disappointed, We met wonderful new friends from Australia ,New Zealand and Western Canada. For the location we give it 5 out of 5, hotel room and amenities also 5 out of 5 and food, well lets say we give this hotel a 5 out of 5. we recommend this hotel and would stay there again. .More
Happytraveller0116, Alliston, Canada
Sorrento visit 2014
Nice, clean hotel, although found the bedrooms a bit basic. Food was fabulous with lots of choices and the staff were very efficient and helpful. The hotel provided a large bus that ran almost every half hour to take guests down to Sorrento Town, dropped off yards away from shops and restaurants, and pick up at same place, this was a great service. I would say this hotel was more suited to families with children, as it could be quite noisy around the pool, although no night time noise. If kids are happy just to stay around the pool, then it's ideal, but there was no other entertainment provided. There was a very elegant lounge and bar with an outside area overlooking spectacular scenery over the bayMore
Super Views, Lovely Pool, Easy Transport to Town
Grand Hotel Vesuvio is a great home base for exploring all the beauty of Sorrento. It is up the hill from town, so the views across the Bay of Naples, and Mount Vesuvio are gorgeous and totally unobstructed. And the shuttle bus into town is so convenient. At night sit on the terrrace and enjoy a drink while you take in the view - the lights of Naples look like a necklace around Mount Vesuvio! The pool is large, clean and so refreshing after a day of shopping and sightseeing - the bubbly spa area is a plus! The food at the hotel is yummy and at checkout they presented us with a bottle of lemon flavored olive oil - a delicious reminder at home of our beautiful stay in Sorrento!More
Dianneandkids, Alexandria, Virginia
Bowled over by the View
An amazing view from the grand terrace we loved this hotel and Sorrento itself. We were with a tour group and enjoyed the large pool and dining at the restaurant. Our room was at the back of the hotel and certainly nothing like the standard shown on the hotel website. But it had a huge bathroom and a little courtyard despite no view. The hotel is up on the cliff top above the town but has a shuttle bus which was so handy and efficient.More
Lindazyz, Jamberoo, Australia
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