Grand Hotel Riviera is an adult-focused hotel perched on a cliff in quiet surroundings overlooking the Gulf of Naples on the west coast of Italy. An outdoor seating area and pool offer views of the sea and the coastline, or you can head down to the hotel's private beach, via an elevator or a set of steps, to swim in clear, shallow waters which are suitable for snorkelling. Grand Hotel Riviera has a restaurant on site, which offers a breakfast buffet and a la carte dinner. The hotel also has a bar, so you can have a drink in the evenings without having to venture out. You can watch the sun set over the sea with a drink in hand on the hotel terrace. Should you need anything during your stay, reception stays open 24 hours. There's also Wi-Fi in the hotel's public areas and in your room. The resort of Sorrento is within walking distance of the hotel. Here, you can take in the architecture of several old churches and palaces or pay a visit to the Roman ruins. There are public gardens to stroll through, and, if you're feeling adventurous, you can explore the nature trails in the surrounding area.
The centre of Sorrento is 900m from Grand Riviera. The resort sits on top of the cliffs and below you'll find the city's bustling marinas. The popular area of Piazza Tasso is lined with bars where you can grab an espresso or linger over an apÈritif. If you'd like to go shopping, the winding streets of the resort have stalls and boutiques. The famous ruins of Pompeii are within driving distance from the hotel if you'd like to explore the volcanic history of the area. You can also take a boat trip along the Amalfi Coast, or visit the neighbouring islands of Capri and Ischia.
The restaurant at Grand Riviera is a la carte and offers an antipasto buffet for guests before dinner. Breakfast is served as a buffet, also in the hotel restaurant. If you decide to have a lazy day, room service is available from early morning until midnight. You'll also find a minibar in your room.
In the evenings, you can check out the hotel's own entertainment, or stroll into Sorrento itself to explore the local wine bars.
Rooms are decorated in classic Italian style and have hand-painted tile floors. Rooms have either a balcony or a French balcony, and a safe for your valuables.
Distance to city centre 0.8km
Distance to beach 1km
Distance to airport 48km (NAP)
Address: 0039 081 8072011, Via A Califano 22, Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento, Sorrento, Italy
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During these difficult times we were delighted to get any holiday, especially in our favourite destination, Sorrento is magical.
The hotel was suffering like everywhere else, probably at around 50% capacity, not good for business but delightful when you have the poolside virtually to yourself. We had chosen half-board and enjoyed excellent service as the restaurant operated well below capacity. Wearing a mask when moving around isn’t ideal but was a small price to pay yo enjoy this lovely venue.
Although not in the central area, it's only a 10 minute walk to get there. Otherwise perfectly placed on the clifftop looking across the Bay of Naples. Lovely terrace in front, great breakfast setting (great pastry selection), and a lift down to the private swimming area. Unfortunately there was little atmosphere as there were so few guests due to the pandemic (and it was mid-October). Although I was upgraded on arrival to a second floor room, it was quite small (standard room I guess) and situated to the side of the hotel. Given there were very few guests, I was a little disappointed to not have a front-facing sea-view room (there were clearly plenty available). Had they done that I would have given a 5-star review :)
We spent 2 weeks here in September 2020. The location is fantastic, with the terraces and restaurant overlooking the Bay of Naples. It is walking distance to the centre of Sorrento. The hotel was amazing, well-appointed although there weren't many guests there during our stay (read - the current difficult world situation).
There is a lovely pool and a bathing platform with a view of Vesuvius.
Food was excellent, staff attentive and helpful - special thanks to Giovanni and Luigi and their teams and Angela and the team at the reception. They were professional, friendly and made our stay even more pleasant.
Everything was spotlessly clean and tidy, I loved the paintings scattered around the hotel and enjoyed admiring them!
The sea water was crystal clear and there's a protected swimming area.
Sorrento was an interesting town, with lots of boutique shops and places to eat and is very picturesque. We got some bargains (Italian leather is very good value for money and high quality). Trips to the historic sites, Capri and Positano are easy by ferry/train.
I would very happily return! Many thanks!