About Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
Opened in 1834, Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is located on a cliff top affording spectacular views of the Bay of Naples. To reach this tucked-away destination, travelers must navigate a quaint driveway beginning at Sorrento 's main square. Set in a beautiful Mediterranean location, the fin de siècle-style property features luxurious salons, picturesque gardens, an orange grove, and a panoramic terrace where guests enjoy views of the island of Ischia and Mount Vesuvius. An elevator takes guests from the hotel down to the marina below. Austere columns scattered throughout are a visual reminder of Sorrento 's ancient-Roman roots.
Recent renovations have made the hotel even more attractive to luxury travelers, culminating in the addition of a holistic spa in 2006 and a gym in 2010. The 1,614-square-foot ( 150 square meters ) spa facility immersed in lush vegetation evokes its origins as a greenhouse with glass ceilings and huge windows letting in sunlight. Children have their own places to play, including a shaded playground and a kids-only pool. After a spa treatment, a swim, or an afternoon cocktail on the terrace, guests can stroll through Sorrento or along the world-famous Amalfi coast.