A historic hotel with a tranquil clifftop setting and panoramic terraces overlooking the Bay of Naples.

Stacked on a clifftop, this small and friendly hotel offers spellbinding views of the Sorrentine Peninsula, Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius. Originally a nobleman’s elegant home, it became a hotel in the early 20th-Century and was a popular rendezvous for artists and intellectuals who stayed here in the 1930s. Nowadays it appeals to visitors in search of a quiet escape and spectacular sea views. The classic décor – all marble floors, gilded mirrors and elegant statues – is complemented with bright and contemporary flourishes such as plush fuchsia sofas and colourful floral displays.

The location is fantastic. You can venture into the historic centre of Sorrento to explore the narrow lanes, browse boutiques and shop for local lace and ceramics before leaving the tourist crowds behind and returning to your peaceful clifftop retreat. The staff here really look after you and make you feel at home, whether you have special dietary requirements or need help booking an excursion. You have a choice of places to relax and enjoy the sea views, from the infinity plunge pool and spacious sun terraces dotted with loungers, rattan sofas and chairs, to the bar terrace. The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and à la carte dinners with Mediterranean and international cuisine. Its panoramic terrace offers a wonderfully romantic setting for candlelit dinners as the sun sets over the Bay of Naples.

The elegant rooms are cosy and bright and feature hand-crafted furniture and bathrooms adorned with majolica. Double Superior Balcony Front Seaview Rooms have views over the Gulf of Naples from the comfort of your balcony. Upgrade to a Double Executive Terrace Front Seaview Room for extra space and a large terrace with sunloungers. The romantic Terrace Front Seaview Suite is very spacious and has a living room, large terrace with sun loungers and breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples.

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Key information

In the small town of Sant'Agnello, just a 10-minute stroll from local shops, cafés and restaurants and 20 minutes from the centre of Sorrento

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1¼ hours by private car from Naples airport
Rooms: 53

Good to know

A tourist tax is payable locally at the hotel.

Accommodation information

53 rooms

Activities

• Take the free shuttle to Piazza Angelina Lauro in the centre of Sorrento • Follow the rock-carved path or take the lift down to the hotel's reserved area at Marinella Beach* • Discover remarkably preserved ruins at the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum* • Book a romantic dinner on the private terrace of your room*.

Dining

Restaurant, bar

What's included

Breakfast at the restaurant.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £37 • Buffet breakfast and à la carte dinner at the restaurant.

*Denotes local charge