This modern clifftop hotel has a unique style, spectacular Vesuvius views and a quiet clifftop setting away from Sorrento’s bustling centre.

Designed by one of Italy’s most influential architects and designers, Gio Ponti, who famously designed Milan’s iconic Pirelli building, this iconic hotel has a retro feel and quirky design elements. The hotel’s signature blue and white colour scheme can be seen everywhere, from the ceramic pebbles and sculptural tiles that adorn the walls, to Ponti’s distinctive blue and white patterned tiles.

Find a serene spot in the beautiful botanical gardens or relax on the sun terrace by the pool and admire the views across the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius. During the summer you can take the lift – which is carved into the rock – down to the small private beach. Soak up the sun on one of the loungers that dot the sand or relax in the shade on the rocky platform which juts out over the sea and has steps leading down to the sea.

The Gio Ponti restaurant serves classic Mediterranean dishes and showcases the spectacular sea views with its floor-to-ceiling windows and terrace which is the perfect spot for enjoying a relaxing breakfast and sipping Prosecco while watching the sun set. In the summer you can also enjoy lunch on the deck of the private beach at Poggio Siracusa, the marina restaurant, which serves seafood specialities accompanied by the soothing sound of the waves. Admire ceramics by sculptor Fausto Melotti and enjoy occasional live music while sipping sundowners at the Lounge Bar.

The minimalist rooms are set across six floors and feature blue laminate furniture, majolica ceramic floors and designer furnishings by Gio Ponti. Classic Park View Rooms overlook the pretty botanical gardens and the Superior Sea View Rooms have a French balcony and sea views. We recommend opting for one of the Deluxe Sea View Rooms if you love to gaze out over the water and catch the light sea breeze from your balcony.

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Key information

Dramatic clifftop location, a 20-minute walk or five-minute drive from Piazza Tasso, Sorrento’s main square

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1¼ hours private transfer from Naples airport
Rooms: 96

Good to know

A tourist tax is payable locally at the hotel.

Accommodation information

96 rooms

Activities

• Take the free shuttle into town • Discover a collection of fine art and archaeological artefacts at the nearby Correale Museum of Terranova* • Take a private boat over to Capri*

Dining

Restaurant, beach restaurant (Jun-Sep), snack bar (Jun-Sep), lounge bar

What's included

Breakfast at Gio Ponti.

*Denotes local charge