Grand Hotel Excelsior, Amalfi

  • Neapolitan Riviera, Italy, Amalfi Coast

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The Grand Hotel Excelcior is perched about 1500 feet above the the town of Amalfi. Its elevated position allows for a beautiful panorama of the Amalfi Cosat. The hotel is a fantastic base for exploring the region with easy links to walking paths such as 'the path of the gods' and boats run regularly from Amalfi port to the nearby coastal towns and villages if you'd like to venture further afield.

Wake up to sea views and relax in the spacious and comfortable guest rooms that are decorated in a fresh Mediterranean style. Sit out on your own furnished balcony to enjoy them fully. Start your day with a leisurely buffet breakfast on the terrace, enjoying homemade pastries, fresh fruit and Italian coffee. Soak up the sun and relax on a lounger beside the pool or head to the hotels private beach, The Mare Club (payable locally approx. €10 per person). 

The American bar is a great spot for an aperitif while watching the sun set. Try the local limoncello to get a real taste of the region. After head to the hotels Tatò Restaurant where you can dine beneath the stars on the terrace. 

The hotel runs a regular free shuttle service that links the hotel to near by Amalfi in approx. 12 mins and the Mare Club, the Grand Hotel Excelsior's private beach. 

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 35 mins by private car from Naples Airport.

Rooms
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms

Standard Seaview Rooms are about 25m² and decorated in a fresh Mediterranean style, with tiled floors and wooden furnishings. They have beautiful sea views and furnished balconies. The rooms are equipped with a double or twin beds, shower or bathtub, hairdryer, TV, phone, minibar and air conditioning (at fixed timed between 15 Jun & 15 Sep). These rooms sleep 2 adults and baby cots are available on request, free of charge. 

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most recognisable images of Italy – a 50-kilometre-long coastline of plunging cliffs topped with sky-scraping viewpoints. The towns step down the cliffs in a jumble of pastel houses and church domes, before fetching up at tiny harbours.

Although alike in looks, each place has its own forte. Ravello is known for its terraced gardens and clifftop summer music festival. Amalfi has a grand eighth-century cathedral, while Positano offers the Byzantine Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

Amalfi Coast holidays also leave you perfectly poised for exploring the rest of the region – from Sorrento, Ischia and Capri to Naples, Pompeii and Vesuvius.

Inghams operate a telephone Rep service on the Amalfi Coast. 

Things to do in resort

Pompeii & Herculaneum

These Roman towns were destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in a devastating eruption in 79 AD, burying them in the heavy volcanic ash that helped preserve them for centuries. Take a guided tour and learn all about these once-thriving towns, viewing preserved-mosaics and plaster cast displays that give you a real understanding of ancient Rome.

Footpath of the Gods

This three-hour scenic hike starts or ends in Nocelle (a short bus ride from Amalfi) and boasts spectacular scenery and magnificent coastal views with Capri in the distance.

Paestum

Once one of Italy’s biggest ancient Greek cities, Paestum is now an archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples and is a couple of hours drive from the Amalfi Coast. Make sure to stop at an authentic mozarella farm along the way, too.

Explore the Coast

The towns along the Amalfi Coast are easily explored by regular local buses or boats that meander along the coastline during the summer. Hop on a boat at Amalfi and visit beautiful towns like Positano, or sail across to the stunning isle of Capri. Buses skillfully drive round the coast's hairpin bends to towns like Ravello, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the panoramic views.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 14.5902137
  • Latitude: 40.6327363

For more information on travel and transport visit our Amalfi Coast page

Excursions

Pompeii & Vesuvius (full day)

Enjoy the views as you're driven along the stunning Amalfi coast to your first stop, Pompeii. The thriving city was buried following the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, which ultimately preserved the buildings, mosaics and frescoes that you'll see as you wander through. The sheer scale of the place is impressive, standing in the streets there you can only imagine what life was like here at that time. But, you'll be accompanied by a guide who will help give you a better insight into its history. After you'll make your way up the flanks of Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano on mainland Europe. You'll be dropped off to make the final accent to the summit on foot. Its worth the climb up the volcanic rock path to the crater, you'll smell the sulphur before you see it! You'll also have the best views of the Bay of Naples and Pompeii below. On the journey back, you'll drop in at a cameo and coral factory where they make beautiful traditional jewelry carved out of shells. The perfect spot to pick up a holiday souvenir! 

Departs: Mon, Wed & Thu from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £45pp, Positano from £63pp or Ravello from £56pp - entrance fees (approx. €26.50pp) and lunch are payable locally

Pompeii & Herculaneum (full day)

Spend a day exploring the UNESCO protected Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. You'll have an expert guide who will bring history of these places to life. The towns were buried under a layer of ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. In Pompeii you'll be led through the amazingly well preserved remains of the ancient baths, villas and bars. Later in the coastal town of Herculaneum, you'll see its contrast to Pompeii. It was a wealthy residential town and you can still make out the magnificent frescoes in the once-luxurious villas that overlook the sea. Please note that this tour involves a long day of walking so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. 

Departs: Sundays from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £57pp, Positano from £74pp or Ravello from £67pp - entrance fees (approx. €29.50pp) and lunch are payable locally. 

Pompeii (half day)

Walk through the ancient streets of the once-thriving Roman town of Pompeii. The city was preserved beneath layers of ash after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. Here you'll see the roman baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans and the fabulously-preserved frescoes which adorned the walls and floors of the villas at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Departs: Tue & Sat from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £39pp, Positano from £57pp or Ravello from £50pp - entrance fees (approx. €16.50pp) are payable locally

Capri & Anacapri (full day)

You’ll get to enjoy a full day on the glamorous island of Capri on this excursion – a must do for anyone visiting the Neapolitan Riviera. Your day will begin on the gentle ferry crossing before a minibus will drive you to the island’s top sights. You’ll enjoy time in Capri Town where you can relax with a coffee in the piazza, watch the handy work of the sandal makers and shop in the designer boutiques. The next stop is Anacapri where you can admire some of the best views on the island. There's also an optional visit to Villa San Michele and Caesar Augustus Gardens.

Departs: Wednesdays from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi or Positano from £74pp, Ravello from £84pp or Maiori or Minori from £83pp - entrance fees (approx. €9pp) and lunch are payable locally

Cruise to Positano (half day)

On this relaxing cruise you'll take a leisurely tour along the Amalfi Coast, making your way to Positano. On the way you’ll visit Emerald Grotto, where sunlight reflects against the rocks making the water appear a unique and striking green blue colour. Inside the cavern you'll see the impressive stalactites and stalagmites that emerge from the sea like huge columns. Once you reach Positano, with its pretty white washed buildings, you’ll have some free time here to explore the lanes, browse the boutiques, enjoy a drink from one of the little cafés or simply relax on the sandy beach.

Departs: Thursdays from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £39pp - entrance fees (approx. €5pp) are payable locally

Private Excursions

The above excursions are all available on a private basis, meaning you can enjoy visiting the attractions with just your friends or family. Please call our reservations team for more information including prices, and to book.

Facilities

Restaurants & Bars

Tatò Restaurant is positioned in a spectacular location on a terrace an overhanging the clear sea below. Taste the unforgettable flavours of the region and the traditional recipes that have been creatively re-imagined by the Chef Ermanno Nicolella. The restaurant is open from 7pm - 11pm. 

Grill Garden is the hotels lunchtime restaurant set in the unique location of a natural cave beside the pool. Enjoy light lunches including fresh salads and Neapolitan Pizzas.

American & Pool Bar is the perfect place to enjoy an aperitif. Why not take in the sun set with a sweet limoncello or one of the bartenders delicious creations in hand?

Pools & Beaches

The swimming is perched on the amalfi coast with spectacular views of the sea. The pool is backed by the rugged natural rock face and lined by deckchairs that look out the sea, providing the perfect spot to enjoy the sun. 

The Mare Club is the private beach of the Grand Hotel Excelsior, which is accessible via shuttle bus from the hotel.  The private cove is a lovely place to enjoy the beautiful weather that the Amalfi coast has to offer. The hotel offer the beach service from around the 01 Jun - 30 Sep for a local fee of about €10 per person per day. Children up to 12 years can use these facilities free of charge. Facilities include comfortable sun loungers and parasols as well as a snack bar serving appetizers and drinks just steps away from the clear waters of the Mediterranean. 

General Facilities

  • Free shuttle to Amalfi
  • Wifi
Meals

A buffet breakfast is served each morning and can be enjoyed on the terraces overlooking the sea. Breakfast options include fresh home made croissants, tarts and desserts, fresh fruits, cold cuts and a selection of cheeses. Enjoy fresh fruit juices made using local oranges and lemons or choose from a selection of teas or coffee. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 14.5902137
  • Latitude: 40.6327363

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per person from £475
Grand Hotel Excelsior, Amalfi
Amalfi Coast, Neapolitan Riviera,Bed & Breakfast
14/10/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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