Grand Hotel Excelsior

  • Neapolitan Riviera, Italy, Amalfi Coast

  • 4

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The Grand Hotel Excelsior is all about the sea views. It’s about 1,500 feet above the town of Amalfi and on the edge of the cliff, which means you get uninterrupted views from pretty much everywhere in the hotel. We love the restaurant's terrace - it’s hard not to linger here over your morning coffee when the views are this good.

When you do manage to tear yourself away, it’s easy to visit the Amalfi Coast and explore the area. There’s a free shuttle from the hotel that will have you in the centre of Amalfi in less than 15 minutes. There’s lots to see and do in the town and it’s a popular sight for lots of tourists. Buses leave regularly from the centre of town to Ravello, Sorrento and other coastal towns. The best way to travel is by boat though – jump on board and enjoy the views as you sail to Positano or the quieter towns of Maiori and Minori. Boats run frequently and are a cost-effective way to explore the region.

There are lots of opportunities to relax at the hotel. The pool has plenty of loungers that look out over the town and sea. Make sure you check out the American Bar before dinner. It’s a great spot to watch the sun set and try some local limoncello.

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

Added value

Telephone rep service

Flights and transfers included

  • No. of rooms: 92
  • Official rating: 4


Standard Sea View Rooms are about 25m² and sleep two adults. They have a fresh Mediterranean style with tiled floors and wooden furnishings. They have a balcony, double or twin beds, air conditioning (at fixed times between 15 Jun & 15 Sep), TV, minibar, shower or bathtub and hairdryer.

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

The Amalfi Coast rolls out along the southern Sorrentine Peninsula, where the Lattari Mountains drop straight into the Tyrrhenian Sea. Pastel villages cling to cliffs and beach-lined bays, all tied together by improbably scenic footpaths that have always connected these communities – and the lemon terraces, vineyards and secret swim spots in-between. Wherever you go, you’ll never be short of a place to sample a gelato with a view. Plus, some of the most famous sights in southern Italy are an easy day trip away. You’ve just got to decide if you fancy digging into Roman history in Pompeii… or into the celebrated pizza napoletana of Naples.

Amalfi, Positano, Ravello & beyond

Each village along the Amalfi Coast has its own forte. Positano stars on magazine covers and Instagram feeds the world over, drawing in photographers – and everyone else – with its precipitous perch and Byzantine church. Music lovers, meanwhile, pilgrimage to Ravello for the concerts that pop up in one of its many cliffside gardens during the Ravello Music Festival. Visit Amalfi to find out about the intriguing history of papermaking on the Amalfi Coast – or seek out a rare stretch of beach in Maiori for an ice granita with a squeeze of lemon.

Boots & boats… but ditch the car

Call us biased, but we don’t recommend driving around the Amalfi Coast if you can help it. The single winding road, packed with coaches and cars, is usually more trouble than its worth in the summer. Instead, look to the walking and sailing routes that have long linked the tight-knit communities here. Footpaths and mule tracks duck and dive between towns and bays, while boats are bound for the chic shops and luminous Blue Grotto of Capri.

Walk with the gods

The Path of the Gods is the most famous footpath on the Amalfi Coast. This 9km hike is best taken slowly – all the better for admiring the sea views around every corner. Walking routes also lead into the leafy peace of the Valle delle Ferriere, where waterfalls and abandoned mills lie, and past crumbling sun-bleached temples. There are some moderate to challenging ascents and descents, including many a stone staircase (this is the Amalfi Coast, after all). Your reward, however, is those unbeatable bird’s-eye views.

Limoncello with a view

On the Amalfi Coast, it’s practically a case of pick a trattoria, any trattoria when looking for dinner with a vista. Recipes range from Caprese salad with locally made mozzarella to gnocchi-like ndunderi to lemon… well, everything, really. Torts, granitas, gelato and limoncello are all made from the football-sized lemons grown on the Amalfi Coast. Seafood is a must-try too – usually hauled in from the sea that morning. It’s all excellent fuel for a day of coastal hiking.

Why book a summer holiday in the Amalfi Coast with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of the Amalfi Coast's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to the Amalfi Coast include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • Swimming pool with spectacular sea views
  • Free shuttle service to and from the centre of Amalfi (runs on the hour from 8am - 9.30pm) (bookable locally at the hotel reception)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (must be booked in advance)
Family Facilities
  • Cots & linen

A buffet breakfast is served each morning and can be taken 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. 

Tatò Restaurant has a spectacular location on a terrace hanging over the sea. 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 hotel's lunchtime restaurant 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 and the sunset.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

Longitude: 14.5902137
Latitude: 40.6327363

  • Panoramic position above Amalfi
  • 100 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 5 kilometres to Amalfi

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