Grand Hotel Excelsior, Amalfi

  • Neapolitan Riviera, Italy, Amalfi Coast

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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. Every room comes with a private balcony so you can step out each morning and enjoy relaxing sea views before heading to breakfast. 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 quite 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’s lots of opportunities to relax at the hotel. The pool has plenty of loungers that look out over the town and sea. There’s a private beach club too (you'll need to reserve your spot in advance) with a restaurant for delicious lunches. 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. The restaurant’s open for dinner if you don’t fancy heading back into town. It’s got a nice terrace that’s a great spot for al fresco dining.

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

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


Standard Sea View Rooms are about 25m² and have a fresh Mediterranean style with tiled floors and wooden furnishings. They have beautiful sea views and furnished balconies. Facilities include a double or twin beds, air conditioning (at fixed times between 15 Jun & 15 Sep), TV, minibar, shower or bathtub and hairdryer. These rooms sleep two adults and cots are available on request, free of charge. These rooms sleep two adults. 

  • 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. This 50-kilometre-long coastline of plunging cliffs is 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 where you'll find some of the country's finest seafood.

What to see on an Amalfi Coast holiday

Although alike in looks, each town 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 and a great beach to relax on. 

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.

Discover more things to see and do in the Neapolitan Riviera.

Why book an Amalfi Coast holiday with Inghams

Your holiday is always in safe hands with us so you can relax and make the most of your time away. We go the Amalfi Coast's most popular resorts and all of our hotels are centrally located. We can also help organise your activities like walking the coastal trails or trying the local food.

Things to Do

Things to see and do

The Amalfi Coast isn't all boat trips and leisurely lunches by the sea. This region of Italy has tonnes of history to explore and each of the towns offers something new to see. Some of our favourite things to do here are:

  • 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 to learn all about them.
  • 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 mozzarella farm along the way, too.
  • Explore the Coast: The towns along the Amalfi Coast are easily explored by local buses and boats. Hop on a boat at Amalfi and visit beautiful towns like Positano and Maiori or sit back and enjoy the views from the road on the way to Ravello.
  • Visit Sorrento: This bustling town has plenty to do. Sip coffee in Piazza Tasso, head down to the marina for a seafood lunch and browse the artisan shops.
  • See Capri: Sail across to Capri for the day - one of our favourite Italian islands. We love the towns where you can shop in designer stores and eat in family-run restaurants. Head for Anacapri for the best sea views.

Food & drink

Italian food doesn't get much better than on the Amalfi Coast. Expect fresh seafood, light salads and home-made pasta. Mozzarella is big here, it's produced in Campania and the caprese salads are a must-have. We love washing everything down with a limoncello after. 


Keen hikers will love the Amalfi Coast. There's some great trails that head up the cliffs where you're rewarded with uninterrupted sea views. They'll take you away from the tourist bustle and past family farms and lemon groves. The Footpath of the Gods is probably the most famous. It starts just a short bus ride from Amalfi and runs for four miles.


Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Pompeii & Vesuvius from £45 per person (full day)

Enjoy the views as you're driven along the stunning Amalfi coast to your first stop, Pompeii. Join a guide to learn about the ancient city and then make your way to the top 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 where you'll have the best views of the Bay of Naples and Pompeii below.

Departs: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from May to October

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 from £57 per person (full day)

Spend a day exploring the UNESCO protected Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. You'll have an expert guide to lead you through the well-preserved towns. There's lots of walking on this excursion so it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. 

Departs: Sundays from May to October

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 from £39 per person (half day)

Walk through the ancient streets of the once-thriving Roman town of Pompeii. See the roman baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans and the well-preserved frescoes. 

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 from £74 per person (full day)

Enjoy a full day on the glamorous island of Capri – a must do for anyone visiting the Neapolitan Riviera. 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 from £39 per person (half day)

Take a leisurely tour along the Amalfi Coast to Positano. On the way you’ll visit Emerald Grotto, where sunlight reflects against the rocks making the water appear a striking green blue colour. Once you reach Positano you’ll have some free time 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.

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

  • Swimming pool with spectacular sea views
  • Private beach club accessible via shuttle bus from the hotel with sun loungers and snack bar (normally open 29 May to 03 October, subject to availability and needs to be booked in advance)
  • Free shuttle service to and from the centre of Amalfi
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking (must be booked in advance)

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
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 14.5902137
  • Latitude: 40.6327363
  • Location Description:
    • Panoramic position above Amalfi
    • 100 metres to the nearest bus stop
    • 5 kilometres to Amalfi

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Grand Hotel Excelsior, Amalfi
Amalfi Coast, Neapolitan Riviera,
15/06/2022 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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