Grand Hotel Capodimonte

  • Neapolitan Riviera, Italy, Sorrento

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Grand Hotel Capodimonte is in a peaceful, elevated position above Sorrento. It's been built into the rocky hills that overlook the town and the Gulf of Naples so you get some incredible views from here. The centre's just a ten-minute walk away.

As you enter the hotel you'll feel the old-world charm of the place, decorated in an elegant Neapolitan style. The rooms are really comfy with lots of space and they all have balconies. The welcoming staff are always around and will make sure you have an unforgettable stay in Sorrento.

A series of interconnecting pools have fantastic views out towards the sea and Mount Vesuvius. There's plenty of sun loungers on the terraces in the gardens around the pool area. We love relaxing out here with a book, surrounded by the beautiful plants and flowers. You can easily spend all day here and the L’Agrumento Snack Bar will keep you refreshed serving drinks and light bites. There's also a wellness centre, so if you'd like to treat yourself to a massage or treatment, it's possible to do so locally. 

Local dishes are expertly prepared in the hotel’s restaurants and during summer you can eat out on the large terrace at Restaurant Le Querce. You'll have the most amazing panoramic views from here and once a week during high season, the hotel hosts a gala dinner.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 5 mins by private car from Naples airport.

Added value

Honeymoon Offer: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine

Free nights available between 16 – 31 Oct 20 (min 7 night stay, not combinable)

Free nights available between 15 – 31 Oct 21 (min 7 night stay, not combinable)

Early booking offer available for summer 2021 (ends 15 Feb 21)

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 184
  • No. of buildings: 3
  • No. of floors: 11
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Baby cots are available for approx. €18 per night, payable locally.

Rooms

Double Rooms have been finished in soft pastel colours and provide a comfortable retreat and a balcony facing over the rear the hotel. They can sleep up to three adults and facilities include air conditioning, TV, minibar, free WiFi, safe and hairdryer. All rooms have bathtubs with shower attachments.

Partial Sea View Rooms are located on the lower floors of the hotel and enjoy partial sea views from the balcony. They can sleep up to three adults.

Sea View Rooms enjoy stunning sea views from their private balcony and they can sleep up to three adults.

Single Occupancy Rooms are decorated with classical Sorrento style furnishings and have garden views. 

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

Please note that this hotel may not be suitable for guests with walking difficulties. The hotel does have a lift, but it is not wheelchair accessible and there are steps in some places. 

Sorrento

Sorrento is best known for its remarkable views. From its perch on the Sorrentine Peninsula, it peers straight over the Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius.

Looking inwards, you’ll find a town with a historic centre of cobbled streets and craft shops. Wander the shady lemon groves of the Museum Correale, catch a concert in the Franciscan Cloisters, or hunt out a bottle of freshly made limoncello liqueur.

Sorrento doubles as an ideal base for day trips along the dramatic Campania coast. Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and the islands of Capri and Ischia are all within easy reach.

Inghams operate an in resort Rep service in Sorrento.

Excursions

Capri & Anacapri (full day)

This popular excursion showcases some of the best sights on the glamorous island of Capri. Your day will start with a visit to Villa San Michele - Built by Dr. Axel Munth in the beginning of the 19th Century, this beautiful villa boasts some of the best views on the island from its terraces and manicured gardens. The next stop will be bustling Capri Town to explore streets that are filled with designer boutiques, local craftsmen and chic cafés, before heading to the Gardens of Augustus in Anacapri that overlook the famed Faraglioni Rocks. You’ll then enjoy some free time on the island or make an additional stop at the incredible Blue Grotto (additional fee) before heading back to Sorrento in the early evening.

Departs: Daily from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £75pp - entrance fees (approx. €9pp) and lunch are payable locally. Additional stop at the Blue Grotto (approx. €30pp)

Amalfi Drive (full day)

The Amalfi Drive is said to be one of the most spectacular roads in Europe, winding along the cliffside from Sorrento with panoramic views at every bend. You’ll stop off at Amalfi, which is dominated by a stunning cathedral and famed for its hand made paper crafts. Here you'll have time to explore the town or there is the option to take a boat trip to admire the dramatic Almalfi coastline.  Next, you'll head to Ravello where you’ll visit Villa Rufolo that gave Wagner the inspiration to create one of his most famous operas, Parsifal.

Departs: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £35pp – boat trip in Almalfi, entrance fees (approx. €7pp) and lunch are payable locally

Pompeii & Vesuvius (full day)

This full day excursion takes you on a guided tour of one of the most fascinating archaeological sites of ancient Rome. This unsuspecting town was buried by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. before being carefully excavated to allow visitors are rare insight into ancient Roman life. An expert guide will lead the group around the most interesting buildings and bring history to life. A coach will then take you to within 1,000 metres of the top of Mount Vesuvius where you will walk the rest of the wat to the crater (wear comfortable shoes) and enjoy panoramic views across the Bay of Naples.

Departs: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £42pp – entrance fees (approx. €26.50pp) and lunch are payable locally

Pompeii (half day)

Enjoy a half day tour of Pompeii on this fascinating excursion of one of the world’s most famous ancient sites. Our guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of Pompeii where you can see the baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. and marvel at the fabulously preserved frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the villas.

Departs: Mondays and Wednesdays from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £32pp – entrance fees (approx. €16.50pp) payable locally

Pompeii & Wine Tasting (half day)

After a walking tour of Pompeii with an expert guide you’ll travel by air-conditioned coach to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius for a wine tasting experience. After a short walk through the vineyards, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch of salami, cheeses and seasonal vegetables, and a tasting of three of the area’s famous Lachryma Christi wines.

Departs: Wednesdays from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £88pp – entrance fees (approx. €16.50pp) payable locally

Sorrento Musical

Enjoy a fun evening of musical theatre at the Tasso Theatre. The show lasts 75 minutes and reconstructs Sorrento’s cultural roots through song and dance in a light-hearted and energetic performance. You’ll enjoy a welcome drink at 8.30pm and orchestra music before the show begins and 9.30pm. The evening continues after the performance with the opportunity to stay and enjoy the music.

Shows: Daily except Friday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £22pp

Almalfi Coast Experience (Full Day)

Take in the dramatic panoramic views as you drive along the Almalfi Coast. First you'll stop at Positano, the colourful clifftop village, where you'll have fee time to wander the cobbled streets and explore the small independent boutiques and cafes. The drive will continue through the picturesque villages of Praiano, Furore and Conca di Marini until you reach Almalfi. Set on the waterfront below the coastal cliffs, you’ll have the chance to explore this historic maritime town, known for its hand-made paper production. This whitewashed gem was once an important trading point between the Byzantine and western worlds. After, you’ll head to the hilltop town of Ravello with its breath-taking Terrazzo dell’Infinito. From here you can admire the turquoise and blue tones of the water, the dramatic coast line and the elegant villas and lush gardens, before heading back to Sorrento.

Departs: Daily from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £67pp - entrance fee for the optional visit and lunch are payable locally

Ischia Island (Full Day)

The volcanic island of Ischia is the largest island in the bay of Naples. Take a jetfoil crossing from the port of Sorrento to Ischia where you’ll be guided around the island with its sprawling spa towns, luscious gardens and spectacular scenery. Visit La Mortella Gardens, created by the English composer Sir William Walton and his wife Lady Susanna Walton. Admire the rare and exotic plant life, the vibrant flowers and the colourful birds of this lush oasis on the volcanic island.

Departs: Thursday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £75pp - entrance fee to La Mortella Garden (approx. €12pp) and lunch are payable locally

Paestum & Buffalo Farm (Full Day)

Enjoy a day spent exploring the magnificent Greek Temples of Paestum and sampling the regions delicacy, Mozzarella. First, you’ll visit the ancient archaeological site of Paestum, the Doric temples are some of the best preserved Greek temples in the world. A visit to the museum will give you an insight into the fascinating history of the archaeological site. Here you’ll see ancient artefacts, sculptures and tomb paintings discovered during excavations. After visiting the temples you’ll head over to a local farm where the famous buffalo mozzarella cheese is produced. Discover the process of mozzarella cheese making as you are taken on a guided tour of the farm. You’ll have the chance to taste the delicious produce.

Departs: Tuesday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £52pp - entrance fee to Paestum/Museum (approx. €8pp) and lunch are payable locally

Herculaneum (Half Day)

Explore the ancient Roman town of Herculaneum. This guided tour will take you on a journey to explore the stunning UNESCO world heritage site and learn about its tumultuous and fascinating history. Herculaneum was hit by pyroclastic flows during the devastating eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. This pyroclastic surge, however, preserved many artefacts including wooden objects, mosaics and paintings giving an insight into the ancient city’s past.

Departs: Wednesday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £32pp - entrance fee to Paestum/Museum (approx. €13pp) payable locally

Pompeii & Herculaneum (Full Day)

Spend the day discovering Pompeii and Herculaneum, two of the largest ancient cities that were struck by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. Both were extensively excavated in the mid-18th century revealing the incredible archaeological sites that you can see today. Begin in Pompeii, a town that was once a centre of commerce, explore the monuments and homes of the people that once lived there. After there will be free time for lunch. Next you’ll head to Herculaneum, a city that was once home to a maritime community. You’ll have the opportunity to compare these ancient cities and notice the different building styles during a guided tour of the site.

Departs: Sunday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £50pp - entrance fee to Pompeii & Herculaneum (approx. €29.50pp) and lunch payable locally

Pompeii & Herculaneum Select Tour (Full Day)

Join a small group tour of the incredible archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. First you’ll head to Pompeii, set on a plateau of Vesuvian lava, overlooking the Sarno river valley. Here you’ll see the site that was petrified and preserved by the lava flows that swept through the city when Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Today, it is possible to see the buildings that formed the ancient city. After the tour you’ll head to a traditional local restaurant to enjoy a delicious Neapolitan Meal for lunch. After lunch you’ll visit Herculaneum, the fishing town that was also hit by the eruption of Vesuvius. The lava flow that engulfed the town preserved many of the wooden houses and household objects. A tour of this incredible archaeological site will give you an unparalleled insight into a past civilisation.

Departs: Sunday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £98pp - entrance fee to Pompeii & Herculaneum (approx. €29.50pp) payable locally

Naples Experience (Full Day)

Naples, a city bursting with art, music and culture. Explore the historical centre of Naples on a guided tour visiting Naples Cathedral to admire the beautiful 4th century mosaics in the baptistery, exploring San Lorenzo at the centre of the ancient Greco-Roman city and the famous ‘christmas alley’ of San Gregorio Armenio. Continue with a walk along Spaccanapoli with its picturesque narrow streets and monuments, passing San Severo Chapel home to the incredible sculpture of the Veiled Christ by Giuseppe Sanmartino, until you’ll reach Piazza del Gesu. Here you’ll stop for lunch to enjoy a delicious local Neapolitan pizza. The tour continues by bus up to Posillipo Hill to see the breath taking view across the bay of Naples. In the afternoon, continue to explore the city as you head towards Piazza del Pleibiscito. You’ll have free time to continue exploring and admire the incredible buildings including the Royal Palace, the San Carlo Opera, the Galleriea Umberto I, Via Toledo, Piazza Trento e Triste. Take a well-earned break from the sightseeing to sample traditional Neapolitan coffee and cake in the famous Bar Gambrinus before heading back to Sorrento.

Departs: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £70pp - entrance fee to attractions along the way and lunch payable locally

Due Golfi Train Tour

Explore the mythical land of Ulisses on an unforgettable train journey through the hills of St Agata to the Hostoric Hamlets of Massa Lubernse. Take in stunning views of Mount Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples. As you journey through the beautiful changing landscapes you’ll have the chance to sample the regions delicacies such as mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil and delicious limoncello.

Departs: Daily from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £18pp

Facilities

Pools & Beaches

The hotel’s impressive pool scene is surrounded by gardens and built into the cliff side. Five pools are connected by waterfalls and surrounded with plenty of sun loungers where you can relax and take in the stunning view of the Bay of Naples. Pool towels are provided. The pool is open from 01 May - 31 Sep (subject to weather conditions). 

Guests are also welcome to use the private beach of Hotel La Tonnarella (200 metres away and payable locally).

Spa

You can enjoy beauty and massage treatments at the Grand Hotel Ambasciatori wellness centre. (payable locally, closed on Fridays).

General Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking (payable locally €28 per day) 
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
Meals

The hotel serves a large, varied buffet breakfast between 7am and 10am with a really great selection of fresh fruit, yoghurt, pastries and fresh bread. They also have hot options, including eggs. On half board you'll also enjoy a three course dinner each evening, with plenty of choice. 

You can also upgrade to full board. 

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurants Le Ginestre and Le Querce offer delightful sea views and a varied menu of local and international dishes. During the summer, dinner can be enjoyed on the terrace and there’s a gala dinner once a week. Guests on half board will eat here. Dinner is served from 7pm - 10pm. 

Restaurant Bellevue is the hotels à la carte restaurant, which serves local and international specialities in a romantic setting above the hotel’s pools with views of Mount Vesuvius. Dinner is served between 8pm and 11pm. Reservations are required. 

Grill Restaurant Bougainvillea has an outdoor setting on the terrace and serves grilled specialities, fresh salads and Neapolitan desserts. It's a lovely place to have lunch. Open from 12pm - 4pm.

Bar Gli Ulivi is a lovely lounge bar where you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink in an informal setting. Open from 6pm - midnight. 

L’Agrumento Snack Bar serves a selection of light lunches and refreshing drinks during the day. The bar is open from 10am - 6pm and serves snacks between 12pm and 6pm. 

  • Breakfast service:

    The hotel serves a large, varied buffet breakfast between 7am and 10am with a choice of hot a cold options.

Board basis options available

  • Full Board
  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 14.3629183
  • Latitude: 40.624727

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Grand Hotel Capodimonte
Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera,Half Board
05/05/2021 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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