Grand Hotel Royal

  • Neapolitan Riviera, Italy, Sorrento

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We love the location of the Grand Hotel Royal. It’s on the edge of Sorrento so you get some fab sea views. It’s also less than five minutes’ walk from Piazza Tasso – the main meeting point for visitors and locals. Pull up a chair at café here for quick coffee while you decide what to do with the rest of your day.

It’s hard not to feel relaxed when you’re at this hotel. We’ve spent plenty of afternoons chilling out on the terrace and watching the boats pull in and out of the harbour. One of our favourite things to do is order glass of local wine from the bar and pick a front row seat as the sun sets over the Bay of Naples. There’s also lots of sunny spots in the garden where you can top up your tan and admire the exotic plants. If you need to cool off head for the pool, which has a nice secluded feel about it. You can keep yourself refreshed with drinks from the pool bar and even stay for a grilled lunch or fresh salad. A lift will take you down to the private bathing jetty that’s got direct access to the Mediterranean and sun loungers with umbrellas. There’s a bar here too.

Inside the hotel feels really elegant. At dinner you’re treated to delicious food and excellent service. The dining room has a nice old-world feel about it with high ceilings, chandeliers and big windows looking out over the gardens and sea. Try and grab a table with a view! The rooms are traditional too with beautiful vietri tiles on the floor and antique furniture. They all have private balconies and you can upgrade to sea views.

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

Added value

Honeymoon offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

  • No. of rooms: 101
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • Official rating: 5

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €4 per person per day is payable locally.

Baby cots are available on request for approx. €20 per day, payable locally. 


Classic Rooms (Double Rooms) are about 24-30m² and have a balcony. They are located at the front of the hotel with views over the road. They can sleep up to two adults and have air conditioning, TV, minibar, free Wi-Fi, tea & coffee making facilities, safe and a hairdryer. 

Sea View Rooms are about 25-32m² and are located at the back of the hotel with sea views from the balcony. These rooms are available with double or twin beds. They can sleep up to two adults and are available on request, please call to book.

Superior Junior Suites are about 42m² and sleep up to three people. These rooms have a balcony and are furnished in a fresh and elegant style of light pastel shades. They are available with double or twin beds and are available on request, please call to book. 

Luxury Suites are about 50-55m² and have side sea views. The rooms have a spacious terrace and are decorated in fresh pastel tones with tiled floors. They are available on request, please call to book. 

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

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.

What to see on a Sorrento holiday

Sorrento doubles as an ideal base for day trips along the dramatic Campania coast. Jump on a train to nearby Naples or stop off in Pompeii before hiking to the top of Mount Vesuvius. The Amalfi Coast is a bus ride away (with incredible views along the route!) so spend some time in Positano and Amalfi.

The islands of Capri and Ischia are both within easy reach too with regular ferries throughout the summer.

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

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Things to Do

Things to see and do

You can easily fill up a whole week or more with things to see and do in Sorrento. There's plenty to explore in the town itself including having lunch at the busy Piazza Tasso, browsing the boutique shops in the little streets and heading to the marina for a seafood dinner. Make sure you head out of town too - some of the Neapolitan Riviera's best sights are an easy day trip away.

  • Amalfi Drive: The Amalfi Drive is one of the most famous roads in the world. Join an excursion or hop on a local bus to enjoy panoramic views along the hairpin roads that hug the cliffs from Sorrento down to Salerno. 
  • Pompeii & Herculaneum: These fascinating historical sites are an easy day trip from Sorrento. Famous Pompeii draws hundreds of visitors each day while Herculaneum is lesser known but its location closer to Mount Vesuvius means its better preserved and well worth a visit. We recommend taking a guided tour to learn all about these once-thriving towns.
  • Visit Naples: This coastal city offers an authentic charm and plenty to see and do. It rivals Rome with its wealth of historic monuments and archaeological sites and has lively piazzas filled with restaurants serving some of the region’s best food.
  • Explore the Coast: The towns along the Amalfi Coast are best explored by boat. Take a sunset tour from Sorrento, hop off at Amalfi and visit beautiful towns like Positano, or sail across to the stunning isle of Capri.

Food & drink

There are plenty of restaurants to cater for every palate from traditional trattoria to fine-dining. Sorrento is famous for its fresh seafood, pastas and fresh vegetables. Make sure you try Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, Sorrento's famous pasta dish. Wash it down with a limoncello afterwards.


Pre-book your excursions online or give us call

Capri & Anacapri from £81 per person (full day)

Head over to glamorous Capri where you’ll be met by a local guide who will take you up to Villa San Michele in Anacapri, the highest point on the island with the best views. Check out the designer boutiques, chic cafés and local craft shops as you stroll along Via Camerelle to the Gardens of Augustus and the Piazetta on a walking tour of Capri Town. Enjoy some free time here or make an additional stop off at the Blue Grotto (payable locally).

Departs: Tuesday & Friday. Entrance fees (approx. €9), lunch and optional Blue Grotto boat trip (approx. €30) are payable locally. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

Amalfi Drive from £58 per person (full day)

The Amalfi Drive is one of the most spectacular roads in Europe, winding along the cliffs from Sorrento with panoramic views at every bend. You’ll stop off at Amalfi where you'll have time to explore. You’ll also have the chance to hop on a boat trip to admire the dramatic Amalfi coastline from the water (payable locally). The next stop is Ravello, where you’ll visit the Villa Rufolo that inspired Wagner to create one of his most famous operas, Parsifal.

Departs: Daily. Entrance fees (approx. €7), lunch & optional boat trip are payable locally. Groups of up to eight people. Transport is a Mercedes van.

Pompeii & Vesuvius- Skip the Line from £88 per person (full day)

Tour one of the most fascinating archaeological sites of ancient Rome. The town was buried by the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. You’ll be given a rare insight into ancient Roman life as you explore the excavations of the town preserved in time. In the afternoon you’ll be taken within 1,000 metres of the top of Mount Vesuvius. From here you can walk up to the volcanic crater, for panoramic views across the Bay of Naples

Departs: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Includes skip the line entrance fee. Lunch is payable locally. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. Wear suitable clothing for the altitude and comfortable walking shoes.

Pompeii from £61 per person (half day)

Take a guided tour of Pompeii and explore one of the world’s most famous Roman sites. Our guide will lead you through some of the ancient streets where you can see the baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans. 

Departs: Mondays and Wednesdays. Includes entrance fee. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

Pompeii & Wine Tasting from £102 per person (full day)

Led by an expert local guide you’ll explore the ancient Roman city of Pompeii before making your way to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius for a wine tasting experience. Stroll through the vineyards, before sampling three of the area’s famous Lachryma Christi wines accompanied by a tasty lunch.

Departs: Tuesdays. Entrance fees included. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

Amalfi Coast Experience from £104 per person (full day)

The UNESCO protected Amalfi Coast is made up of thirteen towns perched on the dramatic coastline. We’ve selected three of our favourites for you to explore. First up is Positano, the colourful clifftop village, filled with art galleries and craft shops. Continue on to Amalfi, known for its hand-made paper production before moving on to the final stop, Ravello.

Departs: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Lunch is included. Optional entrance fees are payable locally. 

Paestum & Buffalo Farm from £63 per person (full day)

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. Continue to a local buffalo farm where they produce the famous buffalo mozzarella. You’ll learn about the cheese making process and get to try the creamy mozzarella yourself.  

Departs: Tuesdays. Entrance fee to Paestum/Museum (approx. €8) and lunch are payable locally.

Pompeii & Herculaneum Select Tour from £124 per person (full day)

Join a small group tour of the incredible archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. First you’ll head to Pompeii then to a traditional local restaurant for lunch. Later visit Herculaneum, the small fishing town that was also destroyed in the eruption of Vesuvius. 

Departs: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Entrance fees to Pompeii & Herculaneum and lunch are all included. Not recommended for guests with walking difficulties.

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.

  • Large pool with sea views (normally open May to Sep)
  • Free pool towels
  • Private bathing platform with snack bar and direct access to the sea (open in summer)
  • La Villetta Wellness Centre with massage and beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fitness Room 
  • Parking (payable locally approx. €39 per day)

Le Terrasse Royal is an à la carte restaurant serving both local and international dishes with an extensive wine list and sea views from the terrace. It’s open from 8pm – 11pm

I Glicini Restaurant offers authentic and regional cuisine in an elegant dining room that overlooks the sea. It’s open for breakfast from 7am – 10am and dinner from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. You'll eat dinner here if you're staying half board.

Bellevue overlooks the Gulf of Naples from its large terrace that’s close to the pool. It offers a casual setting for lunch with grilled specialities, pizzas and salads. It’s open from 12pm – 5pm.

La Marine is located on the hotel’s private bathing platform and offers drinks and snacks from 10am – 6pm.

Caprice is an elegant bar where skilled bartenders create sophisticated cocktails that can be enjoyed inside or on the terrace. It’s open between 6pm and 12am.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 14.3774023
  • Latitude: 40.628372

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Grand Hotel Royal
Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera,Bed & Breakfast
21/09/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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