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Grand Hotel Royal

  • Neapolitan Riviera, Italy, Sorrento

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The five star Grand Hotel Royal boasts a prime cliff side position in the centre of Sorrento, with Piazza Tasso just a five-minute walk away. This historic hotel overlooks the stunning Bay of Naples with Mount Vesuvius in the background and boasts a lovely terrace from where to enjoy the views. It’s particularly special during the evenings where you can relax with an aperitivo and watch the sunset.

The hotel is surrounded by a large park with exotic plants and a relaxing pool that’s furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas. Guests can also use the private bathing platform that’s accessed by a lift and offers direct access into the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean.

Attentive staff are on hand during the day and into the evening, serving delicious cocktails, local wines and freshly-prepared dishes in one of five restaurants and bars. Guest rooms have been finished in a Neapolitan style with traditional vietri floor tiles and light colours creating a refined space.

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

Added value

Honeymoon Offer: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine

Save 8% on the hotel price for holidays between 01 May – 31 Oct 20 booked by 15 Feb 20

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 101
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 5

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 wifi, tea & coffee making facilities, safe and a hairdryer. Baby cots are available on request and cost approx. €20 per day. 

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. These rooms are available or request, please call to book. 

Luxury Suites are about 50-55m² and have lateral 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. 

Accessibility

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

Meals

Guests of the Grand Hotel Royal can enjoy a large breakfast buffet with hot and cold choices. Those taking half board will eat dinner at Le Relais Restaurant. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

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.

Things to do in resort

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

Naples is normally skipped by most visitors to the Neapolitan Riviera but 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.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 14.3774023
  • Latitude: 40.628372

For more information on travel and transport visit our Sorrento page

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

Restaurants & Bars

Le Terrasse Royal is an à la carte restaurant serving both local and international dishes that can be enjoyed alongside an extensive wine list and with 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 from breakfast from 7am – 10am and dinner from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Guests on half board will eat dinner here.

Bellevue overlooks the Gulf of Naples from its large terrace that’s close to the pool. It offers a casual setting for lunch 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.

Pools & Beaches

A large pool is located in the hotel’s exotic gardens and offers views over the Bay of Naples. It’s furnished with loungers and umbrellas and pool towels are provided for guests. The pool is open from about 01 May - 31 Sep according to weather conditions. 

A lift will take you from the hotel down to the private bathing platform with direct sea access and a snack bar (open during summer only). Guests have free use of sun beds and parasols (subject to availability) 

Wellness Centre

La Villetta Wellness Centre offers massage and beauty treatments (payable locally).

General Facilities

  • Free wifi
  • Fitness Room 
  • Parking (payable locally approx. €37 per day)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Car parking
  • WiFi

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Grand Hotel Royal
Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera,Bed & Breakfast
21/10/2020 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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