During my last trip with my family to Italy, I combined business with pleasure and chose to visit the Amalfi Coast, Rome and Orvieto. I thought it was best to revisit Sorrento, one of my favorite towns, and stay at the Excelsior Victoria Hotel located in the heart of Sorrento. Although I have stayed here before, its excellent accomdationg staff and charm continue to exceed my expectations. Truly it is deserving of its five star rating and membership in ‘The Leading Small Hotels of the World’. Each room is beautifully appointed each with its own unique character. This time we enjoyed a seaview room, which included a breath taking view. Each morning we were able to sit on the balcony and watch the local fisherman in the Bay of Naples with Mt. Vesuvius in the far background. It was very relaxing and peaceful.
There are spectacular suites at this hotel which are attractively decorated, as well as garden view rooms, and classic and deluxe sea view rooms. All bathrooms are luxurious with lush towels and robes.
Each evening you can sit in the lobby and enjoy the pianist while sipping your evening aperitif. You may be fortunate enough one evening to enjoy the delicious and mouth-watering chocolates prepared by the chef. I am a self- professed chocoholic. I have tasted many different chocolates prepared by different chocolatiers, and I have never tasted anything that compares to these delectable chocolates! Ever!
The breakfast buffet is amazing. The selection of breakfast foods will satisfy the most finicky eater. Don’t leave the hotel without having dinner. Chef Vincenzo is very talented!
The Excelsior Victoria is a luxury hotel with gracious charm. It is surrounded by lemon and lime trees, beautiful gardens, and is situated on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean. There is a holistic spa, where you may feel compelled to indulge yourself, as well as a large swimming pool. The manager, Nicolino Grigio, vigilantly manages this hotel with utmost care
Gourmet Getaways highly recommends this hotel and if you book through its services and stay three nights, you will certainly be taken care of and will be entitled to an exclusive offer, which in today’s economy is a definite bonus. Spoil yourself and create those recession proof memories which will only appreciate in value and yield dividends for years to come!