Grand Hotel President
Perched high on a hill in manicured Mediterranean gardens, by the Grand Hotel President offers the best views in Sorrento, by far. Plus, there’s a shuttle bus that takes you into town if you don’t fancy the 20- to 30-minute walk to the centre.
Holidays to the Neapolitan Riviera have become famous for their views. From the hotel, you can see far and wide on a clear day, taking in Mount Vesuvius, the inlets of the coast and the Mediterranean Sea.
The hotel itself is stunningly Italian, with elegantly stylish décor. Its welcoming pool on the sun terrace has loungers, but the rooftop bar is the place to be to watch the sun go down with a drink.
Overview of Sorrento
If you’re looking to experience rustic Italy from a seat of luxury, then the Grand Hotel President and the coastal town of Sorrento are ideal.
Sorrento has been charming British holidaymakers for centuries now, with many tourists visiting time and time again. You’ll always find new things to explore on the cobbled streets of Sorrento, which is part of the allure.
The towns many bars and restaurants exude a warm and friendly atmosphere, so you’ll feel like a local when you visit. In these places, not only can you sample some fine Italian wines, but you can also try the limoncello, which was invented in Sorrento.
Things to do in Sorrento
From picturesque marinas to stunning architecture, you’ll find plenty to see and do in Sorrento – and the courtesy bus from the Grand Hotel President makes it easy to do just that.
A trip to Marina Grande is a highlight for many visitors. Here, you’ll experience how the other half live, and you may even spot a famous face or two. If you’d rather something tranquil and relaxing instead, head to the lemon groves away from the town. As well as enjoying the sunshine and the peace, you’ll be rewarded with splendid views.
To experience true Sorrento, just take a stroll around the town. You’ll discover a compelling mix of architectural styles here, where the highlight is the 15th-century cathedral. Just make sure you grab a pizza before you head back to the hotel.
If you’re a budding photographer or someone who really wants to make their Instagram feed stand out from the crowd, head to Sorrento. With awe-inspiring views, beautiful pizzas and a rich history to discover, you’ll never want to leave.