Italy’s countryside, coastlines and cites are all incredibly diverse, so it’s no wonder that the hotels are too. Situated all around this popular holiday destination are luxury, budget, family friendly and adults-only hotels. Some hotels are located right on the sandy beaches, while others have cliff top locales or are in the town centre with excellent access to the ancient sites and monuments.
We’ve created a list of some of the best hotels in Italy, so you can choose the location and accommodation that best suits your needs.
1. Grand Hotel Ambasciatori, Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera
The Grand Hotel Ambasciatori lives up to its name starting with its grand Mediterranean gardens and cliff top setting. You’ll have epic views over the bay of Naples and mount Vesuvius. The hotel itself is 5* decadence and grandeur, with gala dinners and a private bathing platform to unwind on. The rooms are spacious, with their own separate sitting area, balcony overlooking the bay, large bathroom and dressing room. You’re also only a 10-minute walk away from the centre of Sorrento so there’s no need to hire a taxi here, just enjoy walking along the historic Italian streets.
Grand Hotel Ambasciatori
Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy
2. Sensimar Nastro Azzuro, Sorrento Neapolitan Riviera
With stand out views and romantic roof top dining it’s no wonder that the Sensimar Nastro Azzuro was awarded TripAdvisor’s certificate of excellence. Located high up in the hills you’ll get terrific views over the bay of Naples from both your room and the hotel’s classy buffet and fine dinning restaurants. This is an adults-only hotel, so you can relax in a quiet and laid-back setting with just the one you love.
Explore the area by hopping on the hotel’s courtesy bus and taking a ride into Sorrento or to sandy beach with deck chairs and parasols scattered along the shore.
Sensimar Nastro Azzuro
Sorrento, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy
3. Miramare Sea Resort and Spa, Ischia, Neapolitan Riviera
You can find the Miramare Sea Resort and Spa built directly into a cliff. You’ll get world class views of the Bay of Maronti from the pool area, restaurants and your own accommodation. The hotel dates back to the 1930’s and has a very classic Italian feel with plenty of character and charm throughout the building. The Aphrodite Thermal Gardens and Spa are just a 10-minute walk away and here you can indulge yourself in several massage treatments or swim in the thermal pools.
Miramare Sea Resort and Spa
Ischia, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy
4. Leons Place, Rome
Leons Place has a monopoly when it comes to the best location in Rome. This stunning 18th century palace is situated near some of Italy’s most popular and fascinating sites including the Vatican city and Piazza della Republic.
Before you start your day sightseeing sit down to Leon Place’s famous all star breakfast, and enjoy endless pastries and cooked breakfast options that you can have delivered to your room or enjoy in the hotel’s breakfast lounge. This gorgeous 18th century hotel has been completely restored with a modern design and feel, so you can experience the best of both worlds.
Leons Place (Design Hotel)
Rome, Rome, Italy
5. Valle dell’Erica Thalasso and Spa Resort, Valle Dell’Erica, Sardinia
For stand out luxury and high-end living don’t look any further than this 5* hotel. You’ll be surrounded by 69 acres of parkland with footpaths leading to your own private white sand bays and views looking over the Maddalena archipelago just off Sardinia.
This stunning hotel has tons of places for you go for a refreshing dip including three pools and four saltwater thalasso pools in their own spa. The resort is completely secluded so you can relax in peace without a lot of busy traffic. Don’t worry about finding a spot to eat, there are seven restaurants here for you to work your way through.
Valle dell’Erica Thalasso and Spa Resort
Valle Dell’Erica, Sardinia, Italy
6. Almar Jesolo Resort and Spa, Lido di Jesolo, Venetian Riviera
Think modern, sleek and stylish when it comes to this Italian hotel located in the stunning Venetian Riviera. You’ll be greeted with a fantastic contemporary design from the hotel lobby to your room and also to the smart pool area. The beach is just a steps away, which you can get to by strolling through the decked walkway that connects the pool to the sands. The Almablu Wellness and Spa is spread over two floors on this hotel and has a range of state of the art treatments including an ice room, kneipp therapy pool, salt pools and a geyser and water paradise.
Almar Jesolo Resort and Spa
Lido di Jesolo, Venetian Riviera, Italy
7. Luna Baglioni, Venice, Venetia Riviera
You’ll be transported to days gone by while staying in the 12th-century Luna Baglioni. Classical artwork, antique furniture and frescoed walls will greet you as you walk through into the grand lobby. In the morning you can enjoy a delectable breakfast in the former Marco Polo ballroom before heading out to do a bit of sightseeing. This hotel is not only 5* but it’s also blessed with an incredible location. You’ll be one street over from the grand canal and only a two minute walk away from the famous St Mark’s Square of Venice.
8. Villa Romana Hotel, Minori, Neapolitan Riviera
Family-run Villa Romana is located in the heart of the Amalfi coast is. You’ll be right in the middle of all the action at this charming hotel, with the coastline and beach only a five-minute walk away. The hotel itself has fantastic mountain views from its terraces and balconies, and for an even closer look at this magnificent backdrop you can head up to the rooftop sun terrace.
The rooms here are spacious, with plenty of room for a double bed, breakfast area and dressing table. For a little rest and relaxation you can always book yourself into the hotel’s own spa for massage treatments, a Turkish bath and sauna.
Villa Romana Hotel
Minori, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy
9. Terme San Montano Hotel, Ischia, Neapolitan Riviera
The 360° views in this 5* hotel are sure to sweep you away. Built high into a cliff top, 100 metres above sea level, this hotel boasts panoramic views with Naples and Mount Vesuvius in the distance. You’ll also only be a 20-minute stroll to the harbour and nearest sandy cove.
For a bite to eat this hotel serves a continental buffet breakfast as well as having a Buganvillea restaurant and outside terrace with impressive sights of the Almafi coast. The views don’t stop here, the hotel boasts the only sea view spa in Ischia.
Terme San Montano Hotel
Ischia, Neapolitan Riviera, Italy
10. Nizza Studios, Syracuse, Sicily
Nizza Studios is rocking the shabby-chic look, with furniture and bedrooms decorated to give it a rustic ambience. The building itself was constructed in the 18th century, but rooms have been modernised to have their own lounge-dinner and kitchenette.
You’ll be in the ideal base for any sightseeing you want to do in Sicily. The Piazzo Duomo is only a 10-minute walk away with a cathedral and al fresco cafes for you to peruse. While you’re out and about you can also wander through the local market, which sells fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood. All of which are easy to prepare in your own hotel kitchenette.
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