Grand Hotel Riviera

Neapolitan Riviera, Sorrento

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4 * Bed and Breakfast Views Swimming Pool Onsite Parking

  • Stunning cliff top location with spectacular views over the Bay of Naples

  • A lift down to the sea, with a private bathing platform where you can soak up the sun

  • A 15 minute walk to the centre of Sorrento

Grand Hotel Riviera is an elegant hideaway immersed in nature yet close to the heart of historic Sorrento. The hotel oozes with Sorrentine sophistication - touches of modernism effortlessly blend with Italian art deco to make for a very elegant stay. Perfect for honeymooners and couples of all ages, Grand Hotel Riviera is the right choice when it comes to holidaying with style.

Set high on a clifftop and commanding eye-popping views, Grand Hotel Riviera is a great get away from it all location. The stunning views are extraordinary, so we wouldn’t blame you if you just wanted to stay all day simply drinking them in! Breakfast is served on the gorgeous terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples. What a way to start your day!

The hotel’s pool also has fantastic views of the sea and is a tranquil spot for sunbathing, relaxing or for a change of scenery the hotel's bathing platform is just a short lift-ride away, so why not take a dip in the gin-clear Mediterranean waters while cooling off from the Sorrento sun? 

If you feel like exploring the area, Grand Hotel Riviera’s staff will be happy to help with whatever you want. Boat trips to nearby areas such as Amalfi, Positano and Capri are bucket-list must do’s while Pompeii and Naples as an easy day trip away. 

The boutique hotel has 106 rooms (official rating 4 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-12 years. Minimum stay of 3 nights between 28 March - 13 May and 01 - 30 October (minimum of 4 nights stay between 14 May - 30 September).


Bars & Restaurants

Famed as the foodie destination of Italy (if not Europe), the Neapolitan Riviera is the place to be when it comes to cuisine. From a gorgeous buffet breakfast to light lunches to traditional dinners with a twist, Grand Hotel Riviera has lots of options when it comes to eating.


The American Bar is the ideal place to relax after a day in the sun, with its sleek contemporary interiors. You can also enjoy live music in the evenings.  

Open from 10:00am - 24:00.

Restaurant Le Vele

Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers during the evening.

The Grand Hotel Riviera’s Italian restaurant serves à la carte dinner. It offers a charming and intimate atmosphere, with waiter service and a selection of local and world wines.

Snack Bar

The Grand Hotel Riviera’s Snack Bar is located on the terrace, allowing you to enjoy views of the sea. Choose from local Campania dishes, light lunches and snacks throughout the day.

White Elegance Restaurant

Opening times: Breakfast 7:00 - 10:00am, Lunch 12:30 - 14:00pm and Dinner 19:00 - 21:00pm.

The dress code is casual/formal. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers.

Beach & Pools

There’s no excuse not to cool off during your stay at Grand Hotel Riviera. The freshwater pool boasts stunning sea to sky views while the private bathing platform, accessible by lift straight from the hotel, is a great way to enjoy the sea without the crowds.

Bathing platform

The bathing platform is accessible by lift from the terrace of the hotel, and is free for guests to use from May - September. Showers, a snack bar, loungers and deck chairs are all available.

Open from 9:00am - 19:00 from May 16th to September 15th.

Swimming pool

The hotel’s freshwater pool contains a whirlpool and is surrounded by trees, with uninterrupted views of the Mediterranean Sea. There is also a sunbathing area with sunbeds and parasols, as well as a separate children’s pool which is supervised by trained staff throughout the day.

Open from 9:00am - 19:00.

Parking & Wifi


Parking is available to all customers and is payable locally (20€ per day)


Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel and in all the guest rooms.


About the location

Surrounded by olives trees, aromatic pine and Mediterranean plants, Sorrento is a little oasis on the peninsula that bears its name. While the Amalfi Coast may be better known, we love this side of the headland as it is much less crowded than its up-market neighbours.

Simply put, Sorrento is just gorgeous, so don’t rush off too quickly looking to explore the more famous towns. After a quick caffe stretto, stroll through Corso Italia and support the local economy by visiting a few of the chic boutiques and souvenir shops. Get lost in the pretty jumble of streets that wind all the way to the beach and fishing harbour, where you can easily spend a few hours by sipping a glass of local limoncello and watching the world go by. 

If you’re feeling a little peckish, then you should know that Sorrento is packed full of superb places to eat, whatever your budget. The town is known for its seafood and lemons, so expect dishes such as spaghetti al vongole or risotto ai frutti di mare e limone to play a big part here. The eponymous gnocchi alla Sorrentina is a must try - after all, it is a homespun speciality. And no one this close to Naples should go home without tasting a delicious flame-cooked pizza of oil, basil, tomato, and buffalo mozzarella. Washed down with a glass of local Lacryma Christi (literally meaning ‘Tears of Christ’), you will surely feel closer to heaven!

Transfer Time

The hotel is 1 hour from Naples airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
a bedroom with a bed and a chair in a room
Standard Twin Balcony Room

Max 2 Adults

Relax and take in the bright and airy Mediterranean style décor. Guests can choose from double or twin beds . These rooms have balcony and the en suite contains a shower/bath combination.

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Superior Twin Side Sea View Balcony Room

Max 2 Adults

Choose from one double or two single beds, and enjoy the cooling pastel colours and balcony with lateral sea views. The en suite has a shower/bath combination.

Honeymoon Offer

Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine.

Rate Reduction

15% Early booking discount for stays of 7 nights or more completed between  10 - 30 October 2024, 11 April - 05 May 2025 and 10 - 30 October 2025. 

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Tripadvisor review Jul 14 2024
Recently returned from a weeks stay at this hotel to celebrate my 50th birthday. The location was good, a 10 minute walk into the town which was not a problem. Our room was very small but had...
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Tripadvisor review Jul 08 2024
Anyone looking for a hotel experience out of the ordinary, this is the place. This was our home base when visiting the Amalfi region. It was and easy walk in Sorrento, and easy to get to a ferry to...
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