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Grand Hotel Riviera

Neapolitan Riviera, Sorrento

  • Stunning clifftop 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
  • Luxury swimming pool surrounded by palms, with an uninterrupted sea view

The Grand Hotel Riviera stands proud above the Bay of Naples. Set on a clifftop with views of Mount Vesuvius, the hotel’s interior blends Modernism with Art deco, reflecting the stylish area, which is renowned for its small antique shops and time honoured crafts.

Guests can relax in the American bar, with live music twice a week from May to September. There is Neapolitan, Italian and international music at twice weekly piano evenings. During the day, a lift takes you down to the private bathing platform where you can immerse yourself in the calm waters of the Mediterranean. Alternatively, explore the delicious dishes on offer in nearby Via San Cesareo, an Italian charcuterie paradise overflowing with places to sample a huge array of mouth-watering delights.

The hotel has 106 rooms (official rating 4 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-12 years. Minimum stay of 3 nights between 01 April - 04 May 21 and 09 - 30 October 21  (minimum of 4 nights stay between 05 May - 08 October 21).


Bars & Restaurants


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

Bathing platform

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

Open from 9:00am - 18:00 from April - May 15th and from September 16th - October. 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
Holidays in Sorrento bring you the delights of small-town coastal Italy in close proximity to the bustling city of Naples. Breathing in the lemon scented air in the cliff top surroundings of the town, you can gaze across the Bay of Naples to the city with Mount Vesuvius in the background. Couples can enjoy the small town feel of Sorrento, while getting lost in the backstreets, and trying out local specialities including pizza and limoncello in street side restaurants and cafés. Families can enjoy the beaches, ferry rides to Naples and explore the nearby Amalfi Coast. The more adventurous can hike up to the summit of Vesuvius or spend time in vibrant Naples.

Sorrento is a heady mix of tourist friendly resort and a still traditional Italian coastal town. It has all the amenities you could wish for, as well as catering for families, couples and the more adventurous. It retains its artisanal crafts, and is filled with small shops specialising in ceramics, limoncello and leather goods. The aromas of fresh pasta, pizza, lemons and tomatoes permeate the air as you stroll around the quaint streets filled with restaurants and cafés.
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.
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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 and enjoy the balcony with garden views. The en suite contains a shower/bath combination.

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Superior Twin Side Sea View Balcony Room

Max 3 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.. An extra bed is also available on request.

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Deluxe Twin Front Sea View Balcony Room

Max 3 Adults

This spacious double room offers Mediterranean décor and a balcony with sea views. The en suite bathroom contains a shower/bath combination. An additional bed is available on request.

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Junior Suite Balcony & Sea View

Max 3 Adults

This junior suite has a balcony with beautiful sea views. Inside you’ll find tasteful and traditional Mediterranean style décor, with space for up to three guests. The en suite contains a combination bath/shower. An additional bed is also available on request.

Honeymoon Offer

Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine.

Rate Reduction

15% Early booking discount for stays of 7 nights or more completed between 09 - 30 October 2021, 11 - 30 April 2022 and 09 - 30 October 2022. 

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Great Hotel - has no soul
Alwaystravel_99, Green Brook, New Jersey
Tripadvisor review Oct 14 2021
A others mentioned the facility is fantastic. The "beach" is wonderful, the room is spacious and immaculate. My problem was with the dining room and the morning wait staff. For dinner, the food was...
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Beautiful hotel views and staff to make you feel welcome
Tripadvisor review Oct 07 2021
Beautifully decorated hotel with breathtaking views of the coast. There is a private beach area with bar is ideal for a relaxed day enjoying the weather and swims. Giovanni was so friendly and...
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