A historical landmark, this once privately owned stately home was built in 1834 on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa. Today, it stands exquisitely restored within extensive grounds in the heart of bustling Sorrento.
Bellevue Syrene 1820
Mediterranean sophistication meets Roman and Pompeian heritage at the Bellevue Syrene. As one of the oldest hotels in Sorrento, built in 1820, the Bellevue is an institution and lives up to its reputation and affiliation with the Relais & Chateaux collection of hotels. It boasts spectacular views from the terraces and an elevator down to a private jetty on the seafront for sunbathing away from the crowds, with a bar at your disposal. Italian contemporary artists bring the hotel to life with vibrant statues and large statement chandeliers. Sunlight pours into every room, making this a pleasant yet stately home from which to explore the area.
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All rooms and suites exude the elegance of a Roman palace and have views of the sea, many from their private balconies or terraces. The interior design is refreshingly modern; you can expect clean lines, lots of natural light and chic furnishings with expertly chosen antique furniture, artwork, statues and frescoes. The large, ornate chandeliers, some of which are cast from Murano glass, draw the eye, along with the bright, white walls hung with modern art. The bathrooms are a sight to behold with large tubs and walk-in showers.
With sweeping views of the Bay of Naples, the Bellevue Syrene has a peaceful coastal location while still being in the heart of Sorrento. You can reach the main Piazza Tasso and old cobbled streets of Sorrento in under ten minutes’ walk. From the dock below the hotel, a 30 minute ride by ferry, private boat or hydrofoil takes you to Capri or the much photographed Positano.
Food and drink
The à la carte restaurant, Mimmo Jodice, is open to both guests and visitors and offers gourmet dining with a view. The terrace is a peaceful spot for a quiet sunset drink. The club lounge, open to hotel guests, serves a complimentary buffet of snacks and soft and alcoholic drinks, replenished throughout the day.
Facilities and activities
For swimming, the Bellevue Syrene has a small, inviting, mosaicked pool. The private seaside jetty and bar is accessible by the hotel’s elevator, a rare privilege within the bay of Sorrento. There’s also a Turkish hammam and a wellness spa where you can unwind with private massages and treatments.
Not only does this hotel feel like a historic landmark on the Sorrentine coastline, but it sets the bar for individual style and elegant modern design. A memorable stay for any guest.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Sitting in the historic heart of Sorrento and home to one of the town's best rooftop terraces, the stylish Grand Hotel La Favorita effortlessly earns its name.
High on the hill above Sorrento, the Hilton Sorrento Palace has superb views while still being just a five-minute walk from the heart of the city. The Executive Floor, with its rooftop pool and restaurant, makes this an ideal choice for both families and couples.
Named after the ancient city walls, with direct views of the overgrown ruin of an ancient water mill, the Hotel Antiche Mura is bursting with character as well being just a few steps away from central Piazza Tasso.
Just ten minutes’ walk from Sorrento’s main square, Hotel Minerva is a quiet Mediterranean suntrap with a scenic terrace and an enticing rooftop swimming pool. Views from the balconies are second to none, and the rooms are spacious and bright.
A modern hotel with a rooftop swimming pool and an excellent location near Piazza Tasso, Plaza Sorrento is a friendly and stylish choice.