Grand Hotel Royal

Neapolitan Riviera, Sorrento

Good for Couples
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  • Fantastic restaurants and famously warm Italian hospitality
  • A private beach with crystal clear waters and luxury amenities
  • Clifftop views of the Gulf of Naples
  • Highly regarded five star hotel in Sorrento


The Grand Hotel Royal is an elegant hotel set in a remarkable location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and Marina Piccola. It’s a wonderful clifftop retreat surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Sorrento and with views over the sparkling Bay of Naples, with Mount Vesuvius on the horizon. You are also only a five minute walk from Piazza Tasso, which is the central plaza of Sorrento.

The hotel offers guests a luxury swimming pool with breathtaking views of the sea and a private beach where you can spend days relaxing as you listen to the waves. There are suites to suit both families and couples with classical décor and luxury modern amenities. Outside, the luscious gardens pair well with the alluring blue swimming pool. Experience the onsite spa which will leave you feeling totally refreshed, before heading to one of the restaurants for authentic local Sorrento and international cuisine cooked creatively from an à la carte menu.

The hotel has 96 rooms, 6 floors and 3 lifts. Hotel child prices apply to ages 2–12 years.


Bars & Restaurants

I Glicini e Terrazza Royal

Enjoy a hot and cold buffet breakfast in the morning in this light and airy restaurant. In the evenings this is an ideal spot to enjoy an à la carte meal located on its own terrace with stunning views over the Gulf of Naples. It serves a selection of fine ingredients with local and international options.

Open: 07:00 - 10:00 and 20:00 - 23:00.

Included with: Bed & Breakfast, Half Board

Snack Bar La Marine

The snack bar serves a selection of light bites and refreshing drinks. All located on the hotel’s private pier and easy to reach via the lift. 

Open: 10:00 - 18:00.

Bellevue Restaurant & Snack Bar

Relax while you enjoy views of the sea from the clifftop. Serving great Neapolitan pizza, salads and grilled specialities and located close to the private swimming pool, this is the perfect place for snacks and refreshments during the day. 

Open for Lunch and Snacks 12pm - 5pm and Barbeque 12pm - 3pm.


A graceful lounge bar with attractive decor and an impressive hand painted floor. Serving afternoon tea and creative cocktails. Enjoy a glass of traditional Limoncello after dinner.

Open: 18:00 - 00:00.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

Enjoy the swimming pool area, which is surrounded by a magnificent park and bar. Witness the breathtaking views over the Gulf of Naples while relaxing in true comfort.

Private Bathing Deck

The Grand Hotel Royal boasts an extraordinary private bathing deck. You will experience true luxury next to the Sea of Sorrento.

Open: mid-May to mid-October.

Spa & Wellness

Fitness Centre

A gym which has been made to meet the needs of the individual. It has the very latest Technogym® advanced equipment and offers a private and comfortable setting. 

Open: 08:00 - 20:00.

La Villetta Wellness Centre

There are a range of luxurious treatments and the very latest equipment available at the onsite spa. Expert therapists are on hand to ensure you leave feeling fully refreshed.

Closed on Fridays.

About the location

Sorrento is located just south of Naples, along a breathtaking coastline where you’ll find serene surroundings and a fascinating culture. The town is wedged on the side of a cliff, offering spectacular views over the sea, and is surrounded by fragrant lemon and orange groves.

Taste traditional Italian food with a creative flare. Enjoy fine dining in one of the many gourmet restaurants, or dine like the locals, right on the pier at one of the many restaurants where you can experience the flavours of freshly caught seafood. Try traditional limoncello and walk down beautiful cobbled streets filled with historic architecture. If you prefer to spend the day on golden sands, there are some beautiful beaches to explore along the scenic Amalfi coast.

Transfer time

The Grand Hotel Royal is an hour 30 minutes from Naples Airport.
Twin Balcony Town View

Max 2 adults

Twin Rooms are spacious and comfortable with classic furnishings. Facilities include a bathtub or shower, portable air conditioning unit, satellite TV, radio, telephone, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar, safe, hairdryer and a balcony.

Twin Front Sea View Balcony

Max 2 adults

Twin Front Sea View Rooms enjoy sea views from the balcony. Facilities include portable air conditioning unit, satellite TV, radio, telephone, complimentary wifi, minibar, safe, hairdryer and a bathtub or shower.

Superior Junior Suite Balcony or Terrace Town View

Max 3 adults

Fine furnishings coupled with a smart colour scheme mark out this stunning suite. Ideal for up to three adults, the suite offers spacious accommodation that includes a private terrace and wonderful views over the town of Sorrento.

Royal Suite Balcony or Terrace Front Sea View

Max 3 adults

The Royal Suite enjoys panoramic views of the bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius and the islands of Ischia and Procida. All suites are equipped with a separate living room and can be booked with double or twin beds.

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Not a Luxury Hotel

Nick G,

Tripadvisor review Sep 23 2023
We stayed here about five years ago when it was a great hotel. Regrettably it’s not deserving of the five stars rating it has. It’s had a lick of paint over the last five years but I would guess that...
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A very special place to stay

GingerGeri, Gloucester, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Sep 18 2023
This hotel is gorgeous,the room was lovely with an enormous balcony . The gardens ,pool and pontoon areas were lovely . All of the staff attentive ,professional and friendly. Breakfast was very good...
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