Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento
Reviews - Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
Christmas 2004from UkDunns
We have already booked for December 2005 at the Hotel Ex Vitt, and are counting the days, despite the fact that we are returning to our other "Summer" hotel in three weeks time.
The food at the Hotel Ex Vitt was absolutely mouth-watering. I am also a vegetarian but found extremely pleasant food on the menu, without having the chef make me special dishes.
During our May stay in St Agnello, we treated ourselves to lunch at the ExVitt, and are looking forward to doing the same in a few weeks time.
Yes, the hotel had an old-fashioned ambience about it, but we found the staff so friendly and helpful, and as I have said, the food worth going for, just in its own right.
With regard another trip-advisor's comment about the other guests at the hotel, unfortunately you cannot choose who else is willing to pay to stay there. At Christmas, one of the few other english guests there, appeared to think every other word of her english language began with "f"and did not seem happy unless she had a "fag" hanging out of her mouth. We were very pleased when the waiter politely pointed out to her that the restaurant was non-smoking, and she had to stand on the terrace (in December) if she wanted a cigarette. Between each course, she went off onto the terrace for her "fag". We were extremely glad we did not have to suffer the smoke wafting over our lovely food at our meals.
Undeserved Criticism for this Fine Hotelfrom Floridasummers
The best hotel in Sorrentofrom A TripAdvisor Member
The service was outstanding -very attentive without ever being snooty. The food was also excellent and the views from the restaurant unbeatable.
We stayed in a series of top hotels in Italy (Caruso in Ravello, and San Clemente Palace in Venice) and the Vittorio was definitely one of our best experiences!
Favorite Hotel in Italy!from A TripAdvisor Member
The service: AMAZING!
I am a vegeterian, and every night the chef would put whip up something not on the menu to accomodate my preferences.
Be sure to spend the extra money for a waterfront room...it's worth every penny! When we first arrived, we had a room with no view, after one day we switched, and it was amazing...we even had dinner in our room one night on the balcony.
The acoustic guitar played nightly on the veranda is something we'll never forget.
I honestly can't think of anything negative to say, except our disappointment when it was time to leave! Next time we travel to Italy, I will be extended my stay at this particular hotel!
A dream honeymoonfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Honeymoon Lowpointfrom A TripAdvisor Member
From the moment we arrived for our honeymoon, we were not treated as the "VIP honeymoon package" had implied. We were supposed to get early check-in, and when we checked in later than the normal check-in time, our room was still not ready. We waited in the lobby, and were later led into a dirty, dust-filled room which did not contain the views we were promised in our package. The staff was rude, inconsiderate and slow--even after the air conditioner was broken, we remained in our room because we could not find another hotel on such short notice. The restaurants are horrible; much better food can be found at any cafe in Piazza Tazzo- we actually loved Caruso- a restaurant right around the corner from the hotel, off the piazza. The hotel's elevators and some corridors smelled like mold, the ceiling in the hair salon was falling apart and overall the hotel was a complete waste of money. We stayed at Le Sirenuse in Positano (30 minutes from Sorrento) for the same price and adored it. We will certainly return there!
I understand many people love this hotel, and perhaps I am a tough critic, but I would not reccommend it to anyone I know, nor will I be returning. The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria needs to be removed from the Leading Hotels of the World, as it is bringing the reputation of the company down to a less reputable status. This hotel is overpriced, outdated and a waste of a vacation in my opinion.
truly a 5 star hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
t have been betterfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great View; Tired Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
great view old property scary placefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Sorrento
Take the ferry to Capri We had a guided day trip but you could do it on your own. Take the chair lift to see the views of the island, tour the town for lunch and shopping, take a boat ride around the island - you'll see many huge, huge yachts!
Good Restaurant Il Buco- Peppe the owner is entertaining and the food is to die for.
Hire a driver It is worth every euro to have a private driver for tha Amalfi drive ours took us to a wonderful restaraunt with magical seaviews for lunch - it made the trip so special.
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- Address: 34 Piazza Tasso - Sorrento - 80067 - Italy
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