Hotel Desiree vs Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

Hotel Desiree and Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria are both rated highly by experts. On balance, Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria ranks significantly higher than Hotel Desiree. Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria has a TripExpert Score of 94 with praise from 8 reviews like Lonely Planet, The Telegraph and Insight Guides.

Hotel Desiree
7 / 10
Via del Capo 31B, 80067 Sorrento
From $85 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Rough Guide
"About 700m from the end of Corso Italia, this is a nice small hotel... Good-sized doubles with balconies overlooking the sea (triples and quads also available) – though they vary a bit in size."
Lonely Planet
"One of a cluster of hotels along Via Capo, the Desiré is a top budget choice" Full review
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria
9 / 10
Piazza Tasso, 34, 80067 Sorrento
From $599 /night
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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Insight Guides
"The most refined of Sorrento’s grand cliff-top hotels, set among citrus trees. Most rooms have marble bathrooms and a balcony overlooking the sea or the grounds."
"View the entire 2011 Gold List of the world's best places to stay › Also appeared in the Gold List in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005 Amenities: ..."
Star Service
"In a prized cliffside location with panoramic Mediterranean vistas, this property competes at the top, alongside above the smaller Bellevue Syrene" Full review
Note: There are a few often-overlooked Classic rooms with sea views, and these are worth requesting.
Travel + Leisure
"Three adjoining 19th-century buildings on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, owned and operated by the same family since 1834 and still containing many original furnishings." Full review
"Perched on the hillside overlooking the Bay of Naples, the four-and-a-half-pearl Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is a true gem." Full review
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