HOTEL CORALLO SORRENTO
HOTEL CORALLO SORRENTO is a four-star hotel situated on a clifftop with panoramic terraces and views of the Gulf of Naples, Vesuvius, and the Sorrentine peninsula. Built in 1910 as a private estate, it eventually became a favorite gathering spot with artists and intellectuals from around the world. Extensive renovations in 2013 preserved the building’s elegant patrician architecture, while at the same time adding discrete updates for the twenty-first-century traveler. No two rooms or suites are exactly alike, but they are all chicly outfitted with customized touches like furniture built by Sorrentine craftsmen, handmade curtains, and bathrooms decorated with Vietri’s famed majolica tiles. Rooms include standard, classic, superior, and deluxe, and there are two kinds of suites. Most all offer sea views, some have private balconies and terraces, and all the suites have panoramic terraces. One of the hotel’s most stunning features is its spacious heated infinity pool with Jacuzzi, located at the edge of one of the hilltop terraces.
Not only is this a wonderful spot to enjoy a bit of exercise (or just soak and relax), it also offers some of the property’s most breathtaking views, including sunsets over Vesuvius. A beautiful private beach with sun chairs and umbrellas is just a minute’s walk away. Another fifteen minutes by foot puts you in Sorrento, whose Tasso Square with its characteristic alleyways is not to be missed. The hotel’s concierge is also happy to help book excursions to nearby Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Positano, Ravello, the archaeological excavations of Vesuvius and Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida. Once back on site, relax with a drink at the Art Nouveau-style American Bar, with its wide selection of whisky, cognac, grappa, and wines. Then amble over to the cliff-side restaurant for a memorable al fresco meal, which showcases the finest food and wines of the region against a backdrop of some of its most spectacular views.