Bellevue Syrene (Sorrento)
Amalfi Coast - Sorrento - Positano, Italy
The Hotel Bellevue Syrene enjoys a superb and peaceful position on a promontory in the most picturesque corner of old Sorrento overlooking the Gulf of Naples on the Mediterranean Coast and few steps away from the city centre. The former 18th century villa has recently completed a major renovation that preserves the antique style and historic recognition of the property. An enchanting atmosphere prevails in all area of the hotel from the beautiful terraces with breathtaking views to the delightfully appointed internal salons and lounges featuring antique pieces combined with design furniture.
The Hotel rises from the foundations of a large Roman Villa which dates back to the II Century B.C. and owned by the Roman Emperors. The Counts Mastrobuono, began the actual construction of today’s Villa in 1750 to be used for their summer vacations. In 1820 the Villa was turned into a small hotel. The 17th century frescos of the original Villa were restored along with other works by Ernesto and Giovanbattista De Curtis. Between 1905 and 1907, William Waldorf Astor, captured by so much beauty and in reminiscence of the Roman Empire, built the “Villa Pompeiana”. This being almost an exact copy of the house of the Vetti in Pompei.
The cuisine at the Bellevue Syrene offers a rich selection of dishes, with the accent on preparation to the finest local culinary tradition. “Il Don Giovanni Restaurant” with its spacious interior and full length windows above the bay or the intimate “Gli Archi Restaurant” are open in winter time. During warm weather months guests can enjoy light fare or dining al fresco at the open-air ”La Pergola”, which in the evenings becomes a romantic piano bar, and, within the shade of a hundred year-old pine tree on a lovely terrace, at the "Il Pino Restaurant". A huge selection of wines, both Italians and internationals, are available from the cellar housed in a picturesque Roman grotto. The “Villa Pompeiana”, with its terrace on the cliff top, is the ideal venue for receptions and gala dinners. The colonnade and the period mosaics, the lights of the flaming torches mingling with those from the Bay of Naples create an atmosphere at once refined and inviting. The Club Lounge is available to all guests for complimentary drinks & snacks from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Hotel Bellevue Syrene offers 50 Rooms and Suites. While few accommodations have garden or courtyard view, most have balconies or terraces with breathtaking sea views and each room is different from the others.
- Classic & Superior courtyard view room – size from 20 to 25 sq. mt. Welcoming rooms with small balcony overlooking the hotel greenery courtyard and located either in the main building or in the attached dependence. Few rooms have design furniture.
- Classic sea view room – size from 25 to 30 sq. mt. Very nice rooms with sea view balcony and located either on the 1st or 2nd floor underneath the reception floor or on the highest floor.
- Superior sea view room – size from 30 to 40 sq. mt. Recently renovated and very spacious rooms situated on the cliff edge offer a front sea view and balcony. All rooms are nicely decorated with pastel colour and combined design and antique furniture.
- Deluxe sea view room – size from 40 to 60 sq. mt. Recently renovated these very elegant large rooms with sitting area, balcony and sea front spectacular view are nicely decorated with antique and design furniture. Some rooms have large terraces.
- Suite Sea view – size 75 sq.mt. Large bedroom with separate living room and large terrace overlooking the sea. All Suites have been recently renovated, decorated with pastel colour and feature design and antique furniture. One Suite¸ former a Roman grotto, features an ensuite hydro massage tub.
In-room Amenities and Services:
All rooms and suites are equipped with air-conditioning, heating, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, minibar, hairdryer, safety box and Internet wireless connection. All guest accommodations include: twice-daily maid service, daily laundry and 24-hour room service.
The range of elite services at the Bellevue Syrene includes a beauty centre to provide Guests with total relaxation: massage with face and body treatments, Turkish bath - hammam.
Guests may take advantage of the hotel’s private sunbathing deck by the sea reachable either by lift or by ancient steps carved out of the rock. Hotel guests are offered complimentary sun beds, towels and umbrellas during summer season.
A full range of activities is nearby available for the sports-orientated guest: trekking, cycling, horse riding, sailing, windsurfing, diving and waterskiing can be arranged. Excursions by boats to explore the unspoiled coastline and the neighbour islands can be also organized.
Points of Interest
Land of colours, mysteries, traditions and legends, Sorrento, since always, charms, amazes and inspires people to come or maybe even today it may be the Sirens, who according to the Greeks were living in this sea, to enchant with their singing and to bewitch visitors from all over the world making them fall in love and persuading them to return. Many civilizations have "lived" Sorrento. The Etruscans and the Greeks and then the Romans, Bisanzio, the Longobardi, the Normanni and the Aragonesi and each one has left his mark: there are the remains of the antique walls and of a temple that the Greeks had dedicated to the Goddess Atena on the promontory of Campanella; the antique Roman villas with fish ponds, nymphs, artificial wharfs outstretched almost as if to embrace the sea. Between the monuments and the antique villas there are the “Basilica di S. Antonino” which dates back to the IX century, the Cloister of San Francesco which was built at the beginning of the 19th century, the wonderful remains of the “Villa Pollio Felice” and the “bagni della Regina Giovanna”. Of much interest is the valuable collection of paintings of the 17th and 18th centuries and the examples of antique ceramics and inlaid woodwork, typical of this area, hosted at the “Museo Correale di Terranova”.
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Bellevue Syrene will be closed for Winter from October 31, 2019 - March 16, 2020
Deluxe Sea View Rooms
Suite Sea View rooms
Classic rooms can have a sea view or a courtyard view - all others have a sea view
Rates include VAT, Service, and Buffet Breakfast.
Hotel is air-conditioned, all rooms are provided with satellite TV, direct phone, mini bar, safe and hair-dryer.