The actual 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.Â 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 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 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 Hotel Bellevue Syrene offers 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 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.
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.