I have to admit, I was pretty heart-broken to be leaving behind the fabulous scenery of Positano but all that changed once I entered the garden oasis of Hotel Bellevue Syrene.
After grabbing a quick bite at breakfast (if you consider waffles dripping in honey, topped off with fresh berries and cream as a quick bite!), we loaded up the car and made our way to our very last stop along the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento. Facing the Bay of Naples with Mt. Vesuvius fading into the distance, Sorrento has more of a flat terrain in comparison to the hilly Positano and Amalfi. It feels more like a city than a quaint coastal town.
Still, it offers sweeping water views, busy marinas and scenic cliff-sides that we became so accustomed to during our week on the Italian coast.
Around the corner from the hustle and bustle of the main square of Sorrento, Piazza Tasso, you will find Piazza della Vittoria and perched above sweeping cliffs is Hotel Bellevue Syrene.
Built around the remains of a majestic villa, Bellevue Syrene has a rich history which has seen European kings, emperors, artists and writers walk through its doors.
Our room, with its bright floral headboard, cool white tiles and clean, crisp linens oozed peace and serenity.
And then there was this view! The aquamarine, turquoise and deep blue waters in all its glory glittering away in the Italian sunshine.
Bellevue Syrene pride themselves in being a home away from home for all their guests which is reflected in all the common areas.
The Lounge Club for example, provides snacks and drinks throughout the day.
And leads out into the Winter Garden (my favourite) where you can relax with your nibbles and a good book.
Each and every corner of Bellevue Syrene is so intricately and thoughtfully decorated.
Want some fresh air? Step outside into the outdoor garden and stroll through the stunning walkway.
The outdoor bar is bright and quirky but still keeps to the classic Italian architecture.
And then there’s La Pergola. Draped in wisteria and overlooking the ocean, it’s such a lovely spot for lunch or drinks at sunset.
And that’s exactly what we did! A satisfying lunch of what else but shrimp linguine, drizzle in a lemon sauce.
This is heaven I tell you!
By La Pergola there is a lift that takes you down to the sea which I can imagine is quite popular in the warmer months.
If you thought that wasn’t enough, there is another sprawling open dining space, perfect for events or dinner in the evening.
All overlooking the beautiful Bay of Naples.
By the time we finished exploring everything Bellevue Syrene had to offer, the sun was beginning to set and we retreated back to our room for a bit of a rest before heading out for dinner. The rest of Sorrento would have to wait till the morning!
By early evening, we grabbed a few glasses of prosecco at the Lounge Club and toasted to our incredible Italian holiday. We then walked down (about ten minutes) to the Marina Grande for our last seafood dinner at Bagni Delfino. Thoroughly satisfied with my ginormous plate of king prawn linguine, we walked back to Bellevue Syrene in a daze and drifted off to a happy slumber.
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