The international awards recognize the vision and the philosophy of the Hotel that offers to guest a very discreet and careful welcome in a wonderful location dipped in art, history and culture.
Luxury, beauty, art and impeccable service are the requirements of a five-star hotel like the Bellevue Syrene. But all these features make sense only if they really allow Guests to live a truly unforgettable and unique experience. Everyone is looking for perfection from his vacation, and expectations are properly high for a boutique hotel. For this reason we are proud of the awards received this year, mainly because they reflect the appreciation of Guests, as well as of industry professionals. The TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards is one of the most important recognition for the hotel industry, and evaluate the best facilities in the world based on international travelers ratings. Also this year the Bellevue Syrene is at the top of the best luxury hotels in Italy and abroad, among the first five positions according to Trivago.
Being part of the Relais & Chateaux family means to own a philosophy respect, professionalism, care and quality. Bellevue Syrene is pleased to receive the Relais&Chateaux Savoir-faire Trophy 2016, in recognition of the great efforts of all its staff in communicating the sense of hospitality and courtesy that is deeply rooted in the culture of the Sorrento Coast.
Finally, a special recognition for the Roccia Suite, crowned 2015’s Sexiest Bedroom from the site Mr&Mrs Smith. Admittedly, this award is not a surprise: the romance of the “La Roccia” is indisputable, being the perfect suite for the wedding night or to celebrate important moments.
Traveller’s Choice 2017
Traveller’s Choice 2016
The 2016 Smith Hotel Awards
From Palm Sunday to Easter Monday the Sorrento Peninsula lives its most devout, passionate and involved period of time, which reveals this territory’s most spiritual aspect.
Easter is a magical time to enjoy the Sorrento area, to discover its traditions and enjoy the mild spring weather.
The branches of olive trees are coloured and decorated with hundreds of ribbons and delicious miniatures of local products, such as animal-shaped cheeses and tiny salami are proudly held by the boys. The girls, however, carry elegant baskets or small flower branches or traditional palms made of sugared almonds whose historical origin is mixed with legend and goes back to the Arab presence on the coasts of Campania. This explosion of colours and happiness is brought to church for the blessing of the palms, and so the Holy Week begins.
After the blessing, the cheering people gather in the street on the night between Thursday and Friday for a sorrowful yet suggestive celebration: the White Procession in Sorrento or the “Grieved” Procession in the neighbouring municipalities, which retraces the path of the Mother in search of the imprisoned and convicted Son. The brotherhoods of the entire Sorrento Peninsula prepare months in advance for this event, and the choirs of men, women, and children fill the streets and announce themselves in the distance to the devotees in the street or overlooking from the balconies.
The churches prepare the Sepulchres, charming flower beds and white wheat filaments. The children plant the seeds in small pots and keep them away from sunlight to prevent them from becoming green so that the tomb of Christ is as pure as their hearts. The rites, songs, prayers, fill the wait for the most important day, the day of Easter, the day of rebirth, and it seems that only on this day spring has finally begunPastiera. So the following day, Easter Monday, is dedicated to walks, visits to museums, day trips to the beach or mountains. And to taste the typical dishes of this holiday, the first of which the fragrant and delicious , a golden pastry pie filled with wheat, cream, ricotta cheese, citron and the wisdom of women which has been handed down for generations.
Contact our front desk to know all the activities that animate the Holy Week in Sorrento and its surroundings.
Full immersion in the truest soul of the Land of the Mermaids
The Sorrento Coast has several souls, which stem from its millennial history and contamination with different peoples and cultures.
There is the soul of reception, of warm and friendly hospitality, the soul of manual labour, of the craft traditions. The soul of the dining table, the pleasure of preparing good things with the land’s most exceptional products. And then there’s the soul of seafarers, the ancient crafts, of the fishermen who guard the secrets of a fascinating and adventurous memory, because those who dwell on the salt water know that an unforeseen dose of adventure should always be expected.
A single identity made up of many aspects, which offers itself to visitors through fishing tourism, a stimulating and engaging experience, a different and enticing way to learn about nature, the sea, fishing techniques, the typical tools of this territory, and then taste local fish cooked according to traditional recipes. A new and engaging way to see first-hand the real life of those who have always lived at sea so they know and respect it, a cherished memory of a wilder coastline that will be forever kept among the most suggestive ones and will always be tied to that moment, to nothing other than that stretch of sea.
At the Hotel our front desk is ready to provide you with information and comprehensive programs to support you in organising a special day, where the tourist’s clothes will be removed and you can experience a new relationship with the sea in the company of people who have been living their life at sea for generations