There is an eternal, timeless beauty to the Gulf of Naples, with its jagged coast and deep-blue sea, and the Vesuvius rising in the background. In the most picturesque corner of Sorrento, the Bellevue Syrene was opened in 1820, having been originally designed in 1750 as a private residence built on the foundations of a Roman villa. The location, decor, comfort and sense of history at this hotel make it an extraordinary place. The fishponds full of water lilies evoke the Roman times, while frescos painted as a tribute to famous guests adorn the walls. The recent refurbishment of the hotel has balanced respect for the glorious past with contemporary comfort.
The hotel stands on the foundations of a villa dating back to the 2nd century B.C., which was a part of the Roman empire. The villa was designed and built in 1750 by the Counts of Mastrobuono for their private use. In 1820, the property was transformed into a charming small hotel. Every room is unique, as in a house, and they all enjoy a spectacular view of the Gulf of Naples. The recent renovations highlight the warm atmosphere which is filled with refinement. Pastel-coloured frescos harmonise the modern style with the ancient parts of the villa. The exclusive services provided by the villa include a private pool, a buffet breakfast served on the terrace of the "Villa Pompeiana", and the "club lounge", with aperitifs and drinks offered to all guests.