The glamorous lobby may be a white-on-white extravaganza of Caprese columns, tufted sofas, shimmering crystal chandeliers, ecclesiastical silver objects, and gilded baroque mirrors, but the charming staff ensure the vibe is elegantly casual. Guest rooms well equipped and spacious (they need to be as they don't offer any views to speak of). The garden is a delight but that's no surprise, as owner Enzo Manniello also runs Sorrento's famous garden-restaurant Parrucchiano.
If you want a view, just head up to the rooftop pool area, where you can savor a magnificently scenic vista of the bay and Vesuvius. The official name is Grand Hotel La Favorita and it certainly earns the encomium.