Situated high on the cliff and overlooking the magnificent Port Phillip Bay is the iconic Hotel Sorrento. The historic hotel built in 1871 from local limestone, is the oldest commercial building in town and features expansive water views with the buzz of ferries crossing, local fishermen enjoying their hauls and yachts canvassing across the horizon.
The hotel has been restored back to its former elegance by the current owners Rob and Anne Pitt, whose family has owned the business since 1981. The variety of accommodation, bars and restaurant now all boast modern elegance and meticulous contemporary design.
The Hotel Sorrento Restaurant is overseen by Head Chef Ian Utley, and offers a seasonal menu with tempting dishes such as Ian’s signature Mornington Peninsula-inspired Lamb Backstrap with a salad of Roasted Beetroot, Sweet Potato, Pine Nuts and Goats Cheese. Traditional menu items such as their first grade Steaks and a range of daily specials are always available. With bay side views comes the bounty from the ocean, so it is no surprise the kitchen always has freshly caught seafood on hand.
All bars provide patrons with an assortment of premium beers and fine local Mornington Peninsula, interstate as well as international wines. The superbly refurbished Cellar Bar is available for private functions including cocktail weddings. More works are underway, and plans to build a new outdoor garden bar and beautiful function area will be completed next year.
If golf is your game, Hotel Sorrento is situated amongst some of the best. Overnight guests can enjoy discounts on many local courses making it the ideal base for a golfing getaway. Conferences are fully catered for with a selection of rooms to choose from with state of the art equipment. The inspiring interior, coupled with the rejuvenating local environment, ensures the desired conference result is achieved.
Hotel Sorrento provides the perfect backdrop for wedding and honeymoon celebrations, offering dining and personalised pamper packages at the in-house Hotel Sorrento Spa. Whether it’s a wedding or a weekend away, you will enjoy the serene comfort at Sorrento’s historic icon. Accommodation on offer includes the Heritage suites, Garden suites, or the On the Hill Family Apartments. Catering to a range of functions whether it be a small sit-down birthday dinner or a large private function in one of the dining rooms or bars. Hotel Sorrento is the ideal hotel for all occasions.