Top 5 Hotels on Italy's Idyllic Amalfi Coast

Top 5 Hotels on Italy's Idyllic Amalfi Coast

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Amalfi Coast is a 30 mile stretch of coastline along the southern edge of the Sorrentine Peninsula, in the Campania region of Italy. The roads along the Amalfi Coast are famously winding, narrow, and challenging to drive. The coastal road between the port city of Salerno and clifftop Sorrento winds past grand villas, terraced vineyards and cliffside lemon groves.

Le Sirenuse - Positano (pictured above)

Le Sirenuse is a wonderful place from which to enjoy the simple pleasures of Positano and the spectacular Amalfi Coast. John Steinbeck, who visited in 1953, wrote 'Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.' Le Sirenuse opened in 1951, when four Neapolitan brothers, the Marchesi Aldo, Paolo, Anna and Franco Sersale turned their summer house in Positano into a charming hotel, overlooking the bay of Positano. Today the 58-room resort is considered one of Italy’s leading seaside luxury hotels, though it still retains the intimate, cultured atmosphere of a private home.

Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello

This former 11th-century palace boasts all the worldly luxuries anyone could desire. Marbled hallways lead to rooms brimming with antiques and paintings by old masters. Cascading down the mountain, past lemon groves and olive vines, is Ravello, the mesmerizing ‘city of music’. Paradise, found. Set into the cliff edge, Belmond Hotel Caruso seems to float above the ocean. Rooms make the best of the view, with balconies overlooking the sparkling sea. Interiors also enchant -- airy and elegant, with hand-picked antique furniture and four-poster beds. Every room and suite in this ancient palace is unique, so keep an eye out for intriguing historical details.

Hotel Santa Caterina

Hotel Santa Caterina - Amalfi

Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi is a special place to experience the finest of Italian hospitality and lasting sensations of wellbeing. The hotel overlooks a large estate that winds its way down the cliffside along a series of scenic natural terraces in the rock face. A late 19th century liberty-style villa immersed in the beautiful scenery of the Amalfi Coast, an elegant seaside residence surrounded by the perennial blue of the Mediterranean sea and sky, by luscious bougainvillea and by lovingly cultivated olive groves and fruit orchards. Guests can use the private elevators or stairs to access the exclusive beach club or discover the center of Amalfi and the other famed villages along the Amalfi Coast.

Il San Pietro di Positano

The San Pietro Hotel in Positano benefits from an exceptional location, stretching out across a headland overlooking the sea and offering a spectacular view of Positano and of the coast up to Faraglioni di Capri. It offers several exclusive services, such as two restaurants overlooking the sea, lift access to the private beach, tennis courts by the sea, a Spa with La Prairie treatments, and a free crossing (from May to September) by private yacht. The hotel enjoys a prime location right at the exit of the town center, to which it is linked by a free shuttle operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is popular for its peacefulness and open spaces, and offers real luxury in the small town of Positano. The secret of San Pietro's charm lies in the harmony of its rooms, which are all different from one another and which all have a private terrace with a sea view.

Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri

The beautiful island of Capri is just a one-hour boat ride away from the Amalfi Coast and of course, worth the trip. Two centuries ago Hotel Caesar Augustus was a private home, a retreat for artists and intellectuals. Today it's a luxury hotel, loved by travelers from all over the world. The beauty of a villa suspended between the sea and sky surrounding Capri with 6 exclusive suites and 49 individually appointed rooms. The luxury of a five star hotel designed to look and feel just like your own beautiful island home. Privacy is guaranteed by the secluded location on the cliff edge, 300 meters above the sea.

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