The Amalfi Coast
Hotels in The Amalfi Coast
You’ll find some of Italy’s best hotels—think luxury properties, spa resorts, and family-run boutiques—along the Amalfi Coast, especially in or near Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello. Even though the hotel scene has an international vibe, most offer a unique personal touch. There’s more value to be had among hotels in the Amalfi Coast during the off-season, but it’s worth spending more to be here during the spring and summer when the weather is reliably sunny.
Here, two of the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast, each with its own distinct personality:
1. Only a 10-minute drive from the beach, the Agriturismo Le Tore is an organic farm flanked by acres of olive groves. Rooms are decorated with heavy wooden furniture for a rustic, barn-inspired look. Ask to take your breakfast in the flower garden.
2. Hotel Caruso, located atop a cliff overlooking the Amalfi Coast, is a more refined option among Amalfi Coast hotels. Built in the 11th century, the hotel was recently renovated; breakfast is included and you can rent bicycles to explore the surrounding countryside.
At the eight-room hotel, made up of two country-style houses, you can take art classes on the lawn.
Nothing beats Le Sirenuse for traditional, dignified luxury.
Intimate property—just 30 rooms—on one of the most peaceful stretches of the Italian island.
Ensconced in the hills above Paestum is Il Cannito, a four-room bed-and-breakfast opened in 2006 by Anna Maria Barlotti Gorga, a fiftysomething chef from the area.
On a cliff a half-mile from Amalfi, the whitewashed Villa Scarpariello could be your wealthy Italian friend’s private retreat.
Three adjoining 19th-century buildings on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, owned and operated by the same family since 1834 and still containing many original furnishings.
Alongside the bay of Naples, this carefully designed boutique hotel by British owner Michelle Lowe is located on the second floor of a 17th-century palace, with eight rooms constructed from natural wood, linen, and stone—predominantly polished white limestone.
Built as a private villa in 1920 and later used as headquarters for American command in World War II, this boutique hotel was carved into the rock face at the southeastern tip of the island.
The grounds of the 18th-century hotel are perfect for hiking—you’ll explore sprawling apricot groves, a medieval tower, and two nearby Franciscan monasteries.
The original grande dame of Amalfi Coast hotels still reigns in Belle Époque splendor on the coastal road just outside the town of Amalfi.
This 11th-century palace perched 1,056 feet above the Tyrrhenian Sea on a limestone bluff, was once favored by celebrities (Jackie Kennedy, Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart). There’s also a heated infinity pool, private gardens, and two restaurants.
This charming spot is sing-out-loud gorgeous, and in its mellow atmosphere, we felt like we were staying at a chic friend’s house.
This magnificent grande dame of a hotel is the premier resort on Capri, with 55 rooms and suites that offer sweeping postcard views over the Bay of Naples, the hotel gardens, or the volcanic isle of Ischia.