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.
Formerly Palazzo Sasso
In an area known for tradition, this cliffside hotel in Praiano displays a surprising amount of modern design.
The Prince of Belmonte's hotel (and primary residence) attracts a posh clientele, many of whom address the Prince of Belmonte as “Angelo”.
Once a lookout tower to guard against the marauding Saracens, Mezzatorre’s 16th-century, red-painted fortress opened in 1989 as a 20-room hotel on the volcanic Italian island of Ischia, famous for its hot springs.
Nearly every room at this mannered villa tucked into the winding backstreets of Ravello has views over the verdant Dragone Valley descending from the mountains down to the sea.
Perched on the promontory at the edge of town for the best views over the rooftops and up the coastline, this gorgeous old cloister was reportedly founded in 1222 by St. Francis himself.
One mile outside town seems to be just far enough from Positano’s crowds to attract a constellation of stars (George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Franco Zeffirelli) to the coast’s most famous cliff-top hideaway, which spills down the sides of a rocky promontory, its terraced rooms discreetly hidden am
Long a jet-set playground, Italy’s Amalfi Coast is still accessible, thanks to a handful of affordable hotels that includes La Rosa dei Venti.
Named after a white cat giving birth to three kittens in a lemon grove just south of Capri’s central piazzetta in the mid 19th-century, this small boutique hotel was built on those grounds by the Esposito family.
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.