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.
The original grande dame of Amalfi Coast hotels still reigns in Belle Époque splendor on the coastal road just outside the town of Amalfi.
Halfway between Positano and Amalfi, the Amalfi Coast folds into a deep green gorge known as the Furore fjord. It’s there, in the fjord’s tiny village, where travelers stumble upon a secluded coastal hideaway: the Furore Inn, a 22-room boutique hotel.
Flowers are the theme at this cliffside, 150-year-old villa hidden behind vines of bougainvillea along Positano’s main drag.
What began in the 1930’s as a single house rented by future hotel mogul Carlino Cinque is now a bougainvillea-covered, 16-room hotel just 200 steps (albeit vertical) from Positano.
One of the newest aeries on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast is Relais Paradiso, opened in 2009 in the quaint village of Vietri sul Mare.
In an area known for tradition, this cliffside hotel in Praiano displays a surprising amount of modern design.
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.
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.
Intimate property—just 30 rooms—on one of the most peaceful stretches of the Italian island.
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.
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.
Stay just outside the village at the Hotel Capo La Gala, a stone-studded cliffside lodge. The hotel has a nautical theme: porthole windows and hurricane lamps in the lobby, blue-and-white guest rooms accented with miniature model boats.
Just east of the famous ceramics town of Vietri sul Mare, the Raito’s wide tiled terraces and stately eggshell-colored buildings can be seen looming above the Mediterranean amid citrus and olive groves.
Art-filled Mediterranean hotel in Anacapri with the 10,800-square-foot Capri Beauty Farm, one of Italy's best spas.
Room to Book: Couples enjoy the Deluxe Seaside rooms, while families may prefer a Double Deluxe Pool and Garden Deluxe, with views of Monte Solaro.