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.
Iconic 19th-century building steeped in old-world glamour, just off the lively Piazza Umberto Primo and near the island's famous Faraglioni stacks.
Flowers are the theme at this cliffside, 150-year-old villa hidden behind vines of bougainvillea along Positano’s main drag.
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.
In the middle of town, just up the street from tony Le Sirenuse but at one-fifth the price for a sea-view room, the California is the Amalfi Coast’s best budget find.
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.
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.
On the volcanic island of Ischia—famous for its hot springs and therapeutic mud—and outside the small town of Lacco Ameno, sits this chic, secluded, 25-room inn.
This stylish setting on the Gulf of Naples can be a bit of a scene, which is exactly what makes the centrally located—yet oh-so-tranquil—Capri Tiberio Palace a welcome addition.
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.
About two hours south of Rome, chef-owner Berardino Lombardo runs daily cooking classes at his four-room property using ingredients sourced from the hotel’s 100-acre farm, filled with wild chicory, heirloom Annurche apples, and even semi-wild black Casertano pigs.
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.