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Le Sirenuse

Le Sirenuse in Positano, Italy.

Photo: Courtesy of Le Sirenuse

30 Via C. Colombo
Positano, 84017, Italy
TEL: (800) 223-6800
TEL: 39-089-875-066

The San Pietro may be flashier, but nothing beats archrival Le Sirenuse for traditional, dignified luxury. In 1953, two years after it opened, John Steinbeck described it as “an old family house converted into a first-class hotel.” More than half a century of overexposure later, that impression remains at this storied hotel, now in its second generation of Sersale family management. Nearly all the rooms in the poppy-red, 18th-century villa, with museum-quality antiques and hand-painted ceramic-tile floors, have a private balcony or patio overlooking the bay. Diversions include an alfresco champagne-and-oyster bar, a pool and Aveda spa, and a vintage wooden boat for tooling up and down the coast in 1960s-starlet style. The Neapolitan menu at the restaurant, La Sponda, was devised by chef Matteo Temperini.

Room to Book:

No. 93 (one of the new junior suites) for its mosaic-inlaid floors, antique furnishings, and top-floor views.

Insider Tip:

Spend a day aboard the Sant’Antonio, a wooden vessel built by the owner’s uncle. You’ll sail to the Galli Islands or along the Amalfi Coast.


Open / Closes
  • Breakfast Included
  • Family Friendly
  • Parking Available
  • Spa
  • Seasonal

Number of Rooms: 63

Number of Suites:

Year Opened: 1951



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