Positano

Hotels in Positano

From ancient villas to recently converted rustic homes, hotels in the town of Positano offer a restful place for everyone to relax. That means there are hotels in Positano to meet the needs of solo travelers, romance-seeking couples, or families. These are some of T&L’s favorite hotels in the village:

Albergo Miramare is a small vacation home, open since the 1930s, features white-washed walls, terracotta floor tiles, and antique furnishings. Plus, each of the 16 rooms has a terrace or balcony overlooking the blue water.

La Sirenuse, an 18th-century villa, is another of the best hotels in Positano and allows guests to step into the luxurious life of Italian glamor if only for a few days. Like the Albergo Miramare, each room has a private balcony or patio for enjoying the beautiful sea. La Sirenuse also has an outdoor Champagne and oyster bar, a spa, a pool, and a private boat built by the hotelier’s uncle, which is perfect for a trip along the coastline.

For more seclusion but just as much luxury, opt for Il San Pietro di Positano. The lush 18th-century villa is one mile outside of town and offers a private beach and patio, plus free boat excursions along the coast.

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.

Flowers are the theme at this cliffside, 150-year-old villa hidden behind vines of bougainvillea along Positano’s main drag.

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

The San Pietro may be flashier, but nothing beats archrival Le Sirenuse for traditional, dignified luxury.

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.

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.