Rome has magnificent buildings, and Venice has its canals, but the Amalfi Coast is one of the most picturesque regions in Italy. The coastal chain of cliff-top towns has colorful houses and stunning views of the Bay of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno. Cities along the Amalfi Coast are popular for a relaxing vacation where you can sip wine on a flower-filled terrace or lay out by a pool overlooking the water. After visiting the best hotels in the region, each hotel was compared to see how they compare. So if you’re looking for a luxurious stay, you’ve come to the right place. Look at the best luxury hotels on the Amalfi Coast and start planning your getaway!
Our selection of the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast (in Italian, Costiera Amalfitana) is located in the province of Salerno, in southwestern Italy, specifically in the Campania region, near the Tyrrhenian Sea that surrounds the Gulf of Salerno. UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage Site.
A short drive from the Naples airport, you will arrive at the beautiful and touristic town of Positano (https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positano), a true paradise to enjoy your honeymoon. This former medieval fishing village is tucked away in a seaside enclave filled with charming pastel-painted houses that hug the cliffs. How times have changed: Many of these are now 5-star all-inclusive hotels with quick access to the beach and surrounding high-end restaurants, some of them MICHELIN-starred.
We have selected what we think are the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast so that you can enjoy your vacation in Italy.
Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi – A beautiful resort on the Amalfi Coast
Set among gardens, terraces, and a citrus orchard, this villa, built in 1904 on the Amalfi Coast, houses the Hotel Santa Caterina. Its thatched-roof open-air restaurant, Al Mare, overlooks the hotel’s infinity pool. Pleasant balcony rooms with family heirlooms and local antiques offer stunning sea views. Staff dressed in polo shirts or tuxedos will greet you by name as they guide you to the hotel’s saltwater pool and private beach. Take the glass-enclosed elevator that will transport you through the rock to get there as you marvel at the engineering and charm of the location—a true gem among all the hotels on the Amalfi Coast.
“This gem has the perfect blend of Art Nouveau and comfort!”
Monastero Santa Rosa, Conca Dei Marini – A genuinely 5-star experience on the Amalfi Coast
The Monastero Santa Rosa hotel on the Amalfi Coast is housed within a beautiful, former 17th-century Dominican convent, perched high on a rocky cliff, away from the tourists and overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. The location is one of the best of all the best hotels on the Amalfi coast. The hotel’s architecture is as impressive as you’d expect, with vaulted corridors and ceilings adorned with elegant 17th-century furnishings and more contemporary decor. The heated infinity pool, 660 feet above the sea, is the final icing on this magnificent accommodation.
“An Amalfitan treasure for adults only.”
Le Sirenuse Hotel
Central location within walking distance of many tourist attractions
All-white rooms have balconies with ocean views
Michelin star restaurant has beautiful terrace seating
Romantic oyster and champagne bar on-site
Rooms include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and iPod docks; the hotel offers loaner iPods
Bathrooms have whirlpool tubs.
The gorgeous spa has tranquil treatment rooms and a sauna
Gym with modern equipment
The pool has a beautiful view
Daily activities include yoga and cocktail-making classes
Complimentary breakfast and boat rides
The dining facilities are costly
Some of the rooms are small
Rooms by the pool can be noisy
The pool is a small lap pool
This luxury boutique hotel is one of the most expensive hotels in Positano. It lives up to its reputation with pristine grounds, thoughtful free extras, and a renowned restaurant. Rooms have vintage furniture and modern appliances, but some are small and noisy. It’s an excellent option for those looking for a central location, a gorgeous spa, and spectacular views.
Belmond Hotel Caruso
Exclusive setting in a villa dotted hill above the Tyrrhenian Sea
central location for exploring the Amalfi Coast
Remarkably well preserved 11th-century building with frescoes on the ceiling and ancient walls
Surrounded by fragrant terraced gardens filled with olive trees and shrubs used by the on-site chef
the stunning infinity pool seems to melt into the sea
and spacious rooms and suites with ceramic floors and elegant marble bathrooms; many with terraces/balconies
Upscale Italian restaurant, piano bar, and poolside restaurant with wood-fired pizza
Complimentary breakfast buffet with fresh pastries
Free excursions on the hotel’s traditional wooden boat
Free shuttle service to Amalfi and Positano
Small spa and gym
Family-friendly amenities like kids’ DVDs, welcome kits, and pizza-makers
Free Wi-Fi and parking
Some guests find decor dated and/or lacking in authentic antiques
spa is small
Some guests find restaurant expensive for what it offers.
The Belmond Hotel Caruso is one of the best luxury hotels on the Amalfi Coast and in Italy. Situated in an 11th-century palace, surrounded by fragrant terraced gardens, it rises above the Tyrrhenian Sea at the highest point of Ravello. As a result, it offers uninterrupted views of the sea and the village. The 50 rooms and suites have tile floors and marble bathrooms, and many offer terraces or balconies with water views. Facilities include a truly fantastic infinity pool, a small spa and fitness center, a piano bar, and a fine-dining Italian restaurant that serves a complimentary buffet breakfast. Many guests found the hotel worth its hefty price tag; during our visit, it was fully booked. On the Amalfi Coast, Santa Caterina Hotel and Le Sirenuse are the only comparable properties.
Il San Pietro di Positano
Stunning views of the Amalfi Coast throughout the hotel.
Direct access to the private beach with bar and restaurant by elevator.
Beautiful and bright rooms with furnished balconies overlooking the sea.
Free in-room minibar, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, and desk
Gourmet Michelin-starred restaurant and bar with stellar terrace
The small infinity pool has lovely views
Spa services and small gym on site.
Free buffet breakfast with quality ingredients.
Pristine grounds with tennis courts and yoga lawns
Free Wi-Fi throughout the property and on-site parking.
Free shuttle to and from the city 24/7, plus water taxis for a fee
Free two-hour cruise along the coast from June to September.
removed from the city
Some rooms require climbing several steps.
On-site restaurants are costly.
Il San Pietro, a member of the Relais & Chateaux luxury association and one of the most expensive hotels in Positano, is a stunning property with stunning views of the Amalfi Coast from multiple vantage points. The 57 spacious rooms are stylish and individually designed, with free minibars, free Wi-Fi, and terraces with sea views. In addition to exceptional service, the hotel offers a Michelin-starred restaurant, an elevator to a private beach and a daytime restaurant, a small spa and fitness center, an infinity pool, and a tennis court next to a lawn where activities take place, like yoga. The downside is that it’s not within walking distance of town, but a free shuttle can take guests 24/7. For a downtown luxury hotel, consider Le Sirenuse, though it lacks a beach and isn’t as quiet.
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa
The location is the beautiful Amalfi coast
terraced gardens with plenty of seating
swimming pool with a sea view
Lovely rooms and suites, all have sea views
Expansive luxury spa with a wide range of treatments
Outdoors, garden gym
Complimentary breakfast in your own room each morning
Expensive rooms in all categories
Previous reviewers have mentioned limited selection in the restaurant.
Luxurious and romantic, the Monastero Santa Rosa is an upscale boutique hotel with spectacular ocean views, a high-end spa, an outdoor pool, a small fitness center, and casual dining on-site. All rooms and suites offer sea views, and some have large terraces. Although some past guests have mentioned wanting more variety in the restaurant, the hotel overall does an excellent job of creating a delightful experience for guests, so long as you can afford the high room prices.
NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi
Housed in a beautiful medieval convent on the Amalfi Coast
Infinity pool, with a pool bar overlooking the sea
Amalfi town is a five-minute walk away
Lovely promenade terrace to relax
The restaurant uses local ingredients and has a terrace with panoramic views.
The spa offers massages, face and body treatments, and a Turkish bath
Small gym with weight and cardio machines
Freebies include parking, Wi-Fi, and breakfast
Not all rooms have terraces or balconies.
The minimalist design means small rooms, scant storage space, and few hangers.
Wi-Fi is slow unless guests pay the extra fee for a high-speed connection
Complimentary breakfast isn’t extensive
No business or computer center for guest use
Part of the NH Collection chain, the Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi is housed in a medieval monastery on the Amalfi coast. Rooms have panoramic sea views, are modernly designed, and have free Wi-Fi, minibars, and terracotta floors. A pool is carved out of natural rock. Features include a spa, restaurant, and poolside bar.
Covo Dei Saraceni
Two large pools, including a rooftop pool with a bar
Rooms have balconies with fantastic views
Private hot tubs and outdoor showers in some rooms
Central beachside location
Great on-site restaurants
Prosecco on arrival
Important sites are uphill from the hotel
Noise from the nearby ferry dock
Of the three high-end hotels in the vicinity, the Covo Dei Saraceni is the only one on the beach with a pool overlooking Positano Bay and the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Crowds on the beach and boats headed to and from the nearby ferry dock can be a bit noisy, but rooms are generally relatively quiet, and many come with private hot tubs and two balconies. Exploring the ancient cliffside city involves an uphill hike, but the return trip is always downhill. There are three restaurants (including a bistro with delicious pizza) and an ice cream parlor, and though the Covo may be the most expensive hotel in the area, many guests feel it’s worth it.
Villa San Giacomo
Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, shared lounge, garden, and free WiFi, Villa San Giacomo is located in Positano, 200 meters from Spiaggia Grande and 350 meters from La Porta Beach. It offers family rooms and a solarium. The accommodation features a shared kitchen and a concierge service for guests.
All rooms include a wardrobe. Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets, bathrobes, and slippers. Accommodations at Villa San Giacomo feature air conditioning and a safe.
The property offers a buffet or Italian breakfast.
Villa San Giacomo is located 500 meters from Fiumicello Beach and 4.4 km from MAR Roman Archaeological Museum. The nearest airport is Naples International Airport, 64 km away. An airport shuttle service is provided at an additional cost.
Hotel Pellegrino is in a beautiful area of Praiano, on the Amalfi Coast. It offers excellent local cuisine and air-conditioned rooms with sea views.
The on-site restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine in the dining room or panoramic terrace.
The Pellegrino has a free shuttle service to and from the nearest beach.
The Pellegrino Hotel has a large garage. Local buses stop nearby and provide quick access to the main cities on the coast.
Casa Angelina is a boutique hotel perched on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, with spectacular views and excellent spa facilities, among other services.
The modern and elegant Casa Angelina offers first-class service and attractive rooms with views of the Mediterranean. The city of Praiano is nearby.
Guests at Casa Angelina can use the panoramic outdoor swimming pool, located on one of the terraces, or use the glass elevator and then go down 200 steps to access the well-appointed beach. In addition, tailor-made excursions can be organized on one of the private boats moored at the property.
The property offers indoor spa treatments, a heated indoor pool, a sauna, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. There are also massages, pilates classes, and beauty treatments.
Casa Angelina has two restaurants: Un Piano Nel Cielo, which serves traditional cuisine, and Seascape All Day Casual Dining Restaurant, located by the pool, serving Mediterranean specialties. The Seascape Bar is ideal for a cocktail and listening to music. In addition, there is a 24-hour room service.
Albadamare Boutique Hotel
Situated in Praiano and with Gavitella Beach reachable within less than 1 km, Albadamare Boutique Hotel features a concierge service, allergy-free rooms, a bar, free WiFi throughout the property, and a garden. In addition, it offers family rooms and a terrace. There is room service, a tour desk, and luggage storage.
All accommodation includes a kettle. Accommodations at the Albadamare Boutique Hotel feature a private bathroom with a hairdryer, flat-screen TV, and air conditioning. Some rooms have seating areas.
The property offers a continental or buffet breakfast.
Albadamare Boutique Hotel is located less than 1 km from Marina di Praia Beach and 2.1 km from Fjord of Furore Beach. The nearest airport is Naples International Airport, 69 km away. An airport shuttle service is provided at an additional cost.