I’m on a mission, lovely reader. I want to help you find the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast.
Ask yourself a question: how many times have you had a trip ruined by choosing the wrong hotel? It wasn’t quite what you were hoping for – the location was all wrong, or it wasn’t as clean as you’d hoped. Or, even worse, it was noisy or downright dangerous. It happens a lot to unwary travellers (just look at some of the reviews on TripAdvisor for any town in the world you care to mention), and you end up going home feeling stressed and unhappy.
This isn’t going to happen to you, because I’m going to tell you where to find the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast!
Travel stress-free to the Amalfi Coast
I’m all about reducing stress and anxiety when it comes to travel, and that’s exactly what this guide is going to do for you. I’ve visited the Amalfi Coast region five times (and have no intention of stopping there!). I’ve carefully collated and curated all of my own experience, plus what my friends/spies who are based on the Amalfi Coast have told me, to create this definitive guide to the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast for all budgets.
You won’t have to worry about whether your hotel is going to be right for you, or obsessively keep an eye on reviews. This is a guarantee of quality.
I’ve got everything covered, from the luxury hotels who can rightly claim their place among the very best hotels in the world, to the places that offer great value to those who want to make their money go a little further!
Where to stay in the Amalfi Coast: choosing the right location
Your first choice, if you haven’t already decided, is going to be where to stay in the Amalfi Coast region.
Although it’s very easy to visit all of the towns I’ve listed, no matter which one you decide to make your base in, it’s important to choose the location which perfectly captures what you’re looking for. Do you want the glamour and exclusivity of Capri and Positano? The excellent transport links and beautiful views of Amalfi and Sorrento? The hilltop views of Ravello? The island beaches of Ischia? Or the affordable and authentic vibe of Naples?
I’ve tried to make all of these options available to everyone, by finding the best budget, mid-range and luxury hotels in each town. But bear in mind that prices are relative – your money will go a lot further in Naples than in Capri! It’s all about finding what’s perfect for you.
So, let’s do this, and look at the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast!
Where to stay in Naples
B&B Sant Elmo: This simple, yet beautifully decorated B&B is in a fantastic location – away from the bustle of Naples’ city center, yet close enough to benefit from all of its amenities. In fact, it’s perfect if you’re a history lover seeking a quiet place to relax to after a day’s sightseeing: you’re a stone’s throw from the excellent Catacombs of San Gaudioso, and not far from the glories of Capodimonte in one direction, and the National Archaeological Museum in the other. It’s also an easy walk into the city, and the train station.
The owner, Annamaria, is a lovely lady who’ll welcome you to her B&B with open arms! She’s also a dab hand at knocking up an excellent breakfast of your choice, as well as being a font of local knowledge. Take her recommendations on where to eat; there’s a lot of good, reasonably-priced places nearby. Do bear in mind that there’s a lot of stairs, though!
Napoli Station B&B: This B&B is well-named: it’s right by Naples’ Porta Nolana train station. This means that it’s right in the middle of the action, perfect for those who don’t want a long trudge through the streets with a suitcase on arrival!
The couple who own this B&B couldn’t be lovelier; they provide a wonderful breakfast, including freshly-baked cakes. The rooms themselves are clean and homey; you’ll feel like you’re staying at a friend or relative’s house rather than a hotel! Don’t be put off by the vicinity to the train station; although most European cities have a bit of a dodgy area near to train stations, the local area here is actually pretty safe, and you’re unlikely to encounter any worries. It also means that you can take advantage of the Porta Nolana market, which is one of Naples’ best, and the close proximity to Da Michele – quite possibly the best pizzeria in the world!
Ibis Styles Napoli Garibaldi: This hotel, stylishly perched on a corner between two roads, is renowned for being one of the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast in terms of getting great value! The rooms have a great, fresh look (citrus fruits are something of a theme throughout the hotel), and the breakfast is particularly notable. If you like whole piles of croissants and chocolate-filled brioches, ready for you to help yourself, then this is the place for you!
Handily located near to both Porta Nolana and Napoli Centrale train stations, there’s also plenty of excellent restaurant options in the area, and none of them will be overpriced. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, and well-soundproofed. A great choice for anyone looking for a central location, whilst not compromising on price!
Fly Boutique Hotel: Trust me, there’s no flies on this one! If you want a stylish Italian apartment close to the action of the city, but on a quieter side-street, then the Fly Boutique Hotel is the one for you.
The decor is beautifully done, fashionable black and white interspersed with bright flashes of colour. The buffet breakfast is comprehensive, and served in a rooftop bar with stunning views across the rooftops of Naples. Most importantly, the hotel is located in a safe area, near to some of Naples’ best eating spots without being too close to the noise. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the friendly staff are all too happy to give you their recommendations on places to see! This is a great choice for anyone seeking a good quality hotel without breaking the bank.
La Ciliegina Lifestyle Hotel: La Ciliegina certainly lives us to its luxury status, and can certainly count itself among the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast region!
Do you want beautifuly-decorated rooms, spotlessly clean, and designed to reflect the local area? Would you like white, shining surfaces, and a lobby which is a vision in marble? Do you want to soak in a rooftop hot tub, washing away the cares of the day whilst you gaze across a view of the city? If your answer to all these questions is “yes”, then La Ciliegina is perfect for you. In fact, the only negative aspect of the hotel is that it’s so popular, you’ll have to get it booked up as soon as possible!
Sometimes it can be hard to relax if you’re staying in a city, but La Ciliegina does away with that – go on the rooftop terrace, stretch back on a sunbed, and enjoy unadulterated views to Vesuvius. Perfectly located for a chilled-out trip!
Week-end A Napoli: This hotel is nothing less than one of the very top-rated in Naples, and the perfect base for a weekend – or longer!
Located in the upscale and leafy Vomero neighbourhood, this has to be one of the most beautifully-decorated hotels I’ve ever seen – click the link and look for yourself: you’ll see that it really is the epitome of Italian cosiness. This isn’t a place which feels like a hotel: it feels like this is your privately-owned weekend home, your perfect getaway. Everything is perfectly placed for ultimate comfort, and evokes a feeling of this being your home!
The owners are friendly and helpful, and there’s plenty of good restaurants in the area just begging to be discovered via their recommendations! The only drawback is that you won’t want to leave!
Where to stay in Capri
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Hotel Gatto Bianco: The Gatto Bianco is something of a legend on Capri. That’s probably because what you get, for a price that’s much cheaper than the majority of Capri’s accommodation, is something close to legendary.
Let’s take a look at the stats. You’ve got a location which is set just off Capri’s main piazza – perfect for hanging out and people-watching as the sun goes down! The rooms are chic, cosy, and spotlessly clean. You’ve got a beautiful outdoor terrace. You’ve got a spa on-site. Most importantly, you’ve got a resident cat (the very cute Miró!). Seriously, what more could you want?
The Gatto Bianco is a Capri institution, and an absolute steal for what you’re getting. Snap up this bargain before it sells out!
Villa Helios: Want to be a bit further out, away from the tourist crowds, but within a few minutes walk of all the facilities? Set on a residential street with fabulous views across the island, Villa Helios ticks all the boxes whilst still keeping costs reasonable!
Villa Helios’ big draw is the terrace, on which you can grab a sun lounger, relax with a drink, and watch the sun set over the ocean. It’s a little slice of paradise! But that doesn’t take away from the rest of the hotel: apart from its excellent location halfway between the main piazza and the Natural Arch (a fantastic spot for photographers!), the rooms are immaculate and plusher than you might expect for the price you’re paying. Even the bathroom toiletries are supplied by the island’s premier perfume maker, Carthusia. This is a cut above your average budget hotel!
Hotel Villa San Felice: The Villa San Felice is within a stone’s throw of my favourite spot on Capri – the Giardini di Augusto, with their wonderfully cared-for flowers, and absolutely stunning views to the sea below. If you’re a photographer, this is a brilliant place to stay in order to beat the crowds!
The location makes this choice an absolute star, close to the fancy shops of Via Camerelle, but it’s so much more than that. The rooms have a typically Capri old-fashioned charm, many of them with a balcony where you can enjoy putting your feet up in the evening. But the real draw is the rooftop bar and pool – perfect for relaxing and cooling down in the Italian sun! The hotel is also known for the friendliness of the staff; nothing is too much trouble for them.
For a great location, with great people, this one is hard to beat!
Villa Brunella: Via Tragara is my favourite walk on Capri. You walk down a street with stunning views across the sea, with beautiful properties lining the way. At the end of the street, you get a jaw-dropping view of the Faraglioni, the huge rocks emerging from the sea which have come to symbolize the island of Capri. So how about staying along there?
That’s exactly what you can do at Villa Brunella! The poolside area is absolutely stunning, overlooking the view (and people pay millions for a villa along here so they can enjoy that scene!), and you’ll probably find it quite hard to drag yourself away. You definitely should, though, because the rooms are light, airy, and beautifully decorated. The staff are as professional and welcoming as you’d expect, and the restaurant deserves to be singled out for special praise! This is definitely a four-star hotel which feels like it should have an extra star!
Luxury Villa Excelsior Parco: Do you want the best-reviewed hotel on the whole of Capri? Here it is!
This is classic, beautiful luxury. The terrace rooms have their own jacuzzi, from which you can enjoy a stunning view stretching the whole way across the Bay of Naples – you’d be hard pressed to find a better view anywhere on the island. The view inside the rooms is just as wonderful: everything is a gleaming white, accented with quality lemon-coloured linens which will bring to mind the citrus groves which surround it. The location is also a plus – being near to Marina Grande means that you won’t have to struggle with your cases on arrival (especially as the hotel will pick you up in a courtesy car), whilst still being near to all the action.
You’ll be made to feel very special here; customer service is king!
JK Place Capri: I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen a hotel as stunningly beautiful as the J.K. Place Capri. The hotel is the epitome of beautiful, 5-star luxury.
Ideally located near to Marina Grande, the hotel enjoys a commanding view across the Bay of Naples, and the rooms have an appropriately nautical theme – from crisp and clean blue and white linens, to paintings of ships on the walls, this is a classy establishment. The sea views from the rooms are to die for, and if you’ve not had enough of all that water, you can head outside and enjoy the gorgeous poolside area. Swimming here, with a view of the sea and the mountains, really is a dream!
J.K. Place is new, modern, and welcoming. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. Never mind the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast; this one can probably lay claim to being one of the best hotels in the world!
Where to stay in Ischia
Hotel La Capannina: This is a lovely hotel, and you can stay here for an absolute bargain price!
Let’s look at what you’re getting. Rooms are simple, but clean and well-appointed. The hotel has a restaurant with a view (seriously: check it out via the link!) which would be hard to beat anywhere, and especially for this money. It serves excellent quality food, and if it’s not to your taste, it’s a quick trip down to the area around Castello Aragonese which has a plethora of good eateries. The hotel is set in a quiet location, perfect for having a chilled-out visit to the more-relaxed island of Ischia.
With friendly and accommodating staff, you can’t go wrong with this one!
Villa Luna Di Miele: The name may translate as “Honeymoon Villa”, but this one’s too good to only be booked by the newlyweds!
The villa is set in a great location, near enough to the island’s main harbour to be convenient on arrival, whilst being very close to some of the island’s thermal baths and renowned Mortella Gardens. As for the hotel itself, fixtures and fittings are simple enough, but clean and up to standard. What really sets these rooms apart is the view – there’s a terrace where you can rest at the end of the day, and watch the sunset over the bay. Views like that are worth the whole trip!
What sets this place apart is the staff; they’re wonderfully friendly and helpful, and they serve some excellent home-cooked meals in the dining room!
Grifo Hotel Charme & Spa: This is a hotel with absolutely outstanding value. If you want to experience Ischia’s famous spa culture without breaking the bank, then this is an ideal choice!
Situated close to the island’s main harbour, and therefore profiting from a free pickup service on arrival, this really is a place to get away from it all and relax. The hotel has its own thermal bath and wellness center where you can enjoy a sauna, turkish bath, natural and thermal pool or emotional shower. Not enough for you? Well, you can hop in the outdoor swimming pool, and relax on the terrace with its views of the sea. There’s even a whirlpool and a hot waterfall! Rooms are soothing and well-appointed. An excellent choice for spa lovers!
Garden and Villas Resort: Located in Forio, this resort is in a perfect position if you’re intending to make the most of Ischia’s famous gardens and beaches.
The rooms are super-cozy, with pleasing architectural features that make you feel like you’re in an old palazzo, and beautifully decorated – it’s just the right mix of being home-like without looking cluttered. But that shouldn’t come as a surprise, because this place is designed to make you feel as at-home and relaxed as possible! The hotel is set in 3 acres of gardens, and you’ll enjoy just wandering through them, soaking up the sunshine. If you get too warm, don’t worry – you can treat yourself to a dip in either an indoor or outdoor pool!
The food is great, the staff are lovely and welcoming. This has to be a great spot for a truly relaxing break!
Regina Isabella: Where do you start with a hotel like the Regina Isabella Resort Spa? It’s nothing less than perfection, and one of the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast.
Don’t just take my word for it: click the link, check out the photos, and prepare to fall in love. It’s perfectly positioned right on the sea – you’ll look out of the windows of the beautifully-decorated rooms, and see nothing but blue sea stretching onwards. You can swim in the gorgeous indoor pool, or take to the outside, and take in those endless views as you towel off in the sun. Or, if you fancy getting a bit closer to all that blue, you can head down to the hotel’s private beach.
The Regina Isabella has been delighting guests such as Richard Burton, Liz Taylor, and Maria Callas since the 1950s, and you can certainly see why!
Mezzatorre Resort and Spa: The Mezzatorre is simply the last word in luxury.
Your blissful stay here will start with an airport pickup, before you’re whisked to the hotel in its beautiful and exclusive location on the very tip of the Forio headland. You’ll see the castle-like building rising up above a cove, where the hotel’s swimming pool is nestled alongside sparkling clear waters. You’ll settle into a luxury room with the finest linens, decorated in white and pastel colours for that extra drop of class. Then you can enjoy everything else that the hotel has to offer, from a top-quality restaurant which is open to a view of the sea and beautifully warm breezes, to the sauna, spa, fitness center, and tennis court.
As you’d expect, the staff are wonderful, and nothing is too much trouble for them – they’ll truly ensure that your stay is absolutely perfect!
Where to stay in Sorrento
The Secret Garden Relais: This is one of my favourite finds in Sorrento – I’ve previously featured it in my guide to Sorrento on a budget, and it has to be one of the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast for value offered!
It’s extraordinary what you get for the money. The Secret Garden is hidden away in a citrus grove in the suburb of Piano di Sorrento – this means that you’re away from the crowds of the main town, but it’s easily accessible by bus or train (only a couple of stops, and you’re in the center). You stay in a historic building with the period features to match; it feels more like a private villa than a hotel! Plus, the rooms are clean, fresh, and cozy – I especially love the rooms with the slanted ceilings! There’s even a rooftop terrace, so that you can work on that tan.
If you’re interested, book it fast – the Secret Garden probably won’t be a secret for much longer.
B&B La Casa Nel Giardino: Another choice in Piano di Sorrento (an excellent location for bargain-hunting!), this B&B gets excellent reviews in exchange for a very reasonable cost!
Located on a quiet street further out from town, the Casa Nel Giardino gives the impression of being a far higher price than it actually is. The rooms are immaculate and tastefully decorated, and you can stroll out into the gardens surrounding the property. If you want a stay out in the Italian countryside, surrounded by peaceful lemon groves, then this is absolutely perfect for you! If you want to take a furry friend with you to enjoy the countryside, then good news: the B&B is completely pet friendly.
La Casa Nel Giardino is perfect rural accommodation for an extremely reasonable price!
Best Western Hotel La Solara: I have a confession to make. The Best Western Hotel La Solara is my favourite place in the world.
I’m a regular visitor (I have the signatures in the guest book to prove it!), and it simply the most perfect place to stay in Sorrento. Listing the amenities of the hotel itself – a wonderful quiet location, accessible by a free shuttle bus, a gigantic swimming pool, magnificent views across the Bay of Naples, and the best food I’ve ever tasted – is just scratching the surface. There are so many details which make this place beyond marvelous. They leave chocolate on your pillow every night, and turn the bed down for you. The WiFi is super speedy. And the place is so immaculately clean, thanks to an army of excellent housekeepers, that you could eat the excellent food from any surface in the entire building.
But even above all of this, the hotel’s biggest strength is the staff. I firmly believe that they’re the best hotel staff in the world. They’ll welcome you back with open arms every time you visit (and they genuinely remember you!); you’ll fall in love with every single one of them. From the ever-helpful Antonio on reception, to the charming Nello and Marcello in the restaurant, to Sig. Di Maio who keeps everything running, they’ll soon become your much-loved Italian family! In my opinion, this is the best hotel on the Amalfi Coast.
Boutique Hotel Helios: If you want a great place to watch the sun tracking across the sky of the Bay of Naples, then this is a great choice!
Situated on the cliffs above the Marina Grande, and close to the swimming hole at the Bagni di Regina Giovanna, this hotel definitely has a dash of style. The rooms can be a little small, but they certainly make up for it with the view – you can gaze across the sea from the comfort of your room! If that’s not close enough for you, then head to the sun terrace, where you can enjoy a sweeping vista whilst relaxing in a jacuzzi. A buffet breakfast will keep you going all day, as you explore the town further down the hill.
If you want a boutique hotel without paying top dollar, Helios is definitely one you should consider!
Bellevue Syrene: In the eternal struggle for the title of “The Best Hotels on the Amalfi Coast”, the Bellevue Syrene is always a top contender!
Just click the link and look at those photos. If you’re not wowed, then you must have a heart of stone – the hotel has an absolutely enviable position right on the sea’s edge, but far away enough from the busy streets of Sorrento that your peace isn’t disturbed. You can and look across at Vesuvius, or simply watch the unending sea. You can swim in the beautifully blue waters of the swimming pool, or have a meal on the ridiculously romantic terrace. All with that gorgeous view in sight, and trust me, you’ll never get sick of that view.
Rooms are large, fresh, and decorated with the utmost style, and the staff are wonderfully helpful and kind. The Bellevue Syrene really is a place where dreams are made real!
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria: Ask someone to name the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast, and this is probably the first one they’ll go for. It’s synonymous with class and quality!
The hotel has been serving guests for 180 years now, as as you’d expect, it’s a hallmark of old-world hospitality and luxury. The rooms are stunning – you really will feel like you’re in a palace – and you’ll either have stunning view of the bay, or a terrace door leading out into your own private sundeck. The pool and sun terrace is vast, and if you get tired of all that sun and service, you can retreat into the hotel’s private spa. The food, facilities, and staff are all top class, and you can be assured that there’s nothing you’ll want for. Everything will be taken care of to your satisfaction!
The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria certainly lives up to its name, as well as its reputation!
Where to stay in Positano
La Rosa Dei Venti: Do you need some peace and quiet in your life? Maybe with a little splash of fabulousness? Then La Rosa Dei Venti is for you!
Placed high in the hills above Fornillo beach, this is the perfect spot for watching the world go by – you’re directly facing the sea of the Amalfi Coast, allowing you to sit on your balcony and gaze out at the Bay of Salerno. The rooms are beautifully and ornately decorated, especially for what you pay; you could definitely be mistaken for thinking that you’re in one of Positano’s more expensive hotels. It’s a short walk down into town and to the beach, though you will have to tackle the steps on the way back up!
La Rosa Dei Venti is great value, and definitely one of the most affordable options in Positano!
Hotel California: I can never resist making a crack about The Eagles when I see the name of this hotel, but it’s definitely no joke!
The terrace is the star of the show here: imagine sunning yourself here looking out over the whole of Positano, surrounded by greenery and feeling the warm sun on your skin! But the inside is just as spectacular: the rooms are up there with hotels which charge you a lot more! The decor is positively Positano, using the lemony colours that you’ll soon associate with this part of the world. You’re also within spitting distance of all of Positano’s main attractions, including the beach!
This is a family-owned hotel, and you’ll feel as welcome here as if you were one of the clan!
Hotel Conca D’Oro: The Hotel Conca D’Oro (“Golden Shell”) is a little further out, but that’s no bad thing – do you really want to share your relaxation space with all the crowds?
And relax is exactly what you’ll do, whether you’re swimming in the pool with the gorgeous views over the terrace, or soaking in a hot tub. The restaurant terrace is an absolute stunner, allowing you to eat your dinner and watch the sun go down, colouring the sky in shades of bright blue, pink, and purple. It’s magical. The rooms are large and extremely well-furnished (check out the superior rooms if you want an extra bit of luxury!), and perfect for relaxing in after a day’s exploring.
The food is also fantastic – and as you’ll need to climb 117 steps to reach the hotel, you won’t need to worry about counting calories!
Hotel Eden Roc: Nothing less than one of the best hotels in Positano – and therefore one of the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast – for a far more affordable price!
Located in the center of town, but pleasingly distant from the noise and bustle of the day, you won’t be disappointed with anything here. The superior rooms are absolutely stunning, with a view that wouldn’t be out of place on a postcard. The hotel pool is close to being an infinity pool, the terrace its situated on overlooking the bluest sea, and you can overlook both as you sit in the restaurant. The quality of the food is as excellent as you’d expect, and the staff attentive and helpful. They really do love their jobs, and it shows.
If you’re looking for a bit of luxury on a mid-range budget, you can’t go wrong!
Le Sirenuse: I know I’ve used this phrase a few times in this article, but Le Sirenuse really is a legendary hotel, and definitely one of the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast, if not the world. This is the pinnacle, guys.
Le Sirenuse opened in 1951, and it’s been in the hands of the Sersale family ever since. This ensures a mark of quality – the family are rightfully proud of the beautiful hotel they’ve created, and are determined that everything should remain at the very highest standard. That means treating their guests like royalty, which they certainly do! Being family-run also means that it has a warmth and intimacy that chain hotels can lack, and the wonderful staff make sure that you feel welcome every time you visit.
The rooms are beautiful, and decorated as stylishly as you’d expect from a hotel which owns a fashion brand! The items you can buy from their range are gorgeous and exclusive, and perfect souvenirs of your trip. They’re also perfect for lounging around the pool, enjoying the views!
Le Sirenuse is perfection, and a place that you just have to experience.
Villa Magia: Villa Magia is an amazing property, a wonderland of a hotel. Everything is designed to perfectly reflect the surroundings – lemon trees and bougainvillea wind their way around the building, providing contrast against the white walls and blue sea.
The Orchid Suite has to be one of the best spots in the whole of town – a gorgeous white and green suite, with a hot tub situated by a window with a view. And what a view it is, the deep blue sea of the Bay of Salerno against the blue of the sky. But all of the rooms are beautiful, and well-appointed – you even get a mobile phone provided to you on arrival, so you can contact the front desk from your room or by the pool whenever you want. It’s the little details like this that make it special.
Villa Magia only has 5 rooms; it’s that exclusive. So if this sounds like your kind of place, and you want to stay on one of the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast, click the link and book it up ASAP!
Where to stay in Amalfi
La Valle Delle Ferriere: This B&B is an absolute steal, and if you’re looking for budget accommodation in Amalfi, you should grab this one whilst you can!
It’s located in the north of town, away from the day-trippers and tour groups while still being only a 5-10 minute walk from the center of Amalfi. This means that you get peace and quiet, especially as the property is surrounded by rolling, greenery-covered hills, and olive groves. The rooms are neat, tidy, and clean, and the owners provide a great breakfast with a surprising amount of choice!
This is a brilliant budget option in one of the Amalfi’s Coast’s priciest towns!
Villa Maria B&B: This little B&B is much further out of town, so it’s not the choice for you if you’re seeking something central. If you’re renting a car, or you don’t mind a bit of a hike, this could be perfect for you!
This is less like staying in a B&B, and more like being invited into the lives of a village family for a few days. The B&B is owned by a farmer who works in the surrounding land, and his wife, who is a dab hand in the kitchen. This means that you can experience the authentic village life of Pogerola, or take a bus down into Amalfi, before relaxing in the evening and enjoying the freshly-cooked pasta. The rooms are far less rustic than you’d expect, being spotlessly clean and modern, and the view from the windows or the terrace is something to behold!
This place is your Italian escape, and you won’t want to leave!
Albergo L’antico Convitto: Unlike our budget options, this hotel is definitely for those who want to be in the heart of Amalfi!
The hotel is situated in a former convent, and it still retains the warm welcome that travellers in previous centuries would’ve received. The owners, Gennaro and Gabriella, are extremely keen to make sure that all visitors feel right at home, so you can expect a personalized service which goes way beyond what you might for a three-star hotel! You can also be assured of a good night’s sleep, even though it’s in the center of town – the hotel is located in a pedestrian zone, so there’s no traffic noise at all.
This is a hidden gem of a hotel; don’t miss out!
Hotel Aurora: I love the location of this hotel – well within reach of the town center, but far enough that you won’t be bothered by groups of tourists!
Relaxation is the order of the day here, especially as the hotel has its own private beach. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a typically Mediterranean fashion – if, like me, you love having ceramic tiles on the flooring, then you’ll adore the rooms here! Everything is as clean as you’d expect, too. The terrace is definitely a highlight, too: you can have your breakfast surrounded by bougainvillea, the breeze coming straight off the sea and enhancing your appetite.
The Hotel Aurora has a brilliant location, perfect for anyone who wants to relax in Amalfi away from the crowds!
Santa Caterina: Santa Caterina is most definitely one of the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast, as well as one of the most beautiful. You won’t be able to see this one without falling in love!
Located a little further out from Amalfi’s town center, this five-star hotel has everything you could possibly need to have a fantastic vacation. Its position right on the seashore is spectacular and perfect, allowing you to swim in the hotel’s outdoor heated pool whilst still taking in the fresh sea air (and the views from the glass elevator, which takes you down to the poolside, is worth a trip to the Amalfi Coast on its own!). The restaurant serves top-quality food, and a sommelier will assist you with choosing the perfect bottle of wine to accompany it.
The rooms are outstanding, and the service is everything you’d expect from a top-quality hotel – under the guidance of the Gambardella family, the staff with give each and every guest full and personalised attention. You’ll love staying in your new Italian home!
NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi: When you see the words “Grand Hotel”, you’d expect this to be one of the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast. And you’d be absolutely right!
This is simply luxury, and you’ll love every moment of it. Located closer to town than the Santa Caterina, but still keeping enough distance to maintain peace, quiet, and exclusivity, this is one of the most significant hotels on the Amalfi Coast. Perched on a hillside, you can enjoy all of the stunning views that come with that, and even a spa treatment in a pavilion on the cliffside – fantastic for relaxing whilst you take in the vistas! Rooms are large and airy, the white decor adding to the luxurious feel. You can relax in the gardens in a hammock, or swim in the infinity pool.
The staff are wonderful, friendly and helpful, and they’ll make it their mission to ensure that you have the very best stay possible!
Where to stay in Ravello
B&B Monte Brusara: Really want to get away from it all, and stay on the Amalfi Coast for a bargain price? This could be the one!
This beautiful little B&B may be a bit further out from the town of Ravello, but its position nestled on a hillside means that you get stunning views – definitely worth more than the small price you’ll be paying to stay here! Genuinely, these are million-dollar views, and you can enjoy them from a breakfast terrace, feeling on top of the world first thing in the morning. Rooms are simple but perfectly serviceable and comfortable, and the owner, Filomena, will introduce you to all of her family so that you can truly feel at home.
Be sure to check this one out!
Al Borgo Torello: This is a steal, and it’s closer to the center of Ravello than you’d believe was possible for the money!
The B&B of Al Borgo Torello is only a few streets away from the world-class sights of Villa Rufolo, allowing you to be right in the heart of the town, and take full advantage of all the excellent restaurants in the area, whilst still being on a quiet residential street. This place will be your oasis, a place where you can take in the views, and listen to the birds flitting through lemon groves at the end of a long day.
And what views they are!! People flock to the gardens of Villa Rufolo to get a glimpse of the view over the bay, and at Al Borgo Torello, you can have it all to yourself.
Hotel La Moresca: This lovely hotel has a commanding position on a hilltop overlooking Ravello, and guess what? That means that you’ve got a first row seat to enjoy some stunning views!
The vistas here are the star of the show, of course – they’re every bit as good as the views from the center of town, if not a bit better – but that shouldn’t distract from all the other wonderful aspects of staying here. The rooms are immaculately clean, and decorated in a fun style: bright, colourful, and distinctly Mediterranean with their use of ceramic tiles. The beds are comfortable, and if anything isn’t to your satisfaction, the super-helpful staff will be pleased to amend it for you.
Definitely one of the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast for a stunning view at a reasonable cost!
Auditorium Rooms: This is one of the best-rated hotels I’ve ever seen on the Amalfi Coast – and I can certainly see why!
It’s very well-priced, and you get the amazing views which define Ravello: sweeping vistas across the Bay of Salerno, making you feel like you can see forever. Like many hotels it features a terrace, from which you can enjoy the scene to its fullest! The rooms also each have a private terrace, and that’s where the best perk about this hotel comes in – every morning, the staff will bring you breakfast at an hour of your choosing, and you can eat breakfast on your own terrace, marveling at the scene in front of you as you munch.
What’s not to love about that!
Belmond Hotel Caruso: There are the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast. And then there’s the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast which have that little extra special something. The Belmond Hotel Caruso has that magic ingredient in spades.
Perhaps it’s the infinity pool, which combines blue waters with the stunning landscape in front of it. Maybe it’s the ornate beauty of the hotel’s public spaces, leaving you in no doubt that this is a hotel of the very highest quality. Or maybe it’s the absolutely world-class staff and customer service, ensuring that your stay will be utterly perfect. It could even be the fact that the building is a former 11th century palace, and that all the rooms have been renovated and uniquely decorated. Or it could be the complimentary boat trip you’ll receive during the summer months, ensuring that even your time spent outside the hotel is wonderful.
All of these factors make the Belmond Hotel Caruso the world-class destination that it is!
Palazzo Avino: This famous hotel (nicknamed “The Pink Palace”) drips with ostentatious luxury, and you’ll love discovering everything it has to offer!
Not just one of the best hotels on the Amalfi Coast, the Palazzo Avino has been rated as one of the finest hotels in the world, and it fully deserves both its reputation and the Michelin-starred restaurant. It takes full advantage of its position in the hills above the bay, providing outstanding views, and the building’s history as a former 12th century private villa for a noble family is reflected in its decoration. The hotel really does look fit for a king, and the wonderful staff will certainly treat you like royalty. Nothing is too much trouble, and your wish will be their command.
This is a truly classy hotel, and a place where you can feel on top of the world!
There we have it, folks – the very best hotels on the Amalfi Coast! Phew!
I truly hope that this has been useful for you, whatever your budget may be, and that you can find the perfect place for you. Whether you’re a budget backpacker or a luxury lover, the most important thing is that you travel to the Amalfi Coast, and love your time there. It’s a part of the world which really has my heart in a firm yet gentle grip, and I want to help everyone find their own little piece of paradise there. Once you go there, you’ll always feel the urge to visit again and again, and that special hotel can make all the difference!
This article would be considerably less pretty if it wasn’t for the help and assistance of various hotels, who very kindly provided me with photos of their properties which were way better than anything I could take! So a very special thank you to the following: Antonio at Best Western Hotel La Solara, Andrew at Santa Caterina, Attilia at Palazzo Avino, Grace at Le Sirenuse, Elena at Mezzatorre, Gabriella at J.K. Place Capri, Anastasia at Belmond Hotel Caruso, and Beth at Regina Isabella. To all of you a huge grazie mille!!
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