The Best Hotels on the Amalfi Coast
Collected by AFAR Editors, AFAR Staff
Find a place to stay on the Amalfi Coast, where luxury means more than high thread count. Instead think of views over brilliant blue seas, breakfast on sunny terraces, and cooling night breezes gently playing across sheer curtains. The divine hotels and resorts here are the stuff of dreams that last long past morning.
Via Roma, 2, 16034 Portofino GE, Italy
The Belmond Hotel Splendido is a classic Ligurian villa that presides over the pine-covered slopes and deep blue waters of the Ligurian Sea. The hotel began as a 16th-century monastery. Repeated attacks on the picturesque, if evidently...
Via S. Michele, 8, 16035 Rapallo GE, Italy
A grand dame in the Belle Epoque seaside holiday tradition, the Excelsior Palace opened in Rapallo in 1901 as one of the Riviera di Levante’s most celebrated society haunts. It’s home to Italy’s first casino and the filming...
Via Enrico Figari, 38, 16032 Camogli GE, Italy
What to do when you tire of your high-stress life as a Milanese ad exec? You buy a dilapidated turn-of-the-century villa along the scenic Riviera di Levante and transform it into an idyllic midcentury-modern haven where you and your partner can...
Via Mauro Comite, 9, 84011 Amalfi SA, Italy
Built into rocky green cliffs that tumble down to the sea, the Hotel Santa Caterina is the embodiment of Amalfi Coast dreams. Bright bougainvillea blooms adorn corners of the 19th-century mansion, while lush terraced gardens teem with citrus...
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Built into Positano’s hillside, with an eye-catching crimson facade laced with white trimming, Le Sirenuse sits amid the town’s tangle of pastel houses and stepped alleys that lead to charming boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and...
Via S. Giovanni del Toro, 28, 84010 Ravello SA, Italy
Set in a 12th-century pink fairy-tale palace that looks like it’d make a prime setting for a Wes Anderson film, Palazzo Avino is skirted in flower-filled gardens terraced across a cliffside in Ravello. Interiors are as decadent as the...
Via Laurito, 2, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Looming over the Bay of Positano from its scenic cliffside perch, Il San Pietro di Positano has attracted a coterie of international VIPs since its opening in 1970. (Actors Gregory Peck, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts have all sampled the...
Via Marina Grande, 225, 80076 Capri NA, Italy
The embodiment of la dolce vita, this glamorous hideaway occupies a white villa perched on a cliff above the Bay of Naples. Though situated on Capri’s main road (and just a five-minute walk to the port), the hotel feels private. Interiors...
Via Bernardino Rota, 44, 80067 Sorrento NA, Italy
Dating back to 1962, this seaside hotel created by famed Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti is a masterful embodiment of modernist style. Set on a cliff on the outskirts of Sorrento, Italy, the white boxy structure is enveloped in...
Piazza dei Mulini, 23, 84017 Positano SA, Italy
Entrenched in garden-filled grounds rife with lush blooms and fragrant jasmine and citrus trees, Palazzo Murat manages to feel private and secluded from the crowds, despite its central location in Positano’s pedestrian zone. Once home to...
Via Croce, 11, 80076 Capri NA, Italy
In the center of town and steps away from tasty restaurants, chic wine bars, and ritzy boutiques, the Capri Tiberio Palace mixes la dolce vita glamour with a globe-trotting sensibility that’s equal parts quirky and elegant. Spaces are...
Via Capodimonte, 14, 80071 Anacapri, Isola di Capri NA, Italy
I think Italy is one of the most magical places in the world. When I was in Capri, I was lucky enough to stay at a small luxury hotel called the Palace, which is just steps from the village of Anacapri. The Palace is the epitome of laidback...
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