Italy's Amalfi Coast is a breathtaking destination that unsurprisingly lands on many traveler's bucket list. The cliffside towns with pretty beaches, delicious food and wine, and historic churches are undoubtedly the primary highlights, though the many quaint hotels with stellar views and cozy rooms also add to the appeal. After visiting and sizing up numerous hotels along the 34-mile-long coast, we've rounded up the most charming hotels along the Amalfi Coast. Read on to find the perfect one for your next getaway.
Set in the beautiful hilltop town of Ravello, the mid-range Hotel Parsifal was built as a monastery in 1288 and converted into a hotel in 1948. Today, the property houses 17 low-frills rooms, all decorated with traditional decor and charming patterned tiling, plus some have sea-view terraces. Other delightful elements include arched ceilings, a cloister garden, and ivy-covered walls. This family-run hotel is located steps from the center of town, which is convenient as there’s little more than a restaurant to keep guests entertained on-site. This is a great pick for couples on a romantic getaway, and the year-round affordable rates make it even more appealing.
Situated in the popular seaside town of Amalfi, the 43-room Hotel Luna Convento is a quaint property with an excellent cliffside location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Occupying a former 13th-century convent, it’s packed with historic charm — from the cloister with wrought-iron furniture to the arched-ceiling restaurant with Vietri tile floors. Some rooms also have these patterned tiles, as well as sea views from their furnished balconies, though Standard Rooms are a bit spartan. A major perk here is the cliffside pool with sea views, and all rates include breakfast buffets with pancakes, eggs, cold meats and cheeses, and a variety of local pastries.
The five-room Casa Cuccaro B&B is a homey family-run property in the quiet hamlet of Nocelle, providing sweeping views over Positano from its hillside setting. While vistas are fantastic, guests should be aware that climbing steep staircases and walking ancient streets is a necessity here. However, this is one of the factors that makes it popular with hikers. In fact, dozens of trails throughout the Lattari Mountains start right here. Traditionally furnished rooms have wrought-iron furniture, minibars, and showers or shower/tub combos, as well as balconies with sea views. The lovely rooftop terrace also has pretty vistas, and rates cover continental breakfast buffets.
Located a short walk from the beach and central Positano attractions, the upper-middle-range Eden Roc is a family-run boutique with 25 classically designed rooms. Great features consist of a rooftop pool with panoramic sea views, a small bar with a limited food menu and wine tastings for a fee, and a sea-view rooftop restaurant serving Italian cuisine. Unusual for the area, the hotel also has a tiny fitness center with a handful of cardio machines and a small spa complete with a treatment room, but use of the steam room is an extra charge. Rooms are spacious and bright, with outdoor spaces offering expansive sea views, plus modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and jetted tubs.
Location is the primary factor when travelers decide to book a stay at Hotel Miramare, as it has a central address that’s a 10-minute walk to the beach and center of breathtaking Positano. The sensational vistas from its cliffside setting, and the romantic atmosphere from the Mediterranean decor, hanging bougainvillea, and hand-painted bedroom tiles, add to this boutique property’s charm. While the 15 rooms are by no means luxurious, they’re quaint and most have sea-view balconies. Free breakfast in the lovely dining room, daily free boat trips, and a small cocktail bar enhance the value.
The 39-room Hotel Savoia is a mid-range property that has been managed by the same family for the past three generations. It has a stellar location on the main road, making it accessible by car (a rarity) and putting guests within a five-minute walk of the beach, shops, and restaurants. Rooms are elegant and traditionally decorated, and many provide balconies or terraces with views of the sea. Don’t expect a pool or restaurant here, but a free breakfast is served, and drinks and light snacks are available from the bar.
Situated a 10-minute walk from the beach in Positano, the 12-room Hotel Villa Gabrisa is an upper-middle-range, family-run hotel with a scenic cliffside location. Romantic rooms have chandeliers, elegant furniture, and furnished balconies or terraces with spectacular sea views. More great views can be found at the restaurant’s shaded outdoor terrace, which is open from April to October. There’s not a ton when it comes to features, but a free buffet breakfast and a shop selling wine are perks.
Casa Albertina is a mid-range, family-run hotel set on a hillside above Positano, meaning the sea views are sensational, but lots of stairs are required. The owners give the 20-room property a quaint, bed-and-breakfast feel, while antique furnishings, a fireplace, and hand-painted tiles add to the charm. The hotel’s biggest perk is that all rooms have furnished terraces with views out over the bay. A free continental breakfast can be enjoyed on the outdoor dining terrace, which of course, promises more great vistas.
Housed in a restored medieval villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the 26-room Villa Fraulo is undeniably romantic. Although it has undergone renovations throughout the years, some of the original architectural elements and historic atmosphere remain. Rich fabrics, ornate golden details, and antique-style furniture give the property a classically refined feel, while modern amenities provide all the necessary comforts. A small pool and spa are unique features, and all rooms have outdoor spaces with expansive sea views. A free breakfast is served at the on-site Italian restaurant.
The 36-room Hotel Belvedere is an upscale property perched on a cliff in the fishing village of Conca dei Marini. Spectacular vistas are found at the long seawater swimming pool and its lounger-lined terrace, as well as from the indoor and outdoor eating areas. The hotel has lobby and pool bars, and a free breakfast is served in the well-regarded restaurant with changing lunch and dinner menus. Pleasant, individually decorated rooms have sea-facing balconies, minibars, and flat-screen TVs.
The upscale Albergo Punta Regina is a family-run hotel with a scenic Positano location a five-minute walk from the town center and 10 minutes from the beach. Breathtaking sea and mountain views are available from guest room balconies, a furnished rooftop terrace, and a small, but attractive, infinity-edge swimming pool. Interiors are charming and classically decorated — picture antique-style furnishings, colorful patterned tiling, and gold-framed paintings. The 18 rooms do offer modern amenities like flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus some have indoor or outdoor hot tubs. Although there is no restaurant on-site, a free breakfast buffet is provided.
The mid-range Hotel Onda Verde is a romantic property in the quiet village of Praiano, popular with couples celebrating honeymoons and anniversaries. This family-run hotel is carved into the cliffs of the Amalfi coast, allowing for majestic Mediterranean views. The 25 rooms are comfortable and individually decorated with traditional furnishings, beautiful hand-painted tiles, and minibars, plus some have balconies. A restaurant with spectacular views and free hot and cold breakfast, as well as an outdoor pool, add to its overall appeal.
The 12-room Villa Rosa is a charming mid-range boutique with a gorgeous cliffside setting atop Positano. Its convenient location is an eight-minute walk from the the beach and a 15-minute walk from the town center, putting many restaurants and shops within easy reach. Rooms are spacious and pretty, equipped with air-conditioning, mini-fridges, free Wi-Fi, and large furnished private terraces. There’s little in the way of features, aside from a communal TV lounge, but breakfast is included in the room rates and served to guests on their private balconies — some with sea views.
The upper-middle-range Hotel Marincanto has a great location that’s a five-minute walk from the beach in Positano. While the interiors are lovely, the outdoors are where the property really shines, thanks to several layered terraces with lounge chairs for sunbathing and soaking in the ocean vistas. The 26 rooms and suites are simple, decorated in a mostly white color palette. All also feature king beds and balconies, many of which have sea-facing views. Suites add whirlpool hot tubs. Features include a restaurant serving an expansive (and free) buffet breakfast and Italian fare for dinner, a small infinity pool with ocean views, and even a beach area, though it’s only accessible via a long flight of stairs and it’s technically not private.
Once the country house of a Roman nobleman, the upscale Villa Maria Hotel is a historic, family-owned property set on a hill in the charming town of Ravello. Beautiful grounds include an organic garden with lemon trees and wisteria-covered pergolas. Plus, guests can take cooking classes on-site. An acclaimed, sea-facing restaurant is open all day, and there’s a wine cellar here. There’s no pool, but guests get free access to one at a sister property that’s a five-minute walk away, where there’s also a spa. The 23 rooms have colorful Vietri tiles, antique furnishings, and sea or garden views.
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