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Where to Stay on the Amalfi Coast: Best Towns & Hotels

An idyllic stretch of coastline along Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, the Amalfi Coast conjures up dreams of an Italian holiday spent sipping Aperol Spritz in a clifftop bar while gazing out at the Tyrrhenian Sea. From the port city of Salerno to the pastel-coloured cliffside homes of Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast towns are blessed with a slower pace of life, beautiful piazzas and scenic hiking trails.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve discovered the best towns and hotels on the Amalfi Coast for soaking up its authentic Italian charms. These towns offer distinctly different characteristics and sights, while their respective hotels routinely treat you to gourmet restaurants, breezy rooms and antique decor.

Shopping in the narrow streets of Sorrento

Why You Should Stay in Sorrento

Overlooking the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is a classic stop on the Amalfi Coast, famed for its historic town centre filled with narrow laneways weaving past centuries-old churches, charming plazas and alfresco cafes. Sorrento is also known for producing the popular Italian digestif, Limoncello, and for its picturesque port framed with aquamarine water.

Must-Do Sorrento Experiences 

  • Relax with a coffee or glass of wine in one of the open-air cafes in Piazza Tasso.
  • Wander along the waterfront, stopping at small beaches for a swim.
  • Explore the 14th-century Chiostro di San Francesco monastery.

Top Hotels in Sorrento

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

Grand Hotel Excelsior VittoriaPart of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group, the 5-star Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria has over 180 years of experience in providing unbridled luxury and first-class services. Nestled on a clifftop overlooking the Gulf of Naples, this hotel boasts a white-marble pool and Jacuzzi, verdant Mediterranean gardens and a full gym. Indulge in a rejuvenating massage at Boutique Spa La Serra or dine on Mediterranean cuisine at the Michelin-starred Terrazza Bosquet.

Accommodations here include sea-view rooms with king-size beds and private balconies, Superior Suites with antique sitting areas and sea-facing balconies and two-bedroom villas. You can also book a One-of-a-Kind suite for unique luxuries like a baby grand piano or chandeliered bedroom. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Chiostro di San Francesco (350 metres)
  • Palazzo Veniero (300 metres)
  • Museum Shop of Wood Inlay (600 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 656 – USD 2,629
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: Piazza Tasso 34, Sorrento City Centre, Italy

Bellevue Syrene

Bellevue SyreneHotelsCombined visitors love the ocean vistas from Bellevue Syrene, which occupies a prime location on the Gulf of Naples. Originally a patrician residence during Ancient Rome, the award-winning hotel now houses various opulent rooms and suites. The Superior Sea View boasts a private balcony overlooking the ocean, while the Vesuvio suite has a hydromassage bath. Splurge on the Lord Astor suite for an indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi.

On-site dining is highlighted by fresh local ingredients at the hotel’s restaurant and treasured vintages in the wine cellar. Visit the Club Lounge for sweet treats and evening aperitifs or try the hotel’s signature cocktail, the Bellevue Syrene Spritz at the elegant on-site bar. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Leonelli’s Beach (100 metres)
  • Casa di Cornelia Tasso (350 metres)
  • Villa Fiorentino Park (500 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 823 – USD 1,703
Guest Rating: 9.7
Address: Piazza Della Vittoria 5, Sorrento City Centre, Italy

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Salerno

Why You Should Stay in Salerno

A well-known port city on the Amalfi Coast, Salerno is an excellent spot to indulge in Italian seafood and explore a medieval castle before discovering unique medicinal plants and catching local theatre. History lovers will enjoy diving deep into the city’s centuries-old buildings and landmarks, while the local museums showcase priceless art and artefacts.

Must-Do Salerno Experiences 

  • Admire panoramic sea vistas from the ancient Arechi Castle atop Monte Bonadies.
  • Visit the terraced Garden of Minerva to discover medicinal plants dating back to the 14th century.
  • Stroll along the waterfront to find Greek and Italian restaurants serving family recipes.

Top Hotels in Salerno

Novotel Salerno Est Arechi

Novotel Salerno Est ArechiNestled on the idyllic Amalfi Coast a short drive outside Salerno, the affordable Novotel Salerno Est Arechi spoils you with luxury perks without breaking your holiday budget. The 4-star hotel is pet-friendly and has an outdoor playground, 24-hour reception and an outdoor pool. Work out in the fitness centre, take advantage of the hammam or solarium and indulge in international cuisine at Novotel Cafe.

The modern and comfortable rooms come with free Wi-Fi, work desks, LCD TVs, air conditioning and large windows. They also cater to a range of travellers, such as the Superior Room with 1 King Size Bed, a Superior Room with 2 Single Beds and the Executive Room, which has a double bed and sofa bed. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Stadio Arechi (1 kilometre)
  • The Space Movie Theatre (900 metres)
  • Bar Verdi (800 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 81 – USD 201
Guest Rating: 8.6
Address: Via Salvatore Allende SNC, Salerno, Italy

Il Reticolo

Il ReticoloLocated in the centre of Salerno, Il Reticolo has earned its 5-star status with its beautiful boutique rooms and exceptional service. Classed as a “mini hotel”, it occupies the second level of a centuries-old building and features four distinct rooms. The Salerno Room offers an LED-lit bathroom and Juliet balcony, while the Camera Li Galli features an additional bedroom.

Take advantage of the on-site services, such as the complimentary Wi-Fi, airport transfers, all-inclusive breakfast and scooter rentals. Families can have a baby cot put in their room, while couples wanting a little longer in bed can organise a late check-out. 

Nearby Attractions

  • Acquedotto Medievale (400 metres)
  • Museo dell’Occhiale Salerno (300 metres)
  • The Garden of Minerva (1.3 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 91 – USD 119
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: Via Giovanni Angelo Papio 14, Salerno City Centre, Salerno, Italy

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Positano

Why You Should Stay in Positano

Positano is the most photographed and recognisable of the Amalfi Coast towns and cities, thanks to its classic landscape of pastel-coloured buildings sloping down the cliffside towards the azure water. Along with a pebble beachfront, this cliffside village features steep, winding laneways leading to local boutiques, bars and cafes.

Must-Do Positano Experiences 

  • Admire the majolica-tiled dome and a 13th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin Mary at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta.
  • Hike along the picturesque Sentiero degli Dei trail to neighbouring villages.
  • Dance the night away at the waterfront Music on the Rocks

Top Hotels in Positano

Le Sirenuse

Le Sirenuse bedroomFew hotels capture the beauty and charm of Positano quite as well as the extravagant Le Sirenuse. Originally a summer house, it became a luxury hotel in 1951 and has since impressed visitors with its welcoming family-run atmosphere and intimate private residence ambience. The on-site pool overlooks the ocean and cliffside buildings and pairs perfectly with the day spa and full gym, while the Michelin-starred La Sponda restaurant serves delicious local ingredients.

Almost all the rooms and suites overlook Positano Bay from a private terrace or balcony. They also come with vaulted ceilings, handmade floor tiles and heavenly beds. The Junior Suite Sea View adds on a separate sitting area, while the 2 Bedroom Suite boasts a double whirlpool bath overlooking the water.

Nearby Attractions 

  • Music on the Rocks (550 metres)
  • Spiaggia la Porta (450 metres)
  • Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta (400 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 729 – USD 1,534
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: Via C Colombo 30, Positano, Italy

Villa Treville

Villa TrevilleVilla Treville has hosted dancers, singers, writers, musicians, actors and painters over the years, creating an inspiring and comfortable residence with its peaceful gardens, ocean vistas, sun-drenched terraces and secluded plunge pools. Guests here also enjoy access to full breakfasts, drinks in the Club Lounge, private seaside sun loungers, a library, solarium and a gym and Jacuzzi.

This intimate hotel only has 17 suites across four villas, all of which exude opulence with private gardens, plunge pools, terraces, balconies or Tyrrhenian Sea vistas. The Downes Suite has a sea-facing terrace and luxe bath, while the Bernstein Suite boasts a sprawling private terrace and a rain shower built into a former brick oven. 

Nearby Attractions

  • Bagni d’Arienzo Beach Club (400 metres)
  • Spiaggia la Porta (850 metres)
  • Music on the Rocks (1.8 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 1,214 – USD 6,173
Guest Rating: 10
Address: Via Arienzo 30, Positano, Italy

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Morning view of Amalfi

Why You Should Stay in Amalfi

The small and utterly charming town of Amalfi is surrounded by verdant greenery and the rich, blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Nestled beneath steep cliffs, the town complements its naturalistic setting with an iconic cathedral, numerous local tavernas and historic monuments. Amalfi is also a base for nearby hiking trails, some of which lead to tucked-away museums like the Museo La Valle dei Mulini.

Must-Do Amalfi Experiences

  • Stroll through the heart of town to find family-run tavernas and outdoor bars.
  • Swim, sunbathe or relax under a hired umbrella at Tonino ò Beach De Vita Ciro.
  • Visit the crypt of Saint Andrew at the 9th-century Cathedral of Saint Andrew the Apostle.

Top Hotels in Amalfi

Residenza Luce

Residenza LuceNestled in the heart of Amalfi, the gorgeous Residenza Luce is a boutique bed and breakfast where you can overlook the charming village centre from cosy and comfortable rooms. This intimate B&B only has 10 rooms, all of which have ceramic bathrooms, air conditioning, mini bars and Wi-Fi. Certain rooms also have Jacuzzis, while the suites add on separate living areas.

The inclusive breakfast is served each morning on a sunny terrace overlooking the town, while airport transfers offer valued convenience. Right outside you’ll find a number of Amalfi’s top restaurants, such as Da Maria, Ristorante la Galea and Da Gemma.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 108 – USD 336
Guest Rating: 10
Address: Via Fra Gerardo Sasso 4, Amalfi, Italy

Hotel Santa Caterina Amalfi

Hotel Santa Caterina AmalfiSlightly south of Amalfi, Hotel Santa Caterina Amalfi perfectly captures the splendour of the Amalfi Coast from its heated saltwater pool and sundeck. These luxury perks are part of the hotel’s Beach Club, which also features a fitness area and pizza and seafood at the on-site Restaurant Al Mare. The biggest highlight? The hotel is perched on a cliffside with nothing between it and its private swimming area in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Classic Italian decor and Mediterranean architecture are found in each room and suite, as well as private balconies and marble bathrooms. Certain rooms and suites have ocean views, while the Special Suites offer royal-esque luxuries, such as the sunken Jacuzzi pool and a shell-shaped king-size bed in the Follia Amalfitana Suite. 

Nearby Attractions

  • Le Palme restaurant (600 metres)
  • Amalfi Harbor Marina Coppola (1.7 kilometres)
  • Chiosco Bar di Gambardella Marianna (1.7 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 589 – USD 2,074
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: S.S. Amalfitana 9, Amalfi, Italy

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Ravello

Why You Should Stay in Ravello

Nicknamed the “City of Music”, Ravello is home to vibrant cultural scene encompassing live musical, theatrical and dramatic performances. Thousands of years of deep-rooted history and traditions abound throughout this charming village with its medieval-esque streets and award-winning gardens. It’s the only landlocked town on this list, but is still an easy walk from the water and offers stunning ocean vistas.

Must-Do Ravello Experiences 

  • Time your visit for the outdoor and indoor concerts at the 13th-century Villa Rufolo during the Ravello Festival in summer.
  • Discover the medieval architecture, elaborate gardens and ocean views at Villa Cimbrone.
  • Watch a live concert at the celebrated Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium.

Top Hotels in Ravello

Palazzo Avino

Palazzo AvinoHoused in a former 12th-century villa for Italian nobles, the extravagant Palazzo Avino offers stunning vistas of the quaint fishing villages along the Amalfi Coast and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The revered hotel pairs Italian cuisine with coastal vistas at Rossellinis Restaurant and fresh seafood and signature martinis at the Lobster & Martini Bar. This sanctuary also boasts a sun-drenched pool, solarium, fitness centre and pampering day spa.

All rooms and suites feature antique carpeting, 18th and 19th-century furnishings and mini bars. The King with Balcony boasts sea vistas from its private balcony, while the Deluxe Sea View has a Jacuzzi and private deck. Stay in the Belvedere Suite for a large living room, Jacuzzi and a pool overlooking the ocean. 

Nearby Attractions

  • Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium (650 metres)
  • Coral Museum (240 metres)
  • Church of Saint John the Apostle of the Toro (85 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 387 – USD 1,124
Guest Rating: 10
Address: Via San Giovanni Del Toro 28, Ravello, Italy

Belmond Hotel Caruso

Belmond Hotel CarusoDiscover a cliffside haven of luxury and natural beauty at Belmond Hotel Caruso, a former 11th-century palace that has been transformed into one of the world’s most intoxicating hotels. This Italian paradise has an exclusive wellness centre with a sprawling infinity pool, pampering body treatments, a botanical garden and fitness area. It also offers fresh Mediterranean dishes and ocean views at Belvedere Restaurant and a garden cocktail bar.

The Double Rooms have king-size beds, marble bathrooms and private terraces or gardens, while the Exclusive Suites feature sea vistas, furnished terraces and separate lounges. Stay in the Belmond Villa Margherita for the unbridled luxury of a butler, dedicated chef and fragrant fruit gardens. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium (700 metres)
  • Giardini Principessa di Piemonte (100 metres)
  • Coral Museum (300 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 591 – USD 3,731
Guest Rating: 9.9
Address: Piazza San Giovanni Del Toro 2, Ravello, Italy

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Minori view from Maiori

Why You Should Stay in Minori

Minori is a popular summertime destination on the Amalfi Coast, thanks to its pebbled beaches and waterfront bars and restaurants. The World Heritage-listed town is also blessed with centuries-old buildings, pastry shops, traditional restaurants and one-of-a-kind boutiques. From Minori, you can easily hike to the neighbouring towns of Ravello, San Cosma and Maiori.

Must-Do Minori Experiences 

  • Sip wine and beer while admiring beach vistas from Susy Beach Bar.
  • Discover more about the town’s history while exploring the Ruins of Roman Villa and Antiquarium.
  • Hike to the cliffside Sentiero Dei Limoni lookout point for panoramic views of Minori.

Top Hotels in Minori

Villa Romana Hotel & Spa

Villa Romana Hotel & SpaAbout 200 metres from Minori’s sandy beach, Villa Romana Hotel & Spa is ideally located for enjoying the town’s restaurants, bars and attractions. However, don’t be surprised to find yourself spending more time than expected lounging around the hotel’s sun-drenched pool, enjoying signature treatments in the day spa or indulging in Amalfi Coast flavours at the hotel’s restaurant.

There are a variety of room types to suit most travellers, such as the affordable Economy room with air conditioning and satellite TV and the Superior room with its own balcony and plush double bed. The Family room caters to larger groups with its private balcony and sleeper sofa.

Nearby Attractions 

  • Ruins of Roman Villa and Antiquarium (140 metres)
  • Basilica of Saint Trofimena (230 metres)
  • Pasticceria Gambardella cake shop (40 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 117 – USD 366
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele 90, Minori, Italy

Minori Palace

Minori PalaceHotelsCombined visitors can’t get enough of the on-site dining at Minori Palace, which treats your taste buds with its traditional flavours at L’Araba Fenice. Grab a drink in the bar area and admire the elaborate paintings adorning the hotel’s walls. You can also take advantage of room service, the 24-hour concierge and laundry services.

The budget-friendly Classic Double Room has a cosy double bed and mini bar, while the Superior Room has an additional sofa bed. Stay in the Junior Suite for two TVs, an open sitting area and a living room. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Ruins of Roman Villa and Antiquarium (90 metres)
  • Sentiero Dei Limoni (650 metres)
  • Pasticceria Sal De Riso (220 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 90 – USD 215
Guest Rating: 9
Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele 70, Minori, Italy

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Discover Utter Bliss on Italy’s Amalfi Coast

One of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Italy’s Amalfi Coast is an alluring place to relax, eat, swim and enjoy every moment of life. These six Amalfi Coast destinations not only have fascinating museums and rich local Italian life, but also offer some of the most opulent hotels in Italy. Most of the hotels provide exceptional on-site dining, ocean-facing pools, pampering day spas and suites fit for Italian nobles.

Where do you want to stay on the Amalfi Coast? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Ben Stower

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