Dotted along Southern Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast are some of Europe’s finest hotels; here are a few to put on the bucket list…
Words Helen Brown
Known for its picture postcard aesthetic and string of famous, sun-kissed towns, the Amalfi Coast is a jet-set favourite. From celeb-magnet Positano with its pastel boutiques to the mountainous Ravello, it’s easy to see why this exclusive stretch of land draws in the crowds year after year. You certainly won’t be hard pushed to find a luxurious stay here, however, there are a number of hotels that stand out amongst the rest. Here are a few of our favourites…
Perched over the Mediterranean Sea with beautiful views over the Amalfi Coast, Casa Angelina is luxury at its finest. Whether you want to explore the fascinating coastline, relax on the beach or try delicious local cuisine, Casa Angelina is the ideal choice.
This historic 12th century Palazzo in the pretty village of Ravello offers luxurious rooms, an indulgent spa and Michelin star dining. Add in breathtaking views and five-star service and you’re onto a clear winner.
MONASTERO SANTA ROSA
This 17th Century monastery-turned-hotel has earned a reputation as one of the best stays in the area. It sits just back from the sea and as a result, blissfully avoids the tourist hoards. Monastero Santa Rosa is also one of the most exclusive hotels in this luxurious stretch of Italian land, boasting fabulous terraced gardens, heated infinity pool, gigantic spa and outdoor gym.
Hotel Marincanto clings to the cliff not far from Positano and just 10 minutes walk from a private beach. With a wellness centre, an infinity pool and gym, a holiday here will do wonders for your wellbeing.
IL SAN PIETRO DI POSITANO
With a celeb following including George Clooney and Julia Roberts, it should come as no surprise to see Il San Pietro di Positano gracing the top spots of most ‘Amalfi Coast Best’ lists. It has a spectacular setting, carved into the rock face, along with a private beach, jaw-dropping views and terraced gardens.