Many of the hotels here are run by family, sometimes for generations. Favourably, along the way, you will notice the hotels easily live up to their environment. They display warmth and family values mixed with professionalism – something you don’t usually see in other parts of Europe. These hotels have a short season between Easter and October, and from July to August. It can get very busy around here and the roads normally become prone to hold-ups. It’s better therefore to visit earlier or later in the season. Whenever you are thinking in terms of a tour of the Amalfi coast, you should consider these hotels below.
Villa Treville, Positano
You are unlikely to have heard of this exceptionally small hotel. Villa Treville, is only a five-minute boat-ride from Positano. it was the home of Franco Zeffirelli until about 5 years ago when the stairways became too deep. It has lots of beautiful things and exquisite decorations including a collection of 18th century pottery from Caltagirone. Retaining the feel of a luxurious home more than a hotel, Villa Treville has the kindest staff and family kitchen where you can request for anything, any time. Although there are no pools here, you will still enjoy its romantic terraces, the vegetable gardens, wonderful herbs, as well as deckchairs on the fat rocks.
La ConcadelSogno, Nerano
This family-run hotel also provides simple, but fresh beautiful bedrooms with TV, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning as well as private terraces. La Concadel Sogno is an inexpensive refreshing and charming spot, with a solarium and a private beach. They also have distinct possibility of a celebrity arriving at the hotel for lunch. You will enjoy their local speciality of pasta with zucchini, white wine flavoured with peaches and other delicacies.
Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi
Mixing warmth and devotion with the highest standards and professionalism, Hotel Santa Caterina is an astounding example of the best hotels, not just on the Amalfi coast but across Italy. Also run by family since 1904, it’s an intriguingly set out 19th century building. Adding to its attractiveness, are standalone folly-suites tucked amongst the gardens, pergolas and arbours that tumble down the hillside to the sea citrus groves. It has balconies that extend over the water; a glass lift that whooshes visitors down to the beach club and pool. Hotel Santa Caterina is furnished with family heirlooms and fabrics and classic white Amalfitana interiors splashed with Mediterranean colour on tiles. Hotel Santa Caterina, blissfully combines glamour with personality as well as charm with integrity. You will find the best seaside set-up of any Amalfi Coast hotel here. Never will you regret your tour of the Amalfi coast.
Casa Buonocore, Positano
For something with an old-fashioned feel, look no further than this old, family-run, attractive, orange blossom scented 17th century house inserted into the hillside amongst the alley ways and steep streets of Positano. Bedrooms are very beautiful, homely and comfortable, with curtains of lace, cushions, old tiled floors and antiques. Here you have a massive terrace overlooking the orange and lemon; and another with views of the mountains and sea. You can have a delicious breakfast on the terrace and their staff couldn’t be kinder. Whenever you are taking a tour of the Amalfi coast, remember to consider Casa Buonocore.
Monastero Santa Rosa, Concadei Marini
This is a 17th-century monastery which has been renovated and lavished with top-quality furnishings and placed in magnificently fragrant tiered gardens. It sits dramatically on the edge of a cliff overhead the Concadei Marini fishing village and the blue Bay of Salerno. The Santa Maria Novella spa and the 20 ocean-view rooms in the hotel are both extraordinarily romantic and spacious. The spectacular feature is the heated infinity pool, more like its own shoreline blending with the beautiful blue Amalfi sky, with unbound view from Ravello to Positano. Many of the ingredients for the Campania flavours that the hotel serves come from the hotel’s gardens. You will simply love all the spectacular feature here on your tour of the Amalfi Coast.