Only the best is good enough for the wealthy traveler. The most discerning travelers among us are in search of the most exquisite hotels and resorts. And what better place to search at, than at the stunning Italian Amalfi Coast? A place that oozes classic luxury and comfort. Behind the colorful facades, you’ll find some of the most luxurious hotels the region has to offer. Read along to find out which are in my opinion the 5 best luxury hotels along the Amalfi Coast!
Belmond Hotel Caruso
This former 11th-century palace in Ravello, Italy is perched high on a cliff 350m above sea level. Belmond Hotel Caruso is decorated with ancient frescoes and the hallways are filled with marble to the brim. The enormous heated infinity pool serves as a balcony over the Amalfi Coast. Rooms with tiled floors and glossy wood reflect the Neapolitan era. When you’re bored of all the beauty Belmond Hotel Caruso has to offer, you can take a complimentary private shuttle service to Amalfi and Positano. But beware, it’s beautiful there as well! Undoubtedly one of the best luxury hotels along the Amalfi Coast.
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa
As the name suggests, Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa was a monastery back in the 17th century. Now it’s one of the most exclusive boutique hotels along the entire Amalfi Coast. There are just 20 rooms, including 8 suites, that are each unique in their own way. The hotel restaurant Il Refettorio, a Michelin-Starred restaurant, serves an innovative gastronomic experience made with ingredients from Campania. Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa combines superb service with a magnificent location. It’s your haven of tranquility along the busy Amalfi Coast, away from the day-trippers down on the coast.
Le Sirenuse at the heart of Positano openend in 1951 when four siblings of the Sersale family turned their summer residence into a boutique hotel. From the terrace with swimming pool, you have one of the best views of Positano and the azure sea. Most rooms at Le Sirenuse have a great view from the balcony, with lots of light coming in from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Different from other hotels in the area, Le Sirenuse has its own boat to explore the Amalfi Coast on. The hotel runs daily excursions from June to October. This iconic hotel definitely deserves a place in my list of the 5 best luxury hotels along the Amalfi Coast.
Hotel Villa Franca
Hotel Villa Franca has undoubtedly one of the most envious locations in the entire town of Positano. It is located in the heart of the action, yet still peaceful and quiet. Both the very centre of Positano and the beach are just steps away from Hotel Villa Franca. Rooms and suites are spread across two elegant villas. Interiors are luxurious and contemporary, white is the dominant color. Sip cocktails next ar the rooftop pool or get pampered in the O’SPA. Book one of their Master Rooms for a unique experience. One of my top picks for an unforgettable stay in one of the best luxury hotels along the Amalfi Coast.
Bonus: Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa
This hotel is not exactly located along the Amalfi Coast but on the island of Ischia near the Bay of Naples so I wanted to mention it anyway. Although still popular, Ischia is a bit more quiet than the touristy Amalfi Coast so staying at Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa might be a great alternative for you. The property features a 16th-century watchtower turned into a luxury hotel. This hotel has two restaurants and a piano bar. Mezzatore Hotel has its own private beach in the secluded bay and the spa is filled with thermal waters. Interiors of the rooms and suites are neutral yet sophisticated.
It’s obvious that the hotels along the Amalfi Coast focus on a luxury experience for the wealthy traveler, so you’ll find many more 5-star hotels in the area. In my opinion, these 5 hotels are the best luxury hotels you can find along the Amalfi Coast. Do you know other hotels that would fit this list?