Amalfi is an enchanting town in southern Italy close to Naples. Beautifully situated on limestone cliffs overlooking the Gulf of Salerno, Amalfi was a powerful maritime republic in the 9th century but is now a small fishing port and tourist resort. The town boasts a number of stunning hotels for lovers of luxury to choose from, here is a selection of the best.
NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi
Anyone who has ever fantasised about staying in a 13th-century monastery while gazing at stunning ocean and harbour views is sure to love staying at the NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi. The hotel was established in 1885 and quickly became one of the best places to stay in Almalfi as it flawlessly combines traditional style with luxurious touches. The hotel boasts seven floors along with the original church and cloister, while the Monks’ Walk has been transformed into a stunning terrace. Guests will love wandering through the lemon groves and unwinding in the gardens, while the pool provides a pleasant place to place around and soak up the sun.
Santa Caterina Hotel
Situated on the edge of Almalfi, the Santa Caterina Hotel features charming terraces and gardens that lead the way down to the crystal clear waters of the ocean below. While the hotel boasts all of the create comforts and luxurious touches that guests would expect from an establishment of this calibre, there are also plenty of surprises in store. Riding down the cliff in the glass lift is a delight for the senses and serves as a unique introduction to the intense natural beauty that surrounds the hotel, while the pool bar and swimming pool are cut into the cliff face and are ideal places to unwind in style. People who enjoy messing about in the water can also enjoy a magical boat ride along the coast before returning to their hotel in time to enjoy a delicious dinner created from fresh local ingredients.
Belmond Hotel Caruso
This enchanting hotel commands an impressive position on a hilltop in Ravello and guests are treated to stunning views across the Bay of Salerno. This magnificent building was established in the 11th century palazzo and offers guests a romantic atmosphere complete with traditional Italian décor and plenty of charm. The hotel pool with its infinity edge is world class, while guests are also treated to a number of excellent bars and restaurants to choose from, a luxurious spa and fifty different spacious rooms and suites, while walking along the coast as the sun slowly sinks behind the horizon is a popular activity among couples. This family run hotel takes pride in providing guests with personal touches to help make their stay truly special.
Hotel Villa Cimbrone
Guests who choose to stay in one of the nineteen suites set in the large gardens of this luxurious hotel will be treated to plenty of privacy as well as the best that travel has to offer. Each suite is decorated in a unique style and comes complete with a stunning coastal view as well as a huge fireplace, a marble floor and magnificent frescoed ceiling. Lovers of fine dining will want to make sure that they sample a meal or two in the onsite restaurant where a Michelin star chef creates masterpieces in the kitchen, while the swimming pool is set in the large central courtyard and offers pure relaxation.
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa
The enchanting clifftop setting of the Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa provides guests with stunning panoramic views of the ocean as well as the charming village of Conca dei Marini. Every aspect of the building and grounds speak of elegance and luxury, from the stunning guest rooms and suites to the fabulous terraced gardens with their heated infinity pool that appears to be suspended over the ocean far below. The outdoor gym also provides guests with impressive views while they work up an appetite for the range of delicious dishes that are served either on the dining terrace or bar terrace, while enjoying complimentary afternoon tea on the bar terrace while soaking up the ocean views is a decadent experience that should not be missed.