From the regal residences of Rome to the picturesque places of Positano our collection of the best luxury hotels in Italy will give you an unequivocal desire to travel to and explore one of Southern Europe’s most stylish, historic and inspirational countries. Italy here we come!
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – Rome
Offering the most spectacular view over Rome from its elevated position on Monte Mario, the Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort will exceed your expectations in so many ways. From its Michelin-star dining room, to its luxury palatial spa and resort style pool, through to its 15 acres of lush parkland and world-class art collection the Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort offers an elegant refuge away from the hustle and bustle of the city that will the most picky of luxury travellers. At the hotel all rooms are designed with sleeping and living areas and come with a range of stylish features like their indulgent marble bathrooms and spacious balconies for an al fresco breakfast or evening aperitifs. For all out luxury choose a room on the Imperial floor which includes access to their club lounge and for over the top luxury choose the Planetarium suite which includes masterpieces throughout and a vast private roof terrace and jacuzzi.
The St. Regis Rome – Rome
Known as Rome’s first luxury hotel, The St. Regis has been in business since 1894 when Swiss hotelier, César Ritz, welcomed the first guests about 125 years ago. The hotel epitomises world-class accommodation and is situated in the city centre, overlooking Piazza della Repubblica, next to Termini Train Station, as well as the Baths of Diocletian. The term ‘old world grandeur’ best describes the 161 rooms and the level of service provided by highly-trained staff. It must be noted that The St. Regis Rome is regarded as one of the world’s finest hotels and that it has always been known for its great variety of pet-friendly facilities and services.
Palazzo Manfredi – Rome
Named after Count Goffredo Manfredi – one of Rome’s most influential public figures – Palazzo Manfredi is the ultimate luxury getaway for anyone who’s ever wanted to experience the Colosseum and other fabulous attractions from their doorstep. Yes, this five-star boutique hotel is so close to the world’s most famous amphitheatre that you can practically hear the gladiators of old from within your suite. As such, Palazzo Manfredi offers spectacular views over Rome’s ancient sites and is only a two-minute walk from Colosseo Metro Station, making travelling to and from the hotel a breeze.
Hotel Danieli, A Luxury Collection Hotel – Venice
The Hotel Danieli is a Luxury Collection Hotel and the patrimony of Venetian excellence. Located on the Riva deli Sciavoni overlooking Venice Lagoon you are moments from the Bridge of Sighs and the Piazza San Marco. Set over three historical buildings connected by bridges. Rooms include marble bathrooms and don’t miss dining in the rooftop Terrazzo Danieli which provides views looking out over the city.
Bauer Venezia – Venice
As Venetian as they come this hotel first opened its doors in 1880. Truly opulent and indulgent in design and in one of the best locations in the whole of Venice minutes away from St Marks Square and the cities luxury shopping quarter. The hotel has two unique personalities the BAUER L’HOTEL, a luxury, five-star hotel in art-deco style with a contemporary look and feel, and the BAUER Il PALAZZO, an opulent boutique hotel reconfirming its 18th-century identity. If you stay make sure you dine in the hotels restaurant De Pisis looking out in to the start of the Venice Lagoon.
The Grittti Palace, A Luxury Collection Hotel – Venice
The second Luxury Collection property in Venice, the Gritti Palace is set in a former noble residence on Venice’s Grand Canal. Rooms feature original antiques, chandeliers, french doors and 18th century wall lamps made in Murano. 5 minutes walk from Fenice Opera House and 550 yards from St. Mark’s Square and featuring incredible dining at the Club del Doge restaurant.
JW Marriott Resort and Spa – Venice
Away from the crowd the JW Marriott Venice is located on its own island in the Venetian Lagoon. A 13 minutes boat ride from Piazza San Marco and 9 minutes to the Bridge of Sighs. This 5 star resort and spa includes an outdoor pool, 4 restaurants, gardens to explore and a rooftop pool deck to sunbath at.
Belmond Hotel Caruso – Amalfi
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.
Il Sereno Lake Como – Lake Como
A Michelin-starred restaurant and freshwater infinity pool set right on the lake are just two standout features of this luxury hotel in the village of Torno. Offering luxury accommodation (suites only) decorated by a Wallpaper Magazine Designer of The Year, Il Sereno has Lake Como lapping at its foundations. Panoramic views are complemented by high style and classic Italian design and guests can enjoy excellent facilities including a spa (in the original century-old boathouse) with sauna and steam room, beautifully kept gardens, on-site cooking lessons, and fishing.
Palazzo Gattini – Matera
Palazzo Gattini is located on the highest point of Matera and provides a breathtaking view of the Sassi towns. The palace-like hotel enables you to enjoy a five-star experience in an incredibly historical location. The hotel is known for its attention to detail and serves cuisines from around the world. It has a roof garden with pool to relax in too. All rooms are cave rooms with incredible stone backrooms too. You can also take part in the hotel’s outdoor events package to enjoy the best of the surrounding historical town. It is an excellent place for a stay in Matera.
JK Place Capri – Capri
Close to the beach and port, rooms here provide air-conditioning, tiled flooring, mosaic-decorated marble bathrooms, free WiFi, and flat-screen satellite TVs. A spa, hot tub and wellness centre with sauna, Turkish bath and gym, together with a tennis court and outdoor pool, ensure guests’ well-being. The JKitchen Restaurant serves regional cooking with organic produce, catering for special diets, and meals can be eaten on the terrace with its panoramic vistas.
Capri Tiberio Palace Hotel & Spa – Capri
In a peaceful part of busy Capri town but only a short walk from the buzz of the Piazzetta, this nineteenth-century palazzo has been transformed into a de luxe boutique hotel with individually-designed rooms with all facilities, and pop art decorating the interior. A superior restaurant offers regional cuisine, Kosher and Halal options, and of course, a panorama to wow diners. Also available are upgrades, suites, spa and treatments, indoor pool and sauna, whirlpool tub, bar and rooftop terrace.
Le Sirenuse – Positano
Opened in 1951 by four Neapolitan brothers who turned their summer house into a charming hotel overlooking the bay, Le Sirenuse is now a 58-room resort and known to be one of Italy’s leading and most enduring seaside luxury hotels. Located at the centre of the town on the Amalfi Drive, the rooms and terraces are 70m above the beautiful sea and offer views of the town itself but also the breathtaking bay. The maroon painted frontage makes Le Sirenuse stand out amongst the other neutral buildings on the terraces. Inside you will find an eclectic collection of antique furniture and curated art in the rabbit warren of rooms. Walls are kept white and contrast with the terracotta-tiles on the floor, whilst large French windows opening onto massive terraces provide lots of light. If you fancy spending more time outside, the compact pool terrace has outdoor loungers with lemon trees offering welcoming shade, whilst the Michelin-starred La Sponda restaurant is entirely candle-lit and views over the twinkling resorts lights – romance at its best!