In this destination guide we do our best at answering the main question how to choose the best hotel on Amalfi Coast?. And to give you a full overview of this topic, we also tell you why we wrote this, whom is this for, suggest when to visit best, recommend which town to stay and of course what hotels are top rated and right for you.

So if you are familiar with Five Ws and How questions, consider this page our quest and humble attempt to get the most complete story on the subject of choosing a hotel on the Amalfi coast that is worth your money.

Here’s the thing: you need to choose an accommodation for your vacation, possibly before you leave for the actual trip (which is smart and cheaper).

But how much time will you have spent searching just for the right hotel or resort? How many reviews will you have read (especially the negative ones)?

We did our homework on this topic and are here to make your life easier.

Thanks to our magic formula we put together all the major factors and attributes — budget, location, reputation, trustworthiness, reviews, trip theme, season, personal experience and past customers feedback, amenities/facilities and even some real science — to give you a distilled selection of the most enjoyable accommodations on the Amalfi coast.

By reading on and choosing one of the hotels we personally recommend, you will:

  1. Save a lot of research time (it has been shown that spending money on time-saving services makes you happier. Shouldn’t spending nothing at all make you even happier?)
  2. Know when to come best, which town to stay in and what hotel to choose on your budget.
  3. Get to stay at one of the top hotels on the Amalfi Coast!

Contents:

    1. Intro
    2. Whom is it for (most likely you)
    3. When: Best time to go (not July/August)
    4. Where: Best towns to stay on the Amalfi Coast (+ how to get there)
    5. How to choose the right hotel (magic formula)
    6. Top 9 Hotels on Amalfi Coast (with high/low season prices)
    7. Bonus: Still looking for a hotel? Try these 2 websites (and get 15 Euros bonus)

Intro

As one of the most visited countries in the world, Italy is swamped with mass tourism. Nevertheless a large portion of the country remains unexplored with only 13% of tourists going to Southern Italy (just where we are based!). Our team is passionate about this southern land and willing to make you learn and discover more than you would from a guidebook or on any package tour. So if you are thinking about visiting Naples or the Amalfi Coast, consider becoming one of our valued customers and book a worth-to-remember private day tour.

Meanwhile, dear traveler, if you are planning to come and visit our southern land, we want to be sure that we do anything in our power to improve your overall travel experience.

And to help make your next trip even more rewarding, we have compiled an exclusive list of places to stay for any budget, from affordable to luxury.

In fact, in our continuous effort to help visitors, travelers and hopefully our future customers find a place to stay that would guarantee an unforgettable experience, we’ve (finally!) added this page you are reading. It acts as a humble mini guide for choosing a trusted hotel on the Amalfi coast that is worth your money, recommends the best season for the trip and which towns to stay in on the Amalfi coast.

Read on and you’ll find a selection of trusted hotels in the area, best for the price and for the views, for the location and for the overall experience. Otherwise, jump right to the list of hotels to make your choice.

Whom is it for (most likely you)

Our list of top hotels presented here cannot possibly persuade every visitor. So we didn’t waste our time trying to please everyone. However, it will appeal to several types of leisure travelers, in particular those who:

  • trust their own and others’ opinions and consider recommendations, hotel facilities, good location and price the most important factors
  • verify all and are very demanding and check all sources of information to be sure they get a good price for good hotel facilities
  • want to be sure to get the best value for money

If you are asking yourself “are you trying to selfishly persuade me to buy something that will benefit you more than it benefits me?”, then our answer is “No”.

We know you care about your travel experience. And we only have one chance to make it positive for you, as you won’t trust us the next time if this time you are not satisfied.

So the question we are asking you is “can we help you achieve your goals?”. We put our effort in creating a distilled list of the top trusted hotels for you to stay on the Amalfi Coast. And if you end up choosing a hotel from our list, we would be happy to hear about your experience while touring you around the Amalfi coast or at the excavation sites of Pompeii or Herculaneum. And if our hotel recommendation won’t have met your expectations, then a bottle of a great local Italian wine is on us!

When: Best time to go (not July/August)

Undoubtedly, summer is the most popular vacation time. And most popular doesn’t mean the best. Speaking in numbers, popular means that you are most likely to be in a place with a lot of other people, with many more people than in any other period of the year. In fact, by visiting Amalfi coast in July and August, expect it to be overcrowded (with tourist hordes). In practical terms, it means fewer available hotel rooms, more waiting times at the restaurants, more traffic, more heat etc. Of course, if you can only travel in summer, that’s fine, just keep that in mind before you come so it won’t be an unpleasant surprise for you. Being informed beforehand helps.

It is estimated that by 2020 Italy will have 6 millions more visitors. Today it is already the 5th most visited country in the world with 53 million arrivals in 2017. The bottom line: overcrowding. In their report on this topic McKinsey Institute suggests a couple of things to cope with this issue at the popular destinations. As a savvy and conscious traveler, you can visit during non-peak season and consider visiting less-popular sites. As local experts, we can only support this advice. So, for the warm season, please do not come in July or August but rather in May-June and September. As for the less-popular sites, we are happy to help you with the choice (read about 3 Greek temples better looking than Parthenon just 1.5 hours from Naples and why Herculaneum is better than Pompeii).

Locals, who have the privilege of getting to the Amalfi coast in a couple of hours or so,  prefer the shoulder seasons of June and September/October. June offers long days and balmy nights. In September/October, the weather is still good, the water is still wonderful for swimming and the crowds are gone.

Some travelers are even in favor of a completely off-season travel. Hotel prices fall drastically in the winter. This is your chance to get a luxury treat for a very affordable price (check the hotel prices calendar down the page). Winter can be romantic! Think about December/January. If it’s your time off from work, why not? It would be a great time, precisely because you will miss the hordes of tourists that so choke the Amalfi Coast in the high season, and you will be able to interact more with the locals. It’s true that you won’t be able to take the ferries to Positano and Amalfi, but you will be able to take the bus. And as for the weather, it is not snowy or freezing cold.  Not too warm to make you throw away your coat but quite enjoyable warm and sunny. Keep in mind, though that many restaurants and hotels close for the winter season, but you will definitely find some of them ready to serve you some fresh seafood and traditional pasta and make you feel a special guest in a desirably quite town on the coast. Just in case, we are available all year long and would happily take you to some lesser-known restaurants ready to indulge you with an authentic local cuisine.

Where: Best towns to stay on the Amalfi Coast

There are several towns on the Amalfi Coast that visitors choose to visit and to stay in. Each town has its own pros and cons from the point of you of a traveler. We put together the most helpful facts about these towns that will help you choose just the right one for you based on your traveling preferences.

Positano

  • Steps: Positano’s magic is more about how it looks from the sea or coming around the coast on the approach as all the houses appear to cling to cliff and it really is very pretty.
    The town is developed vertically. In fact, in Positano you have a choice of being up higher or closer to the beach. It depends on how you want to balance the view versus the number of stairs you are willing to climb! Tip: Before booking your hotel, make sure you know exactly where it is located!
    So if you really need to avoid steps, you should not stay in Positano. Even if you stay near the bus stop, you will need to walk up and down the steps to get anywhere within the town, and taxis are not an option within the heart of the town. You might consider a hotel in another town, such as Amalfi, where the center of town is virtually flat. You could get a hotel there with a good view, and would not need to climb steps to reach the beach or the bus stop.
  • Views: Being a vertical town, Positano rewards you with outstanding views of the coast and the sea. The views that you can experience here are only second to the ones you get in Ravello.
  • English: Positano is absolutely heaving with English-speaking tourists that some travelers find to be a big turn off as you might not get a real sense of an Italian town as you would expect.
  • Beach: is not the sandy type, but grayish with stones. So if you want something more white sandy than the Positano gravel beach, consider Paestum area. It is a beach area very appreciated by locals where you can also find 3 Greek temples that are better preserved than Parthenon in Athens. You can experience both, the beach and some antiquity, by booking a private tour with us.

Amalfi

  • Base: Many visitors choose Amalfi as their base for further exploration of the entire coast. Even Anthony Bourdain would approve this approach as staying here for a few days you will absorb the culture and local flavor. This choice is justified by the fact that the town is better connected to every other town of the coast than all the others. From here you can easily day trip to Positano, Ravello, Sorrento, Naples, Salerno without bus transfers, which is not always the case for other towns.
  • Local feel: Amalfi seems to handle tourism better while maintaining the Italian charm. It is full of little restaurants and shops, old ladies sitting in a square, yummy gelato places, kids playing in the evening on the pedestrian streets, market stalls setting up in morning. It just feels more casual and relaxed, a town where you can watch life on the square go by.

Ravello

  • Out of the way: Ravello is very luxurious and stylish but smaller than Amalfi and Positano, with lemon trees everywhere on the slopes. It is great to stay here and luxuriate at the hotel, but if you want to explore the coast, Ravello is more out of the way. If you enjoy isolation, then this serene location with incredible silence at night is right for you. Keep in mind though that it is less accessible without a car than Amalfi or Positano, but taxis and buses are available.
  • Drop-dead views: located up high on the cliff, this town is a vantage point overlooking the Amalfi coast. Villa Cimbrone excels at offering the most breathtaking views from its balcony of the infinity (and you can even stay there as it doubles as luxurious hotel, so check it out down the page).
  • Activities: If you choose to visit Ravello in summer, try to get to one of the music performances at Ravello Festival. It is held at Villa Rufolo where the stage is located just on the edge of a cliff…which will definitely strike you!
    There is an excellent cooking class in Ravello – Mamma Agata Cooking School. Taking a cooking class would be a very authentic experience that you will keep with you even once you go back home.

Other towns

Aside from the above towns you may also consider to stay in some other smaller villages along the Amalfi coast. For example, Atrani is the next tiny hamlet round from Amalfi and has a dozen of hotels to choose from, and you can literally walk there from Amalfi.

Some other towns and villages you may opt for are Minori, Maiori, Conca de Marini.

Another more reserved option would be a hotel out of the above towns, just along the coast. The problem with such a hotel is its location for your day trips. It may be gorgeous for staying put, but you cannot safely walk along the road into Amalfi or Positano or other towns. So it would require transport logistics, like taking a taxi to the nearest town and back every time you want to go somewhere or eat somewhere other than the hotel. Any out of town hotel is inconvenient unless they have a shuttle bus (which is often the case) but even that may be inconvenient as you have to schedule your plans around their services.

Ultimately, although Positano and Amalfi can be busy during the day, evenings are more civilised once the day trippers and coach parties have gone. So choosing to stay in one of these towns is more convenient for at least the bus access.

How to get from Naples to Amalfi/Positano/Ravello

If you are flying into Naples International Airport (NAP) you can get to the Amalfi coast in several ways:

  1. A direct bus from the airport can take you to Amalfi. If it’s not your final destination, then transfer onto a local bus to Positano or Ravello. Otherwise take a taxi to get to your hotel from Amalfi.
  2. Taxi from the airport is another option, although an expensive one. Here are the official taxi rates. It will cost you 140 Euros to get to Amalfi, 130 Euros to Positano and 145 Euros to Ravello. The travel time is roughly 1 hour.
  3. Lastly, we can personally drive you to your hotel. One common situation is when you arrive and stay in Naples for a day or two to enjoy the city. Then you decide to explore the Amalfi coast and stay in Amalfi, Positano or Ravello. That’s where we come in. By booking a private tour of the Amalfi coast (but also sites like Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius and Herculaneum) with us, we will pick you up in Naples (with all your luggage), spend a full day showing you around and drop you off at the end of the day at your hotel anywhere on the coast. You get 2-in-1private tour and transfer — with no extra cost. Sounds great, right? Take advantage of this opportunity.

Book Your Private Tour of the Amalfi Coast

How to choose the right hotel

This or that, one or the other? Which destinations among five to choose? Which flight, which restaurant, which hotel…? We have to make choices like this every time we travel. However choices don’t have to be decisions. We put a lot of weight on our ability to make good decisions. We switch frames, put in hard work and even involve emotional wishes about future outcomes. So when it comes to choosing a hotel for your next trip to the Amalfi Coast, try our best list below. By doing so you’ll make an effortless choice rather than a time-consuming decision. And at the end of the day, you’ll have more resources remaining for the decisions that matter.

Magic formula (hundreds of options vs. shortlist)

Disclaimer: there’s no magic formula, we just put our time and effort in creating a list of hotels we consider totally worth your experience …ehm and money, of course.

If we tried a scientific approach to describe the typical hotel selection process it would sound something like this. The hotel selection process is a two-stage process, which is made up of forming a consideration set from all the available options, followed by a smaller choice set, from which the final selection is made. The consumer decision-making process while choosing a hotel is under the influence of important factors related to the characteristics of the hotel product, received information and personal preferences. In fact, consumers need to weigh which attributes give them more relevance and attention related to their own personal values, needs, and preferences. Boring, right? If visualized though, it is quite simple and would look like this:

 

Conceptual diagram of how choosing a hotel process works

Not only going through these stages in the process of choosing the right hotel is time consuming, but it is also a very subjective process and takes into account many factors and conditions.

What we did was researching and studying only the most important things travelers (should) consider in picking the most suitable hotel to stay in. Also because the human brain tries to simplify decision-making by taking into account a relatively small number of factors. Considering too many at once would be overwhelming.

Among these factors affecting hotel choice we considered:

  • Price (room rates, reasonable cost, good value for money, special discounts and promotions)
  • Convenient location
  • Reputation of hotel
  • Human factor: courteous, polite, well-mannered staff, enthusiasm, and commitment of staff
  • Amenities (free breakfast, terrace, sea view, pool, extra facilities etc.)

One other thing we took into account was the valuable feedback we received from our past customers as they openly shared their experience of staying in the Italian hotels and residences as visitors from countries (mainly the United States, Canada, the UK and Australia) that have different standards and expectations about lodging places.
Then we filtered all the available accommodations through these factors and got a condensed and trustworthy selection of hotels and resorts for a hassle-free stay. If visualized, it looks like this:

 

Conceptual diagram of how choosing a hotel process works with us

We did the “hard part”, so everything that is left from the previous diagram is simply a short list of the trusted hotels on the Amalfi coast (choice set) and the final selection is up to you. While compiling the list, we collected as much helpful information as possible and tried to present it here in the clearest way possible.

For each town we list at least a couple of options for different budgets and each and any hotel was hand picked, tried and reviewed, so that you can book just the right place for yourself and the people you travel with.

What you will find here is a curated and comprehensive list of the best hotels along Italy’s most iconic coast of the Mediterranean. We’ll cover the most luxurious and boutique hotels, the 5 star ones and those recommended by Conde Nast.

All you need to do is pick an accommodation you like the most according to your personal preference.

Top 9 Hotels on Amalfi Coast

All the booking links below lead to TRVL website. TRVL is a Dutch startup and our trusted partner. They put together all the hotels from Booking.com, Hotels.com and Expedia and offer you the best deal for any chosen hotel without the need to check the price on multiple websites. There is no extra cost for you, zero commission, just the lowest price for any hotel that you would be charged for more elsewhere. TRVL can’t be beat on price. And we always use it in our own personal search for hotel deals when we travel the world. And of course the booking process is as seamless and secure as on the respective platform (be it Booking.com or Expedia).

Are you familiar with the wording most booking websites use for price? Starting from only $99 or $199 or whatever price. And you never find those rates! Because they sampled just the right dates, maybe in the low season, to make the price appear as low as possible. Argh, marketing tricks! 

We took the time to find the average monthly price for standard rooms and put them in a table. For each month of the year. For every hotel listed below. So that you can conveniently search for the dates you need and know what price to expect and avoid surprises. So once you click check availability button next to a hotel, simply change the sample dates to the ones you need. The hotel price calendar should make choosing and booking a hotel easier and faster.

Hotel L’Antico Convitto in Amalfi

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A 10-room boutique hotel, conveniently central with a family feel supported by a courteous and helpful staff. A very affordable base for exploring the coast with rewarding views from the rooftop terrace and the rooms. Neat and lovely…Easily the best place to stay in Amalfi.

Price:
Standard double rooms with breakfast start at €150 per night in the warm season, but can get as low as €95 in November-December. Check availability
 Calendar of room rates* (in Euros)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 150 109  137  151  217 218  246  238  151  95  95

*Prices were sampled in March for the whole year ahead. Hence they are higher in April, May, June but much lower when you book many months in advance. Prices you find may differ from the ones above if you are performing your research in a different period.

Location:
Located just in the heart of Amalfi. You can almost reach Duomo with your hand. The main square, the sea and the bus station are 100 meters away, whereas a supermarket is literally next door.
Rating:
Superb! Especially for the location. Here you get more for your money than elsewhere in the town.

9.4★★★★★

Food:
Breakfast may seem either standard or delicious, but it’ll definitely be plentiful. But what makes it special is the view you enjoy while having it on the terrace.

Couples who stayed here on honeymoon especially enjoyed the ritual of having breakfast while contemplating the coast and the sea.

Best for:
price / base for further exploring the coast / honeymoon
Know before you go:
  1. There is no pool, but some suites do have a Jacuzzi.
  2. Beds might feel quite firm, if you are used to the soft ones.
  3. Extra tip: You are going to miss this place after your stay. Come at your own risk :)

Hotel Marina Riviera in Amalfi

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Take your beloved one to this stylish private heaven overlooking the coast of Amalfi! Indulge yourselves with breakfast on the terrace or some prosecco on a private balcony. Opt for relaxing by the rooftop pool –  a great bonus in Amalfi. Walk to the beach and town in no time. For anything else, the staff will be your best friend.

Pro tip: Stay here for longer by setting this hotel as your base and visit the other towns during the day trips.

Price:
Standard double rooms with sea and coast view start at €347 per night in May, but can get as low as €99 in late March, so do research your dates thoroughly for a better deal. It’s mid-range in terms of price,  but outstanding in terms of the views, staff friendliness and the holistic experience. Check availability
 Calendar of room rates* (in Euros)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
99 162 347 456 456 360 456 135

*Prices were sampled in March for the whole year ahead. Hence they are higher in April, May, June but much lower when you book many months in advance. Prices you find may differ from the ones above if you are performing your research in a different period.

Location:
Located at a bend in the road, just enough to be away from the downtown noise. Offers unobtrusive sea and coast views. Just 1 minute from the beach, 3 minutes from Duomo and from the port (to get to Positano or Capri).
Rating:
Wonderful! Couples choose this hotel for honeymoon and anniversaries but especially to have a very leisurely breakfast overlooking Amalfi and  the sea.

9.2★★★★★

Food:
The continental breakfasts are absolutely superb. Local and fresh fruit and tomatoes, great selection of cheese, cold meats, bread, yogurt, cereal, pastries, cakes and even a special hot dish. The hotel does not serve dinner but a light lunch is available.

Extra: Staff is so attentive that providing gluten free food upon request will be no problem at all.

Best for:
stunning coastal views / romantic getaway for couples / honeymoon stop
Know before you go:
  1. As the views from this hotel are so great,  consider choosing a room with sea view (and possibly a balcony), ideally a junior suite.
  2. There is a minimum stay of 3 nights in the busiest week of the summer season — August 10-18.

NH Collection Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi

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An old convent turned into a refined hotel that makes you feel like royalty. Perched on a cliff, it arguably has one of the best views in Amalfi, from every room. It provides all you expect from a 5-star hotel: an infinity outdoor pool, gym, spa & massage area, but even a small chapel (for your unique wedding, you know). The staff make service an art and will go out of their way to assist you. Still not convinced? For all the minor details check the 1500+ reviews on major booking websites that earn it a humble score of almost 10/10A memorable stay is guaranteed!

Price:
Superior rooms with sea view start at €540 per night in May, but do research your dates thoroughly for a better deal. It can get as low as €216 in November-December.

Definitely worth the money, if you can afford it.

Check availability
 Calendar of room rates* (in Euros)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
328 279 540 700 810 721 545 365 216 216

*Prices were sampled in March for the whole year ahead. Hence they are higher in April, May, June but much lower when you book many months in advance. Prices you find may differ from the ones above if you are performing your research in a different period.

Location:
Up high on the hillside location will give you a feeling that you know an exclusive place that other people don’t know. And still only a short walk from the town. Easy access from the main road through a tunnel and up an elevator through the cliff.
Rating:
Luxury by definition. The views are to die for. It might, just might grant you the most exquisite hotel experience. Simply flawless!

9.2★★★★★

Food:
Breakfast and dinner at the hotel restaurant are seriously, seriously good. Some ingredients even come from their own garden!
Best for:
views, views, views / wedding & honeymoon
Know before you go:
  1. Hotel beds are very comfortable, compared to most of other locations across the country.
  2. Among the activities offered by the hotel there are pasta cooking and limoncello classes and even wine tasting with a sommelier.

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

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Come to this bougainvillea covered hotel for the vintage decor and unbeatable views (for a very reasonable price). You almost want to put a bed on the balcony to admire the coast and the sunrises. Well-located within the town, employs a very helpful staff and grants you a stay worth remembering.

Price:
Double rooms with sea view start at €224 per night in May, but expect higher prices in late summer (high tourist season). However it can get as low as €113 in November-December. Check availability
 Calendar of room rates* (in Euros)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 125  206  224  440  440  440  440  187  113  113

*Prices were sampled in March for the whole year ahead. Hence they are higher in April, May, June but much lower when you book many months in advance. Prices you find may differ from the ones above if you are performing your research in a different period.

Location:
It is very central, so whether you want to head up to some restaurants or shops, or down to the beach, you won’t have as much walking as you might with other hotels. And just in case, the town bus stops just in front of the hotel.
Rating:
Very good! Couples like staying here both on vacation and honeymoon. Also good for families of 3-4 people as it offers some triple and quadruple rooms.

8.3★★★★☆

Food:
Breakfast, if not included in the rate, is €15 per person. Rather skip it and have an espresso and fresh squeezed orange juice at some lovely café nearby (and finally try your Italian while ordering).
Best for:
relatively low price / stunning coastline views / honeymoon
Know before you go:
  1. Beds may seem a bit hard (which is however not much different than most of the beds you would experience in Europe, especially Italy).

Conca D’Oro in Positano

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This affordable-luxury hotel seats up high on the hill and delights with its unobtrusive views of Positano and the coast.
Come here to enjoy them both from your room/terrace/patio and from the terrace where you can have breakfast or some wine sipping.
The classic style decoration and the breakfast may not delight everyone, but the staff here is so helpful and friendly.
Many visitors say they would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Considering the average hotel price in Positano, this hotel offers outstanding views for a very affordable price and beats lots of hotels.

Price:
Double rooms with sea view start at €315 per night in May, but luckily for you it can get as low as €120 in December. Check availability
 Calendar of room rates* (in Euros)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 170  150  210  315  320  320 320 320  170  130  120

*Prices were sampled in March for the whole year ahead. Hence they are higher in April, May, June but much lower when you book many months in advance. Prices you find may differ from the ones above if you are performing your research in a different period.

Location:
Ideal for the views, good for the bus stop. 0.7 km / 0.5 mi from Fornillo Beach and 1.1 km / 0.7 mi from Piazza dei Mulini (a starting point for a shopping stroll towards the Spiaggia Grande main beach). To avoid hundreds of steps to get to the beach, you may take a longer way along the road.
Rating:
Fabulous! Great score for being well situated within the town. Wonderful staff. Couples particularly enjoy it.

8.6★★★★☆

Food:
Breakfast might not be the greatest, but lunch and dinner are of an excellent quality and affordable. While booking, check whether breakfast is included in the rate.
Best for:
beautiful views / honeymoon / sunrise
Know before you go:
  1. The pool is not as big as you may expect.
  2. The sea-view terrace is available from April until the end of October.

Il San Pietro di Positano

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Suspended between the sea and sky, rooms of this luxury hotel have extraordinary sea views, stylish design with Mediterranean colours and ceramic tiles. Just about anything you could possibly wish for is on site: a gourmet restaurant, a private beach, an outstanding spa and a panoramic pool. Come here for peace and quiet, but also to experience one of the most glamorous hotels in the world.

Price:
Entry level doubles start at €407 per night during the warm season and it can hardly get lower than that during the year. Check availability
 Calendar of room rates* (in Euros)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
407 616 2079 1419 2079 957 407

*Prices were sampled in March for the whole year ahead. Hence they are higher in April, May, June but much lower when you book many months in advance. Prices you find may differ from the ones above if you are performing your research in a different period.

Location:
The hotel lies a few bends in the road east of Positano (1 mile away), in a quite cliff-edge spot of the coastline. A free shuttle bus can take you downtown 24/7 for the bars and restaurants.
Rating:
Exceptional! Couples particularly like this location — they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip. Some customers even say it is the best hotel in the world.

Extra facts: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Sting and Barbara Streisand stayed here.

9.7★★★★★

Recommended by Condé Nast Traveller and The Telegraph

Food:
A generous (and free) sweet and savoury buffet breakfast is served daily with a perfect coffee! Local organic food is used to prepare gourmet dishes at the venue’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
Best for:
 perfect views / honeymoon or special occasion / luxury / resort feel
Know before you go:
  1. Children 11 years old and younger are not accepted.
  2. There is a minimum stay of 3 days between mid-May and the end of September.

La Dolce Vita in Ravello

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This charming villa with 2 suites and 2 apartments is a gem of Ravello. Family run, it will feel like home. Removed from the center just enough to reward you with quietness (good sleep is granted) and make you happier than elsewhere in town. The name says it all. A sweet life of coastal scenery, calmness and total relaxation.

Waking up to birds and Amalfi coast views from your dreams…might just be the highlight of your stay here.

Price:
Studio/apartment with breakfast starts at €180 per night in the warm season, but can get as low as €120 in March. Check availability
 Calendar of room rates* (in Euros)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 130 120  180  180  250 250  250  250  180 130  130

*Prices were sampled in March for the whole year ahead. Hence they are higher in April, May, June but much lower when you book many months in advance. Prices you find may differ from the ones above if you are performing your research in a different period.

Location:
Close to Villa Rufolo, bus stop (to reach Amalfi) and car parking. Just the right destination if you are looking for tranquillity. Also perfect to get away from the ever present crowds of tourists.
Rating:
Superb! Being spacious, the rooms are great for families of 4 with children. Travelers struggle to find any complaints at all. The patio/balcony and drop-dead coastal views will keep you seating for a long time.

9.5★★★★★

Food:
Breakfast, simple but delicious, will be served to you in the garden or delivered right to the room.
Best for:
view / tranquillity / honeymoon
Know before you go:
  1. Features a kitchenette with oven & barbecue facilities in the garden, but even a washing machine.
  2. A security deposit of €250 is required upon arrival. Fully refundable upon check-out.
  3. There is a tax imposed by the city: 2 EUR/person, per night. However it is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round.

Villa Maria Hotel in Ravello

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This hilltop vintage-feel villa doubles as an excellent restaurant with stunning views. Classical-styled and adorned with majolica tiles, this charming hotel is just right for a romantic getaway among the hills of the Amalfi coast.

Price:
Double rooms with breakfast start at €185 per night in the warm season, but can get as low as €146 in November-December. A bit pricey, but worth the money. Check availability
 Calendar of room rates* (in Euros)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
162  167  221  246 260 204 185  151 146 146

*Prices were sampled in March for the whole year ahead. Hence they are higher in April, May, June but much lower when you book many months in advance. Prices you find may differ from the ones above if you are performing your research in a different period.

Location:
Right in the heart of the walk-only village, halfway between Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone.
As it is generally the case for Ravello, here you can enjoy a quiet night sleep (compared to other coastal towns). Although, expect less silence during the dining hours.
Rating:
Fabulous! Good for a family stay or on a special occasion. Dining on a terrace with sea view is the reward for staying here. The staff is helpful and kind of course.

8.7★★★★☆

The most highly rated hotel in Ravello by The Telegraph

Food:
Enjoy the included breakfast outside on the terrace or inside with a view. Organic vegetables come from their own garden. Can accommodate vegan and gluten free diets. However, keep it as a backup option and venture into other local restaurants instead.
Best for:
views / location / wedding, honeymoon & anniversary
Know before you go:
  1. There is a pool, which is a good extra for Ravello, that you can use at the affiliated hotel Villa Giordano.
  2. Being in the pedestrian-only area, it is not possible to drive up to the hotel, but only to the main square in Ravello. Your luggage will be taken to the hotel by porters on a small electric car.
  3. As hotel guest you can get a 10% discount on lunch and also receive 2 free drinks at the bar.

Hotel Villa Cimbrone in Ravello

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This luxury hotel sits on the highest and most exposed part of Ravello’s hillside, overlooking terraced gardens that climb from the sea. Elegant rooms with sea or garden views, decorative tiled floors and antique furniture. Understandably, you may spend the day by the pool, the perfect spot to watch the orange sun dissolve into the sea. The only thing that’ll bring on a bit of anxiety is the thought that, at some point, you will have to check out of this heaven. Stay here to taste a quintessential holiday.

Price:
Double rooms with breakfast and garden view start at €550 per night, but for a sea view expect to pay at least  €825.

It may seem a bit expensive, but how much is lot for a fairy tale?

Check availability
 Calendar of standard room rates* (in Euros)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
550 550 550 550 550 550 550

*Prices were sampled in March for the whole year ahead. Hence they are higher in April, May, June but much lower when you book many months in advance. Prices you find may differ from the ones above if you are performing your research in a different period.

Location:
Walking to the very end of the main cobbled street of the village will lead you to this unique villa. About 10 minutes walk from the main square, but cannot be reached by car.
Rating:
Incredible! There are few places in the world as romantic as Ravello but for the awe-inspiring beauty of the location and postcard-perfect scenes, Villa Cimbrone can’t be topped. Luxury at its fullest.

9.4★★★★★

Food:
This being Italy, it’s not enough to live well, however – you have to eat well, too. Thankfully, the hotel’s restaurant can feed you with an exceptional cuisine by a Michelin-starred chef. Obviously, breakfast is included in the room rate and will not disappoint you either.
Best for:
luxury / panoramic views / romance / wedding, honeymoon & anniversary
Know before you go:
  1. With the hotel facing such a dramatic stretch of coastline, do choose a room with a sea view. Suites feature private terraces and some have also whirlpool tubs.
  2. Villa features public gardens that attract just as many visitors, who come to see the stepped levels of the fragrant exotic greenery and the most beautiful panoramic view, in the world we guess. Not surprisingly, weddings and special events may take place here (and possibly interrupt your quiet stay).

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