What We Love
- Great location for touring the Amalfi Coast—the town itself Don’t want to climb the stairs up from the beach? Not to worry, there’s a glass elevator
- The hotel’s been family-run since it opened in 1904
- Taking a dip in the heated saltwater pool on days when it’s too windy for the ocean
- Lunching on freshly grilled fish and spectacular pizza at the Al Mare restaurant overlooking the beach
What To Know
- Ask for a room with a sea-facing view, rather than a side view
- The pool is closed in winter months
- Naples airport is a 90-minute drive away
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Summering on the Amalfi coast? We don’t blame you, not when accommodations mean a stay at Hotel Santa Caterina. Once a humble guesthouse, this place has evolved over the last century into one of the area’s most delightful hotels. Though its cliffside perch affords spectacular views of the sparkling sea and the coastline, the property itself is nothing to sniff at. Small gardens, rocky terraces, and groves of lemon trees are everywhere you turn, while the simple but comfortable rooms are cool, Mediterranean-style retreats from the summer sun. Their tiled floors, vaulted ceilings and occasional antique are elegant, and with the blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea visible through the windows, the entire effect is supremely relaxing. Summer is the high season here—the pool and beach bar are closed October through April—but an off-season visit would be the perfect opportunity for a true retreat. Just you, the view, and an occasional wood-fired pizza.
In the Area
The hotel has a prime spot close to the center of Amalfi, and while many guests while away their days at the beach, the hotel offers free daily shuttles to town. The historic center is chockablock with gorgeous buildings that house museums along with a 9th-century cathedral that’s stunning inside and out. It’s also easy to make day trips to Ravello, Positano, Pompeii, Sorrento, and Capri. Exploring the hidden caves, little inlets, and deserted beaches of the Amalfi coast is a must; ask the concierge to help you rent a private boat to take you around for the day. If you’re craving big city life, Naples is less than two hours by car.
How to Get There
Service was excellent. Hotel and pool in very good condition. Food was very good but very expensive compared to local restaurants. The hotel is not located in town of Amalfi so need to take car to town. Hotel provided very good shuttle service to town that leaves every 30 min.
Room was sold as partial sea view but there were no windows in room!! Only go through double door to small balcony for partial view through trees.
Many young children at the hotel during our stay so if you have small children it’s very good. But not recommended if you are looking for adult only.
We just spent 4 nights in amalfi. This hotel was amazingly beautiful. The views speak for themselves. The hotel is quaint and quiet with nice clean rooms and the decor of the whole place fits the area. The service was incredible. Everyone knows you by name. We had 3 kids with us ages 13-8 and they loved the place as well. The pool was a nice treat and the access to swim in the sea was a bonus. I regret not using the spa but that looked beautiful. It was centrally located between many towns. The shuttle took you to and from town every 30 minutes. I highly recommend this hotel even though it’s quite a splurge.
One night, and one day was greatest in my life. Good service, food, atmosphere and all the best. Very very I recomend for couples . Thank you! Was amaizing breakfast and dinner. Beauty from the window , wonderful sea . Quality bed sheets and towels.
We have been going here for years. Sure, it is expensive, but it is worth it.
Flawless service, amazing staff (the whole team are great) and the location is incredible.
Dive from the rocks straight into the ocean (and it is clean here), avoid the Positano crowds (just our of Amalfi).
This is a place that if you can afford it, you need to go.
The food is fantastic too...we love the lunch (only) down by the water. Super fresh and super good.
As you can see on this website, it is one of the very few places that maintains such a high rating.
Well done...we will be back soon !
We stayed in room 45 with excellent terrace straight in front of ocean. This hotel is a botanical garden essentially, that’s why I love it. Many, many stairs but has elevator available. Breakfast every morning is served on a beautiful terrace in hotel main area. All white interior with gardens everywhere, lemon trees, roses, hydrangea. Great service from staff. Complimentary shuttle every 30 min into downtown was life savor. Frozen drinks by pool are awesome, love the chips and olives they serve too.