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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


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Elegant, cliffside hotel on the Amalfi coast, with stunning sea views, a private beach club, and service that goes above and beyond

The Lowdown

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

Santa Caterina
S.S. Amalfitana, 9
Amalfi, 84011 Italy


Unbelievable but for...
Peter M

This hotel is unbelievable. Breath taking views. Old world charm. Could not imagine a better spot. However the only slight draw back, and this is being a super tough marker, is the shuttle to and from Amalfi was a bit of a shambles. Both nights it was running twenty to thirty minutes late, which can be understood, but the driver seemed less than concerned.

Breathtaking views

The views and service at this hotel can’t be beat! The private pool with easy access from an elevator in a cliff is the best place to relax and swim in the heated pool and sea. There are three restaurants in the hotel- all good. The staff is amazing and anything asked for is met for with 5 star service. The breakfast is phenomenal. We went with our 10 and 12 year old boys and highly recommend taking a boat out for the day (hotel can arrange.) The boat is the best way to see the coast and other towns. The only improvement I would suggest is the bedding is really scratchy and the mattresses aren’t very comfortable- this is a very picky critique, but for the price of the rooms some Egyptian cotton would be welcome :)

Scott B

loved this hotel. we stayed four nights from the reception at the port to the final good bye fantastic service...the restaurant by the ocean service is excellent, the food magnificent...the guys by the pool and bar lead by Sergio are totally their for your comfort setting up or following the sun with umbrellas. breakfast delicious with eggs made to order, delicious coffee. definitely back next year!