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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


5.0 Excellent 1113 Reviews
Lovely experience, gorgeous view
Reviewed 6 days ago

Gorgeous hotel in Amalfi. Overall we had a lovely time and the service was excellent. The view from breakfast was amazing as was the food! Would definitely recommend and come back to stay again next time we are in Amalfi...

the best
Reviewed 1 month ago

everything fabulous from the atmosphere, service, food, breakfast, rooms, cleaning staff, linens, bathrooms, toiletries, turndown service, shuttle, valet, public areas. You cant get any better. The pool was closing for the season in a few days when we were here. The sea was rough, although some were enjoying it still. I sat with jeans and a sweater an enjoyed being so close to the water. no need to get in pool or sea to enjoy. they will bring your drink right to you as well which is lovely. this is the best property in the area by far.

Reviewed 1 month ago

Simply the best hotel I ever stayed in. Everything about this hotel is first class. Starting with check in by Simone Pepe who treated us like royalty our entire stay. The views were amazing, the hotel was spotless. Breakfast was amazing and the waiters top notch.

The drivers who took you in to town were always ready to take you and were always pleasant and helpful.

There is nothing negative to say about this amazing 5 star hotel.

Reviewed 1 month ago

Premier true 5 star hotel with the most amazing views, the friendliest, courteous and helpful staff and food that is beyond your wildest imagination. For such an upscale hotel the staff from top to bottom made you feel at home. Now that’s some magic. The rooms were beautiful, the grounds impeccable and no matter where you looked the views were amazing. This is TRUE Amalfi.

Amazing stay at Santa Caterina from start to finish
Reviewed 1 month ago

We arrived and were checked in by Mateo who was outstanding. He was genuine and walked us through the entire property and helped us set up in our beautiful room with am amazing view of the sea. The service is the restaurant for breakfast and dinner was incredible. Very attentive. The employees want to be at work and it shows. Shuttle service to the city of Amalfi was very convenient and easy. We will not consider staying anywhere else on our next visit!