Il San Pietro di Positano
What We Love
- It’s a consistent favorite with Hollywood nobility, including George Clooney and Julia Roberts
- Locally made mozzarella at the lavish breakfast buffet
- The private sandy beach—exceedingly rare on the rocky Amalfi Coast
- Gratis boat rides (from June to September) around the Bay of Positano
What To Know
- Some of the guest bathroom showers have sea views
- This is an exclusively family-run property
- A free Mercedes-Benz shuttle takes guests to Positano’s charming boutiques and cafés
- Dinner at the property’s Michelin-starred Zass is for hotel guests only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Mediterranean marvel on the rocks of Capri, with retro glam trimmings and direct beach access
Old-world elegance, seaside tennis courts, and exquisite bay vistas await guests at this glitzy 48-room villa, resting on a jagged promontory on the Amalfi Coast. Once the not-so-humble 1960s abode of local proprietor Carlo “Carlino” Cinque, the hotel officially opened to guests in 1970. For every thoughtful acknowledgement of the past—frescoes on doors, terra cotta floors, hand-crafted marmalade at breakfast—there are sophisticated modern references like glass-walled guest rooms, millennial-friendly signature drinks, and—get this—an elevator that swiftly takes guests 288 feet below to the property’s private beach, which is lined with a heavenly stretch of limoncello-colored parasols. Though it’s the refurbished restaurant Zass and its newly added chef’s table that’s been drawing the most crowds. Try the 360-degree dining experience, which includes a walk-through of the property’s orchard and foraging the terraced herb gardens for ingredients before entrusting award-winning chef Alois Vanlangenaeker to transform your finds into seasonal dishes like truffle mushroom cappuccino and lemon tagliatelle.
In the Area
With its own bar and solarium, the hotel’s exquisite private beach—a natural cove—makes a strong case for never leaving this Eden-like property. However, the staff can happily arrange a charter for guests who want to get better acquainted with the Gulf of Naples. The tony town of Positano, a wisteria-flanked stretch of boutiques and restaurants, is just a three-minute drive away courtesy of a 24/7 shuttle service. While you’re there, be sure to pop into one of the many boutiques selling high-end linen (the official fabric of Positano) for a fashionable souvenir, as well as Next2, where avant-garde spins on classic Italian dishes like blue lobster fettucine and swordfish carpaccio can be enjoyed on a roomy patio.
How to Get There
Excellent experience during our stay. Perfect example of old world service and attention to detail. The beach was a unique experience for me. I highly recommend this hotel. The attention to detail is unmatched on the Amalfi coast
Wonderful in every single way. Faultless. We cannot wait to return one day! The service, food, drinks, rooms, views, pools, facilities and staff were all amazing. Pool staff especially helpful and we are still dreaming of the Positano Spritz’s! Thanks for a beautiful stay.
I’ve been to amazing hotels all over the world. I do not say this to brag about to give some point of reference. It would be very hard for me to come up with a hotel that was better than this one. The views!!! The staff was very friendly everywhere we went. I was able to have a private tour of their amazing garden. This hotel has an elevator shaft, drilled through at least 40 to 60 feet of the mountain side. The breakfast buffet every morning was amazing. Our room was very comfortable and we got nightly turn down service. The hotel provides a free shuttle into Positano 24 hours a day. I really cannot say enough about this hotel. We have stayed at Le Sirenuse and I would say I prefer this hotel even though it is a 2 to 3 minute car ride outside of the main town. I honestly can’t think of one negative thing to say about this hotel.