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
Phew, what should I say..
From the moment you arrive you can see that you just landed in fantasy land with those beautiful stairs down to access the elevator to get on the terrace.
This is a pure classy, elegant, charming, romantic property with stunning views and extensive drink list and very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
We did not stay in this hotel but I assure i will go back there one day to stay in this magical place, however we did enjoy a drink on the terrace before heading for dinner in Zass restaurant.
The food, the setting and service it was magnificent .
This place will always hold a special place on my heart for me and my partner.
Grazie mille a Roberto Fusco e tutto il suo team per una serata fantastica.
Saluti Claudio e Rosa
There are lots of great hotels, but few understand REAL quality service. This hotel is the exception. We arrived for lunch and a friend had traversed the hundreds of stairs from the water's edge and arrived sweating profusely. Within minutes the staff produced a crisp white shirt to borrow. He handed them his sweaty shirt and by the end of an outstanding lunch, they delivered back his fully laundered and pressed shirt. Now that's what I call service! The setting is spectacular too.
We had a signature room, staled there for 8 nights. The room was very spacious, very clean and lots of light in the room. Personnel was very good, friendly and fast. Very fast and good room service. Nice spacious pool area.
Room recommendation: room number 61 - we didn't stay there but we had a look at the room.
Free shuttle service to Positano (5 minutes if there is no traffic) and close by restaurants.
Very good view !
SPA - the rooms are very small but ok, no special atmosphere but very good therapists.
Fitness - very nice fitness area with outside facilities as well.
Breakfast - selection could be wider but sufficient
They could be a little bit more flexible with check out times and they were a little bit stiff with allocating extra table on the terrace when the few tables were occupied ... they gave it up on our last day and offered more tables ... not understandable esp as there are no big distances, the extra tables are usually only offered at dinner time but they are right next to the small breakfast terrace ..