What We Love
- Living la dolce vita in a dreamy coastal setting that has inspired film directors, artists and musicians for decades
- Sipping cocktails in Murano glasses at one of hotel’s terraces
- Visiting the gothic and baroque churches, cloisters and catacombs in Old Naples, about an hour away
- Unwinding with a citrus-scented massage at the modern in-house spa
What To Know
- Children under the age of six are not admitted
- This is a seasonal hotel that closes from late October until early April
- Inner Courtyard rooms don’t have views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, a major attraction at Le Sirenuse
- WiFi is available throughout the hotel
Le Sirenuse translates roughly as “dwelling of sirens,” a suitable name for one of the world’s most magical hotels. The meticulously decorated 18th-century residence, set high on the crags of the Amalfi Coast, is now run by Carla and Antonio Sersale, the charming and well-connected descendants of patriarch Franco Sersale. Inside, museum-worthy family heirlooms are offset by Moorish elements like domed ceilings and hand-painted ceramics, while each of the elegant guest rooms — all with distinct accents, some with postcard-perfect views of the Tyrrhenian Sea — complement a series of charmingly eclectic common areas that spill out onto open-air terraces surrounded by climbing vines and fragrant flowers, one of which features a pool with beautiful mosaic murals.
All 58 rooms and suites are decorated with a harmonious mix of contemporary and vintage furnishings, some of them valuable antiques. Sea View Rooms are the smallest, at 258 square feet, but they have cozy balconies with lovely panoramas. Marble bathrooms are stocked with Frette towels and robes and luxurious “Eau d’Italie” products, created by the Sersale family specifically for Le Sirenuse.
The hotel’s main restaurant is the Michelin-starred La Sponda, which serves locally sourced Neapolitan cuisine created by chef Gennaro Russo. Fresh shellfish is the calling card at the candlelit Champagne Bar & Grill, while the lemon-tree-scented Pool Bar and Restaurant serves light regional fare at lunchtime. A recent addition, Franco’s Bar, named in honor of Franco Sersale, is the place to go for craft cocktails.
Nestled in the cliffs of southern Italy’s famous Amalfi Coast, Le Sirenuse is just over an hour away from Naples and historic sites like Pompeii. The hotel can arrange transfers from Naples-Capodichino International Airport or from the Naples central train station.
How to Get There
This is by far one of the most special properties I have stayed in. It is, without question, the crown jewel of Positano. The service was unparalleled - the staff practically fall over themselves to help you, no matter how big or small the request. They even remembered our names and room numbers from the very first moment we arrived. They helped us secure reservations to beautiful restaurants all around the vicinity of Positano, offered great little "extras" (such as a sunset cruise - something that would cost several hundred euro if you were to do it on your own), as well as little excursions to nearby areas. And where to even begin with the food? Each bite and sip was amazing. I also must say - the town of Positano is more on the romantic side (i.e. more quiet and not an enormous buzzy scene), so having the hotel as your place to call home definitely enhanced the overall experience. Being able to enjoy a drink on at the Champagne Bar overlooking the Positano hillside was amazing. To point out the obvious: the hotel is definitely a splurge, but regardless of the room category you choose, you will be treated like royalty and have an experience you won't soon forget.
This Hotel is absolutely outstanding from all points of view.
Service is extredibly talented, luxury and absolutely match the highest expectation you can imagine.
The Food and Beverage are simply outstanding with an extreme passion for all the minor details.
Position is simply perfect with a stunning view of Positano.
Rooms are absolutely super furnished.
It is expensive, but it's worth it.
Compliments for this amazing structure, I've been really impressed by this and probably only couple of times I've been shocked like this.
Positano has been on my bucket list for a long time, and I’m so glad we chose this hotel to experience the full Positano experience. Every details of the intimate hotel were impeccable. I particularly appreciate the preservation of the traditional style but not jeopardizing the cleanliness and functionalities.
Upon arrival, we were greeted with friendly and knowledgeable staffs that made you feel so welcomed and warm. The check in was smooth and took a few quick minutes. Our luggages followed very quickly. The staffs were extremely professional and arranged all our traveling activities including restaurant reservations that were so scrumptious.
All the rooms have a balcony with a view to the iconic Santa Maria Church, we were greeted at dawn with the bells from the church, sipping on the complimentary champagne the hotel kindly offered upon arrival, it just doesn’t get any better than this.