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
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It took us 8 years to get back but we finally did it. Although a bit difficult to get to as traffic is getting terrible due to all the cruise ship visitors, it is worth it. This is one of my favorite hotels and places in the world. It is hard to pinpoint what makes this hotel special but the vibe is fabulous. One feels like something out of a movie when you stay here. We did book through Amex Platinum FHR but did not receive a room upgrade as the hotel was full. Our room did not have a view but was a lovely, albeit not very large room but perfectly adequate for our 2 night stay. If you want a room with a view, book a room with a view. If you are staying here book the sunset cocktail cruise and the lunch to Nerano ahead of time as the boat only holds about 8 people. Our sunset cruise was cancelled due to weather (quite understandably as it was overcast) but our boat trip to Nerano (with a stop for a swim on the way) was beautiful. A lovely way to see the coast. Breakfast is always perfect. From the fresh fruit and fresh squeezed juices and fresh made pastries to the made to order egg dishes and followed up with a cappuccino, what more could one ask for. I don't know which is better the view, or the perfectly attentive waiters. Took a complimentary class in the spa/gym. Take an hour and sit at the pool and you will feel all the worlds problems slip away. Shop in the hotel's store across the way and pick up something to always remind you of your sublime trip to Positano and the Le Sirenuse.
Le Sirenuse is true perfection. The entire staff from concierge, house keeping, waiters, pool or boat are all happy, friendly and go above and beyond to ensure your stay is memorable and truly unforgettable. Special mention must go to Agatha, Pepe, Genario, Giovanni and Luigi. The hotel is superbly maintained and there are no words to describe its total and utter beauty. I couldn’t recommend this hotel more highly and it is definitely at least a once in a lifetime place to stay. I just hope I am able to return at some point. It is truly 5 star absolute heaven.
While Instagram worthy at every angle, the hotel is really overpriced. At about 1000 euros a night, we kind of expected to be blown away. Instead service was mediocre (a bit cold), room is rather small with just the basics (though with a jacuzzi). Of note are the boat excursions - which you should book in advance - we did the trip to nerano which was fun. All in, hotel is OK but not worth it for the rather hefty price tag. Suggest staying elsewhere and popping over for a meal/drink instead, or even just pop in to take a photo from the lobby area
We stayed at Le Sirenuse in July 2018 for part of our two week Italian honeymoon. The three nights we were in Positano were our FAVORITE. From the breathtaking views to the overly accommodating staff, from the fun boat excursions to the giant and delicious breakfasts, Le Sirenuse went above and beyond our expectations. It was romantic, relaxing and perfect. We've already started planning our one year anniversary trip back to visit our favorite hotel. Cannot wait to see you again soon! Ti vogliamo bene!