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
Le Sirenuse is a highly refined and elegant boutique hotel. The architecture, art work, and magnificent views of the Mediterranean and Positano make you feel like you are in a 1950s movie of the Amalfi Coast. Sitting outside in the evening looking at the sea and the lights across the town is beautiful. The hotel is immaculate and the staff superb!
The great thing about the hotel is the dining and activities it offers. You definitely get more at this hotel than you do at other luxury hotels (at no or minimal charge). We thought we would be spending most of our 3 full days in town but we spent 80% of our time at the hotel. Breakfast was a feast! Don't miss dinner which was a culinary delight at La Sponda. And definitely do the boat trips!!!! Each is a different experience - Nirano, the morning excursion on the Sant'Antonio (don't forget your bathing suit for a quick dip), and the stunning sunset cruise with champagne. Each will take anywhere from 2-5 hours. This was an R&R vaca but we did do the hike to Nocelle for the gorgeous views.
Thanks again to management and staff for such a great stay!
Positano was our 3rd stop on our 2 week vacation to Italy, and it was nothing short of spectacular. We also visited Amalfi and Capri, which are both gorgeous, but staying in Positano was the right call. Sirenuse is about 1/2 way up the side of the “mountain” in Postiano, so there is a fair amount of walking to get up and down to the touristy areas near the beach and docks. But, there are walkways and stairs that cut through areas which make the walk down pretty quick.
There are some nice restaurants within walking distance (e.g., Max) and the hotel’s own restaurants, but you’re probably taking a taxi to most of the others, unless you’re walking down to the beach area.
On to the hotel - the service, the smiles, the views, etc. are 5 star. Everyone is super nice, helpful and accommodating from the front desk to those cleaning the rooms. I wish we could achieve this type of service in most high end US hotels.
The rooms are unique and, if you can afford it, get one with a balcony overlooking the bay. You will never get tired of the views. We even had room service one night after a long day on the water, and having it on our balcony was like having a private dinner alone with the best views in town.
The spa is also extremely nice and the pool area is gorgeous. It looks just like the pictures. Just go here. We will definitely be back. Only tip is to avoid Room 91. It is large, has a huge bathroom and a great balcony, but there is a bar directly (and I mean directly) overhead which thumped us from noon until midnight every day. The front desk was able to get them to turn down the music one night, which helped.
We love a nice bar with music, but when it is about 12 inches above your bed it’s no acceptable. Other than that, this place is amazing.
The hotel is absolutely super in every way- very friendly service, a manager that goes out of his way to greet you every day, the wonderful beach club, free chocolates in room, free yoga every morning, free shuttle on demand, and just the best patio in all of Positano!
We loved every minute of our stay. The dinner in the restaurant and the free breakfast were great. The patio with your own private views of Positano is to die for. Yes, the rooms are a bit dated but the rest of the stuff more than makes up for it.
We were in room 54 and it had the most incredible views.
Loved our stay thanks to the staff and the manager at the hotel.