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.
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I genuinely believe Le sirenuse has the best view of positano. The rooms are clean with magical views of the town and the service was amazing. I am definitely coming back. I would recommend spending 2/3 days here.
If you can swing it cost wise to stay here, DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was a bucket list hotel stay for me and luckily I married a guy who made sure we got to go.
I have stayed all over the world and this hotel delivered on every aspect of what I have read and researched about it! If you have ever been to Positano, you know this is THE HOTEL!!!!!!!!!
To stay here at the height of the season, another plus!
I thought I died and went to heaven when we checked into our room. Divine views, real five star service, luxury too complex to put into a paragraph.
Waking up in our ocean front room with terrace was like living inside a movie set.
I truly believe the staff here has been taught to NEVER say no to any guest. Because they never said no to anything I asked. The staff, I'm talking the ENTIRE staff work like a fine oiled machine. I was lucky enough to stay three nights here and I am already plotting and scheming to book my next stay.
The grandeur of this stately hotel is quintessential Positano. Our room was divine, the decor is so tasteful and well done - nothing could compare.
The Champagne bar is something you gotta see to believe!
La Sponda restaurant is one of the best meals we had in Positano (Max's around the corner is my favorite). The breakfast served every morning on the veranda restaurant was a wonderful start to our day. But the pool! The pool is one of the sexiest pool vibes of any hotel pool bar i've visited. It's a real couple thing if you know what I mean. It's mostly couples and lounging at that pool with my man is some of the best memories I will treasure from this trip. Ladies, wear the goods: the best pool sandals and pool ensembles you can find! splurge!
We will definitely be back because once you stay here, others could never take its place!!
For those of you who appreciate walking, and walking up and down stairs in particular, Le Sirenuse is a concealed gem, insulated from less hearty folk. An absolutely wonderful structure, hanging on a mountainside, awaits your sturdy legs and clean lungs. The rooms are consistently clean and well appointed, but some have little porches, which are a nice feature. The breakfast room is entwined with flowering vines, and painted flowering vines. I'd go back, before my knees give out. (I was there at age 60, and had no trouble.)
My husband and I stayed here for two nights in May. We expected a beautiful place, great service and relaxation - and that is exactly what we experienced. We have found that some 5 star hotels don’t always live up to their hype - Le Sirenuse absolutely did. Our favorite moments were sitting on the balcony soaking in the view, sitting by the pool, ordering delicious room service for dinner al fresco upon arriving after 20 hours of traveling, and the free breakfast delivery (hot chocolate - best ever). We recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing, romantic stay.
We have been wanting to stay at Le Sirenuse for several years and finally made it! The hotel is beautiful and the location is very convenient to walk into town or to the beach area. That was the main reason that we chose it over Il San Di Pietro. The outstanding service and attention to detail of the staff is what makes this hotel special and truly five star. They know your name and are always there to help you. For example, one day we came in hot and sweaty from a long walk and they gave us cold water and cold towels! They bring around cool towels at the pool and also complimentary ice cream. They arranged tours and meals for us and were always accommodating. We also took advantage of the complimentary sunset cruise which was very enjoyable and relaxing. We especially appreciated Pepe, Christian, and Eduardo, who were so friendly and helpful. The only minor negative is that on the first day we arrived, there were no sun beds available to sit out by the pool. While we understand that the pool area is small and there is limited space, we still feel that we should be able to relax by the pool when we want. We were also unhappy with the very small and expensive portions at the Champagne and Oyster Bar, but that was in a separate review. It is truly a five star experience and we hope to return soon!