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
We stopped here on the advice of friends to have a drink overlooking the ocean. While the setting was amazing pricing of drinks was astronomical. The same drink at our hotel a block over was half the price. Staff was not friendly.
Le Sirenuse Hotel was on my bucket list for a while now. I had been to Positano before but the hotel was closed at the time. We were blessed to have beautiful weather during our stay which made the views even more amazing!! We were very impressed with the quality and attention to detail in every aspect. We hope to return someday in the future.
My wife and I spent 6 nights at Le Sirenuse, Positano, which has to be one of the most picturesque places in Europe. The hotel building is well located and full of interesting historic relics. Breakfast on the terrace was sensational as was the service provided by the restaurant team. The concierge team were incredibly helpful recommending and organising trips in the local area. The superior rooms are very comfortable although storage space was limited. Also, there was quite a lot of noise from the terrace bar as (younger) guests enjoyed pre dinner drinks. The noise disturbed the tranquility of sitting out on the room terrace however this did not detract from our stay which was fantastic in so many ways.