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
clean for a property with so much heritage. There was a nice scent in the room and the staff were all really personable. Concierge gave amazing recommendations and everything was organized perfectly for us. Costly but was a great stay.
Leo and Gennaro made our trip very memorable!! They were incredibly hospitable and attentive and hard working. We went on their boat a couple times and they did everything to make sure we were very happy and comfortable. It was truly and amazing experience with them!
Probably the best set of views in Positano, but we were underwhelmed by the room considering the cost. We went here for our honeymoon and were annoyed to be nickel and dimed by things like the mini bar or holding our luggage. The staff were all amazing and would recommend the restaurant or oyster bar to anyone.
Service is attentive without being intrusive. The tasting menu takes over 2.5 hours to complete even if you eat quickly. The food is exquisite. The ambiance is perfect. “Dress how you want to be addressed” applies here. A must if you’re in Positano.
A beautiful hotel in the heart of Positano.The staff made you feel as if you were the only guest.The only negative was that it did not have it’s own beach.The spa and restaurants were excellent.La Sponda restaurant is Michelin starred and requires advance reservations.