Palazzo Murat Hotel
What We Love
- The showpiece courtyard, often the setting for cultural events, art exhibitions and concerts
- The rare plants and tranquil ambience of “Donna Carmelo’s Garden"
- Candlelit dinners in the alfresco restaurant, Al Palazzo
- The décor, which marries antique Mediterranean charm with modern amenities
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Room service is limited during certain hours
- The hotel often hosts weddings
- Parking is around $33 per day
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built in 1808 as the summer residence of Gioacchino Murat — Napoleon’s brother-in-law and King of Naples — the hotel’s posh pedigree was enhanced further by the subsequent owners, the Attanasio family, whose matriarch Carmela created the spectacular gardens in which the palace is now set. The 31 rooms are fashioned in traditional Positano style, with terra-cotta tiled floors, plasterwork scrolls and hand-painted headboards. Some rooms look onto the gardens while others have sea views. Linger in the courtyard or restaurant, both shaded and scented by the resident citrus trees.
In the Area
Walk off all that delicious Italian fare with a trek along Il Sentiero degli Dei (“God’s Highway”), a panoramic path above the Amalfi Coast that links the hilltop town of Agerola with Nocelle, on the slopes of Monte Peruso. (The hotel can help arrange tours.) Admire the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, with its opulent interiors and prime position overlooking the sea, then head to the beach itself for spaghetti vongole at Chez Black, one of Danny de Vito’s favorites.
How to Get There
Everything about this hotel is 5 stars!! Before we even got there, the staff helped us with drivers and tours. They responded promptly to any questions we had. While there, we could not have asked for anything more. Our room had a balcony that gave us a view of the church and water, but privacy. We ate at the hotel twice because our server, Luigi, was great and provided just a great experience(plus the food was delicious!). Cocktails in the courtyard provide a really lovely time. The location was great (there are a lot of steps/inclines in Positano)...it was close enough to the beach and boat launches without being in the main hubbub. I had a massage that was amazing!!! The size of the room was great (by European standards) and the staff seemed to always anticipate what we needed. I would go back there in a second.
Spent four terrific days at this excellent hotel. The location is very central and is an oasis inside the busy walkways of Positano. The courtyard is a wonderful place to to just sit, to eat breakfast, or to have a drink in the afternoon or evening. The service is excellent and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend!! A few particulars. We visited September 27 - October 1. Temps were in high seventies low 80s each day. Beautiful sunny days! We took ferries from Naples to Sorrento to Positano. I highly recommend over bus or car travel. Make dinner reservations! Have comfortable shoes.
This hotel was one of the highlights of our 4 week stay in Italy. It’s location is truly superb. You wouldn’t know it was even there walking down the main walkway in Positano. Behind the gates is an oasis of serenity and beautiful gardens which include all sorts of fruit trees, vegetable plants and herbs. The view of from our room overlooked these gorgeous gardens and the magical vertiginous Positano. Our room was beautifully fitted out and was the right size for our 5 night stay. All of the staff were so obliging and lovely to deal with. The courtyard for breakfast and pre dinner drink is a gorgeous area to dine in, as is the restaurant. We would love to return one day but so many other places in the world to visit.