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
We enjoyed 4 nights with our family at the beautiful Palazzo Murat. I can't overemphasize how amazing the location of this hotel is. Its nestled just above the main beaches and within the heart of shopping and dining choices. We had two connecting rooms on the second floor so our children could stretch out with stunning garden views looking up the hillside of magical Positano. We could actually reach out of our window to touch fresh lemons and oranges growing outside! We were constantly amazed how quiet the courtyard and rooms are given the proximity to the main stretch of shopping leading down to Spiaggia Grande. Palazzo Murat really is an oasis in Positano. Housekeeping did a great job with the rooms and the wait staff at the breakfast buffet were fantastic (the breakfast options are extremely varied with something for everyone). Both check in and check out were seamless and took moments. Highly recommended and we can't wait to return!
This magnificent hotel is in a perfect location with stunning grounds. It is situated next to the church and only a short walk down to the sea offering a variety of eateries. On our first night we experienced quite a bit of noise from the floor above but this issue was resolved the following morning and we were very happy with our room change. The restaurant is surrounded by beautiful gardens that are private and well maintained, however our breakfast was average compared to other hotels we stayed at in Italy. The highlight of our stay was our tour in the archaeological museum under the Santa Maria Assunta church which was full of fascinating artefacts.
This location was amazing. A quiet, tranquil space just off the busy streets of positano. You walked across the threshold and found peace and quiet. The service was outstanding, from the free boat ride to the porter who brought our suitcases to the bus stop as well as the helpful front desk ladies who answered all our questions. As for the room, we stayed in a standard room that didn’t have a view, but it didn’t matter. The room was amazing, so clean, great bathroom and there were plenty of common spaces where we could enjoy the view. The poolside service might have been our favorite thing—was the best place to relax. We will definitely be returning with our whole family and we wished we had stayed more nights. Two was not enough!
This hotel is beautifully situated in the middle of busy Positano. We stayed in room 43 which is a deluxe suite that I would compare to a junior suite. It was in the historical building and overlooked the courtyard and garden area. The bathroom is quite large and modern. There is a king bed set back from the living area, and they had set up a twin bed for our adult daughter in that space. This was one of the most beautiful atmospheres that I have ever stayed in. We do not speak Italian but everyone at the hotel was fluent in English, so never an issue. The front desk answered all of our questions regarding the local sights. Walking in off the busy street was like discovering a hidden sanctuary.. We were very pleased with our stay.
The outdoor cafe was a welcome escape from the crowds on the shopping streets. We sat outdoors among lush greenery and there was very relaxing music playing just loud enough to mask the crowd noise beyond the wall. The cocktails were delicious and relatively reasonably priced (10-16 euros) and served with bar snacks.