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
This hotel is so worthy of its 4.8 rating. The location is unbeatable, an easy 5min walk to Spiaggia Grande. Friendly service, nothing is a problem. Rooms are immaculate. Lovely garden restaurant for breakfast. So sad to leave this beautiful place.
My husband and I stayed here for four nights during our honeymoon in Italy. We fell in love with Positano and we absolutely loved our stay at Hotel Palazzo Murat. One of the oldest hotels in the city, we love the old world charm with the modern upgrades. We had a beautiful room with a balcony overlooking the beautiful scenery. We had delicious food at the hotel's restaurant from the buffet breakfast to the Michelin star dinner. The staff was very helpful and accomodating. We also enjoyed our time relaxing by the hotel's pool and in the bar area for pre-dinner drinks and snacks. The location was really convenient to the beach, restaurants and shops. We would highly recommend this hotel and hope to come back some day!
Stopped only for cappucino and desert, which was really Michelin-like delicious. Garden and exterior breathtaking, quiet and classy. Love this little hidden paradise, would die to afford to be a hotel host.
Everything you dream of in a hotel: immaculate rooms with lovely views, a nice restaurant, beautiful pool and gardens, and helpful staff. The location about halfway up the hill is, to me, ideal. Don't miss the free boat ride that they offer as well. Staying here was everything I hoped it would be!
We stayed here from 7/1/18 to 7/7. We were in town for a wedding, and chose this hotel. We stayed in room 5, which had a king sized bed, a couch with a pull out, a table, 3 very comfortable chairs and more space than I would ever need in a hotel room. The room had 2 balconies, one with a view of the ocean and church, the other with a view of Positano that is the million dollar view in my opinion.
Upon check in we were given a glass of lemonade, then a plate of fresh fruit was delivered to our room. A welcome treat after the 4 hour ride to get to the hotel from Rome. Everyone working in the hotel is focused on service and making the guests happy, and they are good at it. The room included breakfast, we were warmly greeted each morning by the gentleman in charge who took our coffee order and made sure everything was in order. Breakfast was good, buffet style, with scrambled eggs, pastries, fresh made breads, fruit, Italian style cold cuts and fresh cheese. I didn't go hungry at breakfast time. We did not try the restaurant due to some of the reviews and some dietary requirements for some in our party, but it looked good and always had many people, were it not for the dietary issues I would have tried it and I bet it would have great. Positano is not a place for people who are not mobile and I didn't see an elevator in the hotel. Our room was on the third floor, but honestly the stairs allowed me to eat more of that great Italian food. If and when I get back to Positano, this is the hotel I will be staying at again, no doubt in my mind, great place, great people.