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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


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Serene Baroque palace in a beautiful botanical garden setting in the heart of Positano

The Lowdown

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

Palazzo Murat Hotel
Via Dei Mulini 23
Positano, 84017 Italy


5.0 Excellent 1147 Reviews
Reviewed 2 months ago

My family of 4 with kids 15 and turned-13-on-our-stay LOVED Palazzo Murat. We stayed for 4 nights in July. My college-age niece joined us for this leg of our trip. I reserved 2 connecting rooms. The girls had the twin beds in one room; our room had a queen (I think) and a day bed for our son. Our spectacularly clean rooms were at the end of the newer wing. We had a beautiful view of the water and church dome. Our balconies overlooked the garden and pool. The ac chilled the room perfectly. The hotel is located near the bottom of town, so the view of the town above us was post-card like. Rooms were large and beautiful. Each had a fridge and spacious, beautifully tiled bathroom. It was a pleasure to sit on our balcony each morning and evening. Sunsets were unimaginably beautiful. There were some stairs and about a 5-minute walk from the lobby to our rooms. The included complimentary breakfast offered a wide variety in a pretty outdoor courtyard. We had drinks at night at the outdoor bar, which also boasted incredible views. The infinity pool was small- about the size one might have in one’s yard; we were often the only ones in it. There were plenty of loungers, and the pool cafe offered good food and drink. We loved the location. From the hotel, you exit directly into the narrow walkway that leads to the beach. It’s about a 5-minute walk. You’re surrounded by incredible restaurants and shops. Our airport driver dropped us about 5-minutes up the hill, as the hotel is on a pedestrian walkway. Porters took our luggage. All staff members were helpful and professional, making reservations and suggestions, all of which we enjoyed. We’d stay here again and highly recommend it. I believe the drive back to Naples airport was about 45-minutes.

Great hotel
Reviewed 4 months ago

The hotel is well located is you want to be close to the beach. Rooms super clean and with a nice size, well decorated. The staff was very kind and helped with whatever we needed. We stayed in a garden room and the only slight downside was we had some kind of air extractor in the garden so the noise was kind of annoying when sitting in the balcony. Restaurant was very good.

Perfection in comfort and service!
Reviewed 4 months ago

Stayed in 2017 and this hotel did not disappoint. You get exactly what is advertised on their website. Would recommend without hesitation. We plan on returning again to Positano and staying at the Palazzo Murat.

Italian holiday
Reviewed 4 months ago

My wife and I stayed at the hotel for three nights last week and had a wonderful time. Great location, courteous staff and lovely buffet breakfast in the garden. We had a suite and it was very large, spotless bathroom was new with double sinks and showers. Lovely partial view of the ocean, only obstruction were garden palm trees and the dome of the church. Would highly recommend.

One of the best Hotels in Amalfi Coast
Reviewed 4 months ago

I take a group of Americans every year to a different region in Italy, France and Switzerland. We stay for eight nights and enjoy visiting, dining, shopping and wine drinking in the surrounding area. This year's trip ranks well above any other places, we have visited, thanks to the unbelievable beauty, location and the superb staff of the GREAT HOTEL PALAZZO MURAT.
This Hotel is a Grand Jewel and anybody visiting Positano MUST experience this great
Palace (to me it is a CASTELLO!!!!), not only for accommodations, but the personnel in the fantastic restaurant, serving you daily a breathtaking breakfast. We had two group dinners and one with only six people (out of 15). This Restaurant is just unbelievable in Service and Food quality. Good job!!!!
We thank you for making this trip a memory to last a Life
Adriano Moscatelli