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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 1107 Reviews
Outstanding food and even better service!
Reviewed 1 day ago

Wow! This place does not disappoint! The food was brilliant and the wait staff were so attentive without being intrusive.

I cannot rate it high enough. The kids loved how the staff lifted the plates at the same time to reveal the dinner - Silver service at its finest!

Awesome location for those with young kids plus exceptional service
Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Unforgettable Honeymoon Stay
Reviewed 5 days ago

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!

Piece of paradise at your reach
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

A Dream Come True
Reviewed 1 week ago

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!