Great location for touring the Amalfi Coast—the town itself Don’t want to climb the stairs up from the beach? Not to worry, there’s a glass elevator
The hotel’s been family-run since it opened in 1904
Taking a dip in the heated saltwater pool on days when it’s too windy for the ocean
Lunching on freshly grilled fish and spectacular pizza at the Al Mare restaurant overlooking the beach
What To Know
Ask for a room with a sea-facing view, rather than a side view
The pool is closed in winter months
Naples airport is a 90-minute drive away
Parking on site
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Elegant, cliffside hotel on the Amalfi coast, with stunning sea views, a private beach club, and service that goes above and beyond
Summering on the Amalfi coast? We don’t blame you, not when accommodations mean a stay at Hotel Santa Caterina. Once a humble guesthouse, this place has evolved over the last century into one of the area’s most delightful hotels. Though its cliffside perch affords spectacular views of the sparkling sea and the coastline, the property itself is nothing to sniff at. Small gardens, rocky terraces, and groves of lemon trees are everywhere you turn, while the simple but comfortable rooms are cool, Mediterranean-style retreats from the summer sun. Their tiled floors, vaulted ceilings and occasional antique are elegant, and with the blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea visible through the windows, the entire effect is supremely relaxing. Summer is the high season here—the pool and beach bar are closed October through April—but an off-season visit would be the perfect opportunity for a true retreat. Just you, the view, and an occasional wood-fired pizza.
In the Area
The hotel has a prime spot close to the center of Amalfi, and while many guests while away their days at the beach, the hotel offers free daily shuttles to town. The historic center is chockablock with gorgeous buildings that house museums along with a 9th-century cathedral that’s stunning inside and out. It’s also easy to make day trips to Ravello, Positano, Pompeii, Sorrento, and Capri. Exploring the hidden caves, little inlets, and deserted beaches of the Amalfi coast is a must; ask the concierge to help you rent a private boat to take you around for the day. If you’re craving big city life, Naples is less than two hours by car.
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How to Get There
Flights are available to Naples Capodichino International Airport (NAP) and Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Transfers to/from NAP (about 60 miles away) are approximately $172 for up to 3 people, including luggage, each way, or $218 for up to 6 people, including luggage, each way, and can be arranged through the property. Taxis to/from NAP are approximately $218, each way. Transfers to/from FCO (about 260 miles away) are approximately $652 for up to 3 people, including luggage, each way, or $724 for up to 6 people, including luggage, each way, and can be arranged through the property.