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Picturesque Positano is an ever-popular spot, and it’s easy to see why. With its stunning scenery and relaxed atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to switch off and recharge. And it doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a fun family vacation because you’ll find activities and hotels to suit all tastes in this charming, must-visit Italian village. Read on to discover all of the best hotels in Positano.
You’ll find HVF Villa Franca Positano perfectly situated on a hill between craggy cliff tops and the glinting Mediterranean Sea. Almost all of the rooms here boast views of one or the other, with five-star-worthy amenities that’ll have you re-booking a trip back next year before you’ve even checked out. Spend your days here dining on the restaurant terrace, sipping a cocktail by the rooftop pool, getting pampered in the Wellness Area, or exploring all of the most exclusive things to do on the Amalfi Coast. With a range of rooms, studios, and terraces, it’s got space for groups of all sizes.
Hotel Covo dei Saraceni is widely regarded as one of the best luxury hotels on the Amalfi Coast and books up quickly in advance. This premium spot dazzles with its Italian charm, which comes in the form of stylish bedrooms and beautiful views. Among the most exclusive hotels on the Amalfi coast, this family-run hotel sits directly on the sea at the Spiaggia Grande. You’ll find multiple restaurants, a beautiful pool overlooking the ocean, homemade gelato to keep your sweet tooth at bay, and plenty of parasols and sun loungers to keep you company while you’re soaking up the sunshine.
Hotel Le Agavi is only a five-minute drive from the center of Positano, which means you’re well-located to feast upon all of the delicious restaurants nearby while staying here. Although the hotel itself comes with a few tasty options, too. Renowned for its excellent service, picture-perfect views, sophisticated style, and star-studded cuisine, Hotel Le Agavi is a romantic Italian resort with all the trimmings. The coolest part? It’s also home to a free private beach, reachable by lift, if you’re looking to get your tanning on without having to wander down to a public beach.
Il San Pietro di Positano takes the definition of ultra-luxurious to a whole new level. This charming hotel is one of the finest in Positano and that’s something you’ll realize before you’ve even seen your bedroom. With a private beach, an impressive fitness center, and a Michelin-starred restaurant, there’s everything you need at this hotel for the trip of a lifetime. Inside each elegantly furnished room, you’ll find a terrace, sea views, bathrobes, slippers, and retro glamour vibes. All the gourmet dishes served at the restaurant use locally sourced ingredients, too.
The friendly atmosphere you’ll soak up at Hotel Savoia comes mostly from the fact that this family-run hotel has kept things consistent for three generations. A place where you’ll immediately feel at home, it fuses vacation vibes with a family-esque appeal that ensures you’ll feel like old friends with the owners by the time you leave. Perched on a hill, you’re blessed with gorgeous views of the ocean down below. It’s just a 10-minute walk to feel the sand on your toes. At the hotel itself, you’ll find a spacious and airy restaurant serving up home-cooked food.
Hotel Villa Gabrisa almost looks more Greek than Italian, with its white-washed walls and azure waters down below. But its Mediterranean charm becomes apparent as soon as you’ve settled into this four-star hotel, which never takes long. Formerly an ancient villa owned by the Rispoli family, Hotel Villa Gabrisa is located in a beautiful residential area in the historic center of Positano with unforgettable sea views. The decor of the common areas and bedrooms honors the property’s architectural roots with antiques and Old World artwork. This boutique hotel has 12 rooms in total, which means personalized service unlike anywhere else.
Hotel Montemare is laidback and ever so friendly, with a welcoming atmosphere that’ll have you wishing you could stay an extra few nights. This four-star hotel is centrally located for all kinds of excursions, no matter whether you’re looking to spend your time in Positano lying on the beach or exploring all of the local sights in this fairy tale European town. With its elegant terraces and distinctly Italian designs, this is a hotel that goes all out to ensure its success. The food here comes courtesy of its family traditions, sourced locally and served up in a restaurant overlooking Positano Bay.
As its name suggests, Palazzo Margherita sits in a 19th-century palace overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea – it’s literally built for royalty. This five-star hotel is a place you’ll never forget, blending together its traditional and historic roots with modern touches in every direction. Palazzo Margherita is home to a handful of refined apartments with sea-view terraces or balconies, which means you’ll be able to wake up to that fresh Italian sunshine each morning. A great starting base to explore the other towns of the Amalfi Coast, Palazzo Margherita’s rooms also come with cooking facilities if you’re hoping to see a lot on a budget.
Hotel Punta Regina is rustic yet sophisticated. Airy, spacious bedrooms come with huge windows and balcony doors that can be thrown open to reveal the azure waters just in front. A place that seems to perpetually enjoy blazing sunshine, it’s relaxed and tranquil and a wonderful spot for all kinds of vacations in this dream destination. As well as its infinity pool overlooking the sea, you’ll find a large terrace ideal for enjoying the hotel’s freshly baked bread and cheese platters served up each morning. Dig into the local pastries and fresh selection of fruit and you’ll struggle to think of a better start to the day.
Hotel Poseidon makes good use of its name with plenty of sea-themed colors and styles throughout its beautiful setting. Set in the heart of Positano, this is a four-star hotel that really deserves an official five-star status. Once a beautiful Mediterranean villa in the center of the city, Hotel Poseidon is now a boutique hotel with a warm and friendly atmosphere to match. Wander through this hotel’s grounds to find the gorgeous swimming pool and also the impressive wellness area, with its own Turkish bath excavated in the rocks. A restaurant and bar set high on the hills ensures you will finish each day with stunning views.
What’s better than a hotel in Positano with an infinity pool overlooking the Tyrrhenian sea? A hotel in Positano with two infinity pools! It’s hard not to feel a little spoiled for choice when you check into Villa Fiorentino, as this hotel goes above and beyond with everything you need for an incredible stay. Rooms, suites, and apartments come decked out with beautiful furnishings and soft, sumptuous beds. The suites also have an extra perk – their own swimming pool with a hot tub. Located in one of the most scenic areas of Positano and the Amalfi Coast, this beautiful hotel has it all.
There’s no doubt about it, Hotel Palazzo Murat is stunningly beautiful. The delicate decor of this hotel comes in the form of curved doorways, unique artwork, curlicued chairs on the shaded terrace, and an overall air of serenity. This picturesque spot is one for photographers or anyone who appreciates a good photo opportunity. A refined noble 19th-century palace with a panoramic pool and a restaurant ensures you’ll have everything you need within easy reach. It’s surrounded by landscaped gardens and enjoys panoramic views of the village down below. It’s also only 250 meters away from the beach.
Le Sirenuse is all about laid-back vibes, with pastel tones throughout its five-star resort and the gentle lapping of the ocean waves in the backdrop. This prestigious hotel sits on an elegant hillside building overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, has some of the most stunning hotel room views in the world, and has an adults-only status, ensuring pure relaxation. Here, dig into dinner at either the oyster bar or the Michelin-starred restaurant. When you’re looking to chill out, venture over to the swimming pool, hammam, and fitness center. With its white-themed decor and full views of the Mediterranean Sea, it’s easy to switch off while staying here.
Hotel Posa Posa keeps things traditional with its decor, which means terracotta-toned and arched doorways with vintage hints throughout. This four-star hotel is a winning choice for anyone looking to explore the authentic side of Positano and is set right in the heart of the area. Set on the mountainside descending to the sea, rooms and suites come with four poster beds, hand-painted tiling, and Mediterranean colors. A 10-minute walk downhill will take you to the beach, passing boutiques and panoramic pavement cafes along the way – it couldn’t really be in a better location.