Hotel Santa Caterina

Amalfi Coast elegance with a secluded setting

With a coveted cliffside perch overlooking the Amalfi Coast’s picturesque harbor, Hotel Santa Caterina balances a convenient location near the historic town center with a secluded seaside setting. Housed within a late-19th-century liberty-style (Italy’s equivalent to art nouveau) estate sprawling down the rocky cliffside to the sea, the property affords picturesque views of lush gardens and azure waters, whether you’re relaxing on the elegant wisteria-covered terrace or lounging on a private balcony.

One of the only luxury hotels in the area with direct ocean access, Hotel Santa Caterina has a private Beach Club — among its finest perks. Elevators carved into the cliff make it easy to reach the venue’s heated saltwater pool, solarium, fitness center, restaurant and bar. Take your relaxation to the next level with a visit to the spa for treatments inspired by the coast’s natural citrus scents.

Hotel Santa Caterina is a regal retreat for savoring the glamour of the Amalfi Coast.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Hotel Santa Caterina’s location less than a mile from the center of Amalfi provides a quiet setting with superb views overlooking the historic town.
  • Carved into the rocky shore, Beach Club provides plenty of ways to soak up some rays with direct ocean access, sea-level sunbathing on the private solarium and a heated salt-water pool.
  • Since it was founded in 1880, the boutique hotel has been looked after by generations of the Gambardella family, who have created a blend of luxury with an atmosphere dedicated to personalized service and care.
  • Enhance your relaxation at the spa with a selection of locally inspired face and body treatments. Try the Amalfi Gold Lemon Massage that utilizes the healing and toning properties of the region’s iconic fruit to leave you feeling rejuvenated.
  • Relax in the lush citrus gardens. Meander down the cliffside to find picture-perfect seating areas to take in sea vistas.

Things to Know

  • Make the most of your stellar surroundings by splurging on a sea-view room. Ask for Front Sea View accommodations for the best vistas.
  • Hotel Santa Caterina is open seasonally from early April through October.
  • Two elevators carved into the cliff make it easy to reach the Beach Club, fitness center and outdoor Restaurant Al Mare. Or enjoy the scenic walk on a pathway that leads through terraced gardens to the sea level.
  • The center of Amalfi and its harbor are about a 15-minute walk from the luxury hotel, or you can opt to take the property’s convenient shuttle.

The Rooms

  • Classic Italian and Amalfi Coast touches (like majolica tiles handcrafted in Vietri sul Mare) conjure a warm ambiance in Hotel Santa Caterina’s uniquely decorated 66 rooms and suites. The property’s 19th-century liberty-style main building is home to 36 rooms that vary from partial to full sea-view options.
  • Also in the main building, 13 larger and light-filled suites offer luxurious surroundings complete with hand-painted majolica floors, elegant wood furnishings, spacious bathrooms and excellent sea panoramas.
  • Located nearby, the hotel’s Villa Santa Caterina hosts 17 luxury accommodations, including beautiful honeymoon and gardens suites.
  • For those looking for some romance, Giulietta & Romeo Chalet is a two-level residence with a secluded garden setting and private heated infinity pool overlooking the Amalfi coastline.

The Restaurants

  • The Amalfi hotel’s Glicine Restaurant is helmed by talented chef Giuseppe Stanzione, who has crafted a menu of traditional recipes fused with his creative touch. Expect beautifully presented plates of locally influenced fare like bavette pasta with seaweed, clams and Amalfi lemons.
  • Set on a terrace overlooking the sea and the hotel’s Beach Club, Restaurant Al Mare has an informal, but no less picturesque setting for lunch and dinner. Try pizzas cooked in a traditional wood-fire oven or the flame-grilled catch of the day.
  • With its wisteria-covered terrace and arresting view of Amalfi, La Terrazza Bar is a fine choice for drinks any time of day.
  • After dinner with lights shimmering on the water, Il Grottino Bar is a dreamy seaside spot for a nightcap.

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Getting There
S.S. Amalfitana, 9 Salerno, Amalfi, Italy
NAP (1 hr 15 min-1 hr 25 min)   QSR (1 hr 10 min)  
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