Le Sirenuse

Positano’s colorful cliffside retreat

Its cherry-red façade bright among the cliffs, Le Sirenuse is one of the most luxurious places to stay along the Amalfi Coast. It originally was built as a private summer home for the Sersale family, and the property was converted into a boutique hotel shortly after World War II, opening its doors to the public in 1951.

Starting with only eight guest rooms, the hotel has since expanded with the acquisition of two neighboring properties. Almost 60 years later, Le Sirenuse now consists of 58 accommodations, four high-end bars and restaurants, an outdoor pool and a stylish spa. But even though it has gained popularity as the place to stay in Positano, Le Sirenuse still prides itself on being family run and making every guest feel at home.

In addition to the stunning views and elegant décor, Le Sirenuse boasts a coveted location. It sits high on Positano hill and is right in the middle of the bustling historic town.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Enjoy complimentary boat rides on the hotel’s own schooner, the Sant’Antonio.
  • One of the main attractions of the Positano hotel is its outdoor pool. Take in the aroma of lemon trees as you soak up the sun in a lounge chair facing incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Designed by Italian architect Gae Aulenti, Le Sirenuse Spa is as sleek as it is Zen with modern interiors decked out in teak, white marble and stainless steel. Don't miss a locally inspired service like the Le Sirenuse Signature Massage that incorporates the coast’s famous lemons into a citrus-scented aromatherapy treatment.
  • Le Sirenuse's signature style is the work of one of its founders, Franco Sersale. He is responsible for renovating the pool deck and incorporating the many antiques that are seen around the property today.
  • Aldo’s Cocktail Bar has some of the best panoramas of Positano. Snag a seat on the terrace to sip champagne and sup fresh oysters while admiring a Mediterranean sunset.

Things to Know

  • The boutique hotel is toward the top of the hill in Positano. Those arriving by boat should take advantage of the porter service offered at the pier to carry any large bags up the many stairs — Le Sirenuse will pay the porters for you and add the total to your final bill.
  • Le Sirenuse's location makes it easy to travel to other areas of the Amalfi Coast. There are direct ferries that run to both Amalfi and Capri, and other neighboring towns are also accessible by bus or private charter.
  • The seasonal hotel closes for the winter. If you want to book a stay, availability is between mid-April and October.
  • Guests are often welcomed to their rooms with a complimentary bottle of champagne.

The Rooms

  • Quirky local touches found in each of the 58 rooms include colorful tiles handmade in the Amalfi Coast and unique art and antiques from the owners’ private collections. A gold key in the shape of a mermaid unlocks each picturesque accommodation.
  • Marble bathrooms include a shower (side sprayers[1]make these fixtures feel spa-like) and a soaking tub stocked with exclusive Eau d’italie products produced especially for Le Sirenuse.
  • All accommodations (except Inner Courtyard rooms) have private balconies or terraces facing either the pool, Positano or the sparkling Mediterranean. All suites feature sea vistas, but you’ll want to book a One- or Two-Bedroom Suite Sea View to enjoy a dip in a whirlpool tub overlooking the water.

The Restaurants

  • Each of Le Sirenuse's four bars and restaurants afford breathtaking views of Positano and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Every morning, the boutique hotel puts out a complimentary breakfast buffet at La Sponda restaurant. Sip espresso and nibble on fresh pastries while gazing at the church of Santa Maria Assunta backed by the shining sea.
  • La Sponda enchants with ivy-lined walls, candle light and a romantic ambiance. Indulge in chef Gennaro Russo's seasonally inspired seafood and pasta creations.
  • The latest addition to the Positano hotel, the intimate alfresco Franco’s Bar shakes up libations as the sun sets over the sea. The menu pays homage to classic cocktail culture, serving up favorites like Aperol spritzes, French 75s and dry martinis.

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Getting There
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30 Positano, 84017 Italy
NAP (1 hr 5 min-1 hr 15 min)   QSR (1 hr 25 min-1 hr 30 min)  
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