Santa Caterina: historic luxury hotel in Amalfi, Italy

Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi has been enchanting guests since 1880 with its lush gardens, fruit orchards and olive groves, and breathtaking views over the Mediterranean.

Hotel Santa Caterina Amalfi Italy

The luxury hotel is perched on a cliff off the Amalfi Drive, and guests use elevators carved into the rock to reach the sea water swimming pool, sun deck and private beach platform at the water’s edge. There is a small restaurant called Al Mare by the water, if you are too hungry and too lazy to go into town for lunch. There is also a more formal restaurant in the main hotel building. The hotel has 66 guestrooms and suites decorated in a cheerful, traditional southern Italian style of bright colors and tile. Rates per night for a double room start at 240 EUR (low season) and 335 EUR (high season).

Unlike other hotels in the area, the Santa Caterina is still in the hands of the same family that built it in the late 1800s. They have modernized and upgraded the facilities, but it is still very much a local Amalfi holiday destination. It is also a favorite for weddings and couples on a honeymoon.

Hotel Santa Caterina
S.S. Amalfitana, 9
Amalfi, Italy
+39 089 871012

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