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The Amalfi Coast is a dream destination in itself and so are the hotels. The options of luxury accommodations here are many and so are the small and personal boutique hotels Amalfi Coast. The prices are reflecting the popularity of this romantic coast, but if you are an early bird you can find some really good ones!  Have a look at some of my favorite boutique hotels Amalfi Coast below, including the best hotels in Positano.

Read all about our Amalfi Coast road trip in my Amalfi Coast Travel Guide and my Travel Stories about Positano, Amalfi & Ravello!

The Magic Amalfi Coast – Here Positano Small Beach
The Magic Amalfi Coast – Here Positano Small Beach

The Best Hotels in Positano

The amalgam of colors in Positano will remain in my heart forever, and so will the best hotels in Positano. My expectations were sky-high, and they were still exceeded – no less because of  the great options of boutique hotels Amalfi Coast!

Positano

Villa Flavio Gioia – An Oasis with a View

Our first nights we spend in the middle of the Positano, just a couple of steps from the busy beach. This spacious little lodging made us feel like home the minute we entered, and it was clearly one of the best hotels in Positano.  Decorated in white and blue to give the right Mediterranean vibes and with a magic view from our cute little balcony, this quickly became one of our favorite boutique hotels Amalfi Coast. See below for some more details about this little gem!

Overall Review

1. Design & Boutique Feeling: 4

2. Room & Other Facilities: 3

3. Food & Drinks: N/A

4. Service: 4

5. Location 5

The pink Villa Flavio Gioia by night
The pink Villa Flavio Gioia by night

Design & Boutique Feeling

Once a home, this pink gem gives you a true personal feeling of the top boutique hotels Amalfi Coast. Inside, the design is simplistic and Mediterranean mostly in blue and white reflecting the beautiful surrounding with some traditional mosaic elements. The small yard in front of the hotel is a true oasis where you can enjoy the afternoons or why not visit the cute little design boutique, located in the hotel complex.  Hotel Flavio Gioia has wonderfully broad spaces: very cosy and romantic, as you’d expect from one of the best hotels in Positano!

Hotel Flavio Gioia - The cozy yard
The cozy yard

Room & Other Facilities

The rooms and bathrooms are spacious but modern, an interesting mix of antique and Mediterranean elements. Our suite, decorated in bright hues, had a little kitchenette but best of all a balcony with a magic view, showcasing one of the best hotels in Positano. The best place to spend the mornings and the afternoon, dreaming away watching the azure blue sea and the village life in the square in front of the hotel

They also have a luxurious yacht for guests, a common trait in boutique hotels Amalfi Coast.

The beautiful aesthetic of the room - Hotel Flavio Gioia
The beautiful aesthetic of the room
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The view from the balcony of our room in one of the best hotels in Positano

Service

The service is truly personal and helpful, always striving to make you feel at home. Everyone was authentically friendly, just what I love about the best hotels in Positano and boutique hotels Amalfi Coast!

Location

The location is absolutely perfect, making it one of the best hotels in Positano. It is located just a few steps away from the Church of Santa Maria Assunta and also the beach. In other words, Italian picturesque and ocean blues but still you will find peace in this oasis!

As Hotel Flavio Gioia is located on one of the very narrow alleys, you cannot drive all the way to one of the best hotels in Positano. If you like us come in a car there is a car park at Via Dei Mulini about 200 meters from the hotel and the hotel has a discount so do not forget to mention you are a guest. The way to the hotel is not the most luggage friendly so do not bring your heaviest bags to this gem of boutique hotels Amalfi Coast :)!

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A dress to match & the perfect view of one of the top boutique hotels Amalfi Coast!

Would you like to stay at Hotel Villa Flavio Gioia. THEN BOOK IT HERE!

Le Sirenuse – The Ruby on the hillside of Positano

Arguably the icon among the best hotels in Positano, Le Sirenuse is worth a visit even if you do not stay here. Its design has inspired many, including American Nobel laureate John Steinbeck. This red beauty has now become more of one of the most famous landmarks in town and one of the coolest boutique hotels Amalfi Coast!

Le Sirenuse the shining Ruby in Positano!
Le Sirenuse the shining Ruby in Positano!

Overall Review

1. Design & Boutique Feeling: 5

2. Room & Other Facilities: 5

3. Food & Drinks: 4

4. Service: 4

5. Location: 5

Design & Boutique Feeling

Once a family summer house, one of the best hotels in Positano opened in 1951. The Sersale siblings didn’t just know about hotels, but also art and design, which they imprinted into Sirenuse. Bright and luxurious, this famous darling of boutique hotels Amalfi Coast shines like Ruby at the colorful hillside of Positano. 

This gem among boutique hotels Amalfi Coast is all about luxury and spectacular view. The design is lavish with marble floors and precious details. The balconies at this hotel offer one of the best views there in Positano and in all boutique hotels Amalfi Coast.

The magic view from @ Le Sirenuse
The magic view from @ Le Sirenuse

Room & Other Facilities

The rooms are best described as a romantic luxury in white and earthy tones with mosaic floors and details. If you book a room with balconies then will make sure you wake up to one of the best views, in one of the best hotels in Positano!

There are many iconic spots from films, like the Andalusian style pool and romantic restaurant, marking one of the best hotels in Positano. One of top boutique hotels Amalfi Coast, they also have shops with clothing items designed by members of the family.

Such a pretty place among boutique hotels Amalfi Coast!

Food & Drinks

One of the best boutique hotels Amalfi Coast, Le Sirenuse has a Michelin-starred restaurant, La Sponda. It serves Amalfi and Naples cuisine made with fresh local ingredients: delicious and gorgeous. The view is amazing, and at night it’s lit up with 400 candles, showing one of the best hotels in Positano to the Mediterranean!

Their seasonal Champagne & Oyster Bar also has wonderful views, champagne, and cocktails. You can take in a sunset at one of the best hotels in Positano, at either their pool bar or al fresco terrace.

My delicious dinner- La Sponda
My delicious dinner!

Service

Pleasant, friendly and professional, the Sirenuse staff is always willing to lend a hand and here you get the five-star service you expect in one of the best hotels in Positano!

Location

Le Sirenuse has some of the most incredible views in town, overlooking the bay. Located at a small street climbing up the mountain you are on a safe distance from the crowds, still it only takes 5 minutes to get down to the alleys.  Some great restaurants with a magic view are also the neighbor of Le Sirenuse so there are great dinner options – the mark of one of the best hotels in Positano!

Would you like to stay at Le Sirenuse. THEN BOOK IT HERE!

The Best Boutique Hotels Amalfi Coast – Amalfi Town

More touristy than its neighbour, Amalfi lights up after sunset, when the day tourists are gone.

Unlike Positano, the village of Amalfi is mostly flat, so it’s easier to walk through the village. But like all villages on the Amalfi Coast, the local life is lived on the hillsides. Amalfi has a very specific feature with its tunnels surrounding the main street and if you continue beyond them you will find a lot of gems and the local life along the steep narrow stairs taking you up along the hillside. 

The Colorful yard of Amalfi Luxury House
Amalfi with its bright houses seen from the sea side

We found two  different, yet very cool luxury accommodations on the Amalfi Coast here that I can truly recommend!

Amalfi Luxury House – The Cool Hidden Design Gem

A true hidden gem, hard to find but worth the effort. Located in one of the narrow alleys climbing the hillside of Amalfi, we got a very good surprise opening the anonymous door. A lovely courtyard among the locals, and a steep yellow staircase. You’ll feel like a conquistador and the impression just got better and better the further up we got! If you like boutique and design hotels, this is the place to stay when in Amalfi!

The Colorful yard of Amalfi Luxury House, Amalfi, Italy
The Colorful yard of Amalfi Luxury House

Overall Review

1. Design & Boutique Feeling: 5

2. Room & Other Facilities: 4

3. Food & Drinks: 3

4. Service: 5

5. Location: 5

Design & Boutique Feeling

A recently refurbished 18th century home, Amalfi Luxury House is a sweet B&B with six rooms. But do not get afraid of the B&B status. This is a gem for boutique and design hotel lovers. Once you have climbed all the stairs and entered the anonymous little door you are in the cutest little yard among the locals. 

The design is truly modern and cool mixed with typical Amalfi Coast elements and the entire place breathes authenticity and personality! Loved the mix of industrial elements with the warm red fabrics and the glass stairs up to the little roof top are a bit scary but super cool!

I loved their little yard when you enter and the neighboring lady had made hers a truly  instagramable one. Of course, the rooftop, adds to the perfection of this place. The best place for breakfast and afternoon chilling and even though the view is not so much about the azure blue sea, it is magic. Surrounded by the huge mountains and above the rooftops of Amalfi town.

Amalfi Luxury House
The Instagramable yard of our neighboring lady!

Room & Other Facilities

Furbished with beautiful antiques, our suite still had a distinctly modern touch. The rooms are big with cool design in an earthy palette mixed with warm tones from the textiles.  The bed was very comfy and the bathroom truly modern. There was a lovely balcony overlooking the houses and yards of Amalfi. We even go t a glimpse of the sea!

Our Suite @ Amalfi Luxury House
Our Suite @ Amalfi Luxury House

Food & Drinks

The menu was limited to breakfast options and the food was ok but nothing special. However, the rooftop made every breakfast memorable. 

Service

As one should expect from one of the top boutique hotels Amalfi Coast, the service was otherworldly. The staff was pleasant, professional and helpful!

Coming to Amalfi in car is not the easiest experience as you have to drive though the entire city to get to the car park and you basically have to drive on the pedestrian street that is very narrow. Once in the car park, the staff met us and helped us with the bags and to find the hotel. Very much appreciated and recommended as it is not easy to find the hotel without some guidance and the stairs are quite steep for you to carry your luggage!

Our cute little balcony

Location

Maybe not the most convenient location, up on a hill, close to the Duomo and surrounded by houses but still this is what makes the experience of staying at the Amalfi Luxury House extraordinary. The local experience is everything and once you learnt the way it only takes you 2 minutes to be down at the main street and square!

The Main Street of Amalfi Town
The Main Street of Amalfi Town

Would you like to stay at Amalfi Luxury House. THEN BOOK IT HERE!

Santa Caterina – The Luxury Hideaway

We didn’t stay at Santa Caterina, but its beach club made it one of our favorite boutique hotels Amalfi Coast. Mostly visited by the elderly crowd, this traditional/romantic 5-star hotel is worth a visit and probably a stay!

Santa Caterina – The Luxury Hideaway
Taking a breather to enjoy the sights!

This gem among boutique hotels Amalfi Coast is truly one of a kind. A white traditional diamond, literally hanging over the cliff! The design here is very exquisite and traditional with romantic Mediterranean vibes. We did not see the rooms but the general areas are amazing and worth to explore both from a design point of view. It can hold its own even against the best hotels in Positano!

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The beautiful view at the beach club, comparable to the best hotels in Positano

External people are allowed to the beach club for a  €40 entry and if you want to get away from the daily crowds in Amalfi this is the perfect place to spend a day. Taking the elevator 10 or so levels down is almost a scary feeling, at least if you are afraid of heights but once there this little cliff beach club is breathtaking.

Comfy sunbeds, a pool, and a small beach club restaurants just by the blue water and with the steep cliffs as your background. One of the most incredible boutique hotels Amalfi Coast, it’s a magic hideaway for a day. Call them in advance and you will also get a free transfer from Amalfi and you can avoid the trouble of getting your car out!

The perfect hideaway @Santa Caterina Beach club
The perfect hideaway @Santa Caterina Beach club

Would you like to stay at Santa Caterina. THEN BOOK IT HERE!

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Booking Support & Input

The Amalfi Coast is one of my top destination and I have written lots of posts about it so if you need inspiration or support before you are booking check them out below.

  1. MY FULL AMALFI COAST ROAD TRIP GUIDE
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  3. POSITANO YOU STOLE MY HEART
  4. AMALFI SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND
  5.  RAVELLO THE ROMANTIC TREASURE HIGH UP IN THE MOUNTAINS

For a great range of tours, check out ALL GET YOUR GUIDE TOURS HERE. I always book tours with them as they are great and easy to book online in advance. For airport transfer from Naples, BOOK A PRIVATE HERE or a SHARED HERE

Want to get some big city vibes too. Then check out things to do in Naples HERE or  in the full city guide below.

If you have time it is a great idea to combine the Amalfi Coast Instagram spots with some days in Rome . I love Rome and tend to return here over and over again. Do not miss my posts about MY DAYS IN ROME, MY ROME TRAVEL GUIDE, THE TOP 2 LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN ROME as well as THE BEST HIP EATERIES IN ROME.

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For more great tours in Rome please check it HERE or  in the full city guide below.


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