Belmond Hotel Caruso, sitting proudly atop the hill top town of Ravello on the Amalfi coast, was once a large palazzo (palace) dating back to the 11th century and much of its grandeur still remains today.
One of the few hotels in Positano with road access, this is an excellent option for those who neither wish to tackle too many stairs, nor compromise on a convenient, central location. The Punta Regina is a family run hotel which has been offering excellent service, spacious rooms and wonderful views for over a decade. It has a fantastic open-air roof terrace with a swimming pool, which hosts a delicious buffet breakfast in the mornings and a lively bar in the evenings, looking out over the town and the sea beyond.
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Rooms and suites are light, airy and spacious with high ceilings, balconies and outdoor seating. Each room is styled differently and some of the higher categories even have indoor or outdoor Jacuzzi hot tubs. The beds are large and comfortable with soft linens and you can expect tasteful splashes of blues, reds or greens in the furnishings and local paintings, all of which contribute to a classic, yet modern, interior. The bathrooms are marble with charming nautical mosaics around the bathtubs.
The Punta Regina has road access, making it easy to drop off luggage as well as convenient for exploring the coastline by car. It is by no means on the outskirts of town, however. To walk to Santa Maria Assunta Church or to the beach below would take 15 minutes via the street or a mere five minutes directly down the steps.
Food and drink
Although there isn’t a restaurant at the Punta Regina, they have an excellent rooftop terrace where a buffet breakfast is served. This terrace has outdoor and indoor seating, and is also open in the evenings for a chilled aperitivo. For lunch and dinner, the choice of restaurants and bars is extensive and just a short walk away.
Facilities and activities
There is small but inviting swimming pool on the roof terrace, measuring 35 sq m in total, an ideal spot to soak up the sun. All of the rooms are fitted with complimentary Wi-Fi, albeit a little slow.
Although simple, we think the Punta Regina is a great option for those who want an excellent value hotel, with a convenient location and friendly staff. Its best features are the roof terrace and the spacious rooms which are difficult to come by in such a small and expensive town.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Located right on the beach, Hotel Buca di Bacco is conveniently central. It has a friendly atmosphere and a delicious restaurant alongside wonderful sea views that have been the inspiration for many famous authors since 1916, when it first opened.
Casa Angelina is a serene, boutique property. Minimalist in style and exceptionally chic, every inch within its signature white walls and multi-level terraces is a work of art in itself.
The Covo dei Saraceni dates back to the 19th century and balances elegance, an unrivaled seafront location, and first rate service. It is the result of one family’s dedication to maintaining the beauty of their town and home.
Once a large convent built into the rock just above Amalfi town, this 13th-century structure still has an intact cloister and church which, along with its spectacular infinity pool, are its most impressive features.
Dating back to the 12th century, the Hotel Luna Convento’s most beautiful feature is the sunlit cloister around which the hotel is built. Although simple, the property is steeped in history and charm, with an idyllic swimming pool overlooking the sea.
A landmark hotel on the Amalfi coast and just a short drive from Positano, Il San Pietro has everything from a private beach to tennis courts and a Michelin star restaurant, not to mention excellent service and impressive views.
This ancient palazzo (palace) is known throughout Positano for its heritage and elegance. Once a grand private villa, Le Sirenuse was transformed into a first rate hotel in 1951 and has been the town’s premier historic hotel ever since.
Once a 17th-century monastery, perched high up on the Amalfi coast, the Monastero Santa Rosa has been expertly renovated to five star standards without losing any of its original features. It’s an exceptional property with sea views, a spa, and an infinity pool.
Ancient Palazzo Murat, in central Positano, radiates a classic Mediterranean romanticism. Steeped in history, it tastefully flaunts its original antique doors, artwork, heavy stone balconies, and its peaceful swimming pool with sea views.
Villa Cimbrone is a 12th-century masterpiece, once owned by Lord Beckett who painstakingly restored it and its famous gardens to their current magnificence. It has since played host to an array of historic icons, most notably Virginia Wolf, Winston Churchill and Greta Garbo.
Villa Franca is definitively boutique. Using the whites and blues of the region, this hotel is a refreshing and tranquil refuge that overlooks the town below and the sea beyond. It’s artistic, fun and exceptionally chic.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Enjoy a guided tour of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii, preserved by six meters of volcanic ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius back in 79 AD.
Experience a half day cooking class at a local family home. You will learn the secret recipes of the D’Antonio family, from making homemade pasta to fileting the catch of the day.
Discover the role that lemons play in traditional life on the Amalfi Coast with this half-day tour. You’ll take a guided walk through the lemon groves and tour a local limoncello distillery, as well as sitting down to a seaside lunch.