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Santa Caterina Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9 SS Amalfitana, 84011 Amalfi, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
Shelton, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“As near to perfect as you can get”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

After arriving a day too early for our reservation at another Amalfi hotel, we were happy to find a room at the Santa Caterina for the night. The first day's experience so was wonderful that we did not bother to return to our original hotel and stayed the entire time at the Santa Caterina. The people, the food, the room, the view-all amazing. Without being snobby, we have been fortunate enough to stay at some of the finest hotels in the US and beyond, they were all wonderful but did not have the "feel" of the Santa Caterina. It is more than a luxury hotel, it was almost a home. This is because they thought of everything before we did and the staff made us feel so welcome. Expensive but it is only money and can never match up to the experience.

Room Tip: They have a room off the beaten path, all alone at the end of a walkway. No other room around. No on...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We had the most amazing week long honeymoon stay here in March 2013 and it will be a long time before we will forget the hotel, the place, the people and not to mention the food! You genuinely feel like a Hollywood superstar!

If only we could afford to come every year!

Stayed in the Chalet Giulietta & Romeo honeymoon suite which is worth every penny for the sun rise into the bedroom and the views of Amalfi town.

Wish we were there now!!!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stayed here on our honeymoon in October 2013 and we only wish we could afford to go back every year! The hotel is beautiful. Classically decorated and immaculately clean, it has the best position at the top of Amalfi, overlooking the sea. It is a short walk to the town (it took us five-ten minutes to walk to town whilst fresh during the day, and about fifteen-twenty minutes walking back up the hill at a leisurely stagger later on in the evening!! It made us feel better about our over-indulgences of food, wine and ice cream during our stay!).

The staff are very professional, friendly and helpful, they even carry your plate back from the breakfast buffet for you! Our room was beautiful. We paid extra to upgrade to a superior room with a small balcony over looking the gardens and the sea. We were greeted with a platter of fruit and cakes, and only disappointed that they cleared away our welcome letter typed on the famous Amalfi paper, as we wanted to keep this as a momentum, but the cleaning staff were very efficient!

Our bathroom was huge, with double sinks and a large jacuzzi bath, we spent an afternoon in there with a bottle of prosecco - decadence!!! I cannot praise the housekeeping staff enough. Even on the days we spent a bit more time in our room relaxing/enjoying the balcony etc, they called to arrange a time to clean the room, when other places would just have left it. They turn down the room most evenings, placing chocolates on the pillow and replenishing the bottled water - although I wouldn't expect anything less in a five star hotel it was still noted and appreciated.

Breakfast was delicious and a great selection of breads, meats, cheese, vegetables, eggs (they have an egg chef! We still regret not ordering an omelette!), pastries. We only wish we had known we could have prosecco with breakfast - we were on our honeymoon after all!

The pool area is lovely and peaceful, and you can opt to swim in the sea or in the lovely sea-water pool. We didn't eat in the café but it did look good.

We ate in the restaurant one night. The position is faultless, and with views from the restaurant terrace overlooking the sea and Amalfi it is so romantic. The menus given to ladies have no prices on - very old fashioned, I liked this touch! It wasn't the best meal we had in Amalfi - that honour has to go to Eolo - but still fine dining.

We had a drink (or two!) in the bar most nights and loved the live music provided by the pianist. The olives we had are the best olives I've ever eaten.

Prices for dinner and drinks are high, and our tab at the end of the week was enormous, especially on top of the bill we'd already paid for B&B, but you get what you pay for, and what we got was an unforgettable week in stunning Amalfi in one of the best hotels we've ever visited and a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon experience. If we won the lottery we'd be back in a flash!

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the coast.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

A wonderful hotel. We spent 16 nights here and would wholeheartedly recommend this beautiful place to anyone looking for a little luxury. Right on the west coast and built into the hills with the most amazing views across the Mediterranean, this hotel has an exclusive feel especially down by the private pool overlooking the sea. The staff here treat you like royalty and the only thing better than the service is the food. It is well worth the money. Please go to this hotel.

Room Tip: Worth checking the size of your terrace - some are much bigger than others.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My husband and I visited the Amalfi Coast while touring Italy on our honeymoon in June 2013. Santa Caterina is absolutely breathtaking The views, the service and meals are a treat you will always remember. I felt like a princess. They cater to your every need as soon as you walk in.
If you ever have a opportunity to stay there, you will not be disappointed,

Room Tip: A room overlooking the sea is a must!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary in May 2013 at the Santa Caterina in one of their finest rooms. It was the nicest experience in travel that t I have ever had. My husband and I and family have travelled extensively to every continent - backpacking (when I was young) and high end (when I could afford!).

The Santa Caterina delivered at the beginning when the we arrived and the bellman greeted with me a kiss on hand - thought I was at heaven's gate! It was perfect the entire week- amazing views, perhaps most breathtaking ever, kindly, caring service, fabulous dining, piano bar where you can make great friends without speaking each language, and romance for days!! It is THE BEST and I hope to return there sooner than later. The town of Amalfi is wonderful as is Ravello and Capri- it was a surprising and wonderful experience! We will be back to the Amalfi coast and to the incredibly precious Santa Caterina.

Stayed May 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed at Santa Caterina in May, 2013. We got a spectacular room with a ocean view. We had a great time. The staff is great and extremely pleasant. The breakfast is superb. The facilities are very good. Our room had a bathtub with a great view. Also, the prices are better than in Ravello and other cities in Amalfi Coast.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Santa Caterina Hotel

Address: 9 SS Amalfitana, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Amalfi
#1 Luxury Hotel in Amalfi
#1 Family Hotel in Amalfi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Santa Caterina Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 66
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Also Known As:
Santa Caterina Amalfi
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