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“Just like heaven...” 5 of 5 stars
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Santa Caterina Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9 SS Amalfitana, 84011 Amalfi, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fairfield County
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Just like heaven...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

After a two week tour through Italy, Santa Caterina was a happy ending to our honeymoon. The service was amazing, and the gardens with bourganvilla and lemon groves were spectacular. The breakfast was unforgettable and the seafood was the finest I have ever had. Our room had a huge balcony that overlooked the town of Amalfi as well as the Mediterrenean - truly breathtaking. To get to the pool, you take a glass elevator down about 10 floors - and from the pool area you can jump directly into the sea, a rare find on the coast. We became friends with other hotel guests and chipped in to rent a boat to Capri and Positano for the day- A MUST! The concierge also organized a dinner for us at a local restaurant, Al Pesce D'Oro where our humorous waiter came to pick us up at the hotel. The experience was very fun, and the food was delicious at a great value. We also had a nice dinner with great views at Eolo, but the food at the hotel was definitely the best. At the hotel you can also expect a celebrity sighting - anyone from Hilary Clinton to Brangelina, as many seem to head here instead of the more touristy areas like Positano and Capri. The town of Amalfi was meh, but it didn't matter. I could have stayed at the Santa Caterina Hotel forever.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed at the SCH for 6 nights in late june. Upon arrival we were treated like family. The staff couldn't be more welcoming and accommodating. Our room had two terraces, lovely bathroom with two sinks, and beautiful linens. The breakfast had everything one could ask for, but the terrace setting really makes any meal especially lovely. Dinners were equally special. If the menu didn't offer what I was in the mood for, the head waiter immediately suggested something else. All the food is really quite good, though pricey. There'e much to see and do in Amalfi, but try to get to the pool for an afternoon. There's nothing quite like!
In all, I highly recommend the SCH. It's really one of the loveliest hotels we've been to in Europe.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

How else would you call an hotel that charges more than 1700 for a junior suite with a minuscule terrace, located under the restaurant where staff make sure that you wake up at 7 in the morning by rearranging all the chairs on deck, where your wife cannot hang a dress in the so-called antique cupboard, with a bathroom with a single sink, that has not seen a renovation in at least twenty years. Front office staff is hardly nice, or helpful
Food is ok,though not spectacular. Staff at the pool are on the contrary very nice and the hotel is a rare one to have direct access to the see.
When will Italian hoteliers stop taking advantage of American (or Russian, or any other nationalities) tourists by offering sub-par services at sky high prices?

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Carlsbad, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This hotel is pricey but worth every penny. From the moment you arrive, the service is exceptional. Our room had a huge bathroom with jacuzzi tub, beautiful bed with fine linens and sitting room and a balcony with a fantastic view. I didn't want to leave the room, but when we did the grounds are spectacular! The breakfast is picture perfect and walking under the lemon trees with the gorgeous views of the coast is breathtaking! The ride 5 stories down in a glass elevator to the pool area is a real treat! The hotel is located just outside of town and is a walkable distance but there is a complimentary shuttle if you don't feel like walking. If you do want to get some exercise, ask the front desk about the hike up the mountains across the street. It is about a million stairs up but you will be rewarded with a fantastic view and there is a cute little stop for an ice cold Lemoncello to make the stairs back down more fun! I wish I could stay at the Santa Catarina forever! I didn't want to leave.

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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Mombasa, Kenya
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Be prepared to get pampered, it's a beautiful hotel , lovely rooms perched high above overlooking the deep blue seas. 10 min walk to town.
Yes, a bit pricey but worth every penny. It is amazing and the staff are wonderful

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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cape cod, ma
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

This is the most exceptional place with the most incredible staff. They make you feel as if you are the only guests in the hotel. My husband and I stayed for 6 nights and left to go to Capri for one night...We wish we had made Capri a day trip only as it was hard to leave this beautiful hotel with unparalleled views. It deserves 10 stars ! So beautiful that you won't want to close your eyes to sleep. This hotel and it's amazing staff deserve more than 5 stars. Worth every penny...and then some. Thank you Santa Caterina for making our stay on the Amalfi coast the most wonderful experience of our time in Italy. Can't wait to return someday!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is not inexpensive when you look around the world at different locations. But the views here are just great. Rooms are very good but not exceptional unless you pay the price. Perched on the hillside looking over the sea. The hotel pool is down the cliff side which you get down to via a lift. Stayed at this hotel 3 times and found the service very good.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Amalfi
#1 Family Hotel in Amalfi
#1 Luxury 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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