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“Simply Stunning” 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 #2 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Simply Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband and I only stayed 3 days 2 nights at this hotel and it was not enough! This hotel was amazing and truly classic. We stayed in a room facing the beach and garden. Do not expect a fancy hotel - this hotel is set in its ways and it's that way because their ways work. The room had an open bathroom setting with exposed stone - the hotel was built on the side of a cliff - unreal. The hotel provides van service into town. Though the van only runs until about 6 pm. The food at the hotel was great and the service was incredible. The staff was extremely attentive. Loved them. The beach was insane - the lounge chairs were really comfortable and were situated throughout their property to allow their guests who prefer sun (as myself!) to get the maximum amount of sun exposure and those who prefer to be out of the sun's way have a space for them too. Their drinks were great. Yes everything is pricey at this hotel but it is quite the experience.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Santa Caterina is a truly beautiful hotel. The hotel's gardens and beach club give it a lot of character, and the hotel's staff are friendly and helpful as you would expect from a 5 star. If we had come in the summer, we might have enjoyed the hotel more. However, I would say that we've had more fun elsewhere, mostly due to the fact that the hotel, like the region, has been a tourist trap for years and years. The hotel (and region) is nice, but they do their best to extort every last euro out of you.

The in-room services (breakfast, minibar) were particularly high compared to other 4-5 star hotels we've stayed. It was disappointing because breakfast on our balcony would have been ideal. We don't really have any major complaints - everything was really nice, but we definitely left feeling like we paid a lot for what we got. I'd recommend the hotel if you're staying in the area, but I wouldn't really recommend the area if you catch my drift...

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lutherville, Maryland
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I stayed in room 94 at the Santa Caterina Hotel for our anniversary for four nights and it was simply amazing. Although unassuming from the outside, the staff and facilities are first rate. From the moment we pulled up, to the folks at the front desk and everyone we encountered - it was clear that they were there for one thing only - our happiness.

We were greeted in our room with fresh flowers, local fruit and wine.

The location is breathtaking with a view of Amalfi and well beyond. Our room was perched on a cliff overlooking the water with a private balcony and a private yard, both set out with lounge chairs. We had a separate sitting area, jacuzzi room, bathroom and bedroom. It was both remote yet completely accessible to both the main building and the pool, which, by the way, was also located on a spectacular portion of the property.

The hotel is about three minutes by car to the main area of Amalfi (the hotel runs shuttles) where you can pick up a boat to Positano and/or Capri for an easy day trip or just for lunch.

We were both awed by this property - and we've stayed at plenty of five star locations around the world - but there was something special about the "old world" nature of both the buildings as well as how we were treated by the staff. We're already trying to figure out when we can get back for another visit.

Room Tip: If you can afford a suite, splurge and ask for room 94 - it's one of a kind!
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful 4 nights at Santa Caterina and could not fault a single thing. The setting is beautiful, the grounds are immaculately maintained. Our balcony overlooked the sea with side views to Amalfi harbour and our room was exquisite with fresh flowers and fruit/cakes on arrival. Every member of staff is friendly and attentive, everywhere is spotlessly clean, and the breakfast even included a gluten free selection which was excellent as I'm a Coeliac. On our last night we ate in the Ristorante Mare - and guess what? It was fantastic!! Everything about Hotel Santa Caterina is superb!.

Room Tip: Room 4 had a lovely balcony overlooking the sea. Fabulous
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Santa Caterina is a fabulous hotel. It is beautiful on all levels. The setting is gorgeous, the staff is terrific and the food is excellent. Amalfi is a perfect location from which to see the whole coast. We enjoyed everything.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I traveled to Amalfi this past summer and the Santa Caterina Hotel was absolutely incredible. The rooms are beautiful and uniquely decorated with beautiful tiled floors. The view from one side of our room was of the sea, and the view from the other window was a hillside of lemon trees. A highlight is the waterfront and pool area - you can tan and hang out at the bar, or jump right into the sea for a swim. All around, the food was excellent and the staff was very attentive and accomodating. The hotel is also very close to Amalfi and shuttles run between the town and the hotel frequently. I would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We spent 4 night as part of a two week honeymoon in Italy. Everywhere we stayed was beautiful but this hotel takes the prize. Breathtaking view. Beautiful grounds. We loved our room. Clean, spacious, beautiful tiles, modern bathroom with large jacuzzi. We walked out onto the balcony and almost cried. The Mediterranean, the town of Amalfi to your left and the grounds are lovely. Our balcony was covered by a hanging garden with brilliant flowers. The grounds are covered with flowers, lemon tree's. and vegetable gardens. The pool is several hundred feet below at sea level. you can walk down through the gardens or take the elevator. Complimentary breakfast in the dining room was awesome. This place was everything I hoped it would be. I didn't have dinner or lunch in the hotel. We found a great restaurant called Da Ciccio. Ask the hotel to call and make a reservation for you. Its 5 minutes away and absolutely delicious.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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 Family Hotel in Amalfi
#1 Luxury Hotel in Amalfi
#1 Romantic 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
Hotel Santa Caterina

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