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“Perhaps the most beautiful hotel on the Amalfi coast” 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
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“Perhaps the most beautiful hotel on the Amalfi coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

My husband and I, along with our daughter and her boyfriend, just came back from Italy. Four nights at the Santa Caterina in Amalfi were the highlight of the trip. This is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in, perhaps one of the most beautiful on the Amalfi coast. There are other more glamorous hotels in Positano and Ravello, but for sheer charm and beauty, this one is my pick. It's not glitzy, just pristinely beautiful with white tiled floors, white furniture, and flowers everywhere. We had a beautiful balcony room overlooking the sea, and the king-size bed was very comfortable. A plate of fresh fruit and a vase of flowers greeted us when we entered the rooms. The exquisite pool was an elevator ride down, on a large terrace just above the water's edge. The superb breakfast was served on a terrace overlooking the sea - the pastries were often still warm when we got there, and the fresh fruit and other items were of the highest quality. The service was so friendly and helpful with everything - but never, ever intrusive - that you almost felt like you were the only people in the place.

The Santa Caterina is not actually in town (we preferred the slightly out-of-town location as it was quieter and more private.) You can walk into Amalfi, which we did - it's about a 10 minute walk - but there is also a free shuttle back and forth. If you climbed a bit up the passageways in the town, you could avoid the road. This was our second trip to Amalfi (last time we stayed at the Luna Convento, which was also lovely, but not up to the Santa Caterina.) We were there the first week in April, so we qualified for "low season" pricing, although the weather was warm and lovely every day. At those rates and considering the quality of the experience, the Santa Caterina was a bargain. We loved, loved, loved this hotel and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2009

Hotel Santa Caterina is the most exquisite hotel on the Amalfi coast. The views of the coast are breathtaking and the rooms have a warm, fresh feel to them. The hotel staff is extremely accommodating and friendly. The hotel is within walking distance of the charming town of Amalfi. I found it very easy to take day trips along the coast to places such as Positano and Capri. Although the room rates are comparably more expensive, it is completely worth the experience. The hotel offers lunch and dinner service near the water with traditional cuisine. I felt completely relaxed and on vacation while staying at the Hotel Santa Caterina. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone; from couples looking for romantic getaways to families looking for a great vacation spot.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
    • 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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New York City
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2009

One of the best hotels and hotel settings I have ever experienced!! The location is stunning and the views are so amazing. I didn't have one complaint or negative experience. The service and value is great! There is so much to take in and the town of Amalfi is so quaint and lovely with great and affordable little shops. Santa Caterina Hotel is the place to stay in Amalfi!

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chicago,IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

Magnificent location on the Amalfi Coast.
Beautiful view of the Mediterranean.
Marvelous food. Impeccable service.
The village of Amalfi is also delightful.
True old world charm everywhere!
A magical vacation.

Actually, we liked our stay so much we held our daughter's wedding reception there. She and her husband were married in the historic Amalfi Cathedral just down the hill. It was perfect because guests from the States could stay in the hotel and the Management took care of all the reception arrangements, from food and flowers to music and dancing.
It was an unbelievable evening-one we'll never forget.

Kudos to the Hotel Santa Caterina !

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 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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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Santa Caterina for four nights. This hotel overlooks the mediterream sea & has some of the most stunning views, we have ever seen. The terrace and hotel restaurant overlook the ocean. The accomodations and staff are five-star with excellent service. This is a very tranquil, romantice setting, with an abundance of lemon trees in small gardens surrounding guests rooms. The hotel lobby and bar comes alive in the evening as one of the hot spots on the Amalfi Coast. I dream about going back. After 7 years of marriage, I felt like a newly wed after four days at the Santa Caterina.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chicago
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2009

I had the week of my life!! There is no better setting than in Amalfi. The food, wine, service was top notch. Room service was quick and very accommadating. Transportation to and from the hotel was easy and inexpensive.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

We couldn't have asked for anything more with our stay at the Santa Caterina Hotel. The hotel is beautiful and the staff is attentive and friendly. The breakfast on the terrace in the morning is a great way to start your day and the food is phenomenal. We sampled other local restaurants (concierge was extremely helpful) and although all restaurants were fantastic, the food served at the hotel was still our top choice. My husband and I even enjoyed a dinner served to us on our balcony while enjoying the piano music from the restaurant terrace. The hotel is conveniently located for easy day trips to other areas of the coast. The pool is a beautiful experience and enjoyed our spa visits. Best hotel experience we've ever had.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 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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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 Luxury Hotel in Amalfi
#1 Family 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
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