Santa Caterina is one of our favourite hotel in the Amalfi Coast. It is together with Il San Pietro and Palazzo Sasso (that i have reviewed already) one of the hotels that mantain the charm of this wonderful destination...
It is located on the top of a cliff, few hundred meters out of Amalfi (connected with a free shuttle but only at certain hours) with a fantastic view of the mediterranean sea and of Amalfi.
Having breakfast on the terrace, hearing the birds and looking at the sea, while eating home made marmellades and cakes... well, this is Italy as you have been dreaming about!
They have different room categories, i have been staying here several times and liked them all.... with ceramic tile from Vietri, balcony and sea view...flat screen even in the standard room...maybe on the small size in the entry category, but still confortable.
Very good food at the restaurants, don't be shy and ask if you want something out of the menu...we did almost every day and it was never a problem.
The people that work there, they are there since always...which give to usual guest the nice feeling to came back home and be recognised!
they do not have a beach but a platform right on the rocks that you reach trough an elevator from the hotel. Great swimming there, but deep water... on the platform they have a sea water pool as well...and just few steps up a fantastic al fresco restaurant (usually open for lunch) and a Gym with sea view.
The Spa is very little and a bit unconfortable ( i had to undress in the small room for the treatment)... but the treatments were made very well (and i'm very meticolous about massages, so my wife) and personalised on the base of my requests, which is the only thing that counts for me...
I live in Naples, so i know my way on the Coast and for sure i will continue going once in a while to the Santa Caterina if they keep going with the good job... go for it and if you want the experience of a life time ask for the special suite over the lemon threes path... it comes with a cost, but you will understand where your money go when looking out of the balcony or relaxing on your private infinity pool...
Maybe they need to improve a bit the service at the pool... good traveller are now used to get cold towel, fruit, sunglasses cleaning..etc but perfection do not exist... or it does?
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Caterina Amalfi
- Hotel Santa Caterina