The one thing i will have to say first about this hotel, is that it is not situated in the town of Amalfi, nor the town of Positano. It is sort-of in the middle at the point of Vettica. Finding this hotel is a struggle. Apparently they are not allowed to put any signs on the road which really doesnt help us tourists. We are told to call an hour ahead of arrival and the porter will meet us outside. Tricky if you dont know what you are looking for. Anyway, eventually after driving up and down we found the porter. We parked up outside the hotel (on the road- no off road parking) and the porter kindly took our luggage to guide us down the 156 steps (!). So a warning to anyone who cant manage this number of steps- not the hotel for you.
The hotel is owned and managed by a stylish young Italian lady who greeted us upon arrival. We quickly chose our room (we were a group of three. We arrived 1st so chose room 2 which is a two level style- very cute) and then took a look around. The hotel is done in a sort of modern open apartment style with the focal point being the living space. Its designed to feel like you're staying in your own apartment with TV, x-box, sound systems and books all for use. The living space also has huge floor to cieling windows to take in the view.
The outside area is cute with raffeter seating decorated in the evening with white cloth and candles. There are also sun loungers and a jacuzzi!
All in all this hotel makes a great getaway for a group of young friends but the location lets it down slightly, its neither here nor there. Perfect for renting all rooms (7) for a celebration with friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Santa Maria is a special luxury home just a short distance from Amalfi, the heart of the Amalfi Coast. The property was built in a huge garden with a sea view and is accessed along the 130 steps that divide the Villa from the road.Outside you can enjoy the swimming pool Jacuzzi, private beach or sun deck directly on the beach where it is possible to dock small boats, also you can enjoy some relaxing time in the garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Santa Maria Hotel Amalfi