An exquisite icon
What it is
Buzzy, central and impeccably beautiful.
What it isn't
A true beach hotel: The "beach" here is small, pebbly and public.
What we think
Positano is a fishing village turned chic resort, and Le Sirenuse is its glamorous heart. An aristocratic 18th-century villa turned legendary hotel, it has a lived-in elegance and the most dramatic view on the entire Amalfi Coast. Run by Antonio Sersale and his family with careful attention to detail, the hotel has 58 rooms, each unique. Most have vaulted ceilings, white walls, antiques and handmade tile floors; many have a private balcony or terrace. Small details like a well-chosen selection of in-room CDs and books and delicious baked goods at turndown are what makes a stay here so memorable. So does the ethereally beautiful restaurant, La Sponda, with its emerald-green floors and ceilings laced with vines and flowers. The pool area, too, is a work of art, lined with potted lemon trees and overlooking the amphitheater that is Positano's bay. The Aveda spa is one of the best in the area; however, there is no beach club.
You're here because
You want to be in the heart of the action, surrounded by exquisite taste and beautiful people (and don't mind the hefty price tag).
As the sun sets over Positano’s bay, a waiter lights a candle on your table and sets down a plate of plump, freshly shucked oysters.
Restaurants & Bars
La Sponda restaurant - Traditional Mediterranean dishes based on local ingredients, Lit by 400 candels, 1 Michelin star
The Poolside Restaurant - Light lunch
The Champagne and Oyster Bar - Evening light fare/lounge with a DJ
The Poolside Bar
The Champagne and Oyster Bar
The hotel's structure, with many terraces overhanging the cliff, is not suitable for children under the age of 6.
Smack in the buzzy center of Positano, but serene once you're inside.