Praiano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
At a Glance
The view from Casa Angelina is one of the finest on the Amalfi Coast: facing the sunset, it takes in the island of Capri's famous 'Faraglioni' rocks and, in the foreground, the town of Positano, one of the most picturesque on this breathtaking stretch of coastline
Casa Angelina offers free use of umbrellas and loungers at the Gavitalla Beach, down a long flight of steps beneath the hotel
Un Piano nel Cielo, the hotel's gourmet restaurant, is one of the finest in the area
A stylish and modern design hotel, Casa Angelina features Phillipe Starck furniture, netbooks, and Nespresso machines in upper room categories
Wellness facilities include gym, massage room, and pilates and yoga instruction
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The best time to visit the Amalfi Coast is in spring or late summer, when temperatures are pleasant and humidity levels are low. In July and August the climate is hot and humid, while the area is busy with tourists. Hotels in the Amalfi Coast tend to close for the winter, starting in October until they reopen in late March or April.
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Casa Angelina is a contemporary 39-room boutique hotel set on a cliff with beautiful views over the Amalfi Coast. Whether you want to explore the fascinating coastline, relax on the beach or try delicious local cuisine, Casa Angelina is the ideal choice.
Casa Angelina is a luxurious, contemporary and artistic boutique hotel on the Amalfi Coast. Sheltered on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean sea, the hotel is located in Praiano, a small town between Amalfi and Positano. It is spread out over a long stretch of coastline and has a small and picturesque harbour, Marina di Praia.
When you are not exploring the fascinating coastline, relax on the beach, accessed via a glass lift and flight of steps, where there are deck chairs and beach umbrellas for hotel guests, or take a swim in the outdoor pool, which has breathtaking views over the coastline. Alternatively, unwind in the evenings at the idyllic holistic spa offering a comprehensive range of beauty and wellness treatments as well as Pilates classes.
Clean, contemporary lines dominate the luxurious rooms, all of which have fabulous views over the Gulf of Salerno. The hotel's restaurant, un Piano nel Cielo, offers an exciting combination of traditional Mediterranean gastronomy with aromas and flavours of typical cuisine from the Amalfi Coast. The food is complimented by their excellent wine cellar offering a selection of local and regional wines.
The 39 rooms and suites are exquisitely contemporary, the clean lines and white furnishing offsetting the amazing views of the Gulf of Salerno and the Amalfi Coast itself. Some rooms and suites have private balconies with spectacular vistas, perfect for drinks or in-room dining. All rooms have plasma screen televisions, complimentary high speed Wif-Fi internet access, minibar, work desk, room control touch panels for lighting and heating, safe and air-conditioning.
Casa Angelina is an adult only property and only welcomes children over 12 years old.
The Restaurant Un Piano nel cielo is an essential experience for anyone who enjoys Mediterranean gastronomy. Dine along panoramic views of the Amalfi coast, indoor or outdoor, with cuisine complimented by a well-appointed wine cellar. The Marrakech bar offers a wide range of bespoke cocktails and light refreshments. The hotel has outdoor and indoor pools, a private beach accessed via a glass walled lift, fantastic fitness centre, an idyllic holistic spa and a private boat.
The hotel hosts a complimentary shuttle bus service to/from Positano at scheduled timings throughout the day. Free parking facilities are also available.
Ria Santamaria (Staff)
This hotel offers a fresh look of a white-on-white pallette which stands out against the blue skies and sea. With its clean lines, sleek furnishing complemented with contemporary artwork, it's hard not to fall for it's elegant simplicity. It helps that food and service are first rate too!
Gwen Nicol (Staff)
Casa Angelina is a luxury hotel situated halfway between Amalfi and Positano in the small village of Praiano. The hotel has striking and simple white interiors which draw your eyes to the outdoors and the beautiful blue sea views throughout the hotel. This hotel is chic, calm and quiet - it truly feels like a retreat. Breakfast and dinner in the top floor restaurant, Un Piano nel Cielo, were both delicious and full of choice. One of my favourite surprises at Casa Angelina - the Jo Malone bath products in every room! Casa Angelina is a great option for couples looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of other Amalfi Coast destinations.
Louise Dragman-Renz (Staff)
Casa Angelina provides a chance to relax and unwind away from the busy Amalfi Coast. Located in Praiano, a quiet area between Positano and Amalfi, Casa Angelina offers a sophisticated adult sanctuary where understated chic is the key ingredient. With a cliffiside location you are in the perfect place from which to watch the sunset behind the Faraglioni and Capri on the horizon. With an exquisitely presented menu you must make time to dine at the rooftop restaurant Un Piano Nel Cielo and enjoy food from the Campania area. The restaurant offers stunning views of the coast and sea and makes for a perfect spot for dinner or breakfast. Every detail is taken care of including a nine page water menu. The highlight of our stay at Casa Angelina was watching the trolley laden with blocks of chocolate circle the restaurant - make sure it stops at your table!
Hannah Ingle (Staff)
For those looking for a more private, intimate experience, Casa Angelina certainly delivers on location and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding coastline. The sunsets to be seen from the terrace in the evening are difficult to beat! To access this stylish, boutique property requires a steady descent down the cliff edge, which highlights the seclusion of the hotel from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding coastal towns. Casa Angelina is predominantly couple orientated, offering attentive and professional service amidst a peaceful ambience.
Anne Bamber (Staff)
Casa Angelina was the perfect hotel for my new husband and I to enjoy our mini-moon. Our first day was spent relaxing and just soaking up the fantastic view. We sampled the beach club which is worth the 200 plus steps. The sea is beautifully clear with a large roped off area for safe swimming. Both the indoor and outdoor pool at Casa Angelina are quite small, so if you really want to do some proper swimming then a trip to the beach club is a must. Whilst the club is not run by Casa Angelina - guests can enjoy front row sun loungers and complimentary water - the service was excellent. Music is played which is a touch loud and wasn't to my taste so I would advise taking your ipod and headphones, or if you want absolute peace then choose to lie by the pool back up at the hotel which is extremely tranquil.
The hotel's location between Positano and Amalfi means sightseeing is exceptionally easy, especially during short stays. We used the hotel's shuttle to Positano (worth booking at the start of the day to ensure a place) which is a 10-15 minute drive away and also braved the coastal road bus to Amalfi and onto Ravello. Taxis are also very easily arranged although prices are high.
My expectations of Casa Angelina were extremely high and I certainly wasn't disappointed. Our Romantic Sea View room was a tad compact but functioned perfectly and the balcony with THAT view was the perfect place to sit and enjoy the beautiful sunsets. I was extremely impressed by the food at breakfast and dinner. The breakfast buffet was plentiful with a good selection of fresh fruits, yoghurts, cereals, pastries, meats, cheeses and bread along with a menu of cooked egg options. Dinner was delicious (reservation is a must to ensure a space on the terrace) with attentive service.
All of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful during our stay and I loved the extra touches such as homemade ice lollies being offered to guests sunbathing by the pool.
Milly Walker (Staff)
Such a clean white chic design with amazing views from upon high and out across the sea. The beach club is great, but make sure you don't forget your sun cream or book, as the 200 steps back up should only be done once a day!
Cordelia Nicholls (Staff)
Such a fantastic hotel, the service is absolutely amazing, nothing is too much trouble. The hotel has the most spectacular views, a fab beach club where you are very well looked after.
Mrs Carey Tesler (Guest)
We spent two nights at this stylish boutique hotel on a four-destination tour of the coast. Casa Angelina occupies a gorgeous setting, nestling into the cliffs one bay beyond Positano and accessed via a precarious zigzag driveway below the main road. The position is ideal - there's a regular 5-minute shuttle to and from Positano so you can take full advantage of that town's bustling labyrinth of shops and restaurants but then escape back to the calm tranquillity of the hotel. Casa Angelina's design and decor is modishly handsome - stark white minimalist rooms offset by warm wood floors in the common parts and gloriously quirky Murano glass sculptures throughout, even perched on ledges on the outside of the building. Plus a small but funky lift lit by constantly changing multi-coloured bulbs. Staff are all dressed like Thai masseurs, in matching cool grey linen long-shirts and loose trousers. Our corner terrace bedroom was a little smaller than some of the others, but had the advantage of a larger bathroom with its own views of Positano and out over the bay. (Most other rooms have an internal bathroom).
Space is at something of a premium here, so be prepared for the very pleasant but slightly cramped sun terrace and its equally space-challenged pool - three or four strokes will get you from one end to the other. Food was excellent - probably the best overall of any of the four hotels we visited. Don't be put off by the restaurant's low-key decor and pretentious menu (including a separate menu of bottled waters, offering ten or more different choices, including one Swarovski-encrusted bottle priced at E130). Despite slightly nervous service, our dinner was extremely good (my tempura starter was among the best and crispest I've ever tasted, in Japan or anywhere else). Breakfast the following morning was also excellent, with an imaginative and expansive selection of mouth-watering buffet items. A light lunch in the bar was also very good indeed.
When you're not in shopping in Positano or relaxing in the hotel, make sure you take the opportunity to have a wander around Praiano itself. On our second night we had a very pleasant but more rustic meal in local restaurant Il Pino, a short walk from the hotel through an enchanting maze of alleys and steep stairways, accessed via the hotel's back door. (Take a torch and mind your step!). The town was gearing up for the local saint's festival day so on our way back to the hotel after dinner we were able to enjoy an open-air classical concert and fireworks in the charming square in front of Praiano's little church, alongside villagers of all ages from 8 to 80.
Clair Horwood (Staff)
Casa Angelina is a breath of fresh air on the Amalfi Coast, with a young, contemporary atmosphere compared with so many of the Grande Dame hotels you find along this popular stretch of coastline. It's an ideal retreat for honeymooners and couples looking for a relaxing getaway for a short break or week-long holiday. The hotel's excellent restaurant, Un Piano nel Cielo, and pool area all have breathtaking views over to Positano, which can be reached by the hotel's shuttle bus. My favourite aspect of the hotel was the striking art work in the communal spaces - especially the Murano glass sculptures which use vibrant primary colours that contrast to the hotel's white interior decor. A blissful modern escape - I can't wait to return.
Cooking class in Amalfi
Learn how to create traditional recipes from the Amalfi Coast in a private cooking class under the guidance of a professional chef. Located in a lemon farmhouse, you'll discover the techniques behind some of the region's most loved dishes.
Hiking and wine tasting on Mount Vesuvius
Join your private hiking guide to explore Mount Vesuvius, one of the world's most famous volcanoes. Hike up to the crater before enjoying lunch at a winery at the base of the volcano.
Hiking the Path of the Gods
The Path of the Gods is a spectacular trail leading from Agerola to Nocelle, offering breathtaking views along the Amalfi Coast. Walk the route with your private guide and learn about local life in this once remote region.
Mozzarella experience on the Amalfi Coast
Visit a family-owned farm and discover how delicious mozzarella is made in the village of Tramonti on the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a tour of the farm before learning the techniques and processes used to create mozzarella.
Private boat trip to Capri
Cruise to Capri on board your own private boat, stopping to swim in the crystal-clear waters and taking in the incredible views of the Amalfi Coast from the water.
Private tour of Capri
Explore the picturesque island of Capri and, with your private guide, learn about the history of this famed island which has been celebrated for its beauty since the Roman Empire.
Visit a limoncello farm
Discover one of the Amalfi Coast's most celebrated delicacies at a local limoncello farm, where you'll learn about the production process and sample some of the delicious liqueur.
Discover the ancient Roman world and its fascinating culture with a visit to Pompeii, a city almost perfectly preserved by the ash from Mount Vesuvius erupting in 79 AD.
Epic Southern Italy
Amalfi Coast, Basilicata & Puglia
from £5300 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- Delve into the tantalising flavours of the Amalfi Coast before getting off-the-beaten-track in southern Italy
- Boutique hotels oozing stylish chic designs and epic sunsets over the azure blue seas
- Discover fascinating Italian history in Basilicata and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sassi di Matera
Honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast
Praiano, Capri & Ravello
from £5300 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- The ultimate honeymoon itinerary offering spectacular scenery, idyllic beaches and luxurious boutique hotels
- Soak up the natural wonders of Capri with a stunning private boat trip around the island
- Spend days relaxing by the water at private beach clubs or exploring the picturesque towns along the coast
Location & directions
Praiano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Casa Angelina is in the small town of Praiano, just along the coast from Positano, on the south side of the Amalfi peninsula.
How to get there
Fly to Naples Capodichino (2-hours 50 minutes), then take a taxi via Positano to Praiano (about 2-hours, given the twisty roads at the end). The hotel can organise a taxi with an English-speaking driver.
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