Il San Pietro threw open its doors, that happen to gaze out upon an endless sea view, in 1970 and the hotel has gone on to become an icon of this stretch of coastline. Film stars and world leaders alike have chosen it since then as a haven on this frenetic stretch of Amalfi's coastline.
With a shuttle into gorgeous Positano running 24/7, a stay here means you can have all the peace and tranquillity of a more remote hotel and yet have one of the areas most famous towns at your fingertips. The hotel is carved out of the rock face and maximises its location by offering 59 rooms and suites, each with a private terrace and of course a ubiquitous sea view.
An expansive terrace with sublime views, a Michelin star restaurant in Zass, a private tennis court in the shade of the cliffs and an expansive beach club with direct sea access, Il San Pietro really does have it all. You can be as active and adventurous as you like, exploring the coastline and its famous towns either by car or perhaps the hotels own private yacht "Joey". Or kick back with a Martini Rosso or prosecco in hand on a lounger at the beach. There are no pesky steps to contend with despite the vertiginous setting as the elevator carved in the cliff will take you between lobby and seafront in mere seconds.
A superb spa which uses La Prairie products offers a spacious gym, Turkish bath, Finnish shower and expansive treatment list.
For dining you can choose an elevated view at Zass with its Michelin star over Praiano or duck into the elevator to whisk you down to Carlino right on the edge of the sea. With the latter you can choose the walk past the hotels own vegetable gardens too!
Il San Pietro is a rare find in this part of Italy. Space where space is at a premium, incredible views and standard private terraces and incomparable facilities mean Il San Pietro won't disappoint.