Hotel Santa Caterina
At a Glance
Stunning location on the Amalfi Coast perched on the Mediterranean Sea
Private beach club exclusively for use by guests
Fantastic Spa and Wellness area to help you unwind and relax
Two restaurants with a variety of different tastes and flavors and a wine cellar boasting over 10,000 regional and international wines and champagnes
Perfectly located for those who like to explore, Pompeii is just a one hour drive from the hotel
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.
Perched high on a cliff top amidst scented lemon and orange groves, the prestigious family-run Hotel Santa Caterina enjoys an unprecedented position on the Amalfi Coast, with breathtaking views out to the Mediterranean sea.
Originally built in 1880, the Hotel Santa Caterina has an impressive history, which is reflected throughout the property. The hotel first opened with 6 rooms in 1904, and over the years has been expanded by the family who own it. It now boasts 66 rooms and suites, all of which have a classic, Italian design with quintessentially Mediterranean architecture.
At the Hotel Santa Caterina, 2 restaurants, featuring a variety of dishes infuse modern gastronomy with traditional flavors from the Amalfi Coast. The Restaurant Santa Caterina regularly hosts 'guest chefs', who bring people in from far and wide to experience their culinary delights. The Restaurant Al Mare, is open from May to October and is a fantastic place to people watch and take in the panoramic views of the Mediterranean. For those who prefer lighter options or an apperitif before dinner, the Bar La Terrazza has a vast list of cocktails and canapés to indulge in. The hotel also boasts an acclaimed wine cellar with a vast selection of wines from the local area and abroad.
The Wellness Center at the Hotel Santa Caterina has a range of face and body treatments to help you relax, whilst more active guests can visit the fitness center, which is equipped with all the latest modern equipment.
Perhaps the most popular part of the hotel is its beach club. Located next to the restaurant and carved into the rock, this secluded delight is exclusively for the use of the hotel guests. There is a heated sea water pool, sun loungers, umbrellas and attendants to ensure you are fully hydrated while you soak up the rays.
The Hotel Santa Caterina has 7 different styles of room. They have all been decorated in a uniquely Italian way and feature vaulted ceilings, hand painted ceramics and locally crafted wrought iron.
All of the rooms at this luxurious hotel have sea views, Jacuzzi baths and a balcony or terrace.
The Hotel Santa Caterina has two restaurants which offer a range of Mediterranean inspired dishes.
The Ristorante Santa Caterina has a menu which features ricotta and salami stuffed zucchini flowers, grilled lobster and squid with sautéed spinach and a mixed Mediterranean fish grill with seasonal vegetables. There are also more traditional options such as Chateaubriand, chicken with a red onion and pepper coulis and herb crusted lamb chops.
The Ristorante Al Mare is located on the terrace, next to the beach club. The cuisine here includes a terrine of John Dory with steamed shrimps and citrus aoili, lobster salad, a range of freshly made pasta dishes and traditional Italian pizza.
The Bar La Terrazza is the perfect place to congregate with friends and family for an apperitif before your evening meal. It is also open throughout the day for light snacks or just to have a cool drink and absorb the panoramic views.
One of the main attractions of this costal hotel is the private beach club that is perched above the Mediterranean. From April to October it is reserved exclusively for use by the hotel guests and the attendants provide loungers, deck charis and umbrellas.
There is also the fantastic spa and wellness area, which offers a variety of massages and treatments. Their signature massage is known as the 'Amalfi Gold' and the essential oils used are locally sourced from plants and flowers around the region.
Sierra Obermark (Staff)
Hotel Santa Caterina is the epitome of "traditional Amalfi". Originally built in 1904, the hotel manages to blend seamlessly the old style and feel with modern amenities suited for any traveler. Feel transported to a classic luxury seldom found in the hustle and bustle of most modern day hotels. The indoor-outdoor terrace is perfect for breakfast overlooking the coast of Amalfi and excellent for dinner when you can enjoy sunset views over the water. The staff eagerly awaits your every request and will ensure that your stay is spectacular.
Sara Haney (Staff)
The beautiful and historic 1904 Santa Caterina is one of the most traditional hotels along the Amalfi Coast. With time on its side, this hotel features dcor from the Dolce Vita era with incredible tiles from the neighboring village of Vietri Sul Mar and large spacious rooms and bathrooms. With its location on the corner of a cliff, this hotel is one of the few to have direct access to the beautiful clear waters of the Amalfi Coast.
Discover Capri Island by private boat
Set sail on a private tour of this magical island aboard your very own private boat. Steeped in history and with a unique landscape, this tour is a must to experience all that Capri island has to offer.
Guided walk on the Path of the Gods
Connecting the hilltop villages of Agerola and Nocelle, the Path of the Gods is a spectacular walk offering breathtaking views across the Amalfi Coast. Join your private guide and discover the incredible natural beauty of this celebrated area.
Naples tour and pizza masterclass
Discover the historic center of Naples, one of Italy's oldest cities, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to fabulous museums, impressive churches and stunning palazzos, there is plenty to explore before learning how to make a real Neapolitan pizza.
Private Positano cooking class
Try your hand at traditional Italian cooking with a private cookery class in the heart of beautiful Positano. Your expert chef will teach you the secrets behind this Mediterranean cuisine before you prepare and enjoy a delicious four-course meal.
Swirl the Glass wine tour
Go on a delicious journey of Italian wines with a passionate local sommelier and wine lover, Cristian Fusco. Discover the delights of full-bodied reds, crisp and complex whites and fragrant rosés produced in the region on this small group tour.
Location & directions
Hotel Santa Caterina is located on the famous Amalfi Coast, a few minutes from the town of Amalfi.
How to get there
Naples Capodichino International Airport is the closest to Amalfi (2-hour 50 minute flight), approximately a 90-minute journey from the Hotel Santa Caterina.