Il San Pietro

Amalfi Coast and south, Italy

As you wind your way towards Positano it would be easy to miss Il San Pietro, a marvelous hotel hewn from the rock of the Amalfi cliffs. But with private terraces in every room, a Michelin star, tennis court and beach club, this hotel cannot be ignored.

At a Glance

  • In an area where space is at a premium, Il San Pietro still boasts a tennis court, beach club and vast panoramic terrace

  • Zass Restaurant has a Michelin star and amazing views

  • Every room and suite boasts its own private terrace with incredible views

Couples, Honeymoon,

Insider's View

Use the hotel’s lift directly down to the private beach club where you can try one of the stand-up paddleboards or grab a kayak and explore the beautiful coastline. The views of picturesque Positano are spectacular.

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Insider's View

The hotel offers a free shuttle service to Positano 24 hours a day for guests.

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Insider's View

Why not book the hotel's private yacht "Joey" for a sunset cruise.

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Insider's View

Play a round of tennis on the hotel's superb court, in the shade of the cliffs.

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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 maximizes 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.


All rooms are unique with great attention paid to the design and features. They are all distinguished by their marble floors and some feature private terraces with spectacular sea views creating a regal ambience. Each room is colorful and vibrant and every inch is immaculate including the bathrooms which come complete with rain showers, double sinks and whirlpool tubs. Rooms also include amenities such as free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

Special Room

All the special rooms have a defining feature to make them live up to their name. Some of them offer a luxurious bathroom and others come complete with a spacious private terrace. The views over Positano are spectacular.

Classic Room

Each room boasts its own private terrace with panoramic sea views. They all come furnished with table, chairs and welcoming sun beds. The classic rooms are equipped with a safe-deposit box, minbar, free WiFi and LCD TV.

De Luxe Room

Each room boasts its own private terrace with panoramic sea views. They all come furnished with table, chairs and welcoming sun beds. The De Luxe rooms are equipped with a safe-deposit box, minibar, free WiFi and LCD TV.


The hotel has its own private beach with a solarium, Cassiano restaurant and bar by the sea. An elevator carved into the cliff ensures you can travel down in style. The hotel also has a spa and tennis courts and a Michelin starred restaurant.


Guests can enjoy a boat trip on the hotel's private yacht that is available for full or half day rentals.


There is a free shuttle to town available for all guests.

Location & Directions

Amalfi Coast and south, Italy

Il San Pietro is located on the cliff side overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Naples. It is located in the beautiful area of Positano.

When to go

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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