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
Gregory Peck, the Rockefellers, Peter O'Toole, Tina Turner, Barbra Streisand, François Mitterand, Dustin Hoffman and the King of Jordan are past guests, to name but a few.Scott Dunn team
The hotel offers a free shuttle service to/from Positano 24/7 for guests.Scott Dunn team
Il San Pietro is the only hotel in Positano with direct access to the sea.Scott Dunn team
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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.
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.
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.
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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 is in spring (April to early June) or autumn (September and October). In summer the climate is hot and humid and the coast’s single road (SS163) is heaving, and often has long tailbacks. The beaches, restaurants and tourist attractions are full to the brim in the summer months.