Palazzo Belmonte

Santa Maria di Castellebate, Italy

From $1700 per person in low season
From $2600 per person in high season

based on 7 nights

per person for 7 nights based on 2 people sharing a double room sea view terrace including daily breakfast, private return airport transfers.

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At a Glance

  • Get off the beaten track and visit Santa Maria della Castellabate for a genuine Italian experience

  • Housed in a historic aristocratic manor house

  • Within easy walking distance of the small town's piazza, restaurants, and bars

  • Unpretentious and friendly atmosphere

  • The attractive local beach is reached by a short stroll through the hotel's private garden

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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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Insider's View

Sant Maria di Castellabate is a lovely tradional town next door to Palazzo Belmonte with a buzzing atmoshphere and some charming restuarants.

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Description

Palazzo Belmonte is a historic hotel next to the pretty village of Santa Maria, some way south of the Amalfi coast. The lush Mediterranean gardens, the sandy beach and the relaxed and informal ambiance make the Palazzo Belmonte an idyllic retreat.

Palazzo Belmonte is a beautifully converted 17th Century hunting lodge with 50 rooms located on a stunning stretch of unspoiled coastline to the south of Naples. The Palazzo is still family run and is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful countryside and coastline of southern Italy.

The hotel is divided into three areas: The original palazzo with its traditional courtyard and foliage covering the walls and Edoardo’s House which is situated slightly away from the courtyard but still has the same impressive architecture. The apartments are all named after flowers and herbs that can be found in the palazzo’s five-acre garden and most have original features dating from the 17th Century. The three villas are located in the gardens and accommodate rooms on the ground or first floor which are simply furnished and have either garden or sea views.

A short wander along pathways through bougainvillea and hibiscus leads you down to the large freshwater pool in a secluded corner of the garden or the Palazzo’s sandy beach. Lunch and dinner can be eaten outside on sunny days at either the poolside or the Belvedere Terrace which combines stunning views over the sea to Capri with delicious regional foods.

Further afield day trips can be arranged to a variety of sites including the world renowned sites of Pompeii and the Greek Temples of Paestum. The beautiful island of Capri is under an hour away by hydrofoil and the peaceful medieval village of Santa Maria di Castellabate is literally on your doorstep. There is also an option to participate in a nocturnal fishing trip or take a boat trip along the coast.

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Accommodation

The Palazzo Belmonte has 50 guest rooms, apartments and suites with superb sea or garden views. Eduardo's House is the location of most romantic suites, perfect for an unforgettable honeymoon. These luxurious suites with vaulted ceilings are decorated with beautiful terracotta tiles and subtle shades of white complimented with the vibrant colors of southern Italy. All rooms have satellite TV, a safe and a minibar. The two villas in Belmonte provide comfort and privacy.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Palazzo Belmonte and interconnecting rooms are available. However, there are no specific child facilities available at the hotel.

Facilities

The Palazzo restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine and regional specialties with the emphasis on the use of fresh fish, other sea food and the finest local produce. Truly memorable romantic dinners take place al fresco on the suspended gardens of the Belvedere by candlelight under the stars to the gentle sound of the sea. In the evening special cocktails can be enjoyed from the pool bar. The hotel boasts a fresh water pool and a private golden sandy beach with umbrellas for guests.

Activities

The Palazzo Belmonte is a superb base for exploring the numerous places of interest in this part of Italy. The magnificent Doric Temples of Paestum is just 30 minutes away and the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis are nearby. The legendary Amalfi coast provides an enjoyable day trip and helicopter trips can be arranged to experience the most spectacular views of the coast and places of interest further afield.

Reviews

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Fiona Bickmore (Staff)

Still privately owned, the history of Palazzo Belmonte is fascinating. A wonderful old Palazzo with a real feeling of time. The rooms are comfortable and all vary hugely in size and location within the hotel. This typically Italian hotel has a lovely laid back feeling to it, you can spend your day relaxing by the pool or on the sandy beach and then in the evenings you can enjoy the goings on in Santa Maria Castalebate after a srumptous dinner on the piazza

Experiences

  • Capri by boat

    Explore the picture-perfect island of Capri by boat. Sail to the famous Blue Grotto with its dazzling azure cave and admire the Faraglioni rocks which rise out of the ocean. Relax and swim in the crystal-clear sea before returning to shore.

  • Capri Explorer

    Discover the glamorous island of Capri and its wonderful ocean views. Visit Anacapri and the pretty gardens of Villa San Michele, plus Capri town’s quaint piazza. There’s also time to wander the elegant boutiques for which the island is famed.

  • 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.

  • Mount Vesuvius and Winery

    Climb active Mount Vesuvius for spectacular views across the Gulf of Naples and Sorrento Peninsula. You will reach the crater rim and learn about the volcano’s history from an alpine guide. Afterwards, relax with an afternoon of wine tasting.

  • 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.

  • Path of the Gods Trek

    Walk the famous Path of the Gods trek through some of the Amalfi Coast’s most stunning scenery. Look out over the ocean from your hilltop vantage point and admire the charming villages and dramatic coastline below.

  • 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.

  • Private tour of the Amalfi Coast

    Explore the attractive Amalfi Coast and admire its dramatic ocean views. Discover Ravello’s picturesque hilltop gardens, visit Amalfi’s charming cathedral and explore the bustling streets of Positano.

Location & directions

Santa Maria di Castellebate, Italy

Palazzo Belmonte is south of the Amalfi Coast, on a glorious stretch of coastline from Positano to Punta Licosa, near the medieval hamlet of Castellabate.

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