29 Oct Le Sirenuse Positano
Le Sirenuse is a 5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Positano. Le Sirenuse was opened as a hotel in 1951 and renovations are ongoing as the family refurbishes the hotel each season during their annual closure (from November to March). That being said, each return to Le Sirenuse involves a new element to charm guests. For instance, every summer they commission an artist to create a piece for following summer and hang it in the hotel for the season. This truly is a special place. And despite being in the center of one of the most beautiful towns, Le Sirenuse is the kind of hotel you never have to leave. From its incredible cuisine to world-class spa, guests have everything they need and more. The most impressionable part is of course the Italian hospitality, which the Sersale family seems to have in their blood. They will be sure to go above and beyond to care for you during your stay.
Le Sirenuse has 58 unique rooms and suites. Located in the heart of the old house, suites are decorated with a selection of period antiques, old masters paintings and watercolors. All suites have a balcony and/or terrace overlooking the sea. If you want to stay in Positano, nothing compares to the views you’ll get in the suites here. Junior Suites and the Junior Suite Superior room categories are large and spacious with impeccable furnishings and décor, plus a private balcony overlooking the sea. The Sea View rooms are decorated with a combination of contemporary and antique furniture and all have a private balcony overlooking the sea. Inner courtyard rooms, the smallest room category, are furnished to the same high standards but with no balcony or sea view.
Food & Drinks
La Sponda restaurant is a must, not so much for the unfussy Michelin-starred food which is excellent but because the whole experience is breathtaking, from the uber-romantic views and the zillions of flickering candles to being serenaded by two old-timers on guitar and mandolin. Before dinner, guests gather on the terrace of the Champagne and Oyster bar for bubbles and bi-valves, or at super-hip rooftop Franco’s. Breakfast, served adjacent to the pool terrace, is a feast that includes all sorts of fresh-baked pastries and breads (don’t miss the warm, ricotta-filled sfogliatelle), homemade granola, buffalo milk yogurt, smoked tuna and fresh mozzarella. Herby omelettes and other made-to-order hot choices are served under silver cloches. Lazy summery lunches (salads, pasta dishes, grills) are served on the shady pool terrace.
Services and Facilities
The hotel is run with a winning mix of charm and Swiss-trained efficiency by Antonio Sersale and his wife Carla with extraordinary attention to detail. Facilities abound; a superb Aveda spa designed by Gae Aulenti, a pool terrace with sun loungers and lemon trees in huge pots, one of the most romantic restaurants in the world and several bars. There are two boutiques selling everything you need to fit in with the understated-but-oh-so-chic Amalfi Coast look. You can avoid the seething masses in Positano altogether by hopping on one of the hotel’s boats; there’s a wooden gozzo for complimentary trips, and a very glam vintage Riva speedboat for sunset cruises with champagne (extra charge). The calendar of regular activities offers Pilates classes, guided walks in the hills, visits to a limoncello factory or the local fish market with the chef (all free of charge). There are wine tastings too (extra charge). Excursions can be arranged to Capri, Pompeii and Herculaneum, Vesuvius and Naples, and transfers to and from Naples train station and airport.
Telephone:+39 089 875066