Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Santa Caterina Amalfi

The Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi, is a 5-star historic, grand hotel, set into the dramatic cliffs, about 10 minutes' walk from the centre of Amalfi, with its charming marina, piazzas and quaint streets. A huge bonus is the hotel's man-made beach and swimming pool by the sea, reached by lift. Enjoy light lunches here or dine in a more stately fashion in the hotel's gourmet terrace restaurants. Many rooms have sea view, hand-painted majolica tiles and balcony.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Naples
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi

Hotel Santa Caterina is a historic 5-star hotel in a convenient location. This elegant hotel epitomises the Amalfi Coast, with great food, wine and stunning views it serves as the ideal base to explore the region.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location 20 minute walk to Amalfi Cathedral

Annual opening 27 March to 1 November

Closest airport Naples

Distance from airport About 90-minutes' drive

Hotel facilities and services

Outdoor Swimming Pool (in operation from April until October), Man-made Beach, Beach Club, 2 Panoramic Restaurants, 2 Bars, Wine Cellar, Complimentary Open Air Parking, Garage Parking (for a fee), Room Service, Massages and Treatments available, Gym.

Complimentary

Parking

Out and about nearby

The Amalfi coast with Amalfi and Ravello, Capri and Ischia, Pompeii, Herculaneum and boat trips. 

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Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with partial seaside view for 7 nights

From about

£1,630

Holiday Code IE61

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi

The Hotel Santa Caterina, a 'grand-style' 5 star hotel, stands surrounded by flower-filled terraces and gardens on the coast about a ten minute walk from the centre of Amalfi, in the direction of Positano. Perched on the cliff the Santa Caterina was built in the early nineteenth century and was a favourite haunt of leading cultural and political figures at the time. As well as enjoying breathtaking views out to sea and of the Amalfi coast, the guests of the Hotel Santa Caterina have the benefits of the luxuriant vegetation of the palm trees, umbrella pines, lemon trees and bougainvillaea that adorn the terraces beneath the hotel. Pot plants, paintings, hand-made tiles and antique furniture give the public areas and the bedrooms a homely feel. You can dine under the white vaulted ceiling of the restaurant or al fresco under the fragrant scents of the pergola of lemon. The menus are very good value (from about €50 per person) and the cuisine is based on fresh, local produce with lots of fish and seafood. (Please note that the restaurant at the Hotel Santa Caterina is closed in January and February). In the distance is the sparkling of the sea and the coastline of the Bay of Salerno. The Hotel Santa Caterina has its own man-made beach and swimming pool by the sea, reached by lift from the hotel; here a wide variety of light meals and pizzas are served at lunch-time. Most bedrooms, which vary in size, have balcony or terrace and all have private bathroom decorated with specially designed tiles. It is probably well worth upgrading to the deluxe room with front sea view to make the most of the dramatic location of the hotel. We recommend the Hotel Santa Caterina highly for a relaxing stay and a friendly, cosy atmosphere.

Room descriptions

Hotel Santa Caterina has 66 rooms with bath or shower and WC, air-conditioning, television, telephone, minibar and safe. A third person can be accommodated in all room types upon request and availability. Honeymooners are provided with a complimentary bottle of Italian Spumante and flowers.

Double Room with partial seaside view
Executive Double Room with partial seaside view
Double Room with sea view
Deluxe Double Room with sea view
Junior Suite with sea view
Executive Junior Suite with sea view
Suite with sea view
Special Suite with sea view

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with partial seaside view for 7 nights

From about

£1,630

Holiday Code IE61

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Santa Caterina in Amalfi, our clients usually fly to Naples airport or arrive by train at Naples railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price. It is also possible to have a hire-car for a stay at this hotel, especially if you want to tour the region. We will arrange this for you if required.

Additional information

Minimum stays: There is a minimum stay of 3 nights over the Easter weekend.

Children: Children are welcome at the hotel. Children under 2 years are provided a cot free of charge.

Special offers

Honeymoon and Anniversary offer All couples staying at the hotel on their honeymoon or for an anniversary will receive a complimentary bottle of Italian Spumante and flowers in their room upon arrival.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with partial seaside view for 7 nights

From about

£1,630

Holiday Code IE61

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi

About Amalfi Coast

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Amalfi Coast is perfect for those looking for relaxation as well as sightseeing in coastal towns such as Amalfi, Positano, Ravello and Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast as well as the islands of Capri and Ischia. The Amalfi Coast is best known for its dramatic coastal scenery, deep gorges and violently-shaped rocks that plunge into a deep blue sea, tempered by the luxuriant vegetation that thrives in the favourable climate; lemons, oranges, olives, almonds, vines, camellias and bougainvillaea. Human habitation thrives in the tiny fishing villages in rocky coves and in the pink and white-washed flat-roofed or domed buildings that hug the cliffs in layers. The Amalfi Coast's history of trading throughout the Mediterranean still shows in the Moorish and Byzantine architectural styles; domes and arcades, wrought-iron balconies and colourful ceramic tiles which depict the region. The cuisine of the Amalfi Coast is light and simple, based on local fish and shellfish, lemons and oranges, mozzarella and fresh herbs. Whilst the climate of the Amalfi Coast is particularly appealing too, there are numerous excursion and sightseeing possibilities for your holiday including the islands of Procida, Capri and Ischia, the city of Naples, the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the romance of Ravello, the bustle of Sorrento and the charm of Positano.

Highlights of the Amalfi Coast

A drive along the Amalfi coast from Positano to Amalfi offers stunning and breath-taking scenery. Visit the Emerald Cave near Vettica Minore by boat. Enjoy the superb view of the coast from the 13th Century Gothic Villa Rufolo in Ravello (we offer garden tour holidays of the Amalfi Coast and Capri including a visit to Villa Rufolo). Spend a full day visiting the awe-inspiring site of Pompeii, visiting the remains of the villas containing both vibrant and delicate frescoes. Herculaneum is nearby and also worth visiting. The Greek site of Paestum has outstanding Doric temples. In the resort of Amalfi stroll along the Via Genova and the Via Capuano taking in the typical architecture of Campania with the flower-covered balconies, narrow alleyways leading to fountain-filled little squares. Take the chairlift on Capri to Monte Solaro or walk to the Migliara Belvedere for a view of the lighthouse. On Ischia visit the beaches of Citara and Maronti and enjoy a morning's walk to Monte Epomeo for panoramic views of the coast. Well worth visiting is the often-forgotten island of Procida between Naples and Ischia, with its vines and fishing, flat roofed white houses and atmosphere most characteristic of the region in bygone days. Visit Vietri for ceramics as well as stalls of lemons, garlic and peppers.

Cultural highlights of the Amalfi Coast

The House of the Vettii at Pompeii, the baroque Palazzo Reale at Caserta, Villa Jovis in Capri, the Doric temples of Paestum, Michelozzo`s tomb of Cardinal Rinaldo Brancaccio in the 14th Century church of Sant`Angelo, and in Naples: `Modesty` by Antonio Corradini in the Cappella Sansevero, the Gothic church of San Lorenzo Maggiore and the Majolica tiles in the cloisters of the 14th Century Santa Chiara.

Festivals on the Amalfi Coast

The Ravello music festival June to July, the festival of San Costanzo on 14 May on Capri, the festival of Sant`Antonio in Anacapri on 13 June, the festival of Madonna della Liberta in Marina Grande in September, Lo Sbarco dei Saraceni in Positano on the second Sunday in August.

Gastronomy of the Amalfi Coast

Neapolitan cuisine is now famous the world over for its use of tomatoes, pizza, mozzarella cheese, dried pasta and lemons. Local specialities include Mozzarella in Carrozza, Panzanella alla napoletana, Pasta alla sorrentina (with scamorza cheese and tomatoes), Sartu (an elaborate rice pie stuffed with meats, sausages, mushrooms etc), Timballo di Maccheroni (also elaborate with maccheroni baked in a pie and a sauce of chicken livers, mushrooms and black truffles), Carciofi ripieni alla napoletana (baked stuffed artichokes), Coviglie (a mousse-like dessert), Sproccolati (sun-dried figs on sticks) and Sfogliatelle (breakfast pastries). The region produces a number of excellent red and white wines. The most famous white is called Lacrimi Christi, from vines grown on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Taurasi from Avellino is a full-bodied red. Capri, Ischia and Sorrento all produce their own local wines.

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