- Style Modern Med minimalism
- Setting Rugged Amalfi cliff side
It’s hard to imagine a more majestic location than perched on the Amalfi coastal cliffs, between the green mountains and the deep blue sea – from the rooftop terrace of Casa Angelina, the ocean view spreads out before you like an azure blanket, disturbed only by the island bumps of Capri and Li Galli and the rocky toe of Italy stretching into the horizon. Every fixture, fitting and furnishing gleams brilliant white, solely offset by the wild and whimsical colours of the Murano glass sculptures dotted around the communal areas.
Need to know
- Rooms 43, including four beachside apartments.
- Rates Double rooms from $357.17 (€259), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.50 per person per night on check-out.
- More details Buffet breakfast costs €25 a person.
- Facilities Gym, beauty/massage treatments, DVD library, free WiFi throughout, shuttlebus to Positano. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, Nespresso machine, L’Occitane toiletries.
- Poolside Casa Angelina has two. Inside the hotel, a heated hydrotherapy pool bubbles away under a constellation of fibre optics on the ceilings. Out on the decked terrace, a sun-warmed counter-current pool is surrounded by white daybeds and parasols.
- Check–out 12noon; later check-out is subject to availability.
Children Children over 12 can stay for €130 a night. However, as the hotel's many art-topped plinths and pristine white walls signify, this is very much an adult Amalfi hideaway.
- Hotel closed 27 October 2013 to 1 April 2014
- Also Reception can arrange a personal trainer and if you have a room with a terrace you can practice your stretches and sun salutations to inspiring views, with private yoga and pilates classes.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Although we do love the views of Praiano from the Grand Deluxe Suite, Junior Suite 401 has to be the most reach-for-the-camera impressive, with a vast private terrace offering 180º views of Positano and Capri from the comfort of a luxurious lounger and a unique Duravit Starck bath tub. 200 steps down from the main hotel beside the private beach, Casa Angelina’s four airy apartments come with Bang and Olufsen entertainment systems and a communal honesty bar, and incorporate the natural rock of the cliff face into their whitewashed walls.
- Packing tips Steep steps are everywhere in these parts, so heels will need stowable back-up – pack some handbaggable flats. Pashminas and hairspray will keep your precious tresses in place while speeding along the coast by boat.
- Also By far the best way to explore this famed stretch of coastline is by boat – perfect for spotting secluded little beaches nestled into he cliffs. Hop in the hotel's private vessel – the Master Angelina – which can be hired for half-day or full-day tours with your own personal skipper. If you'd rather curl up in the hotel's lounge, be sure to keep an eye out for some strange colourful creatures made out of Murano glass – Cuban artist Sosabravo's sculptures add a quirky touch to the serene decor.
Food and drink at Casa Angelina
- Hotel restaurant Un Piano nel Cielo (‘a floor in the sky’) is just that – a top-floor terrace with yet more amazing views of the Amalfi coast. The indoor area is fitted with wall-spanning coast-facing windows, so you can still admire the vista.
- Dress code White summer wraps to blend in – or vibrant-toned sarongs to stand out. Gigantic sunglasses are de rigueur.
- Top table Ask for a spot on the edge of the terrace overlooking the ocean – dining doesn’t get more dramatic.
- Last orders The kitchen closes at 10.20pm, but the bar stays open until 1am.
- Room service 24 hours.
- Hotel bar The small Moroccan-influenced bar has a terrace on the cliff-edge scattered with teak tables and umbrellas – there can be few more romantic spots on the Amalfi coast for enjoying a sundowner. The staff certainly know their way around a mojito.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details