Need to know
43, including four beachside apartments.
12 noon; later check-out is subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $657.25 (€550), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Room rates include a buffet breakfast.
By far the best way to explore this famed stretch of coastline is by boat – perfect for spotting secluded little beaches nestled into the 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.
At the hotel
Gym, beauty and massage treatments, DVD library, free WiFi throughout, shuttle bus to Positano. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, Nespresso machine, L’Occitane toiletries.
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 & Olufsen entertainment systems and a communal honesty bar, and incorporate the natural rock of the cliff face into their whitewashed walls.
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 day-beds and parasols.
The wellness centre has incredible views from its sea-facing treadmills, and the stylish white-walled gym (with Technogym equipment) is a serene working-out spot. Take a break in the sauna, or book a de-stress, relaxing or sports massage, with luxe Moroccan Nectarome products, in one of the all-white sea-view treatment rooms.
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.
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.
Children over 12 can stay for €154 a night. However, as the hotel's many art-topped plinths and pristine white walls signify, this is very much an adult Amalfi hideaway.