Le Sirenuse in Positano, Italy, has always been a place I wanted to see. So when I planned my visit to Capri, Ischia and the Amalfi coast I absolutely wanted to go there. You have to see this lovely place overlooking the Positano bay right by the busy center of the village!
The hotel Le Sirenuse was openend in 1951 by the siblings Aldo, Paolo, Anna and Franco Sersale – before that it was the summer house of the noble family. Now the 58-room resort is considered one of Italy’s leading seaside luxury hotels, though it still retains the intimate, cultured atmosphere of a private home and is still run by the family.
Not only the ocean view is spectacular – also the inside and terraces of the hotel Le Sirenuse are breathtaking. Contemporary interior design paired with traditional elements create a both cozy and sophisticated setting and make you feel at home instantly.
I especially enjoyed taking my breakfast on our private balcony, from where I could see the Mediterranean Ocean and the majolica tiled dome of the church S. Maria Assunta, which can be seen from every corner of the town. It was like waking up in paradise, when the first rays of the morning sun appeared on the horizon casting everything in a golden light and the soft sound of the ocean waves below echoing in our beautiful room.
A real highlight were also the bars and restaurants of the hotel Le Sirenuse, that offer culinary treasures and a stunning atmosphere. The large and inviting terraces with their local style charm are definitely the place to be for a sun downer or a romantic dinner. I especially loved Aldo’s Champagne Bar, where we enjoyed fresh seafood and sparkling drinks on our last evening. But also the La Sponda restaurant with its Michelin starred cuisine was more than worth the visit.
The city of Positano itself was everything I expected it to be – cute little houses adorning the rocks of the Amalfi coast, following the serpentines and creating a picturesque and colorful valley around the bay. In the steep trails between harbor and buildings time seems to stand still and I was constantly feeling the legendary Dolce Vita vibes like in an old Sofia Loren movie.
Rarely have I seen such a photogenic surrounding, so I had to take lots of pictures and I hope they could inspire you to go and plan your trip to Positano and the hotel Le Sirenuse, soon!