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Where to Stay: the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento
Where to Stay: the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento
Where to Stay: the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento
Where to Stay: the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento
Where to Stay: the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento
Where to Stay: the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento
Where to Stay: the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento
Where to Stay: the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento
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Where to Stay: the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento

Where to book your hotel or accommodation on the Amalfi Coast or in Sorrento

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Choosing where to stay is one of the most important decisions you'll make while planning your holiday in Sorrento or on the Amalfi Coast, especially if you plan on heading out for day trips to explore the nearby coastline and islands during your vacation.

Here is a quick guide to where to book your hotel or other accommodation on Italy's Amalfi Coast, with the pros and cons of each area:

Sorrento and the Sorrentine Peninsula

Sorrento is the most popular choice for travellers who are visiting this stretch of coast. The advantage of using Sorrento as your base during your holiday is its excellent connections with Capri, Positano, Amalfi, and Pompeii, in addition to its beautiful views and festive atmosphere. Sorrento has a wide range of accommodations for all budgets, including hotels, apartments, and B&Bs. It is a vibrant city all year round, so the best option if you are planning to visit in low season from October to April, when destinations like Positano and Capri largely shut down.

Pros: excellent connections by public transportation; a variety of hotels and other accommodations for every budget, a bustling atmosphere. The center is flat, so suitable for small children or travellers who have limited mobility.
Cons: this is a modern city with tourists and traffic, crowded with group tours during high season. There is none of the more sophisticated exclusive atmosphere you'll find in Capri and Positano.

The other towns on the Sorrentine Peninsula (Vico Equense, Meta, Piano, Sant’Agnello, and Massa Lubrense) are less touristy and can be good options if you would like to experience the more authentic side of the coast.

Where to stay in Sorrento

The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is the stretch of coastline that runs from Nerano (a hamlet outside Massa Lubrense) to Vietri sul Mare. The most famous and popular destinations are Positano and Amalfi. Many consider Sorrento part of the “Amalfi Coast”, but they are two distinct locations. The Amalfi Coast is the coastline to the south that faces the Gulf of Salerno.

Positano, together with Capri, is the most exclusive and chic location on the Amalfi Coast, boasting the iconic sophisticated atmosphere for which the Amalfi Coast is famous. Positano offers beautiful views, picturesque lanes, and lovely beaches, but is a very steep town filled with long staircases, so not suitable for small children or travellers with limited mobility. Amalfi, on the other hand, is flat and more centrally located.

If you would like to stay on the Amalfi Coast but have a limited budget or would like to avoid the tourist crush, avoid Positano and Amalfi and instead opt for the quieter towns of Praiano, Furore, Minori, or the small fishing hamlets along the coast.

Pros: the landscape of the Amalfi Coast, with its cliffside villages and rocky coastline, is one of the most beautiful and romantic in the world.
Cons: it's not always easy to reach the coast or to get around for day trips, especially if you would like to visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Naples.

Where to book your hotel on the Amalfi Coast

The Island of Capri

If you would like to experience the authentic side of Capri, you will have to spend at least one night on the island. The island reveals all its charm once night falls and the crowds of day trippers take the last ferry back to the mainland. Capri absolutely must be seen in the peace of the evening when it's just the sound of the wind and waves off the coast. Make sure to check your flight and ferry times: if you are arriving late or leaving early, you will probably have to spend a night in Naples.

Pros: an overnight stay is the only real way to experience the authentic side of the island...if you just take the time for a day trip, you may be disappointed.
Cons: expensive

Where to stay on Capri

Eurolimo - Naples - Sorrento Luxury Transfer Pick

Guided tours

Naples - Sorrento Luxury Transfer

Enjoy the ease of arriving in Sorrento from the airport, train station, port or any other location in the city of Naples (or vice versa) by luxury sedan in complete comfort and style.
Duration: about 60 minutes.

By Eurolimo

from € 95 € 100 -5%

(Terms and conditions)

Nello Russo

(Owner and driver)

Gianni's Boat - Full day GROUP TOUR to Capri from Sorrento -High Season Pick

Excursions by sea

Full day GROUP TOUR to Capri from Sorrento -High Season

The full day group tour includes a complete tour around the island in all the grottos, swimming and sun bathing, and around 3 hour of free time to explore the island by foot.
Each boat holds up to 12 people.

By Gianni's Boat

€ 90 per guest

(Terms and conditions)

Gianni Tedesco

(Proprietario)

Eurolimo - From Naples to Positano or vice versa - Stress free! Pick

Guided tours

From Naples to Positano or vice versa - Stress free!

Enjoy our exclusive private transfer between Naples and Positano (and/or return) on board of a luxury vehicle, driven by a professional English speaking driver. Pick up/drop off: airport, station, hotel, or other point in the city center. Duration of the transfer: about 90 minutes.

By Eurolimo

from € 125

(Terms and conditions)

Nello Russo

(Owner and driver)

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Capri Boat Service Transfer  - Speedboat Transfer Capri <--> Amalfi in Style Pick

Transport and Rental

Speedboat Transfer Capri <--> Amalfi in Style

Fast, easy, and stress-free: the best way to reach charming Amalfi from Capri (or vice versa) in just 30 minutes is by luxury speedboat! Save precious time during your holiday on Capri and the Amalfi Coast and make even a simple transfer an unforgettable experience!

By Capri Boat Service Transfer

from € 650 € 750 -13% max 8-10 passengers
Oasi Motor - Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours) Pick

Transport and Rental

Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours)

Reserve your scooter online to visit Capri in complete freedom without having to face the long lines for the funicular and bus.
This package includes a 6 hour rental from 10 am to 4 pm, with delivery at the port of Capri just steps from where you disembark from the ferry!

By Oasi Motor

from € 40 € 55 -27% Per scooter
Capri Boat Service Transfer  - Transfer Naples-Capri by speedboat + car Pick

Transport and Rental

Transfer Naples-Capri by speedboat + car

Travel to Capri from Naples (or vice versa) in just 40 minutes on board a high-speed luxury speedboat for a fast and comfortable arrival in style! This all-inclusive service begins with a pick-up by private car at your hotel on Capri or airport/station in Naples.

By Capri Boat Service Transfer

from € 780 € 850 -8% max 8-10 passengers
Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - Transfer from Rome to Capri or Vice Versa Pick

Guided tours

Transfer from Rome to Capri or Vice Versa

Transfer from/to the airport or centre of Rome to Capri
The service includes:
Transfer by sedan or minivan Mercedes/Volkswagen with a professional driver who speaks Italian and English.
Tickets for the fast ferry to Capri
Porter service for luggage

By Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers

from € 500
Astarita Car Service - Shore Excursion to Pompeii, Positano e Sorrento Pick

Guided tours

Shore Excursion to Pompeii, Positano e Sorrento

Book our shore excursion to take advantage of every moment on shore! Our private driver will pick you up at the port and take you by luxury Mercedes to beautiful Pompeii, Positano, and Sorrento!

By Astarita Car Service

from € 400
Top Excursion Sorrento - Delux Sedan Amalfi Coast + Sorrento Tour Pick

Guided tours

Delux Sedan Amalfi Coast + Sorrento Tour

See the best of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento in just one day with this private driving tour by elegant sedan or minivan with a bilingual driver who will assist you during the drive. The tour departs from Positano and includes Amalfi and Ravello before arriving in Sorrento for a visit of the center.

By Top Excursion Sorrento

from € 349

Giovanni Guidone

(Titolare)