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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

Capri Boat Service Luxury - Capri Boat Tour by Luxury Gozzo from Sorrento Pick

Capri Boat Tour by Luxury Gozzo from Sorrento

Tour

During your stay in Sorrento, don't miss out on an exclusive boat tour to the island of Capri! Depart from the port in Sorrento on board our luxury gozzo boat and sail to Capri after an onboard picnic and swim. Visit the island by foot, then sail the entire circumference before heading back.

By Capri Boat Service Luxury

from € 500 max 7 passengers € 800 -38%
Joe Banana Limos - Boat - Boat tour to the Amalfi Coast Pick

Boat tour to the Amalfi Coast

Tour

A truly remarkable way to see the Amalfi Coast! We will sail by the picturesque Amalfi Coast with stunning views of the coastline. We will see Isola dei Li Galli, Nerano, Praiano, Positano and Amalfi. You will have about 1/2 hours in the port of Amalfi, to explore this enchanting city on your own.

By Joe Banana Limos - Boat

from € 900
Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - Pompeii & Herculaneum Stop + Transfer to Sorrento Pick

Pompeii & Herculaneum Stop + Transfer to Sorrento

Transfer

Do you want to break up your transfer with a stop or two? Choose our transfer by luxury Mercedes or Volkswagen with a professional driver that includes stops at the famed buried Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Take advantage of every minute of your Italian vacation!

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from € 300 € 320 -6%

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Recommended experiences and tours

Capri Boat Service Transfer  - Transfer by Speedboat Capri - Positano Pick

Transfer by Speedboat Capri - Positano

Transfer

Sail to Positano in luxury style on a high-powered speedboat, passing the picturesque Li Galli islets on your way from Capri (or vice versa): choose our private transfer, and in just 30 minutes you will be relaxing at your destination, with no lines and no stress!

By Capri Boat Service Transfer

from € 499 max 8-10 passengers € 610 -18%
Capri Boat Service Transfer  - Private Speedboat Transfer Capri - Salerno Pick

Private Speedboat Transfer Capri - Salerno

Transfer

Save precious time during your holiday and choose a fast, comfortable, and reliable private transfer by luxury speedboat to fly across the waves from Capri to Salerno (or Salerno to Capri) in just 60 minutes. Choose the best for your vacation and your peace of mind!

By Capri Boat Service Transfer

from € 800 max 8-10 passengers
Capri Boat Service Transfer  - Speedboat Transfer Capri <--> Amalfi in Style Pick

Speedboat Transfer Capri <--> Amalfi in Style

Transfer

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 max 8-10 passengers € 750 -13%
Top Excursion Sorrento - Transfer from Civitavecchia Port to Rome or Vice Versa Pick

Transfer from Civitavecchia Port to Rome or Vice Versa

Transfer

Choose luxury and convenience: book our transfer to reach the city of Rome from the port at Civitavecchia (or vice versa). No stress, no delays...just vacation!

By Top Excursion Sorrento

from € 160
Sorrento Limo - Tour of Paestum + mozzarella experience Pick

Tour of Paestum + mozzarella experience

Tour

Combine culture and food in this esclusive tour by Sorrento Limo. You'll visit the temples of Paestum, some of the best preserved ruins from the time of Ancient Greece, followed by an unforgettable mozzarella experience where you'll discover all the secrets of Italy's mozzarella di bufala!

By Sorrento Limo

from € 300
Capri Day Tour - GOLD Day Trip Package Pick

GOLD Day Trip Package

Tour

If you are planning a day trip from Sorrento to Capri, here is the perfect all-inclusive package for a full day on the island.

By Capri Day Tour

€ 86 per guest € 90 -4%