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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 Day Tour - GOLD Day Trip Package Pick

Boat tours

GOLD Day Trip Package

€ 86 per guest € 90 -4%

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.

Eurolimo - Private Transfer Naples - Sorrento Pick

Transfer

Private Transfer Naples - Sorrento

from € 90 € 100 -10%

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.

5 Excellent
Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - Private Transfer Naples - Sorrento or vice versa Pick

Transfer

Private Transfer Naples - Sorrento or vice versa

from € 115

The fastest and most convenient option to reach Sorrento from Naples (or vice versa)? With our private transfer by Mercedes sedan with one of our professional drivers at the wheel! Our reliable and on-time service will take all the stress out of your trip!

5 Excellent

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Recommended experiences and tours

Motoscafisti di Capri - Capri Boat Tour + Blue Grotto Stop - Yellow Line Pick

Boat tours

Capri Boat Tour + Blue Grotto Stop - Yellow Line

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Buy your ticket online now and save on your island boat tour!

3.5 Very good
Priore Capri Boats Transfers - Boat Transfer Naples - Capri (or vice versa) Pick

Transfer

Boat Transfer Naples - Capri (or vice versa)

from € 800 up to 6 persons € 850 -6%

Nothing begins your holiday right like arriving on Capri fresh from a stress-free and comfortable crossing with no delays. Book our luxury private boat transfer by Itama 40 to get to where your are headed in chic style and total relaxation!

4.5 Excellent
Oasi Motor - Book a Scooter Online (from 2 hours to 5 days) Pick

Rent

Book a Scooter Online (from 2 hours to 5 days)

from € 30 per scooter

Even if you are on the island for just a few hours, enjoy Capri to the fullest! ERent a scooter to skip the crowds and discover the island.

5 Excellent
Sorrento Limo - Private Transfer Rome - Sorrento or vice versa Pick

Transfer

Private Transfer Rome - Sorrento or vice versa

from € 450

From Italy's capital city to the Sorrento Peninsula with no stress aboard a luxury sedan with pick up directly from the train station, airport, or hotel. Book a transfer with Sorrento Limo from Rome to Sorrento or vice versa!

5 Excellent
Astarita Car Service - Shore Excursion to the Amalfi Coast Pick

Tours and excursions

Shore Excursion to the Amalfi Coast

from € 400 8-9 hours

Don't waste even a minute of your time on shore! Choose this private all-day shore excursion to the Amalfi Coast to visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Take a full 8-9 hours to explore the most beautiful coastline in Italy by luxury Mercedes with a private driver.

5 Excellent
Top Excursion Sorrento - Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius Pick

Tours and excursions

Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Vesuvius

from € 320 40 euro for hour,x extra time! € 340 -6%

Spend an entire day discovering the history of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the majesty of Mount Vesuvius! Book our driving tour for an unforgettable experience departing from Sorrento, Positano, or Naples on an elegant sedan or minivan with a bilingual driver.
Duration: 8 hours

5 Excellent