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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

Guided tours

GOLD Day Trip Package

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

€ 78 per guest

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

Guided tours

Private Transfer Naples - Sorrento or vice versa

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!

By Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers

from € 105

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Bagni Tiberio Boats - Boat Tour of Capri  + the Amalfi Coast Pick

Excursions by sea

Boat Tour of Capri + the Amalfi Coast

Capri and the Amalfi Coast in a single boat tour. Visit the famous Faraglioni and Blue Grotto on the island and the coastal towns of Positano and Amalfi and enjoy some of the most beautiful coastline in Italy on your private boat.
Duration: 7 hours

By Bagni Tiberio Boats

from € 390 per boat

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Carmine De Martino

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

Transport and Rental

Capri Boat Tour + Blue Grotto Stop - Yellow Line

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

By Motoscafisti di Capri

€ 17 € 18 -6% per guest
Oasi Motor - Book a Scooter Online (from 2 hours to 5 days) Pick

Transport and Rental

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

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.

By Oasi Motor

from € 25 per scooter
Capri Boat Service Transfer  - Evening Speedboat Transfer to Nerano for Seaside Dinner Pick

Transport and Rental

Evening Speedboat Transfer to Nerano for Seaside Dinner

A romantic dinner for two or an unforgettable evening with friends and family in Nerano, right on the waterfront: if you are vacationing on Capri, treat yourself to a seaside dinner in Nerano, arriving by luxury Itama 38 speedboat. Departure at sunset and return sail under the stars...

By Capri Boat Service Transfer

€ 350 € 500 -30% max 8-10 passengers
Top Excursion Sorrento - Deluxe transfer from Florence to Sorrento/Amalfi Coast Pick

Guided tours

Deluxe transfer from Florence to Sorrento/Amalfi Coast

Make your transfer from Florence to Sorrento or the Amalfi Coast (or vice versa) a pleasure on board our luxury sedan or minivan con wifi, and travel from Italy's Renaissance capital to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, or Sorrento stress-free.
Duration of transfer: about 5 hours

By Top Excursion Sorrento

from € 680 € 700 -3% 5 hours

Giovanni Guidone

(Titolare)

Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - One way transfer from Naples to Maiori/Minori Pick

Guided tours

One way transfer from Naples to Maiori/Minori

Enjoy a private luxury transfer from Naples to Maiori/Minori (or vice versa) by a Mercedes or Volkswagen sedan or minivan with a professional driver who speaks Italian and English.

By Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers

from € 135
Astarita Car Service - Private Tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum Pick

Guided tours

Private Tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum

A private tour on Mercedes vehicle to Pompeii and Herculaneum archeological sites. Tour's stops:
2 hours at Pompeii;
Free lunch time;
2 hours at Herculaneum.

Duration: 7 hours

By Astarita Car Service

from € 270