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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

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

€ 82 per guest € 86 -5%
Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - Private Transfer Naples - Sorrento or vice versa Pick

Private Transfer Naples - Sorrento or vice versa

Transfer

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
Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - Transfer Sorrento- Naples (or viceversa) + Pompeii Pick

Transfer Sorrento- Naples (or viceversa) + Pompeii

Transfer

Make your transfer from Sorrento to Naples (or vice versa) a fun day trip! Add a two-hour stop at Pompeii, Herculaneum, or Mount Vesuvius to your luxury transfer by Mercedes or Volkswagen with a professional driver.

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from € 185 Includes 2 hour stop

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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  - Evening Speedboat Transfer to Nerano for Seaside Dinner Pick

Evening Speedboat Transfer to Nerano for Seaside Dinner

Transfer

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 max 8-10 passengers € 500 -30%
Motoscafisti di Capri - Capri Boat Tour + Blue Grotto Stop - Yellow Line Pick

Capri Boat Tour + Blue Grotto Stop - Yellow Line

Tour

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

By Motoscafisti di Capri

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%
Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - Transfer from Naples to Praiano or Vice Versa Pick

Transfer from Naples to Praiano or Vice Versa

Transfer

Reach the Amalfi Coast from Naples on board of one of our luxury vehicles, you can also add a stop at Pompeii, Herculaneum, or Mount Vesuvius for a small supplementary price, turningyour transfer into a tour!

Just let us know your trip details and we'll take care of the rest!

By Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers

from € 135
Cartotrekking - 3 Guided Hikes from Amalfi to Sorrento Pick

3 Guided Hikes from Amalfi to Sorrento

Tour

Three separate days of guided walking and hiking tours through the 'pearls' of the Amalfi and Sorrento Coasts. Discover the best of southern Italy on foot!

By Cartotrekking

from € 449
Astarita Car Service - Full Day Tour from Sorrento or Positano to Matera Pick

Full Day Tour from Sorrento or Positano to Matera

Tour

Discover the cliffside town of Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, during this all day trip. We'll stop in the town center, the Murgia Park, and you'll have an hour to wander the artisan workshops in town to make purchases!

By Astarita Car Service

€ 1,440 Vehicle for 6-8 people