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Living La Dolce Vita at Le Sirenuse in Positano, Italy


Flower-filled terraces and glamorous people in the pool- that’s Le Sirenuse

Housed in what was once the Sersale family’s summer villa in Positano, Le Sirenuse is now one of the Amalfi Coast’s five star hotels and fab place to live large La Dolce Vita style, even if only for a few days.

Guests are given a guide to the property’s antique furniture- much of it with a colorful history

With only 59 rooms and suites, Le Sirenuse is intimate in size and atmosphere, and has an exceptional level of attention to detail. The staff is friendly and warm, and you know you are going to be well looked after from the moment they greet you at reception.

Bold color choices that wouldn’t work anywhere else are some of the details that make this hotel special

My biggest disappointment? The mermaid key fob wasn’t for sale in the hotel’s Emporio Le Sirenuse.

Just one of the hotel’s stunning views

Thoughtful details define the hotel; guests get area guides upon check-in

Le Sirenuse marries old world charm and modern convenience: the outlets are where they need to be, the wifi is easy to use and works by the pool.

Room 54 was large for Positano, with a white living area

Room 54 had vaulted ceilings and a painted tile floor and a flat screen television I never bothered to turn on.

The king size bed was comfy at turndown a delightful additional pillow arrived

John Steinbeck stayed at the hotel in 1954. His article on Positano sits on the nightstand for guests.

I stayed in room 54, which had a small terrace that overlooked the pool and the blue bay of Positano. While the shower was not particularly photogenic, it had some of the best water pressure I’ve ever experienced in Europe.

Double sinks and a shower with some of the best water pressure in Europe

Le Sirenuse smells divine. The bathroom amenities are their own brand of L’Eau d’Italie products which are available for purchase both at the hotel’s on-property boutique or online if you’d like to take a bit of Positano back home with you.

Towels with the mermaid motif

Eau d’Italie Bath products

The hotel’s Aveda Concept Spa is unexpectedly sleek and modern, with a sauna and cold plunge pool. The light-filled gym will please the seriously fit– it’s outfitted with the latest equipment and complementary earbuds, should guests forget their own. Hitting the gym helped combat the indulgent meals the Amalfi Coast is famous for.

The plunge pool at the hotel’s gorgeously modern Aveda Concept Spa

Lemon trees by the perfectly heated pool

A view of Postiano from one of the terraces at Le Sirenuse

Room rates include an off-the-hook reakfast buffet, complete with wow factor, that merits it’s own post (stay tuned). Like Positano’s landscape, room rates can be steep, starting at  € 350,00/$452.62 during the low season – € 500,00/$646.60 during the high season.

Le Sirenuse

Via Cristoforo Colombo, 30

84017 Positano

Province of Salerno, Italy

Phone:+39 089 875066
***Much thanks to Antonio Sersale for generously hosting me during my stay Le Sirenuse.***