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‘We went to the Sirenuse’, wrote John Steinbeck in a 1953 article for Harper’s Bazaar, ‘an old family house converted into a first class hotel, spotless and cool.’ Over sixty years on and Le Sirenuse is still one of the finest hotels in the idyllic Amalfi town of Positano, and is still owned and managed by the noble Sersale family, who have been charming visitors in this beautiful corner of Italy since 1951.
The Michelin-starred Le Sponda restaurant serves a menu inspired by local ingredients and the flavours of Naples and Amalfi. In the evening the restaurant is lit by the glow of 400 candles, making it an enchanting spot for a romantic meal. During the summer months, enjoy a cocktail or a glass of bubbly and a plate of fresh seafood in the Champagne & Oyster Bar, which boasts spectacular views of Positano below.
Franco’s Bar, a homage to the late founder Franco Sersale, is a stylish terrace with beautiful panoramic views, where guests can sip a menu of classic and bespoke cocktails, surrounded by specially-commissioned contemporary artworks.
The room décor is quintessential Mediterranean elegance, with hand-painted tiles on the floor, whitewashed walls and vaulted ceilings. Many rooms have views of the bay of Positano, while some also have their own private terraces.
Take a refreshing splash in the beautiful swimming-pool: decorated with Roman-style mosaics and surrounded by fragrant lemon trees, it is the perfect place for basking in the Italian sunshine. Le Sirenuse Spa features a modern design by renowned architect Gae Aulenti, and the décor of teak, marble and stainless steel is a contemporary counterpoint to the style of the main house. Pamper yourself at the sauna or granite steam bath, or treat yourself to a massage using essential oils distilled from the famous citrus fruits of the Amalfi coast.
The stunning town of Positano clings to the cliffs like a clambering grape-vine, and you’ll certainly want to visit its enchanting streets and bathe in the clear blue waters at its beaches. For a slice of unspoiled Amalfi village life, the town of Nocelle makes for an attractive trip. It is within walking distance from the hotel, but be warned: you’ll have to climb up more than 1,800 steps to reach it.
From June to September, guests are invited on the complimentary daily excursions in the hotel’s magnificent vintage boat, the Sant’Antonio.