Il Saraceno Grand Hotel - Amalfi40.61911, 14.57647
ex. Il Saraceno Grand Amalfi
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in Italy
Situated near by a beach, the charming Il Saraceno Grand Hotel offers 62 elegant guestrooms with views of Amalfi Coast. After the renovation in 2010, the hotel features ancient architecture in a 7-story building.
Thanks to its panoramic location, Il Saraceno Grand Hotel provides direct access to a church, a cathedral and a museum as well as Duomo di Sant\'Andrea, which is about 30 minutes` walk. Guests will find Amalfi city center within a 30-minute walk from the property.
The hotel allows quick access to a valley and a harbour.
Capodichino airport is 45 minutes' drive away from Il Saraceno Grand Hotel.
Staying at Il Saraceno Grand Hotel guests can make use of a minibar, satellite television, heating, a private safe and a DVD player supplied in the rooms. Some rooms overlook the sea. Bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer are featured in every room.
Eat & Drink
Breakfast is offered in the restaurant every morning. Terrace bar is available on site. Guests can dine at Ristorante Risorgimento and L' Ippocampo Trattoria located within 5 minutes' walk away.
Il Saraceno Grand Hotel offers a business center, a meeting room and a catering service along with airport transfer, 24-hour reception and laundry.
Such on-site leisure facilities as an outdoor heated swimming pool, a sun terrace and loungers are available for the guests' use.
Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Year renovated: 2010. Number of floors: 7. Number of rooms: 62.
Bar/ Lounge area
Outdoor heated swimming pool
- Room service
- Dry cleaning
- Medical facilities service
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
Spa & Leisure
- Outdoor heated swimming pool
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- In-room safe
- Hair dryer
- Cable/ Satellite television
- Direct dial telephone
- City landmarks
Quirky quality hotel in a great location with fantastic views over Bay of Salerno. Only open 6 months of the year, so arrived when things still winding up for the summer (pool being painted so out of action). One of the only hotels in the area with a private beach, with lift down to it. Staff very friendly & attentive. Would definitely stay there again. Look out for the rusty iron Saracen soldiers everywhere!
It's not really a 5* hotel in modern terms, but more a 4*, but then it's a lot cheaper than the others. Quality of breakfast could have been better. Free bus shuttle to Amalfi stops at 20:00, so it's a 25 euro taxi ride if you want to stay out & don't have a car. Wifi not free at 5 euro an hour.
All the staff at the hotel staff we interacted with were very helpful (valet parking, reception, beach/pool attendant, breakfast waiters). Great location overlooking the ocean. Good spot for a quiet, relaxing stay.
The hotel restaurant menu was very limited in choice, especially given the hotel is outside of Amalfi making it hard to get into town to eat at other restaurants. For this reason, the hotel mini bus should run later pick-ups from in town (currently the last pick-up in 8.10pm), although it's only a €20 taxi from town out to the hotel.
this hotel was excellent, and a very good value for the money. The staff was very professional, extremely accommodating. I almost changed my mind after reading other reviews that I feel now were inaccurate. This is a great place to stay and very beautiful. One of the largest private beach areas in the Amalfi area. We highly recommend it! Anne and Steve from Massachusetts
Panoramic views , tiled terraces, shaded gardens, miraculously cool corridors carved in the rock, elevators down to the swimming pool and private beach This old arab fortress perched on a cliff should be praised for the courteous service it offers from top to bottom Three small criticisms : breakfast is minimal ( but served on a gorgeous terrace ) ; the hotel a bit far from Amalfi (but offers a shuttle ) . The “Othello “theme is a bit overwhelming ( but the hotel could easily serve as a film set. )
A bit far from Amalfi
It was very romantic and a perfect place for our honeymoon!
The internet service was less than acceptable.
I loved staying at this hotel: the view is unforgettable, the room very comfortable, and the staff helpful and friendly. The bad reviews are not fair at all.
The hotel was amazing. Yes, it is a little dated but keep in the what type of facility you are staying at. The views were stunning and the private beach was nice.
We were there at the end of the season (October 17-21) and the hotel was getting ready to close. The bar at the pool/beach was closed and the bar tender at the patio bar appeared to have already checked out for the season. He wanted tips; however, never bother to come check on us and take our order, we had to go to the bar to get service.
the staff; the view
difficult to travel to other points
Location is perfect. We had a car so it was very comfortoble for us to go to Amalfi. The Hotel also has free shuttle. The Hotel is on the first line of the sea. With privat beach and each room has their own place on the beach. The staff is very polite and friendly. We were fully sutisfied with the service.
Everything was perfect.
we just came back from a week-stay in IL-SARACENO. it was perfect - the staff was amazing, friendly, helpfull, they helped us when we needed in every possible way. the hotel is amazing - the location is stunning, the terrace in which breakfast is served is the most beautiful location for breakfast that i've ever seen. the private beach and the pool are also amazing, wondering around at the hotel is an adventure - you feel as if you are coming back to a glorious past, with breath-taking views from every corner. we recommend to take the rooms with the sea-view balcony, it's the most gorgeous&relaxing way to start the morning, as if you're living in a dream.. it's true that the rooms are not modern (except the bathroom which is renovated) but i think that it's part of the charm when staying in this castle-hotel. the rooms are perfectly clean and have everything in it to make your stay perfect.
the only thing is that the bed could be more comfortable (very soft, too soft, deffenetly non-orthopedic..)