A late 19th century liberty style villa immersed in the beautiful scenery of the Amalfi Coast, an elegant seaside residence surrounded by the perennial blue of the Mediterranean sea and sky, by luscious bougainvillea and by lovingly cultivated olive groves and fruit orchards. This is Hotel Santa Caterina of Amalfi, a special place to experience the finest of Italian hospitality and lasting sensations of wellbeing.
The history of this special resort is as impressive as its surroundings. In 1880, Giuseppe Gambardella constructed the original structure. Crescenzo Gambardella, his son, redesigned the property in 1904, creating the original six guestrooms. Two generations of Gambardellas have improved the hotel, bringing the resort to its present 66 guestrooms and suites. Today, Crescenzo's daughters, Giusi and Ninni Gambardella, assisted by their children Crescenzo Gargano, Alessandro e Beatrice Camera, directly manage the day-to-day operations of the hotel and take personal interest in the comfort and enjoyment of the resort guests.
Classic Italian interiors, quintessentially Mediterranean architecture and the style of the villas of Amalfi: all of Hotel Santa Caterina's rooms are spacious and filled with light, with floors in antique hand painted majolica, marble bathrooms with brass fixtures, and balconies with view over the sea of Amalfi or the garden.
Thirty six Partial Sea View, Executive Partial Sea View, Front Sea View and Deluxe bedrooms, thirteen Junior Suites, Executive Junior Suites and Suites are located in the main building. The secluded Garden Suites are, as the name suggests, located in the garden area of the hotel. An additional 17 accommodations between deluxe rooms, juniors suites and suites are situated in the hotel's Villa Santa Caterina and the recently acquired Villa Il Rosso.
Hotel Santa Caterina has two restaurants, one in the main building and the other on sea level. The careful selection of primary ingredients and the natural talent of the hotel's chefs result in the most delicious of dishes. The classic recipes of the Amalfi Coast and their brilliant modern interpretation, have earned Hotel Santa Caterina its outstanding reputation on the international gastronomic scene.
Hotel Santa Caterina's Spa: an exclusive wellness center on the Amalfi Coast. Here guests can indulge in a fabulous range of face and body treatments, performed using essences of Mediterranean herbs and citrus fruits, all designed so as to re-establish natural balance, and leave guests feeling relaxed, energized and rejuvenated. Close to the Beach Club there is Hotel Santa Caterina of Amalfi's Fitness Center with view of the sea. The gym, open from 08.00hrs to 22.00hrs, is equipped with the latest in modern appliances, such as Step, Recline, Run-Race, Chest Press, Vertical Bench, Leg Extension, Standing Leg Curl and Crunch Bench.
Located on the famous Amalfi drive, a few minutes from the famous town of Amalfi, the Santa Caterina enjoys a panoramic coastal setting of incomparable beauty. The hotel sits at the summit of an extensive property, which begins along the Amalfi drive and tumbles down to the water in a series of landscaped natural terraces.
Nestling in one of the most beautiful corners of the Amalfi Coast, Hotel Santa Caterina's Beach Club is where guests relax, soaking up the Mediterranean sun and swimming in the heated pool filled with sea water: easy to access by way of two comfortable elevators carved in to the rock face, the Beach Club is also home to the Hotel Santa Caterina's Restaurant Al Mare, the perfect place where to enjoy a light snack or delicious platter of fresh grilled fish.
Hotel Santa Caterina provides a spectacular setting for an intimate banquet or sumptuous wedding reception. The secluded, sun-kissed veranda and the light-filled dining room overlooking Amalfi, are the perfect venues in which to host a truly unforgettable event. The traditional dishes of the Amalfi Coast, together with Chef Domenico Cuomo’s beautifully presented creations, are guaranteed to tantalize the senses and satisfy even the most discerning of palates.
The Amalfi Coast lies on the southern side of the Sorrentine Peninsula. It is one of the most popular seaside destinations in Italy's Campania region and, with its breathtakingly panoramic Amalfi Drive, comprised of a succession of dramatic hair pin bends which faithfully trace each and every indent and rocky promontory, is considered one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in the whole of Europe.
The charm of the Amalfi Coast is such that it can be appreciated throughout the year, whatever the season. When not bathing in the warm waters or strolling through the historic centers of Amalfi or nearby Positano, visitors might easily be found savoring the local specialties served in any of the area's excellent sea edge restaurants or sipping the fabulous wines produced with the grapes cultivated on the fertile slopes of Mount Vesuvius.