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Le Sirenuse, Positano 

30 Via Cristoforo Colombo
Italy 84017
Tel: 39 089 875 066
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After 50 years of being cherished and polished by its owners, the Marchese Sersale family (now into its second generation, with patriarch Franco's son Antonio and his wife, Carla, at the helm), "The Sirens" still has a glamour and poise few hotels in the world can match. Part of the attraction is the 18th-century palazzo itself: Located halfway up this near-vertical village (hence the magnificent views down the coast), it's stuffed with the Sersale family's own collection of antiques. Then there's the service—Le Sirenuse has 63 rooms and twice as many staff. All of this conspires to maintain the illusion that one is a privileged houseguest—though it is, of course, a privilege you pay for. The Gae Aulenti–designed Aveda spa (Aulenti renovated Paris's Musée d'Orsay), the Champagne bar with its views down to the sea over the rooftops of the town, and the family's vintage Riva speedboat that you can rent for a spin around the coast only add to the grandeur. One important point: If you're shelling out for a room here, go all the way and accept nothing less than a deluxe or above, and preferably on a high floor. If you don't have a balcony with that incredible sweep over the bay, you'll cry.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
The Sersale family still lives and entertains at its bright-red Moorish-Baroque former summer house on a hillside above the bay. Public spaces are "filled with flowers" and antiques; rooms' private verandas overlook Li Galli Archipelago, the islands of the sirens. La Sponda tempts with Neapolitan cuisine such as poached baby octopus with Provola cheese, while the new Champagne and Oyster Bar romances with candlelight and lounge music.

(63 rooms)
—2011 Gold List
Overall Score: 95.1
  • Design: 97.6
  • Food: 94.4
  • Location: 98.4
  • Rooms: 92.9
  • Service: 92.1

Also appeared in the Gold List in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Amenities: Pool, Spa

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waste of money

I'm a huge fan of five star hotels and I'm willing to pay for them. But outside of the view, this hotel is not worth the money. Staff is obnoxious, room... more

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