Perched atop a seaside cliff in Praiano on the Amalfi Coast you’ll find Casa Angelina, a white-washed boutique hotel with dramatic views of the Mediterranean Sea. This contemporary resort is a welcome oasis from the hair-raising bends of Amalfi Drive, complete with a barefoot luxury ethos and minimalist design that’s not commonly found throughout Italy. Situated just ten minutes away from the more touristy town of Positano, Praiano offers authentic Italian charm with a fishing village feel.
Upon arrival you’ll be greeted with complimentary valet parking (a rarity in this part of the world) and a welcoming concierge team offering refreshments. A sense of calm is immediately apparent, with your eyes drawn to the large windows that frame the deep blue hues of both the sky and sea. As you’re shown to your room, the chic white-on-white theme continues with an immaculately made bed taking centre stage. The room is tastefully pared-back, appointed with premium products from Apple and Bang & Olufsen for guests’ use. Light floods in through large glass doors that lead to the balcony providing panoramic sea views.
Casa Angelina’s Marrakech Bar spills out onto the terrace next to the pool and is a dreamy place to spend an afternoon enjoying cocktails and a bite to eat. With its name translating to ‘a floor in the sky’, Un Piano Nel Cielo is the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, located on the top floor. Multi-course tasting menus champion local produce and sommeliers are on hand to guide you through the extensive list of Italian and international wines. For breakfast, take a slow start to the day and enjoy a decadent buffet with views along the coastline towards Positano, and further afield over the sea towards Capri.
Down the elevator and a healthy amount of steps from the hotel you’ll find La Gavitella Beach, where complimentary sun-loungers, an umbrella, and iced-water will be provided for you as a guest of Casa Angelina. There’s a lively vibe at the beach, which faces west, enjoying sun all afternoon, with food and drinks available from the bar. To explore more of the Amalfi Coast, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from Positano. A little further afield, the popular destinations of Amalfi and Ravello are both accessible by car, and Capri by ferry from Positano.
Often key to making or breaking a hotel experience is the service. Here you’ll never have to lift a finger, nor wait a second too long. The staff are extremely attentive, knowledgable, and polite. Matched with awe-inspiring views and luxurious, understated design, Casa Angelina is an exceptionally memorable place to stay on the picturesque Amalfi Coast.