This beautiful villa seems to be glued to the side of the mountain with views of the sea from every angle.
There really is no better way to say you stayed on the Amalfi Coast than being perched 100 metres above it or following the hotel’s private path down to the sea and the cute little bathing area that the Dipino family have placed there for you with deckchairs, a few umbrellas and the sound of the Mediterranean lapping below.
This hotel doesn’t need to be over the top with decorative extras. The typical white and blue feature alongside the beautiful hand-made tiles from the area. Apart from that the bougainvillea and lemon trees, the stunning scenery of the Lattari mountains behind and the odd grape vine poking through the gap in the conservatory-style restaurant are enough to encourage a healthy dose of relaxation.
Chef Giuseppe’s puts on a fine display in the kitchen where again the focus is letting the materials speak for themselves without the need for fancy trimmings. Much of the food here is sourced locally with unusually sounding names for the pasta such as scialatielli and crespolini all homemade in the kitchen. You won’t find them anywhere outside of these beautiful region of Italy but even if you could they wouldn’t match up.
Local wines and freshly caught fish can be followed by the deserts, again home-made, and topped off with an ice-cool limoncello.
The rooms all face straight out to see and all but one have balconies and drop-dead beautiful vistas. The family have done a wonderful job with the hotel and considering the more-than-reasonable prices this is a superb choice for a relaxing and indulgent visit to this spectacular corner of Southern Italy.
Beach Hotels & Coastal Getaways
Surrounded by Nature
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Credit cards (AMEX) accepted
Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) accepted
Transport / Distances
City Centre: 0.5
Train Station: 20
Fabulous hideaway on the Amalfi Coast
by Geoffrey Cawthorn
Date of stay 29/07/2017
We stayed three glorious nights at the wonderful Villa San Michele and it really is a delightful, relaxing, authentic, totally charming place to enjoy the best of the Amalfi Coast. It's within an easy walk of Altrani and Amalfi, and a short hop up the hill to Ravello. But we didn't feel the need to venture beyond the inviting gardens and lovely spaces of the Villa itself! The staff are super friendly and charming, lead by the wonderful Nicola (special mention to Antonio who made everything smooth and enjoyable). The food is exceptional, lovingly cooked by Rosa (keeping low profile but clearly the heart if this excellent operation) All rooms have magnificent sea views and the villa offers perhaps the best swimming spot on the Amalfi Coast. Highly recommended.
Date of stay 03/05/2017
Date of stay 09/04/2017
Really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Beautiful location. Lovely rooms with stunning views. Delicious homemade food and friendly and entertaining service. A car is not needed as the hotel is walking distance to Amalfi where you can get boats to Salerno, Capri etc. Would highly recommend this hotel and hope to return soon.
Perfect Breathtakingly Beautiful Holiday Retreat
Date of stay 24/09/2016
Villa San Michele is one of the best and most beautiful places I have ever stayed in, especially taking into account the unrivaled value for money it provides. First and foremost it is important to highlight the villa's outstanding location - within walking distance from many beautiful towns of the coast, including Minori, Maiori, Atrani, Amalfi and Ravello. We never even had to use a bus, but instead explored picturesque and interesting walking routes. The premises of the villa are marvelous - beautiful gardens located on several levels with wonderful views of the sea. If you like swimming the place is surely for you. The access to the sea is perfect here and the sea itself in the bay near the villa is crystal clear without any navigation of vessels close to the shore, which gives opportunity for a good long-distance swim along shore. If you like lazing around getting suntanned you won't be disappointed either - on the territory of the villa there is a wonderful terrace with sun-beds, where can you relax under the direct sun or in the shade of a beautiful pine tree if it gets too hot. The premises are quite big compared to the size of the villa that is why the guests never disturb each other and the feeling of peace and seclusion never leave you in this God blessed hermitage. In the evening or during the day one can relax with a bottle of wine on a wonderful garden terrace. The food served at the villa's restaurant deserves accolades and highest praise possible! All the dishes served there, except smoked fish, which was too specific for our taste, were remarkably exquisite. The use of local fresh products and excellent skills of the cook, the owner's wife, ensured one of the most satisfying gourmet experiences in my life. Incomparably delicious pastas and ravioli, excellent sea food dishes, the best mozzarella and the best ever octopus with lemon totally blew my mind. We had a room without balcony, which was quite simple, but nevertheless had all the necessary amenities and nice design. The bed was very comfortable. The room had a killer sea view - what a pleasure it was to sleep in the fresh air hearing the waves splashing nearby and wake up only to see an amazing sunrise over the gulf. The villa is owned and managed by the hospitable and industrious Dipino family, remarkably nice people, always ready to help and provide a good piece of advice. They create a very homely atmosphere in which one feels not simply a resident, but a cherished guest.
tolle 4 Tage!
Date of stay 14/09/2016
Sehr schöne Lage am Meer, tolle Zimmer mit Atmosphäre, gerne wieder, nächstes mal aber ohne Auto! Für Vegetarier bemüht mit wechseldem Erfolg.
Guter Ausgangspunkt für Besichtigungen und Wanderungen.
Oeffentlicher Verkehr (Bus/Schiff) funktioniert
Werde es gerne weiterempfehlen, hätten gerne verlängert.
Hotel San Michele
Date of stay 22/06/2016
Perfekte Lage, tolle Terrasse vor dem Zimmer, wunderbares kampanische Abendessen und freundlicher Service
Wie ein Vogel im Nest
Date of stay 29/03/2015
Die Villa San Michele ist ein wunderbarer Ort, um die Seele baumeln und sich verwöhnen zu lassen. Die Gastgeber sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Ein prima Ort, um von dort aus die Amalfiküste zu Fuß, mit dem Bus oder PKW zu entdecken.