Jenny Zeko

Borgo Santandrea

  • Where:
  • Why:One last trip before the end of the season
  • When:October 2021
  • Who:My husband Rob and I
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Borgo Santandrea From the moment you arrive you just know that you’ve landed somewhere special

From the moment you arrive you just know that you’ve landed somewhere special

Borgo Santandrea Built into the cliffs above the centuries old fishing village of Conca dei Marini, the hotel is suspended 90 meters above sea level and winds all the way down to a private beach

Built into the cliffs above the centuries old fishing village of Conca dei Marini, the hotel is suspended 90 meters above sea level and winds all the way down to a private beach

Borgo Santandrea The hotel is a design lovers paradise, showcasing a a well-crafted mix of local artisanship alongside highly recognized Italian brands

The hotel is a design lovers paradise, showcasing a a well-crafted mix of local artisanship alongside highly recognized Italian brands

Borgo Santandrea There are 31 unique tile designs throughout the hotel, all handmade and hand painted

There are 31 unique tile designs throughout the hotel, all handmade and hand painted

Borgo Santandrea All the rooms are spacious and offer uninterrupted views of the ocean

All the rooms are spacious and offer uninterrupted views of the ocean

Borgo Santandrea The bathroom alone felt bigger than our New York apartment

The bathroom alone felt bigger than our New York apartment

Borgo Santandrea If you splurge on a suite you’ll have your own private outdoor oasis, complete with an infinity plunge pool and day bed

If you splurge on a suite you’ll have your own private outdoor oasis, complete with an infinity plunge pool and day bed

Borgo Santandrea As chef Crescenzo Scotti says, “Breakfast is an experience” and this is still somewhat of an understatement. You can start your day by dipping homemade pastries into a tap of melted dark chocolate...

As chef Crescenzo Scotti says, “Breakfast is an experience” and this is still somewhat of an understatement. You can start your day by dipping homemade pastries into a tap of melted dark chocolate...

Borgo Santandrea ...then make up for it at lunch with a plate of fresh, local ingredients

...then make up for it at lunch with a plate of fresh, local ingredients

Borgo Santandrea You're spoilt for choice with a pool and private beach

You're spoilt for choice with a pool and private beach

Borgo Santandrea The terrace is the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the Tyrrhenian Sea

The terrace is the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the Tyrrhenian Sea

Borgo Santandrea We arranged a private wine tasting before dinner with the master sommelier, Arturo

We arranged a private wine tasting before dinner with the master sommelier, Arturo

Borgo Santandrea The only downside to staying at Borgo Santandrea is that at some point, you have to leave

The only downside to staying at Borgo Santandrea is that at some point, you have to leave

Highs & Lows

  • From the moment our booking was confirmed the concierge team went above and beyond to help us plan a stress-free, memorable vacation. They took care of all the practicalities (car transfers, taxis, restaurant bookings) and provided us with fantastic local recommendations.

  • It's the staff that really make the experience so special here. They have the unique ability to provide an outstanding level of service, while remaining warm and personable.

  • A private beach at the hotel is a very unique offering for the Amalfi Coast. Between this, the oceanfront swimming pool, Beach Club and multiple bars and restaurants, there's really no need to leave.

  • The culinary 'surprises' that seemed to become more frequent every day were a real treat. Freshy squeezed lemonade, homemade pastries, a warm dessert delivered to your room before sun down and an aperitivo hour that rivals most meals, were just some of the highlights.

  • Views, views, views. Breathtaking from every vantage point. Every bedroom overlooks the ocean and most come with a terrace.

  • As guests you have access to the hotel's private boat transfer to and from Amalfi.

  • While we enjoyed the Acqua di Parma toiletries we’d love to see them in larger format sustainable packaging, so that single use plastic could be completely eliminated from the rooms.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Upscale Independent Hotel

  • Vibe

    Modern luxury mixed with classic Italian charm

  • Location

    Cliff side above the small fishing village of Conca dei Marini. Between the larger, more touristy towns of Amalfi & Positano

  • Rooms

    45 in total — 29 guest rooms and 16 suites

  • Pre-Arrival Experience

    The concierge arranged a car transfer for us from Naples and were waiting outside the hotel to greet us when we arrived

  • Future Forward

    All glass breakage is delivered to Emilia Romagna where it's upcycled to make new glasses. A state-of-the-art food processor lowers the impact of food waste, which is rare on the Amalfi Coast. Rooms are equipped with an automatic sleep-mode system when the room is empty, reducing unnecessary energy use and local suppliers, producers and manufactures are used across all areas of the hotel

  • Music

    Hôtel Costes vibes

  • Year Opened

    2021

  • Designed By

    A team of local and international designers, including architect Bonaventura Gambardella, interior designer Nikita Bettoni, kitchen designer Andrea Viacava and landscaper Philip Adiutori

  • Health & Wellness

    There's a pool built into the cliff and a private beach, if you prefer an ocean swim. A full spa will be opening in 2022, but for now the hotel offers massages on an outdoor deck. They also have a fantastic gym (not that you'll want to use it!)

  • Food

    Food is at the heart of the experience at Borgo Santandrea. Arrive hungry and be prepared for many, many culinary "surprises" throughout your stay. There are 3 restaurants under the direction of Executive Chef Crescenzo Scotti, all serving locally sourced ingredients and the freshest produce

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    The hotel offers two bars that transport you from day to night. Get your Aperol fix at the ever so glamorous Beach Club and then take in the breathtaking views from the terrace bar at the highest point of the hotel. Don't miss the sunset, or the Negroni

  • Minibar & Retail

    Yes, stocked with beverages and snacks

  • Accessibility

    The main hotel and rooms are fully accessible but there are a few steps down to the beach

  • Pet Friendly

    No

  • Children

    Children over the age of 8

  • Price

    High end but appropriate for the area

  • Tel.

    +39 089 831148

  • Website

    Visit website

Borgo Santandrea

Borgo Santandrea

Via Giovanni Augustariccio, 33, 84011 Amalfi, SA, Italy

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