Keren and Thomas Richter

Casa Angelina

  • Where:
  • Why:A short trip to the Amalfi Coast from Berlin.
  • When:Late August 2016
  • Who:The two of us.
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Casa Angelina Our bedroom in the “Romantic Room”.

Our bedroom in the “Romantic Room”.

Casa Angelina The little desk (and complimentary champagne!) and the door leading to the bathroom and “closet”.

The little desk (and complimentary champagne!) and the door leading to the bathroom and “closet”.

Casa Angelina Our room came complete with a chic plaster arched balcony that offered perfect sunset views.

Our room came complete with a chic plaster arched balcony that offered perfect sunset views.

Casa Angelina One of the many palm lined terraces and the view of Positano.

One of the many palm lined terraces and the view of Positano.

Casa Angelina There were numerous places to sit and take in the views.

There were numerous places to sit and take in the views.

Casa Angelina Hand-blown glass artworks on display.

Hand-blown glass artworks on display.

Casa Angelina Lunch!

Lunch!

Casa Angelina The way down (and then up again) must have 50 flights of stone stairs, but it’s a super pretty cliff to climb.

The way down (and then up again) must have 50 flights of stone stairs, but it’s a super pretty cliff to climb.

Casa Angelina The beach below Casa Angelina, guests are given access and complimentary towels and beach chairs.

The beach below Casa Angelina, guests are given access and complimentary towels and beach chairs.

Casa Angelina We took a water taxi to Positano and lost count of all the super yachts along the way.

We took a water taxi to Positano and lost count of all the super yachts along the way.

Highs & Lows

  • Furniture is sophisticated, modern. There are lots of white linen and light woods, a soothing and serene atmosphere.

  • Great service and very attentive. They really went out of their way to help us get a boat to Capri.

  • The room had such a nice balcony with incredible views.

  • Food was really excellent (be it the lunch or brunch) and both were delivered with style.

  • Room and bathroom were both small (but well appointed).

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 43/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Seasonal Boutique Hotel

  • Vibe

    Like the home of a rich Miami art collector circa 1988. Think Calla lillies, grand piano, avant garde vases and lots of white linen. There is a lot of art by a local glass artist which may not be for everyone (it’s not our style) but we appreciated the gallery-like way in which they displayed it.

  • Location

    Cliffside, slightly outside of Positano with spectacular panoramic views from every room. Easy access to the "city" - they even offer a complimentary shuttle and valet parking.

  • Rooms

    43 in total. 39 guests rooms and suites in the main building plus 4 rooms on the beach level.

  • Music

    No music except at the beach and the beach has a DJ who definitely tries to keep it hi-NRG (this is probably what Ibiza is like??)

  • Year Opened

    June 2005

  • Designed By

    Interior design by Marco De Luca, renovation by Gennaro Fusco and Francesco Savarese Architects.

  • Health & Wellness

    Indoor *and* outdoor pool (with a great view!), sauna, and spa with personal trainer, yoga and Pilates classes. The hotel is also steps to the ocean with tons of chic beach chairs and cocktails.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, and the food is DELICIOUS!

  • Bar

    Yes, a bit less “bar-like” since it’s part of a larger seating area. Probably better to just have cocktails on the patio overlooking the ocean. It’s not much in terms of a “scene” - the hotel is quiet and relaxing.

  • Minibar

    Champagne, nice juice options, interesting cookies and chocolate.

  • Children

    No way, there is a lot of breakable glass art and this hotel seems way too “adult” for little people.

  • Price

    $$$

  • Website

    http://www.casangelina.com/en/rooms

Take in a cocktail at Franco's Bar

Take in a cocktail at Franco's Bar

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Hop in a water taxi

Hop in a water taxi

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Travel down the Path of the Gods

Travel down the Path of the Gods

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Casa Angelina

Casa Angelina

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