Flights under 6 hrs
Suitable for babies
Suitable for toddlers
Suitable for children
Minimal jet lag
Our ReviewA beautiful palazzo located on a sandy beach with lush gardens and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere make it an ideal choice for families.
Situated at the quite end of the beautiful Amalfi coast in the National Park of the Cilento, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the hotel is a wonderful slice of Italy. The Palazzo, still owned by the Prince Belmonte, is set in 5 acres of fragrant Mediterranean garden with stunning views across the beach and sea. Views that are incorporated into the informal al fresco ‘Belvedere’ restaurant. The fifty rooms are located within the main building, the adjacent sixteen century house and Villa Belmonte a more modern building hidden in the gardens. Each room and suite is different, all are simply decorated with a light, Mediterranean feel. There is a room, suite or apartment to suit most family types – let us know your family set up and we can recommend the best room for you. Prince Belmonte still occupies one wing of the main Palazzo and the Palazzo is still family run – evident in the warm atmosphere of the Palazzo. For children the Palazzo has the benefit of a large freshwater pool and also a sandy beach. While the beach can’t compete with Indian Ocean beaches on a beauty scale it is a sandy beach with calm sea - which is all that children require to build their sand castles. Beaches are very limited along the rocky coast line of the Amalfi so this is a rare bonus. One of the added benefits we found was that the hotel is in very easy buggy pushing distance of the restaurants in the charming town of Santa Maria di Castellabate. Making getting out and about very easy in the evenings. The hotel has always been popular with families so there is no need to feel nervous about your children ‘disrupting’ other guests – as they are probably in the same boat as you!
50 rooms between the main Palazzo, Villa Belmonte and Edoardo’s House. Double, Superiors, 1 bedroomed suites, 2 bedroomed suites and apartments in 3 different buildings.
The relaxed and informal Villa Belmonte is discreetly hidden away in an elevated area of the Palazzo grounds, whilst sharing exactly the same amenities. It consists of two private buildings, each with 15 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, terrace or patio. The layout allows each room to be totally separate and private or interconnect for family use.
Edoardo's House - part of the main Palazzo.
Suite Jacaranda - Sea
view and terrace
Room Iris interconnecting with Suite Jacaranda - Sea view and terrace
Suite Citronella - Sea view and terrace
Suite Ribes adjoining room with Suite Citronella - Sea view
Junior Suite Primula
The suite also offers a small single room with a second bathroom with shower overlooking the small Inner Courtyard (ideal for a small child).
Suite Mandorlo - Sea
view and balcony
Mandorlo is a one bedroom suite on the first floor, having a sea and bay view from a large French window and comprised of a master double bedroom, a large sitting room traditionally decorated with period-style furniture and sofa bed (for a third person if required)
Room Lauro adjoining room
with Mandorlo - balcony and village lane.
A standard double room,
Suite Malva - Patio and garden
Room Hedera stand alone or interconnecting with Suite Malva
Many rooms can be interconnected with a second room, which can be ideal for families. The Apartments are also a great idea for families, most of these have a kitchenette and are in the Palazzo. The Villa Belmonte is a separate building in the garden with wonderful views (top floor only) more contemporary decoration and private suites which can interconnect. The quirky Edoardo’s House is the former overseer’s house and is located of the central Palazzo courtyard. The apartments here are for larger families (sleeping up to 8).
Things to do
- THINGS TO DO FOR PARENTS…Boat hire, mountain biking, site seeing, visit the Amalfi coast & Pompeii, riding, diving locally. Tennis (3 km away).
- I’M BORED (…& for children)Play on the beach and join in with parent’s day trips.
- SUITABLE FOR…All age groups.
- ARE WE THERE YET?... Fly to Naples and then 1 ½ drive to the hotel.
- CHILDREN’S CLUB…This hotel does not have a children’s club.
- I’M HUNGRY…The restaurant provides a children’s menu with dishes such as spaghetti Bolognese etc. Infant meals can also be provided. The hotel does ask that families have dinner from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.
- BABYSITTING & COSTS…Babysitters are available at a cost of €10 per hour (approx £9).
- COSTS FOR CHILDREN… Children age 3 and older are charged at the adult rate
- PRICES FROM…€ 119 per person per night (approx £103) on Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room.
- WHAT DON’T YOU NEED TO PACK…The hotel can provide baby cots at a charge of €20-30 (approx £17-26) depending on the season of travel. Booster seats are also available for the car transfers and highchairs are available. We do however recommend packing everything you would require for your children.
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Great family location. We would go again
SV & teenage daughters July 2012 - Read Full Review
We all really liked this hotel which was a very close walk to restaurants, shops and the beach. The staff were very welcoming on arrival and at reception. And our rooms were clean and spacious. It was also ideal to have a connecting children’s room, rather than shared! Being in the Villa Belmonte meant our rooms were in the perfect location to access the beach, just a couple of minutes down the steps.
The hotel also has a good size pool with lots of shade and enough sun beds. The hotel restaurant had lovely food and you could watch the sun set. However the service there was definitely poor. We’d recommend eating in the local town for example Caffe del Corso.
SV & teenage daughters July 2012
We would recommend the hotel for families of all ages
SW & son aged 15 months June 2012 - Read Full Review
We went to the Palazzo Belmonte in June with our son who was 15 months old, there were lots of other families present from both the UK and Europe. The beautiful setting and wonderful grounds as well as easily accessible private beach made for a wonderful holiday. We stayed in Villa Belmonte and our son was in an interconnecting room. The restaurant were more than happy to bring our dinner to the room so we were able to eat it on the balcony while our son slept. And on the occasions we ventured into town the hotel provided excellent baby sitting services in the room. There is a wide choice of restaurants in the town and good value restaurants on the beach for lunches. Being Italy our son was welcomed in all of the venues with open arms. The weekends brought a significant influx of Italian tourists and the beach was clean and was very shallow for several metres ensuring it was the perfect beach for toddlers. The swimming pool was well designed with a large set of steps leading into it which allowed the younger children to play on it. We would recommend the hotel for families of all ages and will be returning. Our one piece of advice if you are not planning to do lots of sight seeing to get the hotel to arrange a hotel transfer which would be cheaper than hiring a car especially as the town is an easy walk from the hotel.
SW & son aged 15 months June 2012