Europe / Italy / Amalfi Coast

Villa Dorata is a super-luxury private palazzo perched 194 steps above the glorious Mediterranean and the light of Positano.

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Live like royalty in a villa decorated in high Baroque style—amidst lush, tasseled draperies; meticulously selected works of art; ornate chandeliers; exquisite frescoed ceilings; and vaulted alcoves. The exterior is an oasis of verdant gardens, fragrant citrus groves, and picturesque outdoor terraces with breathtaking panoramic ocean and village views.

The high Baroque architectural details evident throughout the villa are highlighted by rich jewel-tone color scheme, gilt-framed works of art, and romantic terraces. There are sumptuously soft sofas, crystal chandeliers, lavish draperies, inlaid ceilings, and exquisite alcoves that make a stay at villa Dorata a life-long memory. Outside, Eden-like gardens and surrounding groves make lounging and dining al fresco as privileged an experience as life within. Couple all this with a full staff just waiting to attend to your needs, including freshly squeezed juices from the lemons and oranges grown outside your bedroom windows, homemade marmalades and pastries, the finest wine cellar, and two traditional Italian pizza ovens!


Ground Floor (Entrance level)

  • Study with sitting room and fireplace
  • Office with fax and TV
  • Formal living room with double doors leading to front terrace
  • Dining room leading to large, professional kitchen with large stone fireplace and 2 pizza ovens

Lower Floor

  • Modern, full-service spa—complete with Turkish steam bath, hot-and-cold water showers, sauna, Jacuzzi with oxygen-therapy, and massage room; beautifully tiled pool with resistance-swimming option and waterfall
  • Private chapel


  • Private terrace with antique-tiled fountain
  • Ground level features a large terrace perfect for dining al fresco
  • Garden level, enjoy orange, lemon, and mandarin groves and a quaint loggia to unwind
  • Center of Positano can be reached in eight minutes via steps through the main road (the beach and restaurants can be reached in 15 minutes)


5 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms

Sleeps 9 Guests

  • Wi-Fi
  • DSL
  • Sauna
  • Turkish Bath
  • Jacuzzi with Oxygen-Therapy
  • Massage Room
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining Area
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Central Heating
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Pizza Oven x 2
  • Balcony
  • Fireplace
  • Safe Box
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Concierge
  • Office
  • Fax


Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1 (first floor): Master queen suite with sitting room and large en-suite bathroom with large shower
Bedroom 2 (first floor): Master king suite with sitting room, two small balconies overlooking garden and en-suite stone shower. Access from both bedrooms to communal terrace with stunning views of Positano and Capri
Bedrooms 3 and 4 (second floor - garden level): Two double bedrooms, each with 1 queen bed and stunning views of the sea and either Positano or the front garden. Both bedrooms have private bathrooms, private access to the garden, gazebo, and road
Bedroom 5 (second floor - garden level): Single bedroom with private bathroom with shower

Staff and Services

Final cleaning
Chef for 8 hours per day
Housekeeping from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Concierge for 8 hours a day
Villa staff: the staff has one day off per week
Daily morning cleaning, including change of linens and bath towels
Daily continental breakfast
Pool service and garden maintenance daily
Porter service included from 4 pm to 6 pm on arrival, and from 8 am to 10 am on departure. For arrivals outside of the above scheduled hours, or on Sunday, porter service will be subject to a fee

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Additional staff hours
Laundry service
Cost of food and beverage

Location Details

Positano - 8 minutes via steps
Sorrento - 25 minutes by car
Amalfi - 20 minutes by car
Naples - 1 hour and 15 minutes by car

Villa Notes

Electricity, central A/C, heat, and water are included
Wi-Fi internet service included
Smoking permitted only on the terrace
Check-in: between 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Check-out: between 8:00 am and 10:00 am
Late check-in and early check-out can be arranged with the local porter on extra charge basis
All the above services must be paid locally, prior to departure unless otherwise arranged

Rates and Availability

Tax Service Charge Details*
The Italian government might require the payment of a Visitor’s Tax (approximately €1.50 – €5.00 per person, per day, depending on the location) and may be applied for the first seven days in the destination. This tax is payable locally, in Euro cash.Parking fee per day: €50 per car, €80 per van, valet service included
Telephone and fax charged on usage
Food allowance: €2,000 paid upon arrival in cash
Security Deposit Details
€10,000 - pre-collected
Accidental Damage Waiver
A €149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details
1 Week - Saturday to Saturday rentals
Check-In Times
Check in: 4:00 pm - Check out: 10:00 am



We recently returned from our one week stay at Villa Dorata and I have to say it was one of the best weeks of our lives! From the moment we stepped through the door we were transported to a wonderland. The Villa is absolutely gorgeous and was so much fun to hang out in with our family. Everyone had plenty of space to do what they wanted and the amenities like the indoor pool and sauna were spectacular. But the crowning touch was the service we received from Mimmo, Genaro and Nina. Genaro's expertise in the kitchen and his friendly demeanor along with Nina's impeccable house cleaning and perpetual smile made each day a pleasure. And our house manager Mimmo brought it all together! There wasn't anything we could ask for or want that he wasn't prepared to supply. He made us feel like we were very special and he was genuinely caring, friendly and so interesting! We would recommend Villa Dorata and the staff to anyone who wants to have an unforgettable experience.

Borso Party

Spectacular villa with stunning views. My family, girlfriend and I spent the week here and couldn't be happier. It was the first time my parents travelled abroad and still talk about the villa and Positano every day. I even got engaged while I was there :) For the 7 of us the size of the villa was perfect and quickly felt like home. The staff were phenomenal and felt like family. - John D.

Dorata was over the top both figuratively and literally. Our concierge, Chiara, was very helpful with all the nitty gritty details of our van rentals, day to day travel tips and being the go-to regional expert for any questions we may have had. Enzo, our chef, catered to our palates and we were never disappointed in the variety and quality of the meals he prepared. Anna, our housekeeper, was a gem when it came to keeping on top of our laundry and our rooms. What a 5 star team and always with a smile on their faces. They made it a truly memorable week. - Joanna

Chiara: Thank you so much for being so helpful, you always have a smile of your face and it always warmed my day. Thank you for always making the cappuccinos in the morning, they are truly the best.
Enzo:you are the best Chief in the universe! Everyday I was exited for the meals, everything you made was extrodinary. I wish you could come home with our family and cook for us.
Anna Maria: you are such a hard worker, you always wear a smile on your face and I loved the hugs you gave me.
I hope I can see you all again… - Gilberto A.

“Thank you” is certainly not enough of a phrase to describe my gratitude for you all this week. In addition to Positano’s beauty and the Villa Dorata’s grandeur, you made this place even more wonderful. Your kindness, warmth and hospitality truly made my experience meaningful and memorable. I will be forever grateful for my time here and with you and hope that this is not a goodbye but instead a ‘see you later!

p.s. I will also never see food the same way again. Thanks for bringing your skills and love to our meals, Enzo! - Mary Jean O.

Thank you for an amazing and wonder time! This place is so beautiful and you all made it even more of an amazing experience. I will never forget this place or you all. I hope one day I will be able to come back and spend more time with you here. - J. Mahan

This has simply been one of the greatest weeks of our lives and that is in a huge part to you. Breakfast and dinner will never be the same! We will always remember this beautiful place, city, and you all very fondly. And we hope to someday make it back!
Ciao! - JoAnna And David J.

Thank you so much for making my 40th birthday so special. You are all so wonderful and it was an honor to meet you all. I think this is the most wonderful place in the whole world! We will be back someday but until then please know that I will think of you and the Villa Dorata with fondness and gratitude every day…
Much love - Ashley J.

We are all so appreciative of your great care and hospitality! The Villa Dorata is truly exquisite, posh and charming, but it was all made even more memorable because of the three of you!!
Mielle Gracie… - Natalie & Bo

Gracie mille! For all the wonderful memories and hospitality…
Thank you so much!! - Dr. Jordares and Family

A more beautiful Villa-I have never seen-and you have all been so wonderful and helpful during my visit here. Your kindness and hospitality will long be remembered. My lovely table setting-your most delicious meals. Enzo, your smiles and “Good mornings” and “Hello” throughout the day is very warm and is memorable. Thank you, thank you so much for my memorable vacation in Positano!

Best wishes to All… - Donna

Thank you so much for making our stay in Villa Dorata so enjoyable and for helping us sooo much with our wedding! We couldn’t have done it without you, we will definitely be back and hopefully we will see you! Much Love! - Danielle & Kenneth C.

Thank you for making my stay with my brothers so spectacular! We appreciate the care and attentiveness you showed us in the short time that we stayed here. Thank you for the wonderful stay at Villa Dorata. - Janella J.

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