The Downes Suite takes its name from the American journalist, Donald Downes, who entrusted Zeffirelli with Treville.

Light-blue and transparency are the characteristics of the ethereal Downes suite, echoing the tones of the sea. An element that can be perceived in every detail: from the crystal and semi-precious stones used for the lamps in the drawing rooms and bedroom to the majolica in the beautiful terrace overlooking the sea and the antique glass phials adorning the niches around the welcoming and luxurious bathtub.

This suite comprises a spacious living room and a large bedroom, from which there is access to a private terrace with sweeping views of the sea and Positano coastline.

Donald Downes

Donald Downes (1903 - 1983) was an American writer of detective novels. Educated at Yale, he joined the Naval Intelligence Office and then the Office of Strategic Services during WWII. He published his war memoirs, The Scarlett Letter in 1953 before proceeding to pen a series of crime and war novels.

His book the Easter Dinner was adapted into a motion picture The Pigeon That Took Rome, a delightful comedy starring Elsa Martinelli and Charlton Heston.


  • Bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Living Room
  • Terrace
  • Air-conditioning
  • Free minibar
  • Flat screen TV with SKY Channels
  • Safe
  • Wi-fi
  • Sound system
  • Multi-charger for different devices
  • Pillows menu
  • Premium Snacks

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