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Residence Alcione
Ranked #7 of 53 Positano B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

We started for 4 nights in two apartments in early October and were absolutely thrilled!

We had organized a transfer from Naples train station which was easy, the drive took about an hour, and were dropped at the front door which is on Via C. Columbo (the main street through positano). As soon as the car stopped we were greeted by Fernando (or Angelo, we were never sure of the name) who greeted us very warmly and took us to the rooms. She works in the clothes boutique next door which we suspect owns the apartments.

We thought the view from the road Downstairs was great, but from the rooms even better still. We stayed in Sirena 3&4, two adjoining apartments, which were very large, had kitchens, large bathroom with jacuzzi bath, washing machines, but most importantly balconies for each with views over the spectacular town and coastline.

Apart from the very flash and expensive hotel we stayed at venice, this is probably the best place we stayed during the 5 weeks in italy. I would definitely recommend it. Simply superb.

Two more MUST DO's for Positano
Delicatessen Positano (www.delicatessenpositano.com) is the place to get all supplies. At first its a bit daunting but it will have everything - food, nibbles, washing powder etc. Best of all is the home cooked food. We bought food from here for dinner each night and is some of the best food we have eaten in italy. They cooked traditional Italian fare in the kitchen downstairs (the shop down around the corner with all the lemon....everything is theirs too), cooked by two very delightful and charming chefs. They also offer cooking classes which I only discovered the second last day in town. €50 for 4 hours with the chefs downstairs, neither spoke English but we seemed to get by just fine. It was just me in the kitchen with them, I helped them cooked prob 6-8 dishes, they kept offering samples and then prepared a plate for lunch with wine......far too much food to have eaten it all but if you have healthy appetite or are starving, you are set. They encourage you to write all the recipes down and also send you on you way with a big parcel of food for dinner! Amelia runs the deli upstairs and is an absolute gem! Thanks for such wonderful eating experiences in such simple settings!

Secondly - Positano Drivers (www.positanodrivers.com). This business is run by two lovely guys, Francesco and Guiseppe. They both speak excellent conversational english, with Guiseppe having lived in Australia for 6 months, so gets the sense of humor very well! We used these guys twice - firstly as an excursion to Pompeii as we couldn't organize anything easily from positano at the last minute. They charged €140 to drive there, wait then return to positano. Travelling companions had planned on finding a guide there but Guiseppe organized one on the way for €100 for a private tour which seems to be the standard price. They all had such fun that we invited them to lunch, they recommended a lovely place away from all the other tourists. We also used them to drive us to Naples airport which cost €95. great guys, definitely would recommend their service.

Room Tip: Ask for Sirena 3 or Sirena 4 on the top floor.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

We had a suite with a fantastic view. Breakfast is served on your terrace. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Great location in Positano. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

There is nothing wrong with these apartments.

On our three month trip around Europe, these apartments are our most expensive accommodation and were nowhere near the nicest. This is no doubt due to the location of the apartments, and the fact that Positano is a such a sought after destination.

The room was large, and clean, with typical Amalfi coast decoration. Air-con was functional. Bed was reasonably comfortable.
The balcony was also spacious, but as we were a lower room, we had our view of the sea blocked by a parking garage.

The breakfast served was nice, and it was good to be able to eat on our balcony.

Would look for other locations before booking this again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

Alcione is located right next to Hotel California. Given the choice, we'd prefer to stay at Alcione.

Both establishments offer very good value accommodation for Positano, without compromising too much on location. We stayed here in the lead up to our wedding. It was ideal as we stayed in Positano for 10 days. (stayed at Palazzo Murat closer to the wedding).

Next time we stay in Positano, we'll stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2010
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

We were very happy with the friendly welcome we received. We pulled up outside, had our car taken to it's garage, and bags to our room. Our residence had our own big balcony where our fabulous breakfast turned up every morning at our nominated time. The staff from the shop downstairs were always on hand to help with any queries. The 10 minute walk to the beach was great going down but a puff coming up. Des& Jan Adams New Zealand

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

Very reasonable hotel in Positano - great location, fantastic vista from your own terrace with sun-lounge and table and 2 chairs, electric awning to keep the sun at bay in the afternoon, but leave it up in the morning for fabulous 180 degree view of Positano and the sea - bliss with the perfect breakfast served. All the staff were very friendly and I would recommend this place for a well priced, decent sized room, clean, large bathroom hotel.

Room Tip: I think they all have a sea view, but worth checking as the terrace is stunning day or night.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 June 2011

I found them on Summer on Italy. Everything was as described. Great location, just far even up to get the views and some exercise, but not so far that it was a struggle to get anywhere. Very friendly and helpful staff. I hope I'll be back. Wifi only worked in the reception area.

Room Tip: Siren 1 to 3 have excellent views.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank MargotAnn
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Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 135, 84017, Positano, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
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Ranked #7 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Positano
Price Range: £124 - £349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Alcione 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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