What an amazing trip to Positano. We went for our first anniversary and stayed for 7 nights. We have travelled to many places; I can honestly say I've never experienced anything quite like this.
The service was amazing. The concierge staff are always smiling and eager to help with whatever you need.
Room was large (a little dated) and very clean. All of the hotels in Positano are "dated"...which is what makes them charming. There are no "big box" hotels here and I don't think there should be. This hotel is old world charm at its best and I loved it.
The turn down service with fresh linens twice daily was much appreciated. The walls are paper thin, and you can hear EVERYTHING happening above and below so if you're a light sleeper, beware of that. It sounded like people were moving furniture above our room every morning.
The bathroom is quite dated (looks like my grandmothers haha) and the shower was teeny tiny (typical euro shower). It was impossible to shower without causing a small flood in the bathroom, but that's the only "complaint" I have about the whole experience. I feel bad even mentioning this and please do not let that stop you from enjoying this wonderful hotel.
The continental breakfast was nice with lots of options and the staff were very nice. It's a beautiful view to wake up to each morning.
The pool deck was great, although the pool was freezing cold (only 70 degrees)...but after laying in 34degree heat it was quite refreshing once you got in!!
We had a room with a terrace and it was well worth the upgrade. The view was outstanding. We bought our own wine at the store and often enjoyed the beautiful sunsets on our terrace. I also suggest purchasing some bottled water as they don't recommend you drink from the taps if you're from North America and they charge an insane amount for the bottled water in the mini bar.
The restaurant was OUTSTANDING (will do a separate review) and I highly recommend eating there at least once. (also check out Donna Rosa's--so yum!)
We did day trips to Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi and stayed in Rome for a night but Positano was by far the best place to stay! The location of this hotel is perfect as its right near the beach and pier to catch the ferries.
Tip for the ladies: Do not even bother packing heels. I did and it was just a waste of luggage space. The streets are super steep (traffic doesn't even come down past a certain point) and all cobblestone. I saw several ladies almost break an ankle. Pack some nice flats or low wedges. ;)
I would absolutely come back to this hotel and will be recommending it to friends.
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