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“Great Location and Beautiful Hotel”
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Covo Dei Saraceni
Ranked #15 of 39 Hotels in Positano
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Location and Beautiful Hotel”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This hotel is in a great location, it is right on the water. It appeared to be the closest hotel to the water, which is great because it was not a 15 min hike from the beach back to the room. While it is true that you have to walk from the top of the hill down to the hotel, it was not that big of a deal to us. We did pay to have our large suitcases taken down to the hotel, but we carried our small suitcases ourselves. The hotel itself was great! The rooms were extremely clean and very comfortable. We had a suite with a hot tub on the patio outside and it was awesome! Also the complimentary bottle of prosseco was a nice touch as well. The pool was great! The service at the pool was friendly and helpful. We had lunch at the pool several times and the food was great! I strongly recommend the burger, it was fantastic. The included breakfast was really great, everything from the pastries to the eggs and bacon were delicious! Overall the hotel was expensive, but I would argue that it was worth every penny. This was by far our favorite hotel in Europe.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Service was terrific and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is right on the Spiaggia so the locations is terrific. The property was very charming and the view over the bay lovely. Restaurants and bar facilities were very good. Only issue is that the hotel also had a lot of problems with WiFi so if being connected to the internet is critical to your stay then look to a place that has more reliable communications.
The hotel is not accessible by car so if climbing the stairs of Positano is a problem then you might want to consider a different hotel. Actually if stairs are a problem a different location might be in order as Positano is very vertical.

Room Tip: Higher the room the better the view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We spent 6 nights at Covo dei Saraceni for our honeymoon. WOW! We stayed in a suite, with a private hot tub on our balcony. It was truly the nicest hotel room we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed at 5 star resorts the world over. The hotel is extremely convenient if you are arriving in Positano by boat! Its right next to the port! We checked in, were showed the gorgeous hotel and then our room. We had a huge walk in closet, enourmous bathroom with whirl pool bath tub, his and hers sinks, and luxurious rain shower. We had a huge room with a sitting area, and a breakfast room overlooking the ocean. It was spectacular. We had two balconys, an upper and lower, with the aforementioned hot tub and outdoor shower, chase lounges. The staff at the hotel was great, and the food was delicious. We had lunch by the pool a few times, and everything was wonderful. The pool is beautiful and relaxing, and overlooks all of Positano, and the ocean. THe location and accomodations cant be beat!!! The breakfast each morning was delicious and had everything you could think of. We were very happy with the food and service. We will definitely come back here again! They even had chocolate covered strawberries and proseco waiting for us upon our arrival to toast our honeymoon. It was expensive, but well worth it. The hotel is beautifully decorated and well appointed.

Room Tip: If you can afford a room with a hot tub, it is a luxurious and wonderful experience. Just amazing!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stayed here for 5 days in June and it was great. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were teated so well. Pool area is perfection, room was fine but what made the stay were the staff. We will return.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

We spent the second part of our honeymoon here earlier this month, staying for 3 nights after 4 in Sorrento. After a beautiful journey along the coast we were in awe when we arrived at Positano, a beautiful gem of a town, unspoilt at least in the main by cars as they can only go so far. If staying at Covo Dei Saraceni highly recommend using the town porter service to take your bags, this was €5 per piece of luggage and well worth it considering the fairly steep walk down along cobbled paths. Once we worked our way to the hotel we were absolutely blown away by the location and exterior of the hotel, prime position right on the beach, overlooking the beach and the town.

We had a classic room, room 14 which was a corner room, it looked to be the biggest of the classic rooms, with lots of space and a huge bed. The rainforest style shower was amazing too. Pool terrace and infinity pool were lovely, again we couldn't believe the luxury of lying in the sun looking at the fantastic view. Staff around the pool and bar area were great, as were the restaurant staff at breakfast. We didn't eat in the evenings there, there is a wonderful choice of less formal restaurants nearby. We did have lunch which was fine, if a little overpriced. Breakfast was also ok, the usual hotel buffet style. Also an extremely clean hotel, there was a maid service to the rooms twice a day, and the pool area was immaculate.

Overall a beautiful, perfectly located hotel. Our one negative is that occasionally there was a bad smell of drains coming from the stream outside - unfortunately this made it a little unpleasant on the balcony at times, and some of the bars immediately outside the hotel were similar.

Room Tip: We had a classic room, number 14 which looked the biggest of the classic rooms with a fab rainforest...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is a great 5 star hotel located just at the dge pf the main beach area Positano. The most notable part of this hotel is its great location; you don't have to use long stairs to go up to the beach, the hotel is actually in the beach ! And the ferries to capri, amalfi, naples and all other Amalfi coast villages embark from the small port right in front of the hotel, so if you arrive buy both or visit nearby areas, this should be a great option. The next thing we liked was the great rooftop pool!!! It was clean, with service of nice refreshments, towels, etc, and there wete enough sunbeds for everybody!!! The rooms were clean and well serviced. Because we spend part of our honeymoon there, and the travel agency put a notice on this to the hotel staff we were pleasantly surprised to find a nice bottle of champagne and congratulation card waiting in the hotel. And one more thing... The balcony... There was a great balcony in front of our room that looked to the beach... Great place to sit in the eveneings and enjoy many concerts thaat took poace in the beach.

the restaurand on the ground floor was a very good one... I'd recommnd seabass they have... Overall a bit pricey, (dinner for two with a bottle of average wine could easily end Eur 150) but great in terms of food and service.
Both the hotel and restaurant strongly recommended !!!

Room Tip: Take a room with balcony!!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Checking into Covo Dei Saraceni for a three day celebration of my daughter's 21st birthday, I admit to being initially intimidated by how large the hotel appeared ,but once we got settled into our very large room with a terrace overlooking the ocean and the rest of Positano and then explored the property,we fell in love with the place. It has three pools,many places to dine and the owner has a restaurant high atop Positano that felt as though we had to drive 5 miles up the mountain to find. Once we arrived,we were greeted by a gracious,lovely woman and both the meal and the ambience were as if we were in someone's home.
The hotel arranged our trip to Capri,which amazed us and we were quite content to spend our days at the beach,the pools or strolling the quaint streets filled with tempting boutiques. Of course,no stay would have been complete without homemade sandals while we waited.
Thank you Covo Dei Saraceni,for a wonderfully relaxing three days.
Best,
Judith Wayne
jawwaj@aol.com

Room Tip: My only complaint was the tile floors. The people above us were quite noisy and there was no carpet...
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Property: Covo Dei Saraceni
Address: Via Regina Giovanna, 5, 84017, Positano, Italy
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Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Positano
#12 Luxury Hotel in Positano
#12 Family Hotel in Positano
#16 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Covo Dei Saraceni 5*
Number of rooms: 66
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