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“Stunning hotel in Positano”
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Hotel Poseidon
Ranked #8 of 38 Hotels in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Positano is probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. This hotel was in a great location and was a fabulous hotel overall! A quick 5 minute walk down stairs to Spiaggia Grande, which is such a beautiful beach! Ensure you take your towels down as well as $12.50 Euro for umbrella. The food down by the beach area is unbelievably good. You can't go wrong with any of the choices down there. Chez Black and Rada were our alltime favorites. There are restaurants and shopping areas located on both sides of the hotel which makes it easy if you want to grab something nearby. Cafe Positano a block from the hotel was excellent! The staff at this hotel were OUTSTANDING! Luca at the pool bar/terrace always aims to please. Vito is always there to get you clean towels for the pool, an umbrella, or bring you anything from the bar. GREAT staff! The hotel was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. It is a family run hotel and the family is always on site greeting guests and making sure everything is ok. The views from the Terrace are arguably the BEST views in Positano. The Breakfast which was included in our room rate was fantastic. You can also order lunch or dinner from the menu which is all cases for us were very good. I will DEFINATELY be back to this hotel.

Room Tip: All rooms have excellent views.
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Hotel is nice -- classic like many hotels in Positano. Do not expect "modern" rooms or furnishings. Bathrooms are dated as well. The views are excellent, the front desk staff is exceptional and friendly, and the pool and rooftop lounge is very nice. Breakfast is included and is basic but nice. WiFi works well.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Hotel Poseidon was a romantic gem located in the most beautiful place on earth. The rooms were simplistic and beautiful, but the balcony was the best part- that view was spectacular! The staff were so friendly and we can credit them for our dining selections. This stay added to our wonderful honeymoon experience in the Amalfi coast.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Not much can put a damper during a visit to Positano - but staying at Hotel Poseidon definitely enhanced our visit. Our room was large, clean and very comfortable with views of the ocean below. Although it was a steep climb to the hotel as we arrived via Capri by boat, it was well worth the hike. Within minutes we were out by the pool indulging in some prosecco. The whole staff was extremely welcoming and accommodating. Helped us plan a trip to Pompeii and then helped cancel it and book a spa treatment when the day turned into a downpour.

My boyfriend and I would easily come back for the breakfast alone. Every morning we ate something different as there were so many wonderful options. This hotel is beautiful, not extravagant or flashy by any means, the perfect place to return after a hike back up from the beach. Cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We stayed at Hotel Poseidon for 5 nights in late May and highly recommend it. The staff are wonderful and the hotel has an 'old world' charm that is amazing. We will never forget enjoying cocktails on the pool terrace overlooking the amazing view of Positano and the coast. Our room had a lovely balcony where we could also sit and enjoy the view - definitely worth booking a superior view room.
Breakfast buffet was fantastic and while we only ate dinner at the Il Tridente restaurant once, the food was great. Poseidon provides everything you need in Positano - central location, friendly staff, comfortable rooms, delicious food and the best Mojitos in Italy!!!

Room Tip: Pay the extra for a superior room so that you can enjoy the view!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

My Girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights and had a great time. Great rooms, great views, great service. You can't go wrong with the Poseidon. Centrally located high up in Positano with great staff, a great pool and a good restaurant. Stay here!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

I booked a standard room at the Poseidon hotel from a personal recommendation. The location is amazing, the views outstanding. Beautiful outdoor lounge area and pool. Excellent breakfast which is included.

We upgraded to the Wow room. The room is huge and the deck is huge with same amazing views of the breakfast and pool area.

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1.the rooms are in desperate need of a decorator ASAP. This room was quoted at 900euro (that's $1200).The decor was terrible, the rugs were dirty, there were ants everywhere and we kept the deck door closed, the towels
were old and worn out the bedding was also worn out.

2.we tried to order room service but first couldn't find the menu in the room. Looked online none. So we emailed the front desk for a menu they said call the restaurant or the bar. The restaurant said call someone else. Basically they claimed they had room service. We tried to get it. But couldn't. No communication between departments.

3.the keys. This might be all of positano. But the keys were the standard old keys. There was only 1key per room. And there was no security. I walked in one night and asked the guy behind the desk (whom I never saw before) for keys to room 65. He didn't even ask my name just handed it over. I could have be anyone wanting to get keys to the best room in the hotel and they just handed it over.

I have never stayed in Positano so I don't know the standard but at 1200$ per night I think the devil is in the details and we should have had a real luxurious room from every perspective.

Additionally I say great location because it was up on the side of the mountain. So the views are amazing. HOWEVER please note there are limited ways to ascend the hill to reach hotel from the dock. For 8euro per bag u can pay a Porter to bring your bags. Which is a must (call hotel in advance to arrange for porter). But the options are slow bus, walking 150 steep stairs or
a 25euro cab ride up. But this is true for all hotels up the hill not just Poseidon.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Additional Information about Hotel Poseidon

Address: Via Pasitea, 148, 84017, Positano, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Positano
#8 Luxury Hotel in Positano
#9 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range: £212 - £641 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Poseidon 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Poseidon, once a beautiful Mediterranean villa in the heart of Positano, is today a historical hotel in a green area overlooking the “vertical village“ and the Amalfi Coast, in a privileged position. Poseidon has offered for more than 60 years, thanks to Marco and Monica Aonzo daily commitment, a discreet and elegant hospitality and the personnel politeness help to create a warm and familiar atmosphere allowing their guests to feel at home. ... more   less 
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