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Il San Pietro di Positano
Ranked #1 of 38 Hotels in Positano
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Beaver Creek, Colorado
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163 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Lives up to expectations”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We stayed 5 days. The only downside of our experience is that the pool bar stops serving food at 5 pm and the restaurant opens at 8 pm. Four-thirty is too early for dine, and 8 is too late for us, so we ate in Positano at the beachfront restaurants every night where we could eat at 6:30or 7:00, so it worked out OK for us. Everything else about the hotel is absolutely 5 star. The rooms, the view, the terrace bar, the service. Top notch in every way. The free shuttle to "town" and back is fast and easy. And the water-taxi ($20 each way) is a fun way to get to the waterfront of Positano without going down all those steps and then up, up,up all those steps after dinner. We have stayed at many of the best hotels in the world. This is definitely one of them.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Everything the most effusive reviews of the il San Pietro are true. I'll try to be additive and not repetitive:

1. The location cannot be beat. Don't for a second let the slight remove from Positano center dissuade you. The shuttle van runs 24/7 and gets you there within five minutes. We never waited more than five minutes for a return pick-up. More, the drivers were invariably friendly and helpful. To us the slight remove from the bustle was a plus, especially given the amenities (private beach!) that come with that remove.

2. The beach. Holy cow. My wife and I kept saying "this doesn't seem real." It doesn't.

3. The staff is unbelievable. Somehow they manage the delicate balance between incredibly responsive and helpful and overbearing. We never felt like someone was hovering, but we also never had to go looking for assistance. And everyone was wonderfully friendly in a very genuine way.

4. The ambiance: This is an interesting one. Inside it is elegant - probably a bit too much so for our tastes (late 30s/early 40s). Outside is much more laid-back, especially at the beach and the beach restaurant.

5. One more minor point: if you like to have a decent gym available, stay here. It is small but entirely functional with (again) excellent staff.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

travelled during easter. it was rainy and a bit cold considering we are in the south of italy. i was keeping telling myself: so what? the place is stunning. if you are so lucky to get one of the suite room you probably do not want to move from the room the whole day. the hotel owner makes you feel at home (a luxury home indeed). the hotel operations director welcome you at dinner every night like you are entering a gala ball. the view from the hotel is something you will always remember no matter where you travel or go around the world. the people who work there are simply amazing. i want to go back to stay there when the hotel is in full motion ( we couldn't go to the beach due to the weather) .yes it is expensive but since it is one of the thing you have to do before you...then it is worth. ps. the restaurant close to the beach is terrific for casual lunch

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

After our baby boy, now almost 2, was born, my wife and I haven't taken a meaningful vacation together in almost 3 years. As with any growing family, we had succumbed to the joy of life but a bit of neglect in our marriage. It was imperative that we spend some time together to reconnect and, of course, recharge our batteries.

We couldn't have found a more romantic location to make this happen. Positano and the Almafi Coast are a sight-to-be-seen.,,pictures won't do it justice. Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places in the world. The people living here make it even more beautiful with their friendly nature and positive attitude (every business in the area has been passed down from generation to generation). It rained while we were there, and almost everyone apologized on the behalf of mother nature for the poor weather...we couldn't understand why?

Which brings me to Il San Pietro. The BEST hotel in the area. Do not stay anywhere else. Located about a 5 minute drive just outside of the main village (24/7 free shuttle service,mostly private, to and from town) the hotel is situated on top of a cliff, offering breath-taking views of the town and the sea.

The service was top notch from every aspect of the hotel...check-in, restaurants, room service...everything was impeccable. The food was just what you'd expect from a one-star Michelin restaurant...you haven't eaten pizza till you've eaten pizza in Positano (this coming from a New Yorker). If there was one complaint, I would say the bed was a bit soft for my taste, but that's just a personal preference.

To summarize, the trip and the stay at Il San Pietro was well worth the price for a small investment in what will be lifetime together with my wife. We came back fully rested, and more in love than ever.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We have stayed in many Relais-Chateaux but Il San Pietro di Positano has been the best experience EVER!
The staff is really great. It's like a big happy family and it shows. They are happy to work in this little paradise and to include customers in their happiness.
Not going to comment on the hotel itself: breathtaking place, fantastic room with nice terrace (and incredible view)... just read previous comments, add them all together and you'll have a small idea of the fabulous place!
Honestly, you won't find a better place in Southern Italia - and probably in Italia (including the Relais & Chateaux Hotel Syrene in Sorrento (15 miles from there) where we went too.
Worth every penny!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Hotel San Pietro in Positano Italy is a real gem.Lacated in the best place on the Amalhpi road it gives you the best view of this extremly beatiful nature's wonder.The hotel itself is an architecture wonder,built inside the cliff overlooking the sea. If you cannot efford the hotel prices, just go inside
take down the elevator to the lobby and have a drink on the beatiful terrace overlooking the bay.
yYou will never forget your stay there.It is like a dream come true,but a very expensive one...

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vienna, Virginia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

I'm afraid that my review won't shed new light on Il San Pietro as our stay was as memorable as those of so many other reviewers. I was traveling with my wife and kids and frankly was a little concerned the kids would not be well received given the clientele, but happily the staff was very welcoming. The location and vistas are literally world-beating, the rooms immaculate and the food extremely good. I will go back as many times as I can.

Stayed July 2013
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Property: Il San Pietro di Positano
Address: via Laurito, 2, 84017, Positano, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Positano
#1 Luxury Hotel in Positano
#1 Spa Hotel in Positano
#6 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Il San Pietro di Positano 5*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Il San Pietro is widely considered to be one of the best hotels in Italy. It is built into the rock with panoramic terraces magnificently overlooking Positano and the Coast. Each uniquely decorated guest room comes with a private terrace decorated in the sophisticated local style with hand-painted ceramic tiles and furniture upholstered in sumptuous fabrics. Its one star Michelin-rated restaurant, the Zass, serves a variety of superb local and international cuisine and, weather permitting, guests can enjoy the unparalleled terraces. ... more   less 
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