My husband and I stayed at the Villa Gabrisa for 3 nights and immediately upon arrival were warmly welcomed. We were also very excited and surprised to be upgraded to a full terrace room on the top floor. We had a full unobstructed view of Positano and the sea. in the morning we relaxed for a few moments before going to breakfast (full complimentary breakfast with the most amazing cappuccinos I've ever had!) and at night with a glass of wine watching the lights and just listening to the night.
They have a restaurant on the main floor and across the road they have set up tables so you are able to enjoy your breakfast while enjoying the view. (It is on the main road, so you do have to be a bit cautious of the cars. They take the right of way.)
They had a wonderful breakfast with fresh fruit, croissants, small heart shape cream puffs (my favorite), assorted yogurts, cereals, meats and cheeses to name a few.
The room is large and beautifully designed with a small sitting area and it has a mini bar. Just down the road Is a grocery store that offers everything from wine to fresh deli foods. We found a wonderful local Italian wine for 10 euros that we would chill and enjoy on the balcony each evening.
It's an easy walk to the center of town. Be aware though that there are A LOT of steps! If you get tired of the steps, like we did a few times, we just walked the winding road down to the beach and town. I liked this as there were some small boutiques that had amazing authentic and locally made products. You can also take the local bus for about 2euros pp, but the bus is hot and except for our arrival to go to the hotel for the first time, we chose to walk everywhere. The hotel has a limited amount of bus tickets each day, so check with them. You have to pre-purchase the tickets. Upon arrival, make sure to have cash as they have valets to take your luggage to your hotel. It's 8E per bag. They are very fast, so no worries about that. The bus stop to the hotels is at the top of the stairs by the church and the bakery across from the bus stop sells the tickets.
One thing you will notice when you are in Positano is the beautiful and rich smell of lemons everywhere! There are shops everywhere that sell everything "lemon". We purchased Limoncello, hand-blown glass Limoncello serving glasses and ceramics with lemon designs. They pack everything very well for travel. Everything is in walking distance. We ate at some of the highest rates restaurants (we didn't know until we came home and read the reviews) and the service at each and everyone was incredible. They made you feel as if you were the only guests at the restaurant!
We will definitely go back again!!
Tip: When going to the beach, bring water socks! The beach is rocky and the rocks get very hot and burn the bottom of your feet and they hurt!! I ruined a very good pair of sandals trying to walk the beach. There is a charge to use those orange and blue beach chairs you see in the pictures. It's normally 12Euros for the day, but we found that if you go to the lifeguard and pay him, you can get it for about 8 euros per person by paying him cash. Bring ice water! Drinks on the beach are approx. 20 euros, so plan for that. You can bring your own, but make sure it's in plastic as they will take away any glass bottles. Bring a lot of sunscreen, even though you have umbrellas for shade, it still gets hot.
(Also, one of my favorite things about the hotel: They have L'Occitane products in the bathroom. The sizes are very generous and the smell is intoxicating!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a residential area, in the heart of Positano, there is located the ancient building which guests the hotel Villa Gabrisa, an elegant and refined hotel owned by the Rispoli family. The careful choice of each detail, just like Murano chandeliers or Capodimonte ceramics, makes every room special and the hotel's privileged position, just few minute walk from the beaches, wraps it in a fairytale atmosphere that every guest can feel it from each room balcony or terrace, which overlooks the sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Gabrisa Hotel Positano
- Gabrisa Hotel Positano