The owners helped me with a place to park (Parking Anna) that is a short walk uphill from their place. It has a private locked door from the balconies to the outside stairs which is nice. The view is spectacular. Casa Maresca is located about 30 minutes walk to the beach. Maybe a little further. You either need to walk down the windy road or down lots of stairs. (this is true for most places here). You can also take a bus down. If you are driving, be careful and do not go too far past. The road is only one way and you cannot turn around and go back so if you miss it, you will have to do a full loop before you can come back again. Parking Anna is a good marker. Do not go much past that because it's the last garage before the B&B. Cost there is 18E per day.
It's funny to me this is a bed and breakfast because really it's just a bed. The breakfast is coffee/tea and store bought croissants or dried rolls with packaged jam/butter. The owners realize their breakfast is not up to international standard (Italians dont really eat breakfast. they just eat a croissant with a cappucino or something) but they don't care. They tell you to visit the market if you eat something other than a croissant with butter for breakfast.
We had 3 people for 3 days so were told to rent one of the apartments. I am assuming the word apartment means with a kitchen. We bought food to cook for dinner one night to find out that the kitchen use is only if you are staying for 5 days. Of course, we had not heard that before-hand. we got the owners and they turned on the gas, but acted like it was a big deal. I dont really care either way, but if there is a stove I am not supposed to use then that would be nice to know when checking in and not when i'm standing with a bunch of raw food ready to cook... At check-out, they said no extra charge for the kitchen like they were doing me a favor.
It would really be doing me a favor if their hidden rules and how to use the apartment were written down somewhere. The wifi code, where the lights are on the balcony, and if the kitchen use is included are all useful things to tell people staying at your place. The wifi works alright- mostly it works better out on the balcony but it was fine. You can hear the neighbors and see them at breakfast (the balcony is shared so everyone's tables are out there). It's a little lacking in privacy because if the neighbors are out on their balcony and you are in the room, they can see in, but you can also close the curtains if that bothers you.
I am not sure if I recommend this place or not. There are lots of options for a place to stay in Positano. This place has a beautiful view, but there are a lot of places with a view (ie MOST).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestling above the Fornillo beach and immersed in green, Casa Maresca is a small family run Residence. It is ideal for a quite and tranquil stay in Positano and is just a few steps away from the main road where there are local shops and restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Maresca Positano
- Casa Maresca Hotel Positano