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Pensione Maria Luisa - Amalfi Coast
Ranked #34 of 38 Hotels in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We came out of season and paid 65 and 85 for a 2 and 3 room. Not cheap - but that seems to be the case for Positano. We were upgraded to sea view rooms - very beautiful (although the public terrace has the best views). Our host was really friendly and lent us a made to do the Walk of the Gods. All in all, a very good experience. Breakfast was rather basic but all you could eat for 5 Euros!

Room Tip: Sea view rooms have nice balconies - but the public balcony has the best view if you don't mind...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

What a find!
Our room had a gorgeous view of the sea, from a spacious terrace.
The room was large and clean.
Carlo was a very pleasant host; he was friendly and made us feel at home.
The pensione is well located, with an easy walk to restaurants and shopping. The beach is close, but be prepared for a lot of stairs!
This is an inexpensive gem that we highly recommend.












Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Absolutely wonderful hotel towards the lower end of the budget scale. The owner, as others have reported, is very friendly and a gracious host who is always willing to help in any way possible. For example, I asked to use the washing machine and was not charged a single euro for use of either the unit or the washing detergent.
Location was quite convenient. A short stroll to many restaurants and cafes.
Whilst the journey down to the coast beach is easy enough, expect a good work out when returning back up to the hotel.
We stayed in a room downstairs and WiFi connection was terrible at best. Do not expect incredibly fast and reliable Internet in these parts.
We loved our stay here and would not hesitate recommending friends and family to stay there as well.

Room Tip: Request for the room upstairs with ocean facing balcony. There are only a couple available, but view...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank QUaGi
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Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

We really want to go back to Positano.We loved it,what a great little Italian town and this hotel was perfect for my wife and I.The owner,Carlo is such a nice man,he greets all his guests as if they were old friends.He makes you feel welcome and will help you in any way he can.The hotel has some age on it,but I felt like I was at home,and Carlo a family member.It was clean and had everything we needed.Get the ocean view room with terrace,you will be glad you did.We will stay here again.I love Italy,and I love Pensione Maria Luisa in breathtakingly beautiful Positano.Ciao Carlo! Gracie,Gracie!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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2  Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

This is my second stay at Pensione Maria Luisa and it was just as good as the first - we even had the same room! (room 5 with a terrace and THOSE views!).
Carlo is a warm and wonderful host. He even offered laundry facilities and after three weeks of travel, it was such a luxury to have some clean clothes. He has washing lines and pegs on the terrace (unobtrusive) for guests which was a lovely touch. We expected to pay for this laundry at the end of our stay - but no - it was free!
The room is basic - there is no TV which didn't matter to us - but it does have free wifi and a little refrigerator. The bathroom is good, beds are comfortable and it's close to some great restaurants. Also, if you're up for the challenge, Fornillo Beach is a couple of hundred stairs down but well worth it.
For 85 euros per night it is unbeatable value in a town notoriously expensive. I would not stay anywhere else. Love this place!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

I had the pleasure of staying @ Pensione Maria Luisa for 4 nights in October. The room is VERY basic, but the views from the balcony were spectacular!!!!!!! We had a private terrace room (Room 6), so I would strongly suggesting those types of rooms!

The owner, Carlo was one of the sweetest men I have ever met! His English was good, and he helped us with maneuvering around Positano!

My suggestion....if you are looking for just a basic room with a good rate in Positano, then this place is for you. But if you are looking for luxury, look elsewhere.

Room Tip: Room 6 has a private terrace.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We drove in one long day from Ferrara to Positano, arriving just before sunset. We had no idea what the Amalfi coast would be like or what a town like Positano would be like either. Wow! Carlo was very accomodating, room was quite large and nice. For a last-minute booking, I was very happy. And the price was more than fair, 65 Euro per night. The only problem was I did not know that you had to order breakfast in advance, so the next morning after getting our car out of the garage we stopped at the local store and got some sandwiches and coffee to go. At 8 Euros for both of us it was the cheapest meal of the whole week. We could not have enjoyed Positano more.

Only negative was that WiFi coverage in our room (#9) was very spotty, and dropped frequently. As I moved around the room, different wifi hotspots would appear and disappear, very strange. Best reception was obtained when standing in the shower, but this is hard on equipment.

By the way I decided to come to Positano based totally on a recommendation on a Tripadvisor forum. Thank you whoever made it.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ted B
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Address: Via Fornillo 42, 84017, Positano, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Positano
Price Range: £113 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pensione Maria Luisa - Amalfi Coast 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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