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“Lovely view”
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Royal Prisco Hotel
Ranked #29 of 39 Hotels in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lovely view”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

When we arrived to check-in we were advised our room was not ready and to come back in an hour, we did that only to arrive back in an hour to be told it still wasn't ready and to come back in another hour! I agree with other reviews, service wasn't great and staff were a little rude, however the room was spacious, clean and a lovely view from the balcony. It is an easy walk up from the ferry through the winding streets passing lovely boutiques. Breakfast is included in the price, however doesn't start until 8am, what was a shame since we booked an early tour and couldn't get something 'to go'. The hotel is located in a great spot to access restaurants and about a ten minute walk down the hill to the beach

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We booked 5 nights in a deluxe room with a seaview terrace 5 months in advance. On arrival we were greeted with a long winded story by Michaelangelo (the owner) about the room being unavailable until the next morning due to a plumbing problem which was creating a bad smell. We were told that an alternative hotel of higher standard was available to us and that we could return if we wished the following day or stay at the alternate accommodation, whichever we chose. We asked to see the room (the one with the smell) so that we could compare, we were told that we could not as the owner did not have a key, that the key was with the plumber who had gone home. We are now turned onto the street at 7:30pm with luggage in high season with the name of another Hotel. We began our walk uphill to the alternate hotel, which had only 1 room available for 1 night. We were informed that Michaelangelo had rung to say there was no availability at his hotel (The Royal Prisco) so we could not return the next day.
Clearly they had double booked which according to other hoteliers in the area, they did regularly, and rather than just contacting us with alternative accommodation waited until we arrived and sent us away with an elaborate story. We spent 3 days of our stay looking for accommodation and moving, eventually ending up with a room that was nothing like we had initially booked. To our surprise The Hotel Prisco then took payment from our credit card account.....Unbelievable!
I can still see the owner Michaelangelo, making his pathetic excuses which were actually a pack of lies. Kind of knew it at the time but figured once we were in our room all would be fine, just didn't expect to be completely scammed.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver
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208 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We booked a room with a balcony 4 months before our trip. Three weeks before our trip we received an e mail that we would get no balcony for the same price. We had to keep it since there was nothing else available. We had a room with no windows it a skylight. It was clean but you go to positano for the view.

We arrived by boat and found out the porters charge 8 euros per bag. No way we could carry it so 16 euros later. We asked at the hotel for transport to amalfi to our next hotel. They said 80 to 90 euros. If we had 4 people it would double. We asked a taxi van directly and it was 60 for all of us. Called the hotel in amalfi and it was 50 euros. Be careful with this hotel.

We found the amalfi coast you need to be on your toes for all pricing.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

We loved the location of this hotel. It was so easy to walk everywhere including to the beach, shopping and for dinner.

The service was friendly and helpful although I did get the feeling I asked too many questions.

A relaxing place to stay.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Good hotel with a great location. The wifi can get slow at times, but it is included in the price. The showers were small. Unfortunately a couple of mosquitoes came in our room. The didn't have any spray to kill them, which was a little annoying.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

We had Royal Prisco arrange our Naples airport pick up, a lovely driver full of information & history. We stayed in a 2 bedroom royal suite with a decent balcony which comfortably sat 4 (2adults & 2 teenagers). The view was breathtaking and we enjoyed some of our evenings eating delicious food from the Latteria deli just up the road. It was great having a fridge in the room to store our deli delights & Maria kindly gave us plates, cutlery & glasses for our balcony meals. The hotel was spotless and the staff were extremely helpful. Excellent choice of breakfast buffet which changed daily, coffee made fresh on arrival & the occasional hot chocolate. Michelangelo kindly turned the breakfast room into our own World Cup viewing room & opened up the bar to all guests who were there to enjoy the games. We enjoyed Da Vincenzo restaurant up the road based on Maria's recommendation and it certainly served the best tiramisu I have eaten in Italy. The hotel kindly supplied us with beach towels daily and were always available for any questions. We would highly recommend this hotel for a stay in Positano. We stayed 6 nights.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Brisbane
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124 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Location is important in Positano, Royal Prisco is located not too far down that you have to struggle with bags from the bus if you have a car or are transported by taxi, and easy enough to wander down to the seafront through the cobbled streets of shops and restaurants. Our room was huge! There were two bedrooms and a huge bathroom, it felt so good to have room to spread out. My only criticism for the bathroom was that it was such a large room and had a very small shower that was barely big enough to change your mind in let alone wash, I am average build so it was a small shower by anyone's standards. We had a small terrace overlooking the beautiful view of the water it was lovely to sit out there anytime of the day or night.
The hotel is pristinely clean! The staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them. The breakfast had a very good variety but was a bit quirky with plates, cutlery, bread all snugly in drawers, a good use of a small space. The cappuccinos delicious.
We would highly recommend this hotel and hope to return some time soon.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Royal Prisco Hotel
Address: Via Pasitea 102, 84017, Positano, Italy
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Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Positano
#17 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Prisco Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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