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“Perfect Seaside Retreat” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Pupetto
Ranked #17 of 39 Hotels in Positano
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Denver, Colorado
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84 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Perfect Seaside Retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

While looking for a five day, "get away" vacation, my wife and I both agreed on Hotel Pupetto in Positano. Having visted Spaggia Fornillo (where the hotel is situated) six years ago, we knew the location was ideal. It's an easy 10 minute walk from the main beach and crowds of Positano and it was the best 5 days we ever spent doing "nothing"!

Our room (sea view double) was lareger than most rooms we've experienced in Italy. The large French doors opened to a balcony where we shared our afternoon wine and our late nights, listening to the sound of waves, gently breaking on the pebbled beach.

The hotel staff were ALL extremely friendly and could not do enough to make our stay comfortable. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. .The large bathroom included a full size tub with shower head and hand held nozzle, a bidet, and toliet. The room was equipped with an air conditioner that I used only once during our five nights. The sea breeze and lack of insects meant that we could leave the doors open all night.

Unfortunately, we dined only once at the hotel's restaurant. We saved this for our last night but I would have eaten there more frequently had I known it was so good. It far exceeded our expectations and the sea view setting is one of the best in Positano.

I will definitely return to Hotel Pupetto!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

Spent 4 nights in pupetto, this hotel is excellent, great location, very relaxing and great restaurant. The rooms are basic but spotless with great views, more than adequate and very comfortable. The staff were great and we had the best meal of our stay in hotel restaurant, beautiful! Was very glad I chose this hotel rather than one on the hill!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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london
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58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

We stayed 5 nights in hotel Pupetto in August, after a friend recommended it.
The location is perfect, right on top of the Fornillo beach in Positano, a lot better than the big beach.

The hotel is not fancy, just very clean and good size rooms with a great terrace overlooking the beach.

The staff was extremely friendly, they helped us booking trips and restaurants and were very handy after Naples airport lost our suitcases.

The rooms are not cheap, but nothing is cheap in the Amalfi coast. We will definitely recommended it and will stay here again once we return to Positano.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

We were so impressed by this 3 star hotel as it is so much more! Rooms were bright, spacious and so clean. The balcony and views are to die for. Veronica and all the staff were so welcoming and helpful. Food was great, we ordered take away on our balcony one night which was a memorable experience. Very near the beach and town. Arrived in by boat after travelling from Rome, what better and easier way to travel. I would love to visit again and thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

This hotel is not fancy or sophisticated. It is not cheap in relation to other resorts elsewhere.

It is however clean, has friendly staff, has a great beach bar and sun lounger areas and also does lovely food.

I am so glad we stayed here rather than somewhere up the hill in Positano proper. The whole area where the hotel is located has a far more relaxed family run italian feel than the other main area which is just great.

Staff were brilliant throughout our stay.

If you are in two minds I say 'book it'.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

Positano itself is stunning.... The Pupetto is reached via a well made up and lit footpath with stunning views and is situated on the 2nd beach in Positano. The hotel is actually on the beach and I would say you need to be a beach lover to achieve the best of the hotel and location. Loungers and umbrellas are available to hire on the beach, these are hired through the hotels excellent beach bar which also serves food and is equipped with changing rooms and shower if needed. Having been to Positano before we didn't eat at the hotel as we knew all the towns eateries, so cannot comment. The hotel is very Italian, and family run, it also seems very popular with Italians. It has a bygone feel (as much of real Italy does) so the public rooms and bedrooms are functional. Veronica on reception is brilliant speaks perfect English and booking from the UK was a breeze. All the staff are polite and attentive, albeit its laid back, remember it is on the beach so has that vibe!! The location and views are stunning... if you love the beach and sun, don't want to drive anywhere and chill its very much worth a try.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bayonne, New Jersey
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

If you are planning to spend time on the beach and go to the city once a day, it's an amazing location. It's not for drivers, as one of the guests said, but if you get dropped off at the rock where the stairs start, the hotel sends a porter to deliver your luggage to the room, and you are set. We stayed for 6 days in July'13, and since we went to Positano for the beach, it was perfect: you can use your room to shower/change throughout the day,eat at their beach bar or at the restaurant (the views are unparallel), but every evening we ould walk to the main beach area ( a 10 minute walk on a picturesque path [no steps]_and venture into the city form there. For those who want to enter the city form up above, via Vialle del Positea, indeed, they need to walk the steps and use Hotel Victori's elevator which doesn't save much tiem or energy.

Staff at the hotel is good, especially Veronica: she made us feel as a part of family.

Re. views: when you swim, you have the great views of Positano proper and the mountains.

The bottomline: it's a hotel to use the beach to the fullest.

We're planning to be back.

Room Tip: all rooms have sea view
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Pupetto
Address: Via Fornillo 37, 84017, Positano, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Positano
#24 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pupetto 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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