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Hotel California
Ranked #16 of 38 Hotels in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Great family hotel located close to the centre of town with wonderful uninterrupted views of the Adriatic. We really enjoyed our stay here ...the rooms are well appointed and the staff are very service orientated. Breakfast can either be eaten on the terrace or in the breakfast room and consists of meats, cheese. pastries, cereal, yoghurt and breads with a cooked breakfast available at a reasonable price.

The rooms are spotless and are serviced every day....the staff were lovely with smiles all round. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Positano.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

You will love your stay here! The rooms are fantastic...large and well appointed with the most amazing views of Positano. The large terrazzo lining the front of the hotel is filled with greenery (we found a wee lemon on the lemon tree) and is a wonderful place for pre-dinner cocktails or a bottle of wine after dinner. Breakfast is also served here and the variety of options offers something for everyone. The staff is a wonderful blend of helpful and friendly. A fantastic place to stay in Positano!!!

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Albergo California, Positano,
Italy,is a lovely hotel with a great view of the sea from all the spacious rooms and from the huge breakfast terrace. Perfect location, lovely staff and gorgous flowers and lemon trees with breakfast included. Will return every year!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We spent six days in October at Albergo California and can recommend it highly. It is a relatively small hotel in a handsome old villa with a modern addition. It is family run and the proprietor and staff are friendly and efficient and speak good English. We were pleased with their recommendations for restaurants, etc.

The hotel is well located toward the eastern end of town. It is on one of the few roads open to vehicular traffic so, unlike many Positano hotels, a taxi can bring you right to the front steps. Local Positano buses and the intercity buses both stop close by. It is about a ten-minute walk down to the beach where you can catch boats for Capri and Amalfi. There is an excellent restaurant, Bruno's, practically next door, if you wish to dine close to the hotel.

The rooms, each with a private balcony, have a magnificent view of the ocean and much of the town, as does the breakfast terrace. If there weren't so much else to see and do in and around Positano you could spend all day just sitting on the balcony enjoying the view.

Room Tip: The upper floor rooms have more privacy. Ours, in the original villa above the dining area, was ver...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Wonderful hotel in positano, with amazing views.
2 couples stayed for 4 nights at hotel california in July 2013 on our 16 day self guided tour of Italy.
The service was great and the double room was enormous.
2 seep rate bedrooms and a wonderful balcony view awaited us.
Positano was the best town of outer italy tour,
Great food, great scenery, and great people.
Would definitely recommend this hotel, especially the value with the same views as more expensive hotels.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

This is the hotel we always stay at when in Positano. Unfortunately we could only stay five nights this time.

As it has always been; the hotel was spotless and the staff outstanding. The breakfast menu has expanded since our last visit and it was a nice surprise.

We had room 61 again. In our opinion, it is the best in the hotel. Large with great views of the beach and mountainside.

Maria, her son, and the entire staff did everything possible to make our trip enjoyable. We learned the first time here to ask for advice and take it. They know the best restaurants, drivers, and tours in the area.

I really can't say enough good things about the hotel or the staff. If you want a really great vacation stay at the Hotel California.

Room Tip: Ask for Room 61 -- in advance.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Fred111
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Hotel California very much! Due to a mix-up with our preference request, we ended up staying in three different rooms. The hotel staff tried their best to make up for the mix-up and were successful! All three of the rooms were delightful. They were all very spacious with wonderful views from each of the balconies. Johnny, Maria, Antonio, Renato and the ladies at breakfast were wonderfully attentive to our needs. We very much enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend to other travelers to Positano.

Room Tip: 2nd and 3rd Floor rooms offer better view, more privacy.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 141, 84017, Positano, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Positano
#5 Family Hotel in Positano
#11 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range: £84 - £177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Hotel Albergo California Positano
Hotel California Positano

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