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“Wonderful time in Positano at the Hotel California”
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Hotel California
Ranked #17 of 38 Hotels in Positano
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful time in Positano at the Hotel California”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We were very happy with our stay in Positano at the Hotel California. The staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly. They were very helpful in giving suggestions for things to do and interested in what we were up to each day. We had two beautiful rooms on the third floor and the view was exceptional. The rooms are clean, large and comfortable. We enjoyed the balcony each evening to take in the sights and sounds of the town, the water, and the occasional singing and music from the restaurant below. We would most definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: We were very pleased with rooms 59 and 60.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Lovely place to stay and the staff are friendly and helpful. Not far to walk to the hustle and bustle of the outdoor market and bars and restaurants. Lovely big clean room and very relaxing listening to the waves on the beach a long way below.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Long Beach, CA
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

My husband and I stayed here 3 nights in the end of June. It is a great location since you are a little away from the crowds. We got a room on the 2nd floor with a small balcony and amazing view of Positano! The balcony was a little small. If your neighbor was out on theirs you could have a conversation with them. But they have a large terrace on the first floor that makes up for the size.

The service is great! Everyone that we spoke to was very nice, friendly and helpful. The breakfast changed daily and had a nice variety. You could pay extra if you want a larger American breakfast (eggs, sausage, bacon). We never tried it since their selection was enough. The bonus was that the bar is open non stop so you could get wine or espresso anytime if the day. We enjoyed a house bottle of wine for only 12 euro and sat on the terrace and enjoyed the view before we went to dinner.
There are 2 things that they could improve on, thus the 4 rating and not a 5.
1) wifi is SLOW!! You couldn't send iMessages or any form of texting. It was annoying since our friends were staying at a different hotel. It took an hour to post anything on Facebook or Instagram.
2) the hair dryer is horrific. It did nothing for my hair. It looked like a vacuum tube contraption.

Overall, I would stay here again just because the price is right. All of Positano is very expensive. I did enjoy my time here but now I know to bring a blow dryer and expect the wifi to be slow.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bangalore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

I stayed at Albergo California for three nights and was extremely impressed. It's high enough up the mountain to give you gorgeous views of the coastline but not so high as to make it tedious as you get down to and up from the the beach for activities and the ferry. The hotel staff was courteous, friendly and extremely helpful and the room was spacious and superb. All in all a wonderful experience.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the upper floors for better views.
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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We stayed at this hotel fr 6 nights and loved every moment - and will definitely return there ! Our room was large, with a terrace overlooking the Amalfi coast - it was living in a dream !! All the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was plentiful - and the bar was open at any time !! Just a wonderful place to stay - highly recommend to anyone who wants a boutique hotel, within walking distance of everything in Positano !

Room Tip: Our room was on the ground level, with our own large terrace - it was perfect !
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

My husband and I stayed in Positano for 4 nights and was the first stop of our 2 week honeymoon. We booked a room at Albergo California and we are so happy we did. We loved everything about this place! The staff was so helpful and nice and assisted us with luggage upon arrival and when again we left. This place felt like home. The breakfast is basic but good to start the day. The location is perfect and close to everything especially the beach. We had a balcony room overlooking the water and it was amazing. Wine is priced the best at this hotel and very good. If I were to ever come back to Positano I would 100% stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Loved staying here. Great location, amazing views, above and beyond service in a warm family run atmosphere. Gianni is a wonderful person. Patient, helpful, always ready with suggestions on what to do and places to eat. Upon arrival we were shown to our room by his niece Maria and just after checking in we were warmly greeted by the other Maria. This is a hotel that is run a by happy, warm and friendly clan who make you feel welcome at every turn. Would stay here again in a heart beat.

Room Tip: All the rooms seemed exceptional. You can get a better price if you are willing to sacrifice the vi...
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Property: Hotel California
Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 141, 84017, Positano, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Positano
#11 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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