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“Exceeded expectations, and they were high expectations”
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Hotel Maricanto
Ranked #12 of 38 Hotels in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 February 2014

My wife and I got to stay at this wonderful hotel with some friends. We were expecting great things and we got it. Rooms were basic and very clean and well appointed. The views were amazing. View from our balcony, restaurant, sun deck, pool were absolutely beautiful. Great friendly staff were very helpful. I think this place must have had the best views in town. Walks to town and back are short, but up steep hill. This was one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had, although it does come with a sizable price tag. Well worth it. The breakfast buffet every morning was very good, my wife says the coffee was great and the view from the deck where you have breakfast is awesome. I dream of a day I can return to this hotel.

Room Tip: Go for it, spend the extra money and get a room with the best view you can afford.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Spent 5 days at the Marincanto with our 2 kids aged 10 & 12. We fell in love with Positano and the Marincanto was a big reason why. The location is fabulous with abundant sea views. 5 minute walk down to the beach only adds to the appeal in my opinion. Infinity pool was a nice way to end the day as we spent most days on the beach. You need to reserve chairs at the beach. At first I found this odd but it is common practice, Locals rent their chairs for the entire season.
We stayed in a Family suite which was 2 separate rooms with an common hallway. At all times we felt safe and secure. There is a gas station to the immediate right of the hotel that has water, beer, wine. Unfortunately we found this on our last night. It would have saved us walks into town which usually resulted in me drinking a limoncello at every restaurant/bar I passed!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

My husband and I stayed here during our honeymoon. This hotel is modern and clean. It is perched above the sea and our room featured a balcony with amazing views. The hotel is multilevel and has a sundeck as well as an infinity edge pool. It also has a staircase that leads directly down to the beach. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely come again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Kristy L
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Perched on a cliff facing the Tyrrhenian Sea, this hotel with private access to the beach, offers breathtaking views of Positano's seascape. This was the trade off for choosing Marincanto over another hotel located in the city center. It's a good 15-min downhill and uphill climb between hotel and Centro with shops along the way and postcard perfect photo ops. With all the pasta and pizza you'll be having, you definitely need the walk. We stayed in the villa (thank you Marincanto for the upgrade!) and it was fantastic! Our huge private balcony was a regular spot to enjoy some aperitivo with an awesome view. The hotel is clean and well furnished. Breakfast daily was a decent spread. Staff and service were superb. Enza, the front desk staff/concierge, was very nice and helpful. We did great in choosing Hotel Marincanto as our home base for our 10-day visit to Positano/Amalfi Coast.

Room Tip: Villa 1 has the best view. The private balcony is likely bigger than the hotel's standard room.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2013

This hotel is situated high above the sea. Our room had a fourposter king bed and was a good sized room. The bathtub was in a separate section giving you a private balcony type space giving you a spectacular view. Give yourself time to take the steps down the steep hill to the beach, Well worth it even the climb back up. The buffet breakfast is served on the balcony overlooking the sea. I recommend taking boats to the various islands towns, and busses to the inland towns. One of my favorites was Ravello. Walk down the hill and eat dinner by the sea. Enjoy it all.
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Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

After 25 years of dreaming of a visit to Positano I was finally able to make it there last summer. We could not get a reservation at San Pietro so I booked 4 nights at the Hotel Miramare and 2 at the Marincanto. Thank goodness we did because it saved our trip. The Marincanto is clean and modern. The rooms are large and well appointed. It has an elevator that takes you and your bags up the hill. The pool is simply spectacular. Enza at the front desk took special care to make certain that our visit was perfect. The location and view are wonderful. It is truly one of the most wonderful hotels in the world.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Pros - View of Positano was great, room was big and clean, breakfast was a decent spread, property is well furnished. Hotel staff were polite, well informed and made great recommendations for dinners.

Cons - it's a 20 mins walk uphill if you arrive with luggage by boat but most hotels are located on the hilltop anyway. There is direct beach access by a very very steep staircase which takes 5 mins - it's not really a bad thing but just in case you have elderly or kids with you.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 50, 84017, Positano, Italy
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Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Positano
#5 Romantic Hotel in Positano
#10 Luxury Hotel in Positano
Price Range: £141 - £1,780 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Maricanto 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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