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Hotel Maricanto
Ranked #12 of 38 Hotels in Positano
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

My husband and I got married at the church in Positano and chose to stay in a Junior Suite (#227) at Hotel Marincanto. We couldn't have had a more perfect stay! I had emailed the hotel several times before we arrived and everyone was quick to answer my questions. We had a beautiful, light and airy junior suite with a daybed, sitting area, desk and terrace. The terrace had two chairs and a table, as well as two lounge chairs, for enjoying the view. Our terrace looked out over the hotel's sun terrace, and to the right was a view of Positano and the beach. Waking up to that sight every morning was amazing! We had a large bathroom with slippers, robes and a sea view from our shower.

The pool was heated, but still a bit brisk in late May. The infinity edge allowed us to enjoy an uninterrupted view of the sea. There's private access to the beach directly below the hotel where you receive a discount. Just be prepared to walk down a lot of stairs to get there (helps you burn off all that pasta you'll be enjoying!). The hotel also has a small fitness room, which we didn't have a chance to check out in person, as well as parking (big plus in Positano if you have a car!).

The breakfast buffet was one of the best we've had in Italy. There was a huge selection of pastries, yogurts, meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, eggs and juices daily. We had wonderful weather, so we got to eat outside on the breakfast terrace overlooking the ocean every day. What a view! The hotel is only a 10 minute walk to the main center and beach area of Positano where the majority of the shops and restaurants are located. Because the hotel is a bit higher up the hill, you get great views and a more quiet, relaxing atmosphere.

What really made our stay so incredible, though, was the staff. Every single person we met was so kind, welcoming and helpful--especially Enza! Nothing was too much trouble. They treated us to a bottle of prosecco when we checked in, knowing we were there for our wedding. Every evening when we returned from dinner to collect our room key, whoever was at the reception desk already knew our room number without us having to say a word. They genuinely cared about our stay and made us feel right at home. We truly had a hard time leaving! We can't wait to return one year for an anniversary trip. Positano is stunning, and staying at Hotel Marincanto is the icing on the cake!

Room Tip: Book a room with a view--it's absolutely worth it! Junior Suites are spacious with a nice terrac...
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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Positano is one of the most beautiful places I have seen and the terraces at Marincanto have picture-perfect views. The staff is extremely friendly and the hotel has several very handy benefits - parking (Amalfi coast is notoriously difficult as streets are very narrow) as well as direct access to the beach! The hotel also has a large sun deck with stunning views of the harbour and the west side of town. Rooms are large and the entire hotel is in the sun for the whole day (as opposed to some hotels in Amalfi which are in the shade after about 2:30pm). It is not a cheap option but I would say its well worth the money!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

WOW! That sums up our 3 nights at this beautiful hotel. This hotel has the most beautiful view and is in the greatest location in Positano. The staff went out of their way every minute to ensure our stay was the best. Thank you to everyone at the hotel for their expertise in the area. Our room was 97 steps down from the reception area. Not a bad price to pay for the spectacular views. Sunrise, sunset and every minute in between was perfect. Our room had double doors which opened onto our private patio. We slept with the doors open at night. There was nothing bad to say.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We loved Hotel Marincanto and would certainly go back. Stayed at hotel for three days. Had a problem with our pick up from Naples and was very upset. We were so happy when we were greeted by Enza and given an upgrade and Prosecco and strawberries which we were able to enjoy and relax on our deck overlooking the ocean. Enza set the tone for our stay, she helped plan our excursions and her recommendations were wonderful and ensured that our vacation was spectacular. she was always so happy, had great information and was delightful to talk to.

The breakfast on the veranda overlooking the ocean was great and the staff was super friendly and genuinely helpful.

Room Tip: pick ar oom high with a balcony it is well worth the money
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

This was our fourth stay in Marincanto, we have been coming to Positano for 13 years but now would not stay anywhere else. From the time you arrive everyone is so friendly and helpful. Our room this year, 205 , had only a shower over the bath, but once we asked Enza to changed , she moved us the following day to the room next door, which had an individual shower. I would advise getting a room either further along, or better still a higher lever. Both 204 and 205 had obstructed views of rage sea and Positano. We spoke to Antonella at the desk, and she advised we book directly with the hotel and recommended several rooms, which we plan to do for 2015. The rooms could do with a little upgrading and the only criticism would be the hard pillows, though by the end of the trip we hardly noticed. But they are the loveliest team, from reception to breakfast ladies Lisa and Rita, and Rafaella who looks after the bar in the evenings. The rooms are spotless and Gianni at the pool could not be more helpful. The food is very good, and of course fantastic views throughout. Always sad to leave

Room Tip: Higher levels for us obstructed views
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We booked this hotel for a week and also had our wedding here. I had been in contact with Antonella for about a year previously as she was helping me organise it.
Upon arrival we were upgraded and given prosecco so we went out and enjoyed the views which are breathtaking.
All of the staff here are lovely and genuinely friendly. Gianni the pool waiter was so kind and nothing was too much trouble.
Enza was always laughing and smiling and suggested we walk the path of the gods which we did and was fantastic.
Also Antonella booked us a boat trip to Capri with a company called Lucibella and they upgraded our boat so we were starting to feel like the rich and famous!
The food was excellent. The breakfast was plentiful and fresh.
When it came down to the wedding details Luca and Antonella talked ms through every last detail and the day itself was perfect. I would like to thank them for making my dream come true.
We got upgraded again to room 203 which had a jacuzzi and balcony the views were incredible I felt sad to leave.
We will be back!

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed in Hotel Marincanto for three nights two weeks ago and must rank it as one of the best hotels in which we have said. To begin with we were upgraded to suite #254 that had a balcony that afforded us the best view of the sea and the town. After walking all day we could soak in the 6 x 9 soaking tub. As for the service, we had breakfast and one lunch served in our room at no extra charge, the staff bent over backwards to meet our every need. The food was excellent so we chose to eat two meals on the patio to soak in the incredible views. We could have stayed there for another three days, but alas we had to end our Italian vacation.

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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:
#1 Family Hotel in Positano
#5 Romantic Hotel in Positano
#10 Luxury Hotel in Positano
Price Range: £167 - £270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Maricanto 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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