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Hotel Villa delle Palme
Ranked #7 of 48 Positano B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Crozet
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105 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very nice people but the hotel is outdated...”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

First, let me say that Manuela and her mother are charming very nice people. Manuela was so good to us. Her mother supplied a great breakfast.
Other than that, the hotel is not very nice. While it is clean for the most part, the furnishings are outdated and old. The walls and ceilings in both the bathroom and in our bedroom (#23) had mold stains. The bathroom houses a water heater that must be turned on in order to receive any warm water. We ended up taking cold showers. The hallways echo with every sound which made it difficult to sleep. The terrace really didn't have a view.
Overall, there were great people running an otherwise dated hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Posi, Proprietario at Hotel Villa delle Palme, responded to this review, 13 September 2014
Kind John and Maria, thank you for the nice words you spent for us.
Water boilers are behind the bathroom door and the boiler switches are high up on the wall right below them; of course if you switched the boiler off instead of the lights, the boiler couldn't work.
The furniture in # 23 was bought one year ago, and was quite expensive .......probably you have probably more modern taste but we like it classical. Will post photos. About the ceiling, we had a problem with a shower on the top floor and sorry we couldn't fix the problem straight away as half of August we are fully booked, but after one week , when the ceiling dried up we soon painted it and now everything is ok. We will also post photos of the view from # 23.
We are on the main road, not on the beach and all the rooms face the sea.
Your booking was for a standard room. We always guarantee the standard cathegory, not the floor. We consider our guests preferences, but you didn't specify any special request about the floor or the view.
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had the best time here. You can't ask for a better staff or location. The room was a perfect size and we even had a semi private patio where we could eat breakfast in the morning (breakfast was included in our stay). We can't wait for an occasion to come back!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We had a wonderful 3 night stay and wished we could have stayed longer. We were warmly welcomed by Manuela and Giuliana and they were very helpful in getting us acquainted with the area. Our room was located on the second floor, it was clean and comfortable and we had a nice sea view from the balcony. Breakfast was served downstairs on the terrace with the option of also having it delivered to your room. We had the most delicious pizza at their family restaurant, Saraceno d'Oro and a wonderful meal the next evening at their other restaurant, Mediterraneo.

We highly recommend Villa delle Palme. Thank you Giuliana and Manuela for a wonderful stay in Positano!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

We stayed all over Italy during our honeymoon and this location by far was my favorite. While my wife and I aren't going to travel to another country to sit in a room, the room was cool and quiet and had an amazing view of the sea. Once up and ready for the day and nights activities, the owner was an incredible host. She took whatever time we needed to ensure we were happy and aware of all the possibilities. If you ask a question, she will provide a solution.


The breakfast was fun and the espresso was amazing. The location of the hotel is also great, there is an incredible restaurant right next to it which we dined with twice, both times enjoying the food and service.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Garland, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Stayed here in July, 2014, and was very pleased with the booking. All my email correspondence during the booking process and prior to my arrival were responded to in a timely manner. It is an older hotel but maintained well and kept very clean. The balcony of our room (No. 24) had a beautiful view out over the buildings and water, so much so that my 19-year-old daughter wanted to sleep outside under the stars (she didn't want to leave the view)! The main beach is easily reached from the hotel by walking down the road a bit and then taking stairs the rest of the way (we usually took the stairs back, though it is a bit of an effort -- you can also opt to walk up the more gently sloping road to avoid the stairs or alternatively, take the small local buses that make "the loop" in one direction on Via Pasitea and drop off right in front of the hotel). Note: The local buses in Positano are the only buses that travel the small Via Pasitea - these local buses are different than the big city buses that travel between Positano and other towns on the larger inter-city roads. Tip: If you come in on the city bus from the Sorrento train station, get off at the first of the two Positano stops and then walk down the only road there is (Via Pasitea) and just keep walking until you get to the hotel (alternatively, wait at the corner and take the local bus to the front of the hotel). We didn't eat at the restaurant at the hotel (with tables along the road in front of the hotel), but it looked very good and was always busy. We ate at a couple of restaurants just a few minutes walk down Via Pasitea from the hotel (one of which, the Il Capitano, I highly recommend -- absolutely beautiful terrace view and wonderful food). Overall, the Hotel Villa delle Palme was perfect for our visit to Positano!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Arkansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

While the pictures on the internet are exactly as the hotel, I did not anticipate all the beautiful antique furniture and the gracious hospitality of Manuela and her mother. They were most accommodating.

The room was spacious and there were 3 of us to a room. The bathroom was spacious as well and the air conditioning was great. We had total control of the temperature in our room which is not always the case in Italy. There were also plenty of outlets to charge phones, etc. Most of all, we had a balcony with a stunning view. And of course, the breakfast was something we always looked forward to.

Manuela was most helpful in suggestions and arranging a taxi for us to Sorrento at a reasonable price. This was a perfect and great stay. Manuela's hospitality made our visit to Positano very special. This has been one of our favorite places to stay over the past 7 years. I would go back to Positano just to stay at Hotel Villa delle Palme again. It is also in a great location and very easy to find. There are absolutely no negatives to this hotel and this stay--and extremely affordable.

Room Tip: We had a balcony with a view but I think all the rooms do, if I understood correctly.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

This is my choice when visiting the Almalfi coast. Perhaps I have stayed for 7 yrs, as well as recommended it to other family members and friends.
It has the comfort of home, quiet, great location and premier service.
Hope to go back!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Villa delle Palme
Address: Via Pasitea 252, 84017, Positano, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa delle Palme 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the hotel Villa delle Palme a pleasant 15 min walk along the picturesque lanes and down the narrow flights of steps which characterise the whole town leads guests to the beaches of Spiaggia Grande and Spiaggia del Fornillo.The hotel is located on the main road between the two well-known family restaurants Saraceno d'oro andMediterraneo which apply a very special discount on regular menu to our guests.Extra services offered to the guests:Tranfer from and to closer airport or train station; babysitter; parking.Internal bus stop half-a-minute walking from the hotel. ... more   less 
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