This B&B was very nice for the price. We were on a budget, so I was very happy to find a place in such an amazing place in Italy for such a low cost. The staff was very friendly, our room was large and clean. The view is amazing, although the patio needed some tender loving care such as weeding and a sweep. The breakfast is nice as well. My one negative review of the hotel is that they don't leave any lights on the stairway or entrance. Coming home at night we had to get out our flashlight on our cellphone to see anything.. Besides that we were satisfied with Bacio del sole.
What I did not know before staying in Nocelle is that the location is very far from Positano. Its way up on top of the mountain.. Other reviewers mentioned a "15 minute bus ride" and that is not true. The bus ride (at night with not many other riders and stops) would take at least 30 minutes. The bus goes down through the mountain and picks up all of the locals that need to go to work or whatever.. So sometimes it would take 45 minutes or more! Going back up at the end of the day you have to wait with a huge crowd of people that all squeeze onto the bus. People push and shove getting on since it is small and sometimes couldn't fit everyone who was waiting!
Positano is a beautiful, fun little town with tons of restaurants and shopping. Nocelle is NOT a town! Its literally a cliff.. with a few bed and breakfasts, 2 restaurants (Although the one restaurant - Santa Croce is amazing!!!) , one tiny little store, and a parking lot. There is no way to "walk" down to the beach as other reviewers have mentioned... You have to hike down on the path of gods which can take over an hour depending on how fast you can go. I also pictured all of the hotels located in Positano with stairs leading to the beach.. That is also not the case. There are streets that weave through the village that are lined with shops and cafes. You can easily just walk down to the beach on the street if you don't want to endure the stair cases. If I could go back in time, I would no doubt book a place in Positano and not Nocelle. If you are looking for peace and quiet, are interested in hiking, and don't plan to go down to the beach and town very much, then I think Nocelle would work for you. But it was not what we were expecting and we were disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nocelle is a little village 450metres above sea level overlooking Positano, Li galli Island, Capri, I Faraglioni and Punta Campanella. Still nowadays Nocelle is a quiet and rural village that enchants everybody who visits it. The Bacio del Sole B&B is surrounded by scented lemon groves and vineyards. The view of Positano is breathtaking. All the rooms have a private terrace and garden, kitchen, bath with Jacuzzi and shower, satellite TV, safe, A/C and telephone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bacio Del Sole B&B Positano/Nocelle, Italy