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Hotel Gabbiano

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Pasitea, 310, 84017 Positano, Italy
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Ranked #39 of 41 hotels in Positano
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Laguna Niguel, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very pleased with my stay at Hotel Gabbiano. My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights. Nice thing about this hotel is that the front lobby is right at street level and almost all of the floors are accessible via an elevator unlike many other hotels in Positano which makes getting your luggage to your room much... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family of four, with our kids 12 & 14 years old, spent one night here. Spacious and clean room, and the staff were helpful and friendly! Breakfast was okay, but very simple. The view is beautiful! We could park our car at the cost of 10 Euro (15 of you don't pay for your stay in cash). It's cheaper than... More

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Bucksnort, Tennessee
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Squalid! More suitable to a third world country than Italy. Staff were rude condescending Italians that acted as if you should be privileged to stay in their second rate dump. Please look elsewhere an pay a little more. Don't ruin a Positano trip by staying here.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had a great time in this unpretentious small hotel. It is a family business so everyone makes an effort to make your stay is just perfect. Every room has sea-view, but some of them have a small terrace rather than a balcony. If you can afford it, don't hesitate to get the ones with terraces in which you can... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We just returned from a wonderful stay at Il Gabbiano. As far as I could tell, the entire hotel was recently repainted and immaculately clean. The view from our upper floor balcony was spectacular! We had three adults in a room and found the accommodations to be very comfortable. The continental breakfast was good, but nothing special. As mentioned in... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The service here was terrible right from the start. Staff were rude, condescending, inappropriate, and really made us feel like they were doing you a BIG favour letting us stay in their dirty little hotel. We were really looking forward to our stay in Positano, and had been planning it for nearly a year It broke my girlfriend's heart when... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I stayed in this hotel 2 nights and switched to another place. The hotel operators can be curt and unfriendly. One of the staff members was kind and helpful but is not a member of the family that runs it. Rooms are small, dark and IMO depressing. I needed a blanket one night and discovered the one in the closet... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

While the location and views were nice the cost and poor service outweighed the view. During our stay several family members were ill and getting things like ice or hot water were virtually impossible. The rooms were dank with little ventilation and we were constantly quizzed by the staff on the location of the patio keys. The staff had a... More

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Calgary, Canada
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57 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Yes, the view is good. But seriously, there are as good or better views to be had in a lot of places on the Mediterranean. The hotel is bad with entire decor straight out of 1970s: everything is old, creaky and occasionally smells of mold; pillows are old and thin; soundproofing is non-existent (could hear the next three room in... More

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hotel Gabbiano is evenly poised halfway on the Positano hillside, so its a 10-15 minute walk down to the beach and the same to the top to catch buses to othe Amalfi towns (shorter if you take the steps). So not the best of locations, but not bad if you like walking and strolling through the town. Can be very... More

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Address: Via Pasitea, 310, 84017 Positano, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Gabbiano 2*
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