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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 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 hotel reviews
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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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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I booked three nights for a visit to Positano, Italy mid August 2013. We were taking the SITA bus from Sorrento to Positano. I was aware that SITA had two bus stops in Positano - Chiesa Nuova and Sponda. I couldn't find these stops on any map to see which was nearest this hotel so I e-mailed the hotel for... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Nice view is the only thing this hotel have to offer. This is a family runned hotel, they where not nice at all, and a few members of the group actually got yelled at by one of the eployees, not a nice man. They have full lockdown at nigth so you dont get out. Barrely not allowed to talk at... More

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Harrison, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We had reserved a villa in positano for a week ...upon arriving we ran into alot of problems and could not stay...What to do?? right down the street was Il Gabbiano.....Dario and his staff made up of family members could not do enough for us.we had an immaculate apartment complete with kitchenette great views and a patio with lemons figs... More

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Positano on its own is beautiful, as is the rest of the Amalfi coast. However, being a major attraction for honeymooners, vacationers, etc., we decided that we would splurge a little bit on this leg of our vacation, but not get one of the ridiculously expensive hotels right next to the beach. This hotel did not disappoint in the slightest,... More

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Also Known As:
Gabbiano Hotel Positano
Address: Via Pasitea, 310, 84017 Positano, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
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Ranked #39 of 41 hotels in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Gabbiano 2*
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