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Residence La Dolce Vita

Via Fornillo 31, 84017 Positano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a booking with a hotel la Dolce Vita ( Positano / Italy) from 7th - 11th August his summer for me and my two children. Whilst I was in Rome ( three / four days before arrival in Positano) I rang the hotel to speak to the manageress to confirm the booking. I gave her my name and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really unfortunate experience. I had high hopes for this place. My girlfriend and I had a really really nice vacation, and this was the only speed-bump on the way. Don't get me wrong, the view was amazing. Positano is an amazing little town. You're paying for the town, not really the room. The room was expensive and it was not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely a gem and I would recommend to friends. Our room was spacious, clean, had a private balcony and looked out to Fornillo beach. The location is perfect if you are looking to go to the beach and relax in Positano. The staff were friendly and helpful. Access to the residence from the port and town centre is... More

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is more of a B&B than a hotel, and the position is excellent which was the main reason for booking it (I have been to Positano before and love Fornillo beach). The problem we encountered was in the extremely poor communication prior to our visit. Several months before, I had emailed the hotel twice to try to book directly,... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fantastic little hotel right on Fornillo beach, only a short walk from the centre. Clean, spacious rooms with a wonderful sea view. The staff is super friendly and Maryse is such a lovely lady! I will definitely stay here next time I go to Positano.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Located at the north beach, away from the highly populated tourist area, but close enough with a beautiful 10 minute winding path walk along the waters edge/cliff. Nothing fancy, but great view, clean, and spacious. Take the water taxi in !!! you won't have to climb that many steps - it is much easier than taking the bus. In fact... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I would highly recommend this hotel for friendly couples for a very romantic holiday. We used the taxi service from the airport that was arranged through the hotel's very lovely owner Maryse by email before we arrived. Our driver was Nino and he was fantastic, pointing out points of interest along the way from Naples to Positano. We also booked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed here for a long weekend in June. We decided to book after reading the positive reviews on trip advisor. Access to the house is down a huge amount of stairs and for this reason we would not reccomend the accommodation for families with young children. Older guests would need to be very fit. The owners were delightul and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Amazing holiday location on the beach so close you can hear the waves that send you into a deep sleep. Wonderful views from all the rooms available. From the start of our holiday the owner Maryse and husband made us feel very welcome. We traveled down the stairs which only take you 10mins it's easier traveling down the stairs than... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I would highly recommend this place to anyone. Maryse (the owner) was wonderful and went out of her way to accommodate us! The room we had had a beautiful balcony with beach view and was great to wake up to every morning. It was a two minute walk to the beach and 10 minute walk into town. It was also... More

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Address: Via Fornillo 31, 84017 Positano, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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The scenery is amazing, the beach of Fornillo is set between steep mountains green hills and the beach. The house used to be a simple fisherman's house,once the only one on the beach. Now, the house offers 6 comfortable bedrooms on two levels,facing the sea, full south, with balcony or terrace or garden, bathroom with shower, fridge, air conditioning and daily breakfast. ... more   less 
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