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Le Sirenuse Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via C. Colombo, 30, 84017 Positano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Positano
New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Le Sirenuse Hotel is paradise...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

This was our first trip to Italy and after spending four glorious days in Rome, my husband and I headed down to Positano for another four days. I cannot describe how absolutely wonderful Le Sirenuse is and what a marvelous place it is to unwind. You feel as if you have fallen into the most romantic picture postcard. We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived. We had a gorgeous junior suite on the sixth floor with a balcony and the most breathtaking views of the hillside and aqua blue water below. There was a bottle of chilled champagne awaiting us in our room the day we arrived. What a lovely touch. We have stayed at some of the best hotels in Europe, Mexico, Bermuda and all over the United States and Le Sirenuse ranks up there with the finest.

I cannot say enough about the staff. They were a delight and so accommodating, not to mention how patient they were with our very limited Italian language skills. We would definitely recommend the hotel restaurant "La Sponda" if you are looking for a very special treat. You will feel as if you have wandered into "A Midsummer's Night Dream."
The buffet breakfasts were equally impressive. Everything so fresh and delicious!

Since the weather was so beautiful, we were able to spend some time just relaxing by the pool (although the water was too chilly to actually swim). You will not believe the view. While we didn't have an opportunity to use the fitness room or spa (too busy eating and sipping wine), we did sneak a peek in and it looked marvelous.

There is so much to do in Positano--strolling along the beach, hiking, shopping, driving the Amalfi coast. The restaurants in the area are amazing! There was one in particular that we loved so much, we went back again a second night. The name was Max's. You will not be disappointed.

All in all, Le Sirenuse (and Positano) was an absolutely magnificent experience....We wholeheartedly recommend it if you are looking for something really special!! You will not be disappointed...

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

Sirenuse is the best, I'll never forget the room, the restaurant, the bar, everything is gorgeous! And The boat trip with normally is included is very nice, at the amalfi coast!!!!
aconselho todos a ficarem neste hotel, vale a pena. A localizacao eh excelente.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2009

If you want to be treated like royalty stay here . Our room overlooked the mediterream and the hotels and homes on the cliffs. Our balcony was wonderful, had many glasses of wine and prosecco just gazing at the beauty.The staff was incredible, knew you by name from the first day.The food was delicious. Can't say enough , worth the money.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — All the steps to get down to the water
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2009

This hotel is AMAZING. We had a room with a view, overlooking the adjacent church dome and the sea. The service is discreet and attentive, the pool is amazing, the food is great, the champagne bar is a great place to meet with friends. The gym is perfect.... I would highly highly recommend this hotel. There were a few honeymooners publicly displaying their affection but it wasn't too annoying. The decor is simple but very chic and breakfast in the morning is perfect, overlooking beautiful Positano.

  • Liked — Location,
  • Disliked — Positano public beach isnt great but you dont even go there when staying at the hotel.
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2008

I spent two weeks in Positano twenty five years ago and was so enchanted that I had longed to return ever since. Following an operation I decided to take a short holiday prior to further treatment commencing and without any hesitation I decided that if I was to choose one place in the world to visit, it would be Positano and that irrespective of expense, I would stay at one of the top hotels that I had gazed at in wonder as a twenty one year old ........ I chose Le Sirenuse. With such high hopes and emotion resting upon it's performance, I am happy to report that Le Sirenuse did not disappoint.

My fiance and I had booked a partial sea view and although the room was magnificent we were disappointed to be positioned behind the swimming pool where the view was extremely limited and then only visible if one stood up and peered over plant pots and bathing beauties. Upon making enquiries to the kindly and professional reception manager, we were offered a choice of another room at considerably greater expense or an alternative room at no extra charge, we chose the latter and were very happy with it.
As we were visiting in the first week of May the season was not in full swing and therefore the champagne and oyster bar was not open and the sitting areas, though elegant and comfortable, appeared cold and uninviting, as they were devoid of guests and staff.
The buffet breakfast was exceptionally good and we delighted in indulging in a glass of Bucks Fizz each morning (though we found ourselves indulging in a little more each day!). The staff were so attentive, though not intrusive, and pleasant that breakfast was an incredibly enjoyable experience and we were blessed with warm weather so were able to take it on the terrace with the incomparable view over the village and sea.
The pool area is lovely, though the staff in that area were 'patrolling' just a little too zealously and prices for drinks and snacks are exorbitant.
I had a throughly enjoyable facial in the lovely spa and yet again the female staff were delightful.
The dining room in the evening looks like an enchanted forest with hundreds of candles flickering and I felt myself transported to another world. Unfortunately the romance of the muted light resulted in a very serious inability to read the menu! We were both very disappointed with our meal and the prices charged are truly appetite suppressing! A great shame as I had packed a different glamorous outfit to wear each evening with the expectation of dining there, as it was we reluctantly decided to dine elsewhere each evening and it was a bit of a struggle to find anywhere satisfactory.

Our week passed all too quickly. Le Sirenuse was the perfect adjuvant therapy: a truly lovely experience thanks to it's wonderful location, tasteful and elegant decor and charming, professional staff.
As for Positano ...... it had thankfully changed little in the intervening years and it still holds a very special place in my heart.

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  • Liked — The decor and furnishings. The staff. The setting with heavenly views. Gorgeous bathroom goodies!
  • Disliked — The price of food and drinks
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2008

My Husband and I stayed at Le Sirenuse on our honeymoon. We also stayed at JK Place in Capri and Kirini in Santorini Greece. Le Sirenuse was reccomended by a lot of friends that had stayed there in the past. We were expecting it to be the best hotel that we stayed at on our trip, and it just didn't hold up to our expectations. The other hotels really blew us away in service, decor and comfort and Le Sirenuse although wonderful was not as top notch. If we had only gone to Le Sirenuse than we wouldn't be able to compare and maybe we would not feel the same way? I think the biggest thing for us was feeling like we were in a hotel- it is loud and crowded and busy. The pool needs a makeover pretty badly. As I said we still had a great vacation there, but it was not the WOW that we had envisioned. The restaurant was great, I would reccomend having dinner there one night, it was delicious and some of the best food we had in Italy. The service at the restaurant is superb, they remember your name and room number and are very kind. In the evenings they turn one of the rooms into an "oyster bar" and the oysters were very good and they had a lot of cocktails to chose from which made it sort of trendy....but they were playing music like the Hotel Costes and it was a huge disconnect listening to electronic music and sitting on an antique couch. I think they are in bind where they want to be this top notch hotel, but they would need a major renovation so they are caught between being the old world Italian family owned hotel and being hip and modern. The antiques are beautiful, and you feel like you are in the movie Life is Beautiful but it is missing the freshness that I feel a five star hotel needs. The rooms are where you really feel this- the beds are awful. They are very typical of European hotels and hard and stiff and very dissapointing. We were also freezing and asked for a better blanket and they never gave us one. The sheets are linen which we don't like but at least they gave us the option to have them switched to cotton and we did that after the first night. That being said the location is excellent, the view is fabulous. The spa is top notch and we both had very good massages.The hotel boats are great, and you should go out at least once. In the mornng they cruise down towards Ravello and in the afternoons they go north towards Capri. They stop and you can snorkle and swim, and its complimentary. Dinner in town was very good too, we went to Max which was excellent- amazing Lasagna. We also went to Chez Black which was good for basic spaghetti. One night we had a car take us to Donna Rossa up in the mountains and the food was delicious and its a romantic spot. One thing to know is that all the tips are added on to your bill when you leave so you should not feel obligated to tip heavily- we did, especially at the spa, then we saw on our bill when we left that the masseus's tip was added on. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

  • Liked — Location, View, Restaurant
  • Disliked — The beds
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2008

We stayed two nights at La Sirenuse (October 7-9 2008). I had high expectations for this hotel and they were all met. When you pay an exorbitant amount of money for a hotel room then you expect a lot as far as quality and luxury of the accomodations and most importantly service. Le Sirenuse delivered. The facilities are in impeccable condition, no peeled paint, no cracks , no rust etc, nothing. Everything clean. All materials in the hotels are marble, ceramic tiles , glass , furniture is luxurious and in pristine condition. Top of the line products everywhere. The service is outstanding, they go out of their way to help and to provide what you need. We stayed in a sea view room and the view is probably the best feature of the room and the hotel. I am including photos of room and view. The products in the bathroom were excellent and we are going to order them for personal use at our house.
If you want to have a spectacular experience in Positano stay at Le Sirenuse, you will not be dissapointed.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Via C. Colombo, 30, 84017 Positano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Positano
#8 Romantic Hotel in Positano
#15 Family Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Sirenuse Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Sirenuse is a charming family owned hotel located in the heart of Positano. Opened in 1951 by the Sersale family who converted their summer house into a hotel with 12 rooms. The hotel has grown since then with the acquisitions of two neighboring houses to 59 rooms and suites. Le Sirenuse today is still run and managed by the Sersale family who ensure the same atmosphere of warmth and intimacy remain, while breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and the village of Positano make this an unforgettable place to spend a holiday. ... more   less 
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