We visited Positano in September 2012 and chose to stay at the Palazzo Murat after reading the very good reviews on this site. Positano is lovely, very quaint and very steep with lots and lots of steps - most certainly not suited to anyone with walking difficulties. The hotel itself is beautiful, the doorway and entrance is stunning leading to a courtyard and gardens full of pretty trees, flowers and vegetable gardens and a small pool. A very picturesque and tranquil setting. Our room was classically Italian in decor with a balcony overlooking the gardens and a little church. This is an expensive hotel to stay in and in comparison to other places we have visited, we were rather disappointed with our room which although was adequate, was not to the standard we would have expected for the price. The service in the hotel was a little hit and miss. Some of the staff were helpful and some were not. There was a definite language barrier and it was often hard to get across what you wanted to say as nobody seemed to speak a word of english - yes I know we were in Italy but although we tried our Italian is fairly limited so we would hope at least some basic english was spoken by the staff and communication was therefore a little frustrating at times. The hotel has an outdoor restaurant open to the public which was an extremely pretty and lovely setting to eat an evening meal. The food here was good but not exceptional and the price was fairly expensive. The biggest disappointment for us overall was unfortunately the breakfasts which consisted about 90% of sweet sugary chocolately cakes and biscuits. There was not much choice of anything else other than a couple of different fruits and breads. Over half way through our stay we saw a foreign couple order something cooked from the kitchen and it turned out that you were able to order eggs cooked to your liking. Nobody had ever explained this to us nor was there anything written anywhere to explain this. To sum up; a beautiful, very italian resort and hotel, very pretty, very traditional but a substandard breakfast choice and a very expensive place to stay.
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