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“In-town Romance” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Palazzo Murat
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   23 Via dei Mulini, 84017 Positano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Positano
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Whistler, Canada
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“In-town Romance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I stayed in two hotels in Positano and can offer some perspective.

Some hotels are actually in town, and as soon as you step out the door, you are where tourists want to be, surrounded by restaurants and shops. Look for an iPad map, and find the part of via Cristofero Colombo that forms a sharp delta, almost a keyhole. The area inside is the town of Positano, Murat is in this group, and is really very central.

Some hotels are up the hill a bit, but you can still walk into town. This includes Le Sirenuse and the other hotel I stayed in, Eden Roc. Eden Roc is about as high up the hill as you would care to go on foot. Sirenuse is practically in town. The hotels in this group may have more amenities and better views, but also more street noise from vehicles.

Other hotels are way up the hill or out of the main town. Thus includes San Pietro and some others. If you pick a hotel in thus group, you will have to take public transport into Positano, which to me would be a big minus.

Palazzo Murat is indeed an old mansion, with charming grounds and antique-furnished guest rooms. Many overlook Positano rooftops or face up the hillside - quintessential Positano. Hence, it would be a good choice for a couple. Some drawbacks are very poor internet (none to speak of in the room), and barebones breakfast. Staff are okay but not warm or proactive.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

In every way, our Trip to Palazzo Murat was terrific! We had a beautiful and very spacious garden view room. The property, with its lush landscape and gardens, felt very secluded from the hustle and bustle of the narrow streets of Positano. Dedicated parking for the hotel was most convenient. THe hotel was very well-located, with just a 5 minute or less walk to the beach promenade, restaurants, etc.
We enjoyed delicious breakfasts, served on the terrace and wonderful dinners in the romantic, lovely garden setting of the hotel.
A nice outdoor pool was a definite plus.
With all of these superlatives, the best was the extremely warm, friendly, helpful, attentive and caring approach by everyone on the staff.
Our stay here was a true highlight of our trip to Italy.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

What a beautiful hotel situated in a gorgeous setting. The staff is incredible! From the moment we checked in we were treated wonderfully. The staff is always willing to help and were great about telling us where to go to eat, shop etc.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Positano, though picturesque and quaint can turn out to be a bit of a crowded affair for visitors who wish to stay over.
Barring price, the Palazzo Murat is your ultimate solution. Secluded, yet 300 yards from the beach and in the midst of the town . Great breakfast catering to all tastes, comfortable and spotless rooms (opt for the old section seeing you have decided to " take the "financial plunge") welcoming, attentive and responsive staff.
A beautiful garden where drinks and breakfast may be enjoyed away from the bustle.
Ask for hotel recommendations re good ( family owned) local eateries. Settling for expensive hotel restaurant (albeit Michelin star) is not a must.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We indulged in one four-star hotel for one night only for the entire 2.5 week European journey and I'm glad it was at Palazzo Murat. Positano is not exactly the cheapest holiday destination, so whilst I didn't book the best room in the hotel (probably the only one room without a water view!), after a few nights at small B&Bs around Italy, it was nice to be at a hotel with facilities, space and lots of amenities! Palazzo Murat is perfectly situated at the mid-point of Positano - it is not too high up, and not too close to the beach/water area (which I prefer for Positano). The check-in process was very smooth and the girls at the front desk were helpful in storing our luggage and putting our passports in their safe before our room was ready. The buffet breakfast was fantastic, I just wish I had more time to really indulge and enjoy the meal! There is a fantastic restaurant at the hotel itself, within their courtyard, which is a sight in itself, and I'd highly recommend a meal there too. The pool looked beautiful too, but we just didn't have time to relax at the pool after being out for a whole day. The one issue which the hotel itself is aware and apologetic of is the poor wifi accessibility. Otherwise, a really nice stay and wish I had more time to enjoy the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed at the Palazzo Murat for three nights during our European honeymoon. Everything about this place was perfect. From the delicious and extensive breakfast to the prime location (just steps away from the harbor) and the wonderful views, it was the perfect place for a romantic start to our two week honeymoon.
We stayed in the "Special Deluxe Room" with two windows overlooking both Positano and the ocean. Hotel management welcomed us with a bottle of champagne and a congratulatory note (nice touch). Throughout our stay, all staff was unfailingly polite and helpful.
Recommended:
- Take the free boat tour of the Amalfi coast provided by the Palazzo
- Make sure to eat breakfast at the hotel for a wonderful start to the day
- Eat dinner at least once at Le Tres Sorelle a few steps from the hotel at the harbor
- Enjoy!

For a good transfer option to/from Positano, we recommend Scialone Limousines (see separate review).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

One of the best hotels I have stayed at for relaxation, from arriving in the car park (keys taken from you) and it was valet parked and the short walk through the narrow streets of the town to the amazing service greeted by the immaculate receptionists, who not only showed us our rooms, but gave a tour of the hotel... Bags arrived seconds after we got to our room.

We had garden view rooms (I would choose again over sea view any time) - ask for room 40 - large secluded balcony with lemons and clementines within touching distance. Our daughter stayed in 41 and the two rooms had their own lobby with separate door.

The breakfast was fantastic and we spent much of our time just sitting in the grounds or round the pool (all to ourselves !!)

The rooms were cleaned like clockwork and all the small touches like fresh fruit and lemon sweets kept appearing

Can I live in this hotel !!

Stayed October 2013
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Address: 23 Via dei Mulini, 84017 Positano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Positano
#1 Luxury Hotel in Positano
#3 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Palazzo Murat 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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