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“What a view in Positano” 5 of 5 stars
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Le Agavi Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via G. Marconi 127, 84017 Positano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #24 of 41 hotels in Positano
Brasilia, DF
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“What a view in Positano”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My room was a suite, so we loved the private terrace with a view to Positano and the sea.
The breakfast is good but not five star.
The hotel parking is excellent as long as it is difficult to find a free parking in Positano.
The minivan service from Hotel-Positano-Hotel is really a good extra.
The hotel is good but not a "real" five stars. I think that there are another five star hotels that you should think about it.

  • Stayed September 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We are regulars at this hotel - an annual visit every September for a long weekend.

Great location and friendly staff. Food at the private beach excellent and a great setting.

Breakfast could do with more variety for the buffet. The bar and terrace benefitted from an excellent, friendly waiter but could do with better lighting and the option of food to encourage more guests to use it - the views are the best in Positano and it could be much busier.

We will be back next year!

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  • Stayed September 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We had a lovely 3 night stay at Le Agavi. The views were fantastic from both our spacious private terrace and the public areas of the hotel. We did not use the beach or pool, though they looked nice enough. The free breakfast was plenty for us and the shuttle into town was easy to use. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The only reason I did not give a 5 was because I expected more from the room for the price paid. It was fairly spacious, though a bit boring and the beds were a little hard. Overall I definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Positive:
fantastic views, nice private beach + beach restaurant, quick room service

Negative:
During our stay of 5 days we changed rooms 2 times (all of them categorized "suites"). In the first room offered to us (#111) it was impossible to stand up straight beside the bed (I am only 189 cm tall), the sleeping area was squeezed under the park deck. We accepted room #403 as an alternative which was better, but had a "locked in" sleeping area with only a very tiny window and a small terrace, where a wall blocked the sea view when lounging.We decided to ask for an alternative next day and got room #114 which tempted us because of a very spacious terrace. However,we found the next morning that the terrace was unusable because of heavy constant noise from the a/c of the the main building.
Changed rooms again and finally got room # 502 which was ok.

I think the general problem with the LE AGAVI is 1.that they have a fairly large share of rooms with heavy setbacks and 2. very obviously tried to squeeze suites into building space that would have otherwise been perfect for a spacious normal room and terrace

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

This hotel is wonderful! The views and service are amazing. There are some little things one could nitpick here and there, but I would return without a doubt. Le Agavi is great!! Breakfast is very nice, private beach and bar are great, shuttle service to the city center with friendly drivers was wonderful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We stayed at Le Agavi for 4 nights in September. Staff were helpful, hotel was clean but the decor in rooms is lacking imagination. It looks like rooms one would find in Thailand's Pattaya Beach! No complaints about the views nor the location as it was worth overlooking the mediterranean and positano of an evening. Had we stayed in the Positano town itself, we may not have seen such a night time fantasy of the town coming to light after dark! Also, we thought it may have been too busy in Positano and noise levels may be more extreme in busy times. We opted for views, quiet location and a shuttle that runs ever hour and is efficient. Our one and only complaint is the beds are tooooo hard and the pillows are not much better. This would be the ONLY reason we would consider another hotel when next visiting Positano.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scarsdale, New York
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11 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Following the good advice of prior reviewers, we arrived here by water taxi. Unfortunately, the hotel dock that you arrive at makes for a poor 1st impression - boards are missing from the flooring & it just has a generally run-down appearance. We took the funky funicular upward to the reception area to check in. Again, this was fairly disappointing - everything seemed worn & the check-in was not particularly enthusiastic. The one positive note about this hotel is that our room (a jr suite) was quite large, with the bedroom up some stairs from the living room & bathroom. We had a terrace with beautiful views, though the umbrella for our chaises was broken & the planters had long weeds amongst the flowers. As noted by nearly every reviewer, the bed was ridiculously hard, with just 2 pillows on it for 2 people. The wifi (which we paid for but then got refunded) simply did not work at all. One of the 2 TV remotes lacked batteries, the other had batteries that were badly corroded. There were no English TV channels. The hotel's shuttle (dented) leaves on an hourly schedule - you get the shuttle from the "top" of the hotel where the road is. This entrance/exit to the hotel is pretty oppressive as there is a food truck present at the curb (picture the italian version of a hotdog truck stand), along with lots of tourist buses stopping to get photos of the amazing views. The hotel is not walkable to the town of Positano. The return shuttle is also every hour, but tends to have a line of people waiting for it which means you may not make it on due to lack of space. My advice - If you're looking for a place to stay in Positano, either stay at the beautiful San Pietro (also requires a shuttle) or stay in town at 1 of the other top hotels such as Le Sirenuse. This hotel is certainly not worth the price. We did not like this hotel enough to hang out by the pool or dock. The breakfast (which some reviewers seemed to rave about) consisted of runny fried eggs, canned fruit (seriously, it was canned) & some bread-related offerings. The breakfast/lunch area is not particularly pretty. We couldn't leave here fast enough after a one night stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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capivanni, Responsabile reception at Le Agavi Hotel, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Dear Sir, dear Madam,

We are surprised that your stay, even if just a one night stay at Le Agavi, was not so pleasant for you, differently from all the other clients staying with us.

We just want to clarify:
1) the particular features that you defected as deseases are typical of the Amalfi Coast and Surrentine Peninsula. The wild landscapes, protected by urban binding laws, allow the exposition of stands selling typical products of the coast (lemons, oranges, ceramics, lemoncello and take-away food).
2) The shuttle service to the center, that few hotels offer, runs almost every hour, with two buses, while a water taxi is also available on request from our private beach.
3) The housekeeping, before the check-in, double checks everything, the umbrellas, the sofas inside and outside the room, the TV and Sky satellite, which allows to watch channels in english, the air conditioning, differently from what you claim.
4) You should have called the reception, which would have provided what you required, explaining that two extra pillows were in the wardrobe.
5) The buffet breakfast is made of 40 to 50 between savory and sweet courses, fresh and canned fruit. Our buffet offers a large selection, not only canned fruit and fried eggs, as you would like others to believe. You affirm that our buffet is poor, in spite of other hotel guests, who are enthusiastic of the quality and aboundance of our buffet breakfast, as written by yourself.

We are sorry that your stay at Le Agavi was not as pleasant as your expectations.

We will highly consider your comments and, for the future, you could choose to stay in one of the other top hotels in Positano.

Kindest regards,
Reservations dept.


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Also Known As:
Le Agavi Positano
Le Agavi
Hotel Le Agavi
Address: Via G. Marconi 127, 84017 Positano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Positano
#14 Luxury Hotel in Positano
#17 Family Hotel in Positano
#19 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Agavi Hotel 5*
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