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“Nice but rooms are small” 4 of 5 stars
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Covo Dei Saraceni
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Regina Giovanna, 5, 84017 Positano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #20 of 41 Hotels in Positano
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“Nice but rooms are small”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The standard rooms are tiny-the upgrade makes a big difference but drives the price up to the really expensive category. The views are great. Breakfast very nice. Wifi good. Staff is so-so could be more helpful. You have to pay to have the town porter service bring the bags up and down. It's about a ten minute strenuous walk to the road. There are several good restaurants on the same level as the hotel, along the beach. The pool is nice, but unheated. I'm not sure this is the best town to stay in-there really is no central area to stroll around. It's all on a steep hill. i believe it is five stars but certainly seemed more like four.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Longwood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

1) Great location in Positano , good restaurant and great views;
One negative ; If you are in the bathroom you can hear everything going on in the bathroom next door , and I MEAN EVERYTHING!!! It's too bad or this would be a great place to stay!

The restaurant is quite good and the views are awesome but some balconies offer very little privacy....Also....Nothing but Americans staying there....you might think that is odd since I am American but it is not a plus as many are quite LOUD!!! The guy on the patio next to us was incredibly loud on his cellphone so it was no fun to hang on balcony.....what a shame!

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor as those rooms have wall that gives you privacy from knuckleheads next door...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Nothing to complain about here at all.
May be a bit pricey but certainly worth it.
Service and accommodations and amenities are top notch. Period.
The restaurant is absolutely the best we have had in town in all aspects and ate here twice after being at the others nearby.
The others are good yes of course and each have their own style.
As for location, can't beat it....step off the ferry and you are right there.
People complaining about hauling luggage here are just naive as to the process if coming in on a bus. All hotels are a walk and can be difficult (it is Positano) and Blue Porter will transfer bags if you need.
Being here in Oct is nice and quiet but not sure would stay here in high season as the pool would be nuts with young families.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I stayed there for five nights on my own as I was travelling by Italy, I saw this place on a photo and I loved it! But it is better than a photo!! The hotel is near the beach, near the boats that take you everywhere, near the shops. Excellent ubication. And the best was the reception team! Always available for everything. Thanks for all. During the breakfast you have a wonderful time...the view, the staff and every single thing on the table. My room had a balcony with an ecellent view, was very clean and tidy. I stayed from september 19 th to september 24th. I reached Argentina and I reccomended every boy this wonderful hotel. YOU HAVE TO GO THERE,!! But not alone....with the one you love!

Room Tip: Rooms with balcony with view!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here as our luxury part of our honeymoon. We're not quite sure what to expect with a 5 star so this review might be a bit biassed from a "common folk" person enjoying what's supposed to be a 5 star.

We knew before arriving that the hotel was located down by the beach, perfect! Be prepared to walk and pay €10 per bag to have it portered to the hotel. We carried our own as no porterers were there when we arrived, secretly wanted to save €20 haha.

The staff at the hotel were very friendly spoke perfect English and helped us out whenever we called.

The pizza Margherita from room service and pool side service was my favourite pizza I've had in Italy.

Room cleaning would happen twice a day which was nice, the pool was cold (first week of October) but the service by the pool was great and not intrusive at all. Room service was prompt even if it was for a bucket of ice etc.

My only complaint was that with the doors closed you could hear through the walls to your neighbours room, we slept with the doors to the sea open every night it was beautiful and very relaxing.

The rooms do feel dated kind of reminded me of 4 star hotels in mexico or Cuba. We didn't mind but someone expecting modern and chic.. not this place.

Overall we had an amazing 5 days here, loved the location, the staff and their complimentary bottle of presseco and the beautiful view from our balcony.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 1, 2012

Our stay was special the service and the staff were superior room service was lightning fast. junior suites with balconies could use some updating but rooms with terraces were well done. Pool was clean and ideally suited and restaurant and bar was great as well. ideally located alot of walking but best option.

Room Tip: ask for junior suites with terraces and on third floor so that you can avoid two elavators
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for 8 days during early June. The junior suite with large terrace was just as we wished. The room was clean and fresh and always well presented on our return from exploring or eating. The views were magnificent from the terrace. We enjoyed the restaurant attached to the hotel as we did several of the beach bars and restaurants. The staff were helpful and friendly and always ready with advice to enhance our stay. A car trip and tour of Pompeii was wonderful and trips to Capri and Amalfi most enjoyable. After our journey through beautiful Italy, and prior to our long flight home to Australia, Positano and Covo Dei Saraceni was just perfect.

Stayed June 2012
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Address: Via Regina Giovanna, 5, 84017 Positano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Positano
#11 Luxury Hotel in Positano
#12 Family Hotel in Positano
#16 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Covo Dei Saraceni 5*
Number of rooms: 66
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