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Hotel Poseidon
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Pasitea, 148, 84017 Positano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #11 of 41 Hotels in Positano
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“My new favorite place on Earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I am so happy to have chosen Hotel Poseidon for my first trip to Positano. The hotel has an old world elegance that was the perfect compliment to the magical town and I cannot imagine better views than we had from the beautiful pool terrace and bar.

I spent a lot of time researching hotels and chose Poseidon based on traveler reviews and the fact that they were one of the few resorts with a pool. Once we arrived, I found that Poseidon has the best reputation among locals and is very nice without being too big or losing its Italian charm (I didn't fly to Italy to feel like I'm staying at a Westin). The Poseidon is farther up the hill than some other options I considered, but the walk to the beach is not a big deal (just think of all the pasta calories you'll burn) and gives you a chance to check out the shops and restaurants. We spent most of our time socializing and lounging around the pool terrace with a glass of prosecco or wine and they even had live music some nights. The restaurant was very good as well with possibly the best views on the whole property.

The owners, Marco & Monica, manager, Stefano, along the rest of the staff were lovely and welcoming (I am seriously considering the new bar lady job), but the best part of our trip was Luca, our favorite bartender. He took such great care of us that we missed him when we left! The staff at Poseidon was very helpful in arranging our transportation to and from Naples and gave us fantastic restaurant recommendations.

Bottom line: I will absolutely stay at Poseidon on my next trip and have already recommended it to many friends.

Room Tip: Our room was below the pool and close to the road, but we still had a nice view and spent time on th...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We really enjoyed this well located, comfortable hotel with spectacular views. The room was comfortable and had everything you need. It opened out onto a lovely terrace with trees and flowers creating a relaxing atmosphere. Service friendly, breakfast was good the same as many italian hotels. The restaurant had fabulous food and it is an easy walk to shops and beach. Recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Returning to the Hotel Poseidon with my family was a wonderful birthday present! Though we could only stay 4 nights this time instead of 7, the relaxing ambiance of each day at Poseidon made it seem marvelously longer. Understated elegance, courtly service to meet your every need, pleasantly and unobtrusively. A room with a balcony is a must. The breakfast buffet with champagne provides many tasty options and dining on the terrace under the pergola and looking out over the ocean is breathtaking. It is an easy walk down to the beach and the beachfront shops and restaurants or up the hill for its restaurants, and the Poseidon's pool,bar and lovely terrace overlooking the town and the ocean provide an oasis of ease amidst all the attractions and the visitors to Positano. Should it be a cloudy evening, gather in the cozy indoor bar. The owners of the Poseidon and the staff are charming - they made my birthday dinner celebration memorable, and I was deeply touched by their kind attention.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stayed here in July all the good things said about this hotel are 100% true a wonderful place.
Would just like to mention how caring & compassionate all the staff are, Margherita in particular.
Unfortunately whilst staying at the Poseidon my wife's father was stuck down with a critically serious illness back in the UK, and we had to return immediately. Margherita and all the staff could not have been more helpful or sympathetic to our needs and obvious distress. Thank you with all our hearts for everything you did. Love M & M

Room Tip: Rooms on the higher floors have spectacular views
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed here in May while we were in Positano to get married. The staff were outstanding and made a spectacular effort to make sure we had a great time - we were even allowed to borrow their white classic VW Beetle to use as our wedding car.

The hotel is lovely, with a fantastic terrace for breakfast and sunbathing. The views from there are outstanding. The room was large, comfortable and romantic, again with an amazing view. On the balcony was a couple of deck chairs - perfect for relaxing in the late afternoon sun.

The main part of the town is a short walk away, as is the beach.

Could not recommend this hotel more.

Also - pop across to the deli across the road for a sandwich for lunch. Amazing value and extremely tasty.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The place to stay in Positano if you want a hotel instead of a cute B and B.
The Poseidon has the best pool area in Positano, with stylish furnishings giving it a Moroccan feel at night.
The views are sublime over the coast below and the staff are very helpful.
This is more stylish than Buca di Bacco, and as nice in a different way as the cute B and B called Dimora del Podesta with its quaint rooms and view over the café street below.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I can't say enough about how lovely our stay was at this hotel. My son got married in Positano in June 2014. We had the reception here and stayed here. The food was perfect and they worked with us to make sure everyone was happy. It was outside on the patio and the atmosphere was just so amazing. The service was fantastic. The hotel has the most beautiful view and the pool area is perfect for relaxing. Our room had a balcony with a view of the coast. Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Poseidon

Address: Via Pasitea, 148, 84017 Positano, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Positano
#9 Romantic Hotel in Positano
#10 Luxury Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Poseidon 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Poseidon, once a beautiful Mediterranean villa in the heart of Positano, is today a historical hotel in a green area overlooking the “vertical village“ and the Amalfi Coast, in a privileged position.Poseidon has offered for 50 years, thanks to the Aonzo family daily commitment, a discreet and elegant hospitality and the personnel politeness help to create a warm and familiar atmosphere allowing their guests to feel at home. ... more   less 
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