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.