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“Beautiful view, good value, but needs updating.” 4 of 5 stars
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Villa Rosa
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 121, 84017 Positano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #13 of 40 Hotels in Positano
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful view, good value, but needs updating.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Without the HUGE private terrace with incredible sea views, I would probably give this hotel 2 or 3 stars. But, the gorgeousness of the views and the breakfast on the terrace elevates the status a bit.

Positano is expensive, and I think this is a relative good value for what else is out there. Aside from the terrace (which was probably the same square footage as the hotel room), the rooms and amenities are quite basic. We were particularly disapointed in the bathroom. It was small, with very old fixtures, and a plastic shower that flooded incredibly easily (and the bathroom did not appear to have a drain).

70's style bathroom aside, this was an immaculate hotel, with a fabulous location, and a great view.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

The service is excellent, ther rooms clean and confortable.
The terrace is beautiful, full of flowers and with great view of the bay and Positano.
The breakfast is served at this terrace in your own room, is not delicious but, again, the view is everything.
I definitely recommend this hotel.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fourth time at Villa Rosa and hopefully it will not be my last. I cannot say anything negative. Love everything about. The view is exceptional, the breakfast on the balcony is heaven and the staff are fantastic.

Room Tip: Third floor with large balcony.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We stayed on the third floor. The lack of an elevator and a standing shower (it is was a European jacuzzi with a handle shower head) was quickly overlooked by the tremendous view, clean, large room and fresh flowers throughout the place. The daily breakfast served on the terrace was amazing. Simply put, it was our favorite hotel while in Italy and rivals one the best hotels I've ever stayed in. The staff was very helpful and professional. They arranged both Pompeii and Capri boat tours for us without inflated prices. I can't say enough about this place - we look forward to returning.

Room Tip: Request the third or fourth floor.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hastings, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After spending five days in Tuscany and taking the Rapido from Florence to Naples with a driver to Positano, we were very happy to find our home at the Villa Rosa and the town of Positano very relaxing. In fact it was so relaxing that we decided to spend the three nights and four days we had set aside to see the Amalfi Coast exploring Positano, Capri and wonderful Mediterranean beach right in town. That is pretty amazing considering my wife loves being on the move. Even our very white and bright room was a joy overlooking the most expensive hotel in town and the sea beyond. This reasonably priced villa was close to the stairs leading to the beaches, ferries, shops and restaurants. We would definitely return to this very pleasant location and its welcoming staff.

Room Tip: Get a room with a seaview terrace on either the top or next floor. It would be worth the added cost...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The first time I took a look at the pictures of Villa Rosa, I knew this was THE choice for our group's stay in Positano. The rooms,the terraces overlooking the ocean was breathtaking to say the least. And to wake up to that view every morning and have breakfast brought to our room every morning - Heaven. The staff was so kind and accommodating and always with a warm smile to greet us. Their restaurant suggestions were all excellent.

The hotel is centrally located, very clean, breakfast was always hot and delicious. We all said this was going to be our last trip to Italy, but now we all want to go back to Villa Rosa and Positano.

And if you need a tour guide for your stay there, I highly recommend Elizabeth Sommer Fusco. She is fabulous, fun, and goes the extra mile to see that you get to see what you came for.

Cookie T.
Lafayette, LA

Room Tip: All rooms have their own terraces overlooking the bay and the city.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Excellent service, Excellent wifi, Excellent location, Excellent breakfast, Excellent rooms, Excellent air con. Even if you get a city view room, its still beautiful. The views and the rooms are beautiful. So happy i stayed here.

Room Tip: It was the perfect location for a place with lots of stairs. You don't want to stay higher on th...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villa Rosa

Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo, 121, 84017 Positano, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Positano
#12 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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