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“Casa Maresca is so relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
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Via Lepanto N. 17/21, 84017 Positano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #14 of 41 hotels in Positano
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“Casa Maresca is so relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is the second time we have stayed at Casa Maresca with Paul and Lucia. We previously stayed in 2010 for 8 days and this time we were fortunate enough to be able to enjoy 17 days there. This time we chose to stay in one of the rooms at the top with a small balcony at the front and a large vine covered terrace at the side.
We found it to be very, very private with your own locked gate and only 4 stairs to climb up to the room. We love to stay at Casa Maresca as it is so relaxing and quiet but so conveniently located near about 7 restaurants on the main road down to the town of Positano.
The bus stop is very close by for the internal bus. Great for jumping on to get to the top of the hill to catch the Sita bus to Sorrento or Amalfi (get a timetable from Lucia) or just for getting home from the square in the afternoon after a full day out.
There is also a grocery store not too far down the hill that sells everything including wine and deli items. Paul also told us that they would deliver 12 bottoles of water or more up to Casa Maresca if we tipped the guy who carried it up. We found this wonderful, as we drink about 3 or 4 large bottles of water a day, so over 17 days that would have been a lot of water to carry back to Casa Maresca. Great tip Paul and the guy who carried the shopping for us really earned his money.
As usual the rooms were spotlessly clean and the floor sparkles. We also find the beds and pillows so comfortable. As our unit was at the top we were able to sleep at night with just the screen doors closed and it was lovely and cool. There was a heat wave while we were there but we didnt need to use the airconditioning.
We had an emergency one night where we urgently needed the ambulance and Lucia reacted quickly (luckily they are 5 mins walk away) and helped us out so much. Thank you Lucia.
There was a mess to clean up afterwards as my husband had broken a vein and Lucia kindly did it without a complaint.
As usual Paul, carried our luggage and also booked some restaurants for us and gave us advice about bus times etc.
You could not ask for more reasonably priced accomadation in Positano with a great view and location.
We enjoyed it so much we tried to stay for another 2 weeks but unfortunately left our decision too late and could not organise flights etc in time.
There is WiFi but only on the terrace, but that didnt cause any problems for us as the connection was quite good.
Paul also booked a very reasonably priced transfer to Naples station for us.
Thank you again Paul and Lucia we wish you all the best for Xmas and you can be sure we will return again and again.
Kay and Ray

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I just returned from Italy and 10 of us ladies stayed at Casa Maresca for 3 nights. We all loved it! The setup was perfect for us, we loved the terrace, view and the owners couldn't do enough for us. They arranged private taxi transfers to and from Naples which made arrival so much easier.
None of wanted to leave, a sign of a great hotel.
Great location and very clean. I would stay there again without a doubt.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed in Casa Maresca for three nights in September. The experience was fabulous and Lucia and Paul were wonderful. The location was great - a bit away from the craziness but convenient to everything. Lucia and Paul were so incredibly helpful and really made our trip. The view was spectacular and we loved sitting on the terrace outside the room to admire it over wine, coffee, books and more. And the value was incredible. This is not the fanciest hotel in Postiano but it is lovely and charming and was perfect for us.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We stayed here in June 2012 for 3/4 days. We caught the bus with our luggage and were dropped off at the top, then caught a local taxi to the residence. Paul (the host) and co were very freindly. We booked a garden view room but we were delighted to find out that all rooms (as we're aware of) face onto the coast, so we had the most amazing view of the coastline. You enter from the street and then the house is down the steps, passing the lovely vegie patch and gardens (very lovely). The hosts were very lovely and even picked up our washing (must admit bit awkward with the "personals" hanging out to dry and being picked up). Other than that the residence is well maintained and with lovely views, gardens and a quaint modest interior that is great value for Positano. I definately recommend visiting here.

BIG - P.S - the street to arrive here is one way, so make sure you know where the place is located otherwise your driver (or if on a bus) will have to go ALL the way down and around to the top to do the loop again (This can be a bit annoying - but i guess that's what makes positano so unique)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We stayed at Casa Maresca over the August Bank Holiday weekend, so Positano was a hub of activity. Casa Maresca, by contrast, was wonderfully calm. The apartment is situated in a great location, between the main beach and the smaller (and in my view, far prettier) beach.

If it's somewhere fancy you're after, then this is not the place for you, but with hospitality like this, who needs fancy?! Lucia and her husband Paul could not have been more helpful - from greeting us at 1am after a delayed flight, to arranging transfers to and from the airport - and everywhere in between, to recommending and booking a number of excellent and very good value local restaurants. I'd been told that the Amalfi Coast was very expensive, but it really doesn't need to be.

The highlight of Casa Maresca is undoubtedly the terrace with wonderful views of the water. Great for eating breakfast and for drinks in the evening.

I will certainly be back!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Located half-way up/down the mountain - which is apt because (a) the SITA major bus stop into/out of Positano (and an ATM) is located at the very top of the hill. The beach (conversely) is at the very bottom, and a number of restaurants and shops between.

Casa Maresca allows you to a 30 minute walk to get to either, whilst giving you access to that amazing coastal view for which Positano is famous.

It's a modest dwelling, but has everything required: Mini Fridge, air con and clean towels. And up a set of steep stairs across the road, you'll find a laundromat, which is very handy. There is also a secret path that takes you from Casa Maresca, directly down to the smaller beach. But the winner, is really the balcony. Stretching across the three (or four?) apartments, stretches a nice, wide balcony with an uninhibited view of the big Positano blue.

Lucia and her husband Paul are very gracious and helpful hosts - my only criticisms would be no wifi and a bit of a lack of privacy (the doors to the apartment are large glass sliding doors, so you have to black out the room to get any privacy).

But all in all, a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We visited Paul and his family last year and loved the place so arranged for this year.
We moved house this year and had no break for 6 months when we arrived this year and if you need relaxation, sun and a happy trouble free atmosphere come here.
Both myself and my husband were so tired and yet we had a week that rejuvenated us just by sitting on a lovely balcony watching the world go by and taking time out.
The best thing is being yourself
I wish I could write a horrible review and then I could keep the place to myself but I can't (and yes we have already booked for next year)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Lepanto N. 17/21, 84017 Positano, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestling above the Fornillo beach and immersed in green, Casa Maresca is a small family run Residence. It is ideal for a quite and tranquil stay in Positano and is just a few steps away from the main road where there are local shops and restaurants. ... more   less 
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Casa Maresca Positano
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