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Hotel - Albergo California Positano
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via C Colombo, 141, 84017 Positano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #13 of 41 Hotels in Positano
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“dream spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We drove there and as soon as we stopped we were greeted and asked if they wanted them to park the car. They did and brought our luggage directly to the room. Check in was fast and friendly. While we were there any questions we had on the area were answered with much information. All of the staff was quite friendly. The room was spotless and the view amazing. WE spent four days there and wished it could have been two weeks.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I had a picture in my mind of what I wanted Positano to be and our stay at California Hotel was everything I had dreamed of. Maria in reception was so lovely and helpful and everything ( including restaurant bookings, shuttles, transfers) was organised without a hitch. If you are unsure about where to stay in Positano, this hotel was perfect - not too high up as some of the others may be - it's about mid way up the main part. The view was so good we kept looking out and laughing in disbelief and joy!

Room Tip: Room 52 worked well for us but it is the first room on the main terrace so could be noisy with guest...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We returned to Positano with friends to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and this time stayed at Albergo California.
The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was lovely taken outside on the terrace overlooking the sea. The only downside was that, probably due to all floors being tiled and no carpets to deaden the noise, the hotel was very noisy when people moved around, closed doors etc.
We'd definitely stay here again

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

we spent 7 great days in positano. at the end of may 2014 a wonderful family run hotel ,we were a bit worried about noise as we were on the ground floor,but we needed not have worried sea views are terrific ,lovely room ,great having breakfast looking over positana and the ocean.would not hesitate to recommend ,fantastic place and family. love to come again,robert and carole salomons

Room Tip: we loved our ground floor room, no stairs to climb
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Fort Worth, Texas
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed at this wonderful family run hotel for 5 nights and I cannot say enough good things about it! When our stay was up we were sad to leave. The family that runs the hotel is very nice and helpful. Maria was wonderful checking us in, Giuseppe helped with a dinner reservation at La Terra( a must .. Great views and food) and John ( the 5th) was always pleasant and took time to see if we were happy and if we needed anything. Our room was immaculately clean and the AC worked great.. We had a lovely balcony with fabulous views that we enjoyed sitting on in the evening. Breakfast was perfect for getting us started plus you could order off a menu if you desired more but what they offered as a continental breakfast was fine for us. We used their beach towels .. Very nice touch to have those. We spent a day at Fornillo beach .. Cheap chairs and umbrella there plus great little beach places to eat.. It's a smaller local beach and a little farther from hotel but we are in our 60s and handled the walk just fine. We loved Bruno's , Tre Sorelle, da Vincenzo , and chez black ...loved Positano and Hotel California ! This is a great location and we cannot wait to return!

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

What a great experience! Positano in general was our favorite location (we stayed in Sorrento and Capri) and this hotel just added to our wonderful experience. We stayed here 4 nights and wished it was longer! Maria was incredibly helpful with sightseeing, restaurant recommendations and directions. Our room was HUGE and we had the most amazing view. It got a little loud with the doors open at night but we didn't mind the noise because the view made up for it! The breakfast was decent and you can order off a menu and pay for eggs. They also make a really good cappuccino! The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The location was perfect as it was an easy walk down to the beach. A truly wonderful experience, highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed here for four nights in May - the rooms are lovely and large, and waking up to the view from our balcony (room 59) each morning was simply stunning. Highly recommend a sea view room as the view is priceless. The shutters do an amazing job of blocking out light and sound if needed but I was reluctant to close as I loved waking up to the sea. Maria and John were wonderful hosts, extremely professional and very friendly, they helped us book dinner reservations each night as well as a cruise out to Capri. The view from the lovely patio for breakfast was gorgeous too. For a warm and welcoming stay with amazing views, this is the place to go.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a balcony and sea view- you won't regret it!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel - Albergo California Positano

Address: Via C Colombo, 141, 84017 Positano, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi )
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Positano
#11 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel - Albergo California Positano 3*
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