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“Supurb experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Marincanto
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Cristoforo Colombo 50, 84017 Positano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #10 of 41 Hotels in Positano
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Supurb experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Marincanto in early May. We drove past it the first time as all you see from the street is a parking deck and a small building! That's because the hotel is built into the side of the hill and the elevator takes you down to the lobby below. The desk staff were welcoming and helpful at all times. The lobby is an elegant large room with a hand made terra cotta tile floor. Many French doors open onto the terrace which overlooks the town and beach below. The terrace, with its potted lemon trees, has tables where we were served breakfast ( breakfast buffet included with room) and ate dinner under the stars. Our room was elegant, spacious and sparkling clean. French doors opened out onto a small balcony and by leaving them open, we heard the sound of the waves hitting the beach all night long. Dinner was excellent with the food prepared with care and nuance. The pool overlooked the beach and Giani was attentive with towels, wine and snacks. It was with great sadness that I left Positano and the Marincanto. Can't wait to return

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Just returned from a 12 day stay at Marincanto having spent the previous 3 days at the Hotel Vesuvio in Naples.

We simply love the Maricanto Hotel - it is simply stunning and above all has the staff to make the biggest difference of all - excellent customer service and care.

So , in no order of importance , a big , big thank you to ; Enza , Antonella , Franco , Monica , Gianni , Carmine (not Carmen !) , Rita , Lisa and all the others that work there too.

Tahnk you and we will see you again next year , God willing.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Marincanto has a quirky, yet charming ambience. The hotel exists as a kind of complex across a few separate buildings that cling to the slope just above the eastern end of the beach. The buildings are surrounded by beautiful gardens and terraces, with stairs leading down to the beach below.

We booked a Junior Suite and it was quite enormous, especially for Italy, with three separate rooms, a hot tub, and balcony directly above the sea. We went to sleep to the sound of waves lapping at the shore every night and woke to one of the world's truly iconic views across Positano.

However, the real highlight of the hotel is the staff. The Concierge, Ensa, recommended a fabulous restaurant for my wife's birthday, ensuring we received VIP treatment when we arrived, and in the morning, Rita brought out cake and champagne with our breakfast on the terrace and led a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday. They are genuinely lovely people, which absolutely makes a stay for us, particularly in such a beautiful, but ultimately expensive and touristy part of the world.

Go for the views, but stay for the service. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Hotel marincanto was a lovely hotel in a stunning location and definitely worth a visit. The rates for the rooms are expensive but you are paying for the location and for the privilege of staying in the beautiful town of Positano. The staff we all really friendly, the rooms were big and clean and the sun deck and pool area were spacious with sun loungers always available which isn't always the case in Italy! We stayed in room villa 1 and we would definitely recommend it as it had a huge terrace with two sun loungers, a table and chairs and an amazing view of the ocean and the town so we will asking for this room when we re-visit which we will be doing!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Bit of a mixed review here ... Room comfort, view, pool and food were all very good and the service was generally great. However, for the price this felt like it was the least we could ask for and so as a result we were left feeling a bit disappointed when things fell below standards at times (room service, car parking and the pool being a bit of a party zone for friends of guests being 3 examples). Overall a great hotel but for the price it needs to be even better and you're paying a tax for the view.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 July 15, 2013

My husband and I spent the first 5 nights of our honeymoon at Hotel marincanto. We could not have been more pleased! The hotel is absolutely beautiful! The lobb, pool, terrace, lounge chairs, drink service, etc made us feel like we were at a resort. The location is so perfect. The views of the town were unreal. We were in room 210 (superior room I believe) and it had an amazing view from our balcony. The room itself was very spacious. The maids also come twice a day so we always had fresh towels. We spent most nights on our balcony just enjoying the view with wine and liquor we bought In the town. We did not have our luggage the first 2 days and Antonella was so helpful. If you do not have luggage go and ask for her!! She did not stop until she had confirmed when our bags would arrive. The other people were very nice but were not as helpful as Antonella. The breakfast is served until 10:30 and was so much food that we never had to eat lunch. We would maybe grab a light snack in the afternoon. This saved a lot of money only paying for dinner. The hotel is 296 steps from the beach and we really enjoyed having that private access instead of having to go through the town everytime. Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel and cannot wait to return!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I had a recent stay at the Marincanto Hotel and my first impression was " woahhh, is this real?" Most times, the first impression comes as soon as you walk into the lobby and you speak to the front desk staff. I felt very welcome by the front desk gal, I unfortunately do not recall her name but I believe it starts with E. She was very informative, helpful and welcoming. We checked in, went to the room and it was very clean, the washroom was very spacious and we had a small balcony, which is fine because the patio made up for it. The view from the hotel was absolutely stunning. The pool was great, and there was a gentleman who always helped out by the name of Giani. We ordered a few drinks and food by the pool and Giani was always very quick and helpful, as well as funny which I loved about him. The rooms are cleaned twice a day, and I must say the cleaning ladies are very sweet, they do such a great job. The beach is down the stairs from the hotel, which is fine, however most people would not want to come back up those stairs because there seems to be 200 of them at least. Myself and my friends climbed back up at least 2-3 times daily which kept us in shape. There are many restaurants along the beach side, however I do recommend the restaurant in the hotel. The food is fresh, very good and decent price compared to some restaurants in Positano. Also, breakfast buffet was included in our hotel rate, and it was very good, so if you have an option of booking with the breakfast it is worth the price. On my next trip to Positano I will definitely go back to Marincanto hotel. Thank you for the great service and for all the amazing memories.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 Cristoforo Colombo 50, 84017 Positano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Positano
#5 Romantic Hotel in Positano
#9 Luxury Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Marincanto 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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