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Hotel Marincanto
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Cristoforo Colombo 50, 84017 Positano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #5 of 41 hotels in Positano
Indio, California
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“Breathtaking views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We just came back from a one month tour of Italy and Greece. Positano was our first stop in Italy starting our honeymoon. Hotel Marincanto met and exceeded our expectations starting with the location and the unbelievable views from the hotel terrace and continued with the staff and our room accommodations. The staff were very informative regarding our outings and the best way to go places. The breakfast was a beautiful spread of italian and continental delights and cappuccino with foam designs delivered to our table!! The view from our room was just as spectacular and the rooms were spacious with very comfortable baths.
The hotel was conveniently located for a trip to Capri from the dock down the beach and a multitude of restaurants were available at the beach front down about 250 the steps from the hotel. At first we hesitated but after one day we thought nothing of it.
It was a great place to start feeling pampered in Italy!!
We made trips to Pompei, Capri, Amalfi and Ravello with the hotel as our base. Great location for trips like that!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

It's was not so hot(in any sense)! First of week of May, my wife and I have spent a wonderful week in this coloreful Postitano, hotel management was so kind, we enjoyed very much an up grade "Honey moon suite", naturally in this season you cannot immagine. I'm not going to waste your time to repeat how beatiful it is, but I have to say this hotel is in a wonderful position, a lit bit far away from downtown but not that much, it's quite to sleep and after a delicious dinner from one of the charming restaurants in the beach, take a walk in that romantic road back to hotel, it will be very healthy. We have also made one day tours to Capri and Amalfi by ferry boat, Positano is a strategic island! Sorry , i'm late, but I was told never to late to write.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Let me begin by saying that this hotel is GORGEOUS! The views are unprecedented and the overall appearance of the property is very appealing. If you arrive via street level, you are lucky indeed! We came over from Capri and arrived at sea level . . . this is not for the "faint" of heart because during the summer months, you will feel that you might FAINT several times trying to get to the property. So, there's a handy tip! The rooms are all terraced along the side of the hill, so that means some climbing, no matter what. If you don't feel you will be able to climb steps . . . this isn't your place. However, if you are game . . . the place is fantastic! The pool is on one level with several large "sunning" areas on different levels. Our room was a 2 bedroom suite and was nice and roomy. There was a separate dressing area with jet tub, although we could never really figure out how to engage the "jets." The view from every window was spectacular . . . either sea, flora, or fauna! The restaurant was really tasty for lunch one day, and like most European hotels, the breakfast was included and offered each morning at the same location. The pool monitor was very kind and did a great job of keeping up with the towels, drinks, umbrellas, etc. The front desk girl was as cute as could be and offered lots of helpful tips. Most importantly, the baggage man didn't even whimper when he saw our four large bags . . . :-) There is a stabilamento/beach club at the bottom of the property (like 250 steps or so) . . . they are loosely affiliated with the hotel, and by that I mean you can get a discount for your chair and umbrella for the day. In all, this was a great experience . . . my only complaint was that the A/C was not working properly for our stay and the room was REALLY warm. However, with that repaired, I would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Just back from a weekend stay at the Marincanto. Everything about the hotel, it's location, atmosphere and staff was faultless. We opted for the standard room but even this was more adequate with a very comfy bed, great bathroom and of course that amazing view. Breakfast was a great choice of dishes, all very fresh and beautifully presented. Although we didn't have dinner at the hotel, the menu was delicious. What made our stay however was the staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they were so friendly. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Great staff. So nice. Gorgeous hotel and setting. Beach was really nice and the whole hotel is very clean. Gianni at the pool makes for a great experience. Great location in town. Great restaurant with reasonable prices. Will stay here again and my wife and I highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: The staff is great. Everyone is so nice. Views are the best in the world.
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  • Stayed August 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 August 11, 2013

We stayed in the middle of July in the Gli Galli suite for 5 nights. It was amazing, the decor, space and quality of the room was superb. The towels were change twice daily and the staff were always friendly and helpful.
The views are fantastic with uninterrupted views over the sea and to the side Positano.

Breakfast on the terrace was a nice way to start the day and we had lunch on one occasion and it was very good.

A short 10 minute walk into town. I suggest the road and not the stairs as they were more tiring,especially after dinner.

Would thoroughly recommend this luxury hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 August 8, 2013

Lounging in the infinity pool (with great pool menu) overlooking the bay, enjoying peace and quiet in the centre of town but built vertically against the cliffs for ultimate relaxation, this hotel will be enjoyed by everyone, young, old, couples, families. Beach can be reached by simply walking down steps from hotel (the hotel provides towels and discounts on the beach chairs waiting for you). Great atmosphere and absence of loud guests. Great spacious rooms (we had suite with our two teen kids), with powerful A/C, a must this summer with most days exceeding 40C/100F. As others commented, excellent service and staff. Parking on site (something ver coveted in this congested town). Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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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
#5 Luxury Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Marincanto 4*
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