Travelling as a family of 5 we checked into room 255 which is ample in size as my wife and i had one large room to ourselves and three single beds in the adjacent room. Each bedroom had its own small balcony with direct ocean and positano town views.
The hotel organized a private boat charter and whilst it was not cheap at 1200 euro for a day we did have a 42 ft boat from M luxury boat charter at our disposal which was excellent. This boat could easily accomodate 8 to 10 people. I have found that with wanting to travel off the beaten track personal tours work better for us.
Enza at reception organized the itinery for us including lunch at a locals restaraunt with boat only access. The restaraunt Santa Croce Da Teresa is a shack that looks like it has been built over time so do not be put off by what might seem a bit ramshackle. The meal was great once we navigated the language barrier, the owner got one of the young locals at an adjacent table to come and translate as we have been advised to get the octopus and potatoes which did not let down. This was followed by the seafood pasta which was just fresh local mussels, clams and prawns in a light oil that was delicious.
Washed down with white wine that had peaches sliced into it which is a local custom for italans during summer as i understand it. All this for 113 euro.
We were the only non italians there and once they realised they were more than helpful.
Whilst we waited the kids stayed in the water until our food was served.
In closing this hotel has the whole package being a great property in a great location with service and advice to match.
The weather has turned nasty today so Enza has arranged a cooking course for the family. Our 7 year old is adamant she wants to make gnocchi so there is plenty to do even if the weather is not sunny.
The hotel caters equally well for families and couples as we have noisy kids which were accepted alongside couples on their honeymoons. I know that sounds crazy but the hotel atmosphere seems to accomodate.
This is a great place to base yourself in at a very reasonable price.
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