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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Fantastic property with service to match”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

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.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Marincanto from August 18-22nd. The staff is absolutely fantastic; they go above and beyond and make your stay a true pleasure! Gianni by the pool was on it! Then there's the view from our room: breathtaking! Oh, and the food at the hotel restaurant was delicious. Lastly, they knew we were departing especially early on the 22nd and actually packed us breakfasts to take with us!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We chose Hotel Marincanto as a luxury hotel for our honeymoon, and we were amazed that our expectations were surpassed. The room was beautifully furnished in a simple style and the view from the balcony was picture-perfect. The infinity pool was incredible, with the breathtaking views across the bay. All the staff were friendly and helpful, and did their job with a smile, always looking to go the extra mile. Of particular note were Rita at breakfast, Gianni at the pool, and Antonella and Enza at reception.The breakfast buffet changed daily and was always excellent. We dined at the hotel restaurant twice and the food was wonderful, with a view from the terrace to match. Thanks so much for making our honeymoon so memorable!

  • 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 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.

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