Firstly, if you are going from Sorrento to Positano by Sita bus the bus leaves from the outside the Sorrento station and costs 3.80 euro each. Be prepared to line up for a while and you may also have to stand if you are one of the last on the bus. When arriving at Positano DON'T get off at the first stop, if you do you will need to get the local bus and it will drop you off basically where the second stop is for the Sita bus, from there it is about 100 metres down the hill to the Marincanto. ( I wish we had this information before we left).
On arrival you get the lift down to reception. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The room was 205 which from the lift's perspective is on the 1st floor. The room was large as was the bathroom with a huge balcony, great! The down side was there was this roof that took up 60% of the view, disappointing!
The room however was great, after spending a week in Italy and staying in typical Italian small hotel rooms this was a breath of fresh air and gave us plenty of room to move. Too bad about the view. When I questioned as to why we had the worst room in the hotel I was reassured that it wasn't the worst room, some rooms had virtually no view and in fact our room was an upgrade.
The view from the dining deck was amazing, at breakfast it doesn't get any better than this especially with bougainvillea's in flower.
The breakfast's were probably the best we had in Italy and the ladies at breakfast were a delight to see everyday. We dined for dinner once and although the restaurant has received rave reviews, we weren't overly impressed. In general the staff were very good and friendly and helped us with all our queries.
To get to the "beach" there are 299 steps (we counted them to the sand). Good going down, not so good going up. The pool was good and Gianni was delightful, maybe we will see him again in Melbourne!
Another word of advice, if you are taking a Sita bus down the coast be aware that particularly on days when the ferries are not running due to bad weather they may not stop for you. then there is another 30 minute wait for another (if they stop). They also tend to be overcrowded and inconsistent with their times.
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- Also Known As:
- Marincanto Hotel Positano