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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
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“A Magical experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Marincanto for 3 nights during an 11 day trip to Italy celebrating our 25th anniversary. We were very pleased with our stay here. We were upgraded to the Villa and had a beautiful room on the lower level with a large, gorgeous patio with amazing views of the Mediterranean. The room was spotless and the staff was very attentive. The breakfast was one of the best of our stay in Italy. I highly recommend this hotel and I will definitely stay there again if I am lucky enough to return to Positano.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Whilst this hotel is certainly not 5 star in terms of rooms, fittings and furnishing - it makes up for it by pure location and spectacular views. We stayed for 4 nights in September and had a room overlooking the terrace and sea for the first night and then a room (the one pictured on their website) overlooking the beach and town with a good sized balcony for the following three nights. We had specifically booked this room many months in advance and had confirmation but on arrival were told it was 'always in demand' and we could not have until the following day. We were fine with that and didn't make a fuss. They then moved our things to other room the next day. Another night we specifically requested and pre-booked a table for two (a romantic dinner) on the terrace with the pianist playing etc. - it was lovely! But on arrival the table we had booked was occupied and we were shown to another which did not have the view we were after. We had seen the receptionist write down the table number we requested - table 3, but on the restaurant booking sheet another number had been written...they were unapologetic, but did find us another table. On the whole a good stay - great exercise down the many stairs to the beach but a wonderful plus as not many other hotels have this kind of private access. Breakfast on the terrace was lovely each morning and a swim in the pool (not heated) with a plastic glass of champagne was rather nice too!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

We chose Marincanto hotel based on reviews in Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. The hotel is situated on the cliff with beautiful views to the sea and town. Pay attention when you book your room some of the rooms offer only partial views but that is stated beforehand and reflected in the room's price. The rooms are spacious and very clean. The breakfast is good though cold, there was never a hot dish. The staff was very helpful always and the service impeccable. Certainly if I'm ever in Positano again I'll stay here.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Went to the Amalfi Coast for my 50th birthday and we stayed at the Marincanto Hotel for 5 nights. The premier service began the moment we arrived. The hotel staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. Our room had a gorgeous balcony and view of the ocean - not to mention iconic scene of the hills of Positano. Breakfast on the terrace each morning was delightful. The pool and deck chairs so relaxing. The stairs right to the beach was perfectly convenient. A special shout out to Enza and Antonella for their phenomenal assistance and making our stay so enjoyable. This is truly a 5 star hotel - I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 October 26, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is absolutely perfect! We would stay there again in a heartbeat! The location is drop dead gorgeous and close to the center of town, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Also the breakfast was delicious.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I recently visited Hotel Marincanto for the third time, with my group of 20. The hotel just
keeps getting better now with a cliff side pool, on site restaurant, and the even more
beautiful terrace. The daily breakfast buffet is extensive and borders on being a work
of art.
The hotel is an easy walk downhill to the shops, restaurants and ferry
stop. The Vespoli family and the staff like Antonella, Enza, Gianni, the gentleman
who handled our luggage transfers, and the personable and hard working Rafaella
made for another outstanding visit. If you are considering staying in Positano look
no further.

Room Tip: Rooms with a clear direct ocean view
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Firenze
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Hotel Marincanto is my new favorite hotel in Italy.Its composed of 3 separate villas located in gorgeous Positano.Its perched on the side of a cliff, with unbelievable views of Positano town & the ocean.There are steep stairs leading down to the beach & lower town, which made us feel we earned the right to indulge in all the local calories!
Breakfast is an ever changing delicious buffet eaten on the terrace looking at that gorgeous view.Bouganvillia is growing everywhere plus pots of lemon trees.The setting is beyond romantic.
Dinners are gourmet & also served on the terrace.
Our room was a standard but was actually enormous with a comfortable king size bed, huge bathroom with a spa tub & lots of local body products.
Our favorite thing by far was the staff. Everyone at the hotel appears genuinely happy, & enjoy sharing information about the area. Its hard work running up & down those stairs all day!
Antonella & Enza on the reception desk, are both very special women, always smiling & ready to help. They made us feel like their life long friends.
I would love to return to this hotel every October for the rest of my life! The weather is glorious but the area is nowhere near as crowded as it is in Summer.

Room Tip: I dont think they have a bad room! You can upgrade to a superior room to get unobstructed views &...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
#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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