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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
Singapore
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Pros - View of Positano was great, room was big and clean, breakfast was a decent spread, property is well furnished. Hotel staff were polite, well informed and made great recommendations for dinners.

Cons - it's a 20 mins walk uphill if you arrive with luggage by boat but most hotels are located on the hilltop anyway. There is direct beach access by a very very steep staircase which takes 5 mins - it's not really a bad thing but just in case you have elderly or kids with you.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This may be one of my favorite hotels in the world because it is so beautiful. Be sure to ask for assistance with your luggage upon arrival and departure as they are happy to assist with the stairs. Breakfast was traditional European style on a beautiful veranda overlooking the ocean. Free Wifi in rooms was a great added feature. Staff was fantastic prior to and after arrival. A wonderful stay. If I could I would move there and live at the hotel in a heartbeat! Pool is so relaxing overlooking the ocean.

  • 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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Weston, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

A very nice Hotel with spectacular views from your room balcony. A very attentive and courteous staff. Excellent choice to view the Amalfi coast. The hotel is very conveniently located to get around the city. The breakfast is also very good with a lot of choices. We would go back without any hesitation.

  • Stayed September 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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Destin, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I just got back from a 1-week holiday in Positano to celebrate my sister's 50th birthday, and we were so lucky to have been able to enjoy this milestone at the Hotel Marincanto.

From the moment one drives into the hotel driveway, one is captivated by the stunning postcard-perfect classic view of Positano. With the sea dropping down below and the golden dome of the Santa Maria Assunta Church to the right against a vista of rugged cliffs and hills, one feels like the having arrived in heaven.

Upon entering the lobby which had clean white linen sofas against a backdrop of ceramic Italian tile floors, one is imbued in the ethereal lemony-vanilla scent that permeates the air. This unique, addicting scent was later discovered to be a trigger of pleasant memories as I again had the pleasure of whiffing it when I unpacked my luggage upon my return to Florida-- I felt as if I had packed Hotel Marincanto in a bottle, and for a moment I was transported back in time and space to the one of closest places I have to been to heaven on earth.

Service was impressively warm and personal, yet professional and efficient. The hotel created a suprise Positanean birthday cake for my sister and delivered it to her suite on the morning of her birthday, much to her delight!

The beautiful breakfast buffet to be consumed at the hotel patio overlooking the quintessential Positano panorama was a sight and experience to behold every morning. It was a sumptuous choice of prosciutto, parma hams, eggs, cheeses, patries, fruits, breads, fresh juices, etc... and of course your choice of coffee, of which I had the authentic Italian capuccino every morning.

Many thanks to its management and staff without whom this would not have been the spectacular holiday that it was. Grazie Antonella, Enza, Rafaella, Rita, Rosa, Lisa, Gianni, and Carmine. Amore!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The hotel was incredible. The staff and service are incredibly friendly and helpful. Conveniently across the street from the bus stop. Worth noting that the beach is very close, but it takes 200-something very steep steps to get down to it.

Room Tip: The sea views are breathtaking.
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  • Stayed October 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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Medford, New Jersey
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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!

Room Tip: Not overlooking the terrace on the first floor as you can hear everything said by restaurant patrons...
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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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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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