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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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“Absolutely stellar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2009

My husband and visited Positano in May and I am still dreaming about our stay at the Hotel Marincanto. Upon arrival, we were immediately upgraded to a superior suite. It was fantastic - 2 balconies, a jacuzzi tub overlooking the sea, a beautiful sitting area and believe it or not, a walk-in closet. And that view! It's absolutely mesmerizing. The staff was superb. All our needs were attended to post haste. We were greeted by name and received excellent recommendations for meals and things to do. We took a fabulous walking tour that was completely arranged by the concierge. We learned so much about Positano. Our guide, Christine, introduced us to many of the fine local merchants. Everyone was so welcoming and generous. I felt like we really came to know Positano in those few days. (Just look for the "discover positano" cards displayed in the hotel lobby. ) We loved breakfast on the terrace. We will definitely go back!. Thank you, Hotel Marincanto!!!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009

We looked at this hotel initially because there were so many positive comments in the trip advisor forum about the owner (Monica) & her staff doing their best to make sure everything was perfect for their guests. That got me to look at specifics of the hotel. We had been thru Positano last year & had also seen many many pictures of the town from above. We wanted to stay in a hotel that not only had a view of the seas BUT also had a view of the town-with,of course, a terrace. Marincanto had the sea view-town view- & a terrace to enjoy the views. My wife has a bit of difficulty with stairs & we thought that the area where the Marincanto was fairly flat-it was.

We chose this wonderful hotel & got a bit lucky in our choice. it is very close to the bus stop to travel the Amalfi Coast-about 100 meters. The walk into the town & the beach could be done without taking the stairs. This seems to be one of the few hotels that is above the town & the views are fantastic. Rooms very nice/clean & most i think have their own terraces. Going to bed & waking up to the sounds of the water on the beach was very soothing. Beautiful large terrace with these great views was the location for breakfast. Had internet in the lobby. We also had dinner in the hotel on our terrace one nite & food was very very good.

Service & the staff were great. In the 4 days we were here you got to know everyone & they worked very hard to make sure your visit was the best it could be.

Sorry to be so long winded but we cant wait to return as we liked it that much. From what i saw when in Positano & read on Trip Advisor it seems most hotels (& staff) are very good & treat their guests great but i think the location ABOVE Positano & the views of both the sea & city-proximity to the Amalfi Coast buses & Monica set this a bit above many of the hotels in Positano.

Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2009

We ended our trip to Italy with 2 nights in positano at Marincanto and were extremely happy with every aspect of our stay. The hotel is well situated with great views and garden areas to relax, a large selection of foods in the breakfast buffet and the waitress who sets it up every morning was exceptional.THe only downside was severe weather or I probably would be going on and on however Positano is still beautiful even in pouring rain! We lit lemon candles and enjoyed the sound of waves crashing on the sea walls,long naps fresh air mixed with popping in to town to eat and shop between rain showers... chatting with others about their travels, people watching,and winding down as intended.We will return again and stay at Marincanto as I feel it has the most to offer at an EXTREMELY low price for the area.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2009

While staying at Hotel Marincanto on our honeymoon, my wife and I kept remarking how perfect the hotel was. We stayed there for a week and loved every minute of it. The hotel has a great location with stunning views of the town and beach. They also provide an incredible breakfast each morning that you can enjoy on their beautiful terrace. The staff was extremely helpful anytime we had questions about the area and helped us with our transfers to-and-from Naples. The staff made our stay so easy and pleasant. Next time we visit Positano, we will absolutely stay at Hotel Marincanto. It was an absolute treat.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

My husband and I were a little worried that 5 nights in Positano would be too long, but we were so wrong! We enjoyed every minute there and could not have picked a better hotel for our honeymoon. Between the breathtaking views and the humming of the sea outside our windows, just being in our room was an amazing experience. It was definitely a splurge staying in the special suite, but I was so happy to have the Jacuzzi tub; imagine relaxing in a bubble bath while taking in the incredible views at the same time!
I can not say enough about the wonderful people who work at hotel Marincanto. Everyone is so kind and goes out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. As I told Ulderico at the front desk, it's a 4-star hotel with a 6-star service.Sometimes it seemed like we were the only guests they had: every time we left the room, it was cleaned, any time we needed anything, someone was there to help.
It is also important to mention the great location of the hotel. It is within a short walk to the beach, the shops and great restaurants but not right in the middle of the busy area flooded by tourists. Of course there are stairs to climb on the way back from the beach, but it wasn't too bad compared to other hotels that are way up high. Plus if it was any closer to the beach, it wouldn't have the same amazing views and the privacy.

A quick word of advice to the ladies: if you blow dry your hair, bring your little travel dryer. Many hotels in the south of Italy have these really weird, uncomfortable hairdryers, so it's not just Marincanto, but boy are they a pain to use!

We are looking forward to our next trip to Positano and will stay at Marincanto again.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2009

My husband and I stayed in this hotel for 4 days of our honeymoon. We booked a junior suite but there was a mix-up with the bookings and we were put into a superior room for our first night. The staff were so apologetic about this but they needn't have been - both rooms were beautiful with fantastic views! The change over of rooms the next day was done without any inconvenience to ourselves and eventually the hotel charged us the lesser rate for the course of our stay there - which was a lovely surprise! The restaurant in the hotel is lovely and quiet in comparison to the rest of the eateries in Positano and both that and the bar are very reasonably priced. There are just two things I would mention; if you stay on the top floor of the hotel prepare to hear the cars going into the car park above and there is not a private beach annexed to the hotel, you just have private access to the public beach which I don't think was made clear on the website.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2009

This hotel was just what we were looking for in a our 4 day stay in Positano. Its situated at the top of the hill so it s removed from the crowds of the lower beach. Its easy to get from the hotel to the beach (a few hundred stairs take you down) and its worth being up that high for the views. Every morning we opened our shutters to the ocean below and went to sleep to the sound of the waves hitting the shore. Great breakfast, extremely friendly service. Would go back in a minute.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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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