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Venus Inn B&B Positano
Via Fornillo 9, 84017 Positano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #21 of 47 Positano B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Very nice family run Bed and Breakfast. Quiet area, but close to Positano center, beach, restaurants, transport. From the terrasse wonderful view to the Sea. The host Giuseppe and his wife very helpfull in all ways: recommending good restaurants, finding bus schedules, booking taxi. When we by leaving forgot some clothes Giuseppe send it the next day to Denmark. Super service.

Morten and Hanne
Denmark

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gippy P, Proprietario at Venus Inn B&B Positano, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
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Ciao Hanne ,
i vestiti erano da donna , non mi stavano bene :-) pensa dopo di Voi un altro cliente ha lasciato 100 dollari, anch'essi recapitati in America . Per fortuna Positano è piena di persone gentili ed oneste . Anche per questo i turisti apprezzano il paese e sono felice di aver contribuito ad una buona immagine ed avere avuto i Vostri apprezzamenti . Un caro saluto dal VENUS Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Positano is a little piece of heaven in Italy! Amazing little town, with lots to see and do! The Venus Inn is a very simple down to earth type of place but his host Gippy is amazing and makes the stay in that B&B completely worthwhile! Gippy knew at what time we were getting there and went to pick us up to the bus stop, to make sure we knew how to get to the B&B. The view from our room terrace was amazing! And apart from being friendly, he also managed to give us great recommendations and service during our stay there. I would definitely recommend this place and if I'm ever back in Positano, that will be my place to stay!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The manager helped us plan our time in Positano and made excellent restaurant recommendations. He was super helpful and new everyone in the town (not hard since Positano is pretty small). The location was excellent and the room was clean, but the beds were a bit spartan. Still worth it for the service and the price was a bargain. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 January 30, 2014 via mobile

Positano is the best place I've ever been to and to stay at Gippy's hotel completed the whole experience! He is so friendly and helpful and down to earth. We stayed at his hotel for two nights and then came up with the silly idea to visit st antonio abate... Turns out the 5 star hotel we were going to stay at wasn't at all what they had promised... I called up Gippy to ask if we could come back but his hotel was fully booked! As he heard the desperation in our voices he offered us to stay in his mum's house... Talking about thinking outside the box! :) It was fantastic! His mother was absolutely gorgeous and he made our last few nights in Positano go down as the best ones that year. Thank you for everything Gippy, can't wait to stay at your hotel again!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

TripAdvisor wouldn't let me post the correct travel dates, but we stayed at the Venus Inn from April 20, 2012 - April 26, 2012 to kick off our trip to Europe. The Venus Inn was exactly what we needed, and we'd gladly recommend it to anyone. We were looking for a hotel/B&B in Positano that was still relatively affordable, and this was it. Most every review you'll see on the hotel will mention Gippy (pronounced Jeep-ee) and how fantastic he is, and this review will be no exception. He was very helpful in planning our daily excursions, was quick with email contact, and makes his inn available at a very reasonable rate.

The hotel itself is a short walk from the one-way street that goes through the entirety of Positano. As you pass the Hotel Posa Posa on your right, you'll come to a hairpin turn with a grotto on the corner. That's your stop! From there, there's a brief walking path that takes you about 30 seconds from the main road down to the Venus Inn on your left! I might not recommend the hotel to anyone that can't walk some stairs, since the hotel itself was down two flights. However, most of Positano is filled with stairs, so it didn't make much difference to us.

There were three or four rooms in the inn, as far as I could tell. Each has its own balcony with a view up the hill at the town hanging off the cliff, and if you look off to the right you'll have your beautiful view of the sea! The balcony doesn't get a ton of sunlight, but we were hardly in our room during the day anyway.

Breakfast was offered, but we opted not to use that option.

The hotel is located about a 10-20 minute leisurely walk from the downtown area and main beach of Positano. We usually took one of the stair paths down, since they were quicker and more direct. But to get back to the hotel from downtown, I'd recommend walking the main road. The stairs may be more direct, but good lord there are a lot of them. The road takes you past pretty restaurants, shops, and scenic views, and it will be a much a more gradual, enjoyable walk.

There is a second beach in Positano which is also convenient from the Venus Inn. Just walk out the front door of the hotel, turn left, and climb down the seemingly millions of stairs. In about 10 minutes, you'll be at the waterfront of a pebbly beach. We were there in April so the water was still quite cold, but the beach itself was beautiful and more secluded than the main beach.

Gippy was really helpful in planning out our day trip to Capri! He let us know about the ferry to Capri from Positano, contacted the dock the day of to make sure they were running on time, and gave us a great estimate of how long it would take to get down there. And to think, we were originally thinking of driving all the way back to Sorrento to catch a ferry (it's only 9 miles, but I say "all the way back" because driving along those cliffs with the Italians nearly gave me a heart attack every time).

To summarize, Positano is a beautiful but expensive city, and this B&B can't be beat for it's value. It may not be right downtown, but it was certainly close enough for us, and you get a broader experience of Positano by passing some of the city along the way to town.

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Room Tip: All rooms have balconies with excellent views.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

My wife and I recently spent 6 nights here and our stay was superb. The accommodation is unpretentious but is all one needs - clean, roomy, comfortable with a great view. And Gippy is the best host ever! We misunderstood his instructions on which bus stop to jump off at and he came and fetched us from the 'wrong' stop, drove us to the B&B and carried our luggage to the room. He is like a personal travel guide and nothing is too much trouble. We would definitely highly recommend this place.

  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Staying with Gippy(the owner) is like staying with a good friend. He is so genuine and happy to solve every problem. Good bed and breakfast at a reasonable price in a prime location. Surrounded by quality restaurants with steps (525) from the front door to the beach, where u will find reasonably priced food and drink and a good private beach

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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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Address: Via Fornillo 9, 84017 Positano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
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Ranked #21 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Positano
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Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Positano Bed & Breakfast VENUS Inn The VENUS Inn B&B Positano is located in the historic center of Positano, in a nice quiet area to rest and practice being close to the Fornillo beach and to the main road where there is the Bus stop, affiliated restaurants, bars and shops. Recently renovated, has maintained the characteristics and colors typical of the place The spacious and airy, with nice decor and comforting, all equipped with private bathroom and flowered terrace. View of Positano and the sea view. You will find a familiar and you'll have all my willingness to give you the best tips and information for your vacation to Positano and the Amalfi Coast. I am pleased to be at your disposal to make your holiday easy and fun in relax and with reasonable prices. I expect you to Positano B&B VENUS Inn ... more   less 
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