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“Great location - wonderful staff - fantastic views!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Buca di Bacco
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Rampa Teglia, 4, 84017 Positano, Italy   |  
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Ranked #5 of 41 Hotels in Positano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Arizona
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“Great location - wonderful staff - fantastic views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Again, I can totally understand why this hotel is listed as #1 after spending three great days there. While we were disappointed that we didn't get Room #10 that we thought we had reserved, we stayed in Room #48. Although we didn't see the other room, the room we had was fantastic - huge patio, great views, fantastic shower with view. In fact the room was so wonderful that on our last evening, we ordered room service and ate on our patio. The food was very good as was the breakfast, which was served either on the patio or the dining room. Enjoyed our stay very much. Great staff and location. We have to thank our friends for their recommendation of the hotel - they have stayed there for the past 4 years!

Room Tip: Loved Room #48 - great 180 views!
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We recently returned from a tour of Italy. It covered 15 days and 6 different hotels. My personal favorite amoung them was Buca di Bacco in beautiful Positano. Everything about our stay there was perfect. Tha hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Our room overlooking the beach and looking out over the bay was incredible. The food at the restaurant was wonderful. And then of course there was Positano itself. I believe you could actually stay in a tent and have a delightful time there. It is so beautiful. We stayed three days. Took a boat ride to Capri one day which was great. Swam in the Med. Ate and drank to our hearts content. Three days passed way to quickly. I am already planning our next trip to the Amalfi coast and Buca di Bacco will once again be our home. Thanks everyone who made this portion of our trip so very enjoyable.

Room Tip: Be sure to get a room with a view of the beach. Patios are well sized.
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This hotel was just perfect! We had a room with a lovely terrace overlooking the sea that was simply incredible. The room was spacious and well cared for. The hotel staff was very friendly and informative. I also think that their pricing, though not cheap (nothing in Positano is cheap), is still a great deal. We felt like the view we got with our classic double room with a "small" terrace was well worth the price paid. First, the terrace was not all that small. It was big enough for a table with two chairs and two lounge chairs. We enjoyed sitting out there with a bottle wine at night. Second, we woke up each morning with a full, unobstruted sea view! Who could ask for more? If you can swing the extra money for a room with a terrace with a sea view, definitely go for it (we saved money at other hotels so that we could splurge at this one).

We also took the cooking class at the restaurant, which was really great! It lasted a couple of hours and culminated in us getting to eat the meals that we made. There was so much food tha I couldn't come anywhere near to finishing it. Chef Andrea was very entertaining and we learned alot. We can't wait to try some of the recipes in the cook book that we received. And speaking of food, the huge breakfast each morning was just delightful (I love how I basically got away with eating dessert for breakfast the whole time that I was in Italy).

Though not a downside at all, just so that people know, there is no gym or pool here. Who needs a pool when the sea is right outside your door? And there's no need for a gym when you are walking up all of those steps in Positano each day :)

We hope to return to Positano sometime soon and would definitely stay at this hotel again! I've already raved about to our friends and family.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Had the best experience of our Italy trip while staying here. Stayed 3 nights and had a room with an amazing view. The customer service is outstanding! Breakfast was the best we had during our 10 stay in Italy. Tons of selection and you get to eat on the terrance over looking the ocean. My husband loved the fresh squeezed OJ every morning and I loved the croissants and fresh fruit. You can't beat the location, it is right on the beach. Positano is built into a side of the mountain so if you aren't staying right by the beach you will have a steep walk down or have to take a cab. LOVED our room. The room is large for Italy, bathroom was large, had a nice tub/shower, towels were great, room was clean, bed was comfortable and our view was the best. My only complaint was the wi-fi was soooo slow. So if you need to work while staying here that might be a problem. If you just need the internet from time to time its not that big of a deal. And the price we paid for the Rome was so cheap compared to other stays in italy. It was by far the best hotel we stayed in while in Italy. I can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: make sure to get a room with a view...so worth the money.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

This hotel has a killer location, right on Positano beach which is amazing. The rooms were okay though, ours smelt a lot like cigarette smoke disguised with bleach but that was the only majoy downfall. The staff were excellent throughout, super helpful on all of our requests. The restaurant was delicious - amazing mussels (Zuppa Di Cozze)

The only downfalls is that the hotel lacks a little personality and finesse.

Overall though it has a great location, good service and a nice view from the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stayed 3 nights at this hotel and we loved every minute. Our room was beautiful, very clean and had the most
amazing view from our balcony. The location was perfect - steps from the ocean, boats and several great
restaurants. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Breakfast was included and it
was quite a spread. A huge buffet with something for everyone's taste. My only regret is that we didn't stay there
longer. It was just a great time!

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This hotel was everything we had hoped for and more. The location in Positano was perfect to walk around town and going to the beach. The staff were really friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Address: Via Rampa Teglia, 4, 84017 Positano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Positano
#3 Family Hotel in Positano
#4 Luxury Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Buca di Bacco 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
. Hotel Buca di Bacco is located in the heart of Positano in prime sea front position on the beach of Marina Grande, it is the ideal spot to experience the magical atmosphere of the place. It is an historical Hotel and Restaurant and dates back approximately to the 1920, today it looks very different from how it did at the beginning of the century. The hotel, which owes its origins to the old tavern is constantly keeping up with the changing times, the classic and plain decor was designed to offer a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere, the rooms have a sea view with either a small balcony or terrace, or a little garden. Among our services, Cooking Classes are available in our Restaurant and offers the opportunity to learn our regional cooking style. Once inside the hotel, the welcoming ambience will allow you to relax and unwind as the eager yet courteous hotel staff aim to please even the most demanding of customers. ... more   less 
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