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Villa Fiorentino
G. Marconi 150, 84017 Positano, Italy   |  
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Alexandria, VA
2 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“one of our favorite places in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We have stayed at Villa Fiorentino several times, each time with extended family. Some things we especially LOVE: (a) it is great for extended families or other groups because a group can rent 2-3 bedroom apartments, and everyone is close to each other to be able to meet for meals and activities, while everyone can have their own privacy, (b) is much better than hotel because there is a kitchen and laundry facilities in each apartment, and most of all, (c) the Fiorentino family is so hospitable!!!! Villa Fiorentino is the best of all worlds because it is staying in a private home and Dominico and Paola help with all arrangements for dinners, boats, drivers, etc.---so all of the amenities of a hotel but all the comforts of home. We loved their restaurant suggestions (especially places that are not in the guidebooks), and the arrangements they made for a private boat to Capri and drivers (for pick-up in Naples; day trip to Ravello and Cetara; and drive back to Rome airport). They also are more flexible about bookings than most villas because rentals do not need to be Saturday-Saturday, but can be for any number of days. Although we like to explore new places, we wind up coming back to Villa Fiorentino over and over again and we have referred a LOT of people there, all of whom have loved it. The only complaint we have ever heard from anyone we referred was from a female professional woman who stayed there with her mother---they felt it was TOO ROMANTIC for them to enjoy under their circumstances.....

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
  • Sleep Quality
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We recently stayed in the honeymoon suite of villa Fiorentino for 2 glorious weeks. The apartment is stunning, palatial and absolutely private, the views awesome and the location brilliant. The one downside however are the 160 stairs that you need to go up to reach the apartment. These stairs are outside, some are quite steep and wrap around the building so it's an effort climbing them a couple of times a day especially after enduring all the stairs of Positano itself. These stairs are made more frustrating by the fact that the possibility exists to create a back entrance to the apartment from the street behind, which would mean virtually no stair climb. However, despite all these stairs, there is absolutely no doubt that its worth the climb as when you get there its just magical and we just threw ourselves in our private pool and were instantly cooled down and in heaven. We had the privelage of meeting the lovely Paula who prepared a decadent feast for us on our second last night in the apartment and shared with us stories of the Fiorentino family and the history of the villa but apart from this we were left pretty much on our own which suited us as we like our privacy and independence. Whilst the suite is absolutely stunning, there were a few things that are a bit tired like the pool towells (which were not replaced once during our 2 week stay), the covers on the sofas and the ironing board. Just a shame that these minor details were overlooked because everything else was literally heavenly. We would definitely go back.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This is a delayed review, but still the memory of Villa Fiorentino is as fresh as if we were there yesterday. It was an amazing experience, and what made it special was the Fiorentino family. It was like being welcomed into their home. We were treated to home grown olives, and afternoon discussions with Dr. Fiorentino who shared his insights and family history. Excellent restaurant recommendations were made, and reservations arranged, resulting in one restaurant sending a private car to pick us up.

The accommodation was great and the private large terrace was absolutely amazing. Positano is a magical place and we certainly hope to return one day!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We rented the entire villa for our wedding celebration, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice! We had debated between two other locations, and we're so glad we chose Villa Fiorentino in Positano.

Our family and friends rented out all rooms for five nights and had the wedding ceremony and dinner reception at their beautiful outdoor terrace. The views were AMAZING, simply breath-taking. The villa is positioned quite high on the cliff, making for exceptional scenery and a peaceful location, away from the main beach area. Though it's quite a climb up and down the stairs to get into the main part of this small town, we certainly didn't mind and enjoyed the experience- quite original from anywhere else we'd stayed (and we've explored several parts Europe).

Simply stated, the villa perfectly suited our needs. My husband and I wanted a charming, family-run villa to fit our family-themed wedding celebration/vacation. We wanted a very traditional "Italian" feel (versus a fancy, luxury modern villa), which is the exact vibe the villa evoked. We needed a place to lodge 24 guests and a terrace that could serve 40 people for dinner, which the villa easily accommodated. We wanted it to feel exclusive, and its location provided just that. Most importantly, we wanted the breath-taking views that we repeatedly gawked at in travel books and magazines- Villa Fiorentino didn't disappoint.

Even when I first began my correspondence back in Nov/Dec 2010, Aristide and Antonio quickly and efficiently answered my inquiries via email within 24-48 hours. This, in fact, was the selling point for me- constant, reliable communication from the start, especially since my husband and I were planning everything from San Francisco, and we'd never visited the Amalfi Coast.

I think folks need to understand that Positano is, indeed, a small town with Italian hospitality. Yes, at times during the year, it can be a bit pricey, but Positano is the most scenic, expensive town along the coast; this fact is written in all the books, so this should come as no surprise.

We loved the Fiorentino Family's charming hospitality and treasure all of our experiences with them. We had no complaints about anything; we simply had the most amazing time during our entire stay and would highly recommend to our friends and family!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Italia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

The place is very very small and the day out of the various room is very confusing.
The staff was quite useless and if eventually they decide to help you it was done with with reluctance!
have than learned not to ask, but hte the amount of the money payed, I was expecting a better service!
Very far from the center of Positano.
The owner was "selling" her self as a wedding planner, I will not ask her to organize even my Breakfast!
very expensive for what you get.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

My wife and three year old son spent a week at villa fiorentino in June and it was the best thing we did in Italy. The view from our villa was jaw dropping and it is simply THE best location in Positano, not least because unlike most of the town it gets the afternoon sun which makes the stylish pool a wonderful retreat during the afternoon and a great place for sunset drinks. But for us the most memorable part of our stay was the beautiful Fiorentino family who made us feel like a family member from the moment we arrived. Paula and Antonio gave us a bottle of wine on arrival and their wonderful father Vito gave us bowls of fruit and lots of laughs.  Paula could not do enough for us and arranged for a lovely babysitter for us. Our apartment, the Victoria, was stunning and was a perfect home away from home. We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Boston, United Kingdom
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

After reading reviews and doing research, we booked the Villa Fiorentino and couldn't have been happier with our decision. I can honestly say I wouldn't have changed a thing; the service was impeccable, rooms and grounds were spotless, and the location was ideal for a week of rest and relaxation. We explored nearby towns, beaches having a lot of fun ;-)
A huge thank you to Paola and the amazing staff members who made our stay extraordinary!
Barbara Smith

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Villa Fiorentino Hotel
Villa Fiorentino Hotel Positano
Address: G. Marconi 150, 84017 Positano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 23 Specialty lodging in Positano
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