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Colle dell'Ara

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Guests1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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#15 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Positano
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Colle dell'ara is not a hotel. Staying with us, in our home, means treating yourself to a rare experience. We are in Positano, in the small village of Montepertuso, located just above this corner of paradise on the Amalfi Coast. The building is situated on top of the hill and can be reached on foot in 5-6 minutes through an ancient path, fully illuminated at night. We are Pasquale and Giacomo, who with the help of our father Michele, a few years ago we decided to undertake this activity which constantly is giving us the opportunity to convey to our guests our main passions for hospitality and good food. These passions, well-established in our coastal land and agriculture, allowing us to constantly reinvent the offer to our guests dedicated, basing it on availability and seasonality values. We host you in rooms equipped with private bathroom and balcony overlooking the sea of Positano between the islands of Capri and Li Galli. Each room has a large double bed (with the possibility of adding a single bed), and are equipped with linens, towels and toiletries. Free wi-fi connection is working in all our spaces. We provide you with keys for your independent access at every time. Upon your arrival you will find free parking slots along the road and we'll help you carry your luggage with a special pulling system. We will assist you from beginning, accompanying you throughout whole of your stay suggesting you the best local amenities including activities from ourselves offered. You will have here the opportunity to experience our land through different activities such us farming excursions and local cooking classes (events organized on reservation). We always include breakfast, different every day and based on availability of our gardens, or made by the breads and cakes that we daily prepare. The center of Positano is reachable by bus in 20 minutes or 35-40 minutes through a centuries-long staircase. For trekking lovers, our structure is directly related to the main paths of Monti Lattari and the most famous Walkpath of God. However, we are located at the center of several important location like Pompei, Capri, Amalfi, Ravello and Sorrento, reachable by ferry, bus or car. Nearby you will find shops and restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Private balcony
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Portuguese


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Grade: 69 out of 100
61Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
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Marco and his family are amazing..From the minute we arrived they showed us nothing but warmth and excellent hospitality...The accommodation itself nice and quite..Stunning views on breakfast and sunset.
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Thank you Marco for making such a lovely place to stay. From the minute I arrived the hospitality and warmth made the holiday in Positano. Beautiful view, tasty breakfast, kind people and charming home. Thank you!
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Colle dell”Ara is situated in Montepertuso which is about a 30 minute bus ride up the hills above Positano. You must be fit to climb the 400+ stairs from the road up to the accomodation. It is not a fancy place but it is clean and quiet. Marco & his family are extremely friendly and helpful. A wonderful breakfast spread each morning. Take a 15 minute walk down the hill to Montepertuso and enjoy a lovely Italian meal at Ritrovo....you can burn off some calories on the way back up the road followed by the steps.
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A family runs this charming BNB situated outside of positano waaayyyy up in the hills. We mostly dealt with Marco who's a great face for the business as he'll help you with virtually everything. As a lot of reviewers have mentioned here, the stairs can be a killer for the uninitiated. They will carry your luggage so don't worry about that. If you have any medical or mobility issues this BnB will be too impractical to access and i'd advise against staying here. If you're fit enough and factor in the time then the stairs won't be too much of an issue in the short term. We stayed here for 2 nights but a week here wouldn't be practical as the stairs would get to you but also getting to/from positano is time consuming - 45min walk down or catch the hourly shuttle bus are the options. The views from your balcony and the communal terrace are memorable, the highlight of my stay here without a doubt. Marco does run cooking classes which we didn't do, we wanted to have one of his prepared dinners with the ingredients being sourced from their garden for 30euro/person but couldn't as there were insufficient people. The daily breakfast is pretty good I have to say! A week of it though may get a little tedious. The rooms are nice enough, not outstanding but everything is clean and well appointed. There are only some minor blemishes here, I'm glad we stayed for 2 nights, not any more only because how impractical it is to go for day trips on the Amalfi coast being situated here. If you're perhaps contented to sit on the balcony each day and read a book, then this may very well be one of the best bnb's you'll ever stay in.
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My husband and I had booked here for five nights as part of our honeymoon. They are so highly rated we were really excited to stay here but doing so actually ruined our time in Positano. Most reviews do highlight the stairs involved in getting to the hotel… but as we learned, that was before the landslide. The hotel has (or had) two different entrances – one with “only” 220 stairs – however that is now inoperable, so your only option is to climb 440 stairs however many times a day you dare. We are a physically fit, pretty adventurous couple in our mid-30’s and this experience ruined us. Positano is all stairs to begin with and adding this into the equation is a recipe for non-stop leg pain and discomfort. The b&b itself is nice enough, clean – and the staff is friendly. It’s affordable for Positano which means it’s not the height of luxury – a bit more like a hostel. It isn’t even really in Positano, it’s essentially Nocelle – you need to take a bus from Positano center to get there. The buses run mainly on the hour, except 8pm, which means there is a mad rush to get on the 7pm bus - and it takes about a half hour to get back to the b&b. If it were only the bus to deal with, things would have been doable – but then to get there and still have 440 stairs to climb, was not. The hotel was full yet no one was ever around in the evenings – likely because there’s really nothing to do in the area aside from a couple very nice, but very expensive, restaurants. There are no mosquito nets in the room and there are swarms of black flies around, so your door must remain closed, especially at night, which is miserable because there is no air conditioning. There is no TV in the room and our bed was massively uncomfortable – like sleeping on springs – so we never actually wanted to be there. True there are lovely views of the mountains, though our view was partially blocked by a large tree. And there is free WiFi but it’s incredibly weak. We did have a mini fridge to keep a few bits in but it’s very warm. The breakfast omelet was delicious each morning, as was the ONE coffee we were allotted. I hate to leave a bad review but we’re not exceptionally fancy people, we don’t expect much, and this was just a horribly unpleasant experience for us. The family who owns it is very nice and they fortunately did work with us to accommodate our leaving after only a couple days. Just be warned what you’re getting into staying here. Unless you’re there only for hiking the Trail of the Gods, it’s worth paying double, if not more, to save yourself the hassle of getting to and from the b&b every day.
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$107 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyCampaniaProvince of SalernoAmalfi CoastPositano
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