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Covo Dei Saraceni

Via Regina Giovanna, 5, 84017, Positano Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#25 of 38 hotels in Positano
Travelers' Choice
Covo dei Saraceni is Unforgettable, for those who wish to experience Positano and the coastal atmosphere, Exclusive, for its privileged location directly on the sea at the Spiaggia Grande, Unique as the splendid seaside pool, Exciting for the splendid view of Li Galli, Unmistakable, for the style, the colors and the forms the typical villa of Positano, Warm, as its oven the best pizza in Positano, Traditional, as the cuisine of its restaurant on the sea, Cool, as the tasty handmade gelato, Welcoming, for the careful service and attention to the needs of the guests, the Covo dei Saraceni.
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Full view
Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Harbor View
Marina View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 2 more
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Strachanjo wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
It was a disappointing experience given the spectacular views from the restaurant and terrace. The rooms are large, simple but clean and adequate. The staff rather brusque, unapproachable and unfriendly. They do the minimum what is ask and no more. The restaurant has stunning views but my wife and I sent our main meal back. It looked so awful. The rib of lamb was grey and inedible and the whole plate unappetising. The response was muted and unapologetic. Despite the views I can't recommend it at all Choose a hotel with a sun terrace and pool as the beach at Polignano is rough despite the picture postcard image The hotel and town need to up their game!
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Date of stay: September 2020
1 Helpful vote
Richard T wrote a review Sep 2020
Burnley, United Kingdom1,013 contributions370 helpful votes
We booked for 7 pm which is their opening time and picked a prime view table. Service was great, local white wine was superb. I had the mixed seafood grilled which was excellent, and surprisingly good value. My wife and I both had tiramisu which is unusual as we do not usually have dessert. It was a mistake......they are really large portions. It was delicious but we should have shared one! We normally try different restaurants and return on our last night to our favourite. With 2 nights remaining from our weeks holiday, this place is winning. 😀
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Date of stay: September 2020
2 Helpful votes
Alexandra L wrote a review Aug 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
The food and service in the hotel was terrible, but that’s even more shocking when in Italy. The vegetables tasted like canned food poured on a plate. It took waiters at breakfast thirty minutes to come by to ask for my order - I went up three times to ask if a waiter could come and take an order- and they looked at me and at each other all confused as to what happened- and then still didn’t come! For a five star hotel, I’m speechless and sad. Total waste of money.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Thomas T wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The hotel is in the most magnificent location in Positano. The roof top pool is to die for. The staff are very helpful. They can answer a lot of questions about your trip that you should contact them before arriving. Parking, porters, ferries etc. They have a fantastic poolside bar so that our routine was to shop and walk in the mornings and then crash by the pool on the warm afternoons. The breakfast that is included is fantastic. We typically skipped lunch the breakfast was so scrumptious. The hotel is literally 100 yards from the ferry and boat dock so that you can easily catch a ferry or boat to Capri or Amalfi. We loved it so much that we are spending our next wedding anniversary there!
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Date of stay: July 2019
Room Tip: even rooms with partial views were very lovely.
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Ian H wrote a review Apr 2020
Brooklyn, New York10 contributions10 helpful votes
I cannot for the life of me figure out which hotel anybody who wrote anything positive about Covo dei Saraceni stayed in, because it couldn't have been the same hotel we were subjected to. We stayed here for 6 nights on our honeymoon at the end of August into the beginning of September, and found it a profoundly disappointing experience. First of all, which is a great example to start with, was the ant infestation that we lived with every night (pictures for 3 different days attached). But it wasn't so much the ants; it was the complete insistence from hotel management, gaslighting us every step of the way with "We don't have any ants inside. And even if we did, housekeeping got rid of them all. And even if they didn't, well, then...um...it's your fault for leaving the window open." (we didn't) Next, even for Positano, the penny-pinching and upcharging at every turn is unbelievable. At the bar, we ordered a cocktail, they brought us the wrong drink, we went up just to point that out, and they replied (and I cannot stress enough to you, dear reader, how I am not in the least bit embellishing), "Well, what do you want us to do about it?" We didn't drink it, but they nonetheless charged us. And having worked in a midtown Manhattan restaurant in New York, it feels unfathomable to imagine that a restaurant would charge you for an incorrect drink order that you the customer didn't end up drinking. That was an egregious example, but there were countless other smaller things. Leaving aside that they don't do anything special for you even if it is a honeymoon, they have really cheeky ways of trying to siphon money away from you. They aren't honest about how the parking lot is a >10 minute walk away up a steep hill, and how they charge guests to transport their bags--per bag--from the garage to the hotel and back. They decline to give you any irons in rooms, but will instead charge you ~5 euros per shirt to iron (another small thing, the front desk insisted that irons are never present in any hotel room in the world...which...I just can't). Seemingly every single special programme or outing advertised on their website was "last season's prices" and turns out they were more expensive at every turn. And they wouldn't allow us to change rooms or check out early to another hotel without charging us the full duration of our stay (and believe us, we did try), even with the infestation we were dealing with. This was not any lower-rate non-refundable booking we had made; this is their policy to all their guests. We are giving them 2 stars because we did manage to enjoy ourselves in spite of all their behaviour. They have a lovely rooftop pool area (view pictured), the breakfast was quite enjoyable, we got a nice couples' massage, and we took full advantage of the private boat tour outing to Amalfi, which was a real highlight to the whole honeymoon. However, I would nonetheless say that the biggest takeaway is to just avoid here entirely. They don't deserve you, dear reader. You're better than this. And in general, avoid Positano in August.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: The best room that you can get is at another hotel.
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$407 - $883 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ItalyCampaniaProvince of SalernoAmalfi CoastPositano
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Frequently Asked Questions about Covo Dei Saraceni
Which popular attractions are close to Covo Dei Saraceni?
Nearby attractions include Nana' Positano (0.09 miles), Absolute Positano (0.2 miles), and Artigianato Rallo (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Covo Dei Saraceni?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Covo Dei Saraceni?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Covo Dei Saraceni?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Covo Dei Saraceni?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Covo Dei Saraceni?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Casa Mele, Il Tridente, and Latteria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Covo Dei Saraceni?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Covo Dei Saraceni have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Covo Dei Saraceni offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Covo Dei Saraceni located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Positano.
Are any cleaning services offered at Covo Dei Saraceni?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Covo Dei Saraceni offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.