In a word : Magnificent. This albergo exceeded all our expectations and they were pretty high already!
The staff (many are family members) are unfailingly kind and courteous without being overly friendly. I actually looked forward to seeing them at breakfast everyday during that week. They remembered what I liked, disliked, made recommendations and brought me little special items from the kitchen. Dinner at the hotel was what you look the world over to find -- excellent food made from locally obtained sources, an excellent wine list, a magical setting beneath candlelight and soft music provided by strolling musicians. Ahhh...
The room itself was amazing. We didn't have the largest room nor the smallest but it was perfect. The room was beautifully decorated with items you hope to find for your home (and can if you visit the small shop across the street). The bed was comfortable, the linens superb and the view incredible. Every morning I would open the shutter-covered french doors to the balcony to let in the most amazing view of Positano and the sea. I didn't want to leave the room!
The bathroom is overly large and well appointed with an oversized jacuzzi tub, sep shower, bidet, and double vanity. The toiletries are a proprietary blend called Eau d'Italie....to die for scent.
The pool is lovely but small. Even in May it was necessary to get there EARLY in the morning to reserve a chaise lounge. The staff will give you a towel to place on the chosen spot and it is yours for the day. They circulate throughout the day with chilled water and fresh fruit. As I said earlier, it is hard to tear yourself away from the hotel......but there are treasures to enjoy nearby.
Take the back steps out of the hotel down to the water. Not only a great workout but a very quiet and private way to walk to the shore. We ever met one of the owner's coming back up to the hotel this way. She lives in one of the small villas behind/below the hotel. Check it out.
Other Postiano tips -- Try Max's for dinner, call Positano Cars for Rafelle and visit Pepitos for well-made line clothing designed and made in Positano.
Overall, you are in for the trip of a lifetime if you are lucky enough to stay at Le Sirenuse.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Sirenuse is a charming family owned hotel located in the heart of Positano. Opened in 1951 by the Sersale family who converted their summer house into a hotel with 12 rooms. The hotel has grown since then with the acquisitions of two neighboring houses to 59 rooms and suites. Le Sirenuse today is still run and managed by the Sersale family who ensure the same atmosphere of warmth and intimacy remain, while breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and the village of Positano make this an unforgettable place to spend a holiday. ... more less
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- Hotel Le Sirenuse