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“Great value and location!”
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Hotel Ancora
Ranked #26 of 38 Hotels in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

This hotel was a great value if you are looking for views and service. The room was clean, nice size and the views were outstanding. Next door to one of the higher priced hotels in the area so u get the same view, great service and friendly staff for half the cost. We enjoyed the room so much we snacked on cheese and meats from a store just a few blocks always. Picked up a couple of bottles of vino and then ordered cafe at midnight from room service. It was were the best coffee of our trip and it was serviced with smile and fast. Come to relax and enjoy. One of our friends were located on the top floor and while their room was winderful their balcony was below an a/c or some motor that was loud when it started up or stopped. They still enjoyed the view. Recommend asking for room on at least the second or third level down. Breakfast is on lowest level and was well stocked with fresh coffee and a friendly staff that cooked eggs to order along with fresh fuirt and standard breakfast buffet fair. Parking is available and it's close enough to shops and the beach that u can park and walk everywhere.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Located adjacent to the Le Sirenuse Hotel and sharing the same fabulous view of Positano, Hotel Ancora is a sparkling gem without the high price of it's 5 star neighbor. Our jr suite, room #206, with a hot tub on the terrace (only 2 rooms in the hotel have hot tubs) was worth paying extra!!! It's terrace is the largest in the hotel which presented you the best view of the town, church and beach. Because the terrace was so large, (I would estimate that it was over 30' ((10 meters)) deep by 20'+ ((7 meters)) wide), it's view were ‪uncompromised‬. Not all rooms in the hotel have such a view! The hot tub was a wonderful plus and a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing. The terrace was such a pleasure that on a few days, we just spent the entire day on it enjoying the view and hot tub.

Each morning, for a few euro, we had our breakfast delivered to our terrace... the perfect way to start the day.

The hotel was very clean and well taken care of. The staff was very friendly and always willing to help.

WiFi was free, but was only available in the lobby after obtaining a password. The room had an ethernet cable, however access to the internet was also by a password obtained in the lobby! Access only lasted an hour at a time, causing you to go back to the lobby to get a new password. For such a terrific hotel, this was unfortunate inconvenience when on a working vacation! However, it was the only problem we encountered.

Parking was free and at street level on what we discovered was the roof of the hotel. A very big plus in this town where parking is very limited and expensive.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Anna and L'Ancora Hotel in Positano saved us when another hotel (Hotel Villa Franca) was not able to honor our reservation due to over-booking during 2 nights in OCT. Anna provided us with a nice suite that had a beautiful ocean view & small balcony.The breakfast area and food offering, which included cereal, coffee, fresh fruit, & pastries was very very good and the location on the hill was perfect....you were not too far up the hill and could easily walk down to the beach and yet you were high enough to enjoy the view of the coastline, which is what Positano is famous for.

Anna and the rest of the staff were very professional, accommodating and did all they could to make our stay memorable. I recommend this hotel for your trip to Positano.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

This hotel was everything that I hoped for being it was the first time in positano
The service, the rooms , location , satelite tv , free wi Fi
Almost everything near perfect . We came from spending 5 nights in rome in the worst hotel
We were so happy and releived Ancora ticked all the boxes
This is the place to stay in positano very reasonable with price and staff so helpful
You won't regret staying here

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Not enough words to describe how wonderful this hotel is! Booked Jr Suite with Private Terrace- THE prime, most breathtaking view in all of Positano. (Same view as Sireneuse next door at a fraction of the price.) Beautiful and spacious room, jetted bath tub/shower beneath window directly out to the stunning view; Staff were extremely friendly and gracious and met every need with a smile; Alfredo, Michele, Anna... all so helpful; spotlessly clean, delicious continental breakfast, modest 10 minute (or less) walk up and down to beachside shops and restaurants. Easy access to local "shuttle" bus, too. Would stay again in a heartbeat — hope next time they have upgraded to WIFI in rooms. (Currently only in lobby or wired in room with :60 time-lapsed access codes. FREE however, which was a relief.) Simply loved every minute. Could not recommend more highly.

Room Tip: Not sure there is a bad one- but 206 is a stunner!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Rooms had window view, no view or a balcony. Fortunately we had three couples that allowed us to gather for sunset wine and cheese each night. Cute clean rooms with jetted tubs. It appeared some rooms had their own hot tub on the balcony.

Downsides were we couldn't call the elevator from our floor so had to up or down a flight of stairs. Since this place is built into the mountain, everything was steep. Major concern was four or five steps that decreased in size as you went down to the sink or toilet.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

As a last minute booking my wife and I enjoyed 4 wonderful days and nights at the Ancora. We had booked hoping for a reasonable sea view room and were very pleased when Alfredo from reception took us to our room. We had been upgraded to a family suite with more than enough room for the 2 of us.

Large rooms, great ocean and village views and importantly everything spotless. To us it appeared to be a happy team working together and nothing was too much trouble. The reception staff very knowledgable with restaurant suggestions, places to visit and always ready with advice when requested.

Breakfast served in a nice area had a great variety to choose from and the gentleman who supervised breakfast was very attentive to ours and others needs.

We wouldn't hesitate to stay at the Ancora again. The very friendly staff are definitely the cream on the cake.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Ancora

Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 36, 84017, Positano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Positano
Price Range: $206 - $523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ancora 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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