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Hotel Ancora
Ranked #26 of 38 Hotels in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We got placed here for a night after our hotel lost our reservation. THIS hotel saved the day! The room was beautiful with a picture perfect view from balcony. Was not disappointed to hotel hop for one night. We could have stayed here the entire trip and been very happy! All, in all, we were able to experience 2 amazing hotels in Positano.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Overall, this was a great hotel. We loved our room (suite) and had the most amazing view. It was ultimate romance!
The ladies on the front desk were so helpful and organised so much for us. We had a problem with the sink when we arrived and our jacuzzi broke too, but they immediately got someone out to fix it.
The breakfast was the standard continental but it was good too.

For the price of the room, I would expect more assistance with the bags from the ferry. This maybe a one off, but there were no porters available and we had to carry them upstairs and slopes so I arrived exhausted and sweaty!

Side note (and no reflection on the hotel): don't go with their Pompeii tour guide, there are much better out there!

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

From top to bottom, an exquisite experience. We had two rooms; a room with a balcony ocean view for our kids and a junior suite ocean view for us. The views are so beautiful it's surreal but the rooms were even more so! Comfortable, luxurious bedding; amazing bathrooms with the most comprehensive and generous set of toiletries I have ever seen; delicious breakfast, a hot tub on the balcony with water changed daily to whatever temperature you request. PLUS adorable staff who want only for you to be happy. Worth every penny.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank Melissa D
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Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

If you're going to Positano, don't bother staying at le Sirenuse as l'Ancora's junior suite is cheaper than a basic room there and the suite offers you Panoramic views of the gorgeous Positano from the balcony, oh and also there's a jacuzzi too. Recommend having breakfast on the balcony every morning and limoncello in the hot tub every night

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

This hotel has one the best views in Positano, it is conveniently located just above all the crowds, yet within easy walking distance from everything.

The staff are very helpful, the rooms beautiful and big and they have parking on site (a rarity in Positano).

However, they do not have a restaurant on site (they use their sister hotels restaurant down at the beach, which is a lovely place). And they do not have a pool!

If those two things do not bother you, this a very nice romantic, beautiful hotel with all the trimmings and with exceptional service.

With so many top notch hotels in Positano, it's difficult to recommend this over the others.. If this can be gotten for significantly less than the other top rated hotels, go for it. However, IMHO it needs to be at least 25-40% less than the leading hotels. At a discount, you will definitely enjoy it.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were traveling with 2 little children (aged 5 and 14 months) and this hotel has 2 family suites with 1 large king bedroom 1.5 baths (so kids have their own to use) and a separate sleeping area for children which closes off with a curtain. The room was beautifully appointed with large white orchid plants throughout, tan colored linen cushions and arm chairs, as well as antique wooden furniture with in-lays. The main bathroom had a breathtaking view of the ocean, hand-painted Italian tiles and a jacuzzi tub. My only reservation was that I wished the children's area was an actual room with a door I can close off at night. Breakfast each morning consisted of eggs, fresh fruit, cold cuts, yogurts, variety of baked goods and coffees. Michaele in the dining room was the sweetest server ever, making our 5 yo feel especially welcome. Front desk staff was super friendly, accommodated our daily requests for warm milk for the baby in a room, several times a day at no extra charge. As well as provided as with information and tips. This hotel is located next door to Sirenuse, with same exact views at very reasonable, although not cheap price. When we go back to Positano we will stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice, quaint hotel. Our room had a balcony with a breathtaking view. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. If we needed anything, all we had to do was ask and they made it happen. Breakfast was always brought to our room and set up on the balcony. Incredibly comfortable bed - I think it was a memory foam mattress. After walking up and down steps and inclines all day it was great to fall into such a comfortable sleep. Room was cleaned very well each day and there was turn down service in the evenings. No bar or restaurant actually at the hotel, but they were associated with the Restaurant Covo Dei Saraceni (an excellent restaurant). Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: The best rooms are on the 2nd and 3rd level below the reception area.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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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: $223 - $699 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ancora 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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