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Hotel Villa Franca
Ranked #22 of 38 Hotels in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Stunning hotel: incredible decor, delicious food and the most beautiful views imaginable. The pool is quite small and unheated, the gym is modest and the service is occasionally inconsistent but overall a truly excellent hotel which I would thoroughly recommend and very much hope to return to.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

You can be assured of great views at Villa Franca, and what a view! The hotel is situated high above the beach & more touristy shopping areas. The walk up and down the winding road seems formidable, but it was quite manageable (even for someone who had recent knee replacement), and even enjoyable. There are stairs next to the hotel that provide a good shortcut, if you don't mind +/- 350 stairs. The shuttle service was certainly convenient enough, just be sure to arrive early so you can get on if there are a lot of hotel guests waiting. Our superior room was a reasonable size, though the bathroom was rather small. While the decor is a bit dated, it definitely had a Mediterranean charm. The breakfast was good, lots of choices & the staff there were very nice. The front desk staff we fine, but not particularly warm or welcoming. The WiFi was spotty at best.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Our stay here was very nice. There are no better views on the Amalfi coast.
Positano requires non stop walking and climbing of steps. Even for those of us in shape, we were happy to see and take advantage of their complementary shuttle.
This hotel has a beautiful pool and nice rooms. The rooms are smaller than they appear in the photos on their website; however the views make you disregard that quickly.
The staff was pleasant and helpful. The breakfasts were great. There was a good Italian style presentation and the staff always remembered how you took your cafe, Espresso o Americano !

Room Tip: Be sure get rooms with great views .
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Villa Franca is beautifully situated and the shuttle service is a great advantage, though I do agree its a bit inconvenient the way it stops through part of the day. The staff are very helpful especially the cleaning staff and breakfast and bar staff. All are friendly approachable and cant do enough for you. This is a great spot for families or couples. Will definitely stay again if in Positano.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

fabulous location, fantastic food in the dining room, helpful restaurant staff, room and view were delightful. Front desk staff were helpful, internet was included without any hassle. Some of our fellow travellers were a bit irritating, ie scrappy shorts, tee shirts, and generally a rumpled look, loud & boisterous, with a general disregard for the quiet enjoyment of other guests of the hotel. Oh well, there are rude travellers everywhere. do you recognize yourself? Cheers.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

This hotel is absolutely stunning. Every detail from the flooring to the furniture was well done. (I kind of want to have their decorators come do my house ;) The pool, rooftop, and restaurant were especially beautiful. We also really enjoyed eating dinner at the hotel restaurant!

The one thing I think this hotel could really improve on would be the shuttle service. It's difficult for some to walk around on those steep windy roads and a more regular shuttle would help. I thought it was odd that the hotel only operated the shuttle at certain times of the day too. Why not offer it 24/7? Or at least from 8am-2am, without the giant gaps in between? I also heard other hotel guests commenting on their disappointment with the shuttle situation so I know I'm not alone here.

Still, this was a wonderful hotel to stay in and I'd recommend it to anyone traveling to Positano!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

A lovely setting at the very top of Positano, with marvelous views of the town and the gulf. Comfortable but dated décor and a lot of creaky doors (even the toilet lid creaked when raised and lowered--we called it the haunted hotel). Some strange wires sticking out of the wall above the balcony door where it looks like a light fixture should have been. Staff and/or in-room information could have been more helpful--didn't tell us where and when breakfast was, how the jacuzzi works, or that the annoying wifi passwords would only last for a certain numbers of hours and then you had to get another one. The wifi only worked in part of the room and cut out, sometimes coming back later, sometimes because you had to get another piece of paper with a new i.d. and password. There were plenty of hangars that were not attached to the rod so that clothing could be hung in the bathroom to steam while showering or on the balcony to dry, and the shower and hairdryer were really good. There was plenty of space to leave things on the bathroom sink, lighting was a little weak. Frette linens and high ceilings

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Pasitea 318, 84017, Positano, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Positano
#15 Luxury Hotel in Positano
#16 Family Hotel in Positano
#19 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range: $394 - $985 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Villa Franca 5*
Number of rooms: 38
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