I just recently stayed in Positano with my 30 year old daughter. The ads paint a lovely picture of the place but they're very deceiving. We were so shocked when we arrived from Rome that we asked to see another room. Yes, it's a lovely, quite spot towards the top of the hill and the views were amazing from the balcony but, for all the cleaning they do, the room and the halls were filthy. We had to do some cleaning ourselves. The lamps were covered in dust. The decor left a LOT to be desired. Maybe a few pictures on the bare white walls? The few pictures in the hall were of Greece (odd) The place looks like a throwback to the 1970's (or before). We referred to it as our "prison cell". Bare and ugly. We did have a cold fridge and very small safe. The beds are so hard they were actually painful. It was nice to have the free breakfast, but don't expect much. There's a really nice terrance for meals and for hanging out by the bar at night that we really enjoyed. Housekeeping staff is very nice (maybe they need new vacuums?), wait staff nice but needs to smile more, front desk speaks very little English, but also very nice. Lovely pool but almost no one used it. It was freezing and you needed a swimming cap. If you're not up to the walk down the hill, or down the 400 steps, the bus stops right outside the entrance. If you're okay with the walk down, think about the bus on the way up. What shocked us most about Positano were all the shops. It's like one big shopping mall. You have no choice but to walk past and through them on the way to the beach. A good thing about Positano, beside the amazing natural beauty (if you look past the shops), is that you can catch the ferry there to all the towns on the coast. It's a quick trip from there to Amalfi and Capri.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built on the rocky ledge overlooking entirely Positano, The Hotel Royal Positano is a discreet and simple hotel. Its neat architecture is perfectly integrated in the extraordinary context of the surroundings. The skyline is breathtaking and collects into an unique setting "sky, rocks and sea." Everybody can admire it while immersed in the pool, while dining under the stars, or while resting in the room Framed by the colors of the Mediterranean flora, the hotel offers 4star services to meet every kind of demand. The hospitality is discreet and attentive. with an eye to what is served at the table . The 77 suites are a tribute to the magnificent view onto the sea and onto the spectacular hills of the Amalfi Coast . Equipped and furnished with every comfort, they are designed for a pleasant stay in the room, with air conditioning, minibar, safe, direct telephone and DVB-TV. From the spacious terraces, a symphony of colors and scents embrace the body and the soul. The Sun, the sea and the land represent a perfect mix. And the sweet aromas of citrus and orange blossoms will capture all the senses. Don't miss an excursion on the sea at Amalfi Coast: it will be possible to admire all the shades of the coastline: from the transparent green, close to the shore, to the gloomy indigo of the deep sea. And a memorable diving away from everything and everyone will be a great experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Domina Home Royal Hotel Positano
- Domina Hotel Royal
- Domina Hotel Positano