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“Not a 4 star hotel ?” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Posa Posa

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Hotel Posa Posa
Ranked #31 of 39 Hotels in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Durham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not a 4 star hotel ?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Second time visiting positiono altho it's a beautiful place very very busy and overcrowded not very relaxing, stayed at hotel Posa Posa this really is not a four star hotel, we had a junior suite which was very bare, a very old jacuzzi which sometimes worked, their is no bar at this hotel they use the roof garden as it was raining we couldn't use it, also the so called swimming pool is on the roof and is only a plastic dirty hot tub, with cold water, With rusty garden furniture which looked very dirty, the staff are great, the so called gym is in reception in the computer room so it's not a gym, I cannot see how this hotel can be a four star it's very tired and basic but expensive, hotel more li,e a three star. Last time we stayed a la gavi. But it is a long way out of town, great restaurants in positano especially. max's in the town.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

Beautiful location, nice accommodations and shady management. After being told in an advance email that wifi was available, I was told there was a $10.00 charge when I asked for access. When I questioned, the Manager said "Don't pay it if you don't want". We asked to settle our bill the night before checkout and saw a $100.00 charge. We were shocked and then told at a buffet breakfast my husband had knocked over a pastry cover and this was the charge. This was a cheap $10.00 plastic dust cover and no one had said a word at the time. We were then told that if we had dinner at the restaurant that perhaps an adjustment could be made. No thanks! Too bad because Positano is a fabulous area with wonderful restaurants, people and I'm certain more reputable hotels.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Claire D
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Philadelphia, PA
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We came here at the recommendation of our travel agent for our honeymoon. We stayed for 4 nights (5 days) and had a great time. The hotel is decorated nicely, clean, with nicely-sized bedrooms and bathrooms. Our room was a 1bd/1bth with terrace on the 5th floor which offered amazing views of Positano. The breakfast is 'average' by American standards, but does fill you up. The restaurant (4th floor, where all meals are served) has amazing views from the terrace which you can enjoy your meal on (or drinks during their happy hour), while checking out Positano and the ocean! All of the staff were very nice and helpful. In particular, Giuseppe and Lucia (took care of the restaurant and any needs we had during our stay) were very nice, caring, and wonderful to chat with during the day. They offered great recommendations for dinner at the hotel restaurant and in town as well as sights to see. We highly recommend this hotel to others and if staying in Positano, would stay here again due to the setting, views, price, service, and proximity to other restaurants and the beach (very convenient; short walk to beach)

Room Tip: Ask for room with a view (preferably a terrace); you will not be disappointed!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

This was supposed to be a four star hotel. We've been traveling for a month through western and eastern Europe and this is the worst hotel to date (WITHOUT A DOUBT). The best part — It's in Positano— fantastic. But the service is horrendous. The front desk is beyond rude and when we needed help with travel arrangements they did not help and were condescending. And the room while spacious, is like a bad Florida remake of the Golden Girls. It also was on a bend in the road, far from town, which seemed to be a favorite hangout for locals who smoked all night below, their cigarette smoke making it impossible to keep the window open. The internet was 10 euros and the connection was spotty at best. Two star hotel at the most.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bill S
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93 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

A traditional Italian hotel in the extraordinary town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast, lovely room with great views, nice food well prepared and very attentive and friendly staff, would certainly recommend

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Breal1948
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

A very small hotel that has exceptional service. As soon as you walk out of your room in the morning they are cleaning it. The staff is VERY nice and very helpful. Pack your walking shoes as Posatano has a ton of steps or hills to climb.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

My husband and I and my children spent a week in Posa Posa this August. All the staff, including Guiseppe were excellent, friendly, and eager to help us enjoy our stay. We also recommended it to a friend with ours who just spent their honeymoon at the hotel and loved it as well. We highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Higher rooms have amazing views
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Posa Posa
Address: Via Pasitea 165, 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Posa Posa 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-star historical Hotel Posa Posa has a splendid location in the center of Positano, set in the mountain-side descending to the sea. Dècor is romantic and original, with hand painted tiling and Mediterranean colours on white backgrounds throughout the hotel room's. All the rooms, anyone different from another, are elegantly furnished and have the best comforts such as: air conditioning (heating), satellite TV, direct dial telephone, minibar, en-suite bathrooms with shower or jacuzzi and hairdryer.At the 4th level, with a wonderful panoramic view, the Restaurant Mirage. The best dishes of the regional or internation cuisine are always available. The restaurant also has a wonderful terrace overlooking the bay of Positano. It can be used for a romantic marriage.By the Restaurant there is a Bar, where you can taste cocktails and wines listening relaxing music.On the 7th floor there is a wonderful solarium with plange pool eneficial suntan.Only 20 meters there is the parking place, watched over 24hrs, not included in the cost of the hotel.A few minutes walk downhill will take you to the beach, passing boutiques and panoramic pavement cafes along the way. A circular bus routes passes outside the hotel for those days when you might prefer not to walk. ... more   less 
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