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“Stunning views, great location!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel - Albergo California Positano
Ranked #13 of 39 Hotels in Positano
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Kalispell, Montana
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Stunning views, great location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

What a great experience! Positano in general was our favorite location (we stayed in Sorrento and Capri) and this hotel just added to our wonderful experience. We stayed here 4 nights and wished it was longer! Maria was incredibly helpful with sightseeing, restaurant recommendations and directions. Our room was HUGE and we had the most amazing view. It got a little loud with the doors open at night but we didn't mind the noise because the view made up for it! The breakfast was decent and you can order off a menu and pay for eggs. They also make a really good cappuccino! The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The location was perfect as it was an easy walk down to the beach. A truly wonderful experience, highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stayed here for four nights in May - the rooms are lovely and large, and waking up to the view from our balcony (room 59) each morning was simply stunning. Highly recommend a sea view room as the view is priceless. The shutters do an amazing job of blocking out light and sound if needed but I was reluctant to close as I loved waking up to the sea. Maria and John were wonderful hosts, extremely professional and very friendly, they helped us book dinner reservations each night as well as a cruise out to Capri. The view from the lovely patio for breakfast was gorgeous too. For a warm and welcoming stay with amazing views, this is the place to go.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel California for 6 nights and had a wonderful experience. In terms of location, it is hard to fault. Sweeping views across the water and the buildings in the town centre, right near a flight of stairs that takes you down to the centre of the town and also near to a bus stop. Every night, a band would play at the restaurant below and so we could just sit on our terrace and listen and watch the passing parade of people. Our room was huge! High ceilings and plenty of space to spread out. We even had our own roped off terrace that i am sure was the envy of other guests!
The staff were ever so helpful, giving us maps and ferry and bus time tables. They also explained how to get to places, booked our capri tour for us and even took our laundry to be done and delivered the same day (for 20 euro, but the convenience and efficiency was worth it).
The only negatives, if any, were the wi-fi - it was sporadic at best and very slow. The water in the shower and out of the tabs wasn't very hot - luke warm at best and the breakfast was only very basic (only unripe fruit and cakes/meat/cheese/stale cereal) - we just got fruit from the local store and supplemented with the yoghurt provided.- but we overlooked that for the many positives of this beautiful hotel.
I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Very friendly staff at the hotel the views from the balcony are fantastic.
The breakfast is lovely and plenty of it. The rooms are very spacious and cleaned daily.
I would definitely return ! There is a lot of steps so probably not suitable for elderly.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Valerie S
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Aptos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at this very nice hotel. We particularly enjoyed the comfortable terrace with views of the ocean and the town where you could relax, enjoy a drink and/or look out over the meandering tourists. The staff was friendly and helpful, the breakfast buffet was good, not great. The room was spacious, with tall ceilings and very clean. The location is very close to the beach/center. In all it seemed a good value.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Los Gatos, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We just returned from 3 nights at the Hotel California-what an incredible hotel-the location is ideal with gorgeous views of the sea and the town. The room was spotless-with an unbelievable view looking out over the sea. And most of all -the staff was incredible-everyone we met was kind, helpful and sincere in their desire for us to have a fabulous stay. We were completely comfortable (and amazed at the beauty! ) here and cant wait to return. Thank you to the wonderful staff!!

Room Tip: RM 67-heavenly view
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Okauchee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was a return visit for us to Albergo California, in Positano...and we were not disappointed! For this trip, we brought several other couples and we found the location great - central in Positano for key sites, shopping and fabulous restaurants. John and Maria were most helpful in setting up a driver for train and airport pick-ups and departures as well as Amalfi Coast tours. They also assisted me in arranging a private boat trip to the Island of Capri which proved to be a highlight of our trip!

Staying at this charming property is like staying with family. Each day we were greeted and each day staff inquired about our day. They went above and beyone what a larger hotel would do from laundry service to helping us ship purchases back to the USA. Thank you to the entire family - you truly run a wonderful and charming hotel and we hope to be able to return again one day soon.

Room Tip: The views from all of the rooms is simply breathtaking!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel - Albergo California Positano
Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 141, 84017, Positano, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Positano
#11 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel - Albergo California Positano 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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