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“Wonderful hotel in a great location!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Marincanto
Ranked #12 of 39 Hotels in Positano
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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful hotel in a great location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed here during our honeymoon. This hotel is modern and clean. It is perched above the sea and our room featured a balcony with amazing views. The hotel is multilevel and has a sundeck as well as an infinity edge pool. It also has a staircase that leads directly down to the beach. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely come again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Perched on a cliff facing the Tyrrhenian Sea, this hotel with private access to the beach, offers breathtaking views of Positano's seascape. This was the trade off for choosing Marincanto over another hotel located in the city center. It's a good 15-min downhill and uphill climb between hotel and Centro with shops along the way and postcard perfect photo ops. With all the pasta and pizza you'll be having, you definitely need the walk. We stayed in the villa (thank you Marincanto for the upgrade!) and it was fantastic! Our huge private balcony was a regular spot to enjoy some aperitivo with an awesome view. The hotel is clean and well furnished. Breakfast daily was a decent spread. Staff and service were superb. Enza, the front desk staff/concierge, was very nice and helpful. We did great in choosing Hotel Marincanto as our home base for our 10-day visit to Positano/Amalfi Coast.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Maria L
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is situated high above the sea. Our room had a fourposter king bed and was a good sized room. The bathtub was in a separate section giving you a private balcony type space giving you a spectacular view. Give yourself time to take the steps down the steep hill to the beach, Well worth it even the climb back up. The buffet breakfast is served on the balcony overlooking the sea. I recommend taking boats to the various islands towns, and busses to the inland towns. One of my favorites was Ravello. Walk down the hill and eat dinner by the sea. Enjoy it all.
Jeremy T

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

After 25 years of dreaming of a visit to Positano I was finally able to make it there last summer. We could not get a reservation at San Pietro so I booked 4 nights at the Hotel Miramare and 2 at the Marincanto. Thank goodness we did because it saved our trip. The Marincanto is clean and modern. The rooms are large and well appointed. It has an elevator that takes you and your bags up the hill. The pool is simply spectacular. Enza at the front desk took special care to make certain that our visit was perfect. The location and view are wonderful. It is truly one of the most wonderful hotels in the world.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 Thank mrperfectionist
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Pros - View of Positano was great, room was big and clean, breakfast was a decent spread, property is well furnished. Hotel staff were polite, well informed and made great recommendations for dinners.

Cons - it's a 20 mins walk uphill if you arrive with luggage by boat but most hotels are located on the hilltop anyway. There is direct beach access by a very very steep staircase which takes 5 mins - it's not really a bad thing but just in case you have elderly or kids with you.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank h00ked0ntravel
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This may be one of my favorite hotels in the world because it is so beautiful. Be sure to ask for assistance with your luggage upon arrival and departure as they are happy to assist with the stairs. Breakfast was traditional European style on a beautiful veranda overlooking the ocean. Free Wifi in rooms was a great added feature. Staff was fantastic prior to and after arrival. A wonderful stay. If I could I would move there and live at the hotel in a heartbeat! Pool is so relaxing overlooking the ocean.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Michelle K
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Weston, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

A very nice Hotel with spectacular views from your room balcony. A very attentive and courteous staff. Excellent choice to view the Amalfi coast. The hotel is very conveniently located to get around the city. The breakfast is also very good with a lot of choices. We would go back without any hesitation.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Hotel Marincanto
Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 50, 84017, Positano, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Positano
#5 Romantic Hotel in Positano
#10 Luxury Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Marincanto 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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