My husband and I stayed here for six nights on an anniversary trip to Europe which we concluded in Positano. Despite a terrible experience getting to the hotel (SITA bus from Sorrento....beware fellow travellers of rude and violent bus drivers!!) arriving at this hotel was a pleasant relief. A beautiful location, rooms with magnificent views. Unfortunately there are a few criticisms I feel can't be ignored. We were rudely awaken one evening at about 10:30pm by housekeeping staff who simply opened the door (without knocking), once startled by us lying on the bed she left but we wondered what on earth was going on... Perhaps a late night turn down service but a knock would have been appreciated and could have saved us some embarrassment. The next day our room wasn't attended to at all by housekeeping until we asked receiption staff to make up the room in the evening when we left for dinner.
Secondly our bed was simply two single beds jammed together...not what I expect from a hotel of this reputation and quite uncomfortable!!
We ate one evening at the hotel restaurant and although the food was fantastic, it was unfortunately delivered by wait staff who were perfunctory at best, bored and rude at worst.
Reception staff were very helpful in assisting us with our early departure on the day we left and with any other requests. It really is a lovely hotel, it is expensive but we visited in August at the height of tourist season and hey it's Italy, you pay a penny for the privilege of living le dolce vita!! Special mention must be made of the breakfast staff: Salvatore & Chantal, such delightful, friendly & helpful people they are a credit to the hotel!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- . Hotel Buca di Bacco is located in the heart of Positano in prime sea front position on the beach of Marina Grande, it is the ideal spot to experience the magical atmosphere of the place. It is an historical Hotel and Restaurant and dates back approximately to the 1920, today it looks very different from how it did at the beginning of the century. The hotel, which owes its origins to the old tavern is constantly keeping up with the changing times, the classic and plain decor was designed to offer a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere, the rooms have a sea view with either a small balcony or terrace, or a little garden. Among our services, Cooking Classes are available in our Restaurant and offers the opportunity to learn our regional cooking style. Once inside the hotel, the welcoming ambience will allow you to relax and unwind as the eager yet courteous hotel staff aim to please even the most demanding of customers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Buca Di Bacco Positano
- Buca Di Bacco Hotel