This hotel has a pretty good location, decent view, and nice staff, (with one major exception). However, we had a few issues that significantly lowered our opinion of this hotel and would make us hesitate to recommend it.
The breakfast was really disappointing. For a start, it was monotonous. The toaster didn't work, unless you have 20 mins to stand around and repeatedly put your toast in the machine. If you do concentrate on your toast, you'll miss out on any other food, as they don't replenish the supplies. They were often virtually out of food with 45 minutes left for breakfast. We also had trouble getting coffee. My wife had to go the the kitchen to ask for a it, was completely ignored by the man working there, so she had to go the front desk to ask.
The room was pretty tired for the price they were asking, but clean for the most part. The shower leaked, which was pretty annoying, as we had to use our towels to mop it up everyday which left us with no dry towels for the rest of the day.
The biggest problem was the ants on our balcony. What started out as quite a lot of ants turned into an absolute infestation by the end of our stay. It rendered the balcony unusable. Ants would crawl on you, you would carry them into the room ... it was unpleasant. On more than one occasion my wife would find an ant in a delicate place on her body five minutes after she came in from the balcony. What's more is, there was a lot of little ant corpses on our balcony that the cleaning staff never swept up.
All this said, the hotel wasn't awful. However, we traveled in Europe for six weeks this summer, and this was our third lowest rating. The hotel could be a lot better if they paid some attention to these issues.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoying a superb location in the picturesque historic center of Positano, only five minutes from the sea. Hotel La Bougainville is a delightful family run establishment where modern technology and contemporary furnishings have been employed so as to offer the utmost in comfort and design.The interiors of the hotel, filled with the bright colors typical of the Amalfi Coast, are stylishly simple. A number of bedrooms lead out on to their own private balcony, from where to enjoy views of the sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bougainville Hotel Positano