Location: On main road passing through Positano
Hotel: Small hotel over 2 floors, breakfast included, 24 hour manned reception
Room: Very small with 1 small window, very inconvenient bathroom
Positives: In main part of town, car park across the hotel
Negatives: Need to carry bags to hotel lobby (1 floor above ground) and then to rooms another floor higher. Small rooms. Inconvenient internet use.
We wanted to stay in Positano during our trip to Italy and given that we were driving there but still wanted to stay in the town we therefore opted La Bougainville. The best part about the hotel is its location, bang opposite a car park (you can request them to book a slot for you a few days before you arrive) in a town which has almost no other parking space.
We had to lug our bags up to the reception as there was no porter available, therefore, not the best place for elderly. The receptionist was very nice and helpful, checked us in quickly and helped us with transport ideas to Amalfi and Capri. She was later replaced by a grumpy porter who certainly didn't care about 'hospitality'. Our room was on the 2nd floor and very inconveniently located in that a staircase ran above our room and hence our bathing area was very short and I banged my head several times into the stepped ceiling. The room itself was small with a double bed and precious little place to walk around. As we were staying only 2 nights and intended to be out of the room for most part, we didn't request for a change. We had also driven down from Rome that morning having stopped at Pompeii for 3-4 hours.
The breakfast was served on the same floor as the reception and the spread was good by Italian standards, some breads, coffee/tea, meats, yoghurts and fruits with cereals. They gave each room a username and password for internet that was valid for only 24 hours and was very inconvenient every time you wanted to log in. They should certainly improve upon this.
If I were coming back to Positano, I would look for a better hotel and if I do come to the conclusion that La Bougainville is the best placed, then I will certainly request for a better room.
- 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