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Hotel La Bougainville
Ranked #21 of 38 Hotels in Positano
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
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“Fabulous well-kept hotel in an excellent location”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

We arrived hot, sweaty and dusty in Positano after walking the famous 'Walk of the Gods' from Bomerano and were amazed by this lovely hotel! It is in a fantastic location right near the Piazza del Mulini (start of the pedestrianised walking streets down to the sea, and also one of the main bus stops). It is on the first floor so you have to walk a flight of stairs off Cristoforo Colombo (right near the bank ATMs). It's also not far to walk to Spondo for the main bus line to Amalfi and Sorrento,

The hotel: the reception staff were very friendly. There is free wifi in all areas with excellent connectivity (get a login and password at reception - it lasts 5 days). You have to walk up another set of stairs to get to the rooms. The breakfast spread was very generous - breads, pastries, toast, cereal, eggs, cheese, ham and tomatoes, fresh fruit - and a great start to the day!

The room: it was a bit small for 2 people (not a huge amount of floor space for two suitcases) but there was a cupboard with in-room safe and a balcony that opened out for views of the town and sea! The air conditioning was wonderful in the hot weather. There was also a fridge with minibar.

The bathroom: beautifully tiled and a large rainwater shower-head with a double-sized shower. The toiletries were hotel-specific (refreshing body lotion well appreciated after a week of hiking!) and there were large fluffy towels.

Overall we had a fabulous stay in a beautiful hotel - superb location and wonderful facilities! We would love to stay here again!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Was staying in Positano hotel just for one night. Hotel is great - nothing to add. Very clean, romantic and has very good location. Staff is also great - very friendly and knowledgeable.

We be staying next time for sure.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We had a fabulous time at this hotel. The location was excellent for us and the hotel was easy to find. Good sized room and bathroom, we had a balcony with a sea view and had our own aperitivo here which was very enjoyable. The breakfast was also very good. The wifi worked perfectly and the beds/pillows were very comfortable, with nice fluffy towels too. The management and staff were exceptional, they couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. We would definitely recommend this hotel and would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

We wanted to stay in Positano on Easter weekend and were looking for a well rated hotel for reasonable price and we are very glad we picked up Bougainville Hotel.

It is on the main road, near all the shops and beach. Private parking is just in front of the hotel. We got an upgrade to sea view room from very friendly staff so overall the only thing we regret is that we did not stay longer.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

pricey rooms, but Positano in general is overpriced. location is perfect. outstanding staff who answered all our Qs. unique, clean, charming ambience for the whole hotel. free wifi in the rooms free computer use in the lobby. rooms are nice, but the sea view is a bit overrated (the balcony overlooks the street). beds are uncomfortable. bathrooms are neat. location is great. breakfast buffet is good too

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Location is simply the best, on the maim street of Positano, and two steps from the little road that goes down to the shops and the beach. Hotel is very cute, great breakfast, super clean and staff is friendly. I really enjoyed my staying there, if you are looking for an average price beautiful little hotel, this is it.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

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.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel La Bougainville
Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 25, 84017, Positano, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Positano
#14 Family Hotel in Positano
#15 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Bougainville 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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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