We have run out of superlatives - from the moment we arrived to when we left five days later, this place had us using them all.
From the gate on arrival there is a delightful walk along the terrace; to the right are a few seats overlooking the stunning view of Positano and the coastline, on the left a garden full of lemons, tomatoes, herbs, flowers, and if course, vines on the framework overhead.
Salvatore's greeting was special - a warm and beaming smile with a hand outstretched for a firm and welcoming handshake. This very soon was followed up with a tray of cold drinks and home made cakes, with time to chat with Salvatore and relax after a day of travelling.
The room we had was great, surprisingly large, with a small kitchenette, good sized bathroom and an ample balcony - with the stunning view of the coast. The sun was streaming in through the double doors protected by excellent shutters-cum-fly screens.
The bed was comfortable and plenty long enough - it is very unusual for me to be able to say this as I am nigh on two meters tall.
Breakfast comprised so many options I doubt I could list them all. Suffice it to say it includes homemade pastries, some of the best coffee I have tasted, yogurt and fresh fruit. Oh, and meats, cheese, bread, homemade jams... You barely need lunch!
There is wifi included in the room rate too, with ample bandwidth - so no excuses for not letting the family know what a good time you're having :)
You should be aware there there about 100 steps to climb from the road to the entrance. We were cautioned about this on booking so we expected it, also we had the offer of assistance carrying luggage up from the road. I am sure Salvatore would be equally willing to help all guests in this way.
The gate to La Ghiande is on the one of the many paths leading in to the forest and hills. Turning left at the gate takes you to the road, the village and the bus to Positano; right and it's up, up and err... up between a few more houses and terraced gardens in to the forest. Again superlatives abound as you walk amongst the trees, rocks, wild herbs and yes, those stunning views.
I have mentioned the stunning views many times in this review - but La Ghinade is so much more than a view! It is comfortable, spacious, and relaxing; the hospitality is great; the breakfast is delicious.
Just in case you had any doubts, I would recommend this B&B!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dipped in the green of the Coastal Amalfitana and far away from every noise the Ghiande in an ancient restructured colonic house and fine furnished equipped of all the comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- B&B Le Ghiande Montepertuso, Italy - Positano