Villa La Tartana
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVilla La Tartana Positano
Bellissimo!! We were so lucky, we got the same room I've seen on the internet! Great service, great place, great location, unforgettable!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa La Tartana Positano
Incredible family-runned hotel
First, my wife and I researched for two months on hotels for our trip to Italy for the end weeks of July 2004 and all I can say is that it surely paid off. Ths is a great family-runned hotel, thirty or so steps away from the beach whose staff makes sure that your stay is the most pleasant possible. Continental breakfast is served at your requested time in your room and on your balcony overlooking the beautiful seaview. Very clean and quaint, this 3 star hotel is absolutely worth the price quality ratio. The pictures on their website are accurate. Considering its location and comfort, this is a little jewel not to be missed. (Other hotels we recommend that we stayed are: Palladium in Rome, Adler Cavalieri in Florence, Ai Mori D'Oriente in Venice and La Minerva in Capri).
Quaint, Picturesque and Friendly
We stayed at La Tartana the last week of our honeymoon. It's a family owned B + B and it certainly is well worth it. Very affordable: make sure you get a sea view. Breakfast on the balcony overlooking the town and sea every morning was heavenly. The staff was friendly and helpful, Carmella helping us out lots! Very close to restaurants and shopping. It is not too far up, as Positano is nothing BUT hills and stairs.
Our family of 4 spent 3 weeks in Italy from May 15/04 ranging from Rome, Tuscany, the lake area and Venice and Villa La Tartana tops them all. Our room was spotlessly clean, spacious for all 4 of us, with a balcony overlooking a portion of the sea and walk area with stores. The continental breakfast was delicious, delivered to your room at the requested time each morning. The staff was pleasant and helpful. One night we had a fuse blow in our room killing the power to outlets only and upon our departure our bill was reduced for "all" the nights rather than just the one night we experienced the problem. It is close to the beach, close to restaurants, the little shops are steps away, an internet cafe was available closeby. Positano is a wonderful place to experience the Amalfie Coast and Villa La Tartana is a great affordable place to do it. It comes with high recommendation from our family.
You must stay!!
I would highly recommend this small hotel to anyone. We stayed here for four days while on our honeymoon. The hotel is located only steps from the beach. The staff is very friendly and the hotel was clean and comfortable. We slept to the sound of the ocean all night long.
GREAT PLACE GREAT SERVICE
wonderful staff, great position, clean, safe rooms. Nothing was to much trouble.
Highly recommended hotel and city
This hotel was outstanding. The staff was very friendly and very helpful with all of our questions. Our room was magnificent with two balconies that each looked out to the sea. The bathroom was large and the air conditioning worked beautifully.
The hotel is located about 100m from the ocean and was a two minute walk to the water. It's also centrally located to walk to all of the numerous local shops in the area.
If you stay at this hotel, you MUST have them make reservations at Cafe Positano for you. The owner of the hotel also owns the restaurant. We were treated to the single best meal of our two week trip around southern Italy. The service, the free drinks, the private balcony for two, the food, the atmosphere, the view of the entire city lit up at night looking out to the ocean, everything. It was sensational.
Absolutely LOVE this place
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. The employees are wonderful and SO helpful. The rooms are just beautiful with the hand-painted tiles. What a gem!
Great value for $$
We stayed at this wonderful B&B for 2 days and loved it. The rooms were new, clean with a great location and near the beach area. Rooms are immaculate, breakfast delicious and A/C to boot. All within walking distance. The pictures on their website don't do it justice at all (and these pictures are nice). The Caldiero family members are so accomodating and friendly, we would return anytime. Go to restaurant Il Guaricino...family run restaurant with a view to die for....and do park your car at Madara Garage...and tell them you are with La Tartana, your rate goes from 35 euros to 20 euros per day...better yet, don't take a car.
Loved the Villa La Tartana
We loved the Villa La Tartana in Positano. Excellent position, not too many steps, and lovely friendly service. Our room was huge, air conditioning was very effective, and bathroom very spacious. We were there June 2003, and found everything about the hotel great. It is a small, family run hotel, and that is one of the main attractions. Breakfast served in room, and view from room was partial sea view. Loved it!!!
Positano B&B La Tartana
We found La Tartana via a reference from the management at (the full) Villa Rosa (review on this site), and have to inform anyone interested that La Tartana was a very nice hotel (about 16 rooms in all). For $125 per night during September (high season), La Tartana provided us with an excellent view of the Mediterranean, a very clean room with CNN/BBC, and an excellent breakfast every morning on our private deck. The only downside was the many flights of stairs leading from the small pathways of Positano near the beach, up to reception, and then up 4 1/2 flights of stairs to our room.
The service was really our only complaint (a little cold), but it certainly wasn't enough to interfere with our enjoyment of this hotel.
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... test out the local wine at the hotel terrace bar. Three rounds later we decided the views were too good to leave so we ended up staying for dinner looking out over the ocean. The plan was to have room service on our balcony which also had the most magnificent views.
We are sad to be leaving Positano.
P.S - somehow sustained a massive bruise on my leg on the flight over. It must have been the way I slept across the seats. Photo attached but its not pretty view of my ...
... the girl who had helped us earlier with directions.
This place is very cute and rustic. It is literally on the side of the walk and probably no more than four metres square. The older man there prepares the food which I think is bruschetta or bruschetta and the girl the drinks. Beer, wine, lemon drink, lemon granita or limoncello. Seems like some odd liquid choices when hiking.
This place has tables and chairs built I assume by the man from scrap timber and ...
... piazza hand in hand in love. It was quite funny to watch them draping themselves all over each other and also the buildings and furniture in the square. They even got in a few photos on the church steps as the bride was walking down. After a few drinks and nibbles we decided to hit the road as once again it was building up to another evening storm so we got on the next bus out of there. On the bus trip from Amalefi to Solareno we ran into a problem about halfway ...
Next stop was Ravello which is perched quite high up. It is said to be less busy but we didn't think so. There were numerous shops selling porcelain. They were quite pricey. Debbie purchased a table runner.
Lunch was taken in Ristorante Villa Maria. The views were glorious. We enjoyed the food too. As last night's food was quite heavy, we chose a light lunch. Before long, it was time to return. The drive back ...
... fruit, cakes and a cream puff drenched in chocolate. And of course, the signature digestif of Positano, limoncello.
At some point a second bottle of wine arrived which we barely touched but we were able to take it with us. We left feeling full and extremely satisfied.
But alas, we were able to burn off half of our meal just getting home. 65 stairs up from the restaurant and the 220 up to Mamma Rosa. We had noticed earlier a lot of seeds on the steps, like the willow ...