Covo Dei Saraceni

Address: Via Regina Giovanna, 5, Positano, Amalfi Coast, Campania, 84017, Italy | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Via Regina Giovanna, 5, Positano, is near Sul Sentiero degli Dei, Spiaggia del Fornillo, Spiaggia Grande, and Palazzo Murat.
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          Historical Traveler Reviews Covo Dei Saraceni Positano

          Not a 5 star


          I read the mixed reviews and decided to give Covo a shot. Definately not a 5 star. I stayed in five 5 star hotels during my trip to Italy.

          Covo's rooms are dated and is in serious need of renovation. I visted other 5 stars in Positano. Sirenuse was a clear step above. Be get what you pay for. Covo is cheaper and Sirenuse is NOT.

          However, if you can accept a 3 star at a cheaper price, Covo will do.

          But don't be fooled by the supposed "5 star" designation! Also it is on the wrong side of the hill for late afternoon sunshine (in the shadows).

          Not 5-Star - had a great stay - would stay again!


          The reviews I read helped me to prepare myself for the fact (although quite nice) that this hotel is NOT a 5-star hotel, as they claim (and the reviewers were 100% correct). But, I would absolutely stay here again AND The Covo was cheaper than the Le Sirenuse and Il San Pietro.

          The location is great, I did not find it noisy as other reviewers had claimed. If you plan to visit neighboring Islands such as Capri, the hotel is located very close to where the boats dock and the beach. The breakfast room is gorgeous as is the pool area. Initially, we wanted to stay at Il San Pietro, but they were fully booked. Please allow me to make a suggestion; have lunch (or evening cocktails in time for sun set) at San Pietro (best to visit here during the day) and dinner at Le Sirenuse. Dinner at Le Serinuse was the most incredible and romantic experience of my life. The food was incredible as was the service (they also provided live music). If you have to stay at a 5-Star, stay at Le Sirinusesorry liked it better than San Pietro (which is also a bit remote). San Pietro was as stuffy as it was overrated and the dinner ambience was not nearly as incredible as Le Sirenuse. My suggestion, save some money and stay at Covo, have lunch and dinner where mentioned above. enjoy!!

          Loved Covo


          I had a beautiful time. The suite we stayed in was draped in all white, and the balcony jutted out, overlooking the sea. The service was appropriate for the price range, and the location was perfect. You can walk around the mountain, and there's a hidden little restaurant that serves great evening fare! It was everything I expected and more.

          Definitely not a five star. Get Terr room.


          We were looking forward for a year to our trip to Positano. Since we

          needed two rooms we picked the Covo over the Le Sireneuse (big

          mistake). The Covo is on a noisy waterfront (pebble/gravel beach). The

          standard rooms are pitiful- similar to a quality inn type. The jr

          suites with balconies vary so much- don't count on that category. The

          ONLY category to book is the jr suite with TERRACE. One of them has a

          jacuzi on the terrace. The decor of the rooms and lobby area are

          disappointing compared to the 5 star Le Sireneuse and San Pietro. Yes

          the Covo is less $. It should be a four star. The air conditioning does

          not work well. Ask for a high floor.There is not a gym there. Three

          nights is enough to see the Amalfi coast.

          Ideal Honeymoon Location


          The Covo Dei Saraceni exceeded all expectations for our honeymoon. We spent 4 nights there at the beginning of June before moving on to Sicily. It gave us the relaxing start to our holiday that we really needed.Our room was not huge, but the balcony and the views of the bay made up for it. The service in all parts of the hotel was impeccable, knowledgable and very helpful, but not over-powering.Parking is a nightmare, but we found space in the Madara car park and it's friendly and secure. Expect to pay 25-30euro's for 24hrs.It's true that the sun does drop behind the hotel relatively early (6pm in early June), but then the pool closes at 6pm anyway. There are wonderful resturants in Positano itself, but the Covo resturant is a real draw and it's very relaxing watching Positano night life go by as you eat your meal.We'd both go back in an instant and stay at least 7 nights rather than the 4.

          Buyer Beware and look elsewhere


          I am surprised at the entusiam of previous reports. The Covo has a ghastly location albeit very good views of the sea. It is very noisey and worthy only of a 3 star grading. The sunshine disappears from the terrace at about 3 45 in Spring /Early Summer so you have to get up really early if you want a day by the pool. It's very expensive for the quality of everything. I can't recommend it and would not dream of going there again.

          Absolutely fabulous!!


          Amazing The covo was fantastic. The location is sublime. We had a junior suite which was tastefully furnished. The pool area jutting over the beach is hard to leave - but Positano is great to explore.

          Great Location and Wonderful Views


          Our stay at the Covo was enjoyable. We reserved one of the more expensive executive suites. Our room was quite large with a pullout sofa and a small balcony overlooking the bay (Benissimo!). Some of the executive suites have large balconies and jacuzzi tubs for two--to our disappointment--ours did not. So, if that's what you're looking for, you should make a reservation directly with the hotel. Also, our airconditioning was broken. We were told that it had not been turned on as of yet (May 2). However, we met another couple who told us that their a/c was working just fine. The location is ideal--just steps from the beach, the pier and numerous restuarants--making it easy to go places without climbing up and down hundreds of steps. Since the hotel is located in a pedestrian-only zone, use one of the several parking garages located nearby and hire a porter to transport your luggage. Parking at the Mandera Lot was 25 Euros/day, portage is 4 Euros/bag. It seems complicated at first, but it worked out just fine. The hotel has two restuarants, a nice pool area, and a lovely breakfast room overlooking the bay. We would go back.

          Stay in a 5 star for the price of a 4 star


          My wife and I have stayed in Positano twice now and the Saraceni has been wonderful. We had friends who were paying more than twice as much to stay in Le Sirenuse just up the hill and we all felt that our room, location and service was as good or better. Have had friends stay at most of the four and five star hotels in the town (for a big wedding) and the general consensus was that the Covo dei Saraceni was the best overall (especially the location). The standard rooms are completely adequate in size. We're trying out a suite this summer (2003) so we'll report on if the larger rooms are worth it.

          Hidden Treasure


          I visted Covo dei Saraceni last spring with my husband and was stunned and amazed at the hotel, the service and the absolutely magnificent location in the quaint town of Positano.

          It was everything and more than anyone could imagine at a seaside resort on the Amalfi coast of Italy. One of the most magnificents coasts in the world, with many restaurants, shops cafe's, interesting hotels tucked away inbetween 13th century buildings and churches.

          Very unexpected and addictive to say the least. Also a stones throw away from the harbour which provides boat transportation to Capri, Amalfi, Sorrento, Naples etc.


          TripAdvisor Reviews Covo Dei Saraceni Positano

          4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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