Hotel Buca di Bacco
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... up a conversation and were very glad we did. Helen and Ryan were from Yorkshire and were on their second trip to Italy. Close in age we found they had a lot in common with us and the conversation carried all throughout dinner. They were fans of the same American TV series that we watch and we learned all about proper Yorkshire pudding and Northern England. It was a very pleasant ending to what had been an exhausting day.
Note regarding boat rentals: Despite ...
It was a long 5 hour drive to Positano from Florence and some heavy rain along the way on the A1 motorway. We decided to break our journey with a visit to Pompeii as it was so close to Naples. It was a good opportunity to stretch our legs after 4 hours in the car.
We arrived at Pompeii around 1600. An elderly man directed us into his car park which was across the road from the main entrance of the ruins. The car park was going to cost 8 Eu. He then proceeded to sell us the ...
This morning we visited a little internet café on the beachfront for breakfast – and free WiFi. We haven’t had a good connection everywhere, so communications (and these posts) have been a little patchy. We have 30 mins and just made it to post the last two days with a few piccies.
The weather is a little cooler today and some clouds have rolled in. This hasn't stopped the keen beach-goers who ...
... and sweet. Not long after our entree the waiters started a little bit of a show, and as it seemed we were the feature act. Firstly they bought us each a massive bow tied bib, and then they added an extra piece of table onto our existing table. At this stage I was very nervous at the spectacle that was being made and wondered exactly what it was we had gotten ourselves into. Moments later our soup came to the table on a massive platter, overflowing ...
... were a couple of plinths with a skull and cross bones atop each one. Never one to give up a geat photo opportunity, I thought, ‘I wonder what one of the skulls will look like with my San Francisco baseball cap adorning its bonce!!’ I re-read the notice and after being certain there was no curse attached to those mortals brandishing peaked heatwear decided to take the risk. In for a penny…and all that!!!
After another half mile or so, we arrived ...
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Great Hotel Near the Beach
The hotel was wonderful. First, the room was exceptionally large with a big terrace facing the sea. It was not fancy, but it was pretty. Second, the staff was very friendly and helpful. Third, the location near the beach was perfect for going down to get on ferries, rent boats, check on schedules, etc. We went on our honeymoon mid-May, stayed three nights there, and we would highly recommend it. The only caution I would add is travel light or be prepared to arrange for a porter as the road does not reach the hotel. We were prepared for this with small bags so we didn't have a problem. It was lovely.
Friendly and nice but noisy
Overall, we liked the hotel. It has a very friendly and attentive staff, serves a very fresh buffet and has pretty views. However, we had trouble with noise from our room (#12.) The room itself was great. It was spacious and had a terrace and two step-out balconies, but the restaurants below us were noisy until 5:30 am the Saturday night we were there! These people were loud! ! It was much quieter on Sunday. I would choose a quieter hotel next time, although we loved the staff! This beautiful location (Positano) deserves some solitude.
Great, Great, Great
We stayed here for 4 nights - this place is magical. The town is simply wonderful - like you walked into old world Italy. The food is great and the service at this hotel was outstanding! We rented a car with a driver ($300 for the entire day) he took us to the ruins and the most beautiful place I have ever been - Ravello! He was arranged through the hotel and we loved him - Antonello - he told us about every thing and took us to the best place for lunch - where the locals go. The room had an ocean view (I believe they all do) and the view from our balcony was priceless. This hotel is clean as a whistle and friendly, friendly, friendly! The manager (when we went) looked EXACTLY like Jackie Mason!
When I asked him if anyone else ever told him he said yes & spun around just like Jackie - it was a hoot! I had the best sandals I have ever owned handmade for me right on the street - we are going back next year for my - gulp - 40th! You can't do better than the Buca di Bacco!!!!!
Paradise in Italy
My wife and I spent 5 days in Positano in October, 2003 at the Buca di Bacco Hotel. Rooms offered "magical" views and were beautifully decorated. We had exceptional service and food throughout our stay and highly recommend this hotel to others for its service and ideal location. We plan to return to Buca di Bacco....soon!
The hotel is positioned in an excellent location, the management and staff were extremely polite and helpful. The room occupied was of a generous size and the verandah overlooking the ocean was a bonus. On the whole we were pleased with the accommodation, however the bathroom was not up to standard and needed cleaning and upgrading.
I stayed at Buca di Bacco in July on my honeymoon. Italy was extremely hot but this beautiful hotel in a perfect area made my stay incredible.
They took great care of my wife and I, making special dinner reservations at the most romantic restaurant in Positano, at the moste romantic table overlooking the whole town, on are last night. The rooms were very clean, the air conditioning worked incredibly well compared to any other hotel I stayed in Italy. It was a wonderful place to end are honeymoon. They even arranged for a car to bring us to Naples early in the morning, making sure to provide us with breakfast before we left. Great Place!!!!
My wife & I stayed 4 nights at the hotel during the second week of September, 2003 and we loved every minute ! The hotel, the staff and the located were prefect. We stayed in room # 34 - it was big with a beautiful terrace overlooking the water. I highly recommend staying at this hotel.
A must on any Italy trip
My husband and I spent the last part of our trip in Positano and it could not have been more perfect. Our hotel, Buca Di Bacco, arranged for a car service from the Naples train station (200 Euros round trip) that was worth every penny. Be warned though, the road to Positano, especially if you stay near the bottom, is VERY curvy. Take motion sickness pills! Despite the road, the village is quaint, charming, picturesqe, relaxing and beautiful. We were there the first week of September and the weather was perfect and most of the Italian natives on holiday had cleared out. Al Palazzo, Le Terrazze, and Dona Rossa were all fabulous restaurants. Dona Rossa has great food but you will need a taxi to get there as it is at the top of the mountain. There is also no view from the restaurant but the food is worth it. Le Terrezze is very romantic and right on the beach above Music on the Rocks.
Great Hotel. We stayed there for two nights during our honeymoon. The weather was very hot in Italy in July but our room had excellent air conditioning. We stayed in one of the nicest rooms in the hotel and it was worth the price. Perfect view of the main part of Positano and the grand spiaggia. Also, very close to the port where the boats arrive but far enough away to not be bothered by their noise.
Loved Buca di Bacco
My husband and I spent the first week of our honeymoon at Buca di Bacco and I can't recommend it enough. The location was perfect and you couldn't find a lovelier room and terrace than Rm #10. We stayed at Le Sirenuse the 2nd week and although it too was lovely, it's Buca di Bacco I'm recommending to my friends.