Travel Blogs from Positano
... sort of guidance. I felt like a proud parent when they safely returned to me that afternoon.
I was certainly sad to see them go late into the night on Sunday, but I was happy to have the opportunity to see them after two months away from home, and an unspecified amount of time left until I return to America...
The next entry will describe my spring break adventures, so prepare yourselves for that!
... go around selling smalll bottles of beer. And people willingly buy it, sit down and enjoy the view. So in our wandering around we found a dark garden behind a wire fence just to the side of the steps overlooking the city,a quiet romantic spot all to ourselves, so we sat down. Then suddenly, 4 police cars came speeding around the corner, slammed their brakes on and several policemen with flack jackets and maching guns jumper out of the cars, almost ...
... The outskirts of Naples reminded us of Bangkok with dilapidated multi story units all in need of a good paint, washing hanging out the windows, not a place we would like to live, so glad we didn't stay there for a night. Our driver Rafael contacted our house host and organised him to meet us at a restaurant. So impressed we organised to be picked up for our return journey with a stop over at Pompeii for 2 hours. We were approached by 2 porters at a fee of 15 euro to take ...
... with the sea far below you on one side and hills of olives and lemons on the other. Scenery like this must be experienced!
Positano was a very quaint little town known for its linen's and pottery (since the pottery is made from volcanic rock, apparently if you get angry with your husband and hit him with it, the head will break but not the pottery...or so says the guide).
After a walk around Positano (and ...
... of mixed seafood all bought at the local fishermans markets early that morning. There are prawns, 2 types of fish, calamari, langoustine with a side of vegetables (zuchinni, eggplant and peppers) picked from the garden below me, and all grilled and drizzled yet again in the most delicious oil, garlic and herbs...and the vegetables have a hint of chilli....I ask the waiter to please let the chef know that this food is divine. We get chatting and he asks if I ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Gabrisa Positano
Away from the action
The Villa Gabrisa is located in north Positano i the next cove up. It is a bit high up..the place is very pleasant and clean. the bacony and terraces are on the main road and very noisy with buses and vespas....we had a suite but the bedroom and sitting room should have been switched as to help with the noise at night. you can get a bus back after you have walked down but it takes an hour..the restaurant was good but very expensive and there is no free breakfast here...the staff comes in late after 8am
We loved our room and terrace at this hotel. The terrace had a wonderful view of the beach and the cliffs.
We preferred the location further up the hill than the other hotels, away from the bustle of the beach, and the view and better from high up. But some people might find the walk and the stairs far from the centre of Positano.
We also enjoyed the food at the restaurant in the evenings. The food was good, and we got a small discount for being hotel guests. Breakfast, however was just basic.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Villa Gabrisa...great place. We stayed in one of the suites and it was HUGE! Especially compared to all of the tiny European hotel rooms we were getting used to. Positano is an expensive place, but this hotel was really affordable, not ostentatious and lovely. The room could certainly stand to be updated, (light pink hot tub installed around 1979, I'm guessing) but it was very comfortable and having our own kitchenette and lots of space to move around was really nice. We had breakfast brought to our room every morning. It was pretty standard and just fine (buns, yogurt, etc.).
Great value and huge, romantic balconies with view for all rooms
Villa Gabrisa is a little gem. It is a family run operation and they speak good English. There are only 6 rooms available but all the rooms have sea views and expansive, beautiful balconies where you could see the cliff, Positano town and the sea at the same time. The restaurant is excellent (though food is a little on the sweet side). Service is impeccable and very warm. Breakfast could be improved. But great value for money. Highly recommended.
A Very Special Place
My partner and I stayed at the Villa Gabrisa for four glorious days in early September 2004. This small hotel tucked away in a corner of Positano is truly a find. The rooms are beautiful and large, the view of the sea from the balconies is impressive and the rates are well worth every euro. The family who owns the hotel is accomodating. Even the hotel restaurant is very good. Overall, this is an excellent value in one of the most beautiful places in the world. . . Positano!!
If you are looking for a small hotel in Positano, look no further than the Villa Gabrisa.
Great honeymoon spot
We stayed in the Sirio room, which offered a fantastic, yet private view of the sea and the town off of the large porch - perfect for sipping a bottle of wine or a quite breakfast. The family that runs the Villa Gabrisa is very nice and helpful. The restaurant is also very good. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling in the area, even over the higher end hotels.
Comfortable Rooms, Nice view
Our room (Nereo) was very spacious (especially by European standards).
The terrace was also big and view was marvelous. The place is family run and they were very helpful with everything. I would highly recommend this place for Positano stay.
What a View!
We arrived in Positano without a room. The Villa Gabrisi took us in, showed us the room and we fell in love with the place- large room, full bath and a fridge with a reasonably priced mini-bar. The terrace was spacious with a view of the ocean and the cliffs. The host was a transplanted New Zealander who made our stay in Positano a memorable one. She recommended restaurants and shops that we found to our liking.
How can you not love Positano, especially at the Villa Gabrisi.
Great small place to stay in Positanot
(6 rooms) - rate included breakfast delivered to our room and eaten outside on terrace (and good American style coffee); amazing balcony/terrace and great location high enough up for nice views from room; helpful English-speaking staff; large room and nice bathroom; superior experience, unmatched stay in Italy (and this was our honeymoon, so obviously this was a romantic place)