Il San Pietro di Positano
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Ravello founded in the 5th Century along the Amalfi Coast and located in the hills far above Amalfi with stunning view of the Mediterranean.
We enjoyed the day driving the Amalfi coast and a stop for lunch at Palazzo Avino in Ravello.
We took a boat tour of the Emerald Grotto one of the local gems. Well-known in the 19th century, …
Today we explored the charming towns of Sorrento and Positano. Walking the narrow streets with Mediterranean harmony and incomparable beauty.
We stopped to have lunch at The San Pietro hotel where emotion and memories are created and never forgotten. We enjoyed the day so much we dashed back to ship grabbed 2 days worth of cloths and we …
... matters worse we had both neglected to put on sun screen until we'd spent several hours on the open water. We were both badly sunburnt which we hadn't really noticed until we made it back to the hotel and calmed down. After a cool shower and some Aloe we headed into town for a quiet dinner. We happened to end up at a table that was inches away from another couple who sat down at the same time as us. By the time we got our drinks it felt like we were dining with them so ...
... towering in the centre, was that it is so imposing, being situated at the top of the magnificent staircase. This is a 9th century church dedicated to Apostle Saint Andrew which has a beautiful exterior matched with internal art with many interesting things. We wondered around in the narrow streets snaking through olive groves, stopping at various streets, we found a little market; where they were selling sweets so we all bought some.
At one fruit ...
First of all I would like to dedicate this blog entry to Karen Capri Tozzi - for the entire time I was on my journey yesterday, I thought about her all day long! I know she would like to be here, so I will make this entry as detailed as possible.
Yesterday we ate breakfast like we normally would, however as soon as we were done with breakfast, two good looking Italian gentleman were waiting on us in the lobby. Enrico and, you will have to forgive me, the other's ...
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My husband and I stayed here on a recent trip to the Amalfi Coast and were truly impressed with our experiences there. Although we were clearly the youngest couple there (we're in our early 30's), we were treated as graciously as anyone else.
The only comment that could even be construed as mildy negative, was that upon check in we were asked if we wanted to upgrade to one of their "special rooms" that started at 700 euros! They insisted on showing us said rooms. Thankfully, my husband veteoed that idea!
THe views were spectacular, the food divine.
Just back (April 2004) and marvelous time. Ignore the thin-skin comments about service. Front-desk is business-like and reserved, but effective. Staff overall very accommodating and pleasant. Site away from Positano centre is welcomed, and on-demand shuttle makes it accessible. In short, beautiful place, amazing architectural achievement and well worth visiting.
... when it was manned by one of the serveral eldery men who obviously thought most guest were way beneath them. I cannot believe that this hotel gets any repeat business. The location is superb and the beach area downstairs lovely which makes up for the tiny swimming pool which, at the time of our stay, had Pasquale 'looking after the guests' which meant that should you move the sunbed an inch out of line he made his displeasure known. Very stressful it was! The breakfast was appalling - very Travelodge (a cheap budget hotel chain in the UK) - packaged cereal and the whole meal plonked down in front of you at once! There was a prevailing attitude from some staff, particularly the front desk, that you should think yourself lucky that you were allowed to stay there! The final straw was a very unwelcome scene on checkout when we discovered that the newspapers couldn't be put on the bill but had to be paid in local currency as we hadn't got any left we offered to send them a cheque from the UK. It was touch and go as to whether they would allow us to leave. My advice is to give this hotel a wide berth and stay at the Sirenuse I only wish we had!
I agree that the hotel is overrated and I also did not care for the service. A female friend of mine and I each had booked one of their "special" rooms, of which at that time (October of 2002) there were only three. I must have been asked 2 or 3 times a day whether I understood the prices fully. The rooms were in the neighborhood of $500 and $700, respectively--but I can't imagine that they would have double-checked with a man or a married couple incessantly. I understand that it's a different culture, but they have a huge American clientele, and I cannot believe we were the first women to have ever checked into the Il San Pietro who could afford it without relying upon men to pay.
My husband and I spent 7 glorious nights at Il San Pietro. I first learned about this hotel on the Discovery channel and made it one of my life goal's to visit this unimagineable place. Three years, and much research, later.. I found myself sitting on a colorful ceramic bench in, what can only described as, paradise on earth. It was like nothing else I had ever experienced. Upon our arrival my husband wasn't feeling too well. They let us check in early and brought the most wonderful fresh tomato, basil & mozzeralla sandwiches and lemon drinks to our room. The service was impeccable. The lobby was idylic (I can almost taste the champagne bellini's and mouthwatering green olives) We enjoyed strolling the grounds that were abound with hidden paths and sprawling herb and vegetable gardens. Everything picked fresh daily.
Paradise honeymoon experience
We were married in Florence in September and spent several days at the Il San Pietro for our honeymoon. The service was amazing and the views incredible. Breakfast on your terrace is a true delight and we also had a wonderful meal in their restaurant. We thought the setting was paradise and vowed to go back on our anniversary!
Unbelievable!! An 11/10. One of the nicest hotels in the world.
Virginia (the owner's niece) is a lucky woman to be running this hotel.
I would go back in a second. Ask for room 23.
Quiet Luxury and Beauty
If you want luxury, with a touch of peaceful tranquility, this is it.
Pricey, but worth it. Our room was wonderful, the view spectacular. The staff were cheerfully attentive but not intrusive. You can stay at the best place in Positano itself and rub elbows with the crowd, but if you are looking for wonderful serenity, an incredible view, a staff that treats you like you are truely their guest, this is it.
I went here on my honeymoon and was not disappointed at all. The most perfect place in the world. Can't wait to go back. Do not miss the complimentary daily boat rides.