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... off on the Vespa heading south down to Amalfi. It was a very nerve wracking and slow start down the mountain as we got used to the narrow roads and the fact we had to drive on the other side of the road .... we had travelled for about the first 500m before we realized we were on the wrong side of the road ....LOL .Anyway we had a short stop in Positano for some sunblock and a backpack then it was back on the Vespa again. Rode about ...
... and for most of the afternoon they adorned our balcony ... the place looked almost Chinese for a while!)
We do seem to have our "toilet" experiences this trip. Last evening - in a weird set up where our desired dining location "Collina" appeared to get it's orders from various places around town, ie the pizza came from across the road, the beers appeared to come from the local bottle shop and the mains came from ...
... about Positano. After some time, a huge group of seniors, a good 30, arrived at the bus stop. There had already been several people waiting at the stop. There was a female police officer at the stop that had to do crowd control so that the bus could pull over from the extremely narrow street. When the bus finally arrived, all the seniors began crowding on. There was a lot of yelling in Italian from both the seniors and the police officer. I think she was trying to confirm that they ...
... found a sheltered spot behind some rocks. Millly and Lachy were the first in, I slowly followed, and it was cold.The sun was shining though. We all braved the cold and were very pleased we did. Ro decided not swim in his undies although he was in the water for a brief time but needed to capture the events on camera. Josh eventually went in also. Now we did have to strip to put our clothes back on and use our shirts as towels but it was all worth ...
... leave the driving to professionals, and when its time to park the car, its so expensive, so normally you will not stay long in each one.
This is the kind of place, where you can breath and relax, the mountains are full of limons, later they will make limoncelo with tem, so before they collect them, the smell its amaizing.
So it has all the things, that makes the trip perfect
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Historical Traveler Reviews Le Sirenuse Hotel Positano
The New Love of My Life
I have fallen completely, totally in love! My husband & I went there (on suggestion from our travel agent) for our 13th anniversary. It was instead our 13th honeymoon. The view out our window was breathtaking, the room was unbelievably beautiful, the staff very helpful & the restaurant had delicious food. A breakfast buffet was included with our room complete with champagne! It is a charming town & we will be back and stay at Le Sirenuse.
I stayed at the Sirenuse in Positano with my husband. We had a junior Suite with a balcony overlooking the coast. Brilliant view from our room and from the poolside restaurant at lunch time. Excellent service throughout the hotel. Dinner in the hotel was first rate. Good gym and spa.We did try other local places to eat, la tre sorelle on the beach was best value and great service. Blacks next door was ok with not great service (sullen waiters). The Saracens Cove was very good food and very attentive service. Probably a better view through the massive glass windows during the day when the lights from inside are not reflecting back at you.The buses were great value 2euros to Amalfi and the view as it drove along the coast road was beautiful.The lemons!! Never seen such monster size lemons. Sounds odd but it is so.Disappointing to find one of the highly recommended restaurants closed until the end of March - Bocca di Bucco.Excellent car service met us at Naples airport and took us back to the hotel 100euros. Same car service took us to Pompei and waited for us for as long as we wanted (3 1/2 hours eventually) and took us back. 175euros. All arranged through concierge at hotel.
Average at best
The hotel is beautiful. The rooms even superior are small, nothing fancy. The views gorgeous. The food, average. The staff are indifferent which is alarming at this price point. Better off to fly to the islands of Greece (Santorini) for more spectacular views & better beaches. All in all pleasant but hardley worth the hype & expense.
This hotel was honeymoon bliss for us. We found it to be charming, beautiful, unique and sophisticated. We stayed in one of their nicer rooms. We had a lovely view and slept with the patio doors open all night listening to the sound of the ocean. I thought the setting of the main restaurant was so romantic, but very disappointed in the food. We ate the next nights at Dona Rossa, which was the most incredible food I have ever had. The hotel service was fine - I didn't find the front desk group to be particularily friendly, but everyone else was. Highly recommended if you want to spend the cash!
Paradise at Le Sirenuse
Le Sirenuse was like Paradise. Quite possibly one of the most beautiful places in the world. The hotel itself is immaculately clean and the service is amazing. The spa was wonderful and the pool/terrace beautiful. Rarely do I find a hotel where I don't mind hanging out in the room. The rooms with terraces are great. Breakfast/restaurant was delicious with impecable service. I would highly highly recommend this hotel for a relaxing vacation.
Poor value for money
We wanted somewhere special for my 50th birthday. Le Sirenuse seemed right, but we were very disappointed. We booked a luxury sea view room - the room they offered us was directly next to the pool with no view at all (and no terrace to sit at). After complaining they moved us to a lower level to a room with a view. The room did not qualify as 'luxury' - the bathroom was very poky - the shower was over the width (not length) of the bath so not enough room to shower in. The hotel is very expensive and quite simply not worth the money.
Le Sirenuse - a hidden gem!
We did not stay here as they could not accomdate us during the time of our stay. We did have dinner there and that is the purpose of this review. 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 want to stay at a 5-Star hotel in Positano and are trying decide between San Pietro and Le Sirinuse, stay at Le Sirinusesorry liked it better than San Pietro (we had dinner at both hotels). San Pietro was as stuffy as it was overrated and the dinner ambience was not nearly as incredible as Le Sirenuse. Although, we were not able to stay there, we will next time. INCREDIBLE!!
My wife and I have been to Le Sirenuse Hotel twice now, and I figured I would pass along our wonderful experience of the hotel. (I hate to call it a hotel, because this is no normal hotel, it is much much better) Both times we have stayed in a room with a balcony, which I would suggest. It is nice to get up in the morning and have some coffee on your own terrace and then walk down to have breakfast with everyone else. The food at the hotel is amazing. Some things can be pricey, but I think a lot in that area of Italy is pricey. The view can not be explained, there are very few like it in the world, it is just amazing. The staff at the hotel is top notch, and help with anything that you want. I have recommended this hotel to two other people that have gone over for their honeymoon and they have said that it was the best place they stayed in Italy. My wife and I would agree with them. Make sure you give yourself enough time to enjoy Positano and the small towns around there, you will not be disappointed. In one of the other reviews they wrote that it is a place that you will try to get back to for the rest of your life, they couldn't be more correct. We have been lucky enough to go twice and hopefully a third time isn't to far away!!!You will not be disappointed.Have fun.
One of the best places in the world!
Unfortunately, we didn't stay here...wish we had. However, our dining experience was priceless. The food, the service, the ambience--5 star +! Tell the hostess Emma and the waiter Daniel that Christine and Kent from Colorado sent you. If you can't afford a week--stay three (or even one) night. You won't regret it. If not, make a reservation for dinner/drinks on the patio at sunset--that's what we did. It was worth every euro.
Forever in love with Positano and Le Sirenuse
Once you visit Positano and Le Sirenuse, you will spend the rest of your life trying to go back. If your ideal vacation is filled with walking tours, afternoons by the pool, strolling to dinner, open air resturants, and people watching - this is a place you will never grow tired of.
The town supports roughly 2000 people. There is never a crowd. Time seems to slow as soon as you arrive. Every room in Le Sirenuse has an ocean view and the waves sooth you to sleep as the breeze keeps you cool in bed.
The natives take naps in the afternoon and only Americans are awake early enough for breakfast. There is plenty of shopping and local artists who sell their art and visit with you. I only found 1 person in the town who did not speak english. Many people speak 3 or more languages. With only 2 roads in the town of Positano, there is little traffic. You will walk everywhere - or climb stairs. Directions consist of mostly up or down the mountain. Walking the stairs and seeing the town is much more enjoyable than any gym workout.
The hotel is beautiful and the staff is very friendly. They will provide anything your heart desires - just ask. The food in the hotel is wonderful and the bars are well stocked. The pool and sun deck will take your breath away. They have the most beautiful view of the coast from their pool. There are lounge chairs for those who love the sun - giant umbrellas provide shade for those who don't.
By American standards - the rooms are small, but lovely. Not to worry, you will spend little time in your room. Everything is very clean. We kept the windows open the entire stay and never saw one insect. The hotel itself is very interesting. It is filled with art and artifacts from the area. The front desk can give you a printed guide to follow as you stroll through the hotel.
If you every do feel the need to leave, Le Sirenuse has planned day trips and guided tours that will get you out of Positano and see the ruins, islands, and country side.
This is a vacation of relaxation, peace, and calm. You will find no other place in the world that captures this as well as Le Sirenuse in Positano, Italy.