Travel Blogs from Positano
The walk finished with the most spectacular stretch called " the path of the gods". Legend says the gods used this path to reach the sea. It truly is spectacular. We began by taking a hire car to avoid walking 3000 stairs or so from Praiano. The drive to the start of the walk was madness. Cars , motorcycles, pedestrians all sharing narrow roads …
I do not have anything I want to say about Naples. We walked over to the oldest part of Naples, as this is one of the main tourist places and not to be missed, apparently, and it was disgusting, loud, and full of mafia looking people and black as night Africans, that get up in your business. Get me out of ...
... to Pompeii we wanted to book our train ticket from Naples to Florence whilst here in Sorrento so that we only have to spend minimal time in Naples (for obvious reasons!) That done we can head off to enjoy the history and sites of the area. Arriving at Pompeii train station we had prepurchased tickets to visit Mt Vesuvius. This was an interesting tour and not what I was expecting. Cattle truck (not really but felt like it) up to the National Park and then transfer to a ...
... lift to the top to admire the magical views. Next we went to the take in the scene at the Blue (Azzure) Grotto which was closed due to the sea being too rough. Scenes were amazing. Next we wound our way down the mountain to Marina Piccola where we had a pasta and wine/beer while we overlooked the Mediterranean Sea, lovely lunch an improvement on the service but not up to the quality of the previous days lunch. Next we visited the town of Capri where left the taxi while ...
... 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 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Pasitea Positano
Had a great time at the Pasitea in Positano. The hotel is very clean, recently remodeled. Rooms are very nice, shower pressure is great and best of all each room has a balcony with sea views and the view is truly fantastic. Staff especially Enzo are very helpful including advising restaurants (we went to 8 different ones and all were excellent), Positano information, trips to Capri and Amalfi etc.) Be prepared to climb a lot of stairs. The Pasitea is about 35-45 stories above the beach and the stairs take about ½ hour to go down and 45 min to go up (and we walk fast). Cold buffet breakfast (included) is slightly above average for a 4 star hotel. Parking may be a problem as there is not much parking available in Positano. A bus that goes almost everywhere in Positano stops right in front of the hotel every ½ hour (costs only 1 Euro). We travel a lot and we had a super time, loved to the Pasitea and would go back any time
Hotel Pasitea is positively great!
We stayed at the Hotel Pasitea in July 2003 and had a great experience.
Our room was fantastic! Great view and huge! The jacuzzi tub was a nice feature. The staff was helpful and funny. We like the location of the hotel - somwhat in the middle of Positano - we got to see the top and bottom by walking all the stairs from our hotel. A postive experience I would love to relive!
We spent 8 days at the Hotel Pasitea in May 2003 and had a wonderful time. The hotel staff was very pleasant, especially Georgia, the young lady who seemed to do it all from luggage porter to barmaid. We stayed in one of the executive suites with a jacuzzi tub just inside the balcony door. The view from the large balcony is spectacular. The hotel is far enough away from the main tourist areas so that you do not have to deal with all the bus tours, but close enough to allow you to make the walk to & from the town centre. Of course, be prepared to walk. The restaraunts were all very good, especially the ones on the road into the town centre. You can't go wrong with any of them. The hotel is a great choice for those looking for a small hotel where you can enjoy yourself and who aren't looking for a lot of amentities and don't need a luxuary hotel.
Stayed there from 10/3-10. We had origanally requested an executive suite room with large balcony,but none were available.When we arrived,we asked if they had any larger rooms.They said there was one coming available the next day.We took it and it was the best room in the place-huge balcony,large living area.(i think maybe they gave us the room mentioned by the people in next review).Best of all,they didn't charge us anything for the upgrade. The manager,Tony, was a great help.recommended some excellent restaurants with local flavor,good food and reasonable prices.He also arranged for drivers to take us to pompeii and along the Amalfi cost.Unless you have a car,which we didn't and I don't recommend because the roads and traffic are horrendous,you can't take an organozed tout from positano.Drivers will take you antwhere you want to go and speak good English.You pay by the hour($30). There are also boats in the harbor that go to Capri,etc.However,they don't run when the sea is rough,which was about half the time we were there. If you go down the Amalfi coast,be prepared for long traffic delays.Long portions of the road are not really 2 lanes wide and the tour buses get hung up. Every restaurant we ate in was good.You don't need to eat in the high priced places by the church and waterfront.We stopped there only for drinks and snacks.On the road down to waterfront from hotel,there are several restaurants.We tryed them all and they were all good.You can also pick up drinks and food at several grocery stores on same road. Finally,the view from any room in the hotel is fabulous.You can't go wrong no matter what room you have,but the ones like ours had a huge deck-2 chaises ,two tables and chairs and beautiful trelises civered with bouganvilla between our room and others.Our room was number 33,but any of the thirtys are the best
Upon our arrival, we learnt that the room we had booked was occupied. We were told to go to another hotel which apparently belongs to the same chain as the Best Western. This hotel was unfortunately far less charming, and far from the center of Positano. We complained and were finally accomodated in one of the best hotels of Positano only to discover once we were back home that Best Western had debited my account for the room we had not occupied. We suspect that Best Western tries to maximize their occupancy by relocating people to their second hotel. I advise travellers to be very careful.
It was my dream come true visiting the Amalfi Coast and staying in Positano was the absolute best! Our accomodations were at the Hotel Pasitea where we found the gracious host to be of most help. The views were amazing and each room has a balcony that overlooks the wonderful sea. The lovely walk down the winding path to the waterfront is absolutely breathtaking. I would advise anyone to visit the coast once in your lifetime. It would surely be a most memorable trip.
We stayed at the Hotel Pasitea in July 2003 and it was great. I thought that the location was perfect, although you have to walk a lot of stairs to get to the beach. I would much rather stay at this hotel than one at the bottom of the hill or on a crowded street. The staff was very nice. The young lady who worked there was very helpful and extraordinarly nice and pleasant. I would reccommend this hotel and Positano to anyone. The advice that they gave us for a boat tour to Capri was wonderful and one of the best days of our trip. The terrace out of our hotel room was gorgeous and we used it often.
We just visited in May 2003 and we had the most wonderful time in Positano. The Hotel Pasitea was exquisite. We stayed in the jaccuzi suite. The terrace was huge with a beautiful view of the sea and the surrounding town. This was our first time in Italy and Positano exceeded all of our expectations. All of the staff @ Hotel Pasitea were very helpful with any arrangements or reservations we needed. It was so nice to wake up every morning and walk onto the terrace and smell the lemon blossums and enjoy such an exquisite view. We will be returning and will stay at the Hotel Pasitea.
We stayed at the Best Western Hotel Pasitea March 2003. The hotel was wonderful and better than expected.We stayed in a jacuzzi suite. The room was very spacious, nicely decorated and had a wonderful view of the sea.The hotel was recently remodeled. The decor is very fitting for it's location in a seaside village. It has tile floors throughout and is simply yet attractively decorated in blues, yellows and white.The service was excellent. We were greeted so warmly upon arrival, which after a hectic day of driving was really a bonus.I was skeptical at staying at a chain hotel in a quaint town like Positano, but it did not feel chain-like at all, and is locally owned by a gentleman who claims it as his only hotel. He works behind the front desk too.I was also skeptical about the quality given its relatively inexpensive price for Positano. It exceeded our expectations. It does not have a lot of amenities, such as a pool, restaurant, etc. We personally do not have a need for those types of facilities so it was not a problem for us, but if you desire those facilities--this hotel does not have them. They do have a 24-hour bar in the lobby and a breakfast buffet, and typical services such as laundry, excursion arrangement, etc.Good things to know--the car park consists of a few spots in a garage, the rest are basically parking on something similar to a sidewalk. Although normally this would be strange, it is not at all unusual for Positano. So a smaller car is better. Our rental car was a mid-sized Nissan and we could not fit into the "sidewalk" parking. Luckily there was enough room in the garage for us. If not, there is a private car park just down the street--fairly convenient and not up/down any stairs.There are several restaurants within a block or two. There is also a restaurant that is located way at the top of the mountain that will pick you up and drop you off at the hotel. I strongly recommend that restaurant--it was some of the best service we received in all of Italy on our 2 week stay.Only drawback was that because the floors are tile and the decor is simple without a lot of wall ornamentation, it was a little noisy. Sounds echoed down the hall, and our room was right near the lobby.We really enjoyed it an would stay there again if we ever returned to Positano.