Hotel Posa Posa
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... I think it's KM's .... not miles) it was 16 KM's of the most spectacular coastline we have ever seen. As seems to be the recurring theme of this holiday ..... It has to be seen to be believed. Stopped in a little town along the way to visit the Emerald Grotto. We had to walk down a few steps then get in an elevator which went down about 100m's ( quite an engineering feat really as the elevator has been cut into solid rock ! ) and opened ...
... went back at the scheduled time, the owner was not there, and the staff said she (the owner) had changed her mind.... we still find it odd when folk do not quite grasp the distinction "honouring one's word".....so be it... we humans are all so wonderfully perfect within our imperfections - and Lordy, we know a little bit about how imperfect we both are !!!
Onwards and forwards, Jan, thinking Bob was having a "Pop nap" while she was ...
... pieces are real art. The tabletops are made out of volcanic rock and painted beautifully. I asked the price on one small two-seater table with iron legs. It would be over €1000 including shipping to Canada. Wow. We settled on buying a couple of small items for the kitchen.
We stopped for lunch at L’Incanto, a restaurant right on the beach. We found chicken there! Chicken is pretty hard to come by in Italy we’ve noticed. I had a chicken salad ...
Got up earlier than we have been, so we could head off to Sorrento. Had to psyche ourselves into getting to bus stop. It is above the hotel and involves flights of stairs and a winding road. Flights of stairs. 15 or so steps per flight, each step 10 inches high and about 5 flights to climb...but we could take it slowly. Did that and finally got to bus stop about ten to ten. Great, according to timetable bus due to leave bottom of Positano at 10 past 10. Bus finally turns up ...
... all laid out in uniform rows and available for a fee €10 per person. With about five meters of a steeply sloping stone beach before the water, this was neither tranquil nor particularly lovely. We opted to walk to the far end of the umbrellas and chairs, where the "free beach" was located. It had no more or fewer stones, but a slightly more natural feel. (Perhaps we'll have better luck in Sicily or on the Gargano.)
Having laid ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Posa Posa Positano
A small jewel!
I spent the third week in May on the Amalfi Coast of which two days were spent in Positano. The hotel was recommended to me by the manager of my bed and breakfast in Sorrento, so I felt comfortable in his word. Well, what I found was close to heaven. Short and sweet, the hotel was perfect! Location, cleanlinesss and hospitality were all the way it should be. The room was spacious and nicely decorated and the view was absolutely postcard perfect from our terrace. While not cheap, if you're looking for a hotel that accentuates the pleasure of visiting Positano, make this the one. While it is not a 5 star, it absolutely is at the top end of 3 stars, and I don't hesitate in recommending it.
Posa Posa was wonderful!
From the time we first e-mailed the Posa Posa Hotel to ask for information and availability, we were charmed! Angelo immediately answered with a special offer, and contacted us again a few weeks later.
When we (five couples) made the decision to book at Posa Posa, Angelo and other staff members became our source of information for restaurant recommendations, info on what would and would be closed (in February), and transportation for daytrips. e-mails were answered promptly.
Our rooms were lovely, new and clean (junior suites), and the balconies had wonderful views of both the sea and the town. Breakfast was very good, and served in a lovely room.
Posa Posa added greatly to our wonderful memories of Positano!
Worth the price!!
Breathtaking views, excellent service. Let the staff make your reservation for Capri (the boats load up fast). Breakfast is superb.
Served graciously on the terrace overlooking the city and the sea. If you like to walk, its a distance to the beach, but the bus runs every 10 minutes , costs only 1 euro and stops at the front door. While at the beach look for the Chez Black restaurant. The dining experience that you came here for unfolds on your table. Only the angels eat better. Try the grilled sea bass (best I've ever had). Tell the owner (Salvatore Russo) what you think of the meal. He'll probably send over a glass of Lemoncello. Enjoy every minute. life's too short.
Lovely.This hotel is a small gem. Beautiful views from beautiful rooms and run by a helpful and courteous staff. Yes, it's a little expensive but it's Positano, a siren's cry from Amalfi, Ravello, and Capri.Situated at the top of Via Pasitea, prepare yourself for long, leisurely walks down to the beach. Stop along the way for some pizza, biscotti, or a gelato, but don't hurry back up.This is paradise minus the pool, but that's nitpicking. Posa Posa is peaceful, tasteful, and close to perfect.
A Room with a View
The view from our room was worth the expense. The staff at Hotel Posa Posa was extremely courteous, helpful, and reliable. The bathroom was large and clean. The view from the restaurant of the hotel was beautiful.
This was a very comfortable hotel.
Hotel Posa Posa....
This hotel has the most magnificant views inclusive of the restaurant on the 4th floor where breakfast is served daily. I also liked the fact that it was not in the center of town, personally enjoying the walks to and from the beach. I have one valid dissatisfaction, I do not think that my room was as clean as it could (and should) have been (though the terrace view was spectacular). I had a junior suite with a jacuzzi and felt that the cleanliness (of the bathroom in particular) was more than lacking thus not wanting to utilize the jacuzzi. If this situation was to be (and should be) greatly improved I certainly would recommend this hotel as it really is quite lovely and a great value.
Quite a hike
2 couples spent 3 nights at the hotel posa posa in june. The hotel has just undergone a major renovation and it is really spotless and beautifully decorated. We were upgraded to a junior suite at no extra charge and the room was beautiful. The breakfast setting on a terrace was lovely as well. The hotel is away from the beach and on the one hand that is a blessing because it was quiet, on the other hand it is a long walk to the beach and town. Our only complaint which soured the stay a little, was that on the day of checkout we were offered a late checkout so that we could shower before leaving for the airport, and then unbeknownst to us charged a $50.00 service fee! Sort of left a bad taste in our mouths