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“Great value and location in Positano”
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Positano, Amalfi Coast, Campania

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AshesToPr...
Philadelphia
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Great value and location in Positano”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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My family group, consisting of five people, was too large for most hotels, unless we rented three hotel rooms, which was expensive. I found Casa Lara on TripAdvisor, advertised as a villa, and it appeared to be both reasonable in price, and large enough to accommodate all of us. It turned out to be a very good choice. Lara Capraro is the proprietor, and she will make all the arrangements for reservations, and provide instructions on how to get to the property. There are several parking garages near one of the main squares in Positano, and you can park there and have a porter take luggage to the apartment, or walk it down the hill yourself toward the beach (about a seven minute walk – much easier going downhill to the apartment, than coming back up to the square). Lara is a native English speaker, so that is a plus. Once you make contact about a rental, it may be best to get in touch with her by direct email or phone, as she appears to have some difficulty connecting to the TripAdvisor mailbox. The apartment is quite large, and is on the second floor level of a building she owns, about a two minute walk from the waterfront. It is a walk up, with two flights of stairs to reach the apartment. The apartment had multiple bedrooms, and two full baths, which easily accommodated our group of five. The location was great, on a quiet square, with a large outdoor covered patio. The apartment was very clean, with nice furnishings and fully equipped kitchen – a very good deal at the price charged (much less expensive than renting two or three rooms at a hotel). Water pressure for the shower was a bit uneven at times, but OK. Lara also has a tour company, and arranged for a tour to Capri (conducted by her cousin), that everyone in our group enjoyed and thought was a very good value. Lara provided many restaurant recommendations, which were great, and is very well known in the local community. If I were going back to Positano, I would much prefer to stay in Lara’s apartment than a hotel. I would highly recommend this location if you are planning a stay in Positano for more than a couple of days, and would like to have the comfort of your own apartment in the town.

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Liked best: Location close to the beach and many restaurants
Liked least: Walking up and down hill to get to main road and parked car
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chezzaire
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Haven I will come back too !”
Reviewed 25 October 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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This was such a homely yet exclusive apartment right over the square and 2 minutes to the sea. You become part of the life of Positano with its great restaurants and activities. We could eat in or out! Comfortable beds and a great host! Don't forget the Limoncello! Thanks Lara from Cheryle, kerrie & Deb (Australia)

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laneoakle...
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“So good, we extended our stay”
Reviewed 17 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

I went on a German/Italian vacation with a fairly large group including my boyfriend, my 14-year-old brother, my mother, sister and aunt. After Florence and Rome we traveled down to Positano for our stay at Casa Lara. I'd been to Positano before and warned my group about all the stairs, but we were delighted when we found Casa Lara right by the beach! No sore calves for us! As soon as we got to the apartment the neighbor let us is and called Lara. Lara had gone out of her way to set us up with a welcome basket and a few beverages in the fridge, which was so appreciated after our long day of travel. She was super sweet and showed us around the lovely apartment. She also gave us restaurant suggestions and a map highlighting nearby markets, boat rentals, and other things to see/do. It really felt like home. And our bed was so comfortable and clean! There were also orchids in the rooms After our 2nd or 3rd day there, we were enjoying our stay so much that we extended it by two nights. We spent out days on the beach or the beautiful patio or wandering around the town. It was perfect. We've already begun planning our next family vacation at Casa Lara. I wold recommend this rental to anyone. Thank you, Lara! We're still talking about it!

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Liked best: Lara herself and the location. We felt like locals.
Liked least: I can't say anything bad about our time here.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Jun 2013
Hello Jennifer,
I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time at Casa Lara and in Positano.
It was a real pleasure having you and your lovely family at the apartment.
I look forward to welcoming you all back soon.
Ciao,
Lara
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athomeinp...
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A wonder Home away from Home”
Reviewed 13 June 2013 for a stay in September 2012
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person found this review helpful

I have been staying at Casa Lara for years and I find it offers everything a person or persons could want. The Apartment is always very clean and I love that Lara usually has fresh flower in each room. The terrace is wonderful and a great place to enjoy coffee in the morning, a glass of wine in the evening and large enough for dinner for 8 (either a family or a group of friends). I love the location near the bottom of the mountain and the view of the water and the steps. Valerie and Lara are great in helping with booking reservations at hotel and of course the wonderful boat trips to Capri and Down the Amalfi Coast. I would recommend this apartment to familys, 2 or 3 couples traveling together or a group of friends. We love to purchase the local produce, fish etc and because the kitchen is so well equipped it's a great place to cook.

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Liked best: I love everything about this apartment
Liked least: Wish I could go more often
Travelling group: Solo
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cbag
singapore
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7 reviews
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“Great location, comfortable and clean apartment.”
Reviewed 2 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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person found this review helpful

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa Lara. The rooms were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. With 2 children and 2 elderly with us, we were able to spend quality time in the evenings together in the apartment comfortably and felt very much at home. Satellite TV was definitely a bonus for my husband! The location is great with good dining options within easy walking distance.

The apartment is a 6-7 minutes walk from the nearest carpark with stairs, so it is recommended to use the porter services if you have big luggages.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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