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Hotel California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having stayed in various hotels across continents if any hotel beats 5 star treatment after Westin is this 3 star hotel - Albergo California in Positano.

Due to a last minute trip, booked this hotel few weeks in advance mainly so for its view from its pictures and also because there wasn’t any other decent choice available due to Positano being highly touristic everything was full months in advance.

Like Westin after reservation the first thing that really touched us was their personal welcome email.

We stayed at this family hotel for 2 nights.
At the arrival itself we got a very nice warm welcome and an extremly efficient 2 minute check in.
One of the owners took us to our room and dropped our bags for us.
Never ever anywhere have i stayed in a double room which was so huge and comfortable. Truely Italian styled tiles, ceiling painted with figurines and a vintage chandelier and wooden furniture decked up the room.
The linen was really fresh, crisp and fragrant each day.

The main thing about the room and the hotel itself is it has not only preserved its old vintage feeling but have modernised the rooms so very well. Its equipped with a very well functioning air conditioning/ heating, telephone, minibar and all facilities needed which truley made me feel i was at home.
The bathroom again maintained its vintage style forcets and moulding and was well modernised with all the amenities needed.

The balcony offers a million dollar jaw dropping view of the ocean and all of colorful Positano!

The only one thing missing in the room is a tea/ coffee kettle. Hence one evening we asked for a cappuccino on the terrace and the way Mr John served us, more than made up for the lack of the kettle.
I have no words to describe his hospitality! A cup of cappuccino was served in a tray filled with biscottis, and fresh cold glasses of sparkling water! This is just one of the many incidents that touched us.

There was a fairly decent breakfast spread served on the terrace with splendid views.
The torta di mele served at the breakfast was incredibly delicious.

Having visited all through Positano, i can for sure say this hotel’s location is the best in all off the city.
It's located just a few minutes away from the bus stops, city centre, shops and beach all the same.
The view offered from this hotel is the best from any point in Positano as marked on the map too, the viewing point is just across the hotel!

Never have i given such good ratings to any establishment but this hotel without doubt deserves it for many reasons and mainly so for how it treats its guests not just like another customer but truely like a big Italian family member.

We truely were touched by your hospitality Mr John and if ever so we visit Positano again we shall be staying with you without doubt.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank xman7520000
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Had a great stay at Hotel California. Breakfast was good each morning. The peach juice was amazing. Fresh fruit off the trees behind the hotel.
The staff was great, especially John. He helped us out all the time. Able to answer all our questions. Free parking.
Beautiful views from the room.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
Thank Maureen K
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

I absolutely loved our stay. The breakfast was great, with fresh fruit and classic baked goods, along with a barista who can make whatever you ask! We were about a 15-20 minute walk from the beach. The only thing I wouldn't recommend is the private patio room you get that's on the main floor, it really doesn't make much of a difference. But other than that, the staff were patient with us, and we also got ground level private parking below the hotel (for an additional charge)!

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Olena S
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Hotel California (and yes they’ve heard them all) was the most wonderful surprise of our 12 day tour of Naples and Amalfi Coast! The view from our room was magnificent, and our room was large with a good size balcony with a second smaller corner one. The dining terrace offered the same great views of the Positano harbour and made for a lovely breakfast and dinner location. The breakfast had a good selection of cold and warm foods and the evening meal was very good. The staff are mostly family members and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. One little extra (and we found it at several hotels), the beer and prosecco were reasonably priced at 2 & 2.50 Euros respectively. The hotel is located quite a way from the ferry dock and we chose to walk the distance but there is a bus service and taxis and even a baggage service, but we did not inquire about any of them. Overall, the views from Hotel California are all you need to recommend it, that it is a great hotel only makes it better!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Valleyguy2008
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The best part of this hotel is the view. The breakfast is lacking. The bed was not particularly comfortable. The customer service was good. For the price, I think this hotel is a good option. However, there may be better hotels in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank MALCleveland_Ohio
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