On this page - A list of some of our top picks for Positano hotels.
A few tips about staying in Positano. The main road above Positano can be quite busy so beware of anything that is above the main road.
It can be okay to be on the main road as long as you are below the road. In fact a lot of good Positano hotels are in this category.
Heading east out of Positano towards Arienzo the walk is flat and easy so getting to town on shankes pony is okay.
Accommodation to the west is a bit more of a challenge. This area is very steep and can be quite a climb, but the views are huge. Check to see if these hotels run shuttle services to town, a lot do.
This is truly 5 star, arguably the best of all Positano Hotels. The hotel has a total of 62 bedrooms and suites, all leading out on to private terraces and balconies overlooking the sea.
Perched on a clifftop there is a fennicular to take guests down to the private beach. It is approx 2km east of Positano. You could walk to Positano as it is reasonably flat and has some great views. They do run a 24 hour shuttle service.
The restaurant is Michelin Star and has a fantastic outlook...not cheap. Facilities include; swimming pool, tennis court, gymnasium and wellness centre. They have a 44 foot boat for charter and transfer available as well.
Price Range per room (including breakfast) 450 to 1400 Euro per night.
Il San Pietro images.
One of the great hotels in Positano on the western heights. Very elegantly furnished. The hotel has wonderful views back to Positano. This part of Positano loses the sun in the early evening because of the imposing ridge behind to the west.
There are 70 rooms/ suites all with balconies or terraces, 3 restaurants, a swimming pool and a fennicular to take you down to the private beach.
This Positano Hotel is popular for conferences and also they have 2 boats for private charter.
Price range per room is 250 to 650 Euro per night.
Le Agavi images.
Run for 50 years by the Aonzo family the hotel is centrally located just above the main beach and to the west. Poseidon has great views with the benefit of being an easy walk to the centre of town and the beach.
Downside can be losing the sun in the late afternoon. Do your lounging around the pool in the morning or early afternoon. 50 rooms all with private balconies.
Note that not all rooms have sea views so make sure you know what you are getting.
Room rates are from 240 to 650 Euro per night
Images of Hotel Poseidon
Hotel Pasitea - Best Western
The hotel enjoys a sunny elevated position to the west of Positano village. Rooms have huge views out to the sea and are well decorated.
The rooms have hydromassage tubs for relaxing in and taking in the views. It is a 20-30 minute walk to the village and it is steep coming back up.
Room rates are 200 to 350 Euro per night.
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If being down on the beach is your thing then this or Pupetto should be your choice of Positano hotels. This hotel is at the western end of the main beach in Positano but has just enough elevation to give an interesting outlook. Here you will be right in the action. Swim at the beach or in the hotel pool.
Room rates are from 250 to 520 Euros per night.
Images of Covo Dei Saraceni Hotel
Hotel Miramare has been run by the same family since 1946. Bougainvillea abounds with a great location close to the main village and beach.
All 15 rooms have private terraces with views to the sea.
It's worth spending the extra for one of the three special rooms. 209 has a glass wall above the bath. The shower in 210 has a full-height window and a glass bedroom wall opens to a large terrace. If you can't get one of these rooms get a deluxe double.
Room rates are from 135 to 400 Euros per night Apartments are 370 to 450 Euros per night. (3 to 4 people)
Images of Albergo Miramare
If you are looking for good value out of the main town, this is it. When I say out of town it is an easy 10-15 minute walk. It also has the benefit of a track down to Arienzo beach.
Gilda has 3 roomy apartments which all look out to the sea. Apartments are very handy for preparing your own meals but I would have to say that because the breakfasts are so good at Gilda and the ristorante in Positano are aplenty you don't really need a kitchen.
You could not wish for better hosts than Gilda, Daniella and Rosa, they are so friendly and helpful. There are great views back towards Positano from the main terrace.
Rates are about 50 Euros per person per night including breakfast.
Images of Holiday House Gilda
Situated to the west of the main beach and 300 steps up. This boutique Positano hotel has 20 rooms all with private balconies or terraces.
The views from the rooms over Positano are excellent and the hotel clean and tidy.
There is an in house restaurant.
Note: Most rooms have sea views but not all.
Rates work out to be 100 to 120 Euro per guest per night including breakfast.
Images of Casa Albertina
The Palazzo just west of the main beach has 11 rooms and a great location. It is an easy walk to the main beach or village.
Views from the rooms are excellent and they all come with their own private terrace.
This little B and B offers excellent value in this part of town and I am sure you will not be disappointed.
Room rates are from 110 to 180 Euro per room per night including breakfast
Images of Palazzo Talamo Hotel
This hotel is in an awesome spot just west of the main beach. It is far enough around to hold the sun for just that little bit longer and very handy to the beach and village.
Each of the 29 rooms affords excellent views from their own private balcony or terrace.
The restaurant terrace is magnificent with stunning views.
Rates are very reasonable and offers great value for this part of town.
Room rates are from 150 to 300 Euro per night including breakfast
Images of Hotel Montemare
Just around the corner from Positano this hotel overlooks the beach of Fornillo. If you like to be right on the beach and listen to the water lapping on the shore then this is the place for you.
There are 34 rooms that open out on to sea view terraces. Even the bathrooms have windows overlooking the sea. It is an easy walk to town, no climbing required. The hotel can be hard to find particularly at night. Even taxi drivers struggle.
I prefer the elevated views rather than being down on the waters edge, but each to his own.
Room rates are 130 to 200 Euro per room per night including breakfast
Images of Hotel Pupetto
Villa Rosa is on the road that leads down into Positano village. As such this may not be as appealing as some of those on the western ridge but it does have the advantage of holding the sun well into the evening. Views are over the rooftops of the village to the sea.
This is also a very handy location for access to the main village, well, you are in the main village. Charming roses adourn, as the name suggests.
There are 12 double rooms all with a terrace and 1 apartment.
Room rates are from 150 to 250 Euro per room per night including breakfast.
Images of Villa Rosa
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