Looking For A Positano Hotel? 3 Tips To Find the Best Hotel For You!
Looking for a good hotel in Positano? Not sure where to start?
While there are few places in the world more breathtaking than Positano – a town along the Amalfi coast – finding the right hotel can be a challenge.
This is mainly because the town has a unique layout – it’s a town that is basically carved into the cliffs of Southern Italy. So instead of spreading out, it spreads up (and down to the beach).
That means the right hotel choice is crucial to getting the best out of your vacation time.
With that in mind here are 3 general tips on how to choose the best Positano hotel for your stay:
#1 Choose Your Location
There are basically 3 areas to choose from – hotels near the beach, hotels near the middle of the town (where the shopping area is located), or hotels higher up, near the top of the main road.
Each location has it’s benefits. For example, a hotel on the beach means you’re near the water – and only steps to the ferries that take you to Capri, Sorrento and other towns along the Amalfi coast.
It also means you don’t have to climb stairs to your hotel at the end of a day at the beach.
Hotels near the middle of town are close to shopping and lots of fantastic restaurants and cafes.
Hotels further up the hill offer some of the best views of the Mediterranean sea from your hotel balcony. They also tend to be more affordable than beach hotels.
So it really depends on what you’re planning to do and what’s important to you as to which location is best.
#2 Book Early
Forget the last minute deals in the case of Positano. It’s a small town – and fills up super-fast during the peak season. If you’re booking a month in advance for example, you may find that your choices are extremely limited.
Try booking at least a few months in advance. And for those exclusive, highly popular 5-star hotels (there are only about 4 of them), try to book at least a year in advance.
This also means you get a better room and can even save money (because you’re not forced to book a suite because it’s the only thing left).
#3 Take Advantage of Hotel Freebies/Discounts
Many hotels in Positano give you a free breakfast with your stay. Some breakfasts are better than others but it’s a great way to save on at least one meal of the day.
Also, it doesn’t hurt to call your hotel (once you can prove you’ve booked a stay with them) and ask about any free offerings they have.
For example, a couple of hotels I know offer free boat rides along the Amalfi coast or trips to private beaches. Others can get you discounts on a car service from the airport or train station.
While the high demand of this area means hotels don’t have to give a lot of freebies or discounts, it never hurts to call and ask! You might be surprised at what you get.
So those are 3 general tips to help you find the best hotel in Positano. The good news is that there are lots of stunning hotels to choose from no matter your budget or location preferences.
And once you’re in Positano, you’ll be blown away at the beauty and never want to leave!