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“Will definitely go back to this magnificent piece of Heaven on earth.”
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Hotel Poseidon
Ranked #8 of 38 Hotels in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 September 2012

We think that Positano is most certainly the most special place in Italy to be priveleged to visit. The Poseidon Hotel was an absolute delight in every way imaginable. The rooms are large and spacious with high ceilings. Comfortable bathroom and stunning patio that overlooked both the mountain and the ocean. The landscape envelopes you and you actually become the mountain. We will never forget those spectacular views. Eating breakfast every morning on the magnificent terrace was another speciality. Everything your heart desires is laid out for you. The staff are totally wonderful. Samer is the guest relations manager and he is always there offering sound advice as to where to go and how to get there. There is a little delhi right over the road offering the best mozarella, salami, tomato and basil samdwocjes, plus everything else you'd like to eat. You are right next to the best restaurants and can take a stroll down to the beachfront. We just adored having the pool at the hotel which is tended by a man who sees to it that you have your chairs and towells the minute you approach. We made excellent use of it. The five days we spent at the Poseidon in Positano will be one of our most precious and cherished memories and we would not consider staying anywhere else on our next visit. Thank you all at the Poseidon, we had the most special time. Moira and Allan.

Room Tip: We just asked for a room with a patio. It's all good.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Guest R, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Poseidon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2012

Dear Moira and Allan,
we can't wait to have you back here at Hotel Poseidon.
Thank you for this detailed review.
I have extended your comments to the rest of our staff particularly to Luigi the pool tender and they all send his warmest regards.
I had the pleasure of having you here and I really hope to see you again in the near future.
Sincerely
Samer
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

This is a really nice 3.5-4 star hotel located 1/2 way up the hill in Positano. Being in the center, it makes it easier to reach the beach and the top of Positano, than had you stayed at either extreme.
The service is wonderful, food at night is super. ( Don't miss Pizza night on Saturday...) Nor Sunday eve cocktails on the gorgeous terrace listening to the town's Mayor and buddy play traditional local music on mandolin and guitar. The view of town is superb! The 5th star is their Social Director, Samer. He makes you feel like you are the only ones at the hotel. Not stuffy, nor phoney, Samer will see that your stay there is first rate!

Room Tip: If you have problems getting about make sure your room is serviceable by elevator. Some rooms requir...
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Wayne R
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Guest R, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Poseidon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2012

Thank you for such a warm review. It was our absolute pleasure having you among us.
We are happy to know that your stay with us met your expectations and that you particularly appreciated the food and the evening atmosphere on the Hotel's terrace.
On a more personal note i am flattered by your kind remarks and I can't thank you enough.
We look forward to having you again with us.
Sincerely
Samer
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

After careful research on Tripadvisor, three friends and I decided to stay at Hotel Poseidon Positano during our 12 day tour of Italy. As both a seasoned world traveler and travel agent, I can state without reservation that Hotel Poseidson is one of the finest lodging experiences I have ever enjoyed. Do not consider anywhere else when visiting Positano and the Amalfi Coast.

Our rooms were beautifully appointed with elegant, traditional furnishings and unique artworks. The rooms featured huge, tiled bathrooms and private terraces measuring 15 feet by 15 feet. The public areas of the hotel are sumptuous and have a quiet air of a private villa as opposed to an impersonal hotel.

The view from Hotel Poseidon is unsurpassed. Of special note is the fact that all rooms face the south, so afternoon sun is not a problem like it is at the hotels with western exposures (where the private terraces and balconies become useless until after sunset).

From the moment of our arrival until our departure three days later, we were treated as if we were longtime friends or family of the staff. Everyone knew our names and made us feel as if we were the only ones staying at the 48 room hotel.

Breakfast is a delight on the terrace, and after one spectacular dinner in "Il Tridente," the hotel restaurant (on the terrace), we canceled our dinner reservation at a nearby cafe for the second night and enjoyed another special dinner at the hotel.

The pool is beautiful and quiet, service is impeccable, and views are most memorable. Simply put, we would not consider staying anywhere else along the Amalfi Coast, and we do not understand why Hotel Poseidon is not rated five stars rather than four.

Room Tip: Request a room on the highest level of the hotel for the best views.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Guest R, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Poseidon, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2012

Thank you for such a warm and through review. the title of which summarizes your experience at Hotel Poseidon and we can not be happier.
I have extended your comments to the rest of our staff particularly our restaurant's( Il Tridente ) staff and they all send their warmest regards.
It was our pleasure having you among us and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.
Sincerely
Samer
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

We selected the Hotel Poseidon in Positano after much research before our trip last May, and could not have been more pleased with our choice. Service and attention to detail were impeccable, including a sumptuous breakfast each day (offered in the dining room or served on our private terrace). Samer and the guest services team were most friendly, professional and accommodating, especially when our laptop experienced connection problems all week - they even offered their own laptop for our use. The view overlooking Positano and the sea was exquisite. We can't wait to return.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Guest R, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Poseidon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2012

Thank you for this review. We are very happy to know that your experience at Hotel Poseidon was up to your expectations. I have extended your comments to our staff members and they all send their warmest regards.
I personally thank you for your kind remarks and am happy to know that you consider returning to Hotel Poseidon. I am already looking forward for that.
Best regards
Samer
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Reviewed 12 September 2012

Just over a week ago my now wife and I had our wedding at the Hotel Poseidon. But our relationship with the hotel started far earlier via email with their guest relations manager and now someone I consider a good friend, Samer. Countless emails including location, menu, music, and flower arrangements were sent back and forth. Samer was always very accomodating, and handled the situation perfectly. He arranged live music, local flowers, custom built a menu for our party, and made the overall experience flawless.

When we arrived at the Hotel Poseidon we were greeted by the most welcoming hotel staff I have ever encountered. Samer then introuduced himself, and we set up a time to meet and go over and finalize wedding plans. We were shown to our room which was amazing, with original tiles from when the hotel was built back in the 50's. The pool, terrace, and bar location became our favorite hangout and even people who were not staying at the hotel were always welcome to join us for a drink. (Sit out here at sunset and have some wine!)

Fastforward 3 days and it's wedding time. The weather is horrible, and yet there is the staff of the Hotel Poseidon all smiles, setting a table for 18 people outside and another inside just in case. Talk about taking care of your guests. The weather cleared and my wife and I had a beautiful ceremony. After that a prosecco toast and finger foods were passed around.(The staff never let a glass go empty!) The dinner began and it was out of this world, and the hotel staff and restaurant staff could not have been better. After dinner and some live music the hotel presented us with a local made from scratch lemon cake that was to die for. On top of that, we were given 2 bottles of Veuve Cliquot to toast our marriage with our wedding party. We invited the staff to join us for cake and champagne as they greatly deserved it. We had also become very close with other guests staying at the hotel (Reg, Laurie, Mark, Paige, Jonathan) and they joined in the festivites. After dinner, cake, music and some drinks the party really started. Marco the owner brought out a laptop (and some vintage beatles records) and a group of us sang Dean Martin, Sinatra, and some old italian songs while sipping (or slamming..) limoncello and sambuca. The staff behind the bar, Nino, Maria, and Salvatore were the best and I cannot thank them enough. Gaetano, the manager of Il Tridente was so graceful and accomodating it blows my mind.

What I noticed about the hotel is that if you are having a wedding or just staying a night, the staff was so great and they knew everybody by name.

Overall this will always be the best hotel I have stayed at. They have my business, and the business of my family for life. The memories made at this beautiful location will never fade. This, in my opinion is heaven on earth, and what makes it even more special are the people who work here. It's never too big or too small, and whatever you need will be taken care of swiftly and with a smile. If ever in Positano stay here, you will NOT be disappointed.

Thank you all at the Hotel Poseidon for everything.

Connor + Lauren

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Guest R, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Poseidon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2012

Dear Lauren & Connor,
Thank you for such a heartwarming review. We can't be happier to know that you fully appreciated the Poseidon experience.
It was our utmost pleasure having you all here and sharing with you such a special occasion
I have extended your comments to Monica, Marco and all our staff members and they all send their warmest regards.
Personally I enjoyed every single moment with you all and it was an absolute joy for me seeing you having the time of your life and will always cherish the memory of those days.
We look forward to having you with us again in the near future ( perhaps for you first anniversary?!) and congratulations again! Wishing you the happiest life together.
Sincerely
Samer
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Address: Via Pasitea, 148, 84017, Positano, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Positano
#7 Luxury Hotel in Positano
#9 Romantic Hotel in Positano
Price Range: $352 - $1,360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Poseidon 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Poseidon, once a beautiful Mediterranean villa in the heart of Positano, is today a historical hotel in a green area overlooking the “vertical village“ and the Amalfi Coast, in a privileged position. Poseidon has offered for more than 60 years, thanks to Marco and Monica Aonzo daily commitment, a discreet and elegant hospitality and the personnel politeness help to create a warm and familiar atmosphere allowing their guests to feel at home. ... more   less 
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