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Reviewed 15 July 2012

The Amalfi Coast is an incredible vacation. Unbelievable views and great dining and wines. We stayed at the Hotel Villa Franca in Positano, part of week long excursion. We checked into the hotel and secured a room with a view of the Mediterranean and a balcony. The restaurant for dinner put us right at a window with the same view. Incredible wines, food and sevice. Idyllyic to say the least. Would DEFINITELY stay again.

Room Tip: Rooms have views or not. Secure a view room ... so worth it.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank GeoffZ_Lee
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

I was privileged to spend 4 days in this fabulous hotel last month with Australian friends who came to visit us in Italy. We have stayed at various hotels in Positano, but never have experienced one as superb as Villa Franca. The views are unsurpassable, the service friendly, the staff professional, & the breakfast room a joy to visit to start the day. To have the combination of being at the highest point in the village, but also having the shuttle service to whisk us "home" after a day of shopping & wandering about... priceless!! The rooms are superbly decorated, the pillows feather soft, & the linen.. Frette no less! To end the day with a drink around the rooftop pool... not to be missed. We shall make this our hotel of choice on the Amalfitana.

Room Tip: We had adjoining rooms in the separate wing of the hotel... slightly higher up the hill.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank trishdish187791
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Reviewed 8 July 2012 via mobile

Beautiful rooms. Spectacular views. Rooftop pool is the perfect way to end your day and get refreshed for the evening. Air conditioning really beat the heat. Friendly staff and service. Convenient shuttle into town.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank Steve I
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

We recently stayed 4 nights at this hotel in June as part of our honeymoon and found it to be only adequate. It could be incredible, but just doesn't seem to get there.

Positives:
- staff were excellent, especially the shuttle drivers who somehow manage a cheery disposition no matter what time of the day or night.
- the pool area is great and the view from it is breathtaking but there is lots of competition for sun lounges so get in early if you plan on a long session in the sun
- being at the top of the mountain means you're closer to the local bus service for those wanting to explore other towns (eg Pompeii). Walk is 5 mins, uphill.
- lots of the highly rated TripAdvisor restaurants (try our favourite Next2) are a short stroll - downhill - approx 5 mins
- superb views day or night looking down into the town

Negatives
- as stated by numerous other people the owners, who we understand to be brother and sister, seem to lurk around the place, potentially ensuring guests don't steal or break anything. We were their guests paying our way and their presence just appeared a tad intrusive in our view
- Being at the top of the hill you're a shuttle ride from town, or forced to use the steps. We're young and fit but the steps are a physical test even going down!
- the internet, although free, is so poor it became a source of frustration. Fix it or lose it.
- on some nights the noise/live music from the town became annoying. This is not their fault, but perhaps some sound proofing could be done to minimise

Ultimately the hotel served a need and remains part of our great memories of Positano, it just needs some tweaking.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Lorraine R
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

We recently spent 6 nights at the Hotel Villa Franca. Given that it was our first trip to the Amalfi Coast, we leaned heavily on the hotel's service and they were magnificent. They pre-arranged ground transfer to/from Napoli airport, offered free shuttle bus service within Positano, helped with our dinner planning and excursions, provided a living room that felt like our own, delivered a free extensive breakfast buffet to start our day, hosted an excellent dinner with spectacular view and first-rate service, recommended quality local wines, maintained a spic-and-span rooftop pool for late afternoon re-grouping, replenished room towels several times per day, and even provided fast turnaround on an emergency laundry situation. They seemed to anticipate our every need. Four of our friends also stayed there at the same time, and the hotal was great at handling our gang of six. We are enthusiastic chamions for Hotel Villa Franca, as a premium hotel to enhance anyone's Positano experience. Colette & Owen, Orinda, CA

Room Tip: Room #36 with a "partial view of the sea" also provided a very thorough, hilltop view of old Positano. Very satisfactory for us.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank owen m
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