Il San Pietro di Positano

via Laurito, 2, Positano, Amalfi Coast, 84017, Italy
(5 star hotel)
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in Positano
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Beautiful but beware

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 8, 2010

We stayed last June, 2009. The setting is stunning and the food and service impeccable. The staff speak English well and they seem to really care about your satisfaction.
Make sure you do not get a room below the lobby. They smell like locker rooms. Do not buy any merchandise from the hotel if you want it shipped. They use an disreputable company who charges indecently and does not insure the shipment. We never received some beautiful Murano juice glasses we purchased from the hotel, and neither the hotel nor the shipper made it right. If you go for a swim at the beach, bring your own sunscreen. It is for sale at the bar for 150 euros otherwise.
We truly enjoyed the stay, but will not return.

Unique Quality: The best views on the coast. They have a very private and refreshing roof-top pool and they bring you refreshments readily.

Directions: Right off the windiest road in Italy

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5 star luxury contiued (4 photos)

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 1, 2005

dining at il San Pietro is in a lovely open room fronting on a terrace which overlooks the sea below. Views during the day and particularly at night are gorgeous. We have not been there at a time when dining was on the terrace. The room is somewhat less elegant than one might imagine for a 5 star hotel, but then the prices are (all things taken equal) not that high either. The food is very good, but not excellent. One can eat well in the hotel, or can go into Positano and eat just as well for less. The menu is the basic amalfi - pasta and grilled fishes and seafood. It should be noted that the dishware is all Solimene (see accompanying shopping tip). The adjacent images include the lavatory, the view from the bathtub, and other pictures of the hotel.

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magnificent 5 star hotel with caveats (5 photos)

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 30, 2005

this spectacular 5 star hotel with 60 rooms individually chiselled into a rock cliff annually makes the top-10 list of European hotels. Located 2 km east of Positano on the main road to Amalfi, all that is seen at entrance level is the small chapel of San Pietro and an unassuming carpark. One descends to lobby level in an elevator with open sides thru a rock lined channel carved from the rock. The main lobby is open and expansive with sitting areas, statues, and paintings. The adjacent terrace overflows with plantings. The sixty rooms are all different is size and shape, each uniquely decorated, and each with its own terrace overflowing with vines and plants. Views from these terraces are just incredible. Bathrooms are decadent and also feature spectacular views. Descent thru another similar elevator brings one into a cave fronting on a beach, a pier for sunbathing, and a tennis court surrounded by flowers and plantings all at the foot of the cliff. A very convenient shuttle service runs back and forth between Positano and the hotel, so parking in the village is not necessary. Access to the main highway enables one to easily visit surrounding villages and towns. The accompanying fotos will demonstrate in detail the magnificent property, the rooms, and the views. All said, including below, this is one of the most beautiful and romantic hotels in the world and highly recommended.

Unique Quality: unfortunately, the most unique quality of this 5 star hotel is the avaricious nature of management. Before staying here, read the negative reviews on TripAdvisor concerning the room scam and billing for items not used. We were well-prepared for the room scam by others, refused to take the first room offered the second day, and threatened to leave if we didn't get a better room. We did. You MUST check your bill the night before departure. We were billed for 6 meals we didn't eat. Even credit card slips for the corresponding times would not suffice and it took an hour of arguing and a 'consultation' with the maitre d' before the issue was resolved. If you wait till departure, you will either pay or miss your connections. Since we were prepared for these scams, it did not really negatively affect us and the place is so beautiful and romantic we would gladly return. But really - read all the reviews about these little tricks on TripAdvisor including one of mine and DON'T BACK DOWN. At Eu 650 a night and up, these little scams are unfortunate but cause no real problem if you are aware that they might happen and are just business as usual.

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Address: via Laurito, 2, Positano, Amalfi Coast, 84017, Italy

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  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet

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