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Very good
16 reviews
entrance middle floor
double bedroom upper floor
lower floor terrace
Living and dining room lower floor
Living and dining room lower floor
two bedded room upper floor
kitchen lower floor
terrace of the two bedded room
entrance middle floor
entrance middle floor
single bed room lower floor
bathroom lower floor
double bedroom middle floor
middle floor terrace
bathroom of the doubleroom upper floor
bathroom of the two bedded room
view from the middle floor terrace
view from the lower floor terrace
view from the balcony of the upper floor double bedroom
two bedded room upper floor
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Positano, Amalfi Coast, Campania

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Elaine D
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Our home away from home”
Reviewed July 6, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We just came back from our third trip to Positano and our third stay at Villa Laura (and have already booked the villa for two weeks next summer). It is such a perfect villa to rent. I reviewed the villa after our first visit but wanted to review it again to show how consistently great everything is about this villa.

The villa itself is great. Perfect location, clean, lots of indoor and outdoor space. Everything you might need. It is ~90 steps up to the street, close to the market and other restaurants. It's ~270 steps down to the beach so you can pretty quickly get there. Then we either take the stairs or stroll back up the road depending on if we need to run any errands on the way home.

Maria, the caretaker, is WONDERFUL. She is sweet as can be as well as very helpful. She helped us with our rental this year and was in contact with our driver to be right on the street to greet us when we arrived. They left us a few treats to get started (Prosecco, tomatoes, mozzarella, etc). We did not have her cook for us this year because we ran out of time but were sad we missed out and will definitely be adding that to the list next year.

A wonderful vacation rental and we are already counting down the days until we come back!

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The stairs
Travelling group: Friends
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JRWNortha...
Northants
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing views in a lovely villa and a fabulous town”
Reviewed November 17, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

It was a lovely villa which had amazing views over the sea from the three balconies/terraces. There are a lot of stairs down to the villa to the street and even more down to the sea, but that is the point of positano and part of its beauty. There are lots if lovely restaurants within easy walking distance, and you can walk down to the sea front to catch a boat to Capri. The villa is very well equipped and they provide bedding and one set of towels each for the week. Maria will meet you and guide you to the villa, you will not be able to find it the first time on your own. There were ants on the lowest terrace, but that might have been due to the unusually warm weather. There was plenty of hot water when all 5 of us wanted to shower at the same time. There was a lovely 'cheese and wine' shop less than 10 minutes walk away where we bought our breakfasts, snacks, picnic lunches and a bottle of two of wine to drink as the sun went down.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The uncomfortable bed on the top floor, the rest were much more comfortable
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Richard B
Madison
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous apartment”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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This was a perfect home base for a family of 7 (including my wife and me, 3 adult children and 2 of their partners) exploring the Amalfi Coast for a week. It's in a great location with easy access to the road going through town and just a 5-minute walk down to the main beach. The decks are spacious yet have a warm, cozy feel because of the beautiful, flowering plants, and the views of the sea are absolutely gorgeous. The apartment has lots of old-world charm. Though not a place to congregate, the kitchen has all the essentials. Marco, who is is somehow associated with the management company, provided great guidance about activities, restaurants and transportation, and he set up some wonderful experiences for us. To accommodate our very early departure on a Saturday morning, Maria, the property manager, came over on Friday night around midnight to return our security deposit. Everything about this apartment was wonderful!

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Liked best: The views of the sea
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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793anne
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Prefect position In a prefect place!”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We stayed here 2013 in the last week of April . It was amazing as it met all our requirements. We were 3 couples in our 50 s and we each had a room , bathroom and terrace to sit on and gaze at the amazing view to sea. The villa is central and yes there are stairs everywhere in positano.
Marco come with the villa as our tour adviser and he was fantastic as we hired him for a day out along the coast to visit Paestum and some coastal villages. He also advised us as to where to shop in positano and other outings eg walk of the gods , ravello etc. Which buses to take etc . A great asset to the villa .
Our only suggestion would have been ,as we love drinking tea, an electric kettle .
We would differently return .

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Mary T
Bakersfield, United States
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Charming, amazing views!”
Reviewed June 20, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

What a wonderful experience! First visit to Positano, won't be our last. Villa Laura was the perfect rental for our family, my husband and I and 18yr and 20yr old sons. The villa provided more than enough room and privacy. It would work well for extended family, 2 families or 2 couples. The villa extends over 3 floors, every room with sweeping ocean views, every floor with a terrace. The furnishings are eclectic and charming with the bedding being very comfortable. Full functional kitchen with D/W. There is no air conditioning, but it wasn't needed. The interior was always cool and we used fans and slept with our bedroom doors open. Maria and Marco are wonderful, friendly and offer great suggestions. Our biggest regret was not having Maria prepare a meal for us. Yes, there are stairs, but we became accustomed to them quickly and were able to work off our fabulous meals. The villa is situated close to main street, about 75 steps up to restaurants, shops and about 300 steps down to beach area. Da Vincenzo, Caffe Positano and the Latteria were all a few minutes walk. Caffe Positano is a fun place to have a caffe and watch the world go by, or an evening Prosecco as Positano lights up after dark.

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Liked best: Lushly landscaped terraces with ocean views and location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Other
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AussieMec...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great spot and good value for money”
Reviewed May 17, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We had 9 people (squeezed) into Villa Laura for a friend's wedding in early May. Note that there are seven proper beds (2 double rooms, a twin room and a single room) and two foldouts.
The villa itself was very good and we were made to feel welcome and were provided with some great information. It was in a very quiet location off the main road and the view was great (as it is everywhere in Positano!) although focused out to the water rather than over the main beach. It was also nice having a couple of large terraces so the group could separate if required. There was a decent sized kitchen and a large dining table as well which we made us of.
In terms of location it was about a 5-10 minute walk into the main area of Positano near the main beach and yes, there are stairs everywhere so be prepared for a work-out.
A few minor issues of note which didn't really impact on the stay too much:
- The hot water seemed to run out very quickly on some occasions (possibly due to our large group!)
- It costs extra to turn the heating on (which we didn't need as the weather was great but may have been an issue if it was cold)
- There was wifi which was good but it didn't reach throughout the entire property due to its size and because the places in Positano have thick walls (the router is on the top level and doesn't reach the bottom)
- As we left, the lady who looked after the place accused us of having more than 9 people as agreed which left a bit of a sour taste in the mouth.

So in conclusion, it's not the fanciest place in town but it has everything you need, is well located, affordable and spacious enough for large groups.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
18 May 2014
Dear Nick, thank you very much for your testimonial. I'm sorry you was rather "squeezed" in the Villa but you was expected to be 8 persons, the maximum number of persons allowed in the villa. Please, note that the heating is at consumption as described on trip advisor. Thank you for signalling that the temperature of the boilings needs to be checked and that you had not WiFi signal at the lowest floor. I'll try to improve the signal. I am happy that overall you had a good time in Villa Laura.

Warm regards

Roberto
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vmd2013
Clifton Park, New York
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A vacation property offering good location and outdoor space”
Reviewed October 28, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We were two couples and Villa Laura afforded us more than adequate space for our needs. The kitchen is very well equipped and made making meals very convenient. We especially enjoyed the outdoor space and made good use of the balconies. What made our holiday special was the attention of Maria and Marco. Maria prepared and served a wonderful dinner to eight of us one evening on the balcony - simply delicious. Marco met with us on arrival and gave us much info on the area, and took us to a wine tasting and a hike that proved spectacular. Both of these people are a treasure and essential in the running of this villa.

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Liked best: The attention of Maria and Marco
Liked least: The kerosene smell from the heater
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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