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“very nice spot” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Ancora
Ranked #23 of 39 Hotels in Positano
Certificate of Excellence
Rome, Italy
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70 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“very nice spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

This may sound like a backhanded compliment but really it's not: the best thing about the hotel by far is its sister hotel, the Covo dei Saraceni, a few streets down right on the beach. Not only does it have a pool and terrace above the crowded beach, but the restaurant served the best food we had in town, including a tuna carpaccio so good that one of our party went back the next day just to have it again. Staying at the Ancora gives you access to the Covo's terrace and a discount at the (not inexpensive) restaurant.

Back up the hill at the Ancora, you'll find nice, friendly staff, an old building with details like built-in drawers, high ceilings and balconies looking over the sea. Our room was airy, with a spacious bathroom and some nice (presumably French) toiletries. An average breakfast is served by an attentive gentleman, five floors down (the hotel is built onto the side of the cliff, with reception at the top and rooms on successive floors going down). Wifi requires payment and is available only in lobby.

All in all, a nice choice.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2011

The Hotel Ancoral & Positano is are new our happy place. We were excited about reaching Positano and after our taxi ride thru the winding cliff side roads that over looked the Mediterranean Sea we could not be happier we made it. A short 1 hour drive from the Naples Train station Positano is a place dreams are made of and the Hotel Ancora helps. When you enter the Hotel Ancora you walk in on the top floor and all the room are underneath the elevator is numbered 0,-1,-2 ect.. it made us laugh. after walking by the small reception area the first thing you see is a spectacular view of the beach and town of Positano. This is the same view we had from our balcony. We had a Jr suite and the room was perfect with a large verandah big bed and luxurious bath.The verandah has a table with 2 chars and 2 chaise lounges. We actually slept on the chaise lounges 2 nights as they where so comfortable. The suite also had a tub that had a large opening window and a view of the sea it was a great place to think about the great day we had.The hotel is well kept a great value and decorated nicely with rod iron railings, high ceilings and winding hallways. There is a nice breakfast included we enjoyed and they will even deliver to your room just fill out the card the night before. The staff is very friendly and the hotel is in a great location a short walk down the charming winding path to the beach which includes a interesting shops restaurants and unexpected views and surprises that make you smile, like Fritz the cat a little kitty who was the greeter at one of the shops as you walked by. A perfect place for a few nights or a week you will love it here. One suggestion you can rent boats little zodiacs for only 60 -70 euros a hr less the longer you rent. Its a great afternoon seeing the coast make sure to bring lunch and anchor.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JayandAlly
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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2011

My husband and I ended up in Ancora after having issues with another hotel in Capri. Anna was very welcoming and helpful and the room was very nice. The view from the terrace of our room was directly on the sea and the beach and that was incredible. Air conditioning was noisy, so we ended up sleeping with doors open and could hear the sound of the sea all night... We really liked the breakfast buffet and the chef, who tried to speak French to us since he noticed our accent, always made sure everything was perfect.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank POuellet
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Hants UK
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27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2010

We found this hotel quite by chance as our booked hotel wsa unavailable when we arrived in Positano. What a wonderful little hotel! We hardly moved out of our hotel room for 3 days as the view was wonderful. The service and position of the hotel was second to none and the staff so helpful. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MelHants
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Plantation
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2010

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Positiano. The view was fabulous from our room. The rooms are spacious and clean. The staff is friendly and accomodating in every way. The sound on our TV wasn't working properly and they sent someone right up and changed out our TV for another way. The location is great. I have nothing negative to say about this hotel. It's really perfect in every way.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DebbiePlantation
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raleigh, nc
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2010

The location is great. Just a short walk down to the beach. The rooms are great with large balconies that offer great views of the beach. Wonderful and friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ncfoodieRaleigh_Nc
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Nenagh
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2010

We stayed at the Ancora hotel for 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very comfortable, wonderful views from terrace outside our bedroom. Spotlessly clean hotel and staff were very pleasant and friendly. Breakfast offered plenty of variety. Even though there is no restaurant available after breakfast for lunch or dinner, we dined at the hotels sister hotel - Hotel Covo dei Saraceni where we received a discount on meals (due to the fact we stayed at its sister hotel) and found this a very satisfactory option. Location was very good and we will return again.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank williamsferryhouse
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Property: Hotel Ancora
Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 36, 84017, Positano, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Positano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ancora 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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