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“Excellent Stay and View of Positano” 5 of 5 bubbles
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La Rosa Dei Venti
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“Excellent Stay and View of Positano”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2011

Having stayed at B&B’s throughout our 15 day Italy trip, we agreed to end our tour at a B&B on the Amalfi Coast and we couldn’t have found a better place to stay. We decided to pay a little extra for an ocean view and boy was it worth it! Positano is infamous for how the town seems to cling onto the mountainside and because of this it is also known for its many countless stairs/steps. La Rosa dei Venti is a short walk from the Fornillo bus stop (if you are taking the SITA bus from Sorrento you’ll want to make sure you get off at the first stop in Positano, at the top of the hill). The room was in excellent condition with a large bathroom and a large enough balcony that easily accommodated a small table and two chairs. We ate our breakfast every morning out on the balcony and used the extra day bed in our room to lay our luggages on. We did have an issue with the bed which turned out to be two twins pushed together to make a double. Needless to say this was not very comfortable and after mentioning this to the front desk they switched out our two twins and gave us a true double. The only other thing I could think of that didn’t go so smoothly was the fact that we had trouble connecting to the wifi in the room, and if the owner’s parents were sitting at the front desk we had a difficult time communicating with them as they knew little English. Other than that we had an excellent stay and the B&B is located in a good spot in town, not too far away from the city center and from the two main beaches. The B&B even offered us beach towels to take with us to Fornillo beach located almost directly below the B&B, just a few steps (around 200 plus) downhill. Needless to say we opted to skip the walk back uphill instead using a small trail that connects Fornillo beach to Positano’s larger beach by the city center. Overall we enjoyed our stay at La Rosa dei Venti and would recommend it to anyone staying in Positano.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

Extremely clean spacious rooms with great views and reasonably priced. Very good location in Fornillo so within walking distance to main area of Positano but away enough to feel local and not so touristy. The breakfast was tasty and the cappuccino here was one of the best. I only realised after travelling for another 3 weeks. Fornillo beach although just over 400 steps down (& therefore up to get back!) was brilliant. Much more quaint than Positano beach and the guys serving at the cafe on the beach are lovely. Would definitely go back. Thank you Mario!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

We stayed for four nights in the Libeccio room. We would definitely recommend staying in this hotel and in this room. If we had to do it over again, I think we would pick this hotel again. The rates were also very reasonable at 140 euros a night.

The Hotel: The Libeccio room was very spacious. It had a balcony overlooking the water with a breathtaking view. There were two chairs and a table and also a lounging chair out on the patio. The patio is very private and your neighbors can not really see your patio. Glass doors open to the patio. There is a safe in the room. There is a TV with a variety of cable channels including many English speaking cable channels (ESPN, CNN, MSNBC, etc.). The bed is actually two double beds pushed together but you would never know that is the case unless you checked. The bathroom was large and has a bidet. It is run by a husband and wife, and one set of their parents works there as well. The husband and wife speak pretty good English, although the parents don’t speak much English. There is free use of the internet either in the room if you bring a computer or in the lounge area where there is a computer that you can use. The hotel provides free use of towels for the beach. Your room is cleaned every day and the sheets and towels are changed every day. They provide a wine opener and wine glass in the room so that you can have a glass of wine on the patio overlooking the ocean. The air conditioning works perfectly in the room and you set the temperature.

Breakfast: Breakfast is provided and is a good breakfast, similar to what you would find at other places. You have a choice of coffee, orange juice, hot chocolate, or cappuccino. You can then order yogurt or corn flakes. A homemade croissant automatically comes, as well as 2 or 3 rolls with jam and butter. On the last day we were given a slice of delicious cake. You could also order fried eggs and bacon, boiled eggs, fruit, or assorted meats and cheeses for extra (I believe 4 euro extra).

Location of the Hotel: The location of the hotel is towards the top of the hill in Fornillo. We took a SITA bus from Sorrento to Positano. It took about an hour to get to Positano. The ride was definitely worth it though because of the view from the bus over the cliffs. From where you are let off from the SITA bus, you can pick up the “Interno Positano” bus that will take you to the Fornillo stop (about 1km). I believe you can buy tickets on the bus or from the small shop right across the street from the stop. Once you get off the bus, you will see a sign pointing towards the hotel and you will descend a series of stairs and will eventually see the hotel tucked in a corner on the right hand side. It is about a 20 minute walk down to the bottom of the hill and the beach down there. Alternatively, you can go down the stairs in about a 10 minute walk to the beach directly below the hotel. Be aware that going back up the steps is definitely an aerobic workout even for a few 30 year olds who run half marathons. There are about 5 lunch places on the stretch of beach that you can reach by going down the stairs right next to the hotel. It is the quieter of the two beaches. The beach has mostly chair rentals which you rent from one of the 5 lunch places but you can get away with just a towel on the far right side of the beach because it is not that uncomfortable on the rocks actually. There is a bathroom that is accessible in Puppetto’s Café. All 5 lunch places have pretty similar menus and prices. There is a Deutsche Bank ATM about 10 minutes down the hill on a side street on the left, on the left hand side of the street.

Restaurants: There are plenty of restaurants within a 5 or 10 minute walk down the hill. The bus stop (“Interno Positano”) is right at the entrance to the street of the hotel and is probably about 100 yards from the front door of the hotel. You can take that down the hill if you would like. The SITA bus is about a 1km walk up the hill, but is a doable walk if you do not have luggage. The SITA bus connects you to a variety of towns and cities. There is a small grocery store about a ten minute walk down the hill on the right hand side (“Latteria”). It has beer, wine, sandwiches, and snacks.

We ate at the first 3 restaurants below and would recommend the last two restaurants for take-out pizza.

1) Da Gabrisi. If you walk out of the hotel and to the main road, take a left and go up the hill. The restaurant is on the left hand side with seating also on the right hand side looking out over the hill and water. Meals were relatively inexpensive, costing about 10-20 euros per person. We had a sausage and pasta dish which was great. If you can get a seat on the other side of the street overlooking the water you will not be disappointed. As with all restaurants, I would either stop by during the day or have the hotel call and make a reservation for this seat. It does get quite busy at most restaurants and reservations should be made if possible so that you can get in and get a great table.

2) Saraceno D’Oro. This restaurant is about a 4 minute walk down the hill. We sat against the wall outside and had a great meal. The seafood pasta was worth going back again for if we had more time in Positano. The main dishes were about 12-20 euros per dish and overall the restaurant was certainly reasonable.

3) Da Vincenza. This restaurant is about a 10 minute walk down the hill. Again, reservations are highly recommended. The meals were about 15-20 euros each, and overall the bill was very reasonable. The swordfish pasta was a great meal. The service was also notable for being great and very personalble. The owner/manager (not sure what he was) went around to the tables to make sure everyone was enjoying themselves.

4) Il Fornillo – This restaurant is about two minutes away from the hotel. You can order take out pizza from this restaurant. We didn’t eat here but the pizza looked great.

5) Saraceno D’Oro – This restaurant is about 4 minutes down the hill walking. You can order take out pizza and take the pizza back to your balcony. We didn’t eat here but the pizza looked great.

We also took a side trip to Pompei one day. We walked up the hill to the SITA stop. The stop is just across from where the SITA bus lets you off coming into Positano. We bought tickets from the small shop about 10 yards from the bus stop. We took the SITA bus to Sorrento, which took about 50 minutes. We then took a Circumvesuvana train from Sorrento to Pompei Scavi, which took about 30 minutes. The train station in Sorrento is close to the where the bus lets you off and you can follow the signs very easily to the train station (about a 5 minute walk). The Circumvesuvana is very similar to the new York city subways in that there are a lot of stops. The train lets you out across the street from the entrance to Pompei.

Room Tip: The Libeccio room apparently has the best view from the deck and it did not disappoint.
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  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Dublin
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2011

We stayed at La Rosa Dei Venti for one week for our wedding anniversary. The hotel was spotless, the staff were very helpful. Breakfast delivered to our bedroom terrace every morning, delicious! Views from the terrace were fantastic, day or night. You need to be fit for the walk down to the beach below ( a few hundred steps), but it is worth it, there are several casual restaurants on the beach selling great food. Positano itself is beautiful, with plenty of good restaurants and shopping also. Also good for walks if you don't mind the hills. If we go back, will stay here again next time.

Room Tip: All rooms have private terrace, we stayed in Grecale, views were very good.
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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

This is the 2nd time I have stayed at La Rosa dei Venti. It was unforgettable the first time so made sense to come back. My husband was blown away by our room and the magnificant views we had. The B&B is perched high on the mountains and there's nothing more theraputic than sitting on the balcony looking at the Mediterranean of a morning before sunrise and again, at sunset.
Breakfast is delivered to your room each morning, which means you can enjoy it on your balcony - what a brilliant way to start the day! If you're not a fan of traditional Italian brekky, i.e., croissants and sweets, you can request eggs and fruit (for an additional small cost). Rooms are SUPER clean, spacious, airy and we left the shutter door open every night - very safe.
Loads of stairs to and from the beach - (approx 410!) but my husband and I enjoyeded the stairs! If going down to Spaggia Fornilla,make sure you go to Bar Ferdinando - the guy who runs the bar, Guido, loves Aussies and is awesome.
Close to all the local restaurants and we found it a treat 'living' amongst the locals rather than being in the main centre.
Mario and Luisa are so hospitable and generous. Mario is so knowledgable and speaks good English. He was most helpful pre our arrival in arranging a driver to and from Positano. I can't go on enough about this place.
The rates are reasonable and I highly recommend this place. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 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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2 Thank Rema_Leak
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Property: La Rosa Dei Venti
Address: Via Fornillo, 84017, Positano, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Positano
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Positano
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,553 - ₹ 32,389
Hotel Class:3 star — La Rosa Dei Venti 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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