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Hotel Poseidon, Positano, Italy Review

I can’t remember how long its been since I wanted to go to the Amalfi Coast, or what first gave me the idea. Perhaps flipping through Instagram photos I came across amazing pictures of the Coast, or maybe I heard about it somewhere. Anyway, its been on my list for a long, long time. A few weeks ago my dreams became reality when C. and I went for a week.

Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Coast really is a dream. It is fantastically beautiful from pretty much any location, as we learned throughout our travels. It is fairly easy to get around without a car, too, which is lucky because the streets are narrow, extremely twisty turvy and there are a TON of busses that are ready to knock little cars off the huge cliffs at any moment!

But enough about the Coast in general, which I’ve written about here and here. Its time to focus on our favorite hotel of our entire stay, Hotel Poseidon.

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

When it comes to four star hotels in Europe you can really get quite the spread, from places that are one notch above hostels, but with room service, to fantastically lush places with most the amenities of a five star. This hotel was one of the former.

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano, Italy Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano, Italy Review

Set a bit away from the hectic city square, you’ll need to walk about 300 steps from the port to get to this hotel, but it is well worth it- remember, the higher up, the better the view. Here, in fact, is a view from our room:

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

The room itself was huge, as well, with a really comfy bed, large closet, and fabulous bathroom.

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

We were not only spoiled by the view from our room, but from the upper floors of the hotel, where there was a pool, bar and breakfast lounge on the terrace. Imagine seeing this while you eat breakfast…or have an Aperol Spritz (or two).

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

The breakfast itself, which I am always very critical of, was fabulous, with choices for pretty much every palette. There were cold cuts, cheeses, fresh fruits, yogurt, cereal, scrambled and boiled eggs, bacon, beans…there was even Bloody Mary mix and Prosecco. Truly something for everyone.

Hotel Poseidon, Positano, Italy Review

My personal favorite part was the pool, which overlooked the town and the ocean, and had its own small bar where you can order water, alcoholic beverages and little bites if you get peckish.

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano, Italy Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano, Italy Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano, Italy Review

Hotel Poseidon, Positano, Italy Review

…and let’s be honest, you’ll get peckish because you’ll live out here during your entire stay!

We were in Positano for two nights, which was just the right amount of time for the town and beach, we felt. We stayed at Poseidon both nights and would unreservedly recommend it (it is a bit pricey, but totally worth the cost!).

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