Villa Franca Hotel, Positano
Reviews - Villa Franca Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Honeymooners
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Young & Single
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Superb viewsfrom JB2
Andrew, the barman makes the best strawberry daiquiri's in town and the rest of the staff are friendly and polite. The location on top of the hill not only provides spectacular viewing, but it's made easier by the shuttle van so you don't have to walk back up the hill....great after a few drinks at Music on the Rocks.
Spectacular Views!from silarak
The hotel staff at the Villa Franca was very friendly and professional, giving us great restaurant recommendations and free towel service for the beach as well as the pool. Our rooms were very ornately decorated, although a little small.
The highlight of the hotel is the spectacular view from the rooftop pool. Lunch and coffee is served by the pool- a definate plus! In our experience, to fully appreciate the beauty of Positano, you have to experience it from high up… that is were you get the most spectacular views! Because of that, we only went down to the beach once, and spent most of the time at the pool enjoying the view.
Restaurant choices: Follow the winding path up the mountain from the beach and you will find La Guarracino, a charming familiy owned restaurant with a great view. We ate there many times, as did many from our hotel!
The Villa Franca is at the very top of the mountain…it is a plus because you have the best views in Positano, but….you are a slave to the hotel shuttle bus. If you choose to walk up the mountain, make sure you wear comfortable shoes, because there are A LOT of stairs!
We based our decision to book this hotel on our research on TripAdvisor, and we are happy to say that the comments were very accurate, as was the hotel Website. We had a wonderful time at the Villa Franca and would return!
Villa Franca was wonderfulfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The best place in Positanofrom A TripAdvisor Member
We loved every moment in Positanofrom A TripAdvisor Member
We are in our sixties and didn't mind the walking but did find the hotel shuttle service and also the local buses to be of great service when our legs just couldn't climb the hills. I hope we can someday return to this lovely area.
t Be Beatfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Breakfast was a treat--a full, tasty selection. The pool was wonderful, as was the lunch served on linen poolside.
Due to the dirty room, I would not return.
Fabulousfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The rooms, although not that big, were beautiful, and the view from our balcony of the Mediterranean and the surrounding coast and towns was unbelievable and worth the price of the room alone (check out the pictures on their website - they are very accurate and will give you an idea of what to expect). We slept with the doors open and were put to sleep by the sound of the waves crashing on the shore below. The rooftop pool area was great and the view was unreal. The staff were beyond friendly and bent over backwards to make sure our stay was perfect (for example, I told them it was our honeymoon and they had a bottle of champagne waiting for us in our room). The location is great - there's a shuttle that takes you down to the town, but it's a really nice 10 minute walk too if it's not too hot out (down, of course, is easier than up). It's not in the heart of things, which was the best part - I would have hated staying in one of the hotels in town. If you're going to Positano, you should definitely stay at the Villa Franca - you will not regret it.
Positano Heavenfrom sisu3
Terrific Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
great little hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Positano
Arriving from Naples Airport The most spectacular way to get to Positano is by the ferry. These leave regularly from the docks at Naples harbour. Be warned, this service is very weather dependant, as the seas can be choppy! http://www.metrodelmare.com/inglese/home.htm
Capri While the boat ride to Capri was thrilling. I found the island a dissappointment. I did not go to Italy to go to Rodeo Drive. Read up on Capri before you go. Be prepared to rent a scooter...get away from the CROWDS! Very expensive. My husband and I had two coca colas and one cafe Americano and it cost $25.00.
What to pack Make sure you bring some comfy shoes!
Other names for Villa Franca Hotel
- franca hotel positano
- Address: Via Pasitea 318 - Positano - 84017 - Italy
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