Scenic location on a cliff
face in the center of Positano
Small and intimate
family-run hotel with only 12 rooms
Rooms have furnished balconies and terraces with magnificent sea views
panoramic views from terrace open from April to October
On-site wine shop and bar
open year round
Breakfast is included in the
Free Wi-Fi connection
throughout the property
Luggage storage and room
Some rooms are
cramped and show signs of wear
Basic-level rooms are somewhat dated with patterned bedspreads
Self parking and valet
parking is charged extra
No swimming pool, spa, or
Restaurant terrace is next
to the road
The 12-room Hotel Villa Gabrisa is a small, upper-middle-range, family-run hotel with a scenic cliffside location in Positano. Rooms are decorated in a romantic style and all have furnished balconies or
terraces with spectacular sea views. The views can also be enjoyed from the shady outdoor terrace of the on-site restaurant, open from April to October. A buffet
breakfast is included in the room rate, and there’s free Wi-Fi throughout the
property. One nice extra feature is the on-site wine shop. Travelers looking for a hotel with a swimming pool could consider
Hotel Poseidon, which also has an on-site spa and a Turkish bath built right
into the cliff rock.
Charming and romantic family-run hotel with great views
With only 12 rooms, Hotel
Villa Gabrisa is an intimate property where guests have the chance to
mingle and get local tips and recommendations first-hand from the owners, a
husband-wife and son-daughter team. This charming three-story villa of
balconies and pergola-covered terraces has fabulous views from its cliffside location. The arched doorways, terra-cotta
floors, and many plants give the villa a Mediterranean charm, while the Murano
crystal chandeliers, Capodimonte porcelain, and antique-style furniture add
touches of elegance. Not surprisingly, the Hotel Villa Gabrisa’s romantic
atmosphere attracts a majority of couples among its guests, and rooms are
often booked far in advance.
Hotel Villa Gabrisa is
located on a narrow, busy main street in the center of the town of Positano.
There are several shops and restaurants in the neighborhood, and it’s a 10-minute walk to the beach via a walking path with many stairs to negotiate.
Another way to get around for those who find so many stairs a challenge is to
take the local bus; the bus stop is just steps away from the villa, less than a
one-minute walk. The nearest railway station is located in Sorrento, a
32-minute drive away; while the closest airport is Naples International
Airport, a 73-minute drive from here. Other popular tourist destinations
include Pompei, a 56-minute drive away; Amalfi, which is reached in 42 minutes
by car; and Ravello, which is a one-hour drive away. A drive to Naples takes 77 minutes, and Rome can be reached in three hours and 15 minutes by car.
Clean and traditionally elegant rooms decorated in a
romantic style with scenic balconies
The rooms at Hotel
Villa Gabrisa vary widely in size. Comfort Rooms are situated on the top
floor and are quite cramped, at 162 square feet, while roomy Suites offer
more space, topping out at 754 square feet.
Decorated in a romantic style -- with antique-style furniture, crystal chandeliers,
and gilded mirrors and furniture -- the decor may be too ornate and
old-fashioned for some tastes. There are a few minor signs of wear and tear in
some rooms, like scratched furniture, and some basic rooms still have dated patterned bedspreads. The bathrooms are tiled in bright
complementary colors, and feature bidets, shower stalls, or shower/tub combos (some with rainfall showerheads), hairdryers, and L'Occitane toiletries.
Some of the Elegant Suites on the second floor, like Enea and Venere, have
whirlpool bathtubs set into a niche adjacent to the bedroom. Each room
has a balcony or a terrace with beautiful views over the sea and the cliffs of
Positano. There are patio tables and chairs on the balconies, while the
terraces have space for sun loungers. All the rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen
TVs with Sky TV connections, free Wi-Fi, stocked minibars, electric
kettles with tea and coffee packets, and safes.
Free breakfast, on-site restaurant and bar, wine shop, and free Wi-Fi
A buffet breakfast included in the room rate is
served each morning in the restaurant area. The restaurant also serves a
variety of local dishes for lunch and dinner, but it's only open from April to
October. Guests can dine alfresco on the restaurant terrace located across the
road which has panoramic views of the sea and cliffs. A bar is adjacent to the
restaurant and is open throughout the year, as is the wine shop next door.
There’s a free Wi-Fi connection throughout the property, and luggage storage
and concierge services are also available. Other services on offer to guests
for an extra fee include room service, laundry, scooter rentals (in summer
only), airport and train station transfer, limousine service, and parking.
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