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Palazzo Marzoli Resort 3.0

Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Pros

  • Cliff face location with stunning sea views on the main Amalfi Coast road
  • Charming rooms with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and balconies
  • Free hot breakfast served in rooms
  • Rooftop terrace with hot tub and bar service
  • Room service available (from outside establishment)
  • Beauty and massage treatments available (in-room)
  • Free shuttle bus into town (during summer months)
  • Wi-Fi available throughout
  • On-site parking available

Cons

  • Slightly out-of-town location
  • Additional fees for Wi-Fi and on-site parking
  • No on-site restaurant
  • No fitness facilities or full spa

Bottom Line

Located just outside of the village of Positano, the mid-range Palazzo Marzoli Resort offers magnificent views of the village and sea. The hotel offers a free seasonal shuttle into town, which makes the out-of-town location less of an issue in the summer. The 12 guest rooms are charming with a blue and white theme and amenities like flat-screen TVs, minibars, free Wi-Fi, and furnished balconies. Breakfast is included in room rates and is served in guests' rooms. A highlight here is the rooftop solarium with hot tub, sun loungers, and bar service. Guests can also receive massage treatments in their rooms. Hotel Palazzo Murat is another option to consider with a more central location, fewer stairs, an on-site restaurant, and outdoor swimming pool.

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Charming seaside hotel with stunning views and rooftop solarium

Housed in a historic mansion dating back to the 1600s, Palazzo Marzoli Resort is a charming seaside hotel. Its slightly out of town location on a cliff face at the top of the Positano village means that it enjoys magnificent views overlooking the village and sea. Guests are welcomed off the main road into a small, yet character filled lobby. Decor includes a large historic world map, small wooden reception desk, antique light fittings, and a few potted plants. The hallways and stairways are quite narrow which could be tricky with maneuvering luggage, though there is also an elevator. The only common area is the rooftop solarium, which includes a hot tub, seating, sun loungers, and parasols -- an ideal spot to relax and enjoy the ocean views. Guests here are mostly couples, and the rooms book out quite far in advance during the high season.

Location

Located on the main Amalfi Coast road; with stunning sea views

Located on the panoramic main road that connects all of the towns on the Amalfi Coast, Palazzo Marzoli Resort has a slightly out of the way location. Its hillside perch however, makes for stunning sea views. There are a handful of restaurants and shops within close walking distance, as well as other small hotels. The center of Positano is about an eight-minute walk via a footpath and there's also a free shuttle bus from the hotel into town five times a day during the summer. The smaller beach in Positano is a 15-minute walk away, while the main beach is 20 minutes on foot or a seven-minute drive. The nearby towns of Sorrento and Pompeii are 30 minutes and an hours' drive away, respectively. The nearest bus stop is a two-minute walk away. The Positano Port is a seven-minute drive. It's an hour and 20-minute drive to Naples International Airport.

Rooms

Charming and homey rooms with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and balconies

The 12 guest rooms at Palazzo Marzoli Resort are quaint and decorated with charming seaside-inspired interiors. The general color scheme is white and blue, with elements of the sea found in the painted artwork on the walls and hand-painted headboard murals portraying different fish, anchors, and shells. Other decor includes blue tiled floors, white walls, white linen with blue bed covers, and blue and white striped curtains. Amenities in all rooms include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, mini-bars, work desks, telephones, safes, and Wi-Fi (for an additional fee). There is a suite with an in-room hot tub and adjoining rooms are available for group and family travelers. The bathrooms feature blue and white patterned tiles on the floors and walls and include either walk-in showers or shower/tub combos with hairdryers and Prija toiletries. Each room has a small balcony with a table and chair set up and magnificent sea and village views.

Features

Free breakfast, rooftop solarium with hot tub and bar service, and beauty and massage treatments available

Features are few, but convenient. Breakfast is included in room rates and is served on guests' private balconies, and includes a simple selection of scrambled eggs, toast, pastries, and yogurts; fresh fruit costs extra. The rooftop solarium has panoramic views of the Mediterranean and Positano village along with a hot tub and surrounding chairs, tables, sun loungers, and parasols. There is also a bar service available on the solarium where guests can order a range of beverages. Room service is available from an outside establishment. Upon request, a range of in-room beauty and massage treatments are available. There is on-site parking and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, though both incur an additional fee. The hotel also offers a free shuttle into the center of town, running five times a day during the summer months. Additional features include 24-hour reception, babysitting service, laundry service (for a fee), and an airport shuttle (upon request for an added fee). 

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Address

Via Guglielmo Marconi 334, Positano 84017, Italy

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