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Vittoria 3.0

Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Pros

  • Each room has a furnished balcony or terrace with town or sea views
  • Terrace and breakfast room with stunning panoramic vistas
  • Within walking distance of the beach and town center
  • All rooms have air conditioning, minibars, and flat-screen TVs
  • A continental-style breakfast is included in room rates 
  • Traditional Amalfi decor, such as majolica tiles, found throughout
  • Popular Amalfi towns, as well as Pompeii, are within an hour's drive 
  • Free Wi-Fi in the lobby

Cons

  • No full restaurant, pool, of wellness facilities
  • Some might find the 200 steps down to the beach cumbersome
  • Traditional and simple decor not to everyone's taste
  • Parking is charged daily and is located off-site 

Bottom Line

The mid-range, 20-room Vittoria provides an excellent base for those looking to explore the Positano region or just tuck away for a relaxing holiday in a seaside Amalfi town. Undeniably romantic, thanks to its panoramic bay views from multiple terraces, the hotel is best suited to couples. Rooms are traditionally and simply decorated, and equipped with minibars, flat-screen TVs, and furnished outdoor spaces. The property is low on frills, but a free continental breakfast is included in all rates. Guests can also access (via numerous steps) the beach and excellent pizza restaurant it shares with sister property Hotel Pupetto. Those looking for a pool and a spa should check out Hotel Poseidon.

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Scene

Charming, family-run hotel showcasing traditional Amalfi decor

The outside of Vittoria is charming, with a cobbled-stone entryway and sweeping views from terraces overlooking the bay. Interior decor is traditional and simple, featuring terra-cotta tiling and wooden tables topped with white and navy tablecloths in the breakfast room. The adjacent small reception area continues the nautical tones with blue-and-white-striped couches and a model ship. Though by no means modern, most guests are keeping their eyes focused on the stunning vistas from multiple vantage points. Family-run, the hotel has just 20 rooms, which contributes to its intimate and romantic vibe.

Location

Hillside setting, close to both the beach and center of town

Vittoria is located off a tiny street and tucked up in the hills of one of Positano's older neighborhoods. The center of town is a 12-minute walk from the property, and it's just a four-minute walk to the town's smaller beach that it shares with sister Hotel Pupetto -- though this involves about 200 steps and may be difficult for some. Popular day trips from Positano, such as the other Amalfi towns and Pompeii, are all around an hour's drive away. There are also multiple daily ferries from Positano's main beach (a 10-minute drive or 18-minute walk) to Capri. 

Driving from Salerno is an hour and a half; from Naples, an hour and a half. There's no train station in Positano, which makes transportation a bit more complicated. The easiest way to get in from Naples is to take the train from Naples to Sorrento, then a bus into Positano. Or, two busses can take guests into town from Salerno in two and a half hours. 

Rooms

Traditional Amalfi rooms that are airy and bright. 

Vittoria's 20 spacious rooms are typical of Amalfi and brim with natural light. They feature gently curved archways, white walls, and are decorated in soothing pale hues that include yellow, purple, and blue. Many also have the region's famous, hand-painted Vietri sul Mare tiles adorning bedroom floors and bathroom walls. Ornate, wrought-iron headboards cap each of the beds, which are made up as part of the daily cleaning services. Each room has a furnished balcony or terrace, either with partial sea views or outlooks over Positano. Spacious bathrooms have walk-in showers or shower/tub combos. They also come equipped with bidets, hairdryers, and basic toiletries. Minibars are stocked with soda and water, and flat-screen TVs are mounted on the walls, plus all rooms have air-conditioning and heating. 

Features

The best features -- the pizza restaurant and beach -- are shared with sister hotel. 

This tiny property is light on facilities, offering no pool or wellness facilities of any kind. There's also no actual restaurant on-site, but the sister hotel, Hotel Pupetto, has its own seaside restaurant serving wood-oven pizza. Guests staying at Vittoria get a small discount on their meals there and it's a popular lunch spot. It shares the nearby stretch of black sand with Hotel Pupetto, too, so Vittoria guests can swim and sunbathe there. A continental breakfast is included in all room rates and the spread consists of cheeses, eggs, cold meats, and pastries, as well as fruit and cereal. The coffee -- made by owner Salvatore -- is reportedly not to be missed. Parking is available off-site for a fee, though it's better value than parking in town. Free Wi-Fi is only available in the lobby. 

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Address

Via Fornillo 19, Positano 84017, Italy

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