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Old Apr 1st, 2003, 05:44 AM
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1-star & 2-star Hotels in Positano?

We are budget travelers and I came across a list of 1- and 2-star hotels in Positano. We are hoping to get something for less than 90euros/night in September. We spend more time away from our hotel then in it, but we still like a central, clean, and safe place. I have not been able to find websites or online pictures of them all. Has anyone stayed at these or know where I could find more info on them? Any preferences?

CALIFORNIA RESIDENCE
IL GABBIANO
LA BOUGANVILLE
LE SIRENE
SANTA CATERINA
CASA GUADAGNO
MARIA LUISA
VILLA DELLE PALME
VILLA VERDE
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Old Apr 1st, 2003, 07:30 AM
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Hi Becky,
Le Sirene is in Praiano, the next town East.
We will be staying there in late Sept.
Their website is http://www.lesirene.com/index_ing.htm
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Old Apr 1st, 2003, 08:02 AM
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Ira, Le Sirene looks amazing! Do you know how long it takes to get to Positano or how easy it is to get between the two towns? We want to eat late dinners in Positano and have a safe trek back to our hotel (we do not have a car and only use public transportation).
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Old Apr 1st, 2003, 09:57 AM
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Hi Becky
Here are bus and ferry schedules.
SITA Bus Schedule

Praiano � Amalfi
a06.25 - a07.35 � 09.25 � 09.50 -a10.15 � 10.40 - 11.05 - 11.45 - 12.25 - 13.35 � 14.10 � 14.30 - 15.05 - a16.15 � 16.50 - 17.25 - a19.15 - 20.05 - a21.05

Amalfi � Praiano
06.30 - a07.10 - 08.05 - 09.30 � 10.25 - a10.45 - 11.30 - a12.10 13.00 � a13.30 � 14.05 - 14.30 � 15.25 - a16.00 - a16.30 - 17.00 17.30 - a18.10 - a18.50 - 19.00* - 20.00

Praiano � Positano � Sorrento
06.55 - a07.35 - 08.30 - 09.55 � 10.50 - a11.10 - 11.55 - a12.35 - 13.25 - a13.55 - a14.30 - 14.55 - 15.50 - a16.25 � a16.55 - 17.25 � 17.55 - a18.35 - a19.15 � 19.25* - a20.25

Sorrento � Praianoa
06.35 - 08.25 - 08.50 - a19.15 � 09.40 � 10.05 � 10.45 - 11.25 - 12.35 � 13.10 � 13.30 � 14.05 - a15.15 - 15.50 - 16.25 - a18.15 - 19.05 - a20.05

Positano � Praianoa
06.00 - a07.10 � 09.00 � 09.25 - 09.50 � 10.15 - 10.40 � 11.20 -12.00 � 13.10 � a13.45 - a14.05 - 14.40 - a15.50 � 16.25 - 17.00 � a18.50 � 19.40 - a20.40

a Daily except Sunday and bank holidays
* Sunday and bank holidays only
all others daily

TRAGHETTI/FERRYBOAT

Positano - Salerno (P.zza della Concordia): 5 E 70 min
10,00 � 11,30 � 13,30 � 15,40 � 17,15
Salerno (P.zza della Concordia) � Positano:
08,40 � 09,40 - 11,30 � 14,10 � 15,30

Positano - Amalfi: 4E 25 min
10,00 - 11,30 - 13,30 - 14,40 - 17,15
Amalfi - Positano:
08,40 - 09,20 - 10,30 - 12,20 - 15,00 - 16,20

Salerno (P.zza della Concordia) � Amalfi: 3.5 E 35 min
08,40 � 09,40 - 11,30 � 14,10 � 15,30

Positano - Sorrento 09.45 - 12.50 - 15.40 - 18.10 4 E
Sorrento - Positano 11.00 - 14.30 - 17.00 - 17.25

Positano - Capri 09.10 - 10.00 - 11.45 - 14.20 - 15.45 - 18.00 10 E
Capri - Positano 11.40 - 16.25 - 17.00 - 18.40 - 19.15

Praiano is about 3km from Positano if you walk and about 3 mi by bus. There are restaurants that will pick you up and return you to Praiano from Positano.

Giancarmine & Maria run the hotel.
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Old Apr 1st, 2003, 10:00 AM
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Hi Becky
Here are bus and ferry schedules.
SITA Bus Schedule

Praiano è Amalfi
a06.25 - a07.35 – 09.25 – 09.50 -a10.15 – 10.40 - 11.05 - 11.45 - 12.25 - 13.35 – 14.10 – 14.30 - 15.05 - a16.15 – 16.50 - 17.25 - a19.15 - 20.05 - a21.05

Amalfi è Praiano
06.30 - a07.10 - 08.05 - 09.30 – 10.25 - a10.45 - 11.30 - a12.10 13.00 – a13.30 – 14.05 - 14.30 – 15.25 - a16.00 - a16.30 - 17.00 17.30 - a18.10 - a18.50 - 19.00* - 20.00

Praiano è Positano è Sorrento
06.55 - a07.35 - 08.30 - 09.55 – 10.50 - a11.10 - 11.55 - a12.35 - 13.25 - a13.55 - a14.30 - 14.55 - 15.50 - a16.25 – a16.55 - 17.25 – 17.55 - a18.35 - a19.15 – 19.25* - a20.25

Sorrento è Praianoa
06.35 - 08.25 - 08.50 - a19.15 – 09.40 – 10.05 – 10.45 - 11.25 - 12.35 – 13.10 – 13.30 – 14.05 - a15.15 - 15.50 - 16.25 - a18.15 - 19.05 - a20.05

Positano è Praianoa
06.00 - a07.10 – 09.00 – 09.25 - 09.50 – 10.15 - 10.40 – 11.20 -12.00 – 13.10 – a13.45 - a14.05 - 14.40 - a15.50 – 16.25 - 17.00 – a18.50 – 19.40 - a20.40

a Daily except Sunday and bank holidays
* Sunday and bank holidays only
all others daily

TRAGHETTI/FERRYBOAT

Positano - Salerno (P.zza della Concordia): 5 E 70 min
10,00 – 11,30 – 13,30 – 15,40 – 17,15
Salerno (P.zza della Concordia) – Positano:
08,40 – 09,40 - 11,30 – 14,10 – 15,30

Positano - Amalfi: 4E 25 min
10,00 - 11,30 - 13,30 - 14,40 - 17,15
Amalfi - Positano:
08,40 - 09,20 - 10,30 - 12,20 - 15,00 - 16,20

Salerno (P.zza della Concordia) – Amalfi: 3.5 E 35 min
08,40 – 09,40 - 11,30 – 14,10 – 15,30

Positano - Sorrento 09.45 - 12.50 - 15.40 - 18.10 4 E
Sorrento - Positano 11.00 - 14.30 - 17.00 - 17.25

Positano - Capri 09.10 - 10.00 - 11.45 - 14.20 - 15.45 - 18.00 10 E
Capri - Positano 11.40 - 16.25 - 17.00 - 18.40 - 19.15

Praiano is about 3km from Positano if you walk and about 3 mi by bus. There are restaurants that will pick you up and return you to Praiano from Positano.

Giancarmine & Maria run the hotel.

Praiano has some very good restaurants as well: La Strada, Trattoria da Ciccio, Alfonso e Mare, La Brace, Le Sireneuse all got good reviews from this forum.

When are you planning to go?
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Old Apr 1st, 2003, 10:11 AM
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Wow. I just went on Le Sirene's website, and it looks fantastic. The rates are so cheap, it seems like something must be wrong with it. Has anyone stayed here before, and is it as nice as it looks?
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Thanks again for the transportation info. That helps a lot! I would be curious, too if anyone has stayed at this hotel?
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Old Apr 1st, 2003, 11:31 AM
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Hi all,
I think that Le Sirene is so comparatively inexpensive is because it is in Praiano, which is not as well known as Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi.
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Check on the Trip Advisor > www.tripadvisor.com for any reviews or comments on these hotels. I do know that the California & La Bougainville are Rick Steves' recommendations; look on the "graffitti wall" of his website for feedback > www.ricksteves.com
I've walked by the Bougainville and it looks okay from the outside; good location. I don't remember whether they having balconies. One of the pleasures of staying in Positano is being in a hotel with a view; ideally a balcony where you can sit with your morning capuccino overlooking the bay or at night, to gaze up at the stars.
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Hi Tess,
That's just why we chose the Le Sirene in Praiano.
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Yes, Ira, when it comes to Positano it's all about the view. I'm not one who spends alot of time hanging out in the hotel room, but a balcony is a must-have in my opinion. I can close my eyes and remember what it felt like to sit on my balcony eating breakfast at the Villa Rosa; the smell of lemons wafting in the air, the deep azure blue of the bay in the distance. Or when staying at La Fenice and listening to the waves crash against the rocks below ...

Beckonbecky, one other place to check is Hotel La Reginella --- http://www.venere.com/it/positano/lareginella/ They list prices of 90 euros during low season & 140 euros for high; they probably charge higher price during September, but it's worth a try. Haven't stayed here, but they do have pictures on the site and balconies overlooking the water.
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Thanks for Le Sirene's website, Ira. Nice looking hotel and very cool website. I now have it bookmarked for a future return trip to that area.
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Hi Tess,
Beutiful description. I can smell the lemons.
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We've stayed at La Reginella, it was very comfortable, balconies with superb views, excellent location in Positano.
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You probably don't want to stay in Sorrento, but just in case, try a search for Palazzo Starace, a B&B overlooking the main street, 5 min walk to the train/bus station. Budget priced, very clean, quite spacious, balcony, pressure in the shower wasn't great, also 3 flights of marble stairs to reach the rooms. We'd stay there again, loved the view down the main drag and people-watching!
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