Fodor's Expert Review La Fenice
Via G. Marconi 4, Positano, Campania, 84017, Italy
This tiny, unpretentious hotel on the outskirts of Positano beckons with bougainvillea-laden views, castaway cottages, and a turquoise seawater pool—all perched over a private beach where a boat can whisk you away to Capri. Thanks to the wonderful family of owner Costantino Mandara, you'll feel right at home in a few minutes—because this is their home. Guest rooms with coved ceilings, whitewashed walls, and native folk art are simple havens of tranquility and comfort. Some are in a house above the road (a bit noisy if trucks rumble by, but this rarely happens at night); others are in adorable cottages close to the sea. Very steep, arbor-covered walkways zigzag across the hill, linking these little acres of heaven.
- small private beach with kayaks
- 250 steps to private beach
- secluded pool
- a 10-minute walk to town
- roadside rooms are small and noisy
- disappointing breakfasts
Rate Includes: Sometimes closed Dec.–Feb.