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.

PROS

  • small private beach with kayaks
  • 250 steps to private beach
  • secluded pool

CONS

  • a 10-minute walk to town
  • roadside rooms are small and noisy
  • disappointing breakfasts

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Quiet
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 089-875513

HOTEL DETAILS

14 rooms
Rate Includes: Sometimes closed Dec.–Feb.

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