Hotel California, Positano

  • Neapolitan Riviera, Italy, Amalfi Coast

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Hotel California has a spectacular location overlooking Positano. You can get that perfect Instagram photo right from the hotel’s terrace that looks out over the colourful houses and sandy beach. You can’t stay here without heading there with a glass of prosecco and getting lost in the views. You’ll get to enjoy breakfast hear each morning too – what a great way to start the day!

There’s only 15 rooms here and this boutique hotel manages to make everyone feel at home. The welcoming Cinque family have been running Hotel California since its conversion from a royal Neapolitan residence. Each bedroom has been lovingly decorated in a traditional and unique style. Some have original painted ceilings and tiled floors, while others come with hot tubs. They’re all topped off with spectacular sea views.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 25 mins by private car from Naples airport.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 15
  • Official rating: 3

Rooms

Standard Rooms have sea views from the balcony and are either in the original hotel wing or the newer wing. Each room has air conditioning, TV, minibar, safe, hairdryer and Jacuzzi bathtub.

Superior Rooms are located on the upper floors and enjoy full sea views. These rooms are larger and are available on request, please call to book.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most recognisable images of Italy – a 50-kilometre-long coastline of plunging cliffs topped with sky-scraping viewpoints. The towns step down the cliffs in a jumble of pastel houses and church domes, before fetching up at tiny harbours.

Although alike in looks, each place has its own forte. Ravello is known for its terraced gardens and clifftop summer music festival. Amalfi has a grand eighth-century cathedral, while Positano offers the Byzantine Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

Amalfi Coast holidays also leave you perfectly poised for exploring the rest of the region – from Sorrento, Ischia and Capri to Naples, Pompeii and Vesuvius.

Inghams operate a telephone Rep service on the Amalfi Coast. 

Excursions

Pompeii & Vesuvius (full day)

Enjoy the views as you're driven along the stunning Amalfi coast to your first stop, Pompeii. The thriving city was buried following the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, which ultimately preserved the buildings, mosaics and frescoes that you'll see as you wander through. The sheer scale of the place is impressive, standing in the streets there you can only imagine what life was like here at that time. But, you'll be accompanied by a guide who will help give you a better insight into its history. After you'll make your way up the flanks of Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano on mainland Europe. You'll be dropped off to make the final accent to the summit on foot. Its worth the climb up the volcanic rock path to the crater, you'll smell the sulphur before you see it! You'll also have the best views of the Bay of Naples and Pompeii below. On the journey back, you'll drop in at a cameo and coral factory where they make beautiful traditional jewelry carved out of shells. The perfect spot to pick up a holiday souvenir! 

Departs: Mon, Wed & Thu from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £45pp, Positano from £63pp or Ravello from £56pp - entrance fees (approx. €26.50pp) and lunch are payable locally

Pompeii & Herculaneum (full day)

Spend a day exploring the UNESCO protected Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. You'll have an expert guide who will bring history of these places to life. The towns were buried under a layer of ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. In Pompeii you'll be led through the amazingly well preserved remains of the ancient baths, villas and bars. Later in the coastal town of Herculaneum, you'll see its contrast to Pompeii. It was a wealthy residential town and you can still make out the magnificent frescoes in the once-luxurious villas that overlook the sea. Please note that this tour involves a long day of walking so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. 

Departs: Sundays from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £57pp, Positano from £74pp or Ravello from £67pp - entrance fees (approx. €29.50pp) and lunch are payable locally. 

Pompeii (half day)

Walk through the ancient streets of the once-thriving Roman town of Pompeii. The city was preserved beneath layers of ash after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. Here you'll see the roman baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans and the fabulously-preserved frescoes which adorned the walls and floors of the villas at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Departs: Tue & Sat from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £39pp, Positano from £57pp or Ravello from £50pp - entrance fees (approx. €16.50pp) are payable locally

Capri & Anacapri (full day)

You’ll get to enjoy a full day on the glamorous island of Capri on this excursion – a must do for anyone visiting the Neapolitan Riviera. Your day will begin on the gentle ferry crossing before a minibus will drive you to the island’s top sights. You’ll enjoy time in Capri Town where you can relax with a coffee in the piazza, watch the handy work of the sandal makers and shop in the designer boutiques. The next stop is Anacapri where you can admire some of the best views on the island. There's also an optional visit to Villa San Michele and Caesar Augustus Gardens.

Departs: Wednesdays from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi or Positano from £74pp, Ravello from £84pp or Maiori or Minori from £83pp - entrance fees (approx. €9pp) and lunch are payable locally

Cruise to Positano (half day)

On this relaxing cruise you'll take a leisurely tour along the Amalfi Coast, making your way to Positano. On the way you’ll visit Emerald Grotto, where sunlight reflects against the rocks making the water appear a unique and striking green blue colour. Inside the cavern you'll see the impressive stalactites and stalagmites that emerge from the sea like huge columns. Once you reach Positano, with its pretty white washed buildings, you’ll have some free time here to explore the lanes, browse the boutiques, enjoy a drink from one of the little cafés or simply relax on the sandy beach.

Departs: Thursdays from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £39pp - entrance fees (approx. €5pp) are payable locally

Private Excursions

The above excursions are all available on a private basis, meaning you can enjoy visiting the attractions with just your friends or family. Please call our reservations team for more information including prices, and to book.

Facilities
  • Sea view terrace

 

  • Restaurant
Meals

A continental buffet breakfast serving, pastries, cold cuts of meat and cheese, fresh fruit and homemade cakes can be enjoyed on the hotel's terrace. 

Ristorante Don Giovanni serves Italian cuisine on a fantastic terrace where you can enjoy views over the town. Enjoy local specialties like linguine with anchovy sauce from nearby Cetera and deserts showcasing the fresh lemons that grow on the coast.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
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Hotel California, Positano
Amalfi Coast, Neapolitan Riviera,Bed & Breakfast
05/05/2021 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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