Hotel California, Positano

  • Neapolitan Riviera, Italy, Amalfi Coast

  • 3

    3 Rating

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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 can also enjoy breakfast here each morning – 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 it was converted 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. To top it all off, they all have spectacular sea views.

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

Added value

Telephone rep service

Flights and transfers included

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

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €1.50 per person per night is payable locally. 


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 whirlpool bathtub.

Superior Rooms are located on the upper floors so they have even better sea views from the balcony. These rooms are larger and are available on request, please call to book.

Superior Rooms with a whirlpool bath or a terrace are available for a supplement. Please call to book.

Double Rooms for Sole Use are available on request, please call to book. 

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

The Amalfi Coast rolls out along the southern Sorrentine Peninsula, where the Lattari Mountains drop straight into the Tyrrhenian Sea. Pastel villages cling to cliffs and beach-lined bays, all tied together by improbably scenic footpaths that have always connected these communities – and the lemon terraces, vineyards and secret swim spots in-between. Wherever you go, you’ll never be short of a place to sample a gelato with a view. Plus, some of the most famous sights in southern Italy are an easy day trip away. You’ve just got to decide if you fancy digging into Roman history in Pompeii… or into the celebrated pizza napoletana of Naples.

Amalfi, Positano, Ravello & beyond

Each village along the Amalfi Coast has its own forte. Positano stars on magazine covers and Instagram feeds the world over, drawing in photographers – and everyone else – with its precipitous perch and Byzantine church. Music lovers, meanwhile, pilgrimage to Ravello for the concerts that pop up in one of its many cliffside gardens during the Ravello Music Festival. Visit Amalfi to find out about the intriguing history of papermaking on the Amalfi Coast – or seek out a rare stretch of beach in Maiori for an ice granita with a squeeze of lemon.

Boots & boats… but ditch the car

Call us biased, but we don’t recommend driving around the Amalfi Coast if you can help it. The single winding road, packed with coaches and cars, is usually more trouble than its worth in the summer. Instead, look to the walking and sailing routes that have long linked the tight-knit communities here. Footpaths and mule tracks duck and dive between towns and bays, while boats are bound for the chic shops and luminous Blue Grotto of Capri.

Walk with the gods

The Path of the Gods is the most famous footpath on the Amalfi Coast. This 9km hike is best taken slowly – all the better for admiring the sea views around every corner. Walking routes also lead into the leafy peace of the Valle delle Ferriere, where waterfalls and abandoned mills lie, and past crumbling sun-bleached temples. There are some moderate to challenging ascents and descents, including many a stone staircase (this is the Amalfi Coast, after all). Your reward, however, is those unbeatable bird’s-eye views.

Limoncello with a view

On the Amalfi Coast, it’s practically a case of pick a trattoria, any trattoria when looking for dinner with a vista. Recipes range from Caprese salad with locally made mozzarella to gnocchi-like ndunderi to lemon… well, everything, really. Torts, granitas, gelato and limoncello are all made from the football-sized lemons grown on the Amalfi Coast. Seafood is a must-try too – usually hauled in from the sea that morning. It’s all excellent fuel for a day of coastal hiking.

Why book a summer holiday in the Amalfi Coast with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of the Amalfi Coast's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to the Amalfi Coast include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • Sea view terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (approx. €30 a day, payable locally)

For breakfast you'll have a continental buffet with pastries, cold cuts, cheese, fresh fruit and homemade cakes from 7.30am to 10.30am.

Ristorante Don Giovanni serves Italian food on a terrace where you can enjoy views over the town. Enjoy local specialties like linguine with anchovy sauce from nearby Cetera and desserts showcasing the fresh lemons that grow on the coast (payable locally).

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

Longitude: 14.4884783
Latitude: 40.6285793

  • 100 metres to the SITA Sponda bus stop
  • 150 metres to Positano centre
  • 10 minute walk to Positano's main beach and port

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