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Hotel California, Positano

  • Neapolitan Riviera, Italy, Amalfi Coast

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Hotel California enjoys an enviable position on the edge of Positano, overlooking the town’s colourful houses and sandy beach.

With just 15 rooms, this boutique hotel manages to make guests feel at home. The welcoming Cinque family have been running Hotel California since its conversion from a royal Neapolitan residence. A large terrace is perfectly placed to enjoy the stunning sea views and breakfast is served here every morning. Each guest room 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.

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 15
  • No. of buildings: 0
  • No. of floors: 0
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 3

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

Superior Rooms are larger and are available on request, please call to book.

Accessibility

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

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. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

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.

Things to do in resort

Pompeii & Herculaneum

These Roman towns were destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in a devastating eruption in 79 AD, burying them in the heavy volcanic ash that helped preserve them for centuries. Take a guided tour and learn all about these once-thriving towns, viewing preserved-mosaics and plaster cast displays that give you a real understanding of ancient Rome.

Footpath of the Gods

This three-hour scenic hike starts or ends in Nocelle (a short bus ride from Amalfi) and boasts spectacular scenery and magnificent coastal views with Capri in the distance.

Paestum

Once one of Italy’s biggest ancient Greek cities, Paestum is now an archaeological site with well-preserved Greek temples and is a couple of hours drive from the Amalfi Coast. Make sure to stop at an authentic mozarella farm along the way, too.

Explore the Coast

The towns along the Amalfi Coast are easily explored by regular local buses or boats that meander along the coastline during the summer. Hop on a boat at Amalfi and visit beautiful towns like Positano, or sail across to the stunning isle of Capri. Buses skillfully drive round the coast's hairpin bends to towns like Ravello, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the panoramic views.

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For more information on travel and transport visit our Amalfi Coast page

Excursions

Pompeii & Vesuvius (full day)

This full day excursion will allow you to explore two of the most fascinating sites on the Neapolitan Riviera. Your tour starts in Pompeii where you’ll be taken by a professional and knowledgeable guide through the ancient streets of the Roman town. Once a thriving resort, the town was buried following the mighty eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. It’s well-enough preserved for you to gain a real insight into what life was like in Ancient Rome. After the tour of Pompeii, you’ll be able to explore the volcano up close. You’ll ascend to 1,000 metres by coast before walking to the summit where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views.

Departs: Daily from 15 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: from £44pp - entrance fees (approx. €25pp) and lunch are payable locally

Herculaneum & Sorrento (full day)

Herculaneum lies at the foot of Mount Vesuvius and was the first town to be covered in lava and ash following the devastating eruption in 79AD. It’s smaller than neighbouring Pompeii and not as well known, but the buildings and streets are extremely well-preserved. As one of the wealthier towns on the coast, you’ll be able to admire the beautiful ancient mosaics and grand villas as you go on a guided walk through the cobbled streets. After the tour, you’ll visit the summit of Mount Vesuvius by coach and foot.

Departs: Daily from 15 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: from £42pp - entrance fees (approx. €11pp) and lunch are payable locally

Pompeii & Herculaneum (full day)

Combine a visit to two of Ancient Rome’s most well-known towns on this full day excursion. You’ll enjoy tours of Pompeii and Herculaneum with an expert guide who will bring history to life. The streets of Pompeii are home to ancient baths, villas and bars – all buried under a layer of ash when the might Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Herculaneum was the wealthier city of the two and you can still make out the magnificent frescoes in the once-luxurious villas that overlook the sea – including Villa dei Papiri, which belonged to Julius Caesar’s father-in-law.

Departs: Daily from 15 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: from £51pp - entrance fees (approx. €26pp) and lunch are payable locally

Pompeii (half day)

Enjoy a half day tour of Pompeii where your guide will take you slowly through some of the ancient streets of the once-thriving Roman town. Stop to admire the baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans in the year 80 B.C. and marvel at the fabulously-preserved frescos which adorned the walls and floors of the villas.

Departs: Daily from 15 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: from £37pp - entrance fees (approx. €15pp) are payable locally

Paestum & Mozzarella Farm (full day)

Paestum sits just south of the Amalfi Coast and is home to some of the best-preserved Greek temples in the world. The city was founded by the Greeks in the 6th Century BD and is now famous for the three ancient temples that remain. You’ll get to admire the temples from up close and enjoy a visit to the museum that houses artefacts that were excavated from the site. After the temples, you’ll visit a local mozzarella farm, where the region’s famous buffalo mozzarella is made. You’ll see how this soft, creamy cheese is produced from start to finish and get to try some at the end.

Departs: Daily from 15 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: from £49pp - entrance fees (approx. €10pp) and lunch 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. You’ll also enjoy a visit to Villa San Michele and Caesar Augustus Gardens.

Departs: Daily from 15 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: from £81pp - entrance fees (approx. €9pp) and lunch are payable locally

Cruise to Positano (half day)

This relaxing half-day cruise embarks in the afternoon for a leisurely tour of the stunning towns along the Amalfi Coast. Setting off from Maiori, you’ll head towards Positano, passing the charming village of Atrani and the town of Amalfi on the way. You’ll have some free time in Positano to browse the boutiques, stop for a drink in a café or simply relax on the sandy beach. The boat will return to Mairoi after a couple of hours.

Departs: Daily from 15 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: from £37pp - 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

Restaurants & Bars

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


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Hotel California, Positano, Amalfi Coast, Neapolitan Riviera
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09/10/2019,
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from London Stansted,
2 adults, 0 children
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