Hotel L'Ancora's in the centre of all the activity around Positano and just steps away from a staircase that takes you down to the beach, with lots of interesting little shops to distract you on the way. The rooms here are comfortable, specious and elegantly decorated. The best bit is that the superior rooms all have furnished balconies and a sea views, providing the perfect place to hatch out a plan for the day. Having breakfast out on the terrace is lovely and the hotel's restaurant is a great option for dinner, as well - you can upgrade to half board and dine here each evening if you like.
Another great thing about staying here is that although there's no pool at Hotel L'Ancora, adults can use the pool facilities at their five-star sister hotel, Hotel Covo dei Saraceni - down in town, close to the beach. The pool, the amenities and the attentiveness of the staff here are excellent and it's a great place to just relax and take in a different view of Positano.
It's the perfect base for a stay on the Amalfi Coast, with lots of opportunities to take excursions to places like Capri or even take in some of the regions history with a visit to Pompeii and Vesuvius or Herculaneum. After a day out exploring, we loved dropping in to the terrace bar for an Aperol spritz with a view, before getting ready for dinner.
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 20 mins by private car from Naples Airport.