Hotel L'Ancora, Positano

  • Neapolitan Riviera, Italy, Amalfi Coast

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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.

  • No. of rooms: 18
  • Official rating: 4


Superior Rooms have furnished balconies and sea views. They're decorated in an elegant style with individual pieces of antique furniture and tiled floors. Facilities include air conditioning, TV, Telephone, hairdryer, Wi-Fi and a mini-bar. 

Classic Rooms don't all have sea views and are available on request, please call to book. 

Junior Suites are nice and spacious and have a sea view terrace and a private outdoor Jacuzzi hot tub and sun loungers. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most recognisable images of Italy. This 50-kilometre-long coastline of plunging cliffs is 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 where you'll find some of the country's finest seafood.

What to see on an Amalfi Coast holiday

Although alike in looks, each town 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 and a great beach to relax on. 

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.

Discover more things to see and do in the Neapolitan Riviera.

Why book an Amalfi Coast holiday with Inghams

Your holiday is always in safe hands with us so you can relax and make the most of your time away. We go the Amalfi Coast's most popular resorts and all of our hotels are centrally located. We can also help organise your activities like walking the coastal trails or trying the local food.


Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Pompeii & Vesuvius from £45 per person (full day)

Enjoy the views as you're driven along the stunning Amalfi coast to your first stop, Pompeii. Join a guide to learn about the ancient city and then make your way to the top 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 where you'll have the best views of the Bay of Naples and Pompeii below.

Departs: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from May to October

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 from £57 per person (full day)

Spend a day exploring the UNESCO protected Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. You'll have an expert guide to lead you through the well-preserved towns. There's lots of walking on this excursion so it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. 

Departs: Sundays from May to October

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 from £39 per person (half day)

Walk through the ancient streets of the once-thriving Roman town of Pompeii. See the roman baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans and the well-preserved frescoes. 

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 from £74 per person (full day)

Enjoy a full day on the glamorous island of Capri – a must do for anyone visiting the Neapolitan Riviera. 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 from £39 per person (half day)

Take a leisurely tour along the Amalfi Coast to Positano. On the way you’ll visit Emerald Grotto, where sunlight reflects against the rocks making the water appear a striking green blue colour. Once you reach Positano you’ll have some free time 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.


Pools & Beaches

Although the L'Ancora doesn't have its own pool, adults can use the swimming pool at the five-star sister hotel, Hotel Covo dei Saraceni. It's just five minutes down the road, close to the beach and overlooks Positano. 

Positano's Spiaggia Grande, the main beach, has lovely clear water for swimming, the sand can be a little rough under foot so you might want to bring swimming shoes. Most of the beach is serviced and you can pay locally to rent a sun lounger for the day. But if you prefer head down to the area on the north side of the beach, close to the ferry point, where it's free to use. Pop your towel on the sand and head in for a dip, just remember it can get busy during high season. 

General Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • Taxi service (payable locally)

Each morning there's a buffet breakfast which includes options like eggs, croissants and other pastries, cereals, fresh fruit, toast with honey or jam, juices and cappuccino. 

You can upgrade to half board to dine at the hotel each evening. The view from the restaurant is just breath taking! During the day you'll be able to see right across the bay and in the evening the lights of Positano will twinkle before you. With a lovely selection of fresh, local Mediterranean cuisine and the amazing views, it's hard to beat this spot for dinner. Just sit back and enjoy good food and good company. 

Other dining options and bars are close by, you can try the seafood at the champagne bar at Le Sirenuse and the famous Franco's Bar right next door.  



Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 14.485928
  • Latitude: 40.6285237
  • Location Description:
    • 900 metres to Positano centre 
    • 500 metres to Positano beach and ferry station

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Hotel L'Ancora, Positano
Amalfi Coast, Neapolitan Riviera,Bed & Breakfast
04/05/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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