Hotel L'Ancora, Positano

  • Neapolitan Riviera, Italy, Amalfi Coast

  • 4

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Hotel L'Ancora is in the centre of Positano, next to a staircase that leads to the beach. On the way you'll have lots of little shops to distract you and you can soak up Positano's lively atmosphere.

What we love about this hotel is that adults can use the pool facilities at the five-star sister hotel, Hotel Covo dei Saraceni. The pool, the amenities and the attentiveness of the staff are excellent and it's a great place to relax and take in even more Positano views. 

L'Ancora is a fantastic base for a stay on the Amalfi Coast, with lots of opportunities to visit places like Capri and Pompeii. After a day exploring, pop into the terrace bar for an Aperol spritz, before getting ready for dinner. 

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 20 mins by private car from Naples airport.

Added value

Telephone rep service

Flights and transfers included

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

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €3 per person per night is payable locally for a maximum of 12 nights. 


Standard Rooms are all individually decorated. Facilities include air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi, minibar and hairdryer. They're available on request, please call to book. 

Classic Rooms have a balcony and a whirlpool.

Classic Sea View Rooms have a balcony and are available on request, please call to book. 

Superior Rooms have furnished balconies and sea views. They're decorated in an elegant style with individual pieces of antique furniture and tiled floors.

Junior Suites are nice and spacious and have a sea view terrace. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Family Suites have a balcony and sea views. These rooms sleep up to four people 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 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.

  • Adults can use the swimming pool at the five-star sister hotel, Hotel Covo dei Saraceni (five minutes down the road)
  • Roof terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi

Each morning there's a buffet breakfast with eggs, pastries, cereals, fresh fruit, toast with honey or jam, juices and coffee. 

You can upgrade to half board and eat at the hotel each evening. The view from the restaurant is amazing! During the day you can see right across the bay and in the evening the twinkling Positano lights.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

Longitude: 14.485928
Latitude: 40.6285237

  • 900 metres to Positano centre 
  • 500 metres to Positano beach and ferry station

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