Ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ash

Amazing hotel in beautiful location

Posted Sep 25, 2013
Yes there are stairs to reach the hotel but its well worth it once you arrival to the view. Maryse was so welcoming and have us a beer for our efforts!! She even upgraded our room which was lovely to a bigger suite with a balcony. Breakfast was enjoyable on the terrace and it was a short 1 min walk to the beach or 5 mins round to the main town of positano. Very enjoyable and relaxing stay!! Thanks maryse
1 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Fantastic Views

Posted Sep 3, 2013 on Hotels.com
Amazing beach front water views from the balcony! And getting to the actual beach was only a 2 minute walk which was convenient. Only issue was actually getting to the hotel from the main road and walking down over 5 hundred steps with 2 big luggages was not convenient, but this is expected in positano due to its location. Cleanliness of the room was abit disappointing. Quality of service was not great, our stay would of been amazing if the service was there.Organisation of a porter is difficult and ensure you organise your own transfers to the airport etc as it was difficult to try and organise through the hotel. Overall if you want amazing views then you can sacrifice the quality of service for the beautiful beach front views.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Just okay....

Posted Aug 13, 2013
We were a family of 3, and visited La Dolce Vita in late July. I had read about this place on TripAdvisor and although it met our needs and we enjoyed ourselves, we felt the couple who run/own the place were standoffish. The breakfast was silly and the lady who made our coffee (the owner) seemed to be inconvenienced by our request for a coffee. When we'd ask for help (example... how to get a water taxi), we were basically ignored. The place is very basic but quite clean, and that's all we were looking for. If that's all you need, this isn't the worst place because it's fairly close to the beach (by Positano standards!). The walk into town isn't too bad, so there's that. I'm not sure I'd recommend this place to a friend though. Spend a couple more $$s and be in town... that's my recommendation. The attitude of the owners took away from the quaintness that perhaps this place could offer.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Erica from London, UK

Lovely hotel, lovely hosts!

Posted Jun 4, 2013
Our 2-night stay at La Dolce Vita was the highlight of our week-long holiday in Italy (stairs and all). Maryse and Vincenzo are lovely hosts. Can't wait until we have the opportunity to visit again. The only thing I will change on our next visit is that we will stay more than 2 nights!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close To The Beach And Town

Posted Jun 3, 2013
Pros: Nearness to the beach and town
The hotel is located just above the steps to Fornillo Beach and there is a lovely walk in to the town through beautiful foliage, a waterfall and a gorgeous view of the sea. (Comments regarding the stairs are obviously from visitors whom have never been to Positano! It's part of the intrinsic beauty of the place and makes one feel a little better for any over indulgences! That being said, traveling light to Positano is recommended.) Maryse and Vincenzo were lovely hosts and for those that prefer a more quiet place to return to at the end of the day, this is the prefect location. The bottom floor with 3 rooms is perfect for families or groups of friends traveling together. Great value/ B&B Style. Will definitely return!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Tom from Australia

Great location great service

Posted Jun 3, 2013 on Hotels.com
Fantastic
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by miriam from canada

nice if you like stairs

Posted May 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
My husband and I were staying here for our honeymoon. The lady who runs the place is nice but it is not convenient like a hotel. We had to walk down like 300 stairs to get to the place and when we arrived she was not home. Lucky for us she was just at the beach and came about 15 minutes of us waiting. This location is on the smaller beach about 15 minutes from the main area in positano. No option to take a cab... the veiw from the terrace was amazing and breakfast was good. but you have to walk a lot to get to and from this hotel. its clean. but i would stay at the main beach in positano instead.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Caroline from Cobourg, Ontario, Canada

La Dolce Vita- Heaven on Earth and More!

Posted Apr 28, 2013
Pros: A beautiful location and beautiful facility-safe, comfortable, relaxing. The host is a kind, generous man who shows a genuine interest in his guests.
Cons: I thought that I would hate the stairs because I have a bad knee but my mobility actually improved by having regular exercise.
Location: On the Mediterranean with balconies overlooking the water -lemon and orange trees all around. Positano within a 5 minute walk and full of amenities.
This hotel was like a little slice of heaven - it was more than we imagined and the host and owner Vincenzo was a kind, generous and interesting man who made us feel as though we were his house guests and friends. The view of the sea from our huge balcony was superb; to go to sleep and to wake up with the sound of the water gently lapping the shore was unbelievably relaxing and romantic. Our bed was very comfortable and the duvet and covers were clean, high quality and very much like what you would find in a home rather than a hotel. The bathrooms were brand new and lovely with the most beautiful deep blue and white ceramic tile from floor to ceiling. Our morning breakfast consisted of a great variety of fruits, cereals, unlimited and fantastic cappuccinos or other specialty coffees, cheeses, breads and fresh croissants.Vincenzo invited us to make ourselves at home and to avail ourselves of snacks wherever we wanted. His generosity and gentle nature were truly genuine and made our stay very, very memorable. We would have just stayed in this paradise if we had not a full itinerary of other places already booked. Positano and all of Italy is a place of stairs and walking up and down hill- the many stairs became a source of inspiration as we daily felt more and more in shape. We were amazed that Vincenzo could carry our heavy luggage up and down the stairs so we never had to worry about this aspect. A little slice of heaven which you will most certainly fall in love with.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Excellent!

Posted Sep 28, 2012 on Hotels.com
It was the best! Rooms are extremely clean and large, and the view is astonishing. The hotel is located in a very quiet location, just steps away from the beach. The owners are nice and helpful. Overall, it is the best choice if you want to enjoy your stay in Positano. Next year, we'll come back :)
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

don.t waste your time here...

Posted Sep 25, 2012
When we booked the room, we weren.t aware of the over 400 stairs we had to go down... And then to leave the small hotel to eat or see anything... U either went down 150+ stairs or back up the 400+ ones... Certainly not worth it.... Staff not friendly...