Perfect location and awesome staff!
Posted Oct 31, 2016
The entire staff is awesome - very courteous and helpful. The location really is perfect. It's a short walk to the city center where the shopping, church and beach are, and at that main beach you can catch a ferry to Capri, Amalfi, Sorrento and other spots. A short walk from Alcione in the other direction takes you to the primary bus stop (all three bus services use this stop). At that city center you can rent a scooter, which you can ride down the Alamlfi Coast or buzz round town. Alcione is also on the South side of the city, so in the morning you see the stunning North side all lit up by the morning sunshine while not having that sun beat directly into your room. Rather, you get the evening sun and sunset. If you stay on the North side you'll have direct morning sun and the views of the South side are not as spectacular. This location really is perfect. There is no dining area, so the free breakfast is delivered directly to your room at the time of your choosing. Every room has a beautiful view and an electric awning to provide shade in the afternoon.
The bed is very stiff (beyond "firm") and the shower door design is such that you cannot avoid getting the floor wet. Also be advised that there is no elevator, so if you have issues with stairs, it might be a problem for you.
If I return to Positano, I'll likely stay at Alcione again. The positives far outweigh the negatives, and frankly there isn't much else in that perfect location.