First of all, the property has a phenomenal view of Positano and the Mediterranean Sea. We had never been to Italy and our dream has always been to visit the Amalfi coast. After reading dozens of reviews on several properties on Expedia, we took a chance and booked two nights at the Alcione Residence. We stretched out financially and chose a room on the third floor of the residence, but I don’t believe there would be a bad view from any room on the property. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance to the beach and shopping areas in Positano, but be ready to negotiate some serious inclines and stairs! But as a result, you will be able to walk off the calories from the marvelous food in Positano. The staff at the Alcione was outstanding and catered to our every need. The breakfast (included) was delivered to our room at the requested time by an extremely dedicated (and strong) young woman who carried a full tray of food up three flights of stairs to our room. The room was very clean and well apportioned with all the requisite hair tools for my wife and a small clothes washer which was a lifesaver (we had been on the road for eight days). But the most incredible part of our stay at the Alcione was the huge private balcony off our room which had the most stunning view I’ve ever seen. If you plan to stay in Positano, we highly recommend The Alcione Residence.