Thinking of Positano brings images of colourful houses perched on the stunning Amalfi coast to mind, it is the town that you’ve seen heavily saturated on Instagram with ‘that view’. But in recent months the Italian destination must have been hit hard by lockdowns and a brief re-opening prior to the peak season coming to an end.
So in between the first and second Lockdown in the UK, we decided to visit. Having never ventured to the Amalfi coast before, my only preconception was how busy I heard it could get in peak months. We were also driving so were worried this could be difficult due to the narrow coastal roads and the amount of traffic. But travelling in September proved to be less busy which could be down to the time of year, but also less people travelling due to Covid.
Here is my review of Hotel Buca di Bacco Positano. Watch the full walkthrough of the hotel here or at the end of this post.
‘Rich in history, the 4-star hotel Buca di Bacco overlooking the Marina Grande of Positano is ideal for relaxing holiday on the clear sea of the Amalfi Coast.’
Choosing a hotel in Positano proved quite difficult, we didn’t want to choose the obvious hotels (you know I like to find more of a hidden gem) and after much research and following great reviews, we rested on Hotel Buca di Bacco, the reservation desk was so very helpful, Mario in particular, that we knew we would have the best stay.
As the hotel is located Located right on the beach in Positano, when driving you must park at the closest parking lot at the very bottom of Positano before making your way to the hotel through the narrow streets of the town. If you have a lot of luggage, ask for help from the porter within the car park. This is a paid service, but worth it. I had read many reviews that had said this was to the hotels disadvantage, however, the arrival experience was seamless for us.
As we arrived, we were greeted with a friendly welcome by Mario and taken to our executive sea view room with large terrace. My first impressions of the hotel were how it was steeped in character with a sprinkling of old Italian charm. On the approach through the narrow streets to the beach, it’s easy to miss, but once inside you know you are positioned in the heart of the town.
Our room was so spacious and airy, the bed was draped with crisp white bed linen and the floor decorated with the ceramic art that the Amalfi coast has become so famous for.
There was a separate area with a sofa and coffee table and all the usual amenities including a nice sized widescreen TV on the wall. Plenty of wardrobe space and a chest of drawers for anything else.
The bathroom was clean and white with a patterned mosaic shower area and I must say it was the best shower I think I’ve used in any hotel. The branded toiletries smelt divine and added a sense of luxury.
The terrace didn’t disappoint when it came to our long-awaited view. The whole beach was within sight as we were overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. As an added extra bonus, we could also see the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. The terrace was well-equipped with loungers and seating areas for a bit of al fresco dining (or for us, drinking). One afternoon it rained quite heavily and it was so atmospheric to sit on the terrace and watch the rain with a good book.
On the lower floor of the hotel there is the eating area for breakfast and the bar area. And once again the amazing Positano view is the backdrop for this inspiring start to the day.
If you want the views in Positano from your room and exceptional customer service (the best we found across all of the hotels we visited in Positano on our stay) then I highly recommend Hotel Buca DI Bacco, you won’t be disappointed.
Watch the full hotel walkthrough below:
Have you stayed here? What were your thoughts?