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Covo dei Saraceni, Positano

Covo dei Saraceni

The Amalfi Coast, Italy

Perched on the rock at the foot of town, and close enough to the water that you can hear the lapping of the waves from your balcony, the Covo dei Saraceni is one of two hotels in Positano with immediate beach access.

The rooms are delightful, offering beautiful sea views. The beachfront restaurant and bar is a fantastic place to enjoy a meal and watch the world go by. You can explore the town on foot as all the main sights are a short walk away. Alternatively, lie by the rooftop swimming pool and enjoy the view.

OUR RATING: First Class

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OUR OPINION:

A reliable choice with everything you would expect from a five star property. The service is fantastic, the rooms and views are exceptional and, as it is one of only two of its kind on the beach, it has become an institution in Positano, ideal for exploring the town.

Rooms

The rooms are in line with the quintessential Positano style, with whites and blues, prized local Vietri tiles and paintings of the picturesque hillside town decorating the walls. Because the building has been built into the rock, all rooms and suites have immediate views of the sea from either their balconies or private terraces. Some even have their own Jacuzzi hot tubs.

Location

Steps from the beach, the Covo dei Saraceni has a superb location for exploring the town or catching a ferry to Capri, Sorrento or Naples. Road access stops halfway up the hill, after which point it’s all pedestrianized. Shops and restaurants sit in this lower part of town so you avoid the steep climb after dinner. On arrival, the Covo provides a luggage collection service.

Food and drink

The Covo Restaurant serves delicious gourmet fare, expertly made with fresh, local produce. There’s also the rooftop restaurant and bar which is particularly good for a long lunch in the sun, offering views of the town and excellent seafood. The Brasserie is an annexed, rustic restaurant, set on the beach and serving simple lunches, pizzas and gelato.

Tour ideas in The Amalfi Coast

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Covo dei Saraceni as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Pompeii street

      A private guided tour of Pompeii

      A private guided tour of Pompeii

      Enjoy a guided tour of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii, preserved by six meters of volcanic ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius back in 79 AD.

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    • Experience a cooking class with a local family
      Filleting fish at Casa Laura's cooking class

      Experience a cooking class with a local family

      Experience a cooking class with a local family

      Experience a half day cooking class at a local family home. You will learn the secret recipes of the D’Antonio family, from making homemade pasta to filleting the catch of the day.

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    • When life gives you lemons tour
      Lemon grove, Amalfi Coast

      When life gives you lemons tour

      When life gives you lemons tour

      Discover the role that lemons play in traditional life on the Amalfi Coast with this half-day tour. You’ll take a guided walk through the lemon groves and tour a local limoncello distillery, as well as sitting down to a seaside lunch.

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