Positano is an incredible little town which grew it’s way up a steep rocky wall and overlooks the Tyrrhenian sea. Although it’s just south of Napoli, getting to Positano is a bit hair-raising as you need to wind your through cliffs, hold your breath on narrow blind corners, and occasionally stop and reverse to allow buses to pass. In the end the ordeal of getting there in the end just adds to Positano’s charm.
While in Positano we stayed at Holiday House Gilda and couldn’t have been happier with the choice.
They’re located slightly out of the main town so it’s about a 5 minute walk to get to the heart of Positano. This isn’t a problem during the day, at night however you’ll probably want to use the restaurants pick-up services as walking the winding roads seemed a bit dangerous.
The B&B itself consisted of a large breakfast eating area overlooking the water and 4 main rooms (plus 4 additional which they manage for others). The compound was run by one of the nicest families you’ll meet and while the matriarch Gilda didn’t speak English, she welcomed us with open arms and a flair which you only see in Italia. Since neither of us speak a word of english it was great to have them as a resource of where to go and what excursions to take. They even called restaurants and arranged pick-up services on our behalf.
Our suite featured a bathroom, kitchen, and large open concept bedroom/living room. The highlight of the room however was a balcony which overlooked the sea as well as the city and came complete with lounge chairs and a table set.
If you’re ever planning on going to Italy I would highly recommend Positano and if you’re going there then there’s no better place to stay then Holiday House Gilda.