10 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Wonderful Staff in the Restaurant
"We stayed at the Covo for 2 weeks on our Honeymoon. Hard to find a more romantic location - sitting on the terrace restaurant under the stars with Nicola serenading us on the piano every night was heavenly. We stayed half board and the restaurant menu didn't change much during our stay so we pretty much ate our way through all of it - and it was all excellent. Very good wine list too. Waiters were especially helpful (special thanks to Titto, Michael and Gaetano). Hotel is right on the beach and the views from our room and the rooftop pool were sublime. The town has plenty to see and do and there is a good choice of bars and restaurants. We visited Le Sirenuse which seemed top notch but costs a lot more and is quite a walk from the beach. The Amalfi coast is beautiful and it was a simple matter to hop on a water taxi/ferry to visit Amalfi, Capri and Sorrento. It was a wonderful start to our married life together and we look forward to visiting it again in the years to come."
- Travel date: 9th January 2006
"Covo has got to be one of the most beautiful and romantic hotels we have ever stayed at. Our room overlooked the ocean and the view was spectacular. All the pictures we had seen of the Amalfi coast were brought to life right off of our balcony. Our room was spacious, clean, cool and comfortable and the dining room, where we ate a spectacular breakfast every morning, overlooked the sea it is completely glassed in for panoramic views. The staff was friendly and helpful. The Covo is located on the beach and you do have to walk down from the main road to get there, but it just adds to the quaintness of Positano. It is a little on the expensive side, but well worth it. Our only regret was we had to come home!"
- Travel date: 13th November 2005
La bella vista from the Covo dei Saraceni
"Our 4 night stay in this hotel on the Adriatic, in September 2005, was great. We had a suite with a very large terrace that included a hot tub, table and chairs, and a million dollar view. The bathroom includes a deluxe shower with water jets shooting every which way. The town, barely mentioned by the guidebooks, is quite charming with lovely views of the azure Adriatic and is a good base for exploring northern Puglia including Alberobello and Locorotondo. The staff was very helpful and pleasant, the restaurant good. It is helpful to speak some Italian. The only lack was the absence of chairs and a table in the bedroom. The breakfast was only adequate, but the view from the breakfast room made up for it. The hotel's online description made me think it is some distance out of town; however, the historical center is a short walk away. I'd definitely stay there again."
- Travel date: 3rd October 2005
Great Great Great Great Location
"My family and I just stayed at the COVO for a 3 night stay from August 5th - August 8th. I booked a junior suite which was very big and had a very large terrace. The view from the balcony was amazing. I have a family of 4 so we needed a large room. The rooms and the hotel were not exactly a Ritz Carlton, but this is Italy and most of the hotels are much older. The hotel was very casual and very clean. The location was amazing because you walked out of the hotel and there was the beach, ferry's to other islands, several restaurants, and shopping right in front of you. The Pool was beautiful, but not enough chairs. It was very hard to get one. The Pool was big, but the area around it was not so big. But what do you expect the hotel is built inside a mountain. The shopping was great and the views are just outstanding. It was my first time to ITALY and the next time I return I would stay in Positano for a week and definetly stay at the COVO. Have any other questions feel free to email me at [email protected]"
- Travel date: 22nd September 2005
GREAT HOTEL AND VIEW
"Spent 6 days at this hotel w my wife and 2 teenagers 2 weeks ago. Wonderful location, directly on beach, lots of resturants and shops nearby, big rooms, and hotel staff could not have been more helpful. Wonderful views from everywhere and boats to Capri and other towns along the Amalfi Coast outside your door. My only complaint was the resturant which we ate at 2x. The first time was very good and they gave you a 15% discount if you are staying at the hotel. The second time food was not as good. If any one has any questions they can email me at [email protected] I wil be putting in a separate post about my whole trip."
- Travel date: 26th August 2005
"We stayed at this beautiful hotel early April 2005, which is off season but still it was absolutely beautiful. The staff was of tremendous help and very gracious/professional. We stayed in a Suite w/balcony and the view from our balcony was breath taking! The room itself was very comfortable and beautifuly decorated including a great bathroom with seperate shower and jacuzzi tub. The hotel is in an excellent location...beach front and close to everything in town, which we LOVED! We walked everywhere and were truly able to experience the town with all it's beauty, hospitality and CHARM. One warning, since the hotel is located all the way at the bottom of town, you will have to do some serious stair climbing if you want to explore your surroundings. Overall we had an amazing time and can't wait to return one day...soon! FYI- we are in our early 30ies for those that are curious. =0) Cheers! Sean & Tarina (Northern California , USA)"
- Travel date: 16th August 2005
We're in love!
"We stayed at the Covo for 5 nights on our honeymoon and we had an amazing time. We booked a junior suite, expensive but definitely worth it if you feel like splashing out, the views are to die for. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the location of the hotel couldn't be better. We would thoroughly recommend this hotel to everyone and hope to make it back there one day ourselves."
- Travel date: 2nd August 2005
Best place to stay in Positano
"We couldn't be happier staying at Covo Dei Saraceni. The Hotel is fantastic, located on the best possible spot in Positano, just in front of the Marina. The rooms are terrific (we stayed at room 56 with a small terrace and an amazing view of the sea). It is worth paying for a sea-side view. We also visited some other hotels as well, we liked the San Pietro very much but it is not in the middle of town. If you are planning to visit Capri during your stay, you can take the ferry from the Marina just steps from the hotel. There are ferrys to other destinations as well so it makes this place an ideal base for knowing the area. If you do stay in Positano, we recommend you have dinner at Cafe Max just in the middle of town."
- Travel date: 22nd June 2005
"A freind recomended Covo and glad we took them up on it. We ended our honeymoon here after stays in Paris, Rome, and Sorrento. So a couple of days around the pool was perfect. We chose a jr suite and it was pricey but worth it. A big but not real fancy room. A large terrace with a table, two chairs and two deck chairs as well. We loved it. The staff was excellent. The bathroom was huge with a jacuzzi tub and seperate multi-spray shower. It may not be Le Sirenuse but we had a great time."
- Travel date: 1st June 2005
Magnificent accommodations and service
"In June of 2004 my wife and I spent 3 weeks in Italy. We stayed at 5 Star hotels in Florence, Rome, and Venice, therefore having a valid basis of comparison. By far, our most enjoyable stay was at the Covo Dei Saraceni in Positano, where we spent 5 glorious nights. Our room, a suite with a private deck and pool, was magnificent. The views of the beach, the wharf and the sea were beautiful. The hotel's staff was outgoing, helpful and courteous. The barman in the lobby and the wait staff at the hotel's restaurant exceeded all expectations. We can't wait to return in the coming years."
- Travel date: 26th April 2005
Covo Dei Saraceni is also called
- covo dei saraceni positano
- covo dei saraceni hotel