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#34 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Positano
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See why so many travellers make La Maliosa d'Arienzo their bed and breakfast of choice when visiting Positano. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and La Maliosa d'Arienzo makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the bed and breakfast, including 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and newspaper. In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is paid public parking available on-site.

Given the close proximity to Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale (0.6 mi), guests of La Maliosa d'Arienzo can easily experience one of Positano's most popular landmarks.

While in Positano, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from La Maliosa D`arienzo Hotel, including Ristorante La Sponda (0.6 mi), La Tagliata (0.3 mi), and Da Adolfo (0.5 mi).

If you are interested in exploring Positano, check out a history museum, such as MAR - Museo Archeologico Romano.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at La Maliosa d'Arienzo as you experience all of the things Positano has to offer.

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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
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24-hour front desk
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Ocean view
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Mindy L wrote a review Sep 2022
Newnan, Georgia15 contributions2 helpful votes
This place is a disappointment from the recommendation of a taxi driver to the paper thin walls and EVERYTHING in between. 1. Taxi driver Fabio drove like his hair was on fire passing people on two wheels, grunting and cussing in Italian while he talked about us in Italian to his girlfriend- not knowing we know Italian. When we arrived he refused to take our CC even though I asked before we booked him. When we arrived he asked for a tip over and over. A real piece of work. So NO FABIO. 2. We carried our bags down the stairs and 5 stairs from the bottom they stopped us and said “our boy” will get that- we were confused, but realized on check out they charge $5 per bag to bring them down the stairs. They charge for everything. The only thing they don’t charge for is the crap breakfast. Stale bread, grocery store muffins and good ole Felix, the gruff and rude, fast talking owner. 3. Location. It sucks. It’s quiet because it’s literally far away from Positano on a VERY dangerous road with no sidewalk. Felix will tell you it’s no big deal, but it is. If you want to eat at a normal time you need a $30 taxi back to the room. The street at night is a death trap. 4. The beach. Don’t bother. It’s a small lagoon beach with exorbitant prices. The beach is dirty and nothing at all like the beaches in other parts. Go to posit proper to swim. 5. Summary. Don’t book this hotel. Spend the extra money and book in Positano or closer to town. 1000 stairs would be better than this!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Diana wrote a review Jul 2022
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My boyfriend and I stayed at the Maliosa in July and I must say it was a poor to average experience. I truly do not understand the good reviews this place has. The rooms are old and musty. The hotel is far from everything. They say it's a 10 minute walk from Positano but in fact, it is a 20 minute DANGEROUS walk between the cliffs and windy roads with speeding cars. The public transportation is POOR. My boyfriend and I were stranded around 10pm one night, praying we would make it to the B&B safely. Luckily, a pair of American tourists helped us because the locals are NOT helpful. The workers at Maliosa were not helpful either. We had a luggage nightmare checking out of La Maliosa and had to pay $175 USD!! Maliosa took NO accountability for THEIR mistake. We asked the La Maliosa if they could help arrange a porter service to bring our luggage to the port since we had a ferry to Naples. We left the B&B and they didn't notify us that our luggage hadn't been picked up by the porter service. We got to the ferry and asked the workers there if the porter service dropped off our luggage and they reassured us they did but more in a way to get us to shut up. I was not reassured and still had a bad feeling because I saw no proof of our luggage being on the boat. The boat departed and it was too late to get off. While on the ferry, we finally got in contact with La Maliosa when they notified us that our luggage was not on the ferry and still at the B&B . The porter service never picked up the luggage. We asked why they didn't call and they said they tried TWO times. Two times and just quit? Meanwhile we had been communicating with La Maliosa through whatsapp our entire stay... so what changed? They couldn't try whatsapp??? Their solution was to put our belongings on a taxi, pay $175 OUT OF OUR POCKETS, and pray that the taxi wouldn't steal our belongings while it took the drive to Naples. Luckily, we got our stuff and nothing was stolen but the fact is that La Maliosa took no accountability in the lack of communication that our luggage had never been picked up from the porter service and let us leave. Trying to call us twice was certainly not enough and $175 for a mistake they made is absurd. Besides this nightmare, the stay was truly not worth all the money we paid. We stayed for the same amount of time in Capri and paid the same amount of money, and the experience for was night and day. The workers at the Capri hotel (Belvedere Suites) were extremely helpful. At the Maliosa, it felt like we were pulling teeth for information. Our stay here was the most stressful time of our Italy trip. I would NEVER recommend this place to anyone.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Anna H wrote a review Jun 2022
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We loved our stay here. Our room was simple but large and clean with a lovely terrace/garden area overlooking the sea. Felix was incredibly helpful with all of our requests and each night sent us to a different restaurant for absolutely delicious dinners. All we had to do was let him know what time we wanted to eat and he organized the place and free shuttles to take us there and back. Anna was delightful as was Seco. On our first day here Anna made a last minute lunch for us: a fish dish that was fresh and delicious, accompanied by a simple and yummy salad. The beach access is fantastic. It is definitely a good walk down and up but well worth it. The location of the hotel is ideal-easy walk into town but so nice to be away from the crowds. I’m not sure why people give this place negative reviews. I was nervous about what we would find after reading what others had to say. Fortunately I listened to the good reviews and am really happy we chose this as our base in the Amalfi Coast. It’s a perfect, simple, clean, easy, charming spot with stunning views and a staff that made our stay in Positano really memorable and special. If you are looking for good value, great staff, stunning views, beach access, a great location that offers a bit of quiet and a memorable stay in Positano then this is your place!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Clair wrote a review Mar 2022
The Netherlands2 contributions
What a beautifull place to stay!!, a lovely room with terras and seavieuw, a private beach and a beautiful terrasgarden where one can have a lovely breakfast, lunch or diner, which you can order at the last moment, no problem, they even prepared a snack for my hungry son late in the evening. But above all the staf; Felix and the others really did all their best to provide us a super pleasant stay and we had real fun together, thank you for everything!!, your smile, you warm welcome and a big bag of oranges and lemons which were given to us when we left. Really can recommend this beautiful place and the people, I for sure hope to return here someday! Greetings Teun and Clair
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sean O wrote a review Sep 2020
Stockholm, Sweden2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great value for money, lovely breakfast area and the proximity to the beach is a great plus. Also very nice views of the Mediterranean. The serenity of this place is appreciated especially if you are in Positano during peak season.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Seasonedtraveller142 wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom240 contributions106 helpful votes
Dont believe all the reviews. Felice and Anna and staff are very helpful and hard working. Treat these people with respect and they will reciprocate. The views from our room and terrace were stunning and some of the best we have experienced from worldwide travelling. This is a tranquil place especially during the day ( the upside to not being in town). The breakfast area and gardens are awesome and kept spic and span. Don't stay here if you dont like steps, especially with luggage. In fact don't come to Positano if you don't like steps. The walk into town is about 20/25 minutes depending on how brave you are dodging between parked cars on the main Amalfi coast road. The restaurant recommendations ( all with free shuttle) over 3 nights were excellent. We found the buses to be next to useless at this time of year as they often roll on by already full. I wouldn't rely on them if you need to get somewhere on time. Better to lash out on taxis. Especially if going to Bomerano to start the awesome walk along the Path of the Gods ( inc. A rather nice extension to Montepertuso and down to Positano). I wanted to give this place 5 stars but personally I found the price a bit high (like all of Positano) and the rooms (whilst very clean, large enough, good AC, safe, fridge) could do with better soundproofing between them. Great doors seal out light and noise from outside. Pack some cotton wool if you're a light sleeper. I did find the mattress rather hard ( which is better than too soft I agree). Excellent breakfast- healthier than further up the coast - from a delightful terrace. My overall memory of La Malliosa will be sitting on a lovely terrace staring out to sea so thank you Felice and Anna for helping make our last few days in Italy a great experience.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Denise K wrote a review Sep 2019
Eagan, Minnesota76 contributions55 helpful votes
As other reviews note, there are much better places to stay in and around Positano. Our room was scary, no windows and barebone,the manager was rude and inefficient, unwilling to provide any assistance. Breakfast was a joke, completely cold. Coffee was terrible. Long walk to beach, dont be misguided here.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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peteyd121 wrote a review Jul 2019
Staten Island, New York51 contributions62 helpful votes
Arriving to the resort can be a challenge altogether. Be sure to plan ahead with a form of transportation to get you here. When we arrived, we met the owner/manager/all purpose guy who we found to be funny and full of personality. He is very dry and sarcastic, which could bother some people, but we loved it. All our bags were carried for us down the narrow steps to the check in area which is just a desk in the outside area. He offered us complimentary iced tea during check in and provided us with ways to get around and where to go eat. This resort has a shuttle that will take you to La Taverna del Leone, which was an AMAZING restaurant. He then explained they offer "free fitness" if you choose to go to the beach which is about 300 steps down. We made the trip down to the beach twice and its worth it. The steps are mixed in terms of size and if you just take it slow its a scenic walk, but remember you have to walk back up! The room itself is nothing special. We were in a room that fit 3. There was a queen bed and then a twin against the wall. The comforter and sheets are from the 90s. The room also has a small fridge and mini flat screen tv. They have wi-fi but it was spotty. Worked better outside the room which contains two chairs. The view from the room is worth paying the money to stay here. The bathroom is tiny and could get humid. The air conditioning worked well and kept the room clean. At night, the ceiling of the room glowed like stars, but when we spoke to our neighbors they did not have the same luxury. I think there are nicer rooms, from photos posted, so it must be luck of the draw. They offer a breakfast in the morning which is generally cold items, such as breads, spreads, fruits and cereals. There are a few different levels of this hotel, each offering a spectacular view. Do not expect pish-posh because that is not what you will be getting. It pretty much served as a place to take a shower and to sleep. In that regard it served its purpose. If you are looking for luxury, try somewhere else.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Jane A wrote a review Jul 2019
Buderim, Australia7 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel is on a very dangerous road and unsafe to walk along. The view from the garden of this hotel is spectacular but not all rooms have a view. The first room I was in didn't even have a window, I felt like I was in a bunker, it was awful. Then it had a plumbing problem so I moved rooms and the second room had a very small veranda where I could admire the view. Breakfast was all cold, they only toasted bread on request. No safe in room as advertised. Think there are much better places to stay for the large expense. Not worth the money just for the view!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Danni P wrote a review Jun 2019
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Me an my girlfriend had a great stay at maliosa. The bed is a bit rough, but the shower is the best i have had in My trip in italy. Presure on the water and a plenty of hot water. There is a 35 min walk to positano. The beach is fine. Only a few jelly fish.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$137 - US$515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ItalyCampaniaProvince of SalernoAmalfi CoastPositano
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Maliosa d'Arienzo
Which popular attractions are close to La Maliosa d'Arienzo?
Nearby attractions include Absolute Positano (1.1 km), Nana' Positano (1.1 km), and Art & Craft Gallery (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Maliosa d'Arienzo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at La Maliosa d'Arienzo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Maliosa d'Arienzo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at La Maliosa d'Arienzo?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Maliosa d'Arienzo?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Scalinatella, Ristorante Casa Mele, and La Taverna del Leone.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Maliosa d'Arienzo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to La Maliosa d'Arienzo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta e Cripta Medievale (0.9 km), Acquedotto Medioevale (7.6 km), and Castello Colonna (5.9 km).
Does La Maliosa d'Arienzo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.