Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hotel Miramare - Perfect for a Positano Honeymoon!


With the first anniversary of our wedding approaching on September 24, I revisited my honeymoon photos from Positano and decided to blog on our fabulous hotel, where we spent our first five nights as husband and wife. Highly, highly recommend! (To read the full trip report, click here.)

Miramare is the red hotel, center
While researching hotels for our honeymoon, a large balcony with privacy was our number one priority.  After much research, we chose to stay at the Albergo Miramare, specifically in special room 210.  We were not disappointed!

Plenty of room on the balcony!
Upon arrival, a friendly porter with the strength of ten men put our luggage on his back and disappeared down the 100 stairs that led to the hotel from the main road. 

Very friendly people work here!
Nicola at the front desk welcomed us warmly and an iced bottle of champagne awaited us in our room.  Our room was large (by European standards), bright and very spacious.

Our room, taken from the balcony
Almost one whole wall, facing the sea, was glass.  We could lie in bed and hear the ocean, and enjoy the warm breeze at night. 

Beautiful glass doors open to the balcony
Our very private terrace had a table with two chairs and two sunbeds – this is where we spent most of our time, sipping prosecco, reading and enjoying the view.  Spectacular!




We especially loved the large bathroom and shower which overlooked the ocean and the harbor filled with tiny fishing boats and yachts.

Don't worry...no one can see in!
Breakfast on out terrace each morning, overlooking the ocean and the colorful buildings built into the cliff, was incredible!  Breakfast, which was always delivered with a smile, included fresh juice, assorted pastries and croissants, cappuccinos, cheeses, meats, eggs and yogurt.

We also ate breakfast one morning in the hotel’s cheerful breakfast room, which was full of light and overlooked the bay.


Rosita and Nicola catered to our every request, which really made our time at the hotel special.  One late afternoon, we were hungry.  We called the front desk for a snack, and minutes later this beautiful snack arrived!


The Albergo Miramare offered a complimentary boat ride on a boat, O' Sole Mio, which gave us and six other passengers an amazing tour of the coast.  We had so much fun, even stopped to swim in a cave along the way.
View from O' Sole Mio of Positano - incredible!
The location of the hotel was a challenge to the legs but not a problem at all, about 100 steps down from the main central road and 200 steps down to Positano’s beach. Had to work off all of the delicious meals somehow!

For couples looking for a romantic and private escape, I highly recommend the Albergo Miramare.  It was truly an amazing experience and my husband and I look forward to returning someday! Thanks for reading!



2 comments:

  1. There's not a single photo in this post that didn't induce a jealous fit when I saw it. Gorgeous! It's been many, many years since I visited Italy, but I remember its warmth quite fondly.

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    1. Thank you, I cannot wait to get back to Italy! Really is just so beautiful.

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