Wow! What a find! We really enjoyed our stay at Ri
If you are looking for accommodation in Positano then stop now - you've found it! Here's a few comments from our recent stay ....
Dont let the 300 or so steps put you off this place, it is worth the climb. The view is amazing from the balcony and it is lovely in the evening when the lights start to come on in Positano town and the sun sets behind the cliff. The steps are well lit at night and go through lovely greenery/ gardens. The steps start from the main road which is a 10-15 min walk into Poisitano town. The same steps also lead to the mountain village of Nocelle - quaint village with fabulous views. About another 700 steps or so though!
Positano is very touristy but enjoyably so. Its not like Amalfi or Sorrento which are big and have hoards of tourists and english pubs. It is so quaint and has a local feel to it. You can also get the boat to Capri from here so very convenient. We went to Vincenzos restaurant and Brunates? Both great. Vinenzos had a great atmosphere, musicians and a funny maitred. Food was excellent and dessert choice is out of this world. Also the bar at Hotel Poisideon (just down the road from Vincenzos) is great. Big log fire, lots of canapes served with your drinks, great service, piano man - pure luxury! Parkign on the main road is absolutely fine aswell.
Set high above Positano
This place is made by its location and the wonderful family who run it. It is a small place, set high up the steep steps from Positano. But the climb (for it is accessible on foot only) is well worth it. The accommodation is excellent, the views magnificent and the family who run it do a great job and are delightful company. For a quiet stay it is absolutely charming.
Warm , peaceful, very friendly, Felt like home
We were greeted by Davide on the main road and did not know what to expect. We were told that to get to this place we had to climb over 250 steps. I was worried about the luggage but to my surprize Davide but our luggage on a lift, therefore no worries. As we climbed the stairs we kept asking ourselves, what did we get ourselves into. It was worth the climb because when we got there we were greeted to a little bit of heaven. The views are breathtaking, the property is beautiful, the room was delightful and very clean but most of all the hosts made us feel like we were part of the family. Davide and his mother Anna bent over backwards to make our stay enjoyable. When I go back to Positano there is only one place that I will go to. Thank you Davide and thank you Anna for your warmth and incredible cooking. We miss you. Your friends Luigi(Gino) and Dana
Beautiful, friendly, elegant, delicious, authentic
Refugio degli Dei was the best place, in all ways, that my wife and I stayed during our month in Italia. A real agriturismo, with tomatoes, eggplant, figs, lemons, squash, herbs, and more, raised right next to our own spacious and fully equipped apartment with adjacent private terrace. The view of the sea directly below and the village of Positano, a kilometer to the west was breathtaking. Our hosts, the family of Ottavio, Anna, Paulo, Mauro, Davide, and Simone, were warm and gracious, making every effort to ensure we were well taken care of--while at the same time giving us total privacy. Sparkling clean and exquisitely elegant, and at the same time not over-the-top fancy, the trek up 300 stairs was more than worth every single step! My wife and I recommend this place without any qualifications! Rick and Chris, Seattle, WA
Of all the places in Italy, you MUST stay here
I traveled around Italy for a month with a friend, and we stayed in several places around the country. Nothing compared to Rifugio Degli Dei. The family was so accommodating and friendly. The views, the food, and the company were absolutely fantastic. Please, do me a favor, and stay here. You won't regret it.
Innanzitutto una standing ovation alla marmellata di fichi, alla crostata (e anche la torta alla nutella...) della Signora Anna!! Per non parlare dei buonissimi pomodori, i peperoncini e i prodotti dell'orto raccolti ogni giorno!
Il panorama incantevole, gli appartamenti attrezzati , il solarium privato e l'accoglienza e il clima familiare rendono il RIfugio un posto speciale! Una vacanza fiabesca! Provatela! :D Lea e Simone
Friendly family setting overlooking Positano villa
We arrived late in the evening and was greeted by the family with home made Lemoncello and Anna's tasty home made cake.This Country house is a gem high in the hills with a breathtaking view of the bay and village.This tranquil setting was worth the 300 plus steps climb to the house.We were treated royally by the family who offered us fresh vegetables from their garden for those nights we cooked in our apartment.
We would most definitely recommend this hide a way up in the hill with great service provided by all of the family. Thank you Anna,Otavio, Paolo,Davide and Simone.
Fran & Derek
Victoria BC Canada
Do not miss this place
Our stay at Rifugio degli Dei was absolutely amazing. This BB has the best view and is newly remolded and had all the space we needed. It was a good change compared to the small rooms you normally get in Italy. Comfortable beds,the best shower head and clean. We travelled around Italy for a month staying at various hotels and BB and this place was by far the best. The family who owns the BB are fantastic and will to anything to make your stay memorable. The BB is well located in front of a local bus stop and a Sita bus stop so transportation is easy and convenient. Breakfast is great with fresh garden fruits and other fresh pastries. The whole BB is surrounded by gardens and do not miss the home made limoncello, it is fantastic. We did not want to leave and wish we could have stayed forever. We met other people in Positano and they were so jealous after we told them about the wonderful place we were staying at. Stay here, you will not regret it, this place has the true charm of Italy that anyone who is visiting the country is looking for. I will definitely be back.
Sei bellissimi giorni in questo incantevole agriturismo.
Il panorama che si gode dalle finestre di ogni appartamento:il mare e Positano.
La colazione deliziosa preparata dalla sig.ra Anna si consuma all'aria aperta su un terrazzo con lo stesso panorama che si gode dagli appartamenti.
L'appartamento era spazioso,carino e molto pulito;molto utile il frigobar sempre ben rifornito.
I 240 scalini che bisogna percorrere per raggiungere la statale sono ottimi per la salute e ottimi anche perchè servono per farti alloggiare in un luogo tranquillo,fuori dalla confusione e immerso nel verde.
La famiglia Fusco è veramente ospitale,ben disposta a darti suggerimenti utili per il soggiorno.
Per chi vuole trascorrere delle ferie in costa Amalfitana consiglio il "Rifugio degli Dei".
Dimenticavo:per visitare il Vallone Porto fatevi accompagnare da Simone,il più piccolo dei fratelli Fusco,è un ottimo Cicerone.
Great base to tour the Amalfi coast
We made the decision to stay at Rifugio degli Dei after reading some of the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. I am pleased to say that the country house is every bit as good as the previous comments had suggested. We stayed in our apartment for 10 days and used the country house as a base to tour the Amalfi coast. The country house is situated 15 mins walk outside Positano but we enjoyed the journey into Positano on both foot and on the local bus service!!!!The Fusco family are magnificent hosts and we really enjoyed their company throughout our stay. The breakfast they serve is brilliant and I loved all the homemade produce!
A truly "unique" property and one that you will enjoy staying in. If you are fit and able I would definitely recommend this property. A great holiday !!!!