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Hotel La Bougainville - Positano

3 star Hotel Positano

Via Cristoforo Colombo 25 - Positano

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 119 .00
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Hotel La Bougainville is a family-managed 3-star hotel in the historic city centre of Positano, on the Amalfi Coast, five minutes from the sea. Recently renovated, it offers rooms with sea view and balcony, a cosy breakfast room and an excellent position near the bus stop, restaurants, beach, parking facilities and shops. Positano, a poor fishing village during the first half of the 20th century, began to attract large numbers of tourists in the 1950s. The main part of the city sits in an enclave in the hills leading down to the coast. From Positano guests can visit Amalfi, Capri, Pompeii or Naples. By boat visitors are able to reach secluded bays which are just perfect for swimming or sun bathing. 
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Breakfast at Hotel La Bougainville

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Hotel Facilities at La Bougainville

  • Bar
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Laundry room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 3:30 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before 11:30 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 15 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel La Bougainville is also known as

Hotel La Bougainville
Bougainville Hotel Positano

8.9

Clean

9.0

Location

8.1

Quiet

7.6

Spacious

9.0

Service

La Bougainville Hotel reviews

6.6 Fair
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel can be difficault to find & tucked away next to cash machines which felt a bit strange, there is a stair case to reception & another one to the rooms, the staff very freindly & hotel nice & clean, we had a back room with no balcony, only had a few top windows, felt like a prison cell at time but we only stayed in for a bit, not a bad hotel.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Lebanon

Location and staff were both excellent. The only problem was the smell in the room because of the humidity. It was unbearable. I wold return if this problem gets solved because the hotel is in the middle of the city close to everything and a short walk to the beach.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Excellent service. Thanks!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff was welcoming, helpful & friendly. Location was excellent, room was nice. I'd definitely stay there again.

7.0 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

The hotel is nice and very well located, with a nice and helpful staff in the reception desk. There are several types of rooms, and the ones without views are more quiet but snaller and older (especially teh bathroom). The price is quite high, but ir was Positano and august...

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Excellent hotel for the price!! Great location too - right in the heart of Positano. Service was top notch, room was spacious and clean. I will definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

La Bougainville was a wonderful choice of hotel in Positano in terms of location and service. The hotel is situated in the centre of the town within very easy access to the most charming parts of the town. Our room did have a sea view (we were upgraded on arrival at no charge) but despite the fact we were not high up on the side of the mountain, it was a perfect spot for us. If you're looking for a hotel where you don't have to grind your way up steep hills, this is the place for you. The room was bright, light and sunny,tastefully decorated and of ample size. It faced on to the street but despite that, noise was never a problem and the sea view was charming. The breakfast provided was delicious - set in another light and airy setting on the main floor of the hotel with many and adequate items to choose from. Last but not least, the two young women who were on the front desk at different times, could not have been more friendly or helpful. Their English was marvelous; their demeanour so friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel - reasonable price and excellent value.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is in an ideal position, just a few steps from the pedestrian streets and internal bus stop. The aircon controls in the room did not do anything so I had to ask at the reception for the temperature to be turned down. Some of the floor tiles in the bedroom and toilet were cracked but did not seem to have sharp edges, apart from this the hotel was very good and in an ideal position

7.9 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Positano is very beautiful, magnificent scenery and the people in the hotel are very friendly. I was over for a wedding so I didn't really get to see as much as I would have liked, but that was my fault!I will definitely return again to make amends. I have an interest in Italian language and culture. Could you recommend language courses in the Positano area which I might attend, next year perhaps?

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

We paid extra to get a superior room since some guests found the standard rooms small, and to get see view. The price/quality seems very good compared to other Positano hotels, but expensive compared to many other places in Italy. Very central location, clean rooms, friendly and competent staff. Wonderful view from the room balcony on our room.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

This is a ideal hotel to use when visiting Positano. It provides good value for money. We did not take a room with a sea view and therefore it was situated at the back of the hotel away from the busy street in front of the hotel, hence our room was really quiet. The hotel is about a 7 minute stroll from the beach and promenade at Positano. The breakfast in the morning was very basic, but adequate. We would definitely stay there again.

7.9 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Very affordable, good location in the city. Room is exactly as advertised, a small room clean room, with a very nice rain shower. Given the price, it was an excellent deal.

7.4 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Sehr bemühtes Personal, besonders Marella gibt wertvolle Informationen! Frühstück besteht größtenteils aus Süßigkeiten(selbstgebackene Torten)- wer das nicht mag,so wie wir, kann im Supermarkt Schinken ....einkaufen! Zimmer mit Klimaanlage,sauber, im Badezimmer keine Abstellmöglichkeiten für Toiletteartikel.

7.8 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

EL INCONVENIENTE QUE ENCONTRAMOS ES QUE PARA ENTRAR AL HOTEL HAY QUE SUBIR UN PISO EN ESCALERA,NOO TIENE ASCENSOR PARA LLEVAR LAS VALIJA,CUANDO LLEGAMMOS NOS AYUDARON PERO NO CUANDO NOS FUIMOS..LO DEMAS MUY BUENA LA UBICACON EN PLEN POSITANO.

5.9 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Tiny room, but clean. Internet, extra and spotty. But the location was perfect! POsitano is gorgeous.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was lovely, newly decorated and furnished. Good location, in the middle of everything near shops and bars. The hotel staff were lovely and extremely helpful especially Mariella the owner of the hotel. Mariella was very welcoming and friendly, she was so helpful and could not do enough for us. I would recommend this hotel to anyone! Good price for Positano.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Thailand

The hotel is in a good location. The rooms are clean and the breakfast is good. The hotel staff are helpful.

6.5 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The parking was not include you have to ad 20 euro per day

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We had the most wonderful time at this Hotel and indeed in Positano thanks to the reviews on Venere and we were more than happy with the result - Simon and his sister were the most obliging, friendly people. The hotel is in a perfect position opposite the pathway down to the beachfront and through the streets of many great shops. The hotel has been newly refurbished and is very light, fresh and comfortable. If you need laundry done they offer a very speedy in-house service and if you need internet you can purchase time on the computer in the foyer downstairs or you can purchase time for your laptop in the privacy of your room. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Bougainville and echo the words Simon said when asked if it was possible for us to have some ice. "Anything is possible at La Bougainville". Can't thank them enough for making our stay most pleasurable. The only thing to be aware of is that anywhere in Positano if you are coming in by car and need somewhere to park it is very expensive to do so. There is a parking station directly opposite La Bougainville but you will pay approximately 20-25 Euro per night to park there depending on the length of your stay.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The sea view room was spectacular for the price. The other rooms do not compare if the difference is small. Positano is beautiful and the staff at La Bougainville were extremely helpful and friendly. We even had our washing done here for 10 Eur (big bag). The directions the hotel provided were very good, however Positano is a little out of the way. We would definately stay here again!

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Warm and friendly hotel, really enjoyed our time here. Some rooms are far nicer than others. We booked a superior sea view room and one was quite small but they were happy to move us. Wish we could have stayed longer. Positano was a lovely place for a restful holiday, great restaurants, shops, etc. Only downfall is motorbikes racing up and down the hill at night

7.9 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had a delightful 2 evenings at this hotel. The owners are full of information and greeted us warmly each time we came and went. Our room was very clean, the bed was comfortable and it had a balcony. It was, however, facing the main road, and so was rather noisy until about midnight. Our room was listed as a "superior room with sea view", and I had anticipated an unobstructed sea view. I would have called it a semi-sea view, but it was truly fine. The breakfast was terrific, too. Please note that you need to be able to climb 20 steps to enter the lobby and another 10 to get to your room. The I would recommend this hotel to anyone travelling there, probably couples more than families with children, though, as the traffic/pedestrian noise continues until about midnight.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Simon, the owner was extremely pleasant and helpful. The room and common areas were spotless, and the location is very convenient to beach, shopping and dining. Outstanding place!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

LOVED this place -- very reasonable rates for a boutique hotel. They're remodeling, so the rooms are beautiful, new and clean, stylish, but still affordable. Definitely stay at La Bougainville if you get the chance!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

fantastic hotel,fantastic people, perfercet place!!everything was perfect!!!

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

I highly recommend this hotel for its location, cleanliness, warm welcome and great service provided by all the staff and in particular Simon, the day shift manager. I also think that the hotel is fairly priced given that everything on the Amalfi coast is expensive, from water to parking! I just didn't like the restaurant which Simon recommended; It is expensive, food was average, the service very slow and they charge you for tap water! Yes, you heard me right! And if you argue with the staff about it, they get rude (1 of the servers even told us that we had no choice but to pay and that it was the tradition in Positano to charge for tap water!) 1 advice: stay away from the 'da Vincenzo' restaurant! Instead, take a 10mn bus ride to Chiesa Nuova (€2.40 return) and go eat in la Trattoria Grottino Azzuro. You will not be disappointed. We went there 3 times during our 5 day stay! It was recommended by the Guardian newspaper and thy got it spot on. Enjoy your stay!

7.9 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This hotel has been beautifully renovated, it is charming and should be on top of any hotel in Positano, It is most central and has (if wanted) rooms with a view. I will definitely return.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

we stayed in positano 2 nights, it is not the cheapest place in Italy but you do feel very special. It is a fantatic place. The hotel was excellent value for money, it was simple, clean and very easy to access from Sita buses. It is also only a short walk to the resturants on the front. Thi hotel would suit someone who is travelling around Italy and wants a family run small hotel, and who dosent want any large amenities.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Unseasonal torrential rain for two days made Positano very difficult to enjoy. The relatively short glimpse of Positano we got will ensure we return again. Hotel was excellent and staff more than accommodating.

7.8 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This hotel was very good for the money, however, if you are in Positano for the views this is not the right place. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and property was very clean. The location is right in the center of town close to the beach but lacks the views of the other hotels in Positano. Also, staying in the center of town so close to the street was a little noisy at night. We only stayed one night and then switched to a more scenic hotel.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Myself and partner had a fab stay at La Bougainville. The were excellent and very, very helpful, we are getting married in Positano next year and I would recommend the Hotel to any of our guests.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Sea and town views from our room. Ask for sea views. Great location for activity, though a bit noisy in the mornings.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Simon was very helpful and the younger woman in the morning was helpful too. They both spoke very good English. The rooms were very small and the window in our room was too high to see anything out of it. The rooms were adequately cleaned everyday. The breakfast wasn't the best, but was included. The location of the hotel was perfect, very central. Our only complaints were that the hair dryers in the other rooms were SOOOO loud that it sounded as if someone was using a chainsaw (not fun at 6 in the morning) and that the shower was incredibly small. I am not a large person (120 lbs) and I could barely move in it, just an FYI for some larger travelers. All in all, I would definetely recommend this hotel. It was in a great location, the staff were great, the rooms were perfectly adequate (although not luxurious), and the price is the best we found in all of Positano.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We found the staff to be of the highest caliber and quite courteous and extraordinarily helpful with all manner of questions: how to get to near and far locations, where best to eat, shop, relax, etc. Wonderful staff.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Very good location, only five minutes from the beach! And the staff is the kindest and most friendly ever. It has a small balcony with view and it was fabulous. The facilities are not that new and even there is no fridge in the room. But I really enjoy staying here.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The stay was absolutely incredible. This is a family-run hotel, and the staff were the friendliest and most accommodating we have ever experienced at a hotel. My wife and I do a lot of travelling, and we have never been so surprised by the friendliness and helpfulness of staff at a hotel. The rooms were very clean, quiet and cool and the view from the delux room was great! If I had to criticise something the only thing that comes to mind is that the included breakfast could do with an upgrade; though, it was of average quality.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very nice small place. Simon (the son of the owners) was extremely attentive, courteous, knowledgeable, helpful, and informative. The hotel is located in the center of Positano, with easy walking access to the beach, the internal Positano bus, and the external bus to go to the rest of the Amalfi coast. We had a very clean room facing the street, with a good view of the sea. and a nice balcony with chairs. Highly recommended. We would stay here again if given a chance to visit Positano again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Our first time in this hotel, our 9th time in Positano. Room was quite small, but very clean. We will definately come back!!!!

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This hotel was perfectly located in the centre of Positano. Everything was in walking distance and excursions to nearby Amalfi and Ravello were undertaken with ease. There is a garage right outside the hotel which made it convenient to take luggage to the exterior of the hotel - but no elevator to the interior of the hotel or our room. We were told by the manager that hotel guests received a substantial discount when using the garage for parking - a discount which did not eventuate - leaving us shocked when we saw the bill. The breakfast was embarassingly inadequate and fell well below ordinary standards. The room was not clean. We found big bunches of long brown hair throughout and the room had been invaded by ants. The ant problem was temporarily addressed by the manager, but soon after the sting of the repellant had worn off, the ants returned. Wireless internet was not available from the privacy of the room, but rather, we had to sit in the communal area to obtain access to it.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

A great place to stay in Positano.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

I spent 2 nights here in may and highly recommend it. The manager Simon was super friendly and helpful. The hotel was spotless and really light and airy and there was a great communal terrace overlooking the sea. The location was perfect 5mins from the bus stop(but not on a busy road) and 5mins from the beach on foot. I totally recommend this place..it was great value for money too!

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

7.7 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

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8.1 Very Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

7.3 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

2.7
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

5.6 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

7.5 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

La Bougainville offers 16 guest rooms with climate control. Digital TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and direct-dial phones during their Positano visit.

Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach La Bougainville Hotel

By car
From Rome:
Take highway A1 in direction Naples. Exit at Caserta Sud and continue on highway A3 in direction Salerno. Exit at Castellammare di Stabia. Follow the indications towards Sorrento (Penisola Sorrentina). Arriving in Piano di Sorrento follow the directions to Positano.

Distances from Hotel La Bougainville

Church of Santa Maria Assunta - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Spiaggia Grande - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Fornillo - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Marina Longa of Tordigliano - 3.2 km / 2 mi
La Gavitella - 3.5 km / 2.2 mi
Church of San Gennaro - 3.7 km / 2.3 mi
Sentiero degli Dei - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
San Luca Evangelista Church - 4.3 km / 2.7 mi
Faito Mountain - 4.6 km / 2.9 mi
Marina di Praia - 4.8 km / 3 mi
Church of San Giacomo - 5.3 km / 3.3 mi
Church of Sant'Elia - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Church of San Michele - 5.7 km / 3.5 mi
Emerald Grotto - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi
Villa Arianna - 7.6 km / 4.7 mi
The preferred airport for La Bougainville is Naples (NAP-Naples Intl.) - 32.5 km / 20.2 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.