Standing on the Marincanto's large flowery terrace, guests are treated to breathtaking views of the whole of Positano and the sapphire blue water below. The colourful, airy reception room, with its cool bar and beautiful tiles, gives a good impression of what one can expect to find in the rest of this smart, traditional hotel. Run by the Vespoli family over several generations, the Marincanto has a welcoming, warm atmosphere, which is partly due to its charming staff and the small touches it offers, such as turning down beds at night.
  The pale-coloured bedrooms are bright and spacious, with creamy curtains and attractive wooden furniture, and many have large sea-facing balconies with truly remarkable views. The hotel's private beach is reached by way of a succession of winding steps leading down the cliff. Breakfast is a beautifully laid-out buffet served on the panoramic terrace in fine weather.