Ratings based on 59 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
76% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
1out of 5
by A verified traveller

The owner, Felix is very deceiving, rude and dirty

Posted 15-Jul-2016
Pros: Only the view of Positano below. That is about it.
Cons: There is mould in the bathrooms. No menus. The free breakfast was the worst we had in our six weeks of travel through Europe.
Location: Very difficult to find even with a GPS.You ring the bell at the iron gate and no one comes to help you with luggage with those many stairs.
Upon your arrival Felix, the owner will ask if you are hungry , tells you he is a chef and will cook whatever you would like. There are no menus and no prices. I asked for a tomato salad and my husband asked for 2 small pieces of fish. He brought these out along with olives, bread, and cheese. I didn't question if there was a cost to these, because we had been travelling for six weeks through Spain, France and Italy and these were complimentary everywhere. When we checked out we had a bill of 57 Euros that he insisted we pay because we ate what he brought out.Also, during our travels in Europe I booked more than 10 hotels through Expedia. I booked two rooms, one for my husband and myself and one for my brother and his wife. Every hotel processed these two rooms separately. Felix processed 2 night, 2 rooms all on my credit card and refused to credit me for my brothers room and charge him on his credit card. He is very rude and condescending. He will interrupt you and has total disrespect for those 2 girls working for him and for guests like ourselves.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Staffordshire

expectations exceeded

Posted 06-Jul-2016
Pros: The extensive gardens are beautiful, and taking breakfast on the terrace is fantastic. We caught the local Sita bus back to Sorrento.
Cons: Positano is on a steep hill. What goes down has to come up. The beach is 270 steps down and then up, it can be very tiring, be aware of this.
Location: 25 minute walk to Positano, which is a lovely town going down to the main beach with some good shopping and restaurants.
The first impression when you arrive is the spectacular view from Arienza down to the beach and across the bay of Positano. It is located about a 25 minute walk into Positano or you can catch the bus which takes about 10 minutes, the bus stop is located 50m from Maliosa and they run every hour cost 1.80euros. Upon arrival, and due to our tiredness, and lack of knowledge of the local buses, we had a taxi from Positano, it was 20 euros for 10 minutes, taxis are very expensive. We were greeted by Felice, yes a character, but a host who will do anything for you. We didnt have any issues with him at all. During our 3 night break here, many of the locals knew him and all said how amusing he can be. By some of the unique and expressive garden furniture, you can tell that Felice has an interesting sense of dry humour, you will either love him or you wont; we did. Our room was 8, close to the breakfast terrace which from 7.30 -9.30 can be noisy. The room is typically Italian, it has everything you would need and is immaculately clean. Free Wi-Fi, air con, large and comfy bed, good shower and en suite. However the main positive was the view lying in bed and looking at the uninterrupted view of the sea, yes this was "The Sea View". I cannot comment on the other rooms. Breakfast was cold buffet, with bread, toast, eggs, preserves, cereals and fruit. A very good selection. Felice organised our first night meal at La Taverne Lione, go there, it will not disappoint.
4out of 5
by RUI from nanjing

Posted 04-Apr-2016 on Hotels
4out of 5
by Sara

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 30-Mar-2016 on Hotels
4out of 5
by Karen from Fort Lauderdale

A Little Gem on the Amalfi Coast

Posted 20-Mar-2016 on Hotels
La Maliosa D'Arienzo is a lovely quaint B&B near Positano. Felix and his staff do a great job making you feel at home. It is ideally located near a SITA bus stop so Amalfi, Sorrento and surrounding towns are just a bus ride away. The walk to Positano is about 15 minutes which is not a big deal for me, but could be challenging for those who are not walkers. I really enjoyed my stay and would go back. It's a great property and was perfect for my needs.
5out of 5
by Bryan from Paris

A great place on the Amalfi Coast

Posted 19-Feb-2016 on Hotels
The owner Felix is awesome. He made our stay very nice and memorable. We will definitely be back for another visit!
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from SAN BARTOLOMEO IN GALDO


Posted 16-Dec-2015
5out of 5
by Emilio


Posted 12-Dec-2015 on Hotels
Posto fantastico, personale meraviglioso. Assolutamente consigliato !
5out of 5
by Not Provided from Portland, Oregon, United States

Amazing! Will definitely come to visit again!!!!

Posted 02-Nov-2015 on Hotels
The view was amazing!!! Just a short walk into the town of Positano (maybe 15 min). The owner, Felix (not shy about sharing his feature in National Geographic), was an amazing chef who served us wonderful homemade fish and ravioli 2 of the nights we were there, in his beautiful garden overlooking the water. The meals were very reasonably priced as well. In the mornings, you can enjoy fresh-made chocolate croissants with your morning cappuccino and choose from the buffet including fruit, cheeses, jams, eggs, cereals, etc. (included w/ room). It is a short walk down to the beach which is mostly rocks but they are smooth and we had no issue laying out in the sun and swimming in the cool water for a day. The path to the beach is a bit steep as the B&B is on a hillside, but not very long so it should be no issue for most. The rooms were very clean and well stocked with a reasonably-priced minibar. Each room has its own small patio/garden in front with lawn chairs and a bistro table if you choose to sit out in front of your room to enjoy the view and maybe have a nice glass of wine.. There are many beautiful and interesting views, statues, paintings, and murals on the property. I strongly recommend La Maliosa and will definitely be returning on future visits to Positano. Great location, great staff, clean rooms, beautiful views, delicious food, good wine.....what more could you ask for? By far one of the best places I've stayed in Italy yet!
5out of 5
by Denise from Gardnerville

Worth looking at if you are going to Positano

Posted 23-Sep-2015 on Hotels
Very nice place. I would definitely stay here again if I were ever to return to Positano again. Walking in and out of the city not a bad walk at all...just need to dodge the cars and buses. Hotel owner was accommodating and was able to secure a taxi for us to get back to Salerno. I don't understand the negative comments about him as he was nothing but professional to us.