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As you would expect of such a world-renowned resort town, you'll find a wide range of accommodations, but rates are high, ridiculously so in high season. In addition to the hotels we reviewed, see Pupetto and Le Sirene, under "Restaurants". If you'd like to stay in the vertical countryside above town, and provided you are adequately fit, we recommend the agriturismo Rifugio degli Dei, Via Arienzo 43 (tel. 339-8390809; tel./fax 089-811279; www.rifugiodeglidei.it; 80€-100€ doubles), accessed via some 250 stairs and 183m (600 ft.) of footpath; the staff will carry your luggage up from the SS 163.

Staying at a B&B

Given the vertiginously steep prices of hotel rooms in Positano, especially in high season, there has been a huge demand for moderately priced accommodations in recent years; B&Bs and small, guesthouse-style hotels are flourishing. These types of places will mostly have rooms for under 200€ in high season (130€-150€ off season). Our favorites are La Tavolozza, Via Cristoforo Colombo 10 (tel. 089-875040); Villa Rosa, Via C. Colombo 127 (tel. 089-811955; www.villarosapositano.it); La Rosa dei Venti, Via Fornillo 40 (tel. 089-875252; www.larosadeiventi.net); Casa Maresca, Via Lepanto 17 (tel. 089-875679; www.casamaresca.it); Casa Soriano, Via Pasitea (tel. 089-875494; www.casasoriano.it); and La Fenice, Via Marconi 4, Chetrara (tel. 089-875513; www.bbfenice.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.