Beautiful hotel! Perfect view from the lower level of Viale Pasitea. Room and bathroom are spotless, as are the common areas--both of which offer spectacular views! The front desk is run by a group of about 5 women who do EVERYTHING—-serve breakfast, check you in, arrange taxis and reservations, Clean the common areas, everything. They do it all with a smile on their face and are amazing. I couldn’t give the service they provide high enough stars. (They even arranged a taxi for us after we had checked out of Hotel Montemare and checked into another hotel, in Sorrento, which was unable to get us a taxi to take us to the airport!)
The location is also perfect for walking into the heart of Positano (8 minutes via steps or 15mins by road) and for dining options.
The restaurant at the property, however, is another story. (And I don't mean the place where they serve breakfast or have a bar--which are both fantasic. It's the Il Capitano restaurant that I'm referring to.) It may be the worse restaurant I’ve been to in Italy (and I’ve been to Italy MANY times). The service is nearly nonexistent, the portions would be small for kid size, the flavor of the food is decent, but nothing that you would want to come back for. It's saving grace is its view of the sea and the Positano geography--absolutely spectacular! But still not worth the price they charge for their sub-par food.
I would return to Hotel Montemare every time I visit the Amalfi Coast, just dine elsewhere for dinner.