Gretchen and Seth
we loved our time here... Would not have stayed anywhere else! The steps were welcome as they brought you to the most perfect sanctuary! The family is gracious, welcoming, attentive and made us feel at home! Attention to detail at every turn, the family went out of their way to ensure the perfect stay. The grounds are lush and gorgeous. The food is perfection. Could not have added for more and would go back in a heartbeat! Have fun!
The 250 steps to reach Refugio degli Dei are all worth the effort. We enjoyed every moment of our seven day stay. The hospitality, the view, the surroundings and the lodging are worth mentioning. Special thanks to Davide and Anna. Guy And Diane, Canada
Put this on trip advisor also,
thank you once more for making our visit to Italy and Positano a very memorable one.
We hope to be able to visit once again in the future.
Good luck with everything and graze once more.
Roni, Linda and Liana
Remembering our Positano visit, our memories tell us that we loved it (the town, apartment, sea, Davide, Anna and Ottavio, not to mention the cute jack russell terriers and neighboring cats).
The apartment was clean, warm, newly renovated, inviting to return to and had a lovely view to welcome us back each day.
We can say it's a great and comfortable place for any couple to stay at. We stayed with our adult daughter and were still very comfortable - very roomy apartment. The apartment is bigger and is better than what the pictures make it look like
The apartment was a great base from which to explore the Amalfi coast. The views were magnificent. Yes, there are about 380 steps to climb but it did get easier with our stay. We loved the place and do attribute some of that love to the comforts of the apartment and the attention you receive from Davide and his parents. Anna makes the best Croissants I've ever had. The view from the living room is even better live that it is in the picture. The breakfasts were great and the information and help about what to do in the area given by Davide was great. It was a pleasure to come back in the evening and not have the noise of Positano, but to be able to see it while sitting on the porch. The walk to town took only about 10 minutes once you were on the road (down the steps) and Arienzo beach, right below the place (another 260 steps down) was one of the prettiest beaches in the area (much nicer and quieter than the town beaches). Bus also stops right down at the bottom of the stairs and you can find street parking if you wish to drive, (especially later in the afternoon. Can't wait to get back to Italy and Refugio deglii Dei
It should also be mentioned that the room had both AC, Wifi internet and its own TV. Loved the place
Andrea und Pascal
Ciao la nostra famiglia! Abbiamo ancora una volta desidero sinceramente vi ringrazio per la vostra ospitalità! Era un sogno con te! Sicuramente non siamo stati l'ultima volta con te. La prossima volta ancora prendere un pesce più grande, ne sono sicuro! Saluti dalla Svizzera, Andrea e Pascal
Io e il mio ragazzo abbiamo trascorso una settimana in questo posto incantevole. Ad accoglierci c'è stata una famiglia stupenda! Ci rimarrà sempre nel cuore la gentilezza, la discrezione e la professionalità di tutti! Le colazioni su quel magnifico terrazzo, le marmellate e i dolci preparati tutti dalla signora erano squisiti. Gli appartamenti sono bellissimi e sempre puliti! Arrivare a Positano è semplicissimo:la zona è collegata benissimo con i mezzi pubblici ma ci si arriva anche tranquillamente a piedi dopo una piacevole passeggiata di circa 15 minuti. Gli scalini non sono un problema.. quando arrivi su, una doccia fredda sul terrazzino e...il panorama compensa tutte le energie spese.....! Bravi! Grazie di cuore
I have been delayed in posting our feedback from our stay in 2011. The best testimony I can probably give: Esqisito! Anna, Davide, Simone - all were so very welcoming and helpful. My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful time. Everything about out accommodations and hospitality was 5 star. If it provides any insight - 9 months following our stay our family grew by one more bambino - a girl! Davide assisted us each day with our plans - and helped guide us to the best restaurants and connections to explore the amazing Amalfi Coast. Truly fabulous accommodations, wonderful hospitality, and Anna's fig preserves are out of this world! Their Limoncello is the best I have ever had as well! We are anxiously awaiting the completion of my wife's training in September of 2014 - we are returning to Refugio degli Dei then to celebrate and enjoy another wonderful trip to the Amalfi Coast! We think back to our time there often and truly can not wait to return. Bravo, Anna, Davide and Simone!
I can’t say enough about our stay at Refugio degli Dei. Our trip had a rough start. First, we had problems on the train ride from Naples to Sorrento before arriving at Refugio Degli Dei. Then, my wife turned head while heading down the stairs our first full day there. Let me stress that it was no fault of the steps, which are well maintained. She turned her head and missed a step. The family at Refugio degli Dei could not have been more helpful with our problems. Paulo was so gracious in meeting us our first day.
And, when my wife hurt her foot, the family took such good care of us. Octavio drove us to a free Red Cross care center to treatment, and purchased medicine for us. The foot was not broken as we feared, but ligament damage. Throughout the stay, they took great care of us. Anna’s breakfast was great with not only the great pastries and jams that other mention, but even cooking us bacon and eggs. Davide was our concierge, making dinner reservations and giving advice on our daily plans. We also enjoyed talking to him about the local culture and history. We stayed at the Dionysis apartment, which had a bedroom, sitting room with fold out couch, and kitchenette. Very nice. Also, it feature a private courtyard with an unbelievable view of Positano. The building we found out is only 5 years old, but the beautiful garden and grounds dates back generations. The view from our window and the courtyard looks like a beautiful painting, and so peaceful! Yes, there are a lot of steps, but you learn to take your time and enjoy the view on the way. Remember, my wife did it for six days with a torn ligament in her foot. Positano is definitely the place to stay. The bus stopped at the bottom of our steps. We planned to walk to town some, but my wife’s injury changed those plans. Amalfi is crowded, noisy, and dirty. Praiano and Ravello are nice and peaceful, but maybe a little too peaceful and out of the way for us. My recommendations are Ristorante Mediterrano (our favorite)in Positano. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday they have a great live singer. We had a great time there - twice. Also dinner at La Tagliatta in Monteperoso, Huge meal, with five courses that seem like an Italian smorgabord, and it’s all good. They have a shuttle that picks you up. Davide made our reservation. Also, lunch at Santa Croce in Nocelle and check out the Sientiere degli Dei from there, even if you don’t make the whole journey. By the way, take the bus to Nocelle, not the stairs. In closing, we have taken many vacations in our 40 years of marriage. We have never been happier with our accommodations. The price was more than reasonable - cheap in my view. Also, the fridge is stocked with wine, beer, and soft drinks at prices cheaper than you can find in town. When Octavio and Simone came to check on my wife the evening after her injury, I thanked them for all the care and concern they showed us. 13 year old Simone said they try to treat people like family, not guests. Sounds like they taught him how to say the right thing, but it was a sentiment we actually felt in our stay. If you are going to the Amalfi Coast, take my advice, go to Positano and stay at the Refugio Degli Dei. And to our hosts Davide, Anna, Octavio, Simone, and Paulo: Thank you, again. We will never forget you.
Quest'anno io e mia moglie abbiamo deciso di passare un fine settimana diverso per festeggiare i nostri 20 anni di matrimonio. Abbiamo pensato bene alla cornice romantica di Positano ma cercavamo anche un posto tranquillo e immerso nella natura per poterci riprendere un pò dallo stress accumulato negli ultimi mesi. Ho trovato per caso su internet Il rifugio degli dei e mi ha colpito subito per la descrizione del posto. Purtroppo li sito web non può neppure lontanamente rendere giustizia a questo incantevole nido sospeso tra il cielo e il mare di Positano. Però non mi voglio dilungare nella descrizione del posto che già tanti altri hanno tentato di fare, piuttosto voglio sottolineare l'umanità e la gentilezza di Anna, di Davide e di tutta la famiglia Fusco. Non è possibile descrivere l'amore profuso da questa famiglia, nella cura della terra e degli animali, però si può ben capire dai prodotti che mettono a disposizione dei loro ospiti. Inoltre la pulizia degli appartamenti e di tutto il sito, rasenta quasi la pignoleria. Tutto questo esprime nel complesso un orgoglio per la propria terra che tutti noi dovremmo possedere. Ho visto molti posti in giro per il mondo, in alcuni ci tornerei per capire meglio, in altri per vedere di più, al Rifugio degli Dei andrei a riprendere il cuore.
We stayed 5 nights. We found it a magical place to stay. It does have lots of steps and the walk to Positano is a bit hairy because of the traffic but despite that we would come back tomorrow to stay. Stunning views from our window and the fabulous terrace(s). Although not in Positano, it's great for walkers because it is very close to the sensational Sentieri degli dei (Walk of the Gods) and other great restaurants and vistas above it (eg Nocelle, Tratoria Santa Croce, Donna Rosa at Montepertuso). The distance from Positano also makes it an incredibly peaceful and relaxing spot.
Fantastic service from Davide (who speaks good english) and Anna (who gave us bowls of her glorious tomatoes and herbs, as well as preparing the fabulous breakfast components - preserved figs, jams, croissants, cakes, pancakes, bruschetta plus gorgeous fresh fruits). The breakfast was truly stunning and by far the best we encountered in Italy. The apartment was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Hard to imagine how anything could be better; a memorable stay in a truly charming place.
My family of 8 spent 5 glorious days here this week! Yes the steps were hard work for my 69 year old parents and 71 year old Aunty, but they loved it nevertheless! At least we were able to enjoy the AMAZING food without guilt.
Every tiny detail was perfect! We have stayed at many wonderful places in Italy over the past 5 weeks, but none compared to this. We arrived to delicious cool drinks and a warm welcome from the professional and kind Davide, Anna, Octavia and Simone. Our rooms contained lovely comfortable beds, perfectly laundered linen, beautifully maintained appliances and furniture and tasteful decorations. This was nothing compared to the magnificent view!
The 'mini bar' contained wine, soft drink, juice, the best Limoncello in Italy (homemade), olive oil produced on the property, delicious biscuits and water. All very reasonably priced. The homemade pastries, cakes, jams, honey and bruschetta supplied for breakfast, often filled us until the evening!
The warmth and helpfulness of Davide, Anna and family was second to none! From spoiling our children, booking tours and giving helpful advice to cleaning our rooms daily and making us feel like family made us never want to leave!
At the bottom of the steps was the bus stop and a short walk would take you to Positano Central. The ferry in Positano could take you to Naples, the Isle of Capri or Amalfi. Perfect
Location. Again the view...simply stunning!
And back to the family! All communication prior to traveling, made our arrival easy and our large family group feel confident. Their assistance was invaluable. The garden is wonderful, right down to the pet minature pig and the pomegranates. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. You will love it.
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