We had booked a room with sea view, and indeed you can see the sea, but the general view is really disappointing: roof and a/c of a restaurant at the beach and the back of the cathedral. If you want to Have a good view on the coastline or the city, you should take another hotel, maybe a bit higher than this one, which is really almost on sea level. The breakfast, for European standards, does not fit the expectations you have when paying 200 EUR per night. And this is just the main overall problem of this hotel: you do not get what you paid for. But that might be the case for Positano in general.
the location is perfect for: going to the central beach, walking around in the center, going to the port. However, if you want to have a good view, it's not for you. The staff is really helpful and very friendly.