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Saline Hotel
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Palinuro
Certificate of Excellence
West Yorkshire
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Beautiful place, brilliant staff, gorgeous food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

From the second we arrived the hotel staff couldn't do enough for us, from reception staff the Manager and restaurant staff, everyone is so helpful and friendly even though we don't speak a word of Italian.


The hotel is spotlessly clean with lovely fresh bedding and towels, and proper towels not ones that just about cover your bum! Rooms spacious and cleaned everyday to a very high standard.

The hotel allocates you a spot on the beach with parasol and sunbeds and it's so lovely knowing there is no fighting for sunbeds or the towel brigade out at 5am! It's so relaxing. There are also sun loungers on your balcony.

This hotel is excellent for families with a dedicated room to make up baby food, with changing facilities, they've thought of everything even down to disposable bibs and baby wipes incase you go to pool and forget your own.

The food is amazing with a wide range of choice, I noticed someone with a food allergy and they helped them brilliantly. Each evening there is a choice of starters and main course with a selection of fresh vegetables to start with too, which you learn not to eat too much of as you are bursting by main course! And for desert there is a choice of cakes and fresh fruit which a lot is grown In The hotel grounds.

The entertainment staff are great they really look after the children, and ask if you want to join in activities but if you don't want to no pressure. There is also evening entertainment why I can't comment on as we never made it as we were too tired....lol.

We would definitely recommend if you are like us and like going on holiday to experience another country not be surrounded by British and British food, to go to a restaurant and eat what the locals eat, and be relaxed.

We will definitely return and also learn a little Italian!

Thank you to the staff and manager who do a fantastic job x

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

We had an enjoyable week at the Hotel Saline at the start of the season. The staff were fantastic, one of our children has a nut allergy and I know the whole team went out of their way to make sure they could cater for her throughout our stay, we could not have asked for more.

The formal activities had not yet started but there were good facilities on site to use including a tennis court/football pitch, swimming pool, immediate access to the beach etc. I would imagine these will be exceptionally busy at peak season, although when we stayed availability was good.

The hotel provides a shuttle service so we ventured to Pompeii by train one day and also took boat trips from the local harbour.

Inside the hotel was nicely decorated and pleasant to spend time in. Would recommend for a quiet week away for it all.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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6 Thank York-City48
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Manchester
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

We visited the Saline at the end of the season as the hotel was winding down. The occupancy was low but the service level remained high. The selection of food was varied and well presented. The day time activity programme had finished but if the hotel was full in the high season some people might find it too much. The hotel is ideal for a short stay if visiting the Cilento area and places such as Paestum which is the most amazing place!
.We lived in the South of Italy for 3 years in the 80's and this area has not moved on in thirty years .This is part of its absolute charm -- really nice but ever so slightly rough around the edges.
The hotel is right on the beach with individually assigned sun beds ,swimming is best done in the salt water pool as there is a shoal of rocks just off the beach edge.

Room Tip: It is worth the extra to have a sea facing terrace ,which comes with its own sun beds and garden set...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Malcolm4manchester
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keighley
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

Stayed in this hotel at the very start of the season(may 2011)had travelled for a family wedding.
The staff team were wonderful,nothing was too much trouble.The head waiter Tony was always welcomed us and accomodated our varied tastes in food,very professional.A room with a sea view is a must.I cannot comment on noise or entertainment as this had not commenced yet,so if you wish for a quiet break then go early or later in the season.Beautiful beach location.All in all a very peaceful,relaxing holiday in a stunning location with exceptional service from the whole staff team.Would love to return again at some point.

Room Tip: pay extra for a room with a sea view.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank janeygold
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

It was a delight to stay at the Hotel Saline, we (my partner and myself) arrived to such a warm welcome. The front receptionist took time to explain about our room and the services which the hotel covers. Our room was facilitated with the expectations we endeavoured, it was cool and clean. The room was cleaned on a daily basis, the cleaning staff was helpful and polite. Our holiday stay at the Hotel Saline is one of the best holidays we have been on and one of the reasons why is down to the helpfulness of the Manager, receptionists, barstaff and restaurant staff. Although our Italian was not up to scratch, the staff was always there to help us and it was so much fun to be taught the basic phrases which helped us as we journeyed to other places surrounding Palinuro. The entertaiment was very good, there was always something going on each night, the DJ, was very up on his music, there were other entertainers who were polite, encouraging guests to partiipate with the thrills of entertainment which was orchestrated so well around and along the beach. There is so much for families who have young childen, activities are arranged for the children to enjoy and join in and have fun, the young lady who entertained the children was like a "Mary Poppins", the children just adored and marvelled around her when she appeared. One of its beauties is the beach, so pure and clear, as you go into the water you feel so refreshed, I would recommend that you wear beach shoes because it is slightly rocky but that's all good because the sea is pure, it is an area for snorkelling too, there is so much acquirium life in the region. The Restaurant food is top class, whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner, there was a delicious range of 'a le carte' Italian crusine served, the food was full of passion, integritiy and seductive flavours which can only be experienced in that region. I am not an Italian but the food we tasted at the hotel oozed with so many flavours of the sea and the pasta was just mouthwatering "mama mia" - a wow factor in our books. The service was of the most highest professionalism, it was a pleasure to meet Tonito (Head Waiter) with his sophistication and professionalism, he engaged his staff to be proficient which resulted with the most excellent service. Although it was more Italian families, it was a joy to be surrounded with such lovely people and I felt very comfortable amongst Italian families. The Bar staff was so refreshng and friendly, my partner befriended the bar staff who always spent time to chat about Football creating a ambience atmosphere full of laughter and fun. As my partner's Italian was so bad, it was a daily banter and it got to the point that the receptionist purchased a phrase book for us because they could not take his bad italian anymore (which in anybodies book is beyond the call of duty). This is a place of fun, joy, relaxation, excellent food and service, friendly, polite, welcoming and most of all its surrounded by beauty. We loved it and will one day return. Now for some italian we have taught ourselves:

E'stato triste lasciare un poito cosi bello con il personale piu calda e maravigliosa. Ci manca a tutti voi, ma il ricordo vive nel nostro cuore, siamo pieni di gioia e felicita - Grazie per averci dato un meraviglioso soggiorno presso l''Hotel Saline.

Just in case you are not up on your Italiian skills, I will translate in English: It was sad to leave such a beatiful place with the most warm and wonderful staff. We miss you all but the memories lives on in our hearts, we are filled with joy and happiness - Thank you for giving us such a wonderful stay at the Hotel Saline and as a bonus, we have met and made many friends.

Whether you are single, a couple or a family, this is the place to give yourself a special treat.

Room Tip: A room with a sea view is a plus, try to get a room on a higher level
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jean S
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

This July was our second visit to this hotel and, if anything, we enjoyed our stay even more than last year. There were three in our party, myself, partner and daughter, aged 4 and we stayed for ten nights.
The staff are a great asset to the hotel. Without exception, they were all very friendly, helpful and attentive and seemed to go out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.
The hotel itself is very clean, the room was comfortable and plenty big enough for the three of us. It had a balcony and, although small, enabled us to enjoy the spectacular sea views.
The service in the dining room is very good and the dinners were excellent but I do love pasta and seafood!
One of the reasons for returning is its fabulous location - it is right on the coast and has fantastic sea views. We found it ideal for us, ie family with a small child, as there is easy access to and from the beach, and my daughter loved being able to play on the beach one minute and then go in the pool the next. The beach itself is clean and, as other reviews have pointed out, swimming shoes are a must when going in the sea because of the rock. However, we all loved going in the sea and even did some snorkelling.
The Hotel employs an entertainment team, who worked tirelessly all day arranging activities for children and adults alike. My daughter was a bit shy and didn't want to join in all the activities but enjoyed the ones she did. She particularly loved the 'baby disco' and still sings the Italian songs now! The adult entertainment schedule is not really our cup of tea and, other than catching a couple of the shows, we tended to not to get involved and it was nice that there was no pressure to do so.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank PaulaMcD
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St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

My wife, daughter aged 5 and step-son aged 9 and I just returned from a wonderful 2 week stay at Hotel Saline.
Service: I got the feeling the staff were falling over themselves to make sure we had a good time. They succeeded. Everyone from the drivers who took us into / picked us up from Palinuro to the people on reception were friendly and helpful.
Food: No complaints. I love Italian food and was able to enjoy it at the hotel. 'Tonio, the head waiter was helpful, polite and very professional.
Room: On the small side for the four of us but as we weren't in it much it didn't matter. We had a sea view which meant we could enjoy the beautiful sunsets.
Entertainments: A very energetic and enthusiastic team were constantly circulating and arranging activities for the "bambini" - although our two don't speak Italian they were made to feel welcome and enjoyed making sand volcanos (!), playing swimming games and drawing etc. I played beach volleyball and my wife enjoyed the "aqua-gym" In the evenings the children went to the "baby-dance" and were watched by parents.
Beach: Clean. Another reviewer mentions investing in swimming shoes and I am glad I took their advice. The coral starts immediately and provides excellent opportunities for exploring, snorkelling and swimming for adventurous kids and adults alike.
If you want a sea with a sandy bed immediately sloping away from the sandy beach you will be disappointed.
Other guests: We met one other English couple during our stay. Everyone else was Italian. I quite liked this and made some friends with good football banter and being able to laugh at my own pathetic volleyball skills!
This is a fun and relaxing place to come with a family. Yes, I would return.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Chris L
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Property: Saline Hotel
Address: Saline Street, 84064 Palinuro, Centola, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Salerno > Centola > Palinuro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Palinuro
#5 Luxury Hotel in Palinuro
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Palinuro
#7 Romantic Hotel in Palinuro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Saline Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Saline Palinuro recently refurbished, each of our 66 guest rooms features a balcony or terrace, most with full sea views overlooking the enchanting Bay of Palinuro. Magnificent at any time of day, the views are especially remarkable in the evening, when the sun slowly sets into the sea, painting the rippling waters from the beach to the horizon with shimmering gold highlights. Surrounded by the Cilento National Park, an area so rich with natural beauty as well as historical and cultural resources to have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998, the Hotel Saline is the perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday in a pristine slice of the Italian coastline without giving up the opportunity to take unforgettable day trips. The Hotel Saline Palinuro is located about a kilometre from the lovely town centre of Palinuro, and six kilometres from the Pisciotta-Palinuro railway station. Shuttle bus service is available to and from both. In addition to the fully equipped private beach, hotel Saline amenities include a bar and restaurant, a sea water swimming pool, a tennis court, a wellness centre, the services of a professional entertainment team, a mini-club for kids, wireless internet access, and much more. ... more   less 
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