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“Like staying with your long-lost Italian uncle!”
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Hotel Pellegrino
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Praiano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 August 2010

My husband and in-laws stayed here for two nights in July, and from the moment we entered the premises, we were treated like family. Luigi and his family run a very clean and friendly establishment, and can't do enough to make your stay pleasant. Everyone speaks excellent English, so there was never a communication issue. Some items of interest to help plan your trip:

THE ROOMS: The rooms are fairly large and clean, but are basic and simple. The atmosphere is very much like staying with relatives. There was no phone in our room, so if you need a wake-up call, probably best to bring your own alarm, although I suspect the family would be happy to knock on your door. The rooms have spectacular views of the coast which you would probably have to pay double for in other hotels - a great value.

BATHROOMS: Our bathroom was simply equipped and clean, but we were surprised to find little in the way of toiletries provided -- only 2 small packets of shampoo and soap (not replenished). Maybe this is the norm in pensiones, but, having never stayed in one before, I was surprised. There was a wall-mounted hair dryer in our room, but no hair dryer provided in my in-laws' room. Also, the towels were rough (exfoliant and drying in one step?).

THE FAMILY ATMOSPHERE: Enough can't be said about the family's willingness to help make the most out of your stay. Luigi always greeted us when we came back to the hotel and offered cold beverages (no extra charge), and was more than happy to take us in his own car to the beach or out to dinner (also at no charge). One evening, he even took us quite a distance to try a restaurant that my guidebook recommended, and even knew the owners. At night, we all congrated on the upper level, and Luigi and his daughter, Alessia, were happy to chat about themselves. His daughter is an especially sweet 16-year old who is happy to talk and practice her English, and she speaks great!

FOOD: The breakfast provided on the upper level overlooking the sea is ample and good. There was an assortment of fruits, yogurts, home-made jams, toasts, etc., and Luigi makes a mean cappuccino! :) We ate dinner at the pensione one night, and Luigi prepared a fabulous fish dinner (45 Euro / person) consisting of six or seven courses. We were all bursting at the seams, and everything was delicious. It's apparent that he really takes pride in his cooking!

LOCATION: The pensione is an ideal place from which to explore the Amalfi coast -- about 45 minutes on the bus to Amalfi, and 20 minutes to Positano. Luigi makes it easy to get around by providing a bus schedule and tickets at the front desk.

A WORD ON THE ROADS: The roads really are terrible for driving, making the pensione a perfect spot to take advantage of the free parking and take the public buses. Note that the SITA buses are frequently behind schedule (10 - 20 minutes), and were often crowded when we got on with standing room only. The drivers are the utmost professionals, but bring your patience and be prepared to hold on!

I can't wait to make a return trip to the Amalfi coast and stay with Luigi and his family. Don't hesitate to stay at Pensione Pellegrino - you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 July 2010

From the moment we arrived, Luigi and the rest of the Rispoli Family offered everything under the sun to make our stay as comfortable as possible and to accommodate whatever agenda that we may have had in mind. From valet parking, making reservations and driving you to and from restaurants, packing food & drink for your excursions away from the hotel and even sharing a piece of cake and a bottle of wine with you at the end of a day.

The entire establishment is clean and spacious and every room has the most beautiful view of the coastline and sea. Luigi is always welcoming guests to stay for dinner on the roof-top restaurant/bar which offers an outdoor terrace with the same views as the rooms. All of the ingredients are freshly purchased from the markets each morning and I strongly encourage you to to try the excellent meal prepared by "Chef Luigi" himself. Please be advised to arrive to dinner hungry though, as you will likely be presented with many courses (we had 8 courses), including wine and finishing with liqueur, as you will not want to miss any of it.

Luigi and his family ensured that our 3-day stay at Pellegrino Pensione was the highlight of our 3-week European vacation and we cannot imagine how it could have been better. If you are looking to be regarded as "a number", you will likely be better-off at a big-chain hotel, but if you want to be treated like family, have your individual needs truly catered to and perhaps even become friends with your hosts, the Pellegrino Pensione will certainly not disappoint you and who knows; you will probably save a few bucks in doing so! -Thank you so much Luigi, Sandra and the rest of the Rispoli Family.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Beege-Gilmour
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Reviewed 25 July 2010

My family of 6 stayed at the Pensione Pellegrino. Luigi truly knows the meaning of service, it is what he strives for. He made sure we were all accomodated and trying to fit 6 comfortably is always a challenge but not for Luigi. Our accomodations were fabulous and our view breathtaking.
Anyone wanting to enjoy a wonderful time in Amalfi for a very reasonable price should definitely try the Pensione Pellegrino!!!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled on business
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2  Thank italylover_10
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Reviewed 21 July 2010

We just returned from our trip to Amalfi Coast and Tuscany and had a great experience at the Pellegrino Pensione. It was a great spot along the Amalfi Coast to venture out to visit other towns and the pensione had a bus stop right out in front of it. We visited Positano, Sorrento, Pompeii, Amalfi and Revello and had an easy enough time using the blue SITA buses. We were able to get our tickets for the bus from our host Luigi at the front desk which made it even easier. You definitely do not want to drive yourself around there. The only downside to the Pellegrino was the walk down and back into Praiano. There isn't much of a shoulder on the road and we were a little hesitant at first going through the small tunnel knowing how the drivers were and how narrow the roadway is. That was really the only downside though. We liked the relative quietness of Praiano compared to other larger cities which were fun to visit, but we appreciated returning to Praiano at the end of an exhausting day of touring. The views from the pensione are wonderful and Luigi and his staff were very polite, welcoming and helpful. The room was spacious and clean and the air conditioning made sleeping comfortable. We'd go back in a heart beat!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2010

The property is family managed by Luigi and assisted by his spouce Sandra, his daughter and during summer- by his sister.
Luigi is very friendly and helpfull and might assist you in any matter, touristic or personal. The view is stunning and the breakfast hall is overwhelming with its beauty and the scenary seen there. The breakfast is very good.
The property has an average size of garage for internal parking place. We even used the local buses to visit Pozitano and Amalfi since it saves expensive parking places and you enjoy the view and even not bothered driving the narrow and crowded roads (especially crowded during weekends). The bus station is just in the front of the property. It is in a very short distance west to Praiano village overlooking the Praiano bay and village.
Since it is in between the villages and easily connected it is the best place to stay with the advantage of having a parking place. The additional advantage is Luigi and being a family run pensione with very cordial attitude. It is only two or three stars property, maybe missing a pool but you really do not need it when you visit the villages of Pozitano, Amalfi and Ravello along the coast.
The Ismeralda (or by similar name) cave is quite close and beyond the other side of the Praiano village and it is much more recommended than the expensive, dark and small (and dangerous to cameras potentially at risk of saltwater at the entrance and exit-as I persaonally experienced with a great sorrow) Blue cave of Capri.
I already miss Luigi and the delightfull property and the landscape views.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2010

Luigi and family are incredible hosts! We were welcomed with a nice glass of wine and home-baked cake in the beautiful upstairs dining room (with seats on the balcony overlooking the coast). We were amazed to find out that Luigi provides wine and cake every night to his guests at no additional cost. He also offered to pick us up from Positano, Amalfi, or the Praiano marina using his own car. We took him up one time and his sister promptly showed up to drive us back - amazing personal service! Luigi also has bus tickets available and the bus stop literally right outside of the hotel, so it is very convenient to get to Positano, Amalfi, or any other city on the Amalfi Coast (we took a bus to Sorrento then train to Pompeii one day). The rooms are comfortable and clean, and the price is right. Great place to stay in the Amalfi Coast and we will be back!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 31 May 2010

My husband and I stayed at Pensione Pellegrino in mid May for 4 nights along with 2 other couples. Luigi and his family could not have done more to make our visit enjoyable. Each couple had a large room with lots of closet space & we all had spectacular views off our balconies. The rooms were spotlessly clean as were all the common areas. This is a 3 star hotel so of course the bathroom isn't equipped with fancy toiletries & fluffy towels/robes, nor are there mints on your pillow at night but what makes Pellegrino special is the attention Luigi gives to his guests, along with the stunning location. Luigi was always happy to let us hang out in the dining room balconey with a bottle (or two) of wine before dinner, gave us directions to places we wanted to go and even drove us to a few of them. Praiano is small and quiet but we found it offered plenty of choice with regards to restaurants and bars. We ate out every night although Luigi did say he would bring someone in to cook for us at the hotel if we chose. He has a beautiful dining room which seemed to be newly added. The "beach" is a fairly arduous jaunt down from the hotel but as we weren't there for a beach holiday, it didn't bother us at all. I think the only disappointing aspect for me was the public bus service. It didn't seem to run very frequently & consequently was very crowded. We often ended up just taking a cab which was quite expensive. But that of course has nothing to do with the Pensione Pellegrino, which was delightful.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Donna C
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Address: Via Gennaro Capriglione 190, 84010 Praiano, Italy
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Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Praiano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Praiano
#2 Family Hotel in Praiano
Price Range: £113 - £232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pellegrino 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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