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“Lovely stay on Amalfi Coast”
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Hotel Onda Verde
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Praiano
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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“Lovely stay on Amalfi Coast”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

This hotel was recommended to us by a friend who had stayed there several years ago. I did not exactly understand the geography of the Amalfi Coast when I booked this hotel, but it ended up working out well.

Most people say to stay in Positano, but Praiano was a perfect spot in between the two extremely touristy towns of Amalfi and Positano. This hotel is actually on the outskirts of Positano. We rented a scooter and were able to navigate the entire Amalfi Coast with this as our homebase. (Definitely recommend renting a scooter if you're adventurous-it was the best way to see the coast!)

We stayed four nights at this gorgeous hotel. The view from our room was phenomenal. I even got up to take sunrise pictures one morning! The layout of the hotel is interesting; when you arrive in the parking lot, you take an elevator down to the -4 floor (or something like that) to get to the front desk. The hotel rooms are all located above-to give better views. Our hotel room was a bit of a challenge to get to, we had to go down a flight of stairs, across a deck and then back up another flight of stairs...however, this gives the other guests complete privacy on their terraces (it meant we were not walking right in front of their rooms every time we passed by).

The room was very spacious as was the bathroom. The rooms were also extremely clean and tidy. There was a nice dresser to store any clothes that needed to be hung. The bed was comfortable as well.

One down side is that the hotel does not have any 'main area' to relax, have a drink or interact with other guests. There is a small part of the dining room that can be used when in between meal times, but it isn't very inviting. There is no area that can be considered a true bar.

The breakfast was delicious, probably the best breakfast on our trip (we were in Italy for 16 days). They always had scrambled eggs (or the chef would fix you whatever you preferred) and bacon. They also had a ton of fresh fruit, cheeses and meats. We never ate dinner at the hotel. We had dessert one night and it was pretty good, though.

The girl at the front desk in the mornings was always very helpful and friendly; however, sometimes I felt like the other front desk staff could be a little stuffy and cold when we chatted with them. When making dinner reservations one night, we felt like the young man at the front desk was pushing their restaurant on us-we ended up having to make our own reservations elsewhere because he made us feel so uncomfortable asking him to make reservations for us (and then we were charged for the local phone call upon checkout!) Another time we mentioned heading to Sorrento for the day and we were advised not to go because "there is nothing there to see." We went anyway and had a great day--great shopping and lunch spots (Inn Bufalito-one of my favorite meals in Italy). On the other hand, my computer charger stopped working while we were in Italy and the owner brought his daughter's charger from home twice to allow me to charge my computer--thank you!!

This hotel is also conveniently located right near one of the few beaches on Amalfi Coast. It is a rocky beach but nice and not too busy. It's also an easy place to catch a boat over to the Emerald Grotto instead of taking the bus.

We had a great time on the Amalfi Coast and enjoyed the quiet beauty of Praiano and Hotel Onda Verde.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

The setting of this hotel is amazing, with gorgeous sea views from the balcony of our room and also from the restaurant where you can eat on the outside terrace. The rooms are spacious and clean. The breakfast buffet and the dinner menu offered a nice variety of choices, and chef Nicola prepares delicious dishes, with much fresh fish. He also gives a great pasta cooking class of 2 hours that we took and loved! The staff is warm and gracious. One can swim off the stony beach or the piers (careful they can be slippery), and water taxis are readily available right at the beach below the hotel to take one to Amalfi or Positano or Capri, etc. You can go down to them and make your own reservations for trips. Praiano is a great location for a peaceful, beautiful stay away from cities. You can watch fishermen row out to sea and back morning and evenings right below you. There is a tower nearby, a short walk away, in which an artist has his gallery of interesting paintings and ceramic sculptures that he welcomes you to come and see. All in all, this is an idyllic place. We do hope to return.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We enjoyed 6 days at this beautiful hotel on a very picturesque stretch of the "Nastro Azzuro" between Amalfi and Positano. While perched on the hillside below street level all levels were accessible by elevator and access to the water via an easily graded path. Marina di Praia was virtually a private beach for the hotel guests.Nearby was the very beautiful restaurant, "Il Pirata" and some cute bars and a restaurant on the beach. But the restaurant at Onda Verde was excellent and very convenient. The restaurant staff were professional and very friendly, showing a genuine interest in pleasing their guests.The administrative staff, especially Fernanda, were friendly and efficient.The rooms were of a high standard and had good sea views. It was quiet, clean and comfortable.. We had a wonderfully relaxed and happy stay at Onda Verde.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

We booked the 7 day package at this hotel and enjoyed every minute. The view from our balcony was spectacular overlooking the beach and all the walkways and steps added to the charm of this hotel. Miro Milano and his staff were friendly and eager to help us in every way. The restaurant was beautiful and dining outside was a joy, especially in the evening. The Sita buses stop outside the hotel is very convenient but they are usually crowded with tourists.

Room Tip: A room with a balcony is advised.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Just got home from a 11 day trip thru Italy, ending with a 3 night stay at Hotel Onda Verde and could not have picked a better place to wind down. We were traveling with a friend with significant mobility issues and, although there were parts of the property that we not accessible for her, the staff (especially Fernanda!) were so accommodating and helpful and really made us feel right at home. The views from our balcony were AMAZING, the room was very spacious and comfortable (beds were firm but not hard - more like a very firm memory foam feel), we had a delicious dinner on our first night and the daily breakfast (included in the price of the room) included fresh eggs, meats and cheeses, fruits and pastries, tomatoes and basil, crusty bread for toast, and great coffee!! This is not an inexpensive stay, but for my money, well worth the price.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

This was the final week of our 3 week honeymoon in Italy. We had not told the hotel prior to our booking but they soon made us feel special .
The location was very romantic with ocean side dining in the mornings and evenings. The chef Nico was excellent, breakfast was wonderful and you could request eggs done to your liking.
Hotel staff were so helpful and positive even though they must have all been quite tired towards the end of their busy season.
Rooms were cleaned every morning and fresh towels and toiletries every day.

Room Tip: The room we had was a superior with a small balcony and sea view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lenexa, Kansas, United States
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Onde Verde is near Priano, and not in the busy Amalfi or Positano so it was just what we were looking for. There were several very nice restaurants close by and we were able to charter a small boat to take us up and down the coast for site seeing. The room was comfortable though a bit stuffy unless we opened the hall door for a few minutes to get some airflow. The Decor was pure Mediterranean with lovely tile everywhere.
It is kinda pricey but I think every thing is on the Amalfi coast. The front desk people were always very helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Onda Verde
Address: Via Terramare, 3, 84010 Praiano, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Praiano
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Praiano
#2 Luxury Hotel in Praiano
#3 Romantic Hotel in Praiano
#4 Family Hotel in Praiano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Onda Verde 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The "Onda Verde" hotel, situated in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, offers an unforgettable stay for nature lovers in search of tranquillity. Like a perfectly set diamond, Onda Verde is in an enchanting location among the beautiful inlets of the coast; 7 km (4.2 miles) equidistant from the towns of Amalfi and Positano. The Hotel boasts an exclusive panorama of the Amalfi Coast; views include the Saracen Tower of Praiano, and that of the Conca Promontory, as well as Paestum, Capri and the Point of Campanella. The hotel is very near the cliffs and the beach. Its facilities and amenities enable guests to enjoy the sea and soak up the sun in the most inviting, friendly and relaxing atmosphere. When each guest arrives, they are greeted by a friendly reception. The Hotel has twenty five (25) private rooms nestled in five (5) mountainside villas as pictured here with bathroom, hair dryer, safety deposit box, minibar, telephone, free Wi-fi connection, satellite TV, air conditioning and breathtaking panoramic view. If you are a lover of beauty and nature, and you wish to watch breathtaking sunrises and romantic sunsets, Onda Verde is the place for you. ... more   less 
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