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Hotel Onda Verde
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Praiano
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 October 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful experience staying at the Onda Verde for 5 days this month - after a rocky start. We received an email from the hotel telling us to call to arrange for a water taxi to meet us at the dock in Positano. When we called we were told - just take the water taxi when you arrive. It was a hassle, more expensive that originally told, and no-one could instruct us on how to reach the hotel once we arrived other than take the steep path with our heavy suitcases. What was not an auspicious beginning turned into a delightful stay at a lovely, family run hotel nestled into the side of a cliff with a heaven-made view. The spacious room (124) is well maintained, the bed very comfortable, and the view from our terrace was breathtaking. A sufficient breakfast was included in our room rate. The public bus stop is right at the hotel's parking lot making it a convenient, cost-effective location. Just don't expect the busses to be on time and be prepared to stand for the trip to Positano or Amalfi - but this is part of the experience. The staff including Francesca and Francesco were always helpful. They arranged for us to be picked up by a family-owned restaurant in Priano - La Strada where we enjoyed one of the best meals of our 2 week trip. I'm sure there are other equally beautiful hotels, but the Onda Verda is situated away from the maddening crowd, yet close enough to enjoy the entire coast. We highly recommend that you consider staying here - just arrive by car- not water taxi if you have luggage.. However, they graciously arranged for water taxis to take us to one of the other towns - a convenient alternative to the busses which allow for an incredible view of the coast,. I dream of returning!

Room Tip: No one we spoke to ad anything but glowing comments on their rooms. Sounds like they are all winners...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Hotel onda verde is a family run business. Their attention to personal detail makes all the difference in your over all experience. My family and I had the pleasure of spending 8days in Hotel onda verde. The rooms are very clean , the views of the sea from each room are exquisite. It is centrally located between Amalfi and Positano. There is not a town to walk to although there are wonderful paths to explore. Dinners were our favorite,the chief Nichol treated us like family making a special meal at our request. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting great views, good food and friendly professional service.

Room Tip: Sorry there is no pool or fitness it is not needed
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

This hotel was a great choice for our stay on the Amalfi..(three nights)
There was free undercover parking above the Hotel. The Onda Verde is built into the side of the mountain and the sea view from our room was beautiful.. Awesome sunrises and wonderful sunsets.
Our room was clean and spacious. The room was decorated in the style for the area..beautiful looking tiles (probably made in Praiano) and hand painted furniture. The bathroom had a large shower.
The hotel has it's own restaurant-The Breakfasts in the morning were generous. A big variety and a great spread. Their evening menu is also very good. The service was good and so was the food.
The staff on the reception were very pleasant efficient and attentive to our needs.
We loved our early morning walks...the pathway down from the hotel onto the "main" beach...the pier area where we swam in the ocean, and where we took a water taxi from...and the walks along the mountainside, all were very easy walks.
Even although we are very fussy, we loved our stay here, and will definitely visit again for a longer time.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

The rooms are very nice and the one we occupied had seaview and terrace. The restaurant serves very good food with a varied menu and the breakfast was plentiful.

A few steps down you are on a pier from where you can take a nice swím.

Parking is offered free of charge which is nice as parking is a scarce commodity otherwise.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We stayed here for 6 nights. The room was always clean, the view from the balcony was breathtaking, the shower was hot and had good pressure. The bed was comfortable but the pillows were horrible - I started using decorative pillows from a couch after 2 days of bad sleep. Now few other remarks. First, women staff was more friendly than men staff. Second, breakfast was great except they do recycle baked good - cookies, pies and etc from day to day. After few days I would only try something that looked new that day. They even used powered sugar to dress up yesterday and the day before yesterday cookies one day. Their black coffee in a big pot tasted like an instant nescafe and I would not be surprised if it was nescafe, they have an espresso machine but no drip coffee maker in sight. They make you espresso, cappuccino and lattes on request. Lastly, it is in Praiano which is less touristy and thus you are stuck to be in the area around the hotel or walk to the town center, which is about 30 minutes away. We loved it since we love to walk but for other people it may be hard. Public buses are infrequent and taxis are expensive.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We picked Hotel Onda Verde for our honeymoon accommodations based on the romantic location, competitive price for the 7 night package, and responsiveness of the staff to my inquiry emails. I honestly couldn’t have been more pleased with our entire stay from start to finish. We stayed at this hotel for 7 nights, in a Deluxe Double Sea View Room. The room had a Jacuzzi tub and a breath taking view (very true to the website’s pictures-to our delight!). The room was simple yet elegant, very clean, very comfortable, and I loved the bath amenities. The hotel concierge was the sweetest woman. She made us feel like we were appreciated and valued guests, not just another number. The other reviews are somewhat correct in that the daily breakfast wasn’t the ultimate gourmet buffet by any means, but it was delicious and fresh every morning with plenty of items from which to choose. Dinner each night on the other hand was truly amazing. Every morning we would get the dinner menu with three choices for the first course, and three choices for the second course (dessert was also included!)… each morning it was a difficult decision because the choices were so good, however after eating there the first and second night we learned it didn’t matter which choice we made because it would be delicious every time. None of the choices repeated and there was plenty of variety. In fact, before arriving we figured we’d want to try a different restaurant at least once for dinner… but once we started eating at the hotel’s restaurant, we saved exploring different restaurants for lunch and returned to the hotel for dinner each night because it was too good. The chef and wait staff had great personalities too, which made the experience even better. I got all teared up when it was time to say goodbye because they made us feel so welcome.
The included tour to Pompeii was one of the best guided tours I’ve been on (and I’ve traveled extensively throughout Europe and Australia). The hotel made the arrangement of the tour very easy. Again, that goes back to the fact once we arrived the hotel took care of our every need… which gave us more time for relaxing and “honeymooning.” Due to a crazy storm one morning, our tour to Capri was canceled and they promptly, without us having to mention it, refunded that portion of the 7 day package. Instead, we signed up for the cooking class with the chef. That was so much fun and so worth the time and money. I can’t wait to try what we learned at home!
Since my husband and I are not big shoppers, and wanted to get away from crowds, noise, and the fast pace that comes from staying in a touristy area, this hotel was perfect for us. It was tranquil and romantic with unspoiled views. We had close access to the other towns of the Amalfi Coast (Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, etc.), but didn’t have to eat and sleep squeezed in with other travelers.
If you’re able bodied, don’t miss the Path of the Gods hike from Praiano to Positano! That was a highlight of our trip. It’s a tough climb but 100% worth it for the views.
Sorry for the long review but I could really go on and on about how much this hotel made our trip to the Amalfi Coast spectacular.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Just returned from 7 days at the Onda Verde Hotel. It was the last stop on our Italy vacation and a perfect spot to unwind. We chose the hotel based on the location in Praiano and on other Tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed! The hotel is situated just steps from the water. Water taxi service is available close by while the bus to Positano, Amalfi, and Sorrento stops across the road just outside the hotel. The village of Praiano is about 15 minutes walk along the main road or a little longer on the scenic route away from traffic. Our room was well appointed, clean and had a small terrace with chairs (a perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine). The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel restaurant was good (including the 'free' breakfast). The Il Pirata restaurant situated just below the hotel serves great food and has a funky bar. I recommend visiting in September or early October to avoid the crowds. This is a great spot on the Amalfi coast.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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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:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Praiano
#3 Romantic Hotel in Praiano
#3 Luxury Hotel in Praiano
#4 Family Hotel in Praiano
Price Range: £144 - £253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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