Forget Positano. Forget Amalfi. If you are looking for the absolute BEST non-tourist-y true Italian seaside hotel, this is it! The Onda Verde, overlooking the marina in Praiano, is quintessential Italian living. The rooms are all the same, with the best views of the water and the Amalfi coast anywhere on the coast. When we entered our room for the first time and Francesco threw open the shuttered doors to expose the sunny terrace off our room, it took my breath away - it was soooo beautiful! I kissed his cheek I was so happy! Every room has this same view overlooking a sleepy little fishing cove below, with the rocky Amalfi coast and the mountains in the background - it is simply a little bit of heaven. Quiet, picturesque, dreamy. Sunsets like you have never seen before! We will never stay anywhere else. Miro (the owner) and his wife and their charming son Francesco work very hard to make sure your stay is perfect. We consider them family now. They were SO helpful and kind to us - molto gentile.Their English is perfect - especially Francesco - who exchanged multiple emails with me, trying to plan our airport pick up in Naples, concert tickets to Ravello, etc. He is a gem! They ALL bend over backwards to make your stay absolutely perfect - it is a point of pride for them - they SINCERELY want to make you happy. The meals on the terrrace overlooking the water were excellent quality with views that cannot be beat - they go on and on forever. One morning the chef surprised us with homemade cinnamon sugared donuts - YUM! Not that they were needed - there was always SOOO MUCH food to choose from - large tables laden with pastries, cereals, meats, croissants, you name it....definitely NOT a place to diet! Terrace dinners are candlelit and romantic, with homemade pastas, excellent fish, grilled mozzarella on lemon leaves, you name it. The beds in the room were the best of all the hotels we stayed in. There is a beach below the hotel where the fishermen bring up their boats at night. Many local Italians come there to relax and swim - especially on the weekend. We loved it! We hated to leave. We will definitely come back, with our children next time. And, the very best thing is that the hotel is so affordable! We paid over THREE TIMES MORE to stay at the Bellevue Syrene in Sorrento (also a lovely hotel), with room with a terrace on the water.....but it did not come close to beating your hotel or seaviews in our opinion. Our thanks to Miro, his wife and his son Francesco (who you should be SO proud of Miro! I predict he will one day outdo even you (!) as an excellent hotelier! - This is the best compliment you can give to a parent in my opinion, that your child takes after you and wants to do even better than you. Yes, your beautiful hotel is in very good hands indeed!). My only worry is that this place is going to become so swamped with tourists once people discover it (and read this glowing review!), that it will change. PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE A THING!! It is PERFECT IN EVERY WAY. We LOVED IT! Thank you for our BEST experience in Italy. We will keep in touch and see you again in the very near future. Grazie Mille!!!!! .
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Onda Verde Hotel
- Onda Verde Praiano
- Hotel Onda Verde Praiano, Amalfi Coast, Italy