We made the decision to spend the 3rd leg of our Amalfi Coast trip in Praiano (1st leg Positano, 2nd leg Anacapri) because the Ravello hotels were booked and we wanted to pick a third location. We wouldn't do it again.
There is nothing in Praiano with the exception of a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean and Positano, and you can even see Capri from there. That was lovely, but for a great view I'd opt for Ravello in the future. Yes, you can take the SITA bus from Praiano (good luck getting the driver to stop and let you off back in town), or the local bus to Positano (make sure your life insurance is up to date), but you can wait as long as an hour each way.
As for this hotel... we were fooled by the gorgeous view from the lobby floor and the restaurant, and even had the same view from our room. The praise ends there. The bed was worse than sleeping on the floor. Hard as a rock. The bathroom was cheaply thrown together with a broken shower head. We had to wait two days for it to be fixed, and then after it was "fixed" the whole thing fell off the wall. We asked to send clothes out for washing and first they were never picked up, then picked up and we were told they'd be back in 24 hours. However, after 24 hours we were informed that the woman "didn't have time" to do them, so she'd do them now and we'd get them back wet. Which is exactly what happened.
Towels were non-existent in the room. Face towels were worse than dish rags. "Bath towels" were big cotton pique (waffled) things which absorb no water at all. No wonder there were never enough towels at the pool...everyone took them to the rooms!!
The restaurant is mediocre. (Actually, we both got sick after eating there. Could have been a coincidence, who knows). People were helpful enough, although I'm puzzled by all of the references to the "family" who run the place. We never got the impression that this was a warm, family-run establishment. Again, nice view. Nice pool. Not enough to recommend that anyone stay there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Tramonto D'Oro offers to their guests roof swimming-pool with wonderful view of Positano, Capri's Faraglioni and De Li Galli's Island. Gym with Techno gym equipment, Steamed Bath and Sauna. The restaurant offers excellent regional fish dishes. Private parking, Free shuttle to the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Tramonto D'Oro Praiano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
- Tramonto d Oro Hotel