I stayed at the Continental last July (2009) for 1 week with my boyfriend. We chose these apartment because they seemed reasonably priced compared to most in the region. The Amalfi Coast is very expensive! I was expecting pretty standard accomodation, but was pleasantly suprised at our amazing sea view from our bedroom balcony! It was absolutely breath-taking! I have never had such a beautiful view before! There were even grape-vines growing on the balcony! The room itself was quite basic but clean, with air con and a small fridge. The bathroom was tiny, but clean. I don't think you can do any better for your money in this location! The breakfast was continental-style, toast, jams, yoghurts, and cereals, with a different type of cake each day! The hotel seems to jut off the brink of a cliff over the sea so the views from the restaurant are just incredible. The hotel is situated in Praiano, which is about a 15 min drive from Amafi itself. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CAR HIRE IF YOU ARE STAYING ANYWHERE ON THE AMALFI COAST!!! Also, I would not recommend this region of Italy if you are unfit or physically disabled in any way, you have to climb HUNDREDS of steps to get ANYWHERE in this region! I have uploaded some photos of the beautiful beach which is a 5 minute bus journey up the road, you will have to ask the hotel staff for directions as it is pretty hidden and secluded! You have to climb over a small wall and then descend down hundreds of crumbling steps to the peblle beach. It is exhausting, but once you get down there you will appreciate how beautiful and tranquil it is compared to most of the Amalfi Coast!
This was the best holiday I have been on so far. The Amalfi Coast is stunning, and The Continental is a more affordable way of visiting the region, the views from the apartments are just divine! I would definately recommend this place to anyone!!!
- Also Known As:
- Continental Hotel Praiano
- Hotel Continental Praiano, Amalfi Coast, Italy