Poor value for money but quiet, clean and right on the water. Disappointed at first that we did not have a room near the front of the hotel with a view or balcony but thankful later as there were big outdoor renovations going on with concrete cutters etc (obviously they don't warn you of this when you book - can't they do the renovations in winter when there are fewer guests?).
The room was ok but we expected more for the price.
Although the service was great, we were pretty disappointed with the food at the restaurant - Pepe does his best but we think Pepe would benefit from some training as the food was a bit tasteless and way overpriced for the quality (although we did not try the seafood that other reviewers have raved about because we were put off by our first meal and dined elsewhere the rest of our stay).
Buffet breakfast was poor - no fresh fruit, I think the orange juice was actually cordial, no cereal on offer and when we asked for some they got imitation cornflakes which were awful and we ended up buying our own. Croissants were freshly baked, though, and very delicious (although by this time we were so sick of and fat from croissants we just wanted nutritious food).
Most disappointing, because I didn't think the Italians could possibly get it wrong, was the coffee they served with breakfast.
But, if you are looking for somewhere close to the water and quiet then this is it - you should just dine at the other restaurants in the area and don't expect anything fancy from the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel "Alfonso a Mare" is situated in Praiano in the heart of the Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful and characteristic small bays of the area, the picturesque beach of "Praia", an ancient fishing village. Just 7 km from Amalfi and Positano, a few steps from the crystal clear sea. The hotel's spacious, light-filled bedrooms are all stylishly furnished in typical Mediterranean fashion and feature the area's beautiful majolica floor tiles. A number of rooms lead out on to a small terrace overlooking the sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alfonso a Mare Praiano
- Hotel Alfonso a Mare Praiano, Amalfi Coast, Italy