My husband and I just returned from a wonderful 5 days at Le Sirene.
Firstly, we found the location in Praiano ideal, since it is roughly halfway between busy Positano and Amalfi, but much quieter. It is also close to the bus stop and a nice little supermarket.
One does have to climb a few stairs to get there, but while they can organize porters to assist with suitcases on arrival, we did not find this necessary. If one were to arrive by ferry, however, I would definitely recommend dialling ahead for a porter.
(Ps. To find the place by bus is very easy - just look out for the big yellowish church below the main road. The closest bus stop is a few meters after the church, and from there, there are clearly marked signs down to Le Sirene.)
We stayed in Room 12, which was very spacious and had a large private balcony. It also had a decent-sized bathroom with a shower in the bathtub. While the room is basic without any additional amenities like a fridge or safe, the fantastic views and cleanliness made it worth every cent.
Breakfast is served on the downstairs terrace and consisted of a fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, orange juice, the best croissants I've probably ever had, cornflakes, bread, cheese and salami as well as a choice of tea, coffee, cappuccino or hot chocolate. The 8 am starting time was a bit late for us on the days we wanted to leave town on day trips, but on those days we could still help ourselves to some yoghurt and cereal.
The only thing that I was disappointed in was the restaurants in Praiano - I was hoping that they would also be good value for money, being a bit outside of the main tourist areas, but we actually found them to be quite pricey, and found the restaurants in Amalfi to be better in terms of both price and quality. But since these were just an easy bus ride away, this was not a problem.
Maria and her husband were also excellent hosts and helped us a lot when it came to planning our daily activities.
We can highly recommend a holiday on the Amalfi coast, staying at Le Sirene.
- Also Known As:
- Le Sirene Hotel
- Hotel Le Sirene Praiano, Amalfi Coast, Italy