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“Not as expected” 3 of 5 stars
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Grand Hotel Salerno
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lungomare Clemente Tafuri, 1, 84127 Salerno, Italy   |  
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Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Salerno
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“Not as expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Okay room but air conditioning struggled to keep room cool and the weather was not hot. Watch reception as they tried to charge us for breakfast in our room. The room information that indicates a charge for this is only in italian. The english literature makes it look like it is free.

Its about a 10 minute walk to train station which was handy although Salerno itself is not pretty. People sleeping rough outside so a higher room would be best.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Stayed tat the Grand Hotel Salerno for 5 nights in September, we based ourselves here and did day trips to Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento and Naples, the ferries are great and run all day, five minute walk to ferries and train station. Great Shopping and restaurants at night. We were upgraded to a Deluxe ocean front room was nice and big and had great view very comfortable.
Great Hotel to base yourself. Enjoyed our stay.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geldermalsen-Oost, Gelderland, Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Large comfortable rooms. Good facilities such as restaurant, pool, etc.
The set menu is good value for money. Both restaurant and reception staff are helpful and friendly. Good location. Easy walking access to city centre. The hotel is located on the seafront. It is expensive to use the hotel parking garage, but there is public parking lot behind the hotel which costs € 0,50 per hour. Of you are prepared a little further you can park for free in the side streets.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I think, this hotel is best in the city: good location, short walking distance from the central station, shopping area, seaside and the city center. Modern, comfortable, clean hotel with the fantastic night view.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Western Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We arranged our trip to the Amalfi Coast , Italy through a Travel Agent in Australia and for some reason she booked us into the Grand Hotel , Salerno for 6 nights.. The room was OK but the hotel is a large , cold , hospital like structure with no character. The service was almost non existent . Apart from language difficulties , one had the feeling no-one cared . It was not friendly.
The breakfast was very ordinary each day and on the first night we ate in the hotel restaurant. The veal had been reheated many times and after making a great effort to cut it , we gave up after a few mouthfuls.
As the hotel could not (or would not) give helpful tourist information, we asked where the Tourist visitors Centre was. They marked a town map and the centre was not within a kilometer of where they indicated.
We heard folk remark that Salerno is not a tourist town , but a business centre .That is so , so do not get caught out treating this as a base for Amalfi Coast.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We had booked economy rooms for a five night stay before continuing to Rome. We found the staff helpful, polite and friendly at all times. The en-suite rooms were clean and tidy and the breakfasts were of the usual European standard in a good hotel, certainly nothing to complain about. My room looked out over a car park and my friends' over a railway track but none of us was unduly disturbed by any noise, even by passing trains. We did discuss upgrading to better rooms with a sea view but concluded that we had not gone on holiday to look out of the window and could get a sea view by walking out on to the promenade. Parking is only available in the adjacent and large public car park but we decided to use the hotel's secure parking service so the car was taken away from us whenever we returned and brought back when we wanted to use it again the next morning. In the evenings we walked into Salerno to eat (about a 15 minute stroll along the front) but the Grand does have a restaurant should you not want to bother to go out. The one thing I thought odd about the Grand was that they charge for using the wifi. However, having paid for it in order to discover that it didn't work, we were given different access codes which did work and the fee was refunded for our inconvenience, so they could not have been more helpful. Although Salerno does not have much to recommend it and if I were in the area again I would choose a different base, there is nothing wrong with the Grand Hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

nice smart hotel - the breakfasts are the usual cheese and ham variety that you get everywhere in Italy and walking down to the area down the road where all the bars and restaurants are gets a bit tedious - but apart from that good


hotel runs a parking service for your car / van

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Salerno

Address: Lungomare Clemente Tafuri, 1, 84127 Salerno, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Salerno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Salerno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Salerno 4*
Number of rooms: 286
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