This is not what we expected for the steep 207 euro's a night after travelling staying in hotels and b&b's half the price for nearly a month. The sea view from the room is very good and Sophia, the big guy serving breakfast and the mother tried but the overall service was patchy at best.
When for instance we asked for some fresh fruit (the breakfast is very basic, the girl at reception referred to it as an 'Italian breakfast' and the hotel being '3star' when we addressed this) or anything else it is a mystery what will show up on your final bill. In any other place you are asked to sign the 'conto' to avoid misunderstandings or worse when the final bill arrives. Furthermore we had to ask for clean bed linen and towels and when we asked if there was a laundry service we were given a vegetable tray from the kitchen to do some laundry instead of a bucket. It was a big contrast with any of the other places we've stayed before and the view really didn't make up for it. The first night we tried the restaurant but the food was quite disappointing and the rest of our stay we had dinner in neighbouring restaurants (there are some nice ones around). We don't expect everyone to smile the whole time, but the foul moods of the owner (6 days in row!), the blond girl at reception and the 'salvataggio' were impossible to ignore. A simple 'Bon giorno' in the morning goes a long way, especially with these room rates. Had we known all this we definitely wouldn't have booked six nights here.
- 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, Italy - Amalfi Coast