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Hotel Locanda Costa Diva
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Roma, 12, 84010 Praiano, Italy   |  
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Great place to discover the Amalfi coast from”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great location and warm welcome, views fantastic and rooms good value for our family of 4. It also has it's own parking hero! Tip leave the car behind and take the bus or boat. Breakfasts on the terrace sets you up for the day.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Locanda Costa Diva, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Dearest Claire,
we are so glad to read you are satisfied with the holiday spent at the Hotel Locanda Costa Diva. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our location and our beautiful view of the splendid Costiera Amalfitana. We hope to see you and your family soon. Have a nice summer!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The staff:

They could not have been more helpful during our stay, scooping up our multiple large suitcases onto their shoulders and whisking them to our rooms as if they weighed nothing (trust me, they didn’t!) They always greeted us with a smile each morning and were so attentive and friendly throughout our stay. Always very chatty at dinner and loved a giggle. Any (v.v.few) issues we may have had were solved quickly and efficiently with genuine apologies. They all work so hard- we would see the two waiters leave very last thing at night and be there ready and spritely at breakfast- so we really did appreciate how they were always so positive and always wanting to make your stay as wonderful as possible.

The rooms:

We were a big group of 8 and so had 4 rooms in the hotel. Each room was just lovely. Nothing fancy, but more than adequate, well decorated with all amenities that you might need (although my tea addicted Mother brought a kettle & Twinings...) Bathrooms were small but had lovely tiled designs, some of our rooms had baths, some only showers. All rooms had great views of the sea, this was so lovely to wake up to. Mine and my boyfriends room shared a terrace with my sister and her mister, it was great to share with her (and handy when swapping wardrobes in the evening), but maybe bear this in mind when booking if you are a couple and want a little more privacy.

My eldest sister & her partner had the Marina room (I think!) it had a large private terrace, and their bedroom was larger than ours, it was also very private. However, the hot tub they had was actually a cold tub with no bubbles- so we never actually used it, even though it was August and the weather was sweltering, it wasn't what you wanted as the sun was setting and you had just got in from exploring. Another thing to bear in mind if booking.

My Mother of course had the cream of the crop with her room, we can't remember the name but it was on the bottom 'tier' of the hotel, it had a long private garden area leading to the room and at the foot of her bed were tall shutters that opened up to the most incredible undisturbed view. Dreamy.

The restaurant:

We ended up eating in the restaurant for 1 lunch and about 4 dinners and every day for breakfast!

Firstly, each morning you wake up to a buffet-style breakfast. This was lovely and they gave you a lot more than some other 'no frills' hotels. The lovely staff would first make wonderful cappucino's or espresso, there were also fresh juices available. For food there was always an array of freshly baked croissants, bread, pastries, boiled eggs, cheeses, cured meats, yoghurts and fresh fruit! Yummy, you could keep it as simple as you want or stuff yourself. It was all very tasty and the coffee sublime.

Our lunch was just after we checked in, having not eaten for hours, we had various bowls of pasta and salads to share while sitting under the lemon trees in the sunshine with the beautiful views of the Med- stunning!

We ate a lot of dinners here but It was just so cosy in the restaurant we couldn’t resist, especially during a thunderstorm!

Our dinners were normally when we were sleepy from a day out exploring, so we made the most of the short waddle to the restaurant and enjoyed lengthy relaxed dinners. We have all since agreed that Costa Diva was our favourite restaurant of the trip- the food was relaxed, fresh and so delicious, the menu had great variation and so all 8 of us were able to try a variety of different dishes during our stay. There was always fresh fish on offer, caught that day, served very simple with a few different choices of dressings. Every dinner we left with tummies full from gorgeous food & wine and our faces aching from laughter.

Activities:

The hotel has steps that wind down through the sister hotel next door that leads to a rocky area with a stepladder straight to the sea for swimming (and jumping!) it’s great fun and a lovely swim/sunbathing spot (there are beds but not many).

Praiano beach is really the only place you can explore on foot from the hotel (it’s a short walk, but beware on the way back it's uphill) It is a lovely beach. From here you can also organise boat rental to Capri and hire some snorkels for swimming on the beach. Also some lovely restaurants for dinner.

Thank you to everyone at Costa Diva for making our trip one of our most treasured memories together as a family. We hope to return! ☺

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Locanda Costa Diva, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear friends, thank you wholeheartedly for having provided a description so beautiful, detailed and kind on our Locanda Costa Diva.
It was a real honor to accommodate you so numerous and make available our professionalism, our services, our delicious cuisine for all of you to make unique your holiday on the Amalfi Coast.
Pleased and happy to have met your expectations, we look forward to another stay soon in our company and we send you a big hug.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Hotel Locanda Costa Diva was everything I thought it would be after reading the reviews on here. There are no frills--instead, what you'll find is a lovely little hotel with the loveliest of staffs. Our room was small, quaint and exquistely clean. We had a little terrace which we shared with another room that overlooked the sea and the property was filled with a variety of plants and fruit trees. Also, we ate one night at the restaurant and had what we think was the best meal of our two week trip across Italy.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Locanda Costa Diva, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
We truly thank you for the beautiful words about our Locanda Costa Diva. We are so pleased to know that you can confirm all the positive comments posted on Tripadvisor and we are happy that yoiu spent a nice time in the amzing Amalfi Coast.
It will be a pleasure to host and satisy you again in the future.
Kindest Regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Locanda Costa Diva is the best! The great service already started when Antonio offered to park our car on the hotel property so we did not have to pay parking fees. And it only got better after that, Costa Diva is a hidden pearl on the Amalfi Coast, it is beautifully located underneath lemon trees and with an astonishing view of the coast. Philipe and his father are so nice and friendly, they make you feel at home after 2 minutes already. The food is exquisite, the best home made sea food pasta I have ever had. The pasta with the fresh lobster is delicious, and the prices are very acceptable. Our one year old daughter has never had as much attention in a restaurant as here, they made her feel like a true principessa! I would recommend this place to everyone.

Femke

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Locanda Costa Diva, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thanks, thanks and thanks again. Your sweet words are really appreciated. We are glad to know that your stay at tha Locanda Costa Diva was nice and "magnificant"!
We look forward from seeing you soon for a new holiday in the Amalfi Coast and take the occasion to wish you all the best.
kindest regards
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

TripAdvisor drop-down list only allowed me to go back to July 2013. Trip was Sept 2009 and if I stay in Praiano ever again, I will stay there again, as long as TripAdvisor reviews are still very good. Food was plentiful & nice variety. I eat very unique diet, and the restaurant accommodated my requests. Room was nice, view was super overlooking the Mediterranean sunrise & and sunset was amazing. Easy access to bus into Amalfi & Maiori, etc.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Locanda Costa Diva, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind words following your stay with us at Locanda Costa Diva Hotel. We are gald to know taht you chhosed us twice and happy to know that the reviews of our guests were helpfull for you.I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed all the facilities and service we provided you with. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind regards from the Amalfi Coast.
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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed everything about Laconda Costa Diva! The room was beautiful and the view from our balcony was stunning. The food and service was great, eating under the lemon trees and arbor was a highlight. Be prepared for lots of stairs but they help with the luggage. We hope to go back some day!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Locanda Costa Diva, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you for your kind words following your stay at Locanda Costa Hotel. We were so glad to read that we met your expectations and you found our service and the general ambience of the hotel to your liking. Please do come and visit us again soon.
Our kindest regards from the Amalfi Coast.
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Lindenhurst, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a very traditional choice that makes you feel like family. The owners & staff go out of their way to accommodate your every need & want. The view is spectacular & the food magnifico! They are both personable & professional. The beauty of the lemon trees, hanging vines, tables overlooking the water are breathtaking. The only problem I found is the extreme steep steps & winding hairpin turns to come & go was rough. I found most places that weren't ground level would have the same problem. In conclusion……..a definite return for me!

Room Tip: A higher level room would eliminate a lot of unnecessary climbing.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Elena S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Hotel Locanda Costa Diva, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Dearest Friends from New York,
we really appreciate your kind review and we are very proud in reading your warm compliments addressed to our family and to our Locanda Costa Diva.
We are very very happy to know that you spent a nice time in the Amalfi Coast, feeling like in a big family, and enjoying all the services and the food provided.
Thanks again and we hope to have soon a new occasion to host you again.

Kindest Regards
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Address: Via Roma, 12, 84010 Praiano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Praiano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Praiano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Locanda Costa Diva 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Locanda Costa Diva is situated in Praiano in a privileged position overlooking the sea. Pride of the house is the beautiful lemon garden of 7000 qm which surroundes the building and it is fully accessible by hotel guests. This is the ideal place for people who are looking for a relaxing holiday but also for people who love nature. The hotel is equipped with all the comfort and makes possible to spend un unforgettable vacation. ... more   less 
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