I am sad to see the Hotel Olimpico with average reviews.
Everyone complements the staff. They richly deserve it.
Our room looked out onto the parking courtyard, but even that had a pleasant fountain and we enjoyed sitting on our balcony.The bathroom had modern fittings. The bed was excellent. We had a room safe, so valuables were able to be secured even should the cleaning [which gave us fresh towels and clean bathroom every day] require some airing. We left our room open ourselves when going to meals.
Breakfast: was extensive; with fruit juices, cereal, fresh fruit, poached fruit, scrambled eggs, bacon, beans mushrooms. Fresh made omelettes were available [and similarly crepes] There was toast bread, croissants and cakes. We were late one morning and the criossants had run out. I did not ask if there were more in the kitchen. My waistline could do without. What else could you expect?
Dinner?. We enjoyed our food. I had beautiful fresh fish lovely pasta, and nothing mediocre.
Bring a car, and then you can drive along the road if you want a 3 course lunch. Paestum has lovely restaurants.
The area of the hotel is beachfront, and at present the beaches are awaiting customers and doing up their premises for this summer. Some are derelict, but the beach itself is lovely as we walked over to the hotel's beach and could see across to Amalfi. We walked up and down the beach road. We walked down the road that the hotel entrance is from, and felt quite safe. A passing motorist, a young woman with her family aboard waved out as she passed. We did not visit Salerno, except to catch the ferry. And there were bunches of excited Italian school children braving the third world conditions on school trips. We saw the bus station.