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Hotel Smeraldo

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Certificate of Excellence


#16 of 20 hotels in Praiano
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Smeraldo is a pearl in the hearth of Amalfi Drive. The hotel opened in 1957 in Praiano, at the time, an old fishing village. From its panoramic terraces, in addition to gazing upon the splendour of Li Galli islands, guests can also admire the enchanting view of Positano as well as captivating Capri with its Faraglioni.All rooms overlook the sea and are served by a lift and have private bathroom, heating and air-conditioning system, telephone, TV and terrace.The Hotel also has a parking lot with an automatic gate, where you can safely park your car. An excellent restaurant, specializing in local dishes, overlooks the bay of Positano and Capri.The garden, lobby, bar lounge, and staircase to the beach are all enjoyable and convenient attributes of the Hotel.But it is the warmth and kindness of the owners that make this the perfect vacation spot both during the relaxing winter season as well as the lively summer season.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Hot tub
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast buffet
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Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Grade: 71 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
12Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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We enjoyed our stay at Hotel Smeraldo. The view from the dining terrace is spectacular. You can see all of Positano without having to deal with the crowds. The owner and his son are very helpful and willing to help arrange dinners, transport and anything else you need.
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This was our first time visiting the Amalfi Coast. We got a group deal thru a travel website and I was honestly nervous about what would be the condition of the room and if the views were as great as pictured . Let me say, it did not disappoint. The room was comfortable and ac was perfect. Views from our private deck, stunning! WiFi was fast and reliable. Breakfast everyday was freshly prepared and very good. The best part, the reason to choose this place above all else is the family running this place. They absolutely care what you think, treat you like an extension of the family and had gone above and beyond in making sure we were ok. Here are the examples because I’m sure you’re asking yourself for them: anytime I asked for something, I received an immediate response. We needed arrangements from the airport, they had EVERYTHING taken care of to and from the airport. I wanted an excursion scheduled, it was taken care of with a local company which was competitively priced and included extras (snacks, drinks, beers water- the important stuff). On our last day, our check out was at 3am- they prepared a continental breakfast for us the night before so we could take it in the morning knowing 3 am. These are just a few details that are important in choosing a place to stay.
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We were very lucky to find this hotel since we booked very close to the date that we were departing and there weren't many available hotels so we had to go with this option; little did we know that it was going to be THIS GOOD!! The hotel is family owned and run for so many years so their attention is fantastic! We visited all the towns in the amalfi and by far this one was the most quiet with amazing views. The other town with better views was Ravello but you are very high up in the mountain so Praiano is a better choice if you want to be close to the water and located right in the middle of the amalfi coast making it easy to visit all the towns while escapping from the busy towns for a while . The bus stop to Amalfi and Positano is 5 steps away from the entrance which is great concidering how much you walk and how steep this towns are so thats nice. Also if you want to do the God´s trail you can start the trail by crossing the street from the entrance of the hotel and down below they have an amazing beach where you can either stay at the beach club, or just rent umbrellas and chairs, or hang out at a restaurant in a cliff or just lay your towel in any place that you like close to the water. water taxis and water activities are also available right there. Seriously the best location of all the hotels and the view was to die for!!! Again we were super lucky to find this option available and with such reasonable price! The rooms are not fancy but they are super clean with confortable beds and all of them have a great view!! We were very happy with our 5 day stay here in the Amalfi coast and would recommend this place to everyone and would love to come back ourselves! Gracie mile Rafa, Peitra and all the family for making us feel like home. Ci vediamo doppo !
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We stayed at the Smeraldo hotel for 4 nights. Nice, clean room with beautiful view over the sea + Positano. It was not cheap, but the owner + his family were very hospitable. You do not have to worry about your car; it will be parked by them (that’s included in the price you pay for the overnight stay). Breakfast and view is very good!
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Location was perfect. We stayed 3 nights prior to a cruise. Front desk was very helpful in suggesting restaurants and giving directions. The included breakfast was satisfying. Snacks and drinks were available throughout the day. There were 4 rooms in our group. 2 were updated, 2 were not. All were comfortable. I would stay here again.
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$240 - $717 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyCampaniaProvince of SalernoAmalfi CoastPraiano
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