We stayed at this hotel for two weeks on our honeymoon, but we did encounter a number of issues. Firstly it's very noisy indeed. There is noise from both outside and in other rooms. We had to be moved half way through our holiday because the noise via the adjoining door. The people next door had just arrived and we got to know initimate details of their lives because of this. We were then moved to another room for the second week, but sadly this was no better. We could her the husband and wife next door arguing and even could hear the male snoring at night. This whole hotel needs sound proofing. It was a truly awful experience from a sleep perspective.
The first room we stayed in was very poor quality and clearly needed updating. For example the minibar fridge didn't work. The lifts in this hotel are terrible. They have two lifts and they only take four people at a time. We just used the stairs instead really.
It is good that the hotel has access to a beach, if it didn't you'd pay a considerable amount each day. However, the sun loungers are piled high on the beach, there is hardly any space at all. You literally bump into the next person if you try to go to behind the back of your sun lounger. On your last day they also try to charge you for the beach, which I think is ridiculous.
The hotel says it has sky tv in all rooms. It does not, in the first room we had 7 channels with only 2 being in english. When we moved to the second room, we did get sky tv, but it was italian sky and we only had three english channels. Now we didn't go on holiday to watch tv, but I do think that the hotel and thomson need to be a bit more honest in their marketing. Tv can be a luxury while your partner is getting ready if you have no balcony!
Don't expect much night life in Maiori if you are 20-40 years old. We spoke to other guests in this age range and they often asked what we were doing at nights after the evening meal. There's not many places to go, so we just went for walks and went back to the room to read. We just ended getting up earlier rather than staying out late.It is mainly a safe family place. Also, Maiori isn't really set up for english speaking tourists, it seems to be more for italian or native tourists really.
The food at this hotel is fantastic, we went half board and there was a choice of three options for each of the three courses at dinner. The chef is clearly very talented and should be complimented on the high standard of food. Breakfast is very good as well.
It's a shame really because this hotel has so much potential. For example, they should install wireless internet in all rooms. They could also have more entertainment such as a band or film nights, sports nights etc. The hotel facilities need considerably redeveloping.
I've put a similar review to this on Thomson, if you can't find it, it's been removed or supressed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Right opposite the beach, which in the early 1950s was an antique storeroom designed for the stock and trade of "Sfusato" Lemons (typical local variety, IGT certified). Today the Hotel Panorama is a modern and efficient four star hotel establishment made up of 80 rooms, the majority of which boast an enchanting view of one of the most beautiful glimpses of the Amalfi Coast and its sea. Facing directly onto the promenade and a few steps away from the touristic harbour, it is situated in the town centre, the Panorama is an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing stay by the sea and thanks to its central position also a great starting point for all excursions and trips on the most beautiful coast in Italy. Amalfi, Capri, Ravello and Positano are just a few of the places easily reached from the Hotel Panorama which also provides, on request, guided excursions to Pompei, Ercolano, Sorrento and to all the main touristic, naturalistic and archeological attractions of the Campania region. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Panorama Hotel Maiori
- Hotel Panorama Maiori, Italy - Amalfi Coast