My wife, daughter aged 5 and step-son aged 9 and I just returned from a wonderful 2 week stay at Hotel Saline.
Service: I got the feeling the staff were falling over themselves to make sure we had a good time. They succeeded. Everyone from the drivers who took us into / picked us up from Palinuro to the people on reception were friendly and helpful.
Food: No complaints. I love Italian food and was able to enjoy it at the hotel. 'Tonio, the head waiter was helpful, polite and very professional.
Room: On the small side for the four of us but as we weren't in it much it didn't matter. We had a sea view which meant we could enjoy the beautiful sunsets.
Entertainments: A very energetic and enthusiastic team were constantly circulating and arranging activities for the "bambini" - although our two don't speak Italian they were made to feel welcome and enjoyed making sand volcanos (!), playing swimming games and drawing etc. I played beach volleyball and my wife enjoyed the "aqua-gym" In the evenings the children went to the "baby-dance" and were watched by parents.
Beach: Clean. Another reviewer mentions investing in swimming shoes and I am glad I took their advice. The coral starts immediately and provides excellent opportunities for exploring, snorkelling and swimming for adventurous kids and adults alike.
If you want a sea with a sandy bed immediately sloping away from the sandy beach you will be disappointed.
Other guests: We met one other English couple during our stay. Everyone else was Italian. I quite liked this and made some friends with good football banter and being able to laugh at my own pathetic volleyball skills!
This is a fun and relaxing place to come with a family. Yes, I would return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Saline Palinuro recently refurbished, each of our 66 guest rooms features a balcony or terrace, most with full sea views overlooking the enchanting Bay of Palinuro. Magnificent at any time of day, the views are especially remarkable in the evening, when the sun slowly sets into the sea, painting the rippling waters from the beach to the horizon with shimmering gold highlights. Surrounded by the Cilento National Park, an area so rich with natural beauty as well as historical and cultural resources to have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998, the Hotel Saline is the perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday in a pristine slice of the Italian coastline without giving up the opportunity to take unforgettable day trips. The Hotel Saline Palinuro is located about a kilometre from the lovely town centre of Palinuro, and six kilometres from the Pisciotta-Palinuro railway station. Shuttle bus service is available to and from both. In addition to the fully equipped private beach, hotel Saline amenities include a bar and restaurant, a sea water swimming pool, a tennis court, a wellness centre, the services of a professional entertainment team, a mini-club for kids, wireless internet access, and much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saline Hotel Palinuro