This hotel has got the best view in Praiano and this is what Amalfi is all about anyway.
Family run, honest hotel...friendly owners and view of the room is amazing. It see amazing Positano and large balcony which you could get a bottle of local wine from the bar for €12 (amazing wine btw) and spend the entire night in peace and tranquality.
There is a beach directly located under the hotel if you go down 300 stairs...it is also unique for Amalfi as not every hotel has direct access to beaches. Once you are in the beach, again it is nice and peaceful...
Hotel is not modern...you will see crack tiles here or there, not proper towels or hair dryer for ladies in the room...rooms are not exactly modern but it has everything you'd need in it apart from a refrigarator. However, if you go to Amalfi, you do not go for the hotel room, you go for view and peace and this hotel is exactly offering that.
Breakfast is weak...actually it is very weak and that what the only down side of the hotel. I eat tomatos and olives in the morning and I asked a single tomato sliced with 6-7 green olives...They did exactly what I have asked for but...this is big but they charged me €10 extra for this per day.
This was little bit upsetting because it is not something you would expect from a family run hotel...single tomato and 7 olives...I therefore did not leave any tip during check-out.
It is a good value hotel and you get exactly what you are paying for which is the view.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Smeraldo Praiano, Italy - Amalfi Coast