I didn't stay at this hotel, but ate at the restaurant and it was excellent. The view on the patio overlooks the ocean, harbor, and Positano. At night, the lights in the harbor and on the mountainside are spectacular.
We happened to walk by the hotel while going into town for groceries and decided to return for supper. When we arrived at 7:30 pm, we were a little worried as there were no other diners there and we wondered if we had made a mistake in choosing this restaurant. It only started filling up at 8:30
My 2 boys had grilled steak, my wife had swordfish and I had the mixed local seafood platter. It was all excellent. In particular, I highly recommend the seafood platter which included grilled dorado, swordfish, calamari and assorted shellfish. It was delicious.
The service was outstanding - very gracious and welcoming. The waitress (who also seemed to be the manager) made sure my boys were looked after, offered them french fries with their meals, etc. In passing, I asked her how we would get down to the beach when we returned to town the next day. Rather than just explaining, she insisted on showing us. After our meal, she walked outside with us and showed us the entrance to the beach pathway.
4 meals including antipasti platter, no wine, 2 desserts, 100 Euros
- 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