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Hotel Margherita
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Praiano
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Seattle, Washington
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“they do EVERYTHING/ANYTHING to make your stay amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

My new husband and I got married in Varenna, Lake Como this past May. Afterwards, we honeymooned around Italy for three weeks. This hotel was the highlight of our entire trip!

ROOM: I can't remember the exact room number, but we stayed in the 2nd best room (so they claimed, I thought it was a wonderful room) the hotel has. It's on the same level as the pool and has it's own private sea-view balcony. The views are so magnificent; the Amalfi Coast is a sight to beheld and regardless of all the negative reviews about the coast being crowded with tourists, we felt Praiano and this hotel were PERFECT. My husband would be able to relax on the balcony with me, whilst being protected by the shade, while I got to sunbathe. It was the perfect combo. We were also welcomed with an adorable heart pillow and chocolates as we were on our honeymoon. There's a sunken jacuzzi bathtub in the bathroom, that was nice. The room was comfortable and the balcony made it worth every penny!

CUSTOMER SERVICE: The owners and the hotel staff really do everything and anything to make your stay whatever you want it to be. I love that there was room service, it may sound trivial, but we didn't have that option at all of the hotels we stayed at, so it was definitely a treat! When we first arrived into town (via a very long bus ride from Sorrento), and weren't sure where the hotel was exactly located. We called the owners and they immediately came and picked us up in town. You have GOT to love the personal shuttle service! Especially since we were lugging around some heavy luggage. The owners would provide us great recommendations (of course I always vet recommendations with TA!) and they even mapped out which buses to take, showed us maps, etc. They really went above and beyond with their customer service. :)

FOOD: So you'll laugh at us, but we ended up eating at their Ristorante Mama every night because the food was THAT darn good!! Now to explain ourselves a bit, we love going to try different places, but we also love really good food! So when we found that they consistently had delicious food no matter what we ordered, we kept craving to go back! The prices aren't inexpensive, but we didn't find it was anything over the top, either. And the views, you cannot beat the panorama view of the sea. So beautiful!! And then during the day, when we were sunbathing and relaxing on our private balcony, we ordered room service because it was good and SO convenient!

BOTTOM LINE: this place is romantic, beautiful, has perfect customer service, and delicious food. Really, we couldn't have asked for a better hotel and everywhere we went afterwards dimmed in comparison to this perfect family-run hotel! It's not the cheapest, but I believe it's definitely the best value for what you pay.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a private balcony, it's well worth it!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Suela and her colleagues are the most hospitable and friendly people you'll ever find in hotelbusiness. You can see clearly that every point of feedback was/is considered here and as a result it is really hard to come up with anything negative; so we don't. 10 out of 10! With 3star expectations, the family will exceed your expectations every time. Trip to One Fire Beach is highly recommended.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

A very nice Hotel run by a Family that go the extra mile, ensuring that all your requests are dealt with quickly and are always on hand to offer advice. The views are breathtaking and the small pool a bonus. As soon as we arrived our bags were taken to our rooms and the car was parked up for us, Suela then sat down and explained all areas of the hotel and also offered us a free welcoming drink. We were there for a week and had a meal on the Terrace restaurant 4 times our favourite being the BBQ on the Thursday evening with live music. When asked we were also recommended a few restaurants in Praiano plus arranged they for the restaurants that we booked to pick us up and also drop us back at the hotel afterwards. Not sure how many other hotels would be happy to arrange this. Thanks to all the team who made our holiday very enjoyable and we look forward to going back some time in the future with friends. One last note if you get the chance take the day trip to Capri as the whole experience on the boat is fantastic - 50 Euro sounds allot however sun bathing on the front of the boat and swimming in a couple of lagoons was so much fun, my 14 year old daughter was smiling all day which says it all.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Maassluis, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed here in October last year with our two daughters (6 and 8).
I can only agree to the excellent previous reviews.
Margherita is a family-run hotel (Andrea, Suela, their four little kids and grandmother Margherita), which gives a cosy atmosphere. The personnel is extremely friendly and does everything to satisfy your wishes. The owners can give you good advice about things to do and visit.
The seaside rooms and the rooftop restaurant have amazing views: if you are looking for a holiday-brochure-like experience, this hotel is the place to be. The restaurant is of high quality: good and freshly prepared food. The swimming pool is not huge but still big enough to have a swim and to cool down. There is also a sun terrace with sun beds.
There is parking and it is free, both things being not obvious at the Amalfi coast.
Location: Praiano does not have the liveliness of a touristic place, but it is certainly a better place to stay than nearby, overcrowded, expensive and parking unfriendly Positano. Praiano is an excellent operating base to discover the Amalfi coast: Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Salerno, Capri. However if you want to visit Sorrento, Pompei, Herculaneum, Vesuvius, Naples or want to go to the airport, take into account that the drive thereto is not easy and will take you quite some time (queues, curly road). We realised this during our stay and for that reason, we shortened our stay in Margherita with two days and booked a hotel next to the airport in order to visit Naples the first day and to go to the airport early in the morning the next day. Afterwards this proved to be a good decision. The hotel did not charge us for this late cancellation, many thanks for that.
Flexibility: we ordered a 4 person room but this was not available. We were offered two separate 2 person rooms instead at no extra cost.
The hotel also has excellent WiFi facilities: fast connection, also in the rooms, and no extra charge. Rooms have iPod docks.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

I hesitate to write this review as this is a family favourite. The value is incredible cannot believe that it is a 3 star and the value is amazing. My family (2 kids aged 14 and 12) loved it! My husband and I could not believe the views from our balcony. Praiano is the quiet but beautiful part of amalfi coast. Avoid the crowds and $ and stay here. We usually do not return to a place visited but this is an exception !!!

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  • Stayed July 2013
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Flensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hotel Margherita - affordable, hospitable, clean, friendly, welcoming, comfortable, attentive, beautiful, panoramic and picturesque. These are just some of the adjectives that could be used to describe this very special hotel. My wife and I stayed here in July 2013 on our honeymoon. Our only guide ahead of time was trip advisor - yet our stay far exceeded our expectations. 3 Star by listing, Hotel Margherita delivers 4 star service and quality. Located in quaint, yet splendid Praiano, in between the tourist towns of Positano and Amalfi, and perched just above the main road, the hotel offers astounding views of this majestic and beautiful area. With a swimming pool, a restaurant at the top of the Hotel, with an uninhibited panoramic view of the coast and the ocean, it is simply delightful. Besides the location and comfort one feels when you are there, the hospitality and friendliness of the staff remains the most pleasant memory. From the owners, Suela and Andrea, to all the staff, you immediately feel like it is their joy that you are there. Just before we arrived, Suela communicated that they had mistakenly overbooked the room we had reserved, but to compensate for any inconvenience, offered us another room that night for free! It was evident they wanted our whole stay to be enjoyable. We learned that most of the workers are also extended family. And it is a special family! They have cultivated a culture of hospitality at the hotel, which immediately allows you to relax and enjoy your time. Every person went above and beyond to make our stay a great one! Some other highlights include a welcome drink upon arrival, free transportation to and from the beach, and a delicious breakfast, including fresh-squeezed juice from their own garden, espresso based coffee drinks, and omelets made to order. Not connected to the hotel, but just up the street is a local pizzeria, that you should be sure to visit. Tasty and affordable, with a nice local feel. In the future, we certainly hope to stay at Hotel Margherita once again. Highly Recommended! In fact, it may just exceed your expectations!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed five nights at the Margherita and enjoyed it very much. Suala, the owner, was very helpful and all the staff were service-oriented and kind. We speak very little Italian and Suala's English was excellent; she gave us many good ideas and suggestions for things to do. Breakfasts were great and dinners from the terrace restaurant were often very good. The lemon risotto and smoked mozzarella in lemon leaves are great. The sea view rooms are very pleasant and functional and all have balconies; the views of the coast and Med were wonderful. The small pool is lovely. Praiano is a great choice to stay as it is far less crowded and has much better views than Positano or Amalfi. There is good access to the Path of the Gods from behind the hotel.

Room Tip: 28 is a great room, other sea view rooms in the newer wing on the 3rd and second floors are good.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Margherita
Address: Via Umberto I, 70, 84010 Praiano, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Praiano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Praiano
#1 Luxury Hotel in Praiano
#2 Romantic Hotel in Praiano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Margherita 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hospitality and friendliness of a family. A warm and friendly welcome. The terrace with swimming pool, solarium and the restaurant on the roof garden. The enchanting view of Praiano, the heart of the Amalfi Coast. Only the guests of Hotel Margherita have the privilege of living these atmospheres, beauty, comforts and services in one of the most appreciated 3 star hotels of Praiano.With free garage, free wi-fi, free shuttle to the beach... ... more   less 
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