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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Margherita Hotel Praiano
- Hotel Margherita Praiano, Italy - Amalfi Coast