Our Background: Young married couple (late 20s) that enjoys travelling well. Spent 5 nights on the Amalfi Coast.
Our Goals: Price Range – 300-400 euros/night. High quality hotel, beautiful views, great service, large rooms
Hotel Strengths: Amazing views, beautifully decorated, excellent attentive service, medium sized (intimate, but full service)
Hotel Weaknesses: No beach, Town of Praiano is inconvenient compared to Amalfi and Positano
Other hotels to consider: Grand Hotel Il Saraceno (Amalfi), Covo dei Saracena (Positano), Miramalfi Hotel (Amalfi), Hotel Poseidon (Positano), Hotel Luna Convento (Amalfi)
Comments: My wife and I were looking for a high quality hotel on the Amalfi Coast for approximately 300-400 euros/night. We think Casa Angelina fit the bill very well. Casa Angelina is a beautiful, relatively new, boutique hotel in the town of Praiano. The views from the rooms and the pool area are amazing. You get an unobstructed elevated view of the Mediterranean in front and views of the town of Positano off in the distance to the right. Waking up and seeing these views were a great way to start the day.
The service at the hotel is excellent. The front desk and concierge were available at all times and were extremely attentive and focused on making each guests experience enjoyable. Coming from the U.S. and not knowing anyone who vacationed on the coast to receive advice from, I heavily relied on the Casa Angelina staff for advice on restaurants/activities and to assist us plan excursions and for our transportation needs. The staff was extremely helpful and eloquent and assisted our every need. They also happily decorated our room with candles and flowers one night per my request.
The pool area is small, with only about a dozen beds and the pool is only about 20 feet by 10 feet, but it wasn’t ever an issue. We actually liked the intimate feeling of the hotel. Casa Angelina is a full service hotel, but small enough that every guest receives the highest attention.
The only real criticism of the hotel I have is that it advertises that there is a beach in Praiano and it is accessible from the hotel. The reality is that the “beach” is nothing more than a cement platform with beds for people to sunbathe on. The sea is a few feet below the cement edge and very people actually get into the water because it is quite dangerous. The “beach” is also over 200 steps below the hotel so it is very exhausting to climb back up to the hotel.
The town of Praiano is also inconveniently located. It is 15 minutes east of Positano and 30 minutes west of Amalfi. Positano and Amalfi both have harbors and beaches and are much more easily accessible and developed than Praiano. That said, part of the charm of Praiano is that it is remote and away from all the tourists, shops and activity. And hotels are significantly less expensive because it is in a small town. We were willing to sacrifice convenience in order to get a higher quality hotel, but it can become a grind to get to shops and restaurants, which are primarily located in Positano and Amalfi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barefoot Luxury on Italy's Amalfi Coast ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Angelina Hotel Praiano
- Casa Angelina Praiano, Italy - Amalfi Coast
- Hotel Casa Angelina