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“Experience the Amalfi without all the American Tourists”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Relais Paradiso

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Relais Paradiso
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Vietri sul Mare
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“Experience the Amalfi without all the American Tourists”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2010

Positano, Ravello, Amalfi are all very nice but we found a delightful gem in the Paradiso Relais. It's close to Salerno (10 minutes away) which very easy to get to by train or ferry. You will need a car at the Paradiso but it's also very close to the highway if you want to go to Pompeii (30 minute away) or any of the other Amalfi towns.

The hotel was nice and clean. The staff was very pleasant, helpful and eager to please. Very highly recommended. You also have access to the larger hotel's spa and activities which was a nice bonus. Make sure you upgrade for the Sea View. It's a gorgeous view to wake up to.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2010

Vietri hasn't yet surrendered its timeless charm to the demands of tourism, and the Relais Paradiso was our choice for a long weekend on the Amalfi coast in the middle of June. We were not disappointed. The hotel was quiet - there were few other guests, and we enjoyed exemplary service from the friendly and attentive staff. The swimming pool was a welcome distraction from taking in the views over Vietri sul Mare and soaking up the sun from the rooftop terrace.
We chose the all-inclusive option and can't fault the enthusiasm of the young chef and the quality of the meals he produced - simple and delicious. The wine choice was not extensive but we were more than content with the local offerings.
Our room was comfortable - the bed especially so - and we took advantage of the terrace for breakfast and lunches. The large umbrella served to protect us from both sun and rain in the changeable weather!
We're always on the lookout for yet-to-be-discovered gems, and this is certainly one of them.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2010

Late booking, found on internet. Recently opened for season, great access from Naples as end of A3 auto route, just 40 mins from car hire at airport to hotel.
Originally booked for 3 days but extended as impressed by hotel quality so cancelled stay in Naples. Also very quick access to Pompeii.
Hotel was very quiet, one other couple one night, one other family later on, rest of time it was our private villa. and as quiet able to negotiate a good deal for extra nights.

Rooms are lovely though not large, certainly modern contemporary decor, travertine, marble, nice power shower.

Terraces are small as are outdoor jacuzzis and not private as overlooked by next door rooms. Our end of row room was next door to barking dogs that the kids actually enjoyed talking to, nice but not 5 star! View was over road to coast and beach. There were a few niggles with the sea view room as the build quality was not perfect but was dealt with adequately.

Food was superb, especially as we were only guests eating. Chef basically made gourmet food to order, fabulous lemon scented fish and deserts to die for. Wine selection limited but good local wines without being too expensive.

The pool was a little small, 8x5 metres, not heated but even in June was warming up nicely. Quality outdoor speakers allowed nice but limited music selection to be heard, 100 tracks in these days of 5-10,000 ipod tunes is not great! The pool area was tastefully designed and landscaped.
Pool Towels were lovely, and although the staff did check up on us there is no easy outdoor phone to request a menu or drink.

We visited the beach resort of Vietri and the town , quaint Italian without being touristy. There was a fab deli just off the square called Luigi Margarita with superb produce and service.

The trip to Sorrento-Capri was interesting along the coastal road, attractive as the Amalfi coast road is, it is quicker to go to inland and across, rather than risk heavy traffic.

Pompeii was 20 minutes away and an easy drive.

Overall the service was excellent and the hotel was well appointed. The food was amazing and the chef and team made dining a memorable experience. Being so quiet made it very special and private but not sure how the hotel would cope with more than 12-14 guests as dining area and pool are quite small.
When quiet though it does feel like your private luxury villa.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2010

After investigating most of the 3+ start hotels along Amalfi, our group chose Relais Paradiso for our 1st trip to the Coast. Mainly because it was new ( as you might can tell from limited amount of reviews) and it seemed to offered good value. Beginners luck I guess, because this hotel exceeded all expectations.

The Hotel- is very small in the qty of rooms (20 maybe) but our room, a terrace whirlpool suite, was extremely large by European standards. King bed, huge "windowed" bathroom with jetted tub and separate shower, two LCD TV's, work desk and sofa (and FREE mini-bar). Our sliding glass door led outside to the whirlpool ( made of mosaic with built in seating- very artistic) and small terrace area with lounges. The view of the Sea was icing on the cake. There is also a pool and sun area on the 2nd floor with even better views of the Sea.

The Service- Outstanding. Our man Luigi took care of everything. Even took me into Vietri to the pharmacy to translate so as to make sure my wife received the correct medicine she needed. And afterwards showed me a few things around Vietri and introduced me to local folks ( which turns out gets you free shots of homemade lemoncello). We also learned our group of 5 were the only guests ( it being midweek and off-season) so the restaurant's "Chef" ,as he was called, basically became our groups own private "Chef". Our last night he offered to prepare a private dinner on the Hotel terrace in honor of our friends birthday. We simple asked for seafood and 5 courses later- "Chef" did not disappoint. The food , the view, "Chef" and Luigi made it a great evening.

Location- The hotel is located in Vietri which is right off the A3. While farther south than most Amalfi towns, it is very, very easy to get to owing to the A3- three hrs at 130 kph from Rome. That said- a car is a must ( free parking at hotel). But if you really want to tour Amalfi at your own pace/ schedule, you will want a car anyway. The hotel is 30 sec from the coastal "road" to Positano, etc. While it was off-season, we never once felt driving/ parking anywhere was a bother( but that coast road is TIGHT- and I drive in NYC everyday). There are also ferries that run between towns but it was hard to understand exact routes/ schedules because they seem to sort of run whenever( again maybe function of off season).

Bottom line- When this hotel is "fully discovered"- it will be in every travel magazine known and almost impossible to book a stay.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2010

We stayed at this hotel for two nights of our 6 night Amalfi extravaganza and what a delight to start of with. We were upgraded to a room with an outdoor jacuzzi and the free toilettries were full sized! The hotel room reminded me of those you'd expect to find in the elegant Maldives and definitely not typical of Italy (which in my experience tends to be slightly fussy and frilly). Service is sublime and I would recommend eating in the hotel and then relaxing for cocktails on their terrace. One drawback is hotel is situated next to road, but this still comes with it's own charm!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2009

I booked into the Relais for a couple of nights at the end of a trip around the South of Italy and the Amalfi. I was keen to find somewhere that afforded easy access to Naples airport for a midday flight without the possibility of getting caught in the common Amalfi traffic jams. Very handy to have a car when staying here.

The hotel had opened only a few weeks before and my partner and I were one of the first few guests to stay. We booked a junior suite with whirlpool on the terrace.

It is a quite superb, high-end hotel. If they keep up the service levels that we enjoyed it will be a success. Having seen what we needed to see on the Amalfi we were, frankly, happy to simply stay at the hotel and bask in the sun, alone, on the hotel's terrace with pool or bask in the sun in our room's outdoor whirlpool. Check the pictures of the hotel on the website. Somewhat lazily, we found it hard to leave during the day. The view from the terrace looks down, from a distance, over the bay at Vietri sul Mare, the local town. The town itself is decent enough and certainly less touristy than the overrated Positano and its ilk.

The staff were highly attentive and discrete. The food was excellent. The bathroom and the facilities are high quality. The room was spotless. Second flat screen tv in the room was temperamental but then who needs two tvs to watch; indeed, there is no need to watch tv at all.

Very classy.

Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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PinaDelVecchio, Sales & Marketing Department at Relais Paradiso, responded to this review, September 2, 2011
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Risposta Di:
Luigi Vergati
Front Office Manager

Gentile Tipperary Stan,
A due anni dal suo soggiorno, il nostro albergo è stato ampiamente migliorato. Lo staff è composto da personale molto giovane, gentile e sempre disposto ad aiutare gli ospiti.
Anche le camere sono state ritoccate. In riferimento alla Sua riflessione Le comunico che la seconda televisione è diventata una dock station da poter sfruttare a proprio piacimento, e i terrazzi privati delle camere sono stati dotati di eleganti coperture e separè.
Con la speranza di accoglierLa nuovamente nel nostro albergo
La ringraziamo per i suggerimenti e Le porgo

Cordiali Saluti.
Lo Staff del Relais Paradiso
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Property: Relais Paradiso
Address: Via Nuova Raito 10, 84019 Vietri sul Mare, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Vietri sul Mare
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Vietri sul Mare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Relais Paradiso 5*
Number of rooms: 22
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