Amalfi coast retreat
Recensito il 30 settembre 2012
A group of 11 of us stayed here for a week.My husband and I had
booked a double room with a sea view. Our room was lovely with a
reasonable sized bathroom, good storage and hanging space for
clothes and a comfortable bed. We also had a balcony with 2 deck
chairs. We were a bit disappointed that we were on the side of the
hotel and mainly looked at the cliffs and the ocean views were from
our balcony. We were even more disappointed when we saw our friend's
rooms and realized they were all larger and faced the water. We
believed we had requested the same rooms as them months prior to
coming. However we did find our room comfortable although the shower
and screen in the bath were awkward to get into. The room also did
not have a safe. Our package included breakfast and dinner every
day. Meals were eaten on the terrace overlooking the water which was
lovely. Breakfast was basic with only a few choices except for the
beautiful pastries. It was possible to get cooked meals but you had
to pay for them. The meals at night were 3 courses with a choice of
3 dishes for entree and main and a surprise dessert. The standard of
the food was very good and there were only a couple of dishes that
were not as tasty as the others.They also catered for a vegetarian
gluten intolerant lady in our group. Our waiter Pepe was fantastic -
always smiling and helpful. It was possible to do a cooking lesson
with the chef Nikola. This was fantastic and he taught us how to
make pasta, fillings for pasta and different ways to cook it and
sauces for it. He was so patient and friendly and even helped
organize some handlines for a couple of men in the group to do some
fishing off the rocks below.
Also as part of the package there were day trips to Capri and Pompei these were both great although the Pompei trip did not include entry fees to Pompei or Vesuvius and you were expected to pay for lunch at the stop the bus took you to so this added about 70 euro to the day. A part of the package we did enjoy was the private transfer from Naples to the hotel in S class Mercedes. Not only were they very comfortable but allowed a lovely trip on the coast road.
Overall I could recommend this hotel and one of their packages to anyone wanting to experience fully the Amalfi coast.
Recensito il 29 settembre 2012
"Superior Room" was lovely with spectacular sea view and small
terrace.Spotlessly clean.Excellent breakfasts and good wholesome
dinners.Safe sea swimming 2 minutes below Hotel and a number of
restaurants in easy walking distance.Praino is an ideal base for the
Costiera Amalfitana and frequent buses leave from the "fermata"
outside the hotel and boat trips/water taxis depart from just below
hotel at Marina de Praia.We really enjoyed returning to the
tranquility of the Onda Verde after a day out visiting the much
busier Positano or Amalfi.The thing that really made our stay
special however was the outstanding friendliness of La Famiglia
Milano and our waiter Pepe.
Grazie mille,Paul and Pam.
Great 1st visit
Recensito il 25 settembre 2012
We decided on a 1st Amalfi coast trip to spend 3 days Positano, take
water taxi to Amalfi (3 nights also) before moving to the mid point
Praiano for a final 2 nights.
It worked well but on a return visit we would make it revolve around Praiano - the best location on the coast. Onda Verde has an excellent location - it is not a long walk to the centre of Praiano 20 mins (and all downhill on the way back!).
This was one of the finest hotels I have stayed in, and although we did not want a car - the SITA buses (stop outside) are fine, i noted the parking was free.
Cuisine was excellent and the whole hotel had a very sociable feel and made many new friends sitting on the sun terrace a 90 second walk from the water.
I would have one small criticism only - that the service charge of 15% preapplied to the food bill is slightly excessive but negoitable i am sure.
We do not do any tours as we felt that Herculaneum or Pompeii are best visited on arrival day or the day after if you arrived Naples in the evening, or maybe on departure day with a driver.
With an evening arrival you can either debunk to Naples or go to Sorrento (75 mins on the excellent Curreri Viaggi coach shuttle 10Euros) and then use the Circumvesuviana train next morning to go to Herculaneum or Pompeii which both have left luggage facilities or alternatively leave luggage at Sorrento hotel for a few hours.
Can't wait to go back - thank you Milano family.
Dream Come True
Recensito il 25 settembre 2012
Have just returned from Italy finishing off with a week at Onde Verde. It is far more fabulous than in the pictures!! Rooms have been updated and are beautifully clean with views to die for! Location is fantastic, wonderful to be able to escape from the crowds. Thank you to Giuseppe for picking figs from his Mother's tree for my breakfast and to the chef for showing me how to make real Ravioli - a fair trade was to get him to taste Vegemite! We have left behind friends, and brought home wonderful memories.
We Did It Again!!!!
Recensito il 19 settembre 2012
After our first visit to Onde Verde our dream was to return and we
did! We spent a perfect ten days there in August and were not
disappointed. The Milano family are so welcoming, Miro and Frencsco
can't do enough for you, whether it is helping to organize a tour,
bus ticket or just to have a chat, nothing is too much trouble. We
did half board so each morning we enjoyed choosing our evening meal,
there was plenty of choice and the food is delicious. Nicola, the
chef produced the most amazing meals, fresh pasta, seafood, I could
go on and on!! My only regret is that I didn't ask for a couple of
Two other people that helped to make the trip so much fun are Raphael and Guiseppe. They are the best waiters we have come across, so friendly, always remember what you like and certainly make each guest feel very special. They are a real asset to the Onde Verde.
The hotel itself is a true getaway. From the moment you step into the lift and go down to the sixth floor you know something special is about to happen and when you step out and see the most beautiful view, it couldn't be more magical. The rooms are lovely, no complaints there either!
We used both the bus and the water taxis to get around, Amalfi and Positano are only a short, of course a trip by water is a great way to see the beauty of the coastline. The tours to Capri, Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius are well organized and worth doing. You really are in another world when you stay at Hotel Onde Verde and once again, we want to go back!!!!
Recensito il 18 settembre 2012
Onda Verde has got to be one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in! It has a spectacular view and beautiful rooms. Adding to the surreal and natural beauty of this hotel dug deep down into the mountain, the chef, Nicola and waiter, Giuseppe truly made this experience one I will never forget! They are truly accommodating and just want to make you happy. This hotel is incredibly picturesque and it's beaches are inhabited by the locals of the area which makes it truly authentic. Despite the number of stairs, the hotel is situated only a short walk away from the spectacular mediterranean sea where you can take a water taxi to any one of the other towns along the Amalfi Coast. This hotel, with all its staff make for a truly phenomenal stay for any occasion.
Amazing in every way!
Recensito il 11 settembre 2012
We spent 5 nights at Hotel Onda Verde to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. It was so amazing in every way! Francesco was incredible at making us feel welcome and cared for. The entire staff was so warm and truly went out of their way to make every detail perfect. They really made us feel at home. We had the most amazing balcony and view from our room. The decor is beautiful and the rooms were spotless. From the late night chocolate cakes, to the fresh coffee and figs in the morning, to the views, to the location, this place was everything we hoped for. We loved Praiano because it was this authentic little fishing village compared to the some of the more touristy towns. The entire Amalfi coast is stunning. One of the most romantic trips ever. We are definitely coming back!!!
PERFECT PLACE FOR THE BUSY BUSINESS PERSON TO FORGET ABOUT WORK!
Recensito il 11 settembre 2012
I am an international consultant with a schedule that is beyond busy
accompanied with high stress levels. For anyone with a life like
mine, I highly recommend Hotel Onda Verde to destress. A boutique
hotel dating back three generations, the views from your room and
its restaurant are breathtaking.
You are pushed towards tranquility in a place like this because of its intimacy, privacy and good old fashion hospitality. Whether you wish to sleep till Noon, or wake up early in the morning for a wonderful site seeing boat ride to Capri or a short bus ride to Amalfi or Ravello, this hotel is convenient to experience all there is on the Amalfi Coast.
The food is prepared with a lot of care and a gastronomic delight. The Chefs are friendly. The entire staff from the front dest to the daily cleaning crew are kind and helpful to ensure your stay is relaxing. If you decide to come, leave the laptop at home or off. Text or SMS only photos and positive messages about your stay here. Leave work where it belongs - in the Mediterranean sea until you return home.
Perfect in every way
Recensito il 4 settembre 2012
My mother and I stayed 8 nights in room 119 which has a very pretty
decor, a comfortable bed and a balcony with an unbelievable view!
Miro and his staff couldn't be nicer or more helpful. They organized excellent excursions (to Capri and Pompeii) and the car service was superb. Chef Nicola and his restaraunt staff serve a delicious breakfast buffet and gourmet dinners made with fresh, local (many home-grown) ingredients. Definitely take a cooking class as it was an excellent experience!
All the regional towns can be reached via water taxi (which the front desk gladly arranges). The stand is located steps away from the hotel and the little boats provide personal and convenient service to all destinations at a reasonable price. The local Sita bus is another (less costly, but less fun) option.
We spent 9 days exploring the area and there isn't a more wonderful place to stay on the entire Amalfi Coast.
We highly recommend Hotel Onda Verde!!
Perfect hotel for honeymoon or Amalfi Coast holiday.
Recensito il 2 settembre 2012 tramite dispositivo mobile
Simply put, we loved this hotel. The location is perfect- the beach is less crowded than neighboring towns. The food was wonderful and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful time on our honeymoon and can't wait to get back.
Recensito il 31 agosto 2012
We loved the hotel. Everything was wonderful- the room, the food, the service, the view, the weather was even perfect. At first we thought maybe we should have stayed in a busier town on the coast but after visiting Positano and Amalfi, we were happy we didn't. I would go back to the hotel again
Breath taking view and relaxing location on the Amalfi Coast
Recensito il 29 agosto 2012
We stayed for 5 nights and wished we had booked longer. The staff at Hotel Onda Verde are very accomodating and the room was fantastic. There are no words to adequately describe the beauty of sitting on the lanai outside the bedroom, looking out on the sea or sitting on the restaurant terrace for breakfast and dinner overlooking the small port. And to make the experience over the top, Guiseppe is an outstanding waiter! The food was scrumptious. We highly recommend getting the package which includes the car to and from the airport, breakfast and dinner and the boat excursion to Capri. This was the best vacation we have ever taken. (The photos on the website are spot-on.)
Recensito il 29 agosto 2012
We stayed here for 6 days and found the hotel clean,the staff
friendly and very helpful and the rooms spotless. What more could
one ask for. The breakfast was plentyful with all sorts of cakes,
salami, cheese, cereals, yoghurts, plentiful fruits and what scenery
as you sit on the veranda eating. We could not fault the hotel at
all. Nice and peaceful too if you just wanted to relax. Aircon is a
bit noisy though!
We dined there a couple of evenings and there is a wide choice on the menu although not too much for vegetarians. A lot of fish of course as would be expected but we have no complaints.The waiter Giuseppe or 'Pepe' was helpful and chatty and made us very welcome.
The only exception to this was one night there was complete power failure in the area so had no water and we could not use the lift and we had to climb steps on the outside of the hotel to the top as our room was near street level. So not good if you are unable to climb steps or have a disability. But we hope to go back again and would definitely recommend.
Great hotel for relaxing.
Recensito il 27 agosto 2012
We visited Hotel Onda Verde for our honeymoon this month. The hotel
is very nice with great views of the Amalfi coast. Very romantic and
ideal for a relaxing time. Praiano is a quite village but still very
near Positano and Amalfi. The hotel is also 1 minute away from the
famous Africana club.
The staff was very helpful and polite and did everything they could to make us feel comfortable. They arranged a boat trip for us and the other guests to visit Positano the night of the 15th August to celebrate Ferragosto and watch the AMAZING fireworks from the sea.
The food at the restaurant was very good, especially the homemade pasta! The waiter there (I can't remeber his name) was a very friendly gentleman who made us feel as part of the family.
The room we stayed in was a double room. It was small but featured a common balcony with the room next door which was quite nice! If you want to have a relaxing and romantic time, you must stay at the Onda Verde. We will definetely be coming back!! Thank you for the wonderful stay!
Stunning Location and Great Service
Recensito il 27 agosto 2012
My partner and I spent 4 glorious days at the Hotel Onde Verde.
Built onto a cliff outside of Praiano, there is no other location
that captures the heart and soul of the Amalfi coast like the Hotel
Onda Verde. It's like being on a movie set. The website accurately
depicts the hotel.
The views are stunning (see pictures attached). The location is perfect for day tripping to Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Pompeii and Ravello. The beach/cove is just below the hotel in a protected bay and to the right is a old castle on the point. It just doesn't get any better than this.
The service and restaurant were very good. Parking and breakfast are included. The room is very clean. I read some of the reviews that were less glowing and I think some clarification is needed. This is not a "chain" hotel like a Starwood or Intercontinental hotel. This is a family-run Italian hotel and it delivers on all aspects of this segment of hotel. For example, Italian hotels have tile or wood floors - not carpeting. The furniture is traditional. The breakfast buffet (included in the room rate) was good and typical of what you would find in this type of hotel. But if you are expecting a huge Starwood style breakfast buffet or a large hotel features, then this is not the place for you (but you will be missing a lot by not staying here).
We had room 119 which is the top floor and the view outside our window/balcony was breath taking. It was very hot during our stay (35-38 C) and the air conditioning worked very well. The room was quiet and well insulated from other guests.
It was a great experience and we highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants the ultimate experience on the Amalfi coast. All the pictures attached were taken from Room 119 or from the restaurant of the hotel.
Treated like family
Recensito il 21 agosto 2012
We stayed here 7 nights while celebrating our friends' wedding. Milo, Francesco, Raphael, Giuseppe and the rest of the staff treated us like family. The food and service was excellent. The property and views were beautiful. Our room was spotless and very comfortable. All for a very reasonable package price that included guided tours of Capri and Pompeii. Without a doubt, this was the best hotel stay we ever had, and we look forward to returning sometime soon.
Beautiful hotel and amazing staff
Recensito il 20 agosto 2012
We had such an amazing time celebrating our brother and sister-in-law's wedding at Hotel Onda Verde. The hotel was breathtakingly beautiful and the staff welcomed us as part of their family. It was an experience and vacation all of us will never forget and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks for everything.
Tranquility and beauty in the Amalfi!
Recensito il 10 agosto 2012
Onda Verde is truly an awesome place to stay, when in the Amalfi.
Nestled in the middle of many other smaller "paese", it is an ideal
hotel to use as a home base while venturing off as much or as little
as one wants. The possibilities and adventures are limitless.
During our vacation, we visited Venice, Florence, Amalfi and Rome. There is no doubt that we truly enjoyed our stay in the Amalfi the most. The hotel with its staff (Francesco, Miro, Peppe, Pietro and of course, chef Nicola, among many!) made our stay incredible and unforgettable. We vacationed with friends and while our rooms were next to each other, the 2 rooms shared a "terrazzo" with lawn chairs. We felt like we were on our own private beach, overlooking the waters of the Amalfi in the comfort of our private space. It is impossible to walk the facility without being greeted numerous times in a day, with a "Buon giorno"! Our questions were always answered and many awesome suggestions for day trips were offered during our breakfast conversations with Peppe or Pietro. The food was unbelievable!!!! Chef Nicola is a master at his skill, preparing delicious dishes at breakfast and dinner. (If you like seafood, you will think you have died and gone to heaven!!!) What other hotel offers freshly made "zeppole" for breakfast? And what chef openly writes his receipe and comes over to share tips on how to ensure successful results without asking?
I highly recommend this hotel. I can't wait to go back and this time, it will ONLY be the Amalfi for the entire vacation!!!!
Grazie mille per tutto. La vostra gentilezza era veramente incredibile. Auguri alla vostra familigia per un locale straordinario. Speriamo che ci incontriamo di nuovo fra poco.
Johnny & Kara Papa
Sent: martedì 11 settembre 2012 03:46
My husband and I had not taken a vacation in over 20 years, so we decided to visit his parents in Pescara, Italy and then spend some time on the Amalfi coast. From the moment we stepped into our room, we knew we had made the right choice. The rooms are all absolutely beautiful and comfortable. Stepping out onto the main balcony took our breath away, the view is awe inspiring we both had tears in our eyes. The best part about the whole hotel is the staff. They quickly became like family to us taking care of our every need. The chefs were amazing and even cooked the fish that we caught off the walkway. The wait-staff was exceptional and we will never forget Pepe. If you want to go on a vacation in Italy this is the place to go. It was heaven on Earth. We will definitely go back. When we left I was unable to speak because I was crying, I did not want to leave. It was the most beautiful place I have ever seen in my life. You must go!
Sent: giovedì 12 luglio 2012 23:06
One word describes our hotel Onda Verde experience: INCREDIBLE! But even "incredible" does little justice. The staff, rooms, food, location, everything exceeded my expectations. Our summer vacation began with a short stay in Rome, then four full nights on the Amalfi Coast at The Hotel Onda Verde. I did not want to leave! Our rooms were tastefully appointed, comfortable and cheerful. The private terrace featured diamond skies, ruby sunsets, and brilliant fireworks launched each night except Sunday...which served to remind us that the hotel Onda verde is a truly special place...one ready to deliver lifelong memories...over and over again. I can hardly wait to return!
From: Michael Lang
I don't know where to start as this was definitely one of the best holidays my wife and I have taken.
The position of the hotel is superb with magnificent views on all sides.
It was a pleasure to eat in the restaurant every evening (we were on half-board) with the view of course providing a beautiful backdrop, but also the very attentive and friendly staff.
In fact all the staff in the hotel were most kind and helpful. For example the chef made a point of providing little extras, as well as some of his recipes on our request.
Our room was beautifully decorated in local style with a lot of majolica.
We didn't hire a car, but used buses to go to places like Positano and Amalfi, which was entertaining in its own right by providing a view of local life.
All in all an excellent holiday. The 3-star rating is in my opinion below what it deserves..
Thank you from all the staff at Hotel Onda Verde
Sent: giovedì 21 giugno 2012 19:22
We had been travelling throughout Italy for three weeks before we arrived at Hotel Ona Verde. Hotel Ona Verde is in the town of Praiano. It is smaller than Positano but you could walk everywhere and we didn't need a car which made it a real plus that the Sita Bus from Sorrento stops right in front of the Hotel. When we walked into the Hotel after the bus ride along the Amalfi coast, we were overwhelmed with the amazing view from Reception. When we checked in and were taken to our room and saw the incredible view of the sea from our room and the beauty of the coast that surrounded us, we knew we had picked the perfect place to end our travels. Hotel Ona Verde is a family run business. From excellent food and the best local wine, Ravello Costa d'Amalfi (The Chef often visited our table to ensure everything was perfect), to an amazing view from every location of the Hotel to exceptional service, Francesco & The Milano Family made our visit a memorable experience.
Regards from Canada. Hope to visit again.
From: England UK
Tranquil hotel with enchanting views & exceptional family run service! RECOMMENDED!
Sent: domenica 17 giugno 2012 22:14 We drove from Naples and it was like a roller coaster! Great fun but not for the faint hearted at all! Far better you get Miro to arrange to have you met & driven to Hotel. Once there it is a "pinch me Im dreaming" place. Run by the Milano family you are treated as if you are one of the Family! Francesco the Son works on the front of house things and NOTHING is ever too much trouble. He wanders around the restaurant and one can clearly see he loves his job. The place is not at all fussy & portrays the image of a time past with its peaceful location & enchanting views from your room. We viewed a few of the rooms whilst there and could not find one we would not highly recommend. Ours had a balcony overlooking the fishing village below and had a Spa bath with a shower. TV. with English channels (BBC CNN etc) but did not watch it much. There were also various radio stations available. Rooms were plenty big enough with lots of wardrobe space. You get lots of opportunity to walk off the magnificent "in house" food the Chef produces each day. You WILL eat too much .. How can you resist! But a stroll down the steps to other bars & cliff tops and the fishing beach helps give you an appetite for the next delight that Chef conjures up! We were simply sitting outside on the veranda enjoying a quiet cocktail overlooking the ocean & boats when out came the chef with a grin as big as his Menu ... He had made some special small pies just for us to sample, no charge, he was just that proud of his cooking! Miro the father has run this place for nearly fifty years (he looks very young to have but I believe him) his wife and children assist!
The waiters are friendly and obliging and nothing is ever too much trouble.
We much prefer this Hotel tucked away atop a hill in a quiet place then downtown ones or those in more Tourist places nearby. The hotel can arrange a taxi to anywhere you wish for a very reasonable charge. We took the Water Taxi which was great fun. The hotel arranged a speed boat trip to Capri (we paused at the Blue Lagoon) and had a trip to Pompeii and other places of interest. Location is superb if you enjoy walking - Recommended if you seek to get away from everything or are on Honeymoon - restful at night - recommended for food - Just a dream like place. There is a tight tiny (tiny!) car park atop the hotel with lift to all areas but again we recommend the hotel driver collects you. If you like cliff views & a balcony overlooking the ocean & fishing village .... This is the place. I just can not see how anyone can not love it here! I was with my Wife & her Business partner. It was a snap decision trip over the extended "Royal Wedding" weekend, Best thing we ever did and as enjoyable as any place we have ever been! We WILL go back this year now we have found it. This place will get busier as word gets out on its recently improved quality rooms etc. Ask Miro for his SPECIAL extended visit rate which includes food & trips to Capri etc. It is really good value.
From: United States of America
Sent: domenica 17 giugno 2012 16:31
I am coming back to the Hotel Onda Verde because it is like visiting another home for me. It is by far the most kindest, interpersonal and intimate hotel on the Amfalfi Coast. Family owned and operated, there is a certain level of detail and care given to the guest that is not given at other hotels. The views in the morning are breathtaking and exhaling. The views at night are mesmerizing and romantic. Dinner is tutto authentic Italian. You never leave the table with an empty stomach; a gastronomic sensation is created by their chefs. At hotel Onda verde you can come alone and have the time of your life, spend your time with your family or spouse and create a memory for a life time. I am coming in September and I absolutely cannot wait! I recommend anyone who reads my feelings about this place, put my words to the test!
Sent: lunedì 4 giugno 2012 19:14
Our stay at the Onda Verde was completely wonderful. The hotel is lovely and the staff treated us like family. We enjoyed several delicious meals there in addition to the excellent breakfasts. Finally, the location was beyond all expectations - incredible views and a rare tranquillity.Our 4 days there were not enough and we look forward to returning in the near future.
Sent: domenica 27 maggio 2012 22:47
Dear Miro, We have just returned from our fifth visit in five years and cannot wait for our visit next year. Each year it just gets better. Can it be possible for next year to surpass this year?! The food, the views, the staff...perfetto! Thank you for ALWAYS making us feel welcome and special!
Sent: Monday, May 14, 2012
A message to Miro and to all staff, including the waiter and chef Nicola and I wish to say a very big THANK YOU to everyone at the wonderful Hotel Onda Verde.
It has been the most memorable, and the most beautiful holiday of our lives, never to be forgotten. Our minds are still full of the beauty, charm and culture of Italy. Our room was perfect, with the most beautiful private balcony overlooking that glorious sea. We wish we were still there.
The service given by yourself and your team has been perfect. We have enjoyed the comfort, the food, the arranged coach tours to Pompeii/Versuvius and to Rome - even though they were long, tiring days.
We are now saving up and very much hope to return to your beautiful hotel once again.
Please express our gratitude to your lovely waiter and to the chefs for their wonderful food. We can and are certainly recommending your hotel to our friends and family.
We hope to see you all again, next year.
Dave & Lily
It has been nearly 4 years since my stay at this beautiful place, and I still have the view from my balcony on me computer screen saver. I recall the wonderful food, people and pure beauty of my stay every time I open my computer. I can't wait til I am able to return!