Praiano: Hotel Onda Verde: "Perfect Location on Amalfi
Oct 19, 2005: suburban Philadelphia
For our vacation in Italy, I chose 3 hotels with recommendations from TripAdvisor (Hotel Concordia, Hotel Onda Verde & Hotel Teatro di Pompeo). I have reviewed them all as well and included some photos. But go to Onda Verde's website for a better look at what they offer and what is around the area. Casimiro Milano keeps up with the website and seems to always be adding more everytime I go back to it (I do visit it often to listen to the music and re-live the beauty!)
My husband and I took advantage of the 7 night package Hotel Onda Verde offers with breakfast, dinner, transportation to and from Naples and 2 tours. The food was always wonderful, the view spectacular, the rooms very clean and we were thrilled to stay in such a beautiful location! The shower in our room was the smallest we encountered in Italy, so if that's an issue for you, keep it in mind. The room itself was spacious with a perfect view 24 hours a day. They provide a safe in your room (which were at all the hotels we stayed), although we never felt it necessary, we did use it for our passports, etc. The owners and staff were always cordial and helpful to us. All in all, I wouldn't hesitate to go back. Hotel Onda Verde is a great location from which to explore the Amalfi coast and for first-timers, the 7 night package was the perfect idea for us. It was a pleasure to come back from a long day of touring around, take a shower and stroll to the restaurant right above our room for an always satisfying dinner overlooking the Tyrrenian Sea, a bottle of wine, a limoncello and a relaxing evening back on the balcony of our room. In regard to negative reviews, my personal feeling is that if you have a great attitude, are easy-going and a little out-going too, you'll be quite happy with Onda Verde.
Sent: martedì 15 novembre 2005 21.12
Nome_:__ = Timothy
Cognome_:__ = Neill
Città_:__ = London
Provincia_:__ = United Kingdom
Stato_:__ = Middlesex
Commento_:__ = Mr Milano
A belated letter to thank you for looking after my family and me so well when we stayed with you in October you made everything work very smoothly. We found your hotel via the internet and were much assured by the comments in your guestbook. To future readers I would like to confirm that Hotel Onda Verde is every bit as good as the comments indicate. I have never before stayed at a hotel where you arrive on the roof and descend six storeys through the rock to Reception! The hotel is very imaginatively constructed and fits well into the cliff face.
The tours you organised for us all were very enjoyable Vesuvius and Pompeii especially and the children very much enjoyed the Sea Taxi to Amalfi. The rooms were comfortable and the view from the balcony delightful. The food too was excellent and memorable.
Thank you again. We'll be back one day!
Tim and Melanie Neill
Sent: saturday, November 5, 2005 3.19
Nome_:__ = Susan
Cognome_:__ = Shoulet
Città_:__ = Washington
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = DC
Commento_:__ = One of my very favorite hotels in the world. We have visited Italy many times and Onde Verde continues to be one of our favorites. A lovely room, beautiful views, great managment, and a wonderful location.
Sent: Friday, October 21, 2005
Nome_:__ = simone & errol
Cognome_:__ = mann
Città_:__ = johannesburg
Provincia_:__ = south africa
Commento_:__ = we visited this special place in September 05, what a surprize to find that coming to the end of our stay we did not want to leave!! Sophia a beautiful lady and Gennaro in the mornings with his smiling face were wonderful hosts, not to mention Angela and Casmiro and his family !! We made friends from all over the world and could not find fault with this little hotel and could rate amongst the best in the region ! Food was yummy and my husband is still trying to lose the weight he put on a month later !
We were amazed at how hard the family worked to keep this little place on the move and everytime we walked into reception there was some1 to greet us with a smiling face and eager to help if necessary, it didn't matter if it was 7 in the morning or 11 at night! we cannot wait to visit our friends again at Hotel Onda Verde.
Praiano: Hotel Onda Verde: "Wonderful hotel in great setting"
Sep 28, 2005: A TripAdvisor Member, New York
Our family group of 17 has just returned from five glorious days at the
lovely Hotel Onda Verde. The cheerful and patient reception by Sophia
put us at ease from the beginning. We took 7 of their doubles and one
triple, can you imagine dealing with the arrival of so many all at once,
each person tired from a long drive and anxious to settle in. But with
great grace and humor, Sophia managed to do the job and we immediately
fell in love with this sweet family run hotel. I had been corresponding
with Casmiro for over a year, and it was so nice to finally meet him and
his sister Sophia.
The rooms were immaculate, and well appointed, with balconies or terraces with drop dead views to the sea and the dramatic cliff formations all around.
I assumed the responsibility for choosing a Hotel for this family trip and was very anxious that it be a good choice. The minute we arrived at the reception, my anxiety disappeared. The hotel Onda Verde was all I had hoped for and so much more. GREAT DECISION!
The dining room is beautiful, overlooking the sea, fresh flowers on each table, freshly prepared dinners of pasta, seafood, soups, etc,. The talented chefs were visible behind the counter and we enjoyed their flair. Each morning, while sitting overlooking this gorgeous scene of sea, sky and mountain, sipping a second cup of cafe, we would watch the delivery of the fresh produce and fish to the kitchen. Breakfast and dinner could also be enjoyed from tables set up just outside the dining room, with the most amazing views all around.
What to say of the capable waiter Gennaro? Handling the dining room with grace, patience and subtle humor, he became a friend quickly, and we will miss being around him.
Breakfast included rolls, cheese, ham, all the usual cereals and yogurt, some wonderful pastries and even cakes. Also for a reasonable charge you could, and my husband did, order off a menu of eggs, omletts etc.
The lift so amazingly worked into the cliffs was a big help as many in our group are up in years, it takes you from the street level to any level of the hotel and to the dining room as well. We were able to easily access our cars, (5 of them!) from the street level parking area for trips to beautiful Ravello and Amalfi. Sophia could magically get us water taxi rides at a moments notice, with the landing stage a stroll away on a gently inclined pavement.
One of the ancestors of our family was born in Positano, and Cosimiro went way out of his way to set up a contact for us with the present day members of this family. We are in debt to him for this favor. Behind a rather quiet demeaner, Miro proved to be a helpful and concerned manager.
As we had a flight out of Naples at 11 Am, the hotel served us an early breakfast, skipping none of the graciousness we had come to appreciate all week. Nice touch. Check out went quickly and efficiently. Internet access for a small fee is available.
We absolutely loved this hotel. It suited the needs of group, provided a relaxing atmosphere to just sit and gaze out over the beauty of the vistas, fed our hungers for all things gracious and we were well treated by ALL the staff. Would we return? In a heartbeat!
Sent: Tuesday October 11, 2005 - 19.42
Nome_:__ = Tekla & Nick
Cognome_:__ = Helfrich
Città_:__ = Drexel Hill
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = PA
Commento_:__ = Today it all seems like a dream that we spent 7 nights in September at Hotel Onda Verde! To re-live our time there I often come back to your website, look at the photos and listen to the music. I also took numerous photos during our stay and every shot is better than the next. Our friends and family cannot believe the breathtaking views! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the trips to Capri, Vesuvius and Pompeii. Although it may not be for everyone, I would certainly recommend the 7 night package to anyone who wants to relax, have clean & convenient accomodations, have a filling breakfast with fresh-baked pastries every morning, an incredible & delicious dinner (followed by Casimiro's delicious limoncello) in the evening, easy access to the bus, swimming, exploring, unforgettable views, and a most memorable vacation! Our compliments and thanks to the entire Milano family, Adriana, Gennaro and staff--We look forward to returning someday and bringing friends with us.
Sent: Sunday October 6, 2005 - 10.49
Nome_:__ = Jim and Judy
Cognome_:__ = Wentzel
Città_:__ = Williamsburg
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = Virginia
We are writing to tell you how much we enjoyed our week in the Hotel Onda Verde. The fantastic view, the delicious food, our beautiful room and the wonderful service from Miro, Sofia and Gennaro made it a very memorable time. We and our friends, the Holstes, made a firm commitment to return someday. Meanwhile, we will recommend the hotel to our friends who are planning trips to Italy.
Your web site is very good, and talking with the other guests, it was the main way people found out about your hotel. Best of luck in the future with your plans to make the hotel even better.
Jim and Judy Wentzel
Sent: Sunday July 3, 2005 - 12.39
Nome_:__ = Adrian & Linda
Cognome_:__ = Bozic
Città_:__ = A.C.T.
Provincia_:__ = Australia
Stato_:__ = Canberra
Commento_:__ = Dear Sophia,Miro and Gennaro,
We wanted to let you know that staying a week in your hotel was fantastic.
We have just read the comments from your International visitors and agree with them wholeheartedly, that your Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy the Almalfi Coast.
Sophia and yourself Miro are wonderful hosts and agree with everyone else, that Gennaro, the wonderful waiter was one of the best waiters we have encountered on our two month trip in Europe.
Everyone is raving about your meals, we agree, each day when we filled in our menu for that night (we chose half board which is the way to go) we would be wondering with anticipation of the dinner to come that evening as your food is of exceptional high quality and very generous in size, they were great.
We have just got back to Australia but just felt we should let you know how pleased we were with our stay.
There was a mixup with our room for a couple of nights, but you made us feel so comfortable and cared about our feelings and inconvenience was kept to a minimum and we appreciated that.
Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
Adrian and Linda Bozic
Sent: lunedì 22 June 2005 21.59
Nome_:__ = Winifred
Cognome_:__ = Brister
Città_:__ = Richmond
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = Virginia
Commento_:__ = Although we had only three nights in your lovely hotel, my daughter and I treasure that peaceful and relaxing time. The accommodations, food, and service were wonderful, and we took advantage of your tour arrangements to see Amalfi, Pompeii, and Vesuvius.
For those who are concerned about room-size, you'll be delighted with the large rooms overlooking the bay. The furnishings are attractive, and the housekeeping is spotless.
Finally, the food is marvelous. We had arranged for half-board, and enjoyed a generous breakfast and delicious dinner.
I plan to come to Onda Verde again, in the near future, and have already recommended it to my friends.
Thank you for a wonderful break in our travels!
Sent: lunedì 20 giugno 2005 21.59
Oggetto: Amalfi Coast Vacation - Neville Bower Pinnington
Dear Miro and Sophia: We enjoyed our stay with you at Onda Verde so much!
You and all your staff were so gracious and friendly and accommodating, Truly fantastic Italian ambassadors! We will recommend your lovely hotel to all our friends. And the food was delicious! Top marks to the chefs and of course Jenario who was absolutely charming. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. All best wishes to the divine Almalfi Coast. We had a joyous holiday we'll always remember. Ann and John Haines
Sent: Monday May 30, 2005 16.51
Nome_:__ = Michael
Cognome_:__ = Cox
Città_:__ = Euless
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = TX
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It's been over a month since our delightful stay at the Onda Verde. In our original emails you assured us of "your best care and attention" at all times. It's refreshing to have promises come true. Your spectacular property, your quality service, the memorable food; all these are reasons enough to stay with the Milano family at the Onda Verde. The biggest asset is the family atmosphere at the Onda Verde. We truly were treated like family, our every request was granted. I can't believe that Fodor's, Frommer's, or Karen Brown travel have not yet discovered the Onda Verde. This is their loss. I have recommended your hotel to many since my return. I still dream about the pasta with lobster sauce. The full moon over the Amalfi Coast on the 24th of April was even more romantic than we imagined. Thanks again, our best wishes to the entire Onda verde staff. We hope to see you in the future.
Michael and Marjorie Cox
Sent: saturday May 28, 2005 - 23.37
Nome_:__ = Carlo & Dora
Cognome_:__ = Leoni
Città_:__ = Miami Beach
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = Florida
Dear Sophia & Miro:
Dora & I just returned to Florida after having spent three wonderful days at your magnificent hotel. We will not forget the magnificent view, the beautiful accomodations and the really spectacular food. We will be back....grazie per tutto!
Da: Rikke Agnete Olsen
Sent: lunedì 9 maggio 2005 10.59
Cc: Annette Unmack Larsen; Sverre Olsen
Oggetto: thank you
All we fifteen Olsens who stayed with you during the first week of May 2005 send our warm thanks. The peace and quiet, the beautiful views from all the well-furnished rooms, the wonderful food, always freshly made and served in generous portions but above all the friendly family-atmosphere of your hotel made our holiday the perfect week we had dreamt of.
We all hope to return to Onda Verde some day, and we shall certainly recommend your hotel to our friends.
With the best wishes to all of you
On behalf of all of us
Olaf and Rikke Agnete Olsen
ps - I write our praise in Danish also for the benefit of other Danes who look you up on the internet.
Alle vi femten medlemmer af familien Olsen, der boede hos jer i den første uge af maj 2005 sender hermed vores varme tak for opholdet.
Freden og roen, den dejlige udsigt fra de gode værelser, den herlige mad, der altid var frisklavet og blev serveret i rigelige mængder, men frem for alt den venlige familiestemning på Jeres hotel gjorde vores ferie til den fuldendte uge, vi havde drømt om.
Vi håber alle at kunne besøge Onda Verde igen, og vi vil anbefale Jeres hotel til vore venner.
Med de bedste hilsener til jer alle,
på alles vegne
Olaf og Rikke Agnete Olsen
Hotel Onda Verde: "Beautiful View @ Hotel Onda Verde, Praiano, Italy"
April 26, 2005: A TripAdvisor Member, Trenton, MI
Just returned from 4 nights at this hotel. Room was clean, modern, and quiet, with a fantastic view of the coast. Hotel staff was friendly, helpful, and attentive. We ate each night at the hotel, not because we had too, the food, wine and service was top notch, as was the company of the other guests.