Travel Blogs from Praiano
... up a conversation and were very glad we did. Helen and Ryan were from Yorkshire and were on their second trip to Italy. Close in age we found they had a lot in common with us and the conversation carried all throughout dinner. They were fans of the same American TV series that we watch and we learned all about proper Yorkshire pudding and Northern England. It was a very pleasant ending to what had been an exhausting day.
Note regarding boat rentals: Despite ...
There was to be a procession in the town later in the afternoon to mark the completion of the new church dome and the following day there will be a festival with restaurants supplying food and drinks for a donation to got to the church.
Lunch was had and we noticed a few people in the yard just below our villa who, on seeing us, called out to us but of cause it was in Italian so ...
... were parts of the path where you had to climb, just as you do on the cinque terra. We had attempted to do 'The Walk Of The Gods' the last time we were in Praiano, but after I had climbed the 3,000 steps to beginning of the path, took one look at the tiny width, then saw the 2km vertical drop, I quickly changed my mind. This walk today was not stressful at all. The path was wide enough to keep me away from the edges. We were ...
... walk we're both energised and uplifted by the presence at the convent, and we continue on.
From here it's an uphill, rugged somewhat tiny path of rocks and steps, and at times we go off the track, before finding it again....thank goodness someone has had the foresight to paint orange arrows on rocks...so we continue and pass a large natural arch in the rock, which is surprising and dramatic, before finally coming to a gentler path ...
... with a large window looking to the sea. With lovely stone arched ceilings, soft terracotta striped painted walls, and beautiful furniture, it has a very special feel to it.
Once I've settled in, I head off though the beautiful landscapes gardens to find the pool, and the sunbathing area on the rocks, with the intention of having a dip in the ocean. But once there I simply relax and read my book under the shade of the umbrella, waving at passing boats ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Casa Angelina Praiano
Couldn't ask for more
all i can say is wow! i went there with high expectations and they somehow managed to exceed them. casa angelina is the perfect hotel for couples. the rooms are super clean and modern, all with amazing balconies and sea views which are truly breath taking. the staff was consistently helpful and pleasant. they really go out of their way to accomadate you and make you feel welcome. i really can't think of anything bad to say about casa angelina. i definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay on the amalfi coast. it's away from all the comotion of positano, so you can actually enjoy the quiet beauty of the region and relax.
My husband and I have just returned from a 2 week stay at Casa Angelina. I had always wanted to visit this area of Italy and it certainly lived up to my expectations. From the first sight of Sergio the hotel's driver at the airport we began to relax. He made our journey to the hotel part of the holiday, pointing out various locations and stopping for us to see the beautiful views on the way. It almost took my mind off the heart stopping cliff edges rather too close to the car.
This hotel has the best view on the Amalfi Coast. Ask for one of the rooms facing the sea, and the first thing you see every morning - literally, from your bed - is a pinkish blue sky with Positano and Capri in the background. The all-white decor of the rooms highlights this incredible view perfectly.
Many of the staff are pleasant, the hotel is stylish etc however, we travelled with a 1 year old child and though the management claim to "love babies" they have little understanding of the needs of parents with children. Some of our problems are outlined below:
Beautiful contemporary hotel in idyllic setting
Great airport transfer - arranged by hotel - stops for "real" Italian coffee and views
Excellent reception and check-in
Appropriate orientation tour on way to room
Fantastic rooms - hotels own site dont do them justice
Amazing views from all rooms and public areas
Decor and artwork dramatic
All staff friendly and well trained
Outdoor and spa pools great
Restaurant truly fantastic - great menu, matched by staff and food - the welcome champagne at table before ordering sets the tone for the evening - so good that we didnt eat out of hotel
A totally relaxing experience to lie in the sun listening to the church bells and locals - never intrusive
Overall a true 5 star experience that can be 100% recomended
We stayed at Casa Angelina for 3 nights last week and we loved the hotel. When I return to the Amalfi coast I most likely will not stay in Praiano (I will explain that later in the review) but if I do come back to Praiano, I would definitely stay at the hotel.
My husband and I spent a night at this hotel last week and absolutely loved it. This is the only hip hotel in the area. The hotel is even nicer that it looks on the photos. This is a design hotel where no expenses have been spared. The furnishings are very design and of a high quality. It is also filled with fantastic colourful glass scultures which contracts very nicely with the white furnishings. The white design gives the hotel a real atmosphere of serenity and works really well with the blue of the sea.
We recently spent a week at this wonderful boutique hotel situated in the heart of the Amalfi Coast.
What a wonderful place. From meeting the driver, Sergio, at the airport everything just fell into place. He was really friendly and helpful, and stopped on the way to the hotel to show us views of the coast. On arrival we were given a tour of the hotel and arrived at the room to find a "gift" of a chilling bottle of champagne waiting for us.
The hotel is very stylish, with huge windows and an amazing view along the coast to Positano. You can take a boat from the beach here to positano, it takes about 15 minutes and costs 5 EURO each.
The restaurant was also incredible, the food was exceptional and you could sit out on the balcony watching the sunset.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone.
A remarkable small luxury hotel
For those of you looking to get away from the mayhem and madness of urban life, Casa Angelina is the perfect place. Located in Piraino, a small village between Positano and Amalfi, Casa Angelina is a wonderful luxury boutique hotel. The views are stunning, the staff are very friendly and it has a warm charm often missing from big hotels. Just try it...you won't be sorry.