Hotel Onda Verde
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... we realized we were missing something in the communication, we continued on around the bend to head for Sorrento. Once around the bend the waves became unmanageable. It was suddenly apparent that the other boaters had been trying to warn us of the rough water in the direction we were heading. Our comfortable boat suddenly seemed like the tiny rubber dingy it was as the waves bounced us around with increasing violence. I took over the driving while Erin held on for ...
“Yes, we are in Sorrento!!!” I agitatedly reply
“Allora! You need piano di Sorrento not Sorrento. Ecco!” she exclaims, followed by some wheezy chuckling. Let me tell you I’m not chuckling right now.
“to get to Piano you need to go back to the piazza and take the orange bus...” she begins, and I tune out. Are you joking? A bus?
We make it back to the piazza in Sorrento, ...
... three million people would be affected by an eruption. It is still active, but it has not blown since 1944. That is when the volcano collapsed to form the crater that can now be seen. Honestly, it was an anticlimactic experience as it goes for my first volcano, but the history involved with the story makes it quite interesting. I just wish I could have seen some lava.
The bus would not take us back to where we originally entered it, so we had a much longer walk on the ...
... the Sun in Naples) managed to already get lost and luckily a lovely Italian guy picked us up and drove us to where the bus departs for Mt Vesuvio. We somehow managed to arrive just in time and as we had not had time to buy the 8 Euro return ticket the driver let us get on the bus both up and down the hill for free. (Hint when traveling in Italy- arrive just as the bus is leaving and often the bus driver will let you on for free- especially if you are a girl! It pays ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Onda Verde Praiano
Perfect in very way
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Onda Verde Praiano
Perfect Location, Friendly People
Visited Summer 2003 with my wife's parents. Nothing to complain about and plenty to praise. Our rooms connected to a private terrace overlooking the ocean and coastline. Rooms were a little small, but were adequate for our needs. We ate at the restaurant for evening meals on several occasions and all concerned enjoyed their meals - something that might have been tricky with aging people in a foreign country. They arranged a number of trips for us and taxi from/to Naples airport. Couldn't have been more helpful. Would recommend enthusiastically to others.
The hotel was fantastic. The web site was wonderful. From the convenience of the taxi pick up at Naples airport to the return trip to Naples the entire trip was wonderful. The hotel was more than we expected. We stayed in two different rooms. Room 114 was on the top floor and had a smaller room size but a very nice bath room and a beautiful 360* view balcony terrance. Our next room 101 was on the first floor, it was much bigger but had a slightly smaller bathroom which wasn't a distraction. The terrance was huge and private to the room. Miro arranged all our excursions for a worry free time. The food great , with a wonderful ambiance. The view of the true blue water was breath taking, especially at night. The moon made the water sparkle like diamonds. We have traveled a great deal over seas and this trip was one of the best. We loved the open windows at night and listened to the water outside. The fishermen daily did their trade on the coast. The hotel was so close to other restaurants and the small town for shopping. It is definitely a winner. It had parking and easy access that you come to appreciate after a little time on the coast. The areas for swimming and sun bathing are right in front of you at the hotel. The hotel is one you will long remember and hope to return too.
What a beautiful hotel and area. Our stay here was much to short. Had three beautiful rooms. What a view. And, the family who owns and operates the hotel... Milano, you are the best.
I hope you and your family are doing well.
You made our stay more comfortable than staying at a family members house. We actually felt like family while there. Look people, if you go to the Amalfi Coast you owe it to yourself to stay here!
All in all it was an OK choice. The view was beautiful, the room was large by European standards, clean, older (not antiques) furnishings. It is convenient to have the meals from the hotel because there is no restaurant within walking distance. Your other choice is to take a bus into town (Positano), you can spend the day and eat your meals there. The food at the hotel was OK at best, nothing special, very average. There is one waiter who seats and serves everyone and he is a bit stuffy. Although we arrived early for dinner and selected a table with a good view of the Med, he wouldn't allow us to sit there because he had it saved for another couple. When they arrived and didn't want the table he offered it to someone else. If you take the bus into town be prepared, the buses are jammed and rarely on schedule. A definite negative of this hotel is they do not take credit or debit cards. The owner told me he only takes cash (euros) or travellers checks. Since I had both cash and travellers checks I used them, he assured me his exchange rate was "better than credit or debit cards". Well he lied his rate was considerably higher, about $50.00 US higher (for a 2 night stay). After returning home and seeing the exchange rate on my credit card and debit crad I now know that is the only way to buy when in Europe. In conclusion, it was an OK room, OK meals, beautiful views (you can't get a bad view on the Amalfi Coast, it's all so beautiful), and an owner that lied and overcharged me on the exchange rate for the room bill.
A beautiful serene place
A really great respite from the frantic pace in Rome or Florence. Take the ferry to Capri or a cab to Amalfi, Ravello or Pompei and then come back to a wonderful meal at the Pirata restaurant just below the Onda Verde. Very memorable
Views beyond description - room average
We would definitely recommend this Hotel for the views alone. So what if the room was distictly average and the shower too small to turn around in - who cares when you are able to look out onto perfection every morning and every night. We didn't even care that it was a bit rainy and overcast (October 19th). The meals were very good but if you don't want to plump for the half board option the few restaurants at the beach seemed very friendly. We only went for a couple of drinks after dinner but we still ended up being offered the dessert of the evening.
We spent 10 days here in September 2003. The hotel hangs on the cliff - the view is wonderful. Rooms vary quite a bit but staff is accomodating if you have preferences. You can walk (steep walk but not too far) to beach and boats and take a water taxi to Positano or Emerald Grotto.
Bus service is also convenient. It is not in a town but we did not find this a problem since transportation is easily available. Parking good and secure. We parked the car and just left it there. Dinner served by reservation, not lunch - but there are restaurants on the beach below.
We spent 2 days in Capri and they let us leave our car there. Would go back!!!!
My wife and I were on the Amalfi coast for 5 wonderful days in late September, 2003. The Hotal Onda Verde was truly a remarkable find! Host Milano and his gracious facmily provide 5-star excellence at 3-star prices! Our room (404) overlooked the sea...we had a private balcony and a view to die for! Milano helped us by making great suggestions for our day trips. The local bus service is superb...it will get you anywhere on the coast (1 Euro per trip!)and the trips provide the most incredible views of the coast you can possibly imagine. Go see the movie "Under Tuscan Sun" and you will see exactly where you will be going and what you will be seeing during the scenes that were shot in Positano. We suggest that you avoid the tourists in the larger town and stay in Priano at this isolated, serene, almost spiritual atmosphere of the Hotel Onda Verde. If you read the article in Frommer's about the noise at the Africana nightclub..that statement is ridiculous! There was NO noise at all and our room was closest to the club. Milano and his kitchen staff even found special gluten free pasta for me so that I could enjoy the local cuisine. Treat yourself and experience Onda Verde...it is a treasure. Dr. Samuel Gordon, Akron, OH
The hotel Omni Verde in Praiano was great!
We spent ten wonderful days at the hotelOmni Verdi this June, 2003. The entire staffwere friendly and obliging. They providedtransportation back to Naples airport and itwas a no-hastle experience. The food was sodelicious and we still hold onto the lovelydinners overlooking the water and cliffs. WEwould definately stay here again should wereturn to the Amalfitana. Several of our friends are also making reservations for next year. We believe in spreading joy!Dominick and Mildred Celone, Pennsylvania