Hotel Onda Verde
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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 average
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!!!!
Exceptionally wonderful hotel
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
Hotel Onda Verde--A real jewel
I just returned from a 6-day stay at the Hotel Onda Verde in Praiano (Sept 24-30, 2003).
I found the hotel online and was impressed enough by its website to book my vacation there. The Milano family owns and operates the hotel; they could not have been more gracious, helpful, or charming. They arranged transportation to and from the Naples raliway station for me and my traveling companion, so we did not need a car.
The hotel has one of the best locations I have ever seen; perched on cliffs above a small cove filled with fishing boats. The hotel itself is beautiful and splotlessly clan. The staff was friendly and helpful; they did not stand around with hands out looking for tips. Price of the room included breakfast and a 3-course dinner. The menu choices were varied and excellent. Although the hotel has a 3-star rating, it provides 5-star hospitality. Don't hesitate to go.I highly recommend it for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. I plan to return. John Servideo West Palm Beach, Florida
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... were allowed down onto the beach that we could see about 120 meters directly below us ! "YesYes" he said "Just walk down the road about 15m's climb the wall and walk down the 400 steps and you are there". We did just that .... only to find a beach with not a single grain of sand on it but covered in big pebbles ! Oh well, we were so hot by then we just wanted to go in the water. So we strip off ....... we are both glowing white, the ...
... a ferry over to the island of Capri. From there we did a hard hour or so hike to the top of the mountain. Although I work out often, I struggled alot with this hike. The only people behind me was a tour guide and a girl with asthma. It was sad. BUT I did make it to the top and the view was really beautiful. Then i started to feel sick. And had to wait a hour and half to get to the bottom to feel a bit better. It was horrible. But after we got to ...
... the water. Our boatman started to sing which was very cute. The trip inside didn’t even last five minutes but it was 10 euro well spent.
On the way back up to the bus stop Witek and I bought snorkels from the kiosk so we could snorkel off of the boat during our tour.
At the top of the stairs we found a family of three kittens and two cats who kept us entertained while we waited for the bus.
We went all the way back down to the town of Capri to wait ...
... ride to the site, and were stunned by the absolute perfection and immensity of the place. Mount Vesuvius is indeed right there, a beckoning invitation to disaster. It is no different nowadays; we were surprised with how many buildings are built a fair way up the base of a still-active volcano. I suppose you could say the same of many places prone to natural disasters. The weather was odd, a mixture of freezing cold with dark clouds mingled with ...