Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
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Traffic in Naples is even worse than Rome! We drove from our hotel to the historic district and it took forever! Sergio said that Naples is the most densely populated city in the western world.
We walked on streets built by the Romans over 2000 years ago. We walked through several churches. At the Church of San Lorenzo Maggiore we went …
Took the van through the chaos that is Naples and made out way to the chaos that is Pompeii. Pompeii is everything it is said to be despite the industrial tourism. We spent just a couple hour which barely scratches the surface. Naturally everyone's favorite is the brothel with bed and lurid frescoes.
We then drove to Sorrento, wedged the …
... We're both very confident in open water after years of scuba diving but we both recognized that we were in real danger here. The waves were white capping underneath us and on several occasions I truly thought the boat may tip over. I kept us close to the shoreline in case we ended up in the water and had to swim ... and we began to look for the life jackets (which we didn't find until after we were safely back to port). It took over an hour to make it back to Sorrento ...
... to Praiano. I was sitting behind him, so I couldn't see how fast he was driving, but it was bloody quick - and one handed! Then his phone rang, and he answered it!! Mama Mia! The drive took us just under two hours and we made it alive. By 2.00 pm we were lazing on our terrazzo, enjoying Our beautiful casa on the hill in Praiano. When siesta was over, we headed down several steep hills to the ...
... I was pleased with our choice! Praiano village was small and unpretentious but with some excellent restaurants.
Hotel Fioriere also turned out to be a good choice for us with a stunning rooftop bar that opened only in the evenings for drinks and bar snacks. With music playing, we would sit outside in the warm evening, watching the twinkling lights switch on in neighboring picturesque Positano as the mauve sky turned dark.
Our vacation schedule slowed ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Tramonto d'Oro Praiano
Our room was lovely with the best view ever - Positano and Capri. November is the perfect time to view because of the spectacular sunsets!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Tramonto d'Oro Praiano
A Little Bit of Heaven in Praiano
I have to call this hotel "A Little Bit of Heaven In Praiano"
We have just returned from our stay at the Hotel Tramonto d"Oro in Praiano and we miss the wonderful hotel and the family that owns it and their wonderful staff. From the moment we were picked up by Guissippe and entered the lobby of the hotel, Mrs. Theresa Esposito and her family (especially Carmela) made us feel like a part of their family. The hotel views are not to be believed (awsume) the food is wonderful along with the staff that serves you. The proximity to everytown on the Amalfi coast is perfect, just a bus ride away.
We cannot wait to return and we will definitly stay at the "HOTEL TRAMONTO d'ORO". But for now we have our wonderful photo's and lots of warm and beautiful memories.......
Love to all!
Vinny, Marie and Lynn Farricielli
Branford, CT USA
Highlight of our Italian Holiday!
My family just returned from 10 days in Italy, including time spent in Tuscany and Rome. We all agreed that our time spent at the Tramonto d`Oro was the highlight of our trip. The staff was incredibly friendly and warm, while still maintaining a high level of professionalism. Great food, nice rooms, and the most incredible views of the sea, sunset, and neighboring villages. Tramonto d`Oro is the perfect location, quiet enough for some relaxation, but with the local bus stopping right in front of the hotel, you can travel to Positano and other seaside towns to explore, without worries about driving the twisting coastal roads or parking.
I would highly reccommend Tramonto d`Oro to other travelers!
Fabulous sunsets on Amalfi Coast
Little did my husband and I know that when a couple from our home town in New York randomly recommended a place for us to stay on the Amalfi Coast in Italy, we'd end up in pure paradise! The Hotel Tramonto d'Oro in Praiono, Italy on the Amalfi Coast is a family run establishment that exudes charm, hospitality, and warmth. The rooms have little balconies with the best view of the Mediterranean in the area. The food is fabulous and discounted dinners are available for all guests. Best of all, the proximity of the hotel to Positano is well worth the trip...we got to enjoy the excitement of touristy Positano, but return to bucolic Praiono about five miles away each day! The members of the family run establishment made us feel like family too, and when we left, graced us with a beautiful hand painted ceramic plate. Whenever we return to this part of Italy, we will DEFINITELY stay at Hotel Tramonto d'Oro...which really is a little piece of heaven!
We booked a room for 255 EUR per night at this hotel that advertise a picture on the internet where you can see that it is located on the beach
When we got there (finally) it turn out to be on the clif - and if you want to get close to the water (no beach couple of ston rocks) you use the 400 stairs down!!! in short totaly different picture of another hotel.
the managemnt "tried" to help us by charging "only" one night...
of course we didn't agree and run out - not before we took a signed letter which said "free of charge"
we believe the hotel managment knows about this misleading picture at the active hotel site.
We arrived to positano which was great and rented a 3 rooms appartement right next to the beach (sea view) for 100 EUR per night!!!the best
We stayed at the Hotel Tramonto d'Oro for four nights over the last two days of Winter and the first two days of Spring this year.
Italy was in the grip of a terrible patch of weather (heavy rain and then later snow in Praiano) at the time and considering this, you would have expected us not to have great memories of the area.
This was hardly the case! In our opinion, not only is Praiano the pick of towns to stay in on the Amalfi Coast, but with the wonderful people at the Tramonto d'Oro, this hotel is THE place to stay.
Wonderful views, lovely rooms and a fantastic family as well. Carmella even went out of her way to help us secure accommodation near Alborobello. .... she even negotiated a keener price.
We look forward to visiting these wonderful people again in the near future.
View is better than you can imagine!
We just came back from our 25th Anniversary (March '05) and we loved every part of Italy. Our favorite was our gorgeous balcony view from the Hotel Tramonta d'Oro in Praiano, Italy. It is in a perfect location... right next to the town of Positano....and just a qiuick bus ride up the beautiful Amalfi coast to Almafi and Rovello....beautiful sights too. This hotel is run by the most friendly Italian family (the Espositos), Camella, Agnes, and Mama Esposito. They were by far the friendliest and caring people we met in all of Italy! We miss them already! The view is breathtaking when the sun begins to set. Even if you dont have a room with a view, there is a beautiful terrace to sit outside up on top of the hotel to enjoy the sights. Also, the resturant has fabulous views from all directions....outside and inside too!! A charming Italian church is built into the coastline next door.
This is definitely our #1 spot in all of Italy....definitely worth the visit!
Fantastic wedding reception and excellent service!!!
Last July (2004) Karl and I had a blessing in the church san Genario in Praiano which the Hotel Tramonto d`Oro overlooked.
Our wedding reception was held at the hotel. This is a family run hotel and everyone there were so friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much to ask.
The food was excellent the quality, freshness , presentation and the service. Coming from an Italian background myself I could see and taste the quality. They even arranged my beautiful wedding cake wich was traditional lemon cake from the area.
The whole holiday was supurb and I would strongly recommend a holiday or wedding recption there!!
I hope to go back one day and maybe do the cookery course holiday.
Loved the Hotel Tramonto d'Oro
Last month I had the pleasure of staying at this Hotel for 4 nights whilst I did a cooking course there. I had a fantastic time with great lessons, great chefs and great hospitality from Mrs. Esposito, Carmella and the wonderful Simona. This is a wonderful hotel where the service really stands out. My room was fantastic with wonderful ceramic floors etc., food in the restaurant great, with wonderful views of the coast. Staff in the restaurant great too. Praiano is a taste of heaven away from the very touristy Positano but still easy to reach by local bus for 2 euro each way. I would recommend this hotel for its excellent customer service and 'ambience'.
Vacation Heaven is right here at Tramonto d'Oro
Oh, Wow.........cannot begin to describe the Hotel Tramonto! Not only was the room, patio and views breath taking, but the staff were beyond excellent!
Carmella spoke excellent English, which was refreshing when traveling in a country were it is hard to communicate. Our trip took many turns, I like to refer to as an adventure, which afterwards, we can laugh about, but the Tramonto staff was always there with a friendly helpful hand in the current crisis!
If your going the the Amalfi Coast, the Hotel Tramonto d"Orno is a must.
Fabulous Family Hotel
This 4-star hotel located in quaint Praiano between Positano and Amalfi is a super place for those who want to stop, relax and smell i fiori.
Run since the 1950's by the Famaglia Esposito, the Tramonto D'Oro offers great rooms, wonderful views of the Tirranian Sea out to Capri, and fine dining.
A highly recommended stop for those who value friendly and efficient service.