Hotel Onda Verde
Disappointed with our booking.
We were highly disappointed when we checked into this hotel, as when shown to our room we did not have what we booked for six months prior. We had previously asked for two rooms. One standard for our adult children and one superior room with ocean front views and balcony. We were travelling around the world, and on their website the ocean balcony view rooms looked lovely. We thought this will be a little treat for ourselves and a time to have some romantic space from our children. I had been very precise when booking about the room, so that there would not be any confusion, which they confirmed with me later:One Superior Ocean view balcony room.
We immediately told them we were unhappy with the situation, the two rooms were linked together by an outside path that lead to a shared family balcony. This would be fabulous if you had young children or a group of girlfriends.
Our ocean view room (113)had a view of a rock and the path. Our balcony which was large was not attached to our room, but up a few set of stairs; and I doubt that our room was superior, as it was very ordinary and nothing special. (We travel extensively.) All the other rooms looked at the ocean. They did however say we could change rooms tomorrow but we just said no forget it. We could not be bothered unpacking twice, and by this stage hubby was really annoyed with their attitude.
The hotel is perched on the cliffs and looks just like pictures on their website. It truly does have the most amazing view and dining outside on the terrace is magical. The hotel does not have any beach of its own, you have walk down to the next level and hire chairs from the café, we ended up hiring deck chairs from the local café which belonged to the Milano family for 10 euros and enjoyed the rest of the morning swimming in the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. (which automatically places you in a better mood).
Lunch was delightful and relaxing with fresh seafood and pasta, we were all relaxed and contented, and now seriously in holiday mood.
Unique Quality: In the evening we again enjoyed a sumptuous meal with some good vino watching the full moon shine twinkles and shadows on the water. Later, the kids headed off to explore the nightclub in the grotto and we took a romantic walk along the coastal path to the next village a charming, exquisite and picturesque village, which reminded us of Portofino on the Italian Riverina.
We paid by credit card without any problems.
I would not have full-board again, as there are some lovely little cafes along the coastal path but I would certainly have at least one dinner on the terrace.
We are very sorry to give this hotel a negative review but it was our experience. A confirmed booking on a certain room, should be there waiting for you. A ocean view room is a water view NOT a rock view.
Fantastic views. Most relaxing.
My wife and I spent 4 fabulous relaxing nights here in September 2007. We drove from Rome, and got to "enjoy" the amazing Amalfi cliff road, through trips to Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and especially Ravello, as well as Pompeii on our way back to Rome. There is nothing much to do at the hotel, except friendly family service, great breakfasts, and wonderful Italian dinners overlooking one of the most fabulous views I have eaten at. Below the hotel is the tiny port, with many small rowboats with the fishermen calling to each other as they went about their work. It is a beautiful short walk down to the amazing little cove where you can find lots of little restaurants nestled quietly, with the boats and the cats around the stone beach. There is even a dive shop here. You can get boats to take you to Amalfi and Positano, and thus to Capri etc. To the right is the Tower. We felt this way as great base to travel from. We wanted to avoid the crowds of the bigger towns and we were glad we did, as relaxing at Onde Verde was a wonderful experience with everything taken care of by Miro and Sophia. we made a day trip to Sorrento (so-so as 19th century is not our cup of tea., Positano, very chic and beautiful but crowded. We went to Ravello, sits above Amalfi, and returned a second day to visit the wonderful gardens there. Ravello is a great site for weddings, romance, food, music, and is where the locals go toenjoy themselves. Ravello is expensive though. Onde Verde was in the middle and a great base for travel. Definitely Highly recommended. Would Love to go back.
Unique Quality: You pull off the main road into the small parking garage, then descend 5 stories down the elevator and come out on a fabulous view of the coast and seacliffs toward conca di Marii. All the rooms are set into the cliff and have great views. Ours was on the third floor. Every day I walked down and swam in the bay across the mouth of the cove. The water was clear (at least 15 m or 40 feet) and fresh and clean. We would sit and relax and enjoy the fantastic view waiting for supper outside. Come early to get one the tables outside on the edge of the path, that overlooks the sea and the cove and tower. Magnificent. The tables inside are nice too. After supper take a short stroll along the scented paths around the hotel or down to the cove.
Because it is away from the road, in the cliff, it is wonderfully quiet. It is not near any metropolitan area, so transportation is an issue. We drove (beware the narrow roads and crazy motorbike riders) but the bus stop is at the carpark., and maybe a little less frenetic as parking in the towns is difficult. It really was a great quiet refuge.
Food was very good. The owners Miro and Sophia were very helpful and will arrange anything for you.
Check out their excellent website for lots of information about the Amalfi coast and what to do.
Directions: halfway between Positano and Amalfi on the coast road. Find the caged carpark and take the elevator down the cliff 5 floors.
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Address: Via Terramare, 3, , Praiano, Campania 84010
Amenities at Hotel Onda Verde
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Room Service
- Free Parking
- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Free High Speed Internet
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