What We Love
- A glamorous five-star hotel stay, including breakfast, a spa discount and other extrasStarting the day with breakfast on the beautiful terrace, surrounded by lemon trees
- Taking the hotel’s complimentary shuttle bus service to Vietri sul Mare
- Kicking back with a cocktail and some live piano music at the hotel’s elegant I Faraglioni bar
- Getting a discount at the spa, plus early check-in and late check-out privileges
What To Know
- TVs have limited English-speaking channels
- Guestrooms have spotty WiFi
- Free parking
La dolce vita doesn’t get much sweeter than this. Clinging to a hillside that overlooks the azure Bay of Salerno, and surrounded by scented lemon groves, Hotel Raito is a heavenly slice of Amalfi with a glamorous Riviera appeal. Bright and spacious bedrooms offer stunning views of the breathtaking coastline and bay, while around the hotel you’ll find plenty of spots to soak up the surroundings. For starters, try the two outdoor pools with sun terraces and elegant outdoor restaurant with panoramic vistas.
You’ll feel blissful after a pampering session in the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner’s ExPure Spa, with its heated indoor pool, sauna, wealth of massage treatments and more. If you fancy a break from utter relaxation, the hotel is well-placed for exploring the beautiful Amalfi coast and its many highlights. The bellissima town of Vietri sul Mare is just a short ride away on the hotel’s free shuttle bus and holds a wealth of ceramic shops and places to eat and drink.
Superior Sea View rooms command stunning full views across the Gulf of Salerno and the Amalfi Coast and boast private furnished balconies, from which you can drink up the vista with a refreshment in hand. They are spacious, flooded with light through French windows and furnished in an elegant and modern décor.
There are a couple of dining options at Hotel Raito, the most impressive being the spectacular à la carte Il Golfo Ristorante. This is one of the most renowned restaurants on the Amalfi Coast and certainly one of the most beautiful, with its wide, panoramic terrace overlooking the bay.
The hotel’s ExPure spa is a well-equipped sanctuary of beauty and wellness, featuring a heated indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and Turkish bath. A range of treatments can be enjoyed inside the spa or al fresco on the private terrace, with to-die-for panoramic sea views.
This seafront hotel is located on a cliffside above the town of Vietri sul Mare. Excursions to Capri, Positano and neighboring Amalfi towns can be arranged from Salerno harbor, just five minutes away.
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Shabby little room which honestly will between 2/3 star! The furniture was all chipboard, bed was two single beds put together and the linen was one awful. Immediately informed the front desk and they finally gave another room - they called this an upgrade but we showed the pictures and said we actually ordered!
Then had to pay €25 pppd for sauna/steam room, again was not in the description which clearly states it includes it!
Next, my mother-in-law went through the same thing about her room. Then brother in law finally arrived and encountered the exact same thing! They asked for the room they paid for and the manager said that should be an 'upgrade' and we showed them our booking. he asked for an additional €150 per night for the actual room we had already paid for!! My brother in law's family includes a baby of 5 months and a child of 3.
The manager then said he will 'invite us' for our coffees and make sure they are taken of our bill which also did not happen!
When we left the hotel they decided to add on all additional charges including the coffees which were meant to have been paid for by the hotel but he left zero instructions and was conveniently absent when we were checking out so we had to argue the point again!
An insult to injury was when they asked for the babies to also pay for their stay even thought they got the wrong room, in the wrong bed size as they 'used the linen' which was the same shabby bed!
Loved our rooms view -amazing. Busy hotel with tour groups and weddings but the staff were still attentive and extremely helpful. we were not sure of area but by the time we left we loved the close towns and knew how to get around - walking, shuttles, taxis, trains and buses. A fun holiday.
The view from the hotel is amazing and the parking arrangement is good. The breakfast is pretty good also. The hotel could do with some renovation. We got a room that looked much worse than any of the rooms advertised online, tiny and outdated. It could definitely use some freshening up. Another oddity was that our room was called at around 2 in the morning and none of the staff could find out why or who did this which felt pretty creepy. The pool was full of leaves and should probably be cleaned more regularly.
This was my first trip to Amalfi despite having lived in Italy for 5 years. We arrived with our 8 month old baby. I will say that after reading some of the reviews on trip advisor, we didn’t know what to expect. Let me straight away say that ANYONE who had anything bad to say about this hotel either doesn’t travel well or is a serial complainer. This is one of the best hotels I have been to in Italy! It is everything you would expect from a 5 star hotel.
We were given the best room available and the baby cot was set up in advance. We had a huge terrace and amazing view. They even allowed us to check in early, 11am already! The place is spotlessly clean! Parking is free with easy access. Our breakfast was amazing, they cooked fresh omelets and boiled our eggs by request. The dinning patio has the best view you can imagine. The spa is nice and you can use the indoor pool without extra charge.
Reception staff, restaurant staff and the house keeping always met us with a smile, not the fake “over to top” service you sometimes get in 5 star hotels but genuine interest and friendly small talk. Nothing was too much trouble! It was my bday during our stay and they delivered a freshly made chocolate cake. On our last day we were allowed to do a late check out at 15,00 without any extra charges.
We will be back again Sept / Oct time and will stay here for sure! Thank you for everything and for making our holiday amazing!
Having booked a deluxe sea view room, the largest and best type of double room in this 5 star hotel, we were told we had only booked a de luxe partial sea view although our booking paperwork showed full sea view, I wondered why the receptionist argued about this when the hotel was only 10% full but she did.
We were shown to a room with a lovely view, albeit partial, and balcony but a very small room with a minute bathroom - felt like an ordinary room in a 3 star hotel. On complaining we were moved next door to an acceptable size room, but hardly my expectation of a 5 star de-luxe room, nevertheless it was OK - ordinary, modern chain style hotel room with a single armchair in the corner .... until we went to bed. The bed was a pair of hard coil sprung mattresses on a wooden base with no comfort whatsoever, there were hard synthetic pillows and only a sheet and counterpane to cover you, given the time of year we were freezing as well as uncomfortable. I left wondering what the cheaper classic and superior rooms could be like.
On the plus side the hotel location and food were good, but be aware this is not really the Amalfi coast, its south of Amalfi and over looks the bay and city of Salerno.