What We Love
- Five-star luxury on Italy's Amalfi Coast, with breakfast, welcome treats and other extrasThe breathtaking views of Vietri sul Mare and the Amalfi Coast
- The excursions to Pompeii and long drives along the winding coastal roads
- The wonderful meals prepared by a private chef – why not?
- The plush, five-star luxury, Italian-style – including your welcome treats and other perks
What To Know
- All guestrooms have a private furnished terrace overlooking Italy's coastline
- There's a free shuttle that takes guests to a nearby spa (as well as to the town and the beach)
- The rooftop pool and sundeck have the best views
- The hotel is a bit isolated, so it's smart to rent a car
Relais Paradiso is a luxurious, five-star hotel on Italy’s beautiful Amalfi coast. Surrounded by the lush landscape of Mediterranean flora, with panoramic and breathtaking views of the village of Vietri sul Mare and the Amalfi Coast, the getaway is an intimate and secluded haven, with all the comforts and services of an exclusive hotel.
No trip to Italy would be complete without some scrumptious local food (certainly one of our top reasons for a visit). At Relais Paradiso, a private chef is at your disposal to provide an array of gourmet delights. Every day, the chef creates a menu with the guests, choosing seasonal products, fresh from local markets. There’s also a shuttle service to take you straight to a nearby luxury spa, where you can swim or indulge in a soothing massage.
All rooms at the Paradiso come with complimentary Internet and a minibar, plus a private terrace with a wonderful view. Wellness treatments are bookable directly in the room.Deluxe Sea View rooms have a stunning view over the Gulf of Salerno and the colorful Amalfi Coast. They also come with spacious bathrooms, a private balcony or an outside terrace with a table and chairs where you can enjoy the first hours of the day over breakfast.
A private chef is on hand to cater to your exact menu requests – what more could you ask for?
There’s a shuttle service to take you to the nearby spa, which is fully equipped for indulgence, with a heated indoor pool, a whirlpool, a sauna, a Turkish bath, a relaxation area with a tea corner and three spacious massage rooms.
Relais Paradiso is in Marina di Vietri, just 10 minutes by bus from the center of Vietri sul Mare; the hotel offers a complimentary scheduled shuttle to the beach and village. Vietri sul Mare is the first town of the gorgeous Amalfi Coast that you reach after Salerno, which is only minutes away. If you’re up for exploring the coastal routes and surrounding areas, Relais Paradiso is close to Amalfi, Ravello, Positano and Pompeii.
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My husband and I spent our 30th wedding anniversary here in June. The staff were wonderful, leaving several gifts in our room to mark the occasion. The view was to die for! The food was delicious and the room spotless, spacious and modern. We couldn’t have wished for a better way to spend our special occasion. Thank you Relais Paradiso.
As a side note I would stress the real lack of access to the little village at the bottom of the hill unless you want to take your life in your hands on a road with no pavement/sidewalk. But there is a regular bus as well as a courtesy bus laid on by the hotel. And the staff are so helpful with information about transport. So it wasn’t an issue. And of course if you have a car, no problemo!
Recently spent three nights here enjoying the Amalfi Coast. Our room was modern and fresh and was a pleasure to return to after a long day of sightseeing. The staff were pleasant. The room did not lack any amenities and the view overlooking the sea was beautiful. We ate at the restaurant on a few occasions and found the food to be excellent. Breakfast was more than adequate. Overall, a nice place to stay the on the Amalfi.
I recently stayed here with friends on our first visit to the Amalfi Coast. The staff could not have done more to make our stay more pleasurable. Alfredo, Francesco and Luca really did go the extra mile along with the service staff. The views from the hotel are breathtaking and the pool, a very inviting spot. We also loved the local town where we had many great dinners. I work in executive hospitality management and found that they did everything just right for us. Would highly recommend and look forward to returning soon.
This is an absolutely lovely little hotel with breath taking views.It was fantastic waking up in the morning to see the ships sailing in.Its very close to the town with plenty of great eating places. The town itself is very cute with some very nice ceramic stores.
The staff at the hotel were extremely helpful and courteous. Rosaria checked us in and was very helpful offering suggestions and finally making all the arrangements for our trip to Capri. Francesco , who unfortunately I never met , answered all my emails regarding car rentals very promptly.
The waiters as well were excellent. The entire staff made us feel very welcome. Would love to come back here any day
First of all, I was skeptical about this hotel due to the largely divided reviews on TripAdvisor and elsewhere, even wondering if the glowing reviews were genuine, so let me add some perspective here. We checked in to this hotel last week, albeit with somewhat lowered expectations from the previous negative reviews, and stayed for 5 days, which is enough time for a balanced review, I think, so here goes: 1) hotel and grounds: immaculately clean and modern, without any of the tired exterior facade as described by other reviewers. Obviously, the hotel must have refurbished it.
2) room: I had booked a deluxe room with sea views. We were shown a room with”partial” sea views since it was somewhat blocked by some trees but it really wasn’t as bad as described by some people here. We loved the bright room (room 216),enjoyed our evenings on the balcony sipping wine (some mozzies, cos it’s summer, so keep the door closed and arm yourself with mozzie spray). The only glitch is the blinds by the glass window separating the bathroom and room couldn’t be lifted but it didn’t bother us. Also, none of that nasty odour or mold as described by some reviewers. Our rooms were spotlessly cleaned by the chambermaids everyday. The Aircon worked really well, but sounded like it was due for servicing. Still, it was a tiny issue. I’m nitpicking here. We couldn’t figure out the “do not disturb” button but didn’t bother cos we were mostly out. I’m sure if you asked the staff, they’d be more than happy to assist. Bed was comfy and (not too) firm, and we slept really well here.
3) breakfast: Best breakfast we’ve had in Italy. We have been to quite a few Italian hotels/B&Bs during our annual 3-week summer road trips to Italy the past few years, and i just couldn’t deal with sweet Italian cakes for brekky. I finally got my scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon and sautéed assorted mushrooms. Delicious! And did I mention bacon? Of course, there are sweet Italian cakes, yogurt, cereal, ham, cheeses, etc. quite a spread! And no, we didn’t have to pay for any of the 4 types of juices as claimed by a reviewer. The cappuccinos and americanos were excellent too.
4) restaurant: admittedly, we are not huge fans of seafood, which is on every menu in the Amalfi Coast and Puglia where we travelled from, so imagine our delight when we saw the honey and balsamic steak on the menu. STEAK. Obviously, steak is the neglected child on the seafood focused menus, and for 22euros, we had a humongous slab shared between the two of us on 3 evenings. We did head out to Vietri town to eat at the top reviewed restaurants but decided the hotel food wasn’t that bad so we had 3 dinners here. I thought it was reasonably priced too.
5) service: one word: excellent. The few 5* hotels we stayed in previously provided “top notch” service but they have always felt impersonal, which is why we prefer service rendered by B&B hosts, which may be somewhat rough on the edges but oh so personal and welcoming. We loved the staff at the Relais Paradiso. They may not all be as polished as some of the staff we met at other hotels, but carry with them an Ernest and sincere attitude, with a personal touch. Eg: one morning, the staff who brought us our rented cabrio decided to put the roof down, because, like he exclaims with a wide grin, it was too beautiful a morning not to drive with the top down. You know what? He was absolutely right. :) Also, when we went hiking one morning and had to miss breakfast at the hotel, they brought us coffees before we headed out. These are the little touches that made a difference to us.
6) shuttle bus service: pre-booking is necessary, but once, when the schedule was full, the recept went about arranging for additional trips to and from town, if we could head out a little later. We appreciate the gesture.
Overall, sure, the hotel is not perfect, as with the rest of Italy (or life), but we’ve had such a lovely stay with them, I felt compelled to write this long review to thank the staff for everything they have done for us. We will definitely stay here again when we come back.