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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Best hotel and staff ever!! Very knowledgeable staff and they make you feel at home from the moment you walk in to till you leave. The staff was amazing cant stress that enough I mentioned once that it was my girlfriends birthday and they gave us a cake in our room!! No charge. They just make you feel like you are the only guest in the hotel. I can rave all day about everything but just come experience it yourself!!
There are a few things that may have influenced our opinion. The weather was not great - not much to do in this area when it pours. Usually you then fall back on the hotel amenities, which were not many. The spa is at the sister hotel and 25€ to enter. The town is very small with little to do. And perhaps this is all influenced by coming from fabulous hotels further along the Amalfi Coast - this one just felt a little disappointing.
We had a deluxe double room - it was small, we were wedged in the corner of the property with the street and trees as our view. The room was boiling hot and the aircon did not work “until 7th of June”. Not the hotels fault, but still made for terrible sleeping. The shower has a terrible sewage smell that would come up every now and again. The bath had jets but no where it switch them on. No tea or coffee in the room, and no complimentary water. I also have a collection of bites - not mosquito bites- that increased every time I was in the bed. Never saw any bugs but legs became progressively covered.
Traffic was very loud and we had to sleep with the door open as the room was boiling.
We had dinner at the restaurant, small menu, very expensive and the food was okay.
The reception staff were very helpful and friendly, I can’t fault that, but possibly the place was too busy for one person as the desk was often unmanned as he had to collect cars from the garage. The parking area is too small so you leave your keys with them and they will park your car for you.
Breakfast was okay, you have to pay extra for anything not on the buffet (including eggs). There were not enough tables for the all the guests though.
All in all we just felt let down by what we had been expecting by the reviews. We are not fussy or finicky people but this place just lacked something, which was a pity as we had just gotten engaged and were hoping for something romantic. What we got was more of an Ibis style hotel.
Had a really great two night stay at Relais Paradiso.... room was well appointed and comfortable and the location was great to visit Amalfi, Maiori and Ravello and come back to somewhere less busy that wasn’t teeming with tourists. I did do ‘the walk’ that everyone talks about down to the town square, and back up again and I would say it really only is an issue in darkness, otherwise it’s not that bad. Special thanks to Diana on the front desk who helped me out with bus times and itinerary as the ferries were cancelled due to lousy weather. All in all a good hotel and good value for money
We stayed here in May as a center point to view nearby towns. I'll start of by saying the hotel is beautifully clean and the staff are very welcoming. Our room was just beautiful we had the superior room 108 and is was lovely, although there is a dog next door which does do a bit of barking which I had no patience for when I wanted to sit on the balcony and relax. The pool is on the roof top and is very clean but very very cold. If you like a proper full English breakfast then this one is not for you, the sausages are tiny little hotdogs, bacon was tiny, scrambled egg was a little runny for my liking and the mushrooms were just a no to me. They did have options of cakes and cereals along with fruit and yogurt. Water bottles are cheaper in the local village than in the room (you get charged for everything in the minibar). There is a shuttle bus provided by the hotel that when arranged can take you to Vietri, we walked there in the daylight and only took 10 minutes, come out of the hotel and turn left and walk over the bridge. I might add that this is not safe for children to do as Italians please themselves on the road. You can also get taken to the sister hotel up the hill where we dined for one night and spent a day in the spa which is lovely. Vietri has a couple or nice restaurants but they close through the day and reopen at half 7 in the evening. Pompei is a 30 minute train journey (train station is up the stairs from fame zero in Vietri) which you can buy train tickets for 3 euros a person from the ceramic shop in vietri - there's a sign out side the shop. Pompei is 15 euros each to get in but is amazing. St Andrews cathedral is well worth the trip to Amalfi. You can get to Amalfi from Salerno by ferry for 8 euros each or bus if your'e a fighter. Salerno is great for shopping and is 15 minutes from Vietri, The buses are fine if you like to push and shove your way through crowds to ensure you get on even if you already have a ticket. The beach if you can call it that is a 30 minute walk down through Vietri. We struggled to find a variety of food in Vietri choices are generally pizza, small quite boring portions of pasta, tiny and I mean tiny steaks and seafood which even as a lover of seafood I didn't go near for the whole week oh and lots of ice cream. We were a bit miffed at how rude the Italians were in not just this area of Vietri but Amalfi and Salerno to, this could be down to the lack of English they speak. We were looking at this place as a choice of a wedding venue but it wasn't for us. Again the hotel is spotless and the staff were friendly, this area just wasn't for us.
From the moment we arrived to departure, the staff was wonderful & attentive. The room was wonderful with a gorgeous view. Breakfasts were ample & the staff always available . A terrific start to our Amalfi Coast Adventure