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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I’ve read a few of the nasty reviews here, including someone claiming there’s no pool, and another saying the photos are mis-leading. Absolutely FALSE!
I will say, this is not 5 star by most standards, but is easily 4 stars, and the staff takes it the rest of the way. Definitely better than the Ritz Carlton in San Juan we stayed at last summer.
This is our second day, and we’re here for two weeks, so writing this one early.
The “almost” infinity pool is on the roof of the private rooms, but all have access. The private rooms (where we stayed)have very big and private balconies, unlike the cheap seats, which have barely enough room for a table and chair, but still quaint.
Bottle of champagne on arrival, turn down service, welcome cards personalized, etc. typical of 4-5 stars. Marble bathroom, jacuzzi tub. Let’s talk about the design of the room.
The tub is situated in such a way that you can open the balcony doors, open the electric blinds on a window by the enclosed tub, have privacy and still look out over the Imalfi Coast whilst bathing. That was pretty slick SHI*!
Everything is electronic in the room and takes some education, to get the lights in the correct sequence, but it’s more of a personal challenge than fault of the room or hotel.
Wood Floors, modern Italian designed furniture, and a lightly appointed mini snack shelf.
The espresso machine in the lobby is a work of art, and Giovanni spent about 10 minutes at 5:30 AM showing me the ropes of Italian Coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino, Etc. Finally I can work one of those things. Big breakfast/dinner balcony, but mind the bugs. Not a big issue but if you’re not into nature, sit inside.
The spa is NOT onsite., however that doesn’t mean the photos are misleading. This is a sister hotel to the more “public” hotel up the road, and a shuttle will run you up there pretty doggone quick, and the views get better up there, but WAY more people. There is also a better selection of high end liquor up there which was right up my alley. ( I mean high end!)
Both properties are excellent, Both have pools, and the views from the hotel with the SPA are significantly better, more like spectacular than the little private sister property. The trade off for the views is a less intimate environment.
A few “housekeeping” issues, but not with the chambermaids. There are a few repair and attention to detail issues, such as square holes in the marble to take a round peg. LITERALLY, and in this case I actually chuckled and enjoyed the Irony of the discovery.
The sliding door rails do need to be serviced so it’s not like building a wall of Troy.
Bed is soft so those of you that like stiff beds, beware. VERY VERY VERY CLEAN, which is a pet peeve!
Luca is great to chat with, and again used a little Google Translate to better communicate. Breakfast is well appointed and typical Italian including regional meats, creamy milk, fruits of the region, pastries, and a few hot items. If you’re used to a Holiday Inn, hot breakfast bar, then this breakfast is not for you. Very, Very, Very traditional Italian.
If a few of the maintenance items were addressed, again very minor, I could get to 5 stars.
Me and my partner have just spent a week at Relais Paradiso. The hotel is lovely, great views with pool and terrace.
The team are fantastic! We’d like to give a special mention to Luca and Rosaria, who were beyond accommodating and just all round lovely people. They made our trip very welcoming.
Vietri Sul Mare is a great place to stay for those who want to stay in a quiet town, with great food and easy links to Amalfi and Positano.
Thank you for looking after us, we will be back!
Lauren & Chris x
This is not a Relais and not Paradiso; do not be impressed of the pictures, they are completely misleading; the front desk and team is for a 2 STAR hotel. dining area is pretty small for 3 tables.
NO SPA and the pool Area not serviced and not maintained. I got a Room like in a 2 star hotel and air-condition was not working; they do not show it in the pictures - you get it, once you are there with no other choice. STAY Away from this Hotel. they ruined my vacation and I had to pay $380 per night - BAD.
Me and my husband stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. We had an amazing suite which was a good size, outdoor plunge pool, lovely toiletries. The bed was circular and very comfortable with nice bedding.
Mini bar prices were reasonable but a bit more of a selection would be nice! They have an honesty bat in the reception which is a nice touch. They offer to give you fresh towels in the evening.
The pool area upstairs is nice, a bit small but adequate. Towels are provided. We had an amazing burger one day for lunch while relaxing by the pool. Great views here too!
Breakfast is nice, the cappuccinos were lovely and the view from the terrace was amazing. We did not eat dinner here as we preferred to go into vietri, the wee town about a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
Walking during the day is nerve wracking but manageable but at night I would recommend the free shuttle bus (last one at 10pm) or a taxi (very steep at €10). We loved vietri, it was lovely to come back after a day exploring the busier towns around the Amalfi Coast. There were plenty of lovely places to eat and have a drink. Sud est in the square does amazing pizzas and the wee bar next to it does lovely aperol spritz for €5! The square seems to be where locals gathered in the evening from the very old to the very young and all ages in between! It's seems to be a town with a lot of locals and you are not pestered to go into restaurants or to buy things the way you would be elsewhere. We loved it!
All in all the paradisso was an amazing stay and we would come back. We were originally going to stay in their sister hotel the Hotel Raito but on arrival they told us the pool was under maintenance and we refused to stay. We are so glad we moved to this one. We had a hire car that we could park no problem. Highly recommend this small boutique hotel. Also the staff are very friendly!
The service at this hotel was amazing! It was a nice, small little place we stayed at along the Amalfi Coast line. The views from our room were amazing! As was the small private outdoor pool. The only thing you need to know about this place is, if you want to go to Positano or Capri, you need to wake up early to catch a ferry! Not possible later in the day.