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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What bothered us the most was the lack of customer service and how unpleasant the staff was, as if the guests were an inconvenience. For the amount of stay we did here, it was disappointing.
And now to the horror of room 219!!!
Pros: best room view in the hotel in my opinion, right next to pool, awesome scenic view, big patio space.
Cons: A/C was not cooling the first night so we were relocated to a room with a wall view until maintenance replaced the motor the following day, long story short the room finally cooled down by day 3. The room smells like sewage, everyday and night it’s nauseating. The first night we slept in a different room (because of the broken AC) it did not smell like sewage and the room was freezing cold. So I do believe it is an isolated issue.
Additional FYI’s: coffee is served at room temp (must ask to have hot), towels are not replaced when the room is turned over, parking is awesome, just park upfront and they will take care of the rest, walking distance to beach (a million steps but worth it) and restaurants.
Upon arrival, we were welcomed with a refreshing glass of lemonade and some fresh fruit. We had a pleasant room overlooking the bay. Breakfast was very nicely presented and the coffee in particular was also very good. The hotel is situated at the end of the Amalfi Coast Road but luckily not directly on that road (which is very busy with a constant flow of traffic). It is not easy to get anywhere on foot from the hotel but there is a local bus service which stops directly outside the door. We found the staff very pleasant - especially the friendly and attentive waiter at dinner every evening.
Unfortunately we did not find a 5* luxury hotel as booked, more like 3* standard. Needs updating! Private whirlpool in suite and main hotel pool need re-tiling as large areas of the ceramic are missing/are loose. Poor decor in areas and dirty carpets. Roof garden derelict and out of use. Gutted as my partner had such high expectations for the hotel he booked for my surprise birthday weekend away. Such a shame as the hotel could have so much potential if updated.