Stayed for 2 nights with family- chose for location on the end of the Amalfi coast to day trip to Pompeii ( 20 min)and family town near Potenza. We did wander onto the coast road to Amalfi and it was a rough ride and impossible to turn around- you all heard the rumors which are true. Room was small but nice with a large balcony ( not private-open to others all around) where we had a table and view- the view was essentially of the town well below Vietri Sul Mare with Salerno in the immediate distance-a little industrial. The pool was large with a swim up bar and somewhat limited space around the pool where some of the more local Italians were not too eager to move their extra towels and share the best views. Excellent breakfast- The lunch bar was open about 12-2;30 and the only other place to eat was a pretty empty restaurant where we ate and one night - it was ok, not great- you can get room service. There was a wedding on site while we had dinner and it was a feast day where we were treated to some great local traditions - parade- fireworks . The beach below was worth the little drive and small day fee but was really crowded on Sunday- the locals do not speak that much English but you can get by with a phase book- hotel staff of course spoke English and were helpful.
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Hotel set amongst citrus groves overlooking the Bay of Salerno in the town of Vietri sul Mare on the Amalfi Coast, five …More
Palazzo Suriano is a beautiful, clean, comfortable place to stay. It is run by Paolo and Carlo, who take personal responsibility for making their customers as comfortable as possible. Nothing is too much trouble for them. When our hire car broke down as soon as we arrived, Paolo made numerous calls to the hire company to speak to them in Italian on our behalf. When the hire company failed to deliver a replacement car, Paolo took us all the way back to Naples to pick up the car. Whilst we were without a car, Carlo drove us to Salerno so that we could take a ferry trip, and so that we could still get around. Paolo has a vast knowledge of the local sites of archaeological and historical interest, and is able to recommend and advise as and when needed. The hotel has beautiful quiet gardens where you can sit and read with a bottle of wine (as we did!!), and an impressive library of books in both Italian and English. The breakfasts are beautiful, and 'all you can eat', and can be taken on the balcony overlooking the Bay of Naples, the sea sparking in the early morning sunshine. The 300 year-old frescos on the library ceiling are also well worth a look. This is a beautiful place to stay, in idyllic surroundings and we cannot recommend this hotel highly enough!