Ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

3.7 out of 5
67% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Wonderful stay with magnificent view

Posted Sep 8, 2016 on Hotels
Most incredible sunset view! Staff was so friendly and accommodating! Beautiful place!
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Beautiful view of the Positano Coast

Posted Jul 15, 2016
Excellent view but antiquated amenities Towels are like napkins and only internet on the lobby
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Hotel with a View

Posted Oct 18, 2015
Very nice location with excellent view. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was a bit out dated with poor hair dryer and weak bathroom ventilation. Food is good and overall a decent B&B.
3 out of 5
by Rachelle from West Palm Beach

O.K. for the money but lacking in a few areas!

Posted Aug 24, 2015 on Hotels
Visited here with family and wanted a room 'with a view' which we did get! Location is great with a fabulous beach bar, One Fire, and another half way down, called Cafe Mirante. Both were highlights of the trip! WiFi was non existent in rooms and only available in upstairs restaurant. TV had only three terrible channels. The owner kicked us out of the restaurant at midnight because he was closing up, which sucked as we still wanted to check our emails. There was no other comfortable place to sit while doing this and no comfortable place to hang out either if you just wanted to relax at hotel. The public area was a bit run down and nobody went there which is a pity because it's overlooking a glorious view. There was no wifi there either. This hotel was O.K for the money and ability to have three in a room which is hard to find at at decent price in this area. Praiano is a great location. Owners seemed a bit tired and stressed as well. Restaurant was only O.K. There's a better choice across the street at La Strada, which is wonderful! Hotel was clean and rooms were fine. There was parking available which was good, although down the street. I'd give this hotel a 6 out of 10.
4 out of 5
by Alise from y

Relaxing and Beautiful Praiano

Posted Aug 22, 2015 on Hotels
We enjoyed our time at Hotel Smeraldo. We went on our honeymoon and it was a nice relaxing place to enjoy the scenery and some nice local spots. The hotel itself is quiet and the surrounding area is charming. The woman at the front desk (who seemed to do everything, and do it well, was helpful with arranging taxis for us to local places as well as trips to nearby ravello for the evening). The view from the restaurant is gorgeous and should not be missed (food was good, too)!
5 out of 5
by Florencio from San Diego,California

vacations of my life

Posted Jul 16, 2015 on Hotels
Was a wonderful experience, very nice and clean room, the food an the terrace restaurant was delicious, the employees/owners were super nice
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Hong Kong

Friendly staff and great food

Posted Jul 10, 2015
This is a lovely hotel run by a family, so it's got that home and friendly ambience. It is quieter compared to hotels in Pisitano and Amalfi and the food is just delicious AND very very reasonably priced! Highly recommend!!
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler

nice hotel ,would like if staff spoke better engl

Posted Sep 29, 2014
Pros: food and ambiance
Cons: communication
Location: one fire beach excursions
we needed to book beach chairs as italians had all deck chairs booked out for wkend,, should have been informed of the need to do this having climbed down 500 plus steps.....
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from london

Feels like a family-run hotel, not in a good way.

Posted Sep 9, 2014
Astonishing views, as with most hotels in the area. The people who run the hotel work non-stop - the same people were working every day when we got up and went to bed. But there's a lack of professionalism. Our passports were taken from us, instead of just having photocopies made - the manager forgot to give these back to me on departure, so I had to remind him. The paid parking is at least a 5 minute walk away - fine unless you want to use the car a lot during your stay. Expedia listed parking as 10 euros a day. We were charged 20 euros a day, which the manager showed me to be the Venere-listed rate. I had to prove that my Expedia reservation listed the 10 euro rate. Checkout took an eternity whilst all the handwritten drinks from our stay were manually added up. We booked a triple room of 3 singles on Expedia. We were given a double and a single. This could not be rectified til the next day, when the double was simply split - I suspect we were given an incorrect room. The shower was temperamental. Some days we lost the ability to control the temperature - either boiling hot or cold. Towels were strange - like tablecloths, but I think that might be fairly common in Italy. The setting within Praiano is good, on the steps down to the sea (don't stay on the amalfi coast if you can't handle a lot of steps). Amazing views from room. It was a pretty reasonable price, so perhaps I'm being a tad harsh, but all I can do is give my honest views on return from holiday.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from australia

Fabulous hotel with view to die for

Posted Jul 10, 2014
Smeraldo means emerald! This hotel is a jewel and is more than anyone could expect. The superior balcony room with spa on balcony in unbelievable! View across the coast the positano is a scene to only be imagined! Love love loved it and sad to leave. The village of Praiano is quiet. A refuge compared to positano and amalfi. Do it! Just go! Will never forget!