Beautiful place to stay & w/ fewer tourists
Posted Sep 24, 2016
My wife and I stayed at the Tramonto d'Oro for 5 nights during our honeymoon & absolutely loved it. The name is apropos: our room opened onto a nice balcony with a beautiful view of the "golden sunset." We are really happy we stayed in Praiano, which is much smaller than Positano and Amalfi -- and therefore has far fewer tourists. Having a calm home base with a slew of really delicious restaurants was perfect given the number of excursions we took.
A few things we particularly enjoyed about the hotel...(1) The staff were happy to arrange a variety of outings. We went on a 12-person boat trip to Capri, which we loved, and they set up a couples' massage at the hotel. We even splurged on a private sunset boat cruise along the coast our final night. (2) The beach, which is ~400 steps down from the hotel, was a wonderful get-away. There's a busy beach club but a calmer beach of stones frequented by tourists and locals alike. (3) The staff were just the right amount of attentive -- providing restaurant recommendations and making reservations when asked, sharing the bus schedule and selling single-use tickets, etc. (4) The rooftop pool was very relaxing, and though we only spent a little time there, it was nice to be able to have lunch or a drink while enjoying the view. (5) The included breakfast buffet was perfect before we headed out for the day.
The only minor qualm I have is that the queen bed in our room was actually two twins pushed together.
In all, we loved it!