Clean, Simple Accomodations on the Amalfi Coast
Posted May 18, 2014 on Hotels
The hotel is situated on a steep hillside overlooking the valley down to coast. The bed was a little hard, but not overly so. Each room has a balcony overooking the valley side, which makes the rooms much more enjoyable. We were treated to a fireworks display one night. Rooms are clean, but basic. We really liked LED "Disco" showerhead in our room, made the showers a little more fun. The staff were very friendly and accomodating, though not truly multi-lingual, they were more than willing to help you navigate. Breakfast wasd simple, but welcome, with proper espressos and cappucinos. One word of warning, the front door entrance is on the west side of the hillside. The second floor "emergencia" exit that's close to the town and CTSP bus stop, can't be opened from the outside. If you want to get back to the front entrnance from the town, it's a baatan death march of a hike straight up a gnarly, almost impassable hill (more a cliff) and back down the otherside. You're better off budgeting for 20 euro taxi rides from the Salerno train station to get back at night. Buy your bus tickets to get to Salerno at the "smile" tabacchi, bus stop is only about 50 yards farther on. We were staying in Vietri mostly to see the Giro d'Italia pass through town, which was great. We also spent an amazing day at the Greek ruins of Paestum.