Paradiso on the Amalfi Coast!
Posted Jul 8, 2015 on Hotels
This beautiful hotel with its magnificent views hangs from the cliff over the Mediterranean sea. Its rooms are carved into the walls, which have been left partially exposed. Louigi, his family and the rest of the crew are most welcoming and accommodating. They are as wonderful as the scenery. Take any recommendation they give you, especially anything related to food.
At breakfast, watch fresh fish and produce being delivered. Tour the restaurant's garden that sits on the cliff across the road. Sun on the deck near the sea. Relax in the jacuzzi, which we learned had to be delivered by helicopter. Enjoy the local wines at dinner.
Two things to consider: La Locanda Del Fiordo is not in a town, so visiting the rest of the coast requires driving or taking a bus from the stop right outside the restaurant. We recommend the latter, as it allows you to experience the area's bus drivers for whom the death-defying route's near misses are measured in inches. Second, because the hotel is on a cliff, there are multiple levels to navigate. The nearest rooms are three levels down, the water more than a dozen sets of stairs from the top. This is not a hotel for those who are unable or unwilling to make these climbs.
Once at La Locanda Del Fiordo, you won't want to leave!