Fodor's Expert Review Grand Hotel Tritone

Via Campo 5, Praiano, Campania, 84010, Italy

From afar on the Amalfi Drive, this looks like a shimmering white palazzo, and although its interior isn't decorated palatially, it neverthless offers unfussy, light-filled charm—not to mention flagstone terraces and gardens set amid rock pinnacles that take full advantage of the dizzying location. The seaside bathing area, accessed by an elevator excavated through 1,000 feet of rock, is jaw-dropping and complete with private beach, rocky tunnels, buffet, and bar. Not jaw-dropping, however, are the public and guest rooms, all very standard-issue and staidly traditional in style. Still, they are comfortable and come with grand views of the sea and nearby Praiano. All in all, this is a delightfully low-key and relaxing place. Should you wish to give thanks for the region's natural wonders, a grotto on-site contains a small rock chapel.

PROS

  • a stay here gives a sense of what it's like to be an Italian seagull
  • gorgeous private beach
  • retreat-like tranquility

CONS

  • early '60s standard-issue guest rooms
  • a walk along the busy road to get to Praiano
  • some might find the whole package a tad dated

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
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Quiet
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 089-874333

HOTEL DETAILS

59 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.–Mar.

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