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Q: Honeymoon on the southern Italian coast ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Honeymoon on the southern Italian coast
Category: Sports and Recreation > Travel
Asked by: mrhellweg-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 04 Jan 2004 19:52 PST
Expires: 03 Feb 2004 19:52 PST
Question ID: 293177
I am interested in a honeymoon trip to the Amalfi Coast of Italy
sometime in August 2005 (or surrounding area). I've found several
hotels and villas through my own research - to be honest, a lot of the
decor looked cheap and mismatched (think silky bright blue pillows).
Price can up to $700/night, but less expensive would be ideal (as I am
still in college!)

If possible, I'd like:
1) To stay near the coast
2) have an ocean view
3) enjoy luxurious and relaxing surroundings (million count sheets etc)
4) have access to both the nice (candle-lit dinners etc) and the rustic
(small local coffee shops or cafes)

In short, I've seen everything found in the first few pages of Google.
Is there another place I'm missing that a young couple will remember

Thanks for any help!
Subject: Re: Honeymoon on the southern Italian coast
Answered By: leader-ga on 05 Jan 2004 09:32 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello mrhellweg-ga:

It was such a pleasure to answer your question. I am answering this
question because I have worked in the travel industry and great hotels
have been my fascination. Actually, I am addicted to great hotels.

What I have compiled here is the list of five hotels that are located
on the Amalfi coast and are rated among the best hotels in the world.
A couple of them have been rated among the top hotels in the world by
Travel & Leisure Annual Survey. A couple are rated the most
prestigious hotels by the Conde Nast Traveler. While, the remaining
one have simply been awarded too many awards to list.

Since, it will be your honey moon, I have only selected those hotels
that are not only known to be prestigious but also are world renown
for their ultimate service and quality of experience.

Be assured that you will get not only a tastefully decorated room with
a fabulous sea view in these hotels but most of them can be booked
under $500 and a few under $400. They are located in the surrounding
that is Italy of the Renaissance era with a laid back atmosphere. A
candle lit dinner in these hotels is always available and is simply
mind boggling.

I have also listed five others hotels that I think are worth a look.
They are also among the best hotels in the world. Two of them are
located directly near the ocean and all of them are romantic to the

THE LIST OF FIVE (In alphabetical order)

Excelsior Vittoria
?The EXCELSIOR VITTORIA is located in the town centre of Sorrento on
the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Naples. The building is secluded
from the main square by private gardens with citrus groves. Guests
pass through the main gate and through the gardens to find the Hotel
right on the seafront of Sorrento.?
Awards: World?s best Value Hotel 2000, Conde Nast Traveler
Rates: Classic Sea View from Euro 310 to Euro 400
           Deluxe Sea View, Junior Suite, Suite degli Aranci, Aurora
Suite and Antique Suite all fall below Euro 700.

Il San Pietro di Positano
?The hotel has justifiably been termed an architectural wonder as it
is out of the enormous jagged cliffs that dominate the panoramic
Amalfi coast.?
Awards: Among the fifty best hotels in Europe. Total Points (81.79) -
Travel & Leisure 2003 Annual Survey.
Rates: Standard, Deluxe and Special Rooms all faces the sea and the
rate runs from Euro 360 to Euro 610. (With the exception of a couple
of rooms).

Le Sirenuse
A small and intimate hotel that is perched on the hills of Almafi
Coast among the rustic villas and old houses.
Awards: Among the fifty best hotels in Europe. Total Points (85.22) -
Travel & Leisure 2003 Annual Survey.
Rates: Standard Rooms from Euro 280 to Euro 420.
           Superior Rooms from Euro 340 to Euro 560.
           Deluxe Rooms from Euro 400 to Euro 740.
Note: In order to get a sea view, make sure you book at least a
superior room. Not all standard rooms have a sea view.

?Near Forio d?Ischia, perched atop the cliffs in the midst of a thick
pine grove of seven hectares, in one of the most enchanting and still
unspoiled corners of Mediterranean maquis. his unique position is the
magic that makes your holiday an unforgettable experience.?
Awards: The leading hotels of the world.
Rates: Comfort Park Double Rooms with sea view from Euro 340 to Euro 450
           Tower Room with Sea View from Euro 390 to Euro 500.
           Park Junior and Tower Suites available from Euro 610 to Euro 760.

Hotel Santa Caterina
Perched on the hills of the Almafi Coast is the Hotel Santa Caterina
with unobtrusive view of the ocean and a lovely garden.
Awards: 3rd Best Italian Hotel - Conde Nast Traveller 2001 
Rates: Double standard with a sea view from Euro 250 to Euro 360
           Double superior with a sea view from Euro 300 to Euro 450
           Double deluxe with a sea view from Euro 350 to Euro 600


Capri Palace
?Located in Anacapri, the most exclusive and unspoilt part of Italy?s
island of Capri, the Capri Palace stands 300 meters above sea level,
overlooking the open Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of Naples.?
Awards: Among the fifty best hotels in Europe. Total Points (80.65) -
Travel & Leisure 2003 Annual Survey.
Rates: Double Classic Sea Side from $350 to $585 (with half board)
           Double Deluxe Sea Side from $510 to $640 (Breakfast included)

Plazzo Sasso

Grand Hotel Cocumella

Grand Hotel La Pace

la Scalinatella

Search Strategy & Useful Sources:

?world?s best hotels?
?luxury hotels of the world?
?small luxury hotels of the world?


Conde Nast Traveller Annual Survey
Travel & Leisure Annual Survey
Premier Hotels & Resorts Annual Listing

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you are not satisfied with my
answer. I will be obliged to make your honeymoon a better experience.

mrhellweg-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
You knew exactly what I was looking for! I especially liked the clean
white rooms and elegant fixtures of Le Sirenuse. I'm very happy with
your answer - thank you!

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