Set in the quiet seaside town of Maiori, the Hotel Pietra di Luna is in a fantastic position for exploring the Amalfi Coast’s attractions. The friendly staff get great reviews, too.
The Hotel Pietra di Luna makes a great holiday base – it’s just a couple of minutes’ walk from the centre of Maiori, and a 20-minute bus ride from the postcard seaside town of Amalfi. Just across the road is a tree-lined promenade that skirts the seafront. The sand-and-pebble beach lies just the other side – the hotel has its own private patch where you’ll find sunloungers and parasols.
Looks-wise, it’s a typical seaside hotel – a 5-storey whitewashed affair with stripy awnings. It’s set on a roomy sun terrace, next to a long, rectangular swimming pool and a children’s pool.
Inside, there’s a cosy bar kitted out with retro Sixties-style orange chairs and comfy light-green sofas. Dark-wood panelling, a chandelier and a corniced ceiling give it a classic air. The dining room has a similar feel, too. Breakfasts are help-yourself buffets, while evening meals are waiter service with menus of typical Italian dishes.
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Based On 195 reviews
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The authentic holiday collection
- Traditional and modern styles
- Town and countryside settings
- 20kg luggage allowance
- Properties with character
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, and later on, snacks and light lunches are available on the Belvedere Terrace. Dinner is waiter service with an à la carte menu.
There's live music once a week at the piano bar.
This place has a good-sized pool. The sun terrace wraps around it and is dotted with sunbeds and parasols.
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twin room with limited sea view
Twin room with limited sea view sleeps up to 3, with air-conditioning at select times between mid-June and mid-September.
twin room with sea view
Twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3, with air-conditioning at select times between mid-June and mid-September.
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Spent a week here in September, first floor overlooking the pool and also had good view of the sea. Being a side view we avoided the traffic noise from the street. Room, while decor definitely dated was scrupulously clean and bathroom towels changed twice a day. The Shower and plumbing takes a little bit of getting used to, but is OK. Italians probably do not provide the range of breakfast items that we would be familiar with in other parts of Europe so don't expect too much. Hotel could do with a proper hot unit for scrambled eggs, rather than a dish "sort of balanced" on top of the toaster. Evening meals were waiter service and while 3/4 choices of starter and main course I usually ended up having the same starter though my partner has a much wider palate. 3 choices of dessert- Ice cream, fresh fruit (not fruit salad) and "Cheesecake" which appeared to be the general name for third dessert and on no evening did it resemble cheesecake as we know it in Northern Ireland. Head waiter very willing to provide "off menu" choices and variations to suit individuals. Swimming Pool was very cold and goes from 1.5 metres to approx 3.7 metres deep, unsuitable for anyone with mobility difficulties as it has a ladder down into it rather than traditional steps. Service excellent and staff very friendly. Manager usually to be found around foyer or Dining Room in the evenings. Recommend hotel to anyone for a quiet holiday and great for walking the promenade as it is all on the flat.More
Wonderful place to relax
Booked a last minute holiday for end September due to husband completing a long period of chemo. Came with two friends who had never visited the area before.....previously we had always stayed in Sorrento. As soon as the booking was completed I e mailed the manager and asked if we could.....if possible..... be allocated a sea view as my husband may have needed to stay in the room more than normal. Alfonso replied to say he had secured one and was looking for another. On arrival he was out of his office, making us welcome and booking us in. Reception was staffed and could easily have managed 6 new arrivals. but this is how Alfonso works. His office door is never closed and anyone who wanders in is treated with a smile and a friendly chat.. Our rooms were traditional in style. comfortable and even had bathrobes and slippers. They were cleaned twice a day ! Only other time we have encountered this is on cruise ships. On arrival a table is allocated for dinner, yours for the week. No queuing, no separate sittings just stroll in whenever you are ready during the opening hours. Waiter service, with a choice and no rush to get you out, very relaxing. . A previous reviewer mentioned the coach parties using the hotel. We loved that aspect. Most had left for a day triip before we arrived for breakfast so plenty of tables, and didnt get back til dinner time which meant that when we strolled back for a snack and drink at lunchtime we had the place almost to ourselves.THe pool area, clean with comfy new loungers, was almost empty. We felt as if we were in a private villa.. The bus stop is yards away and with a change in Amalfi it is very easy to travel throughout the area for a few euros. If you want a peaceful break in a small town with plenty of small bars, places to eat and easy access to some of the most beautiful places in the world come to Maiori . If you prefer night clubs and evening entertainment it's not for you.. It's cold and very wet in Britain at the moment but I keep looking at the photos of Maiori and dreaming of being there once again. Thank you Alfonso and every member of your staff for making our break so memorable.More
DorP44, Stafford, United Kingdom
We stopped here this July gone for a week, and I have to say, we were pleasantly surprised! Though the decor is indeed outdated, the staff are lovely, the beds comfortable, and the food edible, if a little... bizarre. I had a single room toward the back of the hotel, which, admittedly, did have the spectacular view of... some apartment blocks. However, my parents had a room at the front of the hotel, complete with a balcony and fabulous rooms. The rooms are very dated, with furniture older than me, though as stated, they are comfortable. The bathrooms are spacious, with good water pressure/heat, and well stocked with toiletries, etc. Maid service is excellent; I had one maid who, on the day I forgot to tidy anything at all, folded my night clothes up for me, placed my stuffed toy on my pillow (I may be twenty-one, but I need my home comforts), and left small sweets and treats for me. In terms of facilities and services, we were quite impressed! We arrived very late on the first night, and they provided a small supper so we didn't go hungry. Bar service was good, extending as far as the pool area. Staff were friendly, to the point where, at the end of the week, they were bringing our drinks and food without needing to order as they had remembered our tastes. The food itself was a little odd, but maybe that's because we weren't used to the Italian way of eating. Quality was somewhat hit and miss; some days were excellent, some days not so good. I personally recommend anything involving fresh fruit or veg, as it was all of a lovely quality. The hotel's position is very good; right next to a small supermarket, and a stone's throw from the rest of the town, it was ideal for getting around. Maiori itself is in a good position to getting to places such as Capri, Amalfi, and Pompeii. The only downside to the hotel, and one that I feel should definitely be mentioned, is the poor wifi. The people at reception often turned it off in the day (too expensive to run?!), and signal was poor. The best times to use it were at night, when they weren't in the habit of turning the router off. All in all, I highly recommend this hotel, for, despite its outdated decor, is, in my opinion, one of the better places to stop in Maiori for the price you pay. Comfortable, friendly, and in a prime location!More
Anna_Kalyta, Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
PERFECT HOME FROM HOME
I have again just returned from a beautiful and as always memorable Holiday at the Pietra di Luna. It is now almost 18 years since my first encounter with this Hotel. My Father and i had been disappointed at not being able to stay in Sorrento as we usually have . However, the location of the Hotel and town proved to be superior in many ways. I have stayed at the Hotel at various stages of the season and have had been allocated 4 different room types. So far I have never had cause to be complain having been disappointed about the accommodation Each room has its own differing aspect and therefore its own charm. Maori having its own mix of tourist and residential features offers slightly more insight into Italian life. I still have the water colors and sketches my Father painted on our very first trip, when we were located at the side of the Hotel and subsequently mountain and coastal views. Each visit has uncovered more and more delightful finds, festivals, market and beautiful churches. However, the one steadfast aspect that remains is the gracious and welcoming attitudes of the staff at the Pietra, From the front of house, Bar staff, Waiters and Chambers maids . The Food, Facilities and location make this a perfect retreat and consistent Home from Home to return to. Many, many thanks as always to all members of staff. Phiomena , ManchesterMore
Philomen-Maria D, Manchester, United Kingdom
A very enjoyable stay.
Read also the other reviews - note the slightly outdated dÃ©cor - my guess would be Eighties - and plumbing, and the very firm beds which actually weren't a problem. The poor wifi is an issue - only available in public areas with a router which had to be rebooted daily when the connection dropped out. Additionally note that the hotel makes a good proportion of its income from coach parties who come for a couple of nights only, fill the dining room and generally keep the place busy. The chef does a good job of providing a limited range of dishes of good quality, without anything terribly highly seasoned or exciting. The waiting staff are very efficient and friendly. Menus consist of three choices of starter, including one soup and one pasta dish; three choices of main course, usually one meat, one fish and one cheese, all served with potatoes and another vegetable; and a cake-style dessert, and/or fruit or ice cream. There is a good selection of wines at the normal inflated hotel prices. If this all sounds negative, let me add that we really did enjoy our time at the hotel and in Maiori. The facilities were well up to standard, and staff are hard-working, friendly and efficient. A special mention for the cleaners, who visit the rooms several times a day and do a great job of keeping everything spotless and providing clean linen. Having a private section of beach just across the road from the hotel is a definite plus, and both Maiori and the whole Costiera Amalfitana are wonderful and beautiful. We would definitely choose this resort and this hotel again.More
pkohn, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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