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Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 Nome_:__ = Nicole and Jesse Cognome_:__ = Wiener Città_:__ = Glendale Provincia_:__ = USA Stato_:__ = California Commento_:__ = Dear Miro and Sophia, We imagined how beautiful Onda Verde was for weeks, but not until our arrival did we truly experience it. It is paradise. We thought only in our dreams does a place like Onda Verde exsist. Thank you for making our dreams come true. From the minute we arrived we felt extra special. I can still remember exiting the elevator, looking in the distance to the lobby, with an overwhelming sense of pure joy. We were greeted immediately in Italian style of warmth and hospitality. Soon after we checked into our room, we were off to explore the grounds. We both thought it really does not get any better then this, as we continued to pinch ourselves. We felt secluded from the chaos, yet close enough to get anywhere. We did a lot of tourist things which were easily arranged by Miro and Sophia. We did everything we planned to do and more. There is no better way to start your day then to sit on the terrace at Onda Verde overlooking the Mediterranean sipping on a hot cafe latte. Every night we waited with anticipation for a delicious suberb meal. Both of us would order something different so that we could taste one anothers dinner. There was one night that we both said outloud, "Oh my God...this is the best spaghetti I have ever eaten." With that we passed on our main dish and asked for seconds of spaghetti. The service at dinner was top notch. First came the wine, the meal that never ended, dessert,how could we pass it up?, and then lemoncello. Gennaro who served us every night was delightful, fast, gracious and always had a smile. He really made our meals special. Once in awhile we peaked into the kitchen to see the two chefs at work. They were artists shaping and designing our next incredible meal, and they too did it with a grand smile. Onda Verde is a place that inspired us. The people, the food, the land. There is something so special and intense about Praino. The People just, "Get it!." We are now inspired to make it to Onda verde every year. Thanks agian for making our dream come true. Ciao Ciao, Jesse and Nicole Wiener

Our only regret about Hotel Onda Verde was having to leave after a seemingly short week of enjoying the truly breathtaking sights of the Amalfi Coast and, most importantly, the company of the owners Miro and sister Sofia, as well as our waiter extrordinaire Gennaro (he looks like Dean Martin and is very sweet).  Our airline misplaced our one and only luggage for six days and Miro and Sofia were so sympathetic and helpful in assisting us.  We really did  not think our vacation could be salvaged, but Miro and Sofia were so caring that we were able to forget our problems.  In addition to the warm hospitality, the dinners at the hotel were fantastic (different menu nightly) - Miro's father, Francesco, Sofia and Antonio deserve all the credit.  We suggest opting for the half board (breakfast and dinner) and not have to worry and take your chances about dinner elsewhere (some of them tourist traps). The hotel is ideally located and in easy reach of all the major town/cities (Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Ravello, Sorrento, Capri, Maori, Majori and Salerno).  The SITA bus (do NOT rent a car) stop is right in front of the hotel and can take you to all the towns. The schedule is pretty regular so if you miss one, another will be along shortly.  We particularly loved the hotel, as it is in a quiet part of town (1 km outside the town of Praiano), and is a perfect respite after a long day of playing tourist. And there are many areas just around the hotel itself that you can explore - the beach and a cove with several restaurants and a small church, the tower nearby and its resident artist, Paolo Sandulli and the walkway with wonderful views of the coastline.  The Emerald Grotto is 5 mins away by bus. We highly recommend this hotel for the location, the food and the specially warm, helpful people who run it.  The hotel itself is immaculate, all rooms have a gorgeous view and all the modern amenities anyone can  want. The beach is just a few steps away from the hotel.  We cannot wait to return, and even longer next time.  Again, "Molte Grazie" to Miro, Sofia, Gennaro and staff for everything (especially for treating us like family and the celebratory champagne on our last night).  My wife and I will be more than glad to provide comments, and answer inquiries for those interested in Hotel Onda Verde.  We promise - you will not be disappointed.
Jose and Anna Carlos (New York) - (e-mail us with your questions/queries - ).

Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 4:53 PM
Nome_:__ = Lisa
Cognome_:__ = Cresta
Città_:__ = Hampton
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = New Hampshire
Commento_:__ = Dear Miro, Sophia, Gennaro, and Chef -

Thank you for our time at the Hotel Onda Verde! We felt part of a family yet with the privacy of our own beautiful terrace and restful and clean rooms. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious and served in a most generous and welcoming fashion. I vowed that one day I would visit Hotel Onda Verde when I found your website a few years ago. With my parents, sister and her husband, we made many beautiful memories. It was even more wonderful than I had imagined. I would recommend your Hotel Onda Verde to anyone and everyone looking to enjoy the most peaceful and picturesque spot on the Amalfi Coast! with easy access to surrounding areas if you choose to leave this tranquil haven! We send our most heartfelt thanks for a magical vacation!

Lisa Cresta
John & Shirley Cresta
Craig & Maria Goss

Nome_:__ = Sandra
Cognome_:__ = Maxim
Città_:__ = Cumming
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = Georgia
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Commento_:__ = Miro,Sophia,and Genado
Thank-you for the first class accomidations and service. My sister and I didn't know what to expect from booking a hotel on the web. I have to tell you all from the minute we walked into the lobby we were in heaven! OndaVerde is a true gem. Everyone was always smiling and so helpful with all of our demanding requests. I wish we had more time at the Amalfi Coast. Of all the places we visited in Italy this summer our experience at OndaVerde was by far the best and most missed.
Praiano itself was so charming we got to know some of the locals, and had so much fun sitting in the sun drinking Lemonchello!!!(bought five bottles) I miss swimming in the salty blue sea!!and I miss Genado's smiling face every night at dinner. Next time I come to Italy all of my time will be spent at the Amalfi coast where the people are the most beautiful and kind hearted in all of Itlay.

Warmest wishes to you all,
Sandra Maxim (the bambina)

Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2004 5:39 PM
Nome_:__ = Jim & Angela
Cognome_:__ = Priestley
Città_:__ = Sheffield
Provincia_:__ = England
Stato_:__ =
Contact_Email =
Commento_:__ = Hi Miro

They say it is nice to be home, but it's even nicer in Praiano! We had a fabulous Honeymoon in your delightful Hotel.
We had been looking at the website for some years and looked forward to visiting you, but nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking experience.
We will return, and I promise to get you those pictures I took of you and Gerrano etc, I will email you a few from work next week.
To anyone considering staying at Onda Verde....DO IT!!
We will be talking about it for years and visiting as well ;-)
Si Hi to everyone for us, see you soon
Jim & Ang

Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 5:37 PM
Nome_:__ = Leo
Cognome_:__ = Argersinger
Città_:__ = Austin
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = Texas
Contact_Email =
Commento_:__ = To all the wonderful people at Hotel Onda Verde,
My wife, Abbie, and I spent a week at your incredible hotel. You made us feel like part of your family during our stay. The food was fantastic. (Our room was close to the kitchen so we enjoyed the fantastic aroma of dinner being prepared). We've stayed all over the world and can honestly say we've never been in a cleaner hotel. It was spotless ! It was also very relaxing and tranquil. What a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of Positano and Amalfi.
A very sincere 'Thank You' to Miro, Sofia and Gennaro. You were all so wonderful to us. Thanks for all the help and advice. (Thanks for all the ice and limoncello too !!).
We plan on returning to Italy in 2005. You can rest assured the Hotel Onda Verde is on the top of our list.
Again - many thanks to you all.

Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 2:11 AM
Subject: Thanks for a great vacation!

Buon Giorno....Milo and Sofia....
This is Tim and Debbie Tobin writing back to thank you!
We just wanted to let you know what a wonderful stay and great time that we had at your was so beautiful and you two were just great and so helpful. You have such a way with people and made us feel so at home and welcome. Please never have a wonderful resort and we have told all of our friends about you... we look forward to returning for a visit in the future. Thanks again....Tim and Debbie Tobin
We visited Rome, Tuscany, and Venice...and yours was our favorite stay!

Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 10:55 PM
Nome_:__ = Galileo
Cognome_:__ = Ricci
Città_:__ = Toronto
Provincia_:__ = Ontario
Stato_:__ = Canada
Messaggio_:__ = We enjoyed four wonderful days and wished we could have spent more time. Great hospitality with family atmosphere, exquisite food, breathtaking view, lovely rooms and service. You haven't seen anything if you don't spend a vacation at Onda Verde Hotel. We hope to go back next year and whoever reads this should definitely book a vacation at Onda Verde.
Saluti a tutti!! - Galileo, Antonia, Edda

From: Sandra Ritz & Andrew Keil
To: Hotel Onda Verde - Amalfi Coast - Italy 
Sent: Wednesday, 2nd June 2004 
Subject: Re- Guestbook entry with slideshow attached.....

Hello Miro,
Thank you for making our stay at your hotel so special. We arrived at Naples airport and were chauffeured to your hotel in Praiano where we were greeted with a very warm welcome.
From that point on we enjoyed the spectacular views of the amazing Amalfi coastline for five days. Alas, if it could only have been longer!
We recommend the hotel restaurant where we dined most evenings and enjoyed delicious regional dishes and local wine. The service we received from all the staff at Onda Verde was extremely friendly.
Last but not least the location was perfect for a most relaxing stay.
Andrew and I are both looking forward to staying with you again very soon.
Kind Regards, Sandra & Andrew - London, UK
P.S. To view the photos, simply click here.

From: Ralph & Nancy Timmerman 
To: Hotel Onda Verde - Amalfi Coast - Italy 
Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 4:10 AM

Hello Miro:
Ralph and I want to thank you and your staff for making our stay at Onda Verde such a pleasant one. We had a great time exploring the Amalfi Coast with the Lewises, but we especially enjoyed your hotel and getting to know you, Gennaro and Sophia. 
Now that we are back home we have been sorting through all our photos and trying to decide which ones we like best. Good memories go along with each one.
Thank you again for all you did for us. Have a great summer season. If you ever decide to visit the US, we would love to have you spend time with us in our little green state of Vermont.
Ralph & Nancy Timmerman

Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Nome_:__ = Carol
Cognome_:__ = Harmon
Città_:__ = Mesa,
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = AZ
Contact_Email =
Commento_:__ = Wow! How can I describe the rooms at the Onda Verde. First you get a web site with Italian music to die for that lures you into wanting to jump on a plane today. Then when you arrive you never want to leave. We were there in April and even though it rained quite alot we found many great things to do. The little fishing village which is walking distance you would only find in Italy on the Amalfi Coast. The road was blocked when we were there from a mud slide, but the little Sita bus stops right at the door of the hotel when the road is open, so you can just ride up and down the coast from Positano to Ravello. Is that heaven or what? We'll definitely be back!

Dear Miro and Sophia
We've only returned from our amalfi coast trip for a few days now, and couldn't wait to tell you again how much we enjoyed staying at onda verde.
We felt like we were staying with family, as you all treated us so wonderfully. The hotel is beautiful and we were treated marvelously. We can't wait to return to the Amalfi Coast, and wouldn't think of staying anywhere else but with you. Our thanks again to you Miro, and to Sophia and Gennaro for making our stay so enjoyable.
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 from Ed and Tina Lewis - Summit - New Jersey - Usa


RICK SMITH AND VAUGHAN GARY from Richmond - Virginia - Usa
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 2:34 PM - Rick Smith
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Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2004 10:35 PM
Nome_:__ = Pauline
Cognome_:__ = Oldrini
Città_:__ = Derby
Provincia_:__ = England
Contact_Email =

Nigel and I HAVE returned to your most beautiful hotel again this year, following a successful 25th Wedding Anniversary holiday last October.

We can safely say that this holiday even tops last year, much to our amazement. It was going to be very hard to beat! This year we have been more adventurous, hiring water taxis, sailing to places by boats, and even hiring a Smart Car for the day. That was truly an adventure.

As usual your hotel standards were the perfect A1. Absolutely spotlessly clean thanks to your fastidious and friendly cleaner. The food was EVEN BETTER than last year, and enjoyed trying out all the local fish dishes, much to our enjoyment and delight. We have really appreciated the superb quality of every freshly prepared meal, using only the finest ingredients, and sampling the local cuisine.

The view from the restaurant was as stunning as ever and reflected every mood, from the glorious sunrise to the dramatic moonshine reflecting on the sea. This is heaven in deed.

We felt we could truly relax and unwind in this totally unspoilt part of the world, enjoying the fine and simple pleasures of the dramatic views, warm sunshine, fresh air and the perfect 'home from home.'

We appreciate Miro's dry and very amusing sense of humour, and thank you for your efficiency, advice, and for arranging some marvellous trips from the hotel. We thank Sophie and her beautifully spoken English, and appreciate her versatility from turning from host to chef. We have a very soft spot for our favourite waiter, the light-footed and waltzing Gennaro, who only has to look at you to know exactly what he means. He's kept us smiling all week. Special thanks also to the two very capable chefs, who have rustled up some absolutely fantastic meals.

Needless to say, we are saving up very hard again, and intend to return next year. Hotel Onda Verde has a very special place in our hearts.

A very big thank you again to everyone.

Pauline and Nigel Oldrini
England - Feedback sent October 2003

From: Filogomo Tom
To: Hotel Onda Verde - Amalfi Coast, Italy
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 5:14 AM

Milano and Sophia,

Milano!!!!!!!!! Sophia!!!!!!!!!!!!
I want to thank both of you for making my stay and my brother's stay at your gorgious hotel a very special time! You and Sophia are really great people. I don't know if you remember my brother (Vin) and I (Tom), but I can't wait to get back to the amalfi coast, and to your wonderful hotel. (Milano, I kept telling you, "(when I get married I am booking your hotel)." I am trying to find some of the wine that was on your list back here in the USA, but no luck (Furore, amalfi and ravello). Don't remember the exact names, but any info will be helpful.
Well just a short note to thank you again, now that I am over this jet lag and back on U.S. time.
Oh yea, I will have a limoncello! Also before I forget, your food was so sooooooo good!!!!!
Thanks again and keep on laughing!


Nome_:__ = Elizabeth & Kenneth
Cognome_:__ = Shaw & Martino
Città_:__ = New York City
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = New York
Commento_:__ = Dear Milano (Miro) and Sophia,
We are back home in NYC now and still walking in the Praiano dream you provided!  All the reviews we read about Onda Verde  were absolutely true and we can only add to the comments about beauty, friendly family feeling, professional service, cleanliness, and excellent food.  Genarro, the waiter-par-excellence, became a favorite "uncle" to us and I teared up having to say goodbye to him...he is dear and, once you break through his professional posture, he is hysterically funny! It sounds silly to add to the positive rave reviews that you already have, but our time in Onda Verde was indeed very very special.  We laughed a tremendous amount and learned to relax and enjoy life and food and friends Italien style. Walking through the dining room one day, we passed through your family celebration of your son's birthday.  Without hesitation, you scooped up pieces of birthday cake for us to enjoy (it was delicious!). You made us feel almost part of the family! We even met new friends dining by the sea during breathtaking dusks and several evenings of fireworks from nearby festivals or concerts.   We had many things to see in neighboring areas (Positano, Amalfi, Ravello concerts, Capri, Vesuvius etc) but always knew we could return to the nearby quiet pocket of Praiano for dinner and solitude. Thank you, it felt very special to be in your midst and we would heartily recommend Onda Verde as a place to visit.
We look forward to seeing you in the future!
Warmest regards!  Liz and Ken

Dear Miro and Sophia:
My wife and I are finally getting back to normal from our wonderful trip to Italy. We travel to Italy every year, primarily to visit our relatives in the Abruzzo region; but,each year,we try to find a special place so we can spend time alone and enjoy the beauty of Italy,especially a Hotel on the Sea. This year, at the Onde Verde, we found such a place. It was extremely special with sea views, which were simply breathtaking; the location was wonderful with the convenience of visiting Positano, Amalfi and Capri by boat and returning from a day's trip to a wonderful home-cooked meal and sharing the experiences of the day with guests, who were very friendly, thanks to Miro and Sophia. At night, we slept with our balcony door open so we could enjoy the quiet of the night with the sea below and waking up to the voices of the fishermen getting ready for their daily catch-a tranquility we will never forget. My wife and I talk about our special get-a-way every day - it surpasse!
s all others - a jewel found. Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy a wonderful five days. We definitely will visit you again next year and hope to bring other members of our family so they can enjoy the same beauty, friendliness, delicious meals and comfortable,clean rooms as we did.
Best Regards,
Sent: Saturday, November 01, 2004
Frank and Elvira Occhipinti - 376 Essex St. Saugus, Ma 0l906 - USA

Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004
Nome_:__ = Amy & David
Cognome_:__ = Cole
Città_:__ = New York
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = NY
Commento_:__ = Wow! We are still recovering from our amazing honeymoon at Onde Verde. It was the most difficult place to leave -- the wonderful people, food, atmosphere were unlike anything we'd ever experienced. Sophia, Miro, Gennaro, thank you for a wonderful time. You were fantastic hosts and your hotel is in the most beautiful place on earth. We hope to come back very soon!

Best wishes,
Amy & David

Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 12:12 PM
Nome_:__ = Colin
Cognome_:__ = Humphreys
Città_:__ = Newcastle upon Tyne
Provincia_:__ = England
Stato_:__ =
Contact_Email =
Commento_:__ = Miro, Sophia and all the staff of Onda Verde

Anne, Alan, Pam and myself would like to thank you all for a wonderful weeks stay at your beautiful Hotel. We had read many of the glowing comments before arriving and could not believe how accurate they turned out to be. The location, service, cleanliness and family atmosphere you create is second to none. Who so ever is reading these comments then do yourself a favour and book a stay here immediately. We hopefully look forward to meeting you all again in the near future.

Sent: Tuesday, July 06, 2004
Nome_:__ = jill
Cognome_:__ = paul
Città_:__ = louisville
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = CO
Commento_:__ = Sitting watching the people of your community go about their lives I realized what a wonderful beautiful place you all live in such a magnificent location. I had the time of my life just soaking in their lives. You have a beautiful place, with the most helpful staff. I will return to savor the food, the wine, the activities, the kindness and the beauty.

Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2004 9:21 AM
Nome_:__ = Rob and Fran
Cognome_:__ = Firth
Città_:__ = Sydney
Provincia_:__ = Australia
Stato_:__ =
Contact_Email =
Commento_:__ = Dear Miro, Sophia, and Gennaro,
Thank you for providing us with your wonderful hospitality for our holiday in July 04. The location and water views were to die for, the food and wine delicious, and the hotel facilities and service excellent.
Your hotel provided everything we needed for a serene,relaxing holiday....and the beach, boats, transport, and other restaurants all at the door.
We've recommended Onda Verde to everyone we've seen since leaving you. We'll definitely be back!

Thomas Zelinsky
Città_:__ = Pine Grove
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = Pennsylvania
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004
Commento_:__ = The Hotel exceded all of our expectations. The two rooms we had Room 114 had a top view with a beautiful balcony, the second room 101 had a private very large balcony. Milano graciously booked all our excursions for a worry free time. From the taxi trip from the Naples airport to the return trip everything was fantastic.The location of the hotel outside of Priano was perfect to enjoy the quiet waters and to see the fishermen do their daily routine. The view of the blue waters mesmerised us at night. The water looked like diamonds with the moon's reflection. I will always remember our time there with longing to return. Thomas and Rosetta Zelinsky

Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004
Nome_:__ = Mary
Cognome_:__ = Dominiak
Città_:__ = Chicago
Provincia_:__ = USA
Stato_:__ = Il
Contact_Email =
Commento_:__ = Dear Milano,
I promised you after my husband and I left in May that I would write to your guestbook, so I am only 6 months late!  But,it is never too late to think about how wonderful our stay was at the Hotel Onda Verde.  This was our second trip, and while I missed my 4 sorellas, we had another wonderful time.  Your hotel is the best on the Amalfi Coast.   The location is wonderful and the food is very good.  Dinner is always a treat, particularly Gennaro's wonderful service!  I recommend your hotel to everyone and I think my brother and his wife have made a reservation to visit next year.  We are planning another trip to Italy next year and if Amalfi is on our itinerary, we will see you again!  There's no other place to stay for us.
Mary and Ed Dominiak

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