Hotel Raito originally opened in 1958. It continues to be the crown jewel of the Amalfi Coast, thanks in part to its superb and amazing landscape along the beautiful mountainside. With its strategic sea front position, easily reachable, away from the hectic city atmosphere but close to famous localities such as Amalfi, Ravello, Positano and Pompeii, Hotel Raito is unique. View of the Gulf of Salerno and Vietri sul Mare offers breathtaking scenery.
The history of the Amalfi Coast dates back to the first century A.D. when the Roman aristocracy built luxurious villas in the area. Soon Amalfi, and its surrounding towns, became refined and well developed communities. Amalfi prospered mainly because of the wealthy commerce opportunities with many other populations around the Mediterranean Sea. Amalfi owned a powerful fleet of ships and had strong marine traditions and laws. Today, Amalfi still maintains its fishing traditions and still has a number of fully functional, traditional fishing boats. Amalfitans are also very proud of one of their most famous mariners, Flavio Gioia, the inventor of the compass.
Hotel Raito has 77 bedrooms and suites, all furnished with taste and elegance. All rooms contain a blend of modern and contemporary style with traditional ceramics of Vietri. Equipped with panoramic terraces and private balconies, the rooms and suites of the Hotel Raito overlook the splendid Gulf of Salerno, with a spectacular view of the Faraglioni di Vietri sul Mare and of the unspoilt nature of the mountain landscapes. All rooms have natural light and are the perfect place to stay and relax in peace and quiet. The Seiren Floor is the most modern and exclusive wing of the Hotel Raito, adjacent to the central body of the hotel, and can be reached via an external panoramic lift. There are various types of rooms on the Seiren Floor and they include additional, exclusive services. They are all spacious and elegantly furnished with parquet floors and refined accessories.
The refined Il Golfo restaurant offers the best of creative Mediterranean à la carte cuisine in an absolutely spectacular location, with an exclusive view of the Gulf of Salerno and the Faraglioni (seastacks) of Vietri sul Mare. There are also classic terraces on the sea among olive groves and fragrant citrus groves, typical of the Amalfi Coast, where receptions and meetings can be held, with a magnificent view of the sea. Guests can also enjoy an exclusive ExPure SPA wellness centre measuring 300 sqm with a further 300 sqm of outdoor solarium. Treatment and massage cabins, with high quality product lines for facial and body treatments based on natural essences and oils can be found.