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Hotel la Bussola

Lungomare dei Cavalieri di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme, 16, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
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Ranked #24 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Province of Naples, Italy
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely hotel located right on the water in Amalfi. The staff was friendly and helpful at all times. Our room was clean, spacious and the view was great. They offer a grande breakfast buffet with a great cappuccino.

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Napier, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although the very narrow access road was challenging we came to appreciate it is the norm on the Amalfi Coast. While the online photo of the swimming platform may deceive we soon realised that it was a step above neighbouring crowded beaches. The swimming attendant was a little remote (til generously tipped) but the concierge and lobby staff were a... More 

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Amalfi Coast, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have wonderful memories of our holiday in the beautiful Amalfi. Without exception is our stay at the Hotel La Bussola, a first class establishment, with lovely en suite rooms & balconies overlooking the harbour giving perfect panoramic views. Drinks at the hotel bar are very reasonable, breakfast & the evening restaurant were excellent. The hotel is very close to... More 

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14 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most breathtaking regions in southern Italy. However hotels like this are not needed here. Situated along a narrow, very rough roadway which leads to the main breakwater and protects the local fishing fleet, it also fronts the small harbour as well. The staff were far from obliging, the bar was never open unless... More 

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Jo55, Direttore at Hotel la Bussola, responded to this review

We regret not being able to meet your expectations. Thank you for the comments made, help us make improvements. But you say that you have not even visited the sitting room of the hotel where we have our main bar. What you say is only open a few hours is the bar of our Meetings area, that sometimes we open,... More 

Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location can't be beat - close to everything and amazing views. My mom couldn't stop talking about how clean the property was; it was true - walking around barefoot in the room, we did not end up with black feet! The staff was very helpful and recommended so of the best restaurants of our trip; they helped with our... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking just for a bed and willing to pay a bit more to have a room with sea view than this hotel is good. Location is ok, 5 min walking from main square and beach front. The view from the rooms facing the sea are very nice and worth. But shower goes from cold to hot without... More 

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Hants UK
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22 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

walking distance to town with amazing views. However if you are looking for miserable reception staff and the worlds worst breakfast then this for you. Such a shame as this is a family hotel since 1963 and obviously not moved with the times. Seem to us that they cater mostly for coach parties.

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South Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This hotel is everything you need from Amalfi and more! I traveled here back in July of 2003 despite the date at the bottom. It was my first time ever traveling to the famous coast and this hotel always seems to stick in my memory. It was finished in typical Amalfi style, with a humble but gorgeous lobby and a... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Arrived by car and easy to find hotel. Car parked in hotel car park and 15 euros per night paid.Keys left in car in case it needs to be moved by hotel staff. Staff very helpful and friendly. Room clean with balcony in upper-storey overlooking harbour. Location excellent for town centre and buses - just minutes away. Breakfast price was... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
73 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The hotel is right on the waterfront and only a few minutes walk from the bus station, boat landing and the town. It's a 4 star hotel but the decor is very dated (felt like being in the 1970s) but overall very clean. The room was big and the bed comfortable. I had a balcony that looked out onto the... More 

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