This was our first time in Amalfi, and when we initially looked around the different places to book we were a little unsure about each place. We read a number of reviews and this place stood out the most, so we took the plunge and booked this place. To get here we caught one of the Sita Busses from Salerno and the bus took us to Amalfi town (last stop). Afterwhich we were faced with thought of either hauling our bags for 1k up hill or to get a taxi, initially we attempted to haul our bags uphill - but with the tight roads and traffic this was near impossible. Once we got to our hotel we were actually taken back, the pictures on here doesn't really do the place justice. The place was clean, and we were met with a friendly greeting from the reception area. They knew who we were before we could even tell them. We were taken up to our rooms, and we had assistance with getting our bags up the short stairs. We had booked the Sea View room, and I haven't seen the other rooms, but it was well worth it. Some people might say that you get the same view from the breakfast area, but waking up to that view was well worth it.
The breakfast spread was quite decent, mainly cold cuts, toast, a selection of juices, yoghurt, fresh fruit (including figs from the tree outside), and coffee made to order. You have the choice of sitting outside, or within the garden overlooking the water. The view was simply majestic, and I could sit there just looking at that view.
Getting to and from the town is not difficult, it is less than a 1km - going to town is downhill and getting back is uphill. You can catch a taxi for about 10 euros - unless there is a special event or if you have luggage in which case they can charge up to 15 euros.
There is a wide spread of restaraunts, activities, and beach area to immerse yourself in. There is a semi-private beach which you need to book. The tip that the hotel gave us was to take the 400 stairs down - which sounds huge but its not, then catch a boat from the beach back to amalfi town and walk back. We took this option and it made our lives easier.
Overall, this is the perfect place to stay at in amalfi. This is one of those places that I find myself saying that I would stay here again on my next amalfi trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Maria Luigia, belonging to the Amendola family, is the result of a careful and refined renovation of an elegant villa dating back to the 900's. The villa, with its wonderful views, is situated just over than 1km from the center of Amalfi, away from the chaotic Piazza Duomo. Its position allows you to reach the historic centre quickly but offers peace and quiet when you want to relax. And it is with the same elegance, cordiality and experience and a touch of sobriety and Mediterranean modernity that "Villa Maria Luigia" is launched as the ideal destination for those wanting to stay in Divine Amalfi and to be pampered surrounded by comfort and cordiality. Admire the unique views of the Amalfi Coast and Cilentana with the giddy sensation of being suspended between the sky and the sea. ... more less
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