Stayed here for 2 nights after staying in Capri for 1 night at La Minerva. I felt sad leaving Capri and thought it will be hard to beat the hotel in Capri, but my experience was otherwise.
We drove to Amalfi (from Sorrento) and firstly missed the hotel entrance: it's directly after the tunnel entering Amalfi. so the car park is directly to the right. The porter was very friendly and parked the car for us and took us to the lift.....the first lift ! Coming out of the lift, we were greeted by friendly Pietro who took us yet to another lift to the 5th floor - Reception.
Arriving in the reception and going out onto the balcony - breathtaking views ! Photos can show you a lot but being there on the balcony overlooking Amalfi and the harbour is a special personal experience.
The hotel has been renovated beautifully. It still has the feeling of being a convent and yet being a modern hotel at the same time. Rooms are spotlessly clean. Bed is super comfy and again, slept like a log. Views from the bedroom - uncomparable. The hotel has so many different rooms to visit: camera room, reading room, little chape on the 4th floor, balconies, lemon grove, infinity pool, breakfast balcony, rooms high up on the room - it just has so many places to explore.
The dining room is grand. The breakfast is lavish, it even has prosecco!
The seating room is so cosy as if you're in a proper living room. There's also a huge book / folder in the seating area in front of the dining room that holds all information about the hotel, including its history, and all sorts of recommendations for restaurants, day trips etc. It's definitely worth a read.
There's a walkway down to Amalfi from the hotel and it goes through the lovely narrow streets in town. It's an exciting walk into town as first you go down the mountain cliff and all of a sudden you're walking past people's homes - very unique experience.
The hotel service is friendly and professional, like a 5* hotel, though Pietro at Reception was very friendly and helpful especially that I had so many questions about the hotel and about recommendations for restaurants etc.
We stayed here for 2 nights and it's definitely the most unforgettable hotel I've ever been to. It's unforgettable because of the views, the unique building itself and how its been preserved, the fact that it is after all a listed building (and apparently the hotel only has license for 35 years to run it as a hotel) - this is a very special hotel indeed.
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