After staying in some of the best hotels in the world including supposedly the best in Dubai I can truly say that the Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi far surpasses all expectations. It is a truly beautiful building, having encapsulated its spirit whilst providing every guest with superb luxury but, what makes this the best is the Manageress and her fantastic staff. We have stayed in the Santa Christina a few hundred yards along the road (which is supposed to be the best hotel in Amalfi indeed the entire Amalfi coast) and do not find the Convento expensive in comparison indeed, it certainly gives the Santa Christina a run for its money! The Convento's location is much closer to the town and gives you freedom to go out whenever you feel like it. We visit Italy about 3 to 4 times a year, normally to Rome as my son is a professional singer - we will certainly be making the 2 hour journey from Rome to Amalfi to stay at the Convento again next year! All of us cannot rate this hotel highly enough. IT IS A MUST!