We were travelling in a small group as part of a trip with Appian Lines of Rome.
We were to stay at the 4 Star Excelsior in Amalfi just out of town,
The La Bussola Hotel is at best a 3 star Hotel.
It is very dated circa 1970s although it is spotlessly clean.
When we arrived we were allocated a room on the second floor. We entered the room to find it was already occupied and not cleaned with underwear and baggage strewn about. Fortunately the occupants were not active.
We were then allocated a corner of the building room on a higher level with a nice outlook.
Its saving grace is the excellent location, with the beautiful outlook over the small harbour. Also close to shopping , Transport and village.
Using it as a base whilst visiting Capri, Sorrento, Positano, Ravello is quite good.
The rooms are pretty basic,although, as mentioned, the view certainly is very good.
The shower in our room was only 80cm by 80cm with an opening of around 45cm
Others had shower over bath.
During summer this would be a nice spot for a bit of swimming and sunbaking directly across the road from the Hotel.
The package that we had included breakfast and dinner.
I would not recommend the Dinner inclusion it was dreadful. The breakfast was the same day after day, cheese, cereal, toast, ham. Awful coffee unless you can have "coffee milk" which is a type of latte served in a tall glass and hot.
All in all I would recommend the hotel to be used solely as a base. As there are many nice little cafes only 200 metres away these would be far better for meals and half the cost for far better food is some incentive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rooms with balcony front sea view, air conditioning, parking, good restaurant, Meeting Rooms, American bar, lifts, roof-garden solarium. Well-positioned, in centre of Amalfi, on the Promenade, along the sea. In a quiet, panoramic location, few yards from the Cathedral Square, and the harbour from where every morning several steamers leave to Positano, Capri, Naples and Salerno. Open all year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Bussola Amalfi
- La Bussola Hotel