I do not agree with the reviews that describe the rooms as dated with old or shabby furniture. This is a classic hotel. The furniture is quality, almost antique. I do not understand people wanting everything new. The rooms are very large with balconies immediately looking over the Mediterranean Sea. The floors in the room are vietri ceramic and the balcony floor is also a vietri ceramic design. My sister and I stayed here for 4 nights in early October. We each had a large double or queen sized bed. At night we left our balcony door open so we could listen to the waves all night long, and the see the lights of the fishing boats. It was glorious to sit out on the balcony and take in the sun by day and the stars by night. One day there was a torrential downpour. We kept the door open and enjoyed the coziness of our room and the weather outside. The street below is tree lined and quiet because the street dead ends. It is fun to see the families out for walks in the evening. The bathtub is jacuzzi and I actually used it for a jacuzzi bath! There are towel warmers too. The room had a refrigerator, which allowed us to buy proseco and bring it back to the room for evening consumption after dinner out. The breakfast is very nice, with cold cuts, hard boiled eggs, fresh veggies and fruits in addition to the traditional breads, cakes and pies. On the first floor there is a very large, relaxing seating area with lots of couches and stuffed chairs and a very large, welcoming bar lively with people in the evening. The front desk is a combination of family and friends. Very nice and helpful. We were directed to this hotel by the tourist office. It was in our price range, which was a bit on the low side for a sea-fronting hotel. Amalfi is expensive and the sea-fronting hotels are very expensive!! This was very reasonably priced. It also has a rooftop patio that you can sit out on at any time, but we never felt the need because we were so busy and also had a great view from our room. From Amalfi, we took day trips to Capri, Ravello and Pasteum (via Salerno). Transportation to all locations is very convenient, just a block from the hotel. The tourist office is also very helpful. In general, we found the people in the shops and restaurants to be very grateful for the business and consiencious of their guests needs. On our first day while we were trying to land a hotel, the main restaurant in the plaza at the foot of the historic church in the town square let us sit there for hours with just a couple items purchased.
- 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