The hotel is situated right on the waterfront, a short couple of minutes stroll from the main centre of Amalfi. The hotel has its own area on the front that you can sunbathe on or take a dip in the sea, which is very useful as only a small section of the beach is free to the public ( much of it managed by bars or restaurants ).
We stayed for a week in a superior room in August 2011 during our wedding in Italy. The rooms have air con and jacuzzi bath and ensure you a room overlooking the front. The hotel has a small tight parking area underneath / behind the hotel that is much cheaper than paying the parking prices in Amalfi during the day. The rooms were comfortable and clean, with a nice small balcony overlooking the sea front although there are no chairs on the balcony which is strange, so you have to take the ones from your room out. Sort that out Bussola! Note - the air con only works when the doors to the balcony are shut, which is logical but one of our wedding guests didn't shut the doors properly on the night and suffered for it.
Breakfast is the typical Italian fare of bread, cheese, cold cuts, sweet cakes and strong coffee, whilst not being amazing, I'll tell you now that any buffet breakfast in Italy is all the same. The hotel staff are friendly, speak very good English, very helpful, they will park or move your car for you if you are daunted by the tight parking and truly made us feel welcome.
Yes it's very close to the centre of Amalfi, but tucked away enough so it's out of all the hubub, but if the stay at the one end you might get a little road noise as it's close to where the buses and coaches stop but don't let that put you of. It's nice to find a hotel in this area that doesn't require and walking or climbing up ramps or millions of steps, making it very wheelchair friendly. I would definitely stay again.
- 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