After a long day's travelling and a stay in a 3 star hotel, I was looking forward to our 4 star experience at La Bussola. It was easy to find and we were impressed by its location. The receptionist was welcoming and saw us up to our room, arranging for our bags to follow. The view from the balcony is amazing and if one could rate on that alone, this hotel would be 5 star! However, the room is very small, as is the bathroom - it's always irritating when there is nowhere to shelve your things, not even a soap dish in the shower. As for the shower, there was no hot water. I tried to phone down to reception to ask what I could do to sort it out, but the phone didn't work. So after trying everything humanly possible, culminating in a hasty and freezing shower, I went down to speak to the receptionist. There is no denying they are approachable, friendly and polite, but they were not in the least bit apologetic and said the problem couldn't be sorted until Monday. I asked if I could have another room with a shower that worked, but the answer was no, they were full. These things can happen, I accept that, but even just an apology rather than an apparent attitude of that's your lot, accept it, would have been better. The Internet reception is patchy at best. The room we are in could benefit from some soundproofing too. So far I feel I have got a 2/3 star experience with a 5 star view.
- 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