My husband and I booked a trip to Naples, Sorrento and Amalfi. We booked 3 nights at Hotel La Bussola, which was at the end of our trip. I regret to say that we were very disappointed we this hotel.
The hotel is in a great location, with stunning views across the harbour, and we paid for a room with a balcony overlooking the harbour. But when we arrived I was very disappointed with everything. I had read about the décor on TA so was expecting an old fashioned room, but our room was just cheap. It wasn't funky but ugly, uncomfortable and basic. Our bed was rock hard and the room was very dark.
The hotel was the nosiest hotel I have ever stayed at in my life. The windows had wooden shutters and the room had no furnishings to soak up the noise. It was unbelievable. It seemed like everyone gathered outside our window well in to the night talking, screaming, shouting. The walls were also paper thin and we heard everything next door.
I didn't find the staff particularly helpful or friendly. For example we had a late flight so asked whether we could use a shower to freshen up, which they had an outside shower on the roof terrace. When I asked for some towels they said no initially, but relented after me pushing for some clean towels!
Our second night we also discovered lots of ants in the bed as well! Not sure whether they came from but they were unwelcome!
We paid about £180 per room per night for this hotel which was expensive for the service, quality, room, breakfast in the morning - which we received. It was an expensive and disappointing end to our holiday and I would never recommend this hotel to anyone.
- 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