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Hotel la Bussola
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lungomare dei Cavalieri di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme, 16, 84011 Amalfi, Italy   |  
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Ranked #20 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Enjoyable!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is fantastic and the front desk people were very friendly and helpful also the breakfast was very good the only downside is what they call a beach area it's just a dock area which is fine but it's not kept very well the rooms were more the adequate overall it was an excellent experience

  • Stayed September 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Langkawi, Malaysia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Fantastic location right on the waterfront and within walking distance to the town, restaurants, buses, shopping, tourist attractions etc etc. Staff were really helpful and very friendly. Great room with a balcony and good wifi. Would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was by far my favorite hotel in Italy out of all 5 hotels that I stayed in. The staff was friendly, the view of the ocean from my balcony was amazing, restaurants were 3-5 minutes walking distance, had its on private access to the water. The Circumvencia line stops a block a way from the hotel, so if you are traveling from Sorrento by bus you get to experience the picturesque ride down to the amalfi coast. The bus ride is bumpy, and scary!!! Those drivers do not slow down at the sharp curves. But the view is amazing, and the bus dirvers are very skilled. I did not visit the amalfi coast to go hiking on any trails, so i do not know how close the trails are from the hotel. The rooms are very big and spacious and have its own balcony, their is free breakfast in the morning with plenty of options and varieties. If i visit the Amalfi coast again, i will surely stay at this hotel again. No complaints!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed three glorious nights on the Amalfi Coast and select Hotel Bussola to stay at. We had a lovely spacious room that had a balcony and looked out onto the ocean, the view was superb. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Make sure that you ask for recommendations for really good restaurants, you will not be be disappointed. The hotel is walking distance to the town and busy restaurants and also the harbour to catch the ferry to other places on the Amalfi Coast. Breakfast was really good and they have the best little pastries. One small issue for us was that the bed was really hard,but do not let that stop you from staying at this lovely traditional Italian Hotel, it is charming.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The hotel is clean, very well located right on the sea, the staff are exceptionally courteous, breakfast was good, and price was reasonable.they have a huge terrace where you can sun tan have a cocktail and has a view to die for. Overall the experience was beyond expectation. We did walk from the port to the hotel, one of a kind experience indeed.

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a wonderful hotel with fantastic views of the harbour of Amalfi, and very close to the central square. Very helpful and courteous staff, and very accommodating. Fantastic rooftop patio to enjoy a wonderful evening after dinner! My room was spacious, very clean and comfortable. Had a terrace, very well suited for enjoying the views and great local wine! The meals were very good, and the dinner room staff were very attentive. I would highly recommend a stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

The stunning views along the Amalfi Coast provide makes any dump seem a palace. Not that this property is a dump - how could it be when French doors open onto a small balcony that offers sea breezes and a view of the (town of) Amalfi harbor? And yet, this hotel desperately needs updating. There was but one available outlet - in the bathroom - and the dog-eared, shakily-translated hotel guide warned against plugging in any "sizable electrical apparatuses." So of course, no teapot. Our room did have a jetted bathtub, which seemed very luxe. I turned on the tap and waited 20 minutes to get 8in of water in the tub, enough to cover the inlet. It was only after I settled in that I found that none of the Jacuzzi buttons did anything. No lights, no nothing. Oh yeah: the hotel had 1950's vintage wiring...no large electrical appliances. Nevertheless, a generousl y-sized tub. And, the WiFi was solid in the room (but nonexistant in the so-so restaurant, where the house wine tastes like Mogen David). If the hotel fixed all these things, the price (and census) would undoubtedly double, so nice is their location. And who needs teapots, English-language TV channels, and jetted tubs anyway? It's Amalfi!

Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Lungomare dei Cavalieri di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme, 16, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Amalfi
#8 Luxury Hotel in Amalfi
#9 Family Hotel in Amalfi
#18 Romantic Hotel in Amalfi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel la Bussola 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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

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