We've been staying in the Hotel Aurora within 12 days in September 2009. And every day we were happy that we had selected precisely this hotel. I'll try to explain why.
The hotel has almost everything that other good hotels can offer. First of all this is extremely helpful and friendly staff, one of the best I've ever seen. Rooms are clean, rather large and nice furnished, with all conveniences. All of them are different. I highly recommend booking a room with terrace. I have never had the balcony with sunbeds for this price. From our endless terrace we could watch all attractions of Amalfi: the town, mountains, yachts and coloured fishers boats in the seaport, beautiful sailing ships in the roads, sunrises over Italy, and, of course, the greatest sea view. Breakfast was pretty good. There were nothing extraordinary but everything you need for healthy meal in the morning. Besides, the charming terrace garden where breakfast was served makes indelible impression. A few steps from the hotel there is a nice restaurant "Lo Smeraldino" - I think, one of the best fish restaurants in Amalfi. As for me I couldn't find better.
But the main feature which any other hotel doesn't have is the most optimal position all over the town of Amalfi. The hotel has all advantages of the hotels with shore location, and the city hotels as well, and doesn't have their inconveniences. You don't have to climb every day upstairs from the beach or make your way to the town up and down on to serpentine road, pressing to the parapet in order to escape mad drivers. The small but comfortable beach lying at the bottom of picturesque rocks is located right in front of the hotel, just a few steps downstairs. And you can reach the Doumo, walking slowly on to the nice flat promenade for only 5 min.
So, in my opinion the Hotel Aurora is the best choice for different kinds of customers to stay in Amalfi.
Andrey and Liudmila, Moscow