Having only just returned on Friday 3rd Aug, after spending 10 days at the Miramalfi, feel i have to give a honest review. We travelled with Citalia, so had a private transfer to our hotel from the airport (Milan 1hr 20 mins). On arrival, we had a very warm welcome from the staff at front reception. Our luggage was taken to our rooms and we found it to be clean and cool (very affective aircon), if not a little dated.
We arrived just as dinner was being served and as we were half board, were greated by the restuarant and shown to our table over looking the sea. Every evening we had a 4 course dinner, but not being used to eating so much, found it got a little repetative. But what was served was delicious. Only complaint was a little too much seafood and pasta. Only because i don`t eat either. But the staff were really great and would always try and offer you something else. There were always 4 choices for the 3 main courses. My husband who does eat fish, said it was delicious.
Once a week the restuarant would hold a theme evening, one being a BBQ. we did not attend as we were expect to pay an extra 15 euro each to attend. Our only complaint really. We would not eat BBQ food in the first place and to be expected to pay extra for it was not fair. But if you don`t wish to attend you can just let staff know and you can dine as usual in the main resturant. We found on BBQ evening we had dining room and chef to ourselves.
The hotel, i would say was the best located in Amalfi, the views stunning and just 15 minutes down hill to village of Amalfi. Where you could go on any trip you wished to book. The local bus was very cheap and frequent, you can get to anywhere on the Island. Just beware, there is no queues and you must buy tickets before getting on bus. Available from most shops. You just stamp your ticket when you get on bus.
On arrival to hotel found the steps a little scarey down to pool and beach (man made shelf) , only because i have fear of heights, but the lifts take you almost to the bottom.
This hotel is clearly a 3 star, than 4. A little dated, but comfortable. Clean beds every day,as well as fresh towels. Plenty of hot water for showers (but with the heat, welcomed a cold one). You have a safe in your room, which costs just 5 euro, which is returned on departure. you also have a mini bar. Which with most hotels is a little pricey , but hey ,your on holiday. The drinks in the restuarant also a little pricey. 18 euro for a local bottle of wine. Which we found you can purchase for 8 euro in Amalfi mini market. So we did. we stocked up for our time there and had a bottle on our balcony after dinner, as we watched the sun do down after dinner.
In all i would highly recommend this hotel on Location, Welcoming staff, Really good breakfast ( continental, cooked, fresh fruits , yoghurts, pastries etc) and delicious evening meal over looking the sea in its glass fronted balcony dining room.
Trips that you must do-
Capri- pick up Amalfi pier by jet craft or boat 78 euro for 2. When there visit Ana-Capri, local bus takes you up there, cheaper than Capri itself, as it is full of expensive designer shops.
Rovello- stunning traditional village up in the hills . Catch a local bus up ther for just a couple of euros, but when the bus arrives at bus stop, run, as there is no queues .
Sorrento- would have prefered to have made our own way there by local bus, as we went there as part of a day trip, and found we only had 2 hours there . You really need a whole day. Local buses go from ever part of Island.
Hire a boat- We hired a boat from quayside in Amalfi for just 100 euro for day , driving it ourselves. they can take up to 6 persons. We travelled as far as Sorrento, and on way back moared in Positano for lunch. Just moar in harbour a boat picks you up and on your return you pay 10 euro to get taken back to your boat. On return to harbour (Almafi) you call your rep for boat and they take you to refuel boat (at your cost) . Just be ware that when they refuel they have zeroed the meter, as it was a little expensive in our opinion (53 euro`s) but we had such a fantastic day, the cost did not really matter.
Over-all experience of Amalfi is a really good time was had by us. Highly recommend.
The staff at reception very nice, welcoming . Giving us good ideas for days out.
The pool here is Sea water and was emptied a couple of times , just to repair a couple of tiles, but was always filled overnight. never was it dirty or empty. The sea , clean and clear .
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