I researched and booked this hotel based on other, past reviews. Thanks to all! Our stay from 20/9 to 26/9 for our honeymoon was fabulous! The hotel, the staff, the service, the room, everything was phenomenal and first rate. I had entertained staying at other hotels in town, but am glad I stayed here due to the proximity to town, beach, transportation options,etc. We stayed in room #51--corner room with french doors/balcony and two windows overlooking the sea. The bathroom was also very large and worked out perfectly (separate shower and tub). We really loved the cute little pictures of Amalfi in the room and the white, arched ceilings. Also, the double sided windows kept the room very quiet and unless the windows were open, you could hardly notice that our room was right above the roadway. The staff was great and very helpful. Lucia was a sweetheart, Alphonso (at the pool) was very nice and accomodating, and all other staff went out of their way to help us (whether it be making a drink, giving us melon to supplement dinner in our room, or just providing extra beach towels). The breakfast was also fabulous--probably the best we had in Italia--a great spread of meats, cheeses, fruits, yogurt, eggs (to order) and bacon, juices and sweets/pastries. My wife and I loved the location, too--about 300 yards from the beach and about 500 yards from the main street/center of town and bus stop location. Also, the dock for local ferries was also nearby. We felt this was much easier than being located up in the cliffs, away from town and we loved being able to walk into town, see the shops/restaurants in about 5 minutes. Also, we really liked the stairwell to Atrani, and took the stairs up 200 meters over the cliff and walked into Atrani one morning. That was also very unique and special. The hotel also gave us some great restaurant recommendations. Eolo was delicious and the service was excellent---thank you for the outdoor terrace seat! And, Marina Grande on the Seafront was also amazing! (many thanks to Jean Paulo? and Guido and the Enzo family for their hospitality...what a great seaside setting!). Overall, our stay was top of the line and first rate. You can tell that Amalfi is a tourism town and most everybody in the hotel and restaurants went out of their way to help make our time relaxing and enjoyable. Again, I thought the hotel was in a perfect location....very close to town where we could do things if we wanted, but still somewhat secluded if we wanted to spend some quiet time in our room or on the roof top pool. The proximity to the beach and the buses and ferries was also very helpful. We could easily hop on the bus and go to Ravello or Maiori or Minori to enjoy a "quieter" day, go to Positano via ferry to see the shops, etc., or hop on a private tour and take a bus for 1.5 hours for a 1/2 day tour of Pompeii. While other people prefer to stay in Positano, or Priano, or Mairoi, I'm really glad we chose Amalfi as it gave us the option to do almost whatever we wanted and was large enough to find/try different restaurants, but small enough where there were not big crowds. Many thinks to everyone at Marina Rivera for their hospitality! The rooms were clean, big, and the views were amazing! We will find a way to get back sometime, that's for sure! Fabulous time!