We arrived in Amalfi by ferry on a hot sunny day after a tiring day of travel from Milan then Salerno. We had a few problems finding the hotel (don't rely on Google maps!) as it is in a large square rather than on a street. However if you head from the ocean and main bus area down the main street, you will pass some shops and see the Duomo on your right. Immediately opposite is a laneway on the left side (where there is a Deutsche Bank). Turn left up the stairs here and walk across the square (this is the Larco Duchi Piccolomini) and you will see the hotel at the end. In retrospect knowing what the hotel looked like, you can see the hotel from the ocean and the road outside the bus stop!
The hotel: it is a family-run hotel in an extremely central location in Amalfi. You are essentially in the middle of town, opposite the Duomo, and surrounded by many restaurants and shops. We were fortunate to have a ground floor room so we didn't need to carry our luggage upstairs. The wifi is free, although we were never able to get connectivity in our room (so we sat in the breakfast room near reception to use the internet). They didn't have any city maps for us to use, but the owner kindly let us look at one of his large maps and we took all the photos we needed of the maps to use! Breakfast included cornflakes, spreads and prepacked biscuit snacks (help yourself) as well as croissants and bread and hot drinks (served by the maids) - enough to get you started.
The room: the room was reasonably large with two single beds, an enormous gilded mirror and some old-fashioned upholstered chairs and an armless armchair as well as homely lamps around the room. There was a fridge (with some minibar items which we didn't use) and in-room safe. We had windows that opened to a balcony with views of the sea as well as the shops and buses in the main square! It was beautiful to stand there and admire the view!
The bathroom: we had big thick towels and plenty of soap and toiletries for our four-night stay. There was a lovely rainwater showerhead (the shower cubicle itself was tiny) - perfect for getting clean after each full day of hiking!
We stayed at the hotel to do a lot of hiking around Amalfi (Ravello, Scala, Valle delle Ferriere, Valle del Mulini, Torre de Zirro, Pontone, Atrani, Minori and Maiori) and it was the perfect place to stay and unwind and rest before the next big day of hiking. We were always welcomed back to the hotel with a smile and it was a delightful and friendly place to stay. I would have no hesitation in staying here again!
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