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“Wonderful hotel overlooking the Amalfi bay” 4 of 5 stars
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Excelsior Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Papa Leone X | Locality Pogerola, 84011 Amalfi, Italy   |  
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Ranked #25 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
Winterthur
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“Wonderful hotel overlooking the Amalfi bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Great "60th modern" architectural Hotel with excellent and helpful staff. Fantastic view over the Amalfi slopes covered by lemon and orange orchards. Our room (N0. 609) had an huge terrace with views over the Amalfi bay. Furniture and appliances are very old fashion (only the windows have been replaced lately). Charming in breakfast and dinning room, but bedrooms definitely need a face lift.
Excellent dinner in the hotel restaurant with fresh and nice presented local products at very affordable prices, including local wines. Some improvements ideas for the hotelier: extend the hotel shuttle in the late afternoon and please include fresh orange juice at breakfast buffet (otherwise excellent with many local specialties, especially pastries). The water supply in the shower changes within seconds from very cold to boiling hot and should be also improved for a 4 stars hotel. Such hotels should promote strongly local bio products, this will be in the future the recipe for success.
We enjoyed from far away to hear a donkey laughing...

Room Tip: Our room (nr. 609) was very quite and with fantastic views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The Grand Hotel Amalfi is situated high above the city of Amalfi and offers excellent views over the town, the wild/romantic coastline and the Gulf of Salerno. The Hotel itself is very familiar with friendly and helpful stuff in every parts. You fell like at home from the first day! The rooms are friendly, good furnature, balkony to south side, pool, bar, restaurant, good menue and local wines, all together a very godd mix for relaxed holidays.
But the best of all are the grandios services ... thank you for this.

Room Tip: choose a room in the fifth or sixt etage to the sea
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We stayed at this hotel as part of a tour for 2 nights in mid-April 2013. As far as I could tell, every room has an ocean view. And what a view it is! This is what you are paying for. Normally we would not stay out of town without a vehicle, but the hotel offers free shuttles at specific times during the day. The reception staff also will help you plan trips along the coast via local SITA buses or ferries. The room was without a safe but it did have a working air-conditioner and mini-bar to keep your drinks cool. We were told there was free Wi-Fi but only in the reception lobby area - we however were able to pick up a connection in our room. All staff we encountered were very friendly & helpful.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 504 with a view mainly towards Amalfi. Wonderful views with a balcony to sit outs...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Spectacular views from every angle of this hotel, however a bit far from the town, the bus stop is outside the hotel which brought us to the main attraction area, this beautiful town has so much "joie de vivre" the hotel is located way up the mountain in a quiet area, but the views are out of this world.

Room Tip: ocean view room
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed at this hotel as part of a tour and were totally surprised by how spectacular this hotel was. We walked into our room which was on a lower level and were immediately in awe of our room and its view. Unobstructed blue ocean! We loved the grounds and we used the stairs all the way down to Amalfi each day (expect to get your heart pumping if you chose this option to get to town). The view from the restaurant and pool were also amazing. We loved the feel of this hotel. Travelled June 2011.

Room Tip: Lower, ocean facing room.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The absolutely stunning Amalfi coast has incredible view after view along it's mountainous coastal road, however in my opinion there is none better than the experience of relaxing in the superb beautiful location of the Grand Excelsior above Amalfi, and just gazing down on that delightful, simply beautiful harbour and town that gives it's name to the region.

The hotel is situated about a 15 minute bus ride up the mountain from Amalfi towards the equally delightful village of Pogerola. Again with breathtaking scenes on every corner. Arriving for the first time at the Excelsior a guest may be dissapointed with the approach as you are really going in by the back door! However enter the reception, walk across the marble floor to the terrace and you cannot fail to be moved by that view, I promise.

The hotel has a sense of ageing grandeur, perhaps a bit 70's bling, but charm and character to delight. The many terraces and gardens provide so many places for relaxing, and excellent staff always on hand to assist in unpretensious fashion, I cannot help believe that this must be the very best located hotel in this area, at any price!

Room Tip: Select a room in the main hotel on a high floor to maximise views
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We traveled to Amalfi Italy in September 2012 for one week and stayed at the Excelsior Grand Hotel. We arrived in the evening after a gruelling 5 hour bus ride from Rome. The minute we walked into the lobby, we were met by wonderful staff that speedily checked us in. We were in time for a late dinner and enjoyed a scrumptious 3 course dinner on the balcony. The views can not be described! Every where you looked it was spectacular.
The meals were outstanding! Yes, breakfast was European with meats, cheeses, eggs, bacon, tomatoes, buns and pastries, but we found it to be all very good quality, and quantity. Plenty of beverage choice too, juices, coffees, teas, water. The evening meals were excellent with 3 choices of appetizer, main course and dessert. We found that the portions were more then enough and the pasta dishes were unique to what we have in Canada and we loved them all! The service is undeniably outstanding! Antonio reserved a table every evening for us which was very special. We traveled with good friends and they could not understand the negative comments we saw on Trip Advisor about the food. Giovonni, Maria and all the wait staff were pleasant and efficient.
Our room was on the 3rd floor over looking the north and it was wonderful. We loved the decor... we were in Italy after all and it was furnished with beautiful Italian antiques. We also appreciated the fact that the hotel was quiet. After touring during the day it was a pleasure to get back up to the hotel and sit in peace on our balcony far away from traffic. Listening to the sounds of roosters, church bells and the occasional dog bark was lovely.
We did not mind that there was not entertainment in the evening. We quite enjoyed sitting on the balcony after dinner for a night cap or two. We met some very lovely people to chat with.
The shuttle bus was a very nice bonus. We used it quite a few times. The Sita bus stopped right outside the hotel and was a reasonable 2.40 euros. We walked down to Amalfi twice on a path that goes from behind the hotel. Once just to do it and it took us 40 minutes as we kept stopping to enjoy the views and the sights along the way. The second time was because they were 'cleaning' the mountains and traffic was very slow. That time it only took 20 minutes!
We walked up the hill to Gerry's Bar one afternoon and the valley views there are amazing and the service and food was perfect.
We would highly recommend this hotel for those who want real authentic Italy, not a Hilton hotel.

Room Tip: We were in room 310 and had a wonderfully huge balcony!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Papa Leone X | Locality Pogerola, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Amalfi
#20 Romantic Hotel in Amalfi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Excelsior Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tranquil Hotel set in cliffside enclave surrounded by trees, directly above hotel's private beach on the rugged coast far below. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Excelsior Grand Amalfi
Hotel Excelsior Amalfi
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