Yes we do need food as well as a fabulous view & do not expect an enforced diet while on holiday. I have travelled far & wide but never in any hotel have been served such small portions of food, some of it tasty some downright bland. Oliver twist comes to mind, please serve your guests an adequate portion for dinner Excelsior Grand you are ment to be a 4* hotel. Breakfast was serve yourself so no problem here? Well that's ok if the flies don't beat you to it first, it's more than off-putting, surely this can be set out in a far more hygienic way. Also even a small change in choices to eat now & again would be a very welcome change. Italy have fabulous products why not use them.One last small niggle about the dinning room on occasion you had to wait for a table in the evening as it was not possible to book so we had been told, but some got looked on more favourably than others & tables set aside for them. When the question was asked why? The answer "oh they have been coming here for years". Overall the
dinning experience in the hotel was extremely disappointing & I won't ever get my table held for me because I'm never going back to eat there again.
But yes the views world beating, it's the best thing going for the establishment, staff cheerful &
helpful, decor dated, our room was clean nice linen & well maintained. the mini bus service very
useful & a reasonable sky tv service. Take your own hair dryer their's is not up to scratch, take fly
swats or spray & a must is mosquito repellant. I was surprised to find a notice forbidding us to
use the mini bar fridge for our own drinks, then another note telling us no drinks or food of our
own us allowed for hygiene reasons. So no hope of aleviating the hunger there.Also a note from
the rep. telling us to watch out for the snakes on the hotel steps that lead down to Amalfi, are
they poisonous was the question asked yes! came the reply, how poisonous? we are yet to get
an answer to that.
Amalfi is as lovely as it is interesting, the area with it's beautiful coastline, hamlets, towns &
villages, has an abundance of trips & sightseeing opportunities organized or on your own, to do.
It is an expensive part of the world, very busy in most places along the coast & at times difficult
to find a place on local transport, turn up early for your bus & try to keep your place in the que. A
lot of pushing in goes on.
On the whole we enjoyed our Amalfi holiday, would not return to this hotel but only because of
the food or should I say lack of it. but we do complement the hotel on it's charming staff.
- 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
- Hotel Excelsior Grand