Just returned from a weeks holiday at the Excelsior Grand Hotel in Almafi. The hotel was lovely. The bedrooms could do with updating but they were very spacious and so was the bathroom.
The rooms could have done with some information about the hotel, breakfast time, lunch time and pool opening times. They quickly went through some of this upon arrival but when you have been travelling all day and are tired you do not remember everything. The staff were excellent very pleasant, polite and obliging. The food was excellent three choices everynight, meat, fish and a vegetarian option. Hotel bus could have done with running more often as the bust soon got full and you had to wait an hour for the next one. Out of the hotel if you turn to your right and walk up the hill about 15 mins you come th Gerry's bar which served lovely pasta and the owner was very funny and welcoming. He even put on a large screen as football was on when we went in there and could not see the TV properly. They have a entertainment night in there on a Wednesday evening. Outside the hotel a local bus passes for 2.50 Euros single trip. These can be purchased at the hotel or in a tobacconist in Almafi. Once you stamp the ticket you have 45 minutes to use it so if your journey is more than that then you need the 24 hour ticket which is 7.60 Euros. You can use this ticket on all the SITA buses which run to Ravello and Sorrento. If you go to Ravello you are best taking the Hop on Hop n off tour bus this is open top and cost 3 Euros each way which was well worth it for the comforr and coolness if it is hot. At the back of the Hotel is a small lift if you go in it 2 floors down from here you can walk down to Almafi in 20 minutes, but only do this if you are steady on your feet as there are lots of steps, steep and crumbly in parts but fine if you are okay. There are hand rails but if you miss the hotel bus its quicker than waiting and its a nice walk down.
Maria who serves is so nice and funny as are the rest of the 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