It is difficult write anything bad about our experience in the Hotel Residence because we really had a very good time here. We stayed 5 nights beginning of November.
The hotel is absolutely central, located at the main street which runs along the Amalfi coast. However, we had no problem with noise at all (the door to the balcony seemed pretty well insulated).
My first experience of the hotel was that it has a really nice smell. It is in an old villa renovated and furbish in a style and so tastefully, which made us walk down the stairs each time we were leaving our room just to have the experience of the interior.
We booked a superior room. It was clean, large and nicely furnished, which included romantic vintage pieces, too. The bed was comfortable. We had a small balcony and our room was see view. The bathroom is super clean, too, and it had a jacuzzi bath tub which we enjoyed a lot :)
The breakfast room is in a big, nice old room with renaissance columns, it also has a very pleasant terrace facing the see. The hotel has no restaurant, which was not a problem for us. They have a lounge area in the evening with nice old furniture in one part of the same room which is used for breakfast.
The only improvement we can recommend is more choice at breakfast of meat and cheese. Other comments describe cold scrambled eggs, but in our case the eggs were OK.
But what we enjoyed most are the people in the hotel. Our friend at the breakfast was very nice, very helpful with all our questions regarding restaurants, markets nearby and others, and we had usually had a nice conversation each morning. He also knew after the second morning what we like and brought it to our table.
The same is true for the reception, as well. They were very friendly and helpful.
To conclude, the hotel was hard to leave it :)