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Hotel Il Nido
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Salvatore Quasimodo 30, 84011 Amalfi, Italy   |  
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Ranked #16 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
Port Charlotte, Florida
1 review
“A Very Nice Hotel with Very Nice Staff + internet in room!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

Hi Folks,
My wife, 9 year old daughter and I stayed 1 week at the Il Nido in Amalfi. The hotel was very nice (4 stars), the rooms spacious and immaculately cared for, and the staff very warm and hospitable. The lobby area was very welcoming and the hotel manager and his staff helped us with everything we could possibly need. The view from all rooms was incredible and although some reviews complained about the walk into town, those reviews are not valid. Amalfi is in the hills along the coast and walking and climbing stairs is a big part of Amalfi. The only way around the walking up and down is to stay in town and then there is no view. I highly recommend this hotel property, it's location, and it's friendly family staff. Also, although the concierge didn't guarantee the wireless internet working in my room, I got a strong signal and was able to use it limitlessly (for free). One thing to note: I was a little confused as to the hotel's exact location when taking the bus from Sorrento. The hotel is in Amalfi, not Positano, and it is just across the road from the Santa Caterina hotel just before going down the hill into Amalfi town. The bus stops a few steps past the Il Nido (the bus driver was not very helpful, perhaps english not so good). Also, an alternative way, and for me next time the only way, to get to Amalfi and the IL Nido is to take the train to Salerno and take the ferry to Amalfi; then take a taxi, with my bags, up the hill slightly to the hotel. Enjoy the hotel and enjoy the town, we certainly did. (FYI, I travel for a living so when I say it is a nice place, it truly is).

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

location was great, scenic ten minute walk to town, rooms were very clean. The view from our balcony was to die for, the breakfast was lovely the staff couldn't do enough for us.
all in all it was a very pleasant four day stay

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

"Our hotel is your home", said Francesca to my wife on our first morning after asking for a cappuccino in place of the regular (and good) coffee at breakfast.
Family owned hotel with Francesca, the daughter, taking care of the breakfast served in a nice dining room overlooking the sea and Amalfi. The breakfast was the best we got in a 3 star hotel in Italy, the room was good with balcony (geraniums) with side view on Amalfi and the blue open sea from high above. Very friendly and helpful staff. Real value for money.
Some tips:
- We stayed 3 nights, not really enough for Costiera Amalfitana.
- At arrival (luggage), take the lift at the left side of the hotel.
- There is a bus stop in front of the hotel, but we always walked down to the town, enjoying the beautiful views. The buses might be sometimes full and not stop (the Italians didn't realize yet they've got a lot of tourists…).
- When walking down to Amalfi, take the path around the cliff in front of the tunnel. After the tunnel, take the stairs down before hotel la Bussola and you get on the promenade. If you stay on the road, you get at the gate of Amalfi.
- There is a fair restaurant near the hotel (la Favoritta) viewing the sea, with a charming old waiter.
- The road between Positano, Amalfi and Ravello is spectacular, with stunning views. Just take the regular bus from Amalfi and stop in different places and try to walk along the narrow road to view special panoramas. If you ride in a car, you can hardly stop or see anything and meet frequently the threatening buses.
- When in Ravello, get to Villa Cimberone for the spectacular view at the edge of the garden.
- Visit hotel S. Caterina (leading hotels of the world) 100 m up the road. Walk 100 m more and view their location.
- If you go back to Napoli (or Positano), take the hydrofoil from Amalfi (best tip of Francesca). It's relatively cheap, rapid and beautiful.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

This is a great hotel. The staff could not be more friendly and helpful. The rooms are big with balcony view of sea. Great breakfast.
We had a very good time. Amalfi is a short walk away, about 10 minutes. Excellent. We might well go back.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2009

Lovely little hotel, stunning views of the coastline from the balcony. Comfortable, spacious rooms. We had the scooter and were able to pull into the secured parking and come and go as and when we pleased. Had a lovely dinner in the town and watched the fireworks for the festival. We just did an over-night stop but would imagine it to be as good for longer stays.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2009

From our first-floor room (in Italy, the first floor is one up from the entrance), our balcony overlooked the Mediterranean and Amalfi, off to the left. Sunsets and views of the sea and coast were spectacular. We stayed at the suggestion of our daughter and her husband, who had stayed several years before, and who recommended the hotel, the view, the breakfasts (included in price of room), and the balcony.

They were right about all of those positives. The innkeeper and staff were very courteous and helpful, the accommodations were satisfactory, and the view was not to be beat. But the climb up the hill from Amalfi would have been easier for the younger generation than for us.

We found that there were no services close by--only one or two places to get a meal, no coffee shop or store, so that anything one wished to do meant travelling down the hill about 10-15 minutes to Amalfi. This involves a descent along a very busy stretch of extremely narrow highway, which not only does not have any walking allowance, but often has cars parked in what ought to be one of the lanes, so that one has to venture into the single remaining lane, with the hazard of blind corners and crazy drivers. Alternatively, part-way down the hill, there is a very steep set of steps, which entails a very steep and ill-lit climb on the return journey. Particularly at night the whole trip is a deterrent. The final alternative is a taxi ride, for 10 Euros each way, which seems exorbitant for a journey that takes the car less than 5 minutes.

It would help to know, however, that you can get a drink from the bar / front-desk, and could probably also get a cup of coffee or tea, if you asked. There was also a laptop computer with internet available for guests, but such services are not advertised and not obvious.

But the breakfast is, as other reviewers have said, very good, in a sun-room overlooking the Med, and the staff will provide a custom-prepared breakfast if you ask, although there are no menus and it would appear that one is expected simply to serve oneself from the buffet.

The view from the roomy balconies is not to be beat. In fact, I think that one could not do an y better by staying in the town, which is lower down and from which most rooms would not overlook the Mediterranean. Our double room with breakfast seemed a very good deal at 90 Euros per night (though our sense of a bargain may have been warped by just having stayed in outrageously expensive Venice). If you're on a much more generous budget, consider the Santa Caterina, which is just a few steps further up the hill and across the street, at 335 Euros per night for the same period.

Someone wrote about the parking difficulty. It's true, but I think if you bring a car to the costiera amalfitana, you're just asking for trouble. Don't! I can't imagine a worse place to drive. Even the bus rides were hair-raising.

Our room was narrow and had only the French doors onto the balcony for windows. That was a bit confining on the day that it rained hard all day and we spent half the day reading in our room.

The hotel will arrange a reservation (pick-up by bus at the front door) for a tour of Pompeii, which we found very worthwhile.

Il Nido is a good deal, but it has the disadvantages of being a bit of a distance from the town and its amenities. It's good bargain, if you don't mind the hike several times a day.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2009

A small attractive hotel with spacious rooms and lots of convenient surfaces for luggage. Our room was sunny and well decorated with reproductions of classical art. The deck had a clothesline--also chairs and an ocean view. (We opted not to have the best view on the 3rd floor because the elevator stopped at the 2nd. ) We found several things broken in the room, but the owner brought in repairmen who fixed them within 24 hours. The breakfast was wonderful, with the finest fresh fruit cup I've ever eaten. I heard people at the next table order eggs and bacon, so it was possible, though not offered on the buffet.

The bathroom had enough space to move around and little cabinets for toiletries. The one terrifying feature was the tub/shower, which was concave, not flat on the bottom. Your feet were on two opposing separate slippery hillsides. If you moved from the shower stream to reach for the soap dish, you were in peril. Even worse was taking a bath, as the tub was deep and very narrow. If you can stand up from a sitting position without using your hands to balance, you'll be OK. Instead I waited for the next hotel to shower.

The other dicey part was the free parking, which was on the opposite side of the main highway entering Amalfi. You had to go down a steep narrow gravel driveway and upon leaving, you had to have someone stand in the road to signal when you could turn into both lanes in order to negotiate the sharp turn. Getting across the road with luggage was tricky, though the owner sent his daughter (!) down to carry our bags.

The walk to Amalfi was long and treacherous, as you have to go partway in the traffic lane, though I saw mothers with baby carriages also doing so. I would recommend taking a bus back to avoid all the uphill steps.
If you don't mind all these rough edges of this hotel, you will have a pretty place to stay for a modest fee. I would look further next time.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Salvatore Quasimodo 30, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Amalfi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Il Nido 3*
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