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Hotel Fontana
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Duomo 7, 84011 Amalfi, Italy   |  
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Ranked #25 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“best view of all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Nice hotel with loads of history dating back centuries; centrally located looking over the Piazzo and with rooms looking out over the sea. Suitable for families as well with a child friendly staff. We loved it!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel & great location by the seafront in gorgeous Amalfi.

Staff were friendly too.

A couple of minor observations though...

To charge €3 per hour for wifi is a bit tight in this day and age.

And the breakfast was OK - if you like cakes. Some fruit might have been nice.

Nice hotel though.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Moncton,New-Brunswick
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Amalfi in June 2012. The hotel is in the perfect location. It is located in the heart of the Amalfi town square and just steps from the bus stop, the ferry terminal and the beach. Amalfi is a very central town on the Amalfi coast. It is not far and not too expensive to take the bus to Ravello or the ferry to Positano, Sorrento or the Isle of Capri from Amalfi.
The hotel itself is very cute. The rooms are not luxurious but they are very clean and the staff is very helpful. The only minor dislike I had with the hotel is the continental breakfast that was included in the price of the room. I found that they served alot of sugary pastries with breakfast and no fruit. I would have loved the option of eating fruit for breakfast. But like I said that was very minor, we would just walk up the alley to a fruit market and get our daily fix of fruits.
I would definitly stay here again and would recommand to friends and family.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chatteris, England, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

The hotel is right on the main square in Amalfi and very close to the harbour, beach, buses and all facilities.
The location means that you can walk to a range of restaurants and shops.
The main attraction though is the friendliness and helpful attitude of the staff, all of whom were attentive and really seemed to care that we enjoyed our stay.
It is true thta there are stairs up to the hotel entrance and the bustle of being in the centre of the town does mean that there is some noise from early morning until late in the evening but you can't expect peace and tranquilty as well as the convenience of a central location.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

A cute little hotel with a great location in Amalfi. It's right on the coast, across the street from the beach, right next to the big cathedral and in the main square. The hotel itself is up a flight of steep stairs, but not too bad. There is a small lift within the hotel, which is great. We had a room on the third floor and it was huge. The view was of a wall, but we didn't mind as we prefer quiet as opposed to a view. Thankfully we were higher up and on the backside. We had read reviews that had said the hotel was loud from the street noise. We did not encounter this during the day, quite quiet. However in the evenings we could hear people partying, but it wasn't too bad. Nothing ear plugs couldn't fix. This hotel can accommodate families of up to 5, which is hard to find in Europe.

The room was very clean, the bed was comfortable, pillows were great.
The bathroom was quite large, shower worked great.
The best part about it: Air conditioning and a mini fridge! This is hard to find!
The mini fridge also has water and soda and beer for sale at very reasonable prices.

The staff were extremely friendly and offered us beach towels to take to the shore.
The breakfast was decent considering it's Italy. Croissants and buns and yogurt. There was also cappuccinos, tea and juices. Croissants were made fresh every day.

After a dismal week of poor hotels, this one made us quite happy to end off our trip.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We had a room overlooking the street and cathedral. Privileged view.
It's an old building but historic. Although it could be refurbished to recategorize the property.
Anyway, it's a proper place to stay.
Breakfast is very basic and scarce.
The location is the best.

Room Tip: It is a small property. I guess the best rooms are those at the front.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brantford
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

The workers were great and helpful. The breakfast was good, but being in the main square it was way too loud. The square didn't quite down till 1:00am and then you would wake up at 5:30 or 6:00 to vehicles going by or delivery trucks backing up to unload. The shower didn't drain so you would have to stop before it overflowed. I wouldn't stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piazza Duomo 7, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fontana 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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