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Hotel Fontana
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Duomo 7, 84011 Amalfi, Italy   |  
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Ranked #27 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“oh the bells”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This hotel is right in the main action, actually a handy location. We had a couple of rooms, all clean and tidy buta bit dated.
The staff that speak English are great and very helpfu. Beware the standard advice. Where is such and such restaraunt? it's up the road 200 meters on the right. Where is the laundry? it's up the road 200 meters on the left. Where isthe information centre? It's up the road 200 meters on the left. Notsure if the answer were the result of limited English or head no idea of distances.

Anyway great place to stay, but beware the bells on Sunday morning they start very early on just dont stop.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We were driving and this Hotel is hard to find but once you do it is very central, across the road from the beach and you are in the main Square. Our room was nice, just standard but it was clean, large and with a balcony we also faced the sea, bed was hard and the pillows flat. I did peek into some of the other rooms and they were not nearly as nice as ours. Because of where our room was positioned we did not have a problem with noise but if you overlooked the square you might have a big problem.
Breakfast was very basic and I got the impression that the cakes they put out, which is the main breakfast, get put out each morning till they get eaten!
You have to pay for WIFI 3 euro an hour and only in the lounge room and only when the staff have the time to connect you. This was frustrating because unlike all the other towns on the coast Amalfi didn't have free WIFI in the restaurants and bars.
Car parking is 18 Euro a day. I found some of the reception staff a bit abrupt.
I would not actually stay at Amalfi, Positana, Sorrento and the Isle of Capri and much less expensive

Room Tip: if you can book a room which faces the sea or take ear plugs Stay in one of the other towns which a...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Hotel Fontana has two great assets.
First, a perfect location facing the sea on one side and the Cathedral Square on the other. Both sides can be a bit noisy in the evening, but the balcony windows are well soundproofed, and the air conditioning is very effective.
Secondly, the staff is very friendly and helpful. Thank you Taddeo and Luana for making our stay so enjoyable!
The room was simple but clean, with a balcony, good-sized tiled bathroom and a nice high ceiling. The decor is a bit dated but interesting in a funky sort of way. Our only reservation is the lackluster breakfast – mostly cakes and pies and pastries. Not much really nourishing.
But we liked the Fontana and recommend it to others who prefer personal charm over impersonal luxury.

Room Tip: Rooms on the seaside are less noisy in the late evenings but more interesting.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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london
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Amalfi is a lovely little town and having looked at the rest of the coast and the prices, this is the best location. We had a seaview room which looks down on the busy carpark and out to sea. The hotel was clean and I would recommend this hotel for its location and price. We hired a car for the week and drove from Naples airport to Amalfi (not for the faint hearted!). We arranged parking with the hotel when we got there, which was very reasonable and Andrea picked up our car in the morning and collected it at night - a great service. We took a boat a Positano for the day to take a rest from driving.
We travelled the first week of May . The weather was surprisingly beautiful and warm!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Edmundston, Canada
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44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The room facing the sea was large with a confortable bed. The view is outstanding. The room was very clean, the breakfast was excellent and overall service well intended. The location is right downtown Amalfi with quick access to buses for your adventures on the coast. Visit and ride to Ravello is worth it (tip: walk back down to Amalfi (1.5 hours) for out of the world views. Restaurants are nextdoor. The Cathedral and St-Andrea cript is a must. For the price, a great deal.

Room Tip: Visit and ride to Ravello is worth it (tip: walk back down to Amalfi (1.5 hours) for out of the worl...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Address: Piazza Duomo 7, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fontana 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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