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“In the heart of fairy tale” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Fontana
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Duomo 7, 84011 Amalfi, Italy   |  
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Ranked #26 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
Vilnius, Lithuania
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“In the heart of fairy tale”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Amalfi... Place to love it, place to be in love. Hotel in the heart of town, with the view to main square and cathedral. In the morning - church bells for wake up call. Be ready :) Cosy clean rooms. Helpfull staff. Don't forget to drink from fountain - water clean and tasty.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • 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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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The hotel is located right on the main square and our room had wonderful views of the fountain and waterfront. The room was large and clean with a balcony. The breakfast room could be very crowded in the mornings with barely enough room to move around. Amalfi is a very busy place and we enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching the traffic. We found it quite amusing. The first night there was a concert/dance recital taking place on the waterfront which was great to see, until they started taking the stage down at 4am. We drove in to Amalfi (which we will not do again!) and while the hotel had a wonderful valet having a car was a bit of a hassle. The hotel location is very convenient to the ferries and it was an easy drive to Pompeii.

Room Tip: The rooms in the front of the hotel facing the square have wonderful views but will be noisy.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The hotel in undoubtedly well located to the downtown Amalfi area. Seriously if you get a good price and bring ear plugs you cannot go past it! However be aware and it's no fault of the hotel, but the church bells ring regularly on the quarter hour and on a Sunday morning at about 7am they ring for about 10-15mins straight. That and the general noise of pedestrians and traffic which surrounds the hotel.

Yet basic rooms don't feel too small. I'd return here if I came back to Amalfi.

Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Gold Coast
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Little hard to find after an exciting bus trip from Salerno but really happy with our choice. The rooms were quite large, very comfortable bed and good air-conditioning. Ensuite was very small and had to walk in sideways for the toilet but all round a great hotel. The double glazing stopped most of the noise from the main square and black out curtains where great! Staff very friendly and helpful. Cathedral Bells 1st thing in the morning were challenging but you do get used to them.

Room Tip: Try for water view as guests said it was very quiet
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: Get the rooms with a water view, away from the church
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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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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 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 7 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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Address: Piazza Duomo 7, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fontana 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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