As the title suggests, we never got to stay here but that was not for lack of trying!
We booked our double room on the 21st June through Hostel Bookers and paid our 10% deposit online and subsequently received the confirmation email... Job done!
Sadly no...on the 27th August we received an email saying that the double room we had booked 2 months ago was not available and that they did have a triple room available at nearly twice the price and would like to know whether we would like that instead. I said we would like to take the room but we would not pay twice the price for a triple room when there were only 2 of us anyway. I also asked why it had taken 2 months to tell us that the room was not available.
Various emails exchanged over 2 weeks with the last one being received on the 15th September restating they do not have a double room available. I checked all major booking websites on the 16th and there was both a double room and a triple room available on all sites. I sent them a screen shot but have yet to have a response.
We only ever asked for them to honour the original price and not charge us for a bed we would never use and a breakfast we would not eat, seemingly not a sensible request.
I can only assume that occupancy was looking good and they were attempting to up the premium for all the advance bookers knowing that they might be able to secure a better last minute booking should we not want to pay more.
We were due to stay there in 10 days - having had to phone around all of the Amlfi hotels to find a last minute room. I can say that every other hotelier in the area has been charming, helpful and has tried their best to find us a room, the only exception seems to be Hotel Antica Republica.
We have taken our money elsewhere - I suggest you do too.
More than happy to forward on the emails to anyone should they want a read!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This tastefully antique hotel, situated in the historical centre of Amalfi, overlooks the main street of the town and is just a few minutes walk from St Andrew' s Cathedral and 50 mt from the sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Antica Repubblica Hotel
- Antica Repubblica Amalfi