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Hotel Centrale
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Largo Duchi Piccolomini, | 1, 84011 Amalfi, Italy   |  
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Ranked #20 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
Boston, MA
Senior Reviewer
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“excellent value, friendly place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

This is a nice hotel with very friendly staff. Breakfast is really good, with the very attentive staff waiting on you. I spent 5 days in this hotel for a conference and I would gladly come back and stay at this hotel. It has a beautiful terrace that overlooks the duomo and breakfast is served in this area every morning.

There is one caveat: As I mentioned this hotel is very close to the duomo, so if you want to sleep in, it would be impossible to do so at this hotel. The bells of the duomo ring every 15 minutes from 7 am to 10 pm, so this makes sleeping in and taking a nap impossible. If you want to do either of these things, I suggest finding a hotel farther away from the duomo.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011 via mobile

We arrived earlier than expected and the rooms were still being prepared, not to worry! We were ushered to the balcony cafe and offered a coffee while we waited ...
No sooner had my Cafe Americano reached it's final destination when we were ushered to our room. What a view, the church to one side the street to the other. Lovely little balcony, good bed, clean fresh linen, big towels, good bathroom and shower.
The days were pretty standard for us, up early(ish) brekkie consisted of fresh croissants and pannini with sweet things, yoghurt and great coffee (Vegimite made it up with me on day 2) we would then wander out for the day, great walks, local shops or the beach 10€ two chairs one umbrella. SOLD!
Return, shower, glass of wine on balcony and watch the Amalfi square ebb and flow.
Then out for dinner See my review on Il Mulino, GREAT FIND!
These guys were friendly, and welcoming, great place to stay, will come back ..
But buyer beware, if you are a light sleeper forego the view for a back room, the "ebb and flow" goes on all night and then dovetails into clean-up duties of the bin-men. So if you desire a sleep in ask for a room not facing the square..
But it's all part of it really isn't it?
Ciao Amalfi!

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Extremely noisy hotel where it was hard to get to sleep and then you are woken by the cathedral bells early in the morning. Room was clean, but the balcony was a little grungy looking out toward rather scruffy roof tops. Plus, I was quoted one price and then when I checked out they charged me a higher rate. Highly suspicious there was a little scam going on, as I noticed they hadn't logged me in on the hotel entry sheet and showed the room as vacant. Planned to stay for longer, but one night was more than we could handle. Headed on to Positano where we had a totally different experience in a fantastic hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2010

I requested a room with a view of the Duomo; however, the bells ring from 7am to 9 or 10pm and are loud enough to wake me up if I don't wear ear plugs. Also, the people congregating below in the plaza could be too loud. If you want more quiet, ask for a room away from the plaza and on a different floor than the lobby! The lobby can get loud if the TV is on, and with guests checking in.

The front desk gentleman (owner?) is very nice, friendly, and helpful. Maybe a bit too casual for some - he was sleeping on the couch in the lobby when we were leaving at 7am and we had to wake him up. But he will look anything up for you on his computer. You can tell he takes pride in making your stay as wonderful as possible. Breakfast is excellent, with pastries, cereal, juice, yogurt, milk, coffee, etc.

Amalfi is a great place to stay to explore the Amalfi coast, especially if you don't have a car, because it's the start/end of the line for the SITA buses, which are a couple of minutes away from the hotel. The Hotel Centrale, along with the friendly locals, make you feel very welcome!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Örebro
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

We were offered a choice between two rooms, both of them very good. We stayed in one with a view over the piazza and the cathedral. Very helpful owner (?) Giancarlo carried our heavy luggage up the stairs, gave us good advice and saw to it that our car was put safely in a garage (at 15 euro/night). Breakfast on the sunny terrace was excellent.

  • Stayed November 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

The Amalfi Coast is absolutely beautiful and our wonderful visit was complemented with our stay at the Hotel Centrale in Amalfi. Great location - just across the beautiful St. Andrea cathedral. The rooms were comfortable and clean and a perfect place if you are traveling with a young child. Our son (2 years) loved the hotel. The morning breakfasts were delicious and a great view from the breakfast room. What truly made our visit perfect was the helpfulness of Giovanni. He was always warm, friendly and willing to help us whenever needed! We hope to be back one day and we know where we will stay!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bucks, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

This hotel is very conveniently located right in the centre of Amalfi, five minutes stroll from the bus station. Our room was fairly small but very clean and comfortable and had a stunning view of the Duomo just opposite. There's a bit of noise at night as with any popular piazza, but it is worth it. The breakfast was very nice with fresh rolls and croissants, cakes, yoghurt, cereal. Giancarlo was extremely helpful, especially with our luggage on the steps. Even with hardly any English he was able to effectively communicate with great care and attention to our needs and a great sense of humour. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Largo Duchi Piccolomini, | 1, 84011 Amalfi, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Centrale 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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