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“The best in Amalfi” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Centrale
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Largo Duchi Piccolomini, | 1, 84011 Amalfi, Italy   |  
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Ranked #22 of 30 Hotels in Amalfi
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“The best in Amalfi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This hotel is located in the heart of the Amalfi , opposite the Cathedral of St. Andrew. The hotel is located in a very old building, 14th century construction. The rooms are not very big, but very comfortable and clean, the service was every day, everything was done perfectly. Breakfast is modest but very tasty.Every morning I enjoyed a great cappuccino and a beautiful view of the Cathedral of St. Andrew.I recommend this hotel to all visitors of Amalfi.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
    4 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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The view from the hotel is nice but if you are sensitive to noise I would not recommend sleeping here. The Church bell rings every 15 minutes and stops only from 22:00 to 7:00. We also heard noises from the street and the other rooms. It is very tough to sleep here.
As we were not pleased at all with the Hotel, we moved to another hotel in Amalfi, Albergo Sant Andrea, which was better.
While checking-out we had an issue with the price of the room. We had called the hotel in advance and had set-up a price (as they never reply to e-mails), but when we checked-out they charged us a higher price. They said there had never been any agreement on the price over the phone. On top, they charged us an even higher room fare than what was written at the reception.
By the way,in general, there is no one at the reception, and if there is someone they bearly speack any other language than Italian.

Room Tip: All rooms are noisy, not only the ones facing the Church.
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Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We had a picture postcard view of the Cathedral from our room, with a tiny balcony with chairs and a large ensuite bathroom. The room was sparse but sufficient, and the adjoining bathroom was clean and modern, although much of the water from the shower ended up in a huge puddle on the floor.
Reception was run by a family who were pleasant and friendly, if not overly concerned with manning the desk (i.e. it was often empty).
Breakfast was served in a top-floor sunroom overlooking the cathedral, or you could take your breakfast outside onto the terrace for a small view of the sea.
I guess we were lucky with the noise: although people did hang around the main square until late, they dispersed early enough that we had a fine night's sleep.
Overall a lovely place I would be happy to stay in again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We arrived at Amalfi already dark and walked a little around the city until we found this hotel. Staff was very nice. We hired a service to bring our luggage from the nearby parking lot. Rooms were confortable and bathroom modern. Breakfast was amazing because of the breathtaking view of the piazza and the cathedral. We had been told that their terrace had "una vista carina" (a cute view) but nothing prepared me for the awesome sight of the terrace. Spectacular! Hot chocolates, cappucinos and croissants nice too.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Stayed here with friends in October 2012. The location can't be beat. We also thought the desk personnel were great! Thoroughly enjoyed watching soccer in the lobby with "the boys". Loved the breakfast--fabulous croissants and the best caffe latte of our trip. Use your earplugs--the bells are close, but I thought it added to the charm.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This is a relatively small family run hotel right opposite the Duomo in the main square in Amalfi and as such you have access to the fabulous views from the roof terrace (where you also have breakfast). The terrace is at the same height as the Duomo, which in turn is 4 or 5 storeys above the square, so not only have you got the Duomo as an amazing backdrop but you can just relax and watch the continuous goings on in the square below.
The owner and staff have limited english but we mucked through without a hitch. With it being family run and things to do within the hotel the reception was not always manned, but more often than not Giancarlo was there. He was very helpful and eager to assist in anything we wanted. He helped us with finding a hotel in our next destination and also talked that hotel into giving us an generous discount.
The room we had was clean and smart and we had no problems during our 3 night stay.

The only thing you need to be aware of is that as the hotel is perfectly placed in the centre of Amalfi where everything takes place, then there is likely to be some noise issues from time to time.
With that in mind you cannot go wrong staying here.

Room Tip: Rooms on the west side are quieter. Sea Views are just being able to see the sea between buildings.
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  • Stayed May 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I would like to rate this hotel higher but I really don't feel I can. When we arrived nobody was staffing reception, and this was frequently the case, both day and night, during our four night stay. Eventually a woman who spoke very little English appeared. Our booking didn't appear in the register so she rang someone and then checked us into our room.

Later we met Giancarlo, who seems to manage the hotel single handedly, or perhaps with his family, as there was often a boy sitting in the reception area watching TV or using the internet. Giancarlo was keen to be of help, but also had limited English. Maybe this explains the information on the hotel website that they are willing to be patient with guests trying out Italian phrases from their guidebook

We had room 21, a nice room with a balcony overlooking the square and a view across to the Duomo. The room wasn't spacious but the bathroom was large enough to accommodate our extra luggage. Everything was clean and tidy.

Wi Fi was free and unlimited, but the promised BBC World and CNN television channels were unobtainable.

Our first night in the hotel, a Friday, was quiet and we weren't woken by the church bell until 7am. The clocks went forward an hour at 2am on Sunday and this was accompanied, perhaps coincidentally, by a lot of noise from revellers in the square. On the Monday and Tuesday the racket from the square began at 5.30am with clanging of bins followed by some sort of noisy excavation in the building below us.

Breakfast was basic but adequate. It was served on the outdoor roof terrace when it wasn't too cold, which was pleasant.

We bought ourselves a local half lemon of soap, good value at 2 euro, as the soap provided in the room was tiny and the gel/shampoos are those silly packets that are hard to open.

Had the hotel been quieter at night (double glazing perhaps?), and had reception been better staffed I would have rated it four out of five, but we had serious concerns when we saw that some people had left their room keys on the unattended reception counter and gone out.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Amalfi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Centrale 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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