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“Great location, some ups and a few downs” 4 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
Columbia, MD
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43 hotel reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Great location, some ups and a few downs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our room looks out directly over the central square and Duomo of Amalfi. In the evening, the pleasant October activity hummed us to sleep. But the morning was like listening to Stravinski, first a few lone motos or trucks, then a sweeper who dropped his broom, by 6 AM the garbage truck opened a fugue, and at 7 AM the church bells rang their first greeting of the day - enough rest for the wicked who went out to eat at a fashionable Italian hour the night before.
Our room is small, but clean, modern, and quite adequate. The owner has limited English and simply showed us the room upon arrival (we felt fortunate to have found the place off the square to the left and up a narrow flight of stairs. Neighborhood kids were playing soccer on the little square- at least we were not in the tourist rat race below. We had to ask about internet and time for breakfast- this information was neither printed or given to us at our not so gracious greeting. Breakfast on the roof is scenic, adequate, basic. The croissants were the high point.

Room Tip: QUieter at the back of the building, but view not as special.
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Right in the heart of Amalfi, a good spot to base your self to explore the area. A relatively basic hotel with a 3 star rating but the staff are friendly and helpful. In the evening head up to the terrace with a bottle of wine and watch the activity in the main piazza. Sure you can get better accommodation in Amalfi at higher prices but it will not match the location of the Centralle.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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cape town
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11 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is an ideal little hotel for a short stay in Amalfi. It is right in the heart of the town and so within easy walking distance of all the attractions. Don't expect any frills, but the rooms are clean and comfortable albeit noisy at times due to the location. The staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly, breakfast is modest but the terrace is delightful. For a three star hotel this is a good choice.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Rome, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Very kind people. the highlight is certainly the terrace for breakfast . Location is perfect, central yet silent and everything readily accessible. Then of course Amalfi speaks for itself, it is such a dainty and romantic location.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This hotel has a fantastic location right in the centre of Amalfi overlooking the main square. However this does make it noisy, our room was at the back, but it was still quite noisy and a lot of clocks / bells chiming. The hotel staff were helpful and there is free wi-fi in the lobby. The room was clean, but definitely no frills. Air conditioning was noisy but didn't seem to actually cool the room at all. The breakfast was not great with coffee, which can only be described as horrible and the food selection was poor, but the location on the roof terrace was spectacular. I would stay here again, but don't expect luxury or a good night's sleep!

Room Tip: Back of the hotel doesn't have views of the square and is still quite noisy but a lot quieter th...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

My husband wasn't thrilled with this no-frills hotel but I wasn't overly disappointed. Rooms are definitely no-frill. Average beds, nothing special in terms of furnishings. The lobby is small and bare bones. Wifi access is limited to the lobby as well. Our room did have a stunning view of the Cathedral of St. Andrew and piazza outside. Many other places to see in Italy before we return to Amalfi but I wouldn't be opposed to staying here again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the Cathedral. Beautiful!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Riva del
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

The view to the Chiesa staircase was stunning, but the noise from the square was very loud. We stayed at 2nd floor. Nice breakfast room, but with a poor selection. Nice friendly staff, but the landlord was more busy watching le tour de France than taking care of business

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 #22 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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