This B&B is amazing. I originally planned to just take a day trip from Rome to Amalfi to take the Amalfi Coast powerboat tour, but I was advised to stay the night prior so I can make it to the tour early morning. Le Palme was suggested to me by the tour organizer as a reasonably priced, family-owned B&B. I therefore emailed Le Palme to get a quote, and got an immediate reply. Based on the quote, I was expecting a room with no windows, with just a bed, which was exactly what I was looking for, as I did not plan to stay long.
When I entered the B&B, I was pleasantly surprised. It was nestled in the hills of Pogerola, facing the Amalfi coast, with dramatic views of the ocean. Every room I was told had a view of the ocean, including mine. Antonietta, the receptionist was very friendly. I loved my room which was spacious, had a large bed, TV, A/C, safe, closet, bathroom (small). It had glass doors so you can see the ocean in the distance, with separate wood panels that can be closed if total privacy is desired. It was a bit late when I arrived, and I asked where I could have dinner. Antonietta recommended the restaurant uphill which the owner also ran. The owner himself and his little tyke, came to get me in his Vespa and 3 of us rode back (10-min romantic walk or short bus ride uphill) to his restaurant where his wife herself prepares the food. The place had open dining, and had a very nice twilight view of the small houses dotting the surrounding hills. Reminded me of those little Italian hamlet towns they feature on travel magazines, only known to seasoned travellers. Food was decent, housewine superb!
The only draw back to this place is that it is a good 15min bus ride from downtown Amalfi. However, it is located along the trail running from the top of the mountain to downtown, and I was told it was only a 30min leisurely trek downhill to get downtown from the B&B. Personally I would have loved to do it if I had time, as the view would be breathtaking. It is also about an 8min walk downstairs from the highway above, though someone can meet you at the bus stop to help with your luggage. (You might wanna factor this in if you're planning to catch a bus at a specific time schedule to go downtown).
All in all, this is definitely not the Ritz, but a great value for the price! I ended up staying for 2 nights and 3 days, and enjoyed every minute of it! Pogerola has a very enchanting view of the coast, and this little B&B was perfectly positioned for one to appreciate the grandeur of the Mediterranean, especially at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The warm welcome of the Cuomo Family, the comfort of the room, the small swimming pool, the wonderful view on the Amalfi Coast, guarantees you a relaxing stay at very convenient prices.The House is linked with a restaurant situated just 20 meters away from the beach of Atrani, which proposes a traditional and creative cuisine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Palme Amalfi
- Le Palme Hotel Amalfi