If you want to stay in a generic, chain, enorma-hotel, then don’t stay here. If, however, you want to stay in a small, boutique, friendly, family-run establishment with stunning views, this is for you. We stayed here several nights for our honeymoon.
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The hotel is located in the hillside and only accessible on foot. The view is absolutely breath-taking! The path down takes you to Amalfi (20-minute walk) however the path is steep (and tiring) walking back. We didn’t find this a problem (in fact, it helped work off the pasta) but I would consider elsewhere if you don’t have a reasonable level of fitness or have mobility issues. An alternative would be to take the bus (from Pogerola up the hill), which takes longer, or get a taxi which is over-priced. Going further up the hill is the village of Pogerola, which I preferred to Amalfi due to the views and the better restaurants. There is a hillside lift from the hotel to Pogerola (it stops at the hotel, it doesn’t go as far as Amalfi). The lift is fantastic, especially when you have your bags. It also allows you to really take in the scenery as you are going up. Make sure you ask management to show you how to work it though and show you the way as it is confusing at first. Although the lift can be used if you are in a wheelchair, there are still steps within the hotel complex itself, so stay elsewhere if you are looking for somewhere completely step-free.
All meals in the hotel are served from a covered terrace with spectacular views. Breakfast is coffee, a glass of juice, a home-made croissant, bread, some biscotti, and jam. An extra coffee or fruit would have been nice, but the breakfast is filling and the service is good. We also had lunch twice in the hotel, which was absolutely delicious.
We had the Junior Suite. It was very large and comfortable and the air-con was good. The shower was warm and powerful. The only downsides were no bath and no views of the sea from your bed, just from the general room area. Also, be careful of the low ceiling! A few more coat hangers would have been nice. The mini bar was good, but not always re-stocked.
The view from the pool area is fantastic. Plenty of sun loungers and places to relax. This is a very small hotel with only a few rooms so we often had this area to ourselves.
The family who run the hotel do really try to go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. For example, they offered to drive us to Pompeii and ended up throwing in a mini guided tour of the area!
I would recommend this hotel to others.
- 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