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“basic clean room food very disappointing” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel 7 Bello
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Nazionale 39, 840101 Minori, Italy   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Minori
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“basic clean room food very disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2009

Staff where reasonably friendly. Hotel is on a very busy road. Our room was functional and clean. Hair dryer was useless as well as the drawers, they were so small you couldn't store anything in them. The main problem was the food. Very poor quality and no variety. I assume the manager will reply to this with the standard reply that is on the other negative remarks left on this site. The owners really need to address the problem of the food. considering there is so much fresh good local produce around, it was surprising that during our stay of a week the only sald item we had was tomato on one evening. we had some kind of mush that was supposed to be roasted courgette on another occasion. Ice cream was the standard desert which would have been fine if we had a change of flavour on occasions. Amalfi is beautiful and well worth visiting, however i would not really recommend this hotel to my friends.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

I have just returned from a week's stay in this lovely hotel.
Andrea and his family could not have been more welcoming to all of us.
They went out of their way to accommodate our every need.
The food was lovely and it was about 50 yards from the beach.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2009

I can't stand about our holiday: me and my girfriend spend 3 weeks moving around Italy and we spend (unfortunally!!!) just 4 days into the amazing panorama and gratest view of the Amalfi Cost. We been to the "Hotel Sette Bello" where we found a really helpful, kind and disponible owner ho always give as the best advice and info about, where and when we can visit something! I hope to be again there soon as possible...
Belive me, That days were the best of all the holiday!

Thank's again Mr.Andrea Rispoli for all you make for us!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2004

Asked for a quiet room at the back..but the road loops round the hotel - so much for that idea. The 5 Euro a day for air conditioning is worth it to drown out the public bus horn and we had no trouble sleeping. The dinner menu choice is supposed to be made that morning but we forgot two days and there was plenty of food to let us choose what we wanted and large portions. We dined out one day and the staff were very worried we didn't like the food.

Hotels on the Amalfi coast are expensive. For a 3 star hotel this is as good as you will get and better than most, with friendly staff and clean peasant rooms. Free Roman ruins to visit across the road. Minori is a small town, relatively unspoilt by tourists, but with a ferry stop, which makes it ideal to explore the Amalfi coast. We had a very nice time.

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7bello, Proprietario at Hotel 7 Bello, responded to this review, September 21, 2008
About the food situation, we always give many different kinds of choise about menu. However, we give to all our guests the opportunity to keep different kinds of vegetables, fruits and ice cream.
We are really disappointed with the opinion of our guests: We have rooms that have the balcony and looks into the mainly street and others that looks inside: we are much sorry, but the situation of the traffic doesn't dipends by us! At the end, we have totally rebuild and re-moderned all the structured, the staff and the organization.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2004

The hotel is situated on a very busy main road and as such is noisy both day and night. It is very difficult to sleep as throughout the night one is constantly awoken by traffic sounds.

Some room have balconies, ours did not, however, one is not even tempted to open even a window as the noise is so bad with everything closed and opening a window increases the decibels further and adds exhaust fumes to the equation. This creates another problem, that of temperature in the room. Whilst there is air conditioning, the hotel will only switch it on for your room at an extra cost of 10 euros per day.

We hired a car for the week in June 2004 that we stayed at the hotel and were charged 7.75 euros per day for car parking, although nowhere could we see this stated and we were not advised of it until the last day. It was then pointed out that there was a sign near reception advising of the charge, however, it did not on the admission of the Manager give a price and it was written in Italian whereas the hotel had everything else relevant to the stay in English. Other local hotels offered free car parking for their guests.

On hindsight I would not recommend hiring a car though as the roads are very tricky indeed.

It was not permitted to pay for any drinks or wine on a daily basis and that led to the anticipated impossible reconciliation on the last night. I would therefore recommend anyone to check the bill accumulation on a daily basis to avoid the inevitable unpleasantness at the end of the holiday.

Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of our stay was the food. There is a choice of starter, main course and dessert; two of each which one is asked to choose the day before. If you are looking for authentic Italian food this is not the hotel for you. Our first starter comprised a choice of spaghetti with scrambled egg and bacon sauce (not Carbonari) or soup. This was followed by an undefined fish dish or veal. The fish was reasonable, however, the veal was processed and swamped in thick gravy and totally unpalatable and my wife declined it. Dessert comprised a choice of ice cream or cream caramel. This was typical of the meals and throughout the week the rest of the pasta starters were macaroni with very bland sauces. Really amazing was the lack of tomatoes either as part of a salad or as the base of a sauce. I have lived 18 months in Italy previously and this is the worse food that I have experienced. A few of the guests gave up after two days and for the rest of their stay they dined independently of the hotel although they had paid for half board.

The continental style breakfast was better than we had expected, however, here's the shock, the coffee was dreadful unless you don't like Italian coffee! It was so weak as to be almost tasteless and one was unable to obtain cappuccino, espresso, lungo or anything that tasted Italian.

In its favour the hotel is clean and the staff friendly.

The resort of Minori is wonderful and we plan to return, however, we will not stay at this hotel again and would not recommend it to anyone who likes quiet or Italian cuisine.

  • Stayed June 2004
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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7bello, Proprietario at Hotel 7 Bello, responded to this review, September 21, 2008
In this article, the guests sayd too many lies:
1. The air conditioned worked everyday, during the day and the night and just the guest has got the switch to open or swithc it of.
2. one of the first thing that we tell to all our guests is that the parking is not included into the bild. Anyway, if we forget to tell it, there is the picture that show the price in all the language.
3. about the food,we always give many different kinds of choise about menu. However, we give to all our guests the opportunity to keep different kinds of vegetables, fruits and ice cream.
4. we are really disappointed with the opinion of our guests: We have rooms that have the balcony and looks into the mainly street and others that looks inside: we are much sorry, but the situation of the traffic doesn't dipends by us! At the end, we have totally rebuild and re-moderned all the structured, the staff and the organization.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2004

The hotel was serviceable. The room was very basic. It did not have a balcony and overlooked the only main road through Minori to Amalfi! It was very noisy when the windows were open. The food was very basic and not much variety. Breakfast consisted of an apricot croissant, apricot jam and bread and a bowl of cereal. You had two choices of starter, main and desert each day (which had to be booked the day before) which usually consisted of veal or fish. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL TO VEGETARIANS. The choice each evening was salad or omelette. The salad consisted of green lettuce leaves and if you were lucky you may have received a sliver or two of tomato. The omelette was just a plain one. There is no swimming pool and being straight on a main road, not very suitable for young children.

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7bello, Proprietario at Hotel 7 Bello, responded to this review, September 21, 2008
We are really disappointed with the opinion of our guests: we always give the options to all one to chioise differents menu and everydays we have a great buffet of different kind of vegetables. However, we have room that have the balcony and other that looks inside: unfortunally, the traffic situatios doesn't dipends from us! Just to know: from the '04 we have rebuild and remoderned all the structure of the buildings, staff and organization.
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Additional Information about Hotel 7 Bello

Address: Via Nazionale 39, 840101 Minori, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Minori
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Minori
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel 7 Bello 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'hotel è gestito direttamente dai Fratelli Rispoli da 40 anni, l'hotel sorge a 50m dal mare. Dispone di 30 camere, appena ristrutturate, aria condiziona, televisione con digitale terrestre, bagno privato, frigobar, fono, cassaforte, internet point. La colazione viene servita al buffet in apposita sala, mentre il pranzo e la cena sono serviti in un'altra sala, tutti i venerdì sera cena a lume di candela e musica dal vivo. Il fiore all'occhiello dell'hotel è la cucina, con piatti tipici di pesce. ... more   less 
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Hotel 7 Bello Minori, Italy - Amalfi Coast

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