My partner and I spent a wonderful three nights at this hotel at the end of August.
We hired a car at Rome airport and the sat nav took us easily to Atrani along the twisting coast road where having a small car was definitely an advantage! The journey took about three hours, so not as long as we expected,
We had no problems finding the hotel. When we reached the small car park near the beach, we rang the hotel and someone came down to meet us, help with the cases and park the car. The valet parking cost 25 euros a day but was worth it for how easy it made things. We didn't actually need the car again during our stay as there was so much to do and see within walking distance of the hotel.
We stayed in the Liz Taylor room - Room 301 which has to be one of the best in the hotel. It was dual aspect with two Juliet balconies overlooking both the town and the sea. The decor was unusual and stylish, with everything you needed (alhtough be aware that irons and hair straighteners are not supposed to be used in the rooms, for safety reasons I suppose.)
The room had very quiet and effective air conditioning. It is useful to know that If you want the air con to be on at night, you need to give reception a ring as they control it centrally after a certain time. Once it is on, you can control the temperature from your room.There is also a sensor on one half of the french doors, so the air conditioning goes off if you have both doors open.
We thoroughly enjoyed the jacuzzi in the corner of the bedroom - it was wonderful lying there with a glass of wine looking out at the sunset and beautiful view.
Our bathroom had a large rainfall shower. There were bathrobes slippers, toiletries and a hairdryer provided.The bedroom also had a mini-bar and safe.
All the staff were great - they happily provided extra pillows and assisted us with finding boat times etc We were without hot water for a short while on the second night of our stay. The reception and management staff couldn't have been more helpful and were anxious to compensate us for the inconvenience.
The continental breakfast was tasty with plenty of choice of cold meats, cheeses, cereal, fruit, pastries etc. For an extra charge, you could also have a small range of cooked breakfasts.There was no restaurant in the hotel but there was a good choice of wonderful restaurants nearby in Atrani. We were particulalrly impressed with The Mistral restaurant in the Piazza - the sea food was amazing.
The wellness centre just off the reception area was fabulous with a sauna, turkish bath, jacuzzi etc. You are provided with robes and slippers as well as fresh fruit and bottled water while you are in there. The whole experience was wonderful and very relaxing as I had the place to myself!
Atrani is only a short 5-10 minute walk from the busier town of Amalfi. We chose to walk along the coastal path which involves a lot of steps, but also affords wonderful views. You can also walk along the road and through the tunnel which many people did, but we never tried.
We decided to visit the island of Capri which proved to be a wonderful day out. It was just over an hour by boat from Amalfi.
The whole experience staying at the hotel was a fabulous and very memorable one for us We would highly recommend both the hotel and the area for a visit, particularly if you like walking and aren't afraid of steps!! We would love to go back there one day.