We've just returned from a wonderful stay at L'argine Fiorito. Alfonso, the manager, is very friendly and sweet, and him and his (sister?) offered us any information when we asked for it, from bus times to taxi bookings and treks to take, and gave us beach towels and helped us cover our suitcase when it was raining! They do take your key whenever you leave but they are at the reception to let you in all hours.
I loved the waterfall and the derelict building outside our balcony (room Rosa) but the waterfall was very loud! As such we had to keep the doors shut and wake up in the dark every morning, but it wasn't a problem.
Breakfast was ok - we weren't offered anything other than what was laid out, so I don't know if there is anything else, but there was yoghurts, cornflakes, cakes and pastries. Nothing special, but decent fuel for the morning.
The room was nice and the hotel was only a short walk to Amalfi, which has a lot more atmosphere than Atrani, which is mainly a hangout for locals - an interesting insight into their lives though and very different to the tourist-filled Amalfi, which was good! The beach loses sunlight early and has grey sand, but Amalfi beach has a good atmosphere (but very painful pebbles!). The restaurants we went to weren't up to much, but we had lovely meals in Villa Maria in Ravello (scenic walk up lots of steps) and in Sorrento, which is an hour and a half away by bus.
Capri is expensive even beyond what we expected and really not very exciting. We also got fleeced out of lots of money there for a boat trip. And The Blue Grotto is amazingly overrated and a massive disappointment. You pay 11.50 Euro each to get in a row boat and be rowed in and out again in two minutes and there's nothing more to it than what you see in the pictures. Then they demand tips and complain no matter how much you give them. Don't bother!
If you can, arrive in Naples during the day. Otherwise it'll cost you 130 Euro to get a taxi to Amalfi. If you arrive in the day you can get a train to Sorrento or Salerno then a SITA bus to Amalfi (from Salerno it is shorter but Sorrento has a lot more going on). Don't hire a car - those roads are scary!!!
In Naples, leave your baggage at the station (by platform 5) and go to Pizzeria Da Michele (Mee-Kel) - famous for having the best pizza in Naples and not to be missed. Just 10 min walk from the station. Delish!
A wonderful (and long) walk: From Amalfi head up to the Paper Mill Museum and turn right up some steps. Follow them past derelict buildings and other old paper mills on and on up and up - persevere because it's a stunning walk with a massive waterfall at the end, well worth it.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.