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“A quiet comfy retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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L'argine Fiorito
Via Dei Dogi 45, Atrani, Italy   |  
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Atrani
Redmond, WA, USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A quiet comfy retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Atrani is a ten minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Amalfi. The hotel is located at the end of the main road in Atrani, approximately 200 meters from the coast road. The hotel is quiet and comfortable. There is a waterfall next to the hotel. Even sleeping with the windows open there is not traffic noise.
The laundromat in town is closed on Sunday. The hotel does not want guests hand washing clothes in the room.

Room Tip: The waterfall room is noisiest.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011 via mobile

Me and my wife went here for a one week stay at our honeymoon. I really cant think of a more romantic place to spend a honeymoon. In the beginning we kept on thinking, whats the catch, whats the catch, but there simply wasn't any!!! Atrani itself was just perfect for a romantic stay as well, really good food, only italian tourists (almost), local fish, beautiful and easy to get to places nearby by boat, feet or bus. Don't even consider Amalfi town, Atrani is much better....

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 3 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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West midlands
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

Elia and Alfonso looked after us so well - attentive to our needs at all times in this family owned and run small hotel. Our spotless, shady, cared for and tastefully decorated room, Rosa, looked out onto a waterfall which provided all the natural airconditioning claimed in the brochure. The "residence" is a restored part of an ancient pasta mill set in a garden next to the mill stream in a secluded spot at the end of Atrani's main street. The local beach is a few hundred metres away for early morning swims - an easy five minutes walk down hill and a mite longer for the walk back.

Huge fresh croissants and seven types of jam are the centrepiece of breakfast. To supplement these, cereals, bread rolls, pieces of cake and ripe fruit and juices are set out a few feet away on a sideboard. We settled for Lipton's tea and green tea so didn't try the coffee but it did smell good! It's a generous breakfast and perfectly adequate to satisfy the biggest of appetites.

Sweet, shy Elia seems to be the maid of all work in this business and never seems to have a day off. Her brother, Alfonso, is the business manager and is the more chatty one. He will be delighted to tell you the local history and show you the shards of pottery, bottles and clay pipes dug up during the mill's restoration. You may also meet others of the family, parents and uncles, either here or in town.

Atrani itself is unusual for the Amalfi Coast in still retaining a local feel. Amongst all the locals, most of the visitors to the restaurants in the village square will be Neapolitan weekenders or regular visitors - the cognoscenti.

Ravello is a must to visit. Amalfi with its bus station and ferry port is only a fifteen minute walk away and has the trappings associated with mass tourism though, thankfully, no theme park yet.

If you are moderately fit and can cope with the steps, do try some of the local walks. Alfonso has a selection of free guides. We love the walk up the Valley dei Mulini from Amalfi with its ruins, flora and fauna, its lizards by the score and even more waterfalls.

L'Argine Fiorito is a special place, a well kept secret. Enjoy it, and keep it that way.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

We have been staying here for three nights (intended to stay for only one or two nights, but the location is a perfect place for multiple trips). It is a beautifull bed&breakfast. Just away from touristic Amalfi. View is perfect and rooms are very clean. We enjoyed the liveliness on the piazza where mainly locals hang around. We have also eaten in two restaurants in Atrani and the food was good.
We were backpacking so no experience with the car. We have made trips to Amalfi, Ravello, Maiory and did some hiking in the area. Service was good and friendly. Breakfast was simple but compared to other bed and breakfasts (we have seen three of them this week in Amalfi coast) the most complete.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bend, Oregon
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

I stayed at this wonderful private & secluded hotel for 4 nights at the end of March. It was recommended in Rick Steves Italty guidebook, and I felt so lucky to have discovered it. The location is amazing on the torrent of water that comes down from the mountain. As a solo traveler I felt very safe, and was happy to be in a quiet and nature inspired area. The location is perfect - close to Amalfi if you want to see the signts there (the church, paper museum, ceramic shops, bars, cafes, even beauty salons). Great bus connections to the Greek ruins at Paestum or other small villages in the area. The hike up to Ravello along the Via Dragone path is wonderful. The breakfast is simple & adequate. I enjoyed wandering over to Amalfi or up to Ravello for a cappuchino or cocktail, as I browsed the ceramic shops, churches, museums, villas & gardens. It was always so peaceful to come back to this wonderful hotel. The one thing I would recommend is to bring warm slippers or socks because the beautiful tile floors are cold.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, BC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2010

First visit to Atrani & L'Argine Fiorito. Beautiful waterfall next to the B&B. Garden and patio area of hotel lovely and room spacious. All very clean. The breakfast was very good, but cappucino not available. Owner and sister both excellent for service. Do not understand why others have complained about the sister as she was so helpful on our check-in. She helped with our luggage and gave suggestion for restaurants both in Atrani and Amalfi (short walk from Atrani). Owner is really nice guy and out of his way to provide excellent service. Parking is a problem in the entire Amalfi area, but hotel made arrangements for our car that worked very well. A car in this area is not needed with the bus service anyhow. Atrani is a great location and it was a relief to come back to our B&B after the crowds in Amalfi, Positano and Ravello. We took bus up to Ravello and hiked down to Atrani. Path is easy to find from Villa Cimbrone & a great way to experience the atmosphere of the region. Avoid if you have knee problems, though. Enjoyed watching families in the piazza in Atrani. Totally different scene from Amalfi. Highly recommend this B&B and would re-book without hesitation.

Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2010

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.

Some tips:

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.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Dei Dogi 45, Atrani, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Atrani
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Atrani
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Number of rooms: 5
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