My husband and I stayed at this hotel for two weeks for our honeymoon. We choose this hotel because it ticked many boxes for us; beautiful setting, balcony sea views, half board and good location. We weren't disappointed.
The staff were really friendly, especially some of the waiting staff and we appreciated the personal touch of the manager who took the time to speak to every guest each evening over dinner.
Our room was spacious and clean. The air conditioning was a blessing as was the lovely balcony which included a sun lounger. Our rooms were cleaned everyday including fresh towels. We had booked a 'superior' room because we wanted to ensure a sea view, however looking back at the hotel website I think we got a 'superior relax' but without the working hydrotherapy bath. The bed was huge and there was plenty of wardrobe space.
Due to focusing on our wedding planning, I had slightly overlooked the actual location of the hotel, thinking we would be in Amalfi town, where in actual fact we were about 5km east - sandwiched between Amalfi and Positano. For us this wasn't a problem, we enjoyed a couple of walks to Amalfi (approx 1 hour and 1/4 at a good pace). We also regularly got the bus, the hotel provide a timetable and you can buy the tickets from them. The buses were cheap, regular, with drop off and pick up right outside the hotel and very entertaining (the roads are very narrow and winding, plus Italian drivers seem to have no fear!) We were able to get to the neighbouring tours of Positano, Praiano, Ravello, then further afield to Sorrento and Pompeii (bus, then a very cheap train). The hotel also had a deal with a local tour guide which organised a boat trip to Capri which included getting transport to and from the hotel. So we didn't feel isolated at all. The days in which we didn't feel like travelling we spent at the hotel's private lido where the sunloungers were free (unlike Amalfi beaches) and we could swim around the coastal area. There was also a jacuzzi bath in the garden area which over looked the sea.
The restaurant, in our opinion was top quality. For half board you had a choice of different pastas/a soup or salad for a first course, a meat or fish course for second, a side and a dessert. The choice was different every night, therefore we ended up eating at the hotel most nights. The food always tasted fresh.
All in all, it was perfect for what we wanted. Two weeks to relax, but also the option to travel about if we wanted. If you want a lively spot with lots of local amenities on your doorstep then this might not be for you, however, for our wants and needs it was perfect. The real selling point for this hotel is the stunning location, offering incredible coastal views, not only from the balcony, but from restaurant and gardens too. It's quiet, beautiful and very romantic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful house above the sea is the site of one of most characteristic hotels of the Amalfi coast, with a superb restaurant, a private swimming area and car park. Situated in a splendid panoramic position, the hotel is very close to Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Conca Azzurra Hotel
- Hotel La Conca Azzurra Italy/Amalfi Coast - Conca Dei Marini