The hotel itself and the rooms overall are very nice, but no nicer than a fine hotel in NYC or equivalent. What makes it actually worth (if that is actually possible) the $1200 a night is the incredibly accommodating staff (I have a number of pictures of them holding our 16 month old son). Genuinely sweet people that I would look forward to seeing again on a future trip. The Amalfi coast is not a great place for a child (especially under 2) yet they made every effort to make my family and others with small children welcome. Anything we needed, milk at all hours, crib, baby sitter, car service to Ravello, were handled promptly and professionally. The location a short (albeit treacherous) walk from town and the port was modestly inconvenient - they run a shuttle frequently but it involves being on their schedule and does not run in the evenings. Water access is fine but not remarkable - the pool, in a great location adjacent to the water, is average. Those who have not been to the coast might be disappointed that there is no beach - you jump off a dock into deep (cold) water. They have ladders that allow you to climb back up to the "dock".
Food is as expensive as you would expect, but excellent. Breakfast is included, which is nice. Drinks - will get you. My wife had a non-alcoholic drink by the pool that was $16. Some that should have been $5.
Overall a great place and experience, but you have to be back at your desk reflecting on the trip before you can truly say it is worth the price.
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Caterina Amalfi
- Hotel Santa Caterina