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“Perfect location for a stay in Amalfi” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Croce di Amalfi
Ranked #18 of 36 Amalfi B&B and Inns
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Perfect location for a stay in Amalfi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Croce di Amalfi for three nights. It has been reconditioned in the last two years or so. It is a converted residence from an aristocratic family. This small boutique style hotel was located steps away from the central square, shops, restaurants and the harbor. The rooms were very nice, clean and comfortable. We had a view of the sea, the top of the duomo and of course the mountain cliffs all around us from our little terrace. The hotel terrace where we enjoyed a free continental breakfast each morning had a stunning view. The staff of the hotel were very friendly and helpful. We throughly enjoyed our stay in Amalfi and the Hotel Croce di Amalfi.

Be sure to visit the little hilltop town of Rovello when you are here. The views are incredible and the Garden of Villa Cimbrone was incredible.

The one thing to be sure visitors are aware of is that there are 77 steps to get to the hotel entry. Steps are not uncommon for hotels in the Amalfi coast, but good to be aware if you are carrying your luggage and have health challenges.

We arranged for transportation from the Naples Airport to Amalfi through Amalfi Car Experience. Definitely the way to go versus other options. So easy and helpful after the long flight from the states.

Room Tip: Request a terrace / sea view if one is available.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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UK
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50 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Absolutely gorgeous location high up, with bedroom and terrace views across Amalfi rooftops towards the cliffs and the sea.
Hotel was finished in 2011, Amalfi style floor tiles, marble decor. Clean, modern, uncluttered.
Bathroom is to excellent standard, large dual head shower, lots of hot water and CLEAN.
Friendly family style hosts treat you to a good breakfast, italian style, fresh coffee, rolls, muffins, cereals, fruit, meats, cheeses and fruit juices.

Only thing is, like most of Amalfi, it is accessible only on foot up 110 narrow stone steps (Piazza to bedroom - I counted every one !!). So not for the weak-of-knees or for anything heavier than a carry-on cabin bag.
Car parking is in the underground municipal park across the town, assume ten minutes walk before arriving at the steps in Piazza Dei Dogi.

Room Tip: Be sure you are up to climbing steps !!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We found this B&B to be absolutely gorgeous.
It was bit of a climb up ca. 70 steps to the B&B but totally worth it, especially when we had organised a porter service to lug our bags up.
The place was immaculate, it had gorgeous authentic decor with beautiful tiled floors everywhere and so so clean.

The views from our bedroom window over the bay were breathtaking.. The breakfast every day was served on the terrace overlooking the bay and was fantastic. The service was wonderful. We would def. stay here again!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view! Organise porter service! It's not expensive.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We spend 2 days there in August 2012. The hotel is very small and ideally located in the city centre of Amalfi. It was strange walking all the steps to get in the hotel but it was part of the adventure. The rooms are big enough and we had sea views so we were happy. The hotel also has a nice terrace where you can have your breakfast in the morning and the view is fantastic. The breakfast is limited by the lady owner is there to help you if you need something special. The hotel location is just 5 minutes to the city centre of Amalfi or to the beach. Overall good experience in this hotel and satisfied with the service provided.

Room Tip: Choose a room with sea view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Barabbas_10
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

The hotel has a very good localization, you will spend less than 5 minutes to get to the beach.. The rooms are extremely well decorated and bathrooms are big enough.
Keep your eyes open with two things:
- There is no parking close of the hotel
- Get prepared to go up 80 steps to reach the reception! Don't go with huge luggages.
- The reception work between 08h am to 07pm. So if you will check-in before or after this time, get the telephone of the owner with you

Room Tip: Try a room with sea view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Celso S
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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Amalfi is not my favorite town on the coast, as other than early in the morning and late at night you have to fight through hordes of tourists. But I was pleased with our choice of the Hotel Croce di Amalfi. It's location up a number of steps means you need to be in decent shape if you're carrying heavy luggage, but for me it was worth it to be up above the commotion in the town. The view from our window, and especially from the large communal terrace, was lovely. (I would guess that hotels closer to the beach are quite noisy, as during the day there's a constant parade of tour buses and cars).

Our room itself was smallish but pretty, with old wooden shutters. The bathroom was probably the nicest on of our entre trip through Italy, with the same lovely blue and white tiles that are maintained as a decorative motif throughout the hotel. We had a great modern shower.

We did have to ring the front bell and wait a bit for someone to show up when we arrived, as I believe the owners live in a nearby house, but with a small, independantly owned hotel you don't expect someone to be occupying the front desk 24/7. In gneral I found the hotel to be well run, and the staff friendly and helpful.

Amalfi is very pricey town, so the rate was not cheap but seemed in-line with what similar hotels were charging. So overall I would say that the Croce di Amalfi is a very good choice.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We spent three nights in this during our honeymoon trip in south Italy. Almost 80 steps to the hotel is an Amalfi standard and it is not a big problem unless you have heavy luggages. Hotel is located in the heart of Amalfi and has a nice terrace with superb coast view. Breakfast was poor and finished breakfast stuff ( like cheese,bread and fruits) were hardly refilled by staff and coffee&tea service was very weak. Hotel was recently refurbished and well decorated but the service and cleanness could be much better regarding the price they charge for the room. Overall a bad value for money.

Room Tip: Rooms without sea view are quieter
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Osman Y
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Property: Hotel Croce di Amalfi
Address: Via San Nicola dei Greci 13/15, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Amalfi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Croce di Amalfi 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Croce di Amalfi, once an historic house belonged to the aristocratic family Scoppetta, is situated in the ancient district "Vagliendola", one of the most panoramic and suggestive place of the city. Surrounded from picturesque houses and overlying from the bizantinic belltower of saint Biagio's church, the Hotel has an unique and privileged location and offers breathbreaking view. Very closed to the Cathedreal and the beaches,reachable with a a staircase of about 77 steps, the position's hotel makes possible for our guests to reach in a few minutes the bus station and the mole for the boats departures and to visit by foot the historical center and walk along the seaside promenade. The renovation works, finished in the year 2011, kept the ancient look the same as before but inside is made comfortable and modern. Owners' love for the art has made a perfect union between history and tradition, ancient and modern, mediterranean and classic styles. The cross ceilings and the tipical amalphitan capitals give to the structure the historical charm of the ancient sea republic. ... more   less 
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