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Hotel la Bussola
Ranked #18 of 29 Hotels in Amalfi
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Pros:
1) Close to Town
2) Friendly Staff; knowledgable and helpful making travel arrangements
3) Clean
4) Great views from "ocean view" rooms and great roof deck.
Cons:
1) Small rooms (by American Standards)
2) Dated decor. Was a Factory converted to hotel in 1963. Decor is from that era without the "cool factor"
3) Wi-fi poor in room. Computer available in lobby.

Room Tip: Specify Ocean View, upper floors.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We spent 7 nights at Hotel la Bussola. The location was excellent, across the road from the beach, with magnificient views of the Marina. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful. Great location, walk to Amalfi central. The rooms were very clean and spacious. Car parking was provided at hotel, which was convenient. The Breakfast was very good. Good value for money.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Antonietta D
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Hotel La Bussola is right off the main bus drop off area on the waterfront of the Amalfi Coast. Its a fairly large hotel with very clean, comfortable rooms. It is nothing outstanding in the way of services or amenities, but it does offer a good, clean comfortable stay for the price. It had good air con, the room was dark and quiet, and the hotel was spotless.

For those of you that need or want internet connection...I wouldn't consider it. We tried for three days to get some connection and when it did finally connect, it was absurdly slow. For a younger crowd this is a huge ding. I got the feeling that this hotel was geared toward an older crowd and the need for good internet connectivity just wasn't a priority. They also charge for their internet, which makes it even more irritating.

The staff was distant and in the case of the restaurant, a bit arrogant. I got the feeling they were so tired of tourists day in and day out that they just didn't care. Our one dinner in the hotel was so uninsipred and stiffly uncomfortable that we decided not to eat there again. The food was average to dull.

They have a sun deck and a large sitting area off the lobby that was well attended. We couldn't find the pool, but we didn't try very hard. The beach was our destination.

Room Tip: A room with a view of the water in the morning is very refreshing.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

La Bussola is perfectly located, being 2 minutes walk from the centre of Amalfi and right across the road from the ocean. It has a small private swimming area for guests. Most rooms have a balcony overlooking the ocean. The rooms are a good size, clean and well maintained. Breakfast is good and the dining room also overlooks the ocean. The restaurant is open for dinner in the evening and, while not deserving a Michelin rating, represents good vaue for the Amalfi coast. Staff are helpful and speak good English. Wifi is available but not in the rooms. It is expensive and rarely works effectively.

Room Tip: I would recommend paying the extra for a view of the ocean. There's always something going on to...
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

I just wanted to say that our stay in your hotel was wonderful and enjoyable, my family and I had a great time, the hotel was very clean and comfortable, your staff was very helpful in showing us where to eat and site see. The water way is very close to the hotel and all of Italy’s great tourist attractions on the coast.
This is why we will recommend this hotel to our friends and family and future stays for us, again we thank the staff for everything they did for us and went out of their way to help us, hope to see you soon.

CIAO

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

We just spend 6 nights at the Hotel la Bussola. The location was excellent, a quick walk to downtown Amalfi and the busses and ferries. The room was large but basic. We had a view of the marina, however be prepared for a lot of street noise until 1 am. The room was air conditioned which was necessary in early September. The staff was very friendly.

The upper floor is a great location for a drink in the evening, the view is spectacular.

The hotel also offers parking for a fee. After driving from Salerno to Amalfi I didn't want to drive on the Amalfi highway until we returned. We took the ferry to Positano and Capri.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

A very nice hotel, but the restaurant was unfortunately nothing special.
With a nice location like La Bussola it's a shame.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel la Bussola

Address: Lungomare Dei Cavalieri di Gerusalemme 16, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Amalfi
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Amalfi
#9 Luxury Hotel in Amalfi
#18 Romantic Hotel in Amalfi
Price Range: $163 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel la Bussola 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rooms with balcony front sea view, air conditioning, parking, good restaurant, Meeting Rooms, American bar, lifts, roof-garden solarium. Well-positioned, in centre of Amalfi, on the Promenade, along the sea. In a quiet, panoramic location, few yards from the Cathedral Square, and the harbour from where every morning several steamers leave to Positano, Capri, Naples and Salerno. Open all year round. ... more   less 
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