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“Amor for La Bussola”
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Hotel la Bussola
Ranked #21 of 29 Hotels in Amalfi
Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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“Amor for La Bussola”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

I love this place! The warm family-feel, the perfect location – what else does one need in Amalfi. Hotel La Bussola was the 4th and final stop during our European stay. We researched dozens of hotels. Our Amalfi requirements: Location, Location, Location -- a nice place in town, on the beach, easy to book tours, with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, free breakfast and most of all, A DEAD-ON SEA VIEW...Check!

It was enough that the list above was met but the folks running the hotel were so COOL. They were flexible with tour assistance and even allowed us to pay for tours by credit card (not all hotels did this).

And for those challenged by the vertical nature of Amalfi, aka all those dang steps…Hotel La Bussola is perfect. It lies on one of the few flat spots on the Mediterranean allowing your car service to drop you off at the door, and it’s just down the street from the SITA bus hub. La Bussola even has a swimming platform for hotel guests only.

Important: Sidewalks are important and lacking in Amalfi. Italian drivers are intense (aka crazy). Hotel La Bussola’s entrance has a crosswalk which leads to a nice strolling sidewalk that runs along a portion of the Mediterranean Sea so you’re not dodging cars in the street. This is important if you have kids and/or are walking impaired.

Amalfi is stunning. Don’t waste time booking a place that doesn’t meet your wish list. You’ll regret it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

The hotel sits right on the sea front and has lovely views over the marina. The a/c in our room didn't work properly so it wasn't very comfortable and generally I'd say that it is a bit dated. It was very noisy as well.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed here for 11 nights in July and had a prestige room on the 1st floor with a large terrace balcony which we really made full use of and would highly recommend.
The hotel itself is in a fantastic location and this really is the main selling point, located on the waterfront just 250m from the main square and 300m to the main beach you couldn't ask for anything more as this made getting out and about very easy and meant we never needed a taxi when going out at night.
Overall its safe to say we would defiantly stay here again and look forward to coming back soon.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alexandria, VA USA
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We were here for two nights in three rooms--a triple, a double and a twin. All were superior with water views.

The place is a little quirky--'70s style furnishings. But, the rooms were comfortable and the views were wonderful. More importantly, the location was perfect. In three minutes we could walk to the Amalfi Duomo and main piazza. Two minutes the other direction to meet our chartered boat captain for a day on the water. Plenty of restaurants to choose from.

The only down side to the wonderful views was street noise from vacationers walking the board walk at night. But truly, that didn't really bother us.

I know you get much better views of the coast when you stay out of town on the cliffs, but with a travel group of 7, it was important to us to be walking distance to shops and restaurants so the group could split up at times.

I definitely recommend this hotel and would gladly stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Jackson, Mississippi
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is a great hotel. It is very much 1970's but in a cool way. The hotel is very clean and on the waterfront with great views of the marina. The staff was very helpful. We had a few problems with wifi but the staff was quick to help.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stayed here in July. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, especially when my partner had trouble getting WiFi. The location was great and our room on the second floor offered splendid views over the sea. The decor was a little dated, but comfortable bed and adequate storage for cases and clothes. The air-conditioning a little disappointing as it stopped when you left the room, so room took a while to cool when you re-entered. There was a strange shower unit, which took a while to get used to, and we didn't even attempt a bath.The towels were very rough. We were a little cross about the mini bar where a charge would be made on any item that you left in the fridge which you purchased else where such as water etc. And the T.V single was poor. The room/hotel information pack could benefit from updating. Breakfast was sufficient and offered choices and served in an excellent room with sea views. We used the sun terrace and the sea front area, both services were good. On the whole we had an enjoyable stay.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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154 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2013

La Bussola is more than a 4 star hotel; with a friendly staff who goes out of their way to please. Our room #353 had ocean front view. It was on the third floor, I highly recommend it. The hotel includes fast wi fi, free in the rooms and throughout the hotel. Delicious Buffett breakfast is included with the price of the room and free parking. For a modest price you can have a great Italian dinner with wine at their restaurant while enjoying a beautiful ocean view. The hotel has a private swim platform with chairs, towels and a life guard at no extra cost... I highly and without reservations give The Hotel la Bussola the highest ratings.

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Property: Hotel la Bussola
Address: Lungomare Dei Cavalieri di Gerusalemme 16, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Amalfi
#9 Luxury Hotel in Amalfi
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Amalfi
#18 Romantic Hotel in Amalfi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel la Bussola 4*
Number of rooms: 54
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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