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“Could have stayed here longer!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel la Bussola
Ranked #21 of 29 Hotels in Amalfi
Vicenza, Italy
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334 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Could have stayed here longer!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

Staying at this hotel was a wonderful experience, if only for a night...the proximity to restaurants, the piazza, and the cathedral is well worth the price. The hotel is immaculate and run with pride. Didn't eat dinner here--and didn't see anyone else there--but the breakfast buffet was very good. The only downside is the parking. Yes, there is a garage, but it only holds about 8 small cars...I was afraid that our car could never get out once it got in! The other alternative is parking along the street--which is an iffy proposition...in the summer, the strand is packed! The beach is a pebble beach, for those of you who are looking for sand, but is a decent beach nonetheless. Amalfi is a very picturesque town and is well worth a visit!

Room Tip: Corner rooms have two balconies--Room 367 is a good one!--Faces the harbor
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

If you expect a decent bed with a decent sewage system, this is not the place for you. The location of the hotel is impeccable as no other hotel is so perfectly located on the shore with access to the town and restaurants. The hotel is in absolutely terrible condition. It is incredibly loud too, as old Italian men love to stand in front of the hotel and yell at 5:00 am. Also, if you manage to get a room with wifi access, lucky you.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gloucestershire
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82 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great family owned hotel with first class service, wonderful Italian family hospitality, brilliant location, amazing views overlooking the harbour, spotlessly clean, free Wifi, garage parking, great breakfast and within walking distance of all local attractions and amenities. Highly recommended. Front desk staff could not have been more helpful. A real pleasure to stay here.

Room Tip: Nearly all rooms face front but a few do have side views. Best to ask for a front facing room.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lydney, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
41 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Stayed here twice. Chosen for its excellent harbourside location, just 5 minutes walk from the main piazza and cathedral. Extremely clean and tidy. Good restaurant with satisfactory menu.
Most rooms overlook the harbour. I believe just one or two of the rooms face into the cliff - make sure that you don't get one of these.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

I stayed at the hotel as a part of a cycling tour. The hotel is perfectly situated right on the water with beautiful views from the balcony. The rooms are a good size and the jet shower was a real bonus, especially after a hard days riding. It's a great spot to stay if you're a cyclist, there are loads of different rides you can do straight from the hotel, although, you had better bring your climbing legs because all the roads go up!
Breakfast every morning was great with a good variety of food to cater for everyone's needs and tastes. I definitely wasn't left hungry!
The walk into the centre of Amalfi only took about five minutes, so it's very convenient.
The only negative was the noise from the street early in the morning, but that didn't bother me too much.
The staff were very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, actually, I didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

Hotel La Bussola is in a great location - close to the city center and harbour front - the room we had was quite large on the 3rd floor with a spectacular balcony view of harbour area - a little bit of street noise early on but didn't affect sleep - they had a parking area behind the hotel for €15 per night - breakfast was very good with large choice - staff were very friendly and helpful - the hotel is quite large and caters for tour groups - would stay there again for sure and I would recommend it.

Room Tip: Room 369 had a great balcony view
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kent
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Recently travelled by bus along Amalfi Coast and stayed one night at this hotel. Amalfi is halfway along this coast so good stopping point. This is a large hotel on the seashore and very close to bus stop so highly convenient. It was low season so hotel was not so expensive as this would be pricey in the summer. Hotel has rooms with balcony facing the sea and a large roof terrace. Rooms are very good with upgraded bathroom but they are not huge . There was lot of trouble with Tv and WiFi while we were there. The hotel was not busy so I guess they fix it for the summer. Staff were good and friendly and the breakfast was adequate. We didnt eat in the hotel.
Amalfi coast is very steep with wonderful sheltered sea and fabulous views. The Sorrento end is nicer than the Salerno end.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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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 On the Beach Hotel in Amalfi
#9 Luxury 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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