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“Have to rate it excellent, but with a couple of howevers ...”
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Miramalfi Hotel
Ranked #11 of 29 Hotels in Amalfi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 10, 2011

We stayed at Miramalfi towards the end of a lengthy european holiday, so were probably getting a bit tired and there were lots of places to compare it against. It had been recommended by friends who raved about the view, the swimming and the service.

First the positives .... a spectacular view, there would not be a better one on the Amalfi Coast. The pool and access to the mediteranean is terrific. Travel down the 40 odd metre elevator and walk through the tunnel and there you are on terraced sundecks. The pool is in good order, but swim in the med ... dark blue, fish nibbling at your feet, etc, etc. Found the guys down there to be okay, but yes, they were fairly casual (previous review), but easy to engage in conversation. Dinner in the restaurant (the view again) with formal old fashioned service (but scratch the surface and you have the italian quirkiness and sense of humour). Food was excellent and good value. Breakfast was also very good. The reception area was very helpful and attentive to our needs ... you could tell it was a family business. The cocktail bar for a pre-dinner drink was another plus (the view again) and the waiter friendly and helpful. Entertainment provided on a couple of nights. The transport to the town was great, but perhaps could be more frequent. Rooms were clean and quiet.

Negatives .... a bit expensive I thought and I reckon you are essentially paying for the view. Yes, the rooms are now starting to look a bit dated, but this is not a big issue until you look at what you are paying ... I suppose you just sleep there and enjoy the rest of the hotel. We were in room 62 (one back from the elevator, could just hear it) and yes, there is a "cave" odour in the passage outside the room because it is built intot he cliff (like you get in Santorini), but no big deal. It is a bit of a hike from the town back up to the hotel (15 mins), particularly during the heat of the day and a cab can cost between 10-15 euros, so try and time your return with the hotel transport.

Overall a good place to stay, but depends a lot on what you are looking for ... probably suited to more mature couples ... if you are not interested in swimming and want to party and be on the move all the time, stay in the town.

Last comments ... having visited the Cinque Terra a couple of years ago, one can't help but make comparisons. I think I prefer the CT. Access to and the traffic around Amalfi is a pain, ferries are okay but out of season a bit less frequent. The CT with its train access has more appeal, just! While in Amalfi make sure you visit Positano and Ravello, they were great.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

Was taken here as a romatic treat. The place is fine in itself, clean, nice staff. Rooms are fine though slightly dated in decor. Bathrooms are large and shower is great. The roons do smell damp when you first enter but I guess this is par for the course when you are dug into the side of a cliff! But what really justifies the high prices which are high(but then you are in Amalfi) are the views. Stunning. Sitting on the balcony of our room-overlooking the sea, both day and night -it was bliss.

We ate in the restaurant too. Good quality, good service.

The only real negative was the service at the pool. Not attentive enough.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank monkeyEdinburgh
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

Loved this place!!!! Ask for room 16 if you have a child. PERFECT!!!! Double ajoining room, nice size bathroom with tub, it was quite, right by the stairs and elevator. The staff was so kind and the swimming off the cliffs was amazing!!!! There is a cave near by you can swim to and collect sea glass and broken ceramic tile pieces. Bring a bag or have some pockets handy.....:)They have noodles so you can swim on over with it or just float in the sea water, the salt is thick and you float so great in the ocean!!!!! Lunch served at the pool was nice! We really enjoyed our 3 nights here!!! Amazing Views.....We saw all these fish fly out of the water around 6:15 P.M. one night. They were like mini dolphins flying through the air.....

Room Tip: Room 16 if you have children...It was big!!!!
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank gibsonchop
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

Hard to know how to sum it all up, firstly the views from everywhere in the hotel are absolutely stunning, across to Amalfi and the staff couldn't be more helpful and friendly. The swimming pool and sea area is incredible too, and the restaurant locations for breakfast/dinner are equally as amazing. However I was disappointed with the rooms, the beds were hard, shower wasn't anything to write home about and was quite small overall. We also had a room which sounded like it was in the lift, so if you get offered 41/51/61/60 then ask to move otherwise you'll get a lift waking you up at 7am! Overall had a good stay, and I can't say anything about the more expensive rooms, but there must be a better hotel for the price in Amalfi..

Room Tip: Stay away from 41/51/60/61!
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank immense_skier
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

After 25 days of cruising and touring around Europe this hotel was where we spent our last 5 days before coming home. The hotel is located at the top of a hill away from Amalfi town and my first reaction was "oh no, how are we going to get to and from town?"...but the hotel has a free shuttle bus but there was also a path which you could walk along and only a small part of it was on the typical windy narrow road found all the way along the coast. The walk would have been less than 10 mins.
The view from the hotel was absolutely breathtaking and the hotel has its own private access to the mediterranean sea. There is also a pool, deck chairs and sun lounges. There is no beach to sit on but the lounges are right on the edge of the ocean which is fabulous.
We were on a half board package which i didn't know about until we got there (just thought we were paying for a very expensive hotel) but was delighted to find we had breakfast and dinner included. Breakfast was okay but dinner was amazing. Four courses every night which was great but the best part was i believe we got alot of authentic Italian food.
Hotel staff were very pleasant and extremely helpful.
One tip if you are making your own way to Amalfi, arrange a private transfer. We thought we would experience the bus ride from Sorrento but I thought my life was going to end a few times going around some of the bends on that coast road. Therefore, on the way home, we arranged to leave in luxury, a private air conditioned car picked us up and drove us to the train station.
A beautiful hotel, highly recommended!!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

We stayed in the Miramalfi from 03Sep - 10Sep and we both agree that it was the best hotel in Amalfi - not only was the location fabulous but the views from the hotel were second to none!!! The facilities were excellent and the staff were top class,very proffessional and immaculately turned out in particular the head waiter/manager Giovanni who always made us feel welcome with a smile and a chat... (in fact they all did...)The food was amazing and the pizza is to die for!!! The rooms were very comfortable - we stayed in a superior double and could not fault it. Again fab views from balcony ( All rooms have a sea view ) Rooms cleaned daily. We had a brilliant week at the Miramalfi and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: Superior double rooms have a larger balcony including loungers which the standard double doesnt have...
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1  Thank wendy q
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

Excellent hotel, after reading previous reviews both negative and positive was a little concerned but had to experience it for ourselves. I am so pleased we chose this hotel as, in my opinion, it was certainly the best in Amalfi. The location is superb and the facilities excellent. Staff were all very accommodating and most helpful at all times. We were on the half board basis and, if we were to go again, would probably choose bed and breakfast only because 4 courses each night was far too much. Good choice of food, however, and only real complaint was the service at breakfast was a little chaotic with having to wait for tea/coffee etc. Beautiful views from every room and very relaxing. Would be good to have courtesty bus running more frequently so that perhaps you could go later in the evening to Amalfi but we did find a short cut down to the harbour but only really used this in the daylight! We stayed a week and it was slightly noisy some evenings with activities going on in Amalfi which travelled up to the hotel but other than that would certainly recommend it. Very expensive but a great experience.

Room Tip: Always worth asking for an upgrade
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Miramalfi Hotel

Address: Via Salvatore Quasimodo 3, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Amalfi
#17 Romantic Hotel in Amalfi
Price Range: $201 - $583 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Miramalfi Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 49
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