We just got back from our honeymoon (7th to 14th April) and I have to say the Hotel Marina Riviera was absolutely fantastic - it surpassed all our expectations. The staff are so attentive and wonderful, they looked after us so well and I can't thank them enough.
We were in Room 64 - a lovely lovely room with a great view and a really good sized bathroom. The shower was great - water was always nice and hot and very powerful. I can't rave about the breakfast enough - every morning there was a wide selection of cheese, ham, yoghurts, perfect little cakes with an amazing taste, croissants, lasagne(!), pasta, and your choice of eggs, cereal and fruit and of course great coffee. It was hard not to go completely overboard.
I agree with a previous reviewer about this being the best hotel for location in Amalfi - just a few minutes' walk into town with a wonderful elevated view of the bay. Most of the other hotels are a bit of a walk away or too close to the centre.
The hotel itself was absolutely pristine, everything was sparkling and clean. There's a lovely collection of artwork on the walls - prints, photos, ceramics - and a cheeky little budgie on the terrace. The hotel has real charm that makes it so unique and which I would rate above the 5 star hotels in Amalfi.
Everyone from the reception to the cleaning staff were so friendly and really looked after us.
We were there when both the Restaurant Eolo and the pool were being refurbished. Any immediate disappointment was completely allayed however - we were able to go up to the rooftop terrace and it was surprisingly peaceful - not much noise and we were left alone to relax - so both of us got a sun tan. The hotel staff were so apologetic about the pool - there had been a month of rain just before we arrived so it had been impossible to finish it in time - it was almost done when we left and it looks like it will be fantastic. Be aware, it's only a little pool anyway - so more of a place to have a quick dip than do athletic lengths - but perfect all the same.
And as for Restaurant Eolo - we didn't miss it - there are some fantastic restaurants in Amalfi - our favourite was the Marina Grande on the beach. Don't go anywhere else!
I have no hesitation in recommending the Hotel Marina Riviera - just looking at photos of it now make me miss it already and we hope to return again very soon.
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- Marina Riviera Amalfi