We stayed at the delightful Villa Lara in a pink attic room for 5 nights in October 2013.
We found the pink attic room utterly charming. It was spacious & clean & comfortable & we loved looking at the night sky through the attic window whilst lying in bed at night.
As mentioned previously, Amalfi can get quite hectic with the daytime tourists during the day, but just a short walk up the hill & you can escape the crowds in your own retreat at the hotel.
Breakfast & evening drinks are served on the outside terrace & although the fare is simple, the views overlooking the town & the harbour are amazing.
We loved looking out over the harbour each morning during breakfast & seeing the latest cruise ships that had arrived, whilst munching on the delicious lemon cake served at breakfast. The lemon cake is homemade using the famous Amalfi lemons which grow in abundance all along the coast. Apart from the famous lemoncello, these beautiful lemons are also used for making lovely little chocolates, lemon soaps & hand lotions etc. A great gift to take back home. We bought a number of little soap bundles, which you will see all over the place, for gifts back home & they were a great choice! Easy & light to transport back home & they make your clothes in your suitcase smell divine.
The staff at the Villa Lara were wonderful throughout our stay. Always asking at breakfast what your plans were for the day & assisting with both suggestions & practical information like timetables for buses & ferries, ordering taxis, etc. We needed to do some laundry during our stay & Luca suggested a laundry across the road from the hotel where the laundry staff did our laundry during the day while we went sightseeing, all for a very reasonable price.
We loved our time at Hotel Villa Lara & felt that Amalfi was a great spot to base ourselves & visit the nearby towns on the local buses & ferries. If you don't suffer with motion sickness & winding, narrow roads don't scare you, this is an affordable & exciting way to visit other places around this coastal area. The views are fantastic!
One day we spent travelling on the Hop on Hop off bus from Amalfi to some of the nearby towns & we really enjoyed the day. Sometimes Hop On Hop Off bus trips can be a bit hit & miss, but this one was probably the best one we have done!
Lastly, a big thank you to both Luca & Nello for both their patience & encouragement when I used them to practise my limited Italian with.
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Lara Hotel Amalfi
- Lara Hotel Amalfi