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“Overpriced and dated”
Review of Luna Convento

Luna Convento
Ranked #22 of 53 things to do in Amalfi
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Original Franciscan Convent from 13th century.
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Firstly the positives:
- The hotel is in an excellent position with the sort of amazing views that you hope for in this part of the world.
- The building is clearly historic and has a lot a character which is refreshing in these days of anodyne chain hotels.
- So long as you are OK with a lot of steep stairs (and we were but many would struggle) the pool is great, right on the sea with a bar and first class views, and
- breakfast on the terrace with those wonderful views was very good with plenty of choice.

But.....

I’m afraid for the price (its not cheap) the rooms were very dated (I know its a historic building that needs sympathetic treatment but I swear Frances of Assisi himself may well have overseen the wiring and plumbing!). Basic is one thing, but the rooms are very sparse, as though the monks have not long since left! Added to that, there was no real warmth to the place, some of the staff were lovely but some were a little cold and some just rude (notably the waiter at breakfast with the ‘hair’ that had to be seen to be believed and a very high view of himself). We asked front of desk to help us source some activities but drew a blank and ended up sorting wine tour our ourselves through Trip Adviser and a private boat trip by walking down to the harbour.

It’s a beautiful part of the world and well worth a visit but I’m afraid this place is trading on that location, there are better places for the money.

Thank chat2marcus
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We wanted to visit the restaurant here as friends had recommended it to us. On the first evening they had no room so we were ushered away in quite a rude manner but did return the next day for drinks where again somebody marched up to us and pointed out the opening times on the door. Just a very rude service so we decided not to return that evening.

Also to mention we emailed before our trip to try and reserve a table but were told we had to call which is expensive to do from another country, every other restaurant we emailed were more than happy to accommodate us.

Thank Kelly W
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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

A former 12th century convent converted into 4 star hotel with balconies overlooking Amafi Coast. Everything old is new again, with classic service. I will come back.

Thank Ilion62
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

Beautiful point at the southern end of Amalfi. On the sea side of the road is Il Torre, the ancient tower that was built to protect the southern exposure to the town. Now it is part of the Hotel Luna Convento, with a room (called The Tower) above and a restaurant below. Next to the Sea is a pool, which is part of the hotel.

Thank Coastman3
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Reviewed June 13, 2017

We spent 6 nights at this hotel, we selected it through Kuoni.
It was a wonderful retreat each day after our excursions.
Very much old school, you can imagine the stars of the 50s 60s and 70s (oh and Mussolini) staying there.

The staff were incredibly attentive and helpful. They couldn't do more for you and made the stay very enjoyable.

The room we had was lovely, very clean, at the height of summer you will be grateful for the lovely tiled floors. The views from our room and very large , long balcony were stunning. (you have to get a sea view)
Across the road , right next to the Saracens Tower which is part of the hotel and a great place for a lovely meal is a swimming pool (just for the use of hotel guests) its a fantastic place to just chill out and as well as the pool has access to the sea , which surprisingly for June was freezing.
Overall it was a lovely haven of peace just a few minutes walk to the centre of Amalfi and would wholly recommend if you want a real, genuine quality Italian hotel experience that hasn't been doctored to cater for tourists

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