I was very excited to go to this hotel given its fantastic reviews however I was sorely disappointed.
The family spoke very little English and our attempts at Italian were awkward; eventually we stopped trying. They were very friendly and I do feel they tried but communication with anyone but the owner was virtually impossible.
The hotel is quite isolated and about a 20 minute walk along a narrow Italian road to the beach. It's about 15 minutes to the shops and any restaurants. It was pretty but nothing to write home about. Breakfast was repetitive and after 6 days we were very bored.
The most disappointing thing was the lack of transparity. It was 10 Euros a day to park at the hotel; but noone told this at the start. As it was secure we would probably have paid anyway but a pet hate of mine is surprise charges at the end. We also knocked a soapdish and broke it; I was being sick after eating some seafood. They charged 25 euros to replace this which was frankly extortionate.
For a night or two I think this hotel would be ok but for the money I would recommend travellers look for somewhere else to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern structure with six bedrooms, cheerful, friendly and colorful, all with private bathrooms and modern comforts, all unique. Every room is named after a flower whose colors and character reflect the colors of the walls and finishes. At your disposal a large solarium where you can relax, convenient parking and a small lemon grove where empathize with the tranquility of suburban landscape: green and fragrant. Our location, slightly off-center and far from traffic, does not create any obstacle to our guests who will be able to reach the town center and beaches, just over a mile, taking a pleasant walk, by car or by public transport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Minihotel IRIS Maiori, Italy - Amalfi Coast