My husband and I stayed here from June 2 to June 9th. We had a superior room on the 6th floor. The view from our balcony was stunning, the Norman tower on the one side and the beach of Maiori and the towns along the road to Amalfi on the other side. The rooms were large and spacious and towels were changed daily. (However, the towels are the tablecloth type of towels found in Europe, rather than fluffy towels that North Americans are used to). The bed was a king size (or 2 twins pushed together), but was not very comfortable (but not awful) and neither were the pillows. There was a mini-fridge in the room that you could store cheese, beer, water, etc. The AC didn't work the first couple of days, but then it was fixed and needed as the week got progressively hotter.
The hotel beach is now gone and as other reviewers have said you need to pay at the desk to use the beach down the road.
Since the hotel is out of town a bit, it was super quiet, I would say one of the quietest places we have ever stayed. The bar was never busy when we were there, which also made it easier to sleep. Our room was very near to the bar so we were often able to get wi-fi in our room and if not, we went to the bar, where drinks were super cheap. Even with the weddings on the weekends, it was not noisy.
We didn't eat in the hotel except for breakfast. We thought breakfast was very good, we had our morning capuccinos with a choice of fresh croissants, fruit, yogurt, eggs or cereal. You had to be there early for bacon.
We agree with the other reviewers that the desk staff were not super helpful. We didn't even know that the shuttle bus was available for guests.
If you plan to take the Sita bus, the stop is just up the hill across from the Torre Normana (going both ways). The Sita bus runs fairly frequently, pick up a schedule at the Tourist Office. It is cheap...2.40 Euro (for 45 minutes) and 7.20 for a 24 hour pass. However, it is often full, which means you need to stand which can be an issue on the winding roads. You certainly need to hold on while it is moving. We recommend taking the open top bus whenever you can, it is much more pleasant. 3 euros for one way, 10 euros for the day.
We also recommend taking the ferries whenever you can. Unfortunately, the ferries were not running from Maiori when we were there, but we took the ferry from Amalfi to Capri and Amalfi to Positano.
Ravello is delightful, we went there twice. It is wonderful to sit in one of the restaurants with a glass of wine looking at the stunning view.
We ate at the Torre Normana, where service was amazing but the food and wine were ridiculously overpriced. We had a much better meal in Mammatos, on the main road in Amalfi, where the food was excellent and much cheaper and the proprietor gave us a complimentary tast of limoncello after our meal. We ate there on our last night, otherwise, would have eaten there again.
There is not a lot to do in Maiori, except for the beach. The promenade along the beach is very long and very nice for strolling (no hills), especially in the evenings. However, it is a nice base to make day trips to the surrounding towns like Minori, Amalfi, Positano and Capri. (For souvenirs, the cheapest place to buy was in Capri). We went to Salerno which was a disappointment, there is not much to do there.
Parking is pretty much non-existent at the hotel, so be prepared. Driving would also be an issue on the winding roads.
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- Our Hotel overlooks one of the most beautiful bays in Italy and is located in the marvelous setting of the Amalfi Coast. Our 4 star luxury hotel provides all comforts with a refined taste, and each room offers a unique view over the sea. ... more less
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