My friend and I stayed for two weeks in Hotel Terrazze and it was unquestionably a good decision to select this hotel away from the mainstream locations.
Firstly, Conca dei Marino is about 4 kilometres from Amalfi and about 12 kilometres to Positano. You will learn to master the bus system which is out of control...there are far too many people packing the buses and at times the driver will not stop to pick you up...but we worked out when to travel and lived with the inconveniences...because the hotel and the location are worth it.
The hotel is situated down the slope from the street and there is some parking at the level where you enter the hotel. The reception is another level below and this is accessed via stairs or lift. There are large rooms on the fourth level below the reception but we were perfectly comfortable in the smaller more basic room on the level immediately below the reception. the fact that this is probably the only place away from the reception that received the free wifi had a bearing on this choice. All or at least the majority of rooms have spectacular views...simply stunning. The reception has a large terrace for communal use and this area is tragically wasted with a few basic tables and chairs...nothing which encourages anyone to lounge and enjoy a drink in comfort. At the same level is the breakfast area and this is quite adequate for an extended continental breakfast. There was fruit, cereal etc available every day and the service here was very good. Other commentaries noted the demeanour of the proprietor or the young lady who shared the reception role. Personally we found the proprietor Marcello always helpful and polite...he is multilingual too. He was very communicative in the booking process, he made travel bookings, organised taxis and booked restaurants for us. Speaking of restaurants, Le Bonta del Capo is a gem...the family are just family and made us feel part of them, the food was excellent (try the fresh lobster pasta) and very reasonably priced...we happily ate here most nights...and they pick you up and deliver you back to the hotel. There are other choices of restaurants including the three in the little fishing below the hotel...about 200 steps below. The mussels there were the best I have experienced...although these restaurants belonging to the fishing families seem to only be open at the whim of the owners...but they were good when they did open. Our transport was Sorrento Cars (Ugo) cars and he is very reliable and very reasonably priced. The actual fishing village of Conca dei Marini is a pick up point for points to Capris. In conclusion, this is a fantastic choice for a reasonably priced and exceptionally good value holiday....I would not hesitate to return to this lovely location or Hotel Le Terrazze.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Le Terrazze is perfectly located in an extraordinary position, built right on the sea with an enchanting view of the Amalfi Coast. The coast is one of the marvellous points of interest in Italy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Terrazze Hotel
- Hotel Le Terrazze Italy/Amalfi Coast - Conca Dei Marini