We spent 6 memorable days in the Camelia room which has two sets of french doors that open to a magnificent sea view. Fico d'India fitted two twin beds along with a double that comfortably suited my family of four. Our room was cleaned very well each day and we enjoyed a peaceful rest every night. My seventeen year old usually sleeps in, but was eager to start his day with the delicious breakfast offered every morning especially when he discovered the fresh baked pastries were not to be missed.
We originally had a full itinerary planned that included Paestum and Pompeii, but instead our children asked to stay close by to make the most of this relaxing atmosphere. One day we even stayed at the hotel to catch up on reading and sunbathing on the back patio. I took advantage of the hot tub where I soaked in the view while I soaked in the tub. This tired mom was rejuvenated.
Pino recommended Duoglio beach which became our favorite. There are over 400 steps to the cliff-side stairs (so wear good shoes) but the beach makes the descent worthwhile. The beach is very clean and has a nice "snack bar" (the one with bright blue and white trim) with delicious fresh seafood entrees. There is a small boat that will shuttle you back to Amalfi, saving you a climb back to the top at the end of the day. Though I imagine there are many nice restaurants in Amalfi and the surrounding area, we chose to eat all our dinners at Fico d'India that week. There was not a meal that disappointed. Pino picked up fresh seafood every morning so it was a delight to sample his dish of the day for dinner. My twelve year old daughter's favourite was the fresh gnocchi. My son became known as "Mr Steak" because it was what he ordered every night. After dinner, my husband enjoyed a small glass of limoncello while we enjoyed the breathtaking view of the sea at night. We are so fortunate to have found such a lovely place to stay in an unforgettable part of the world. Here, we were able to relax, bond as a family, and as my husband said, "we found our smiles again." We thank Pino and his staff for offering a genuinely friendly and helpful service in an unobtrusive way. We had such a happy and relaxing vacation and we hope to return one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OUR KITCHEN Typical Amalfi cuisine Menus to choose between 3/1 and 3/2 Pasta and homemade desserts always provided Fish Celiac menus, vegans and vegetarians, panoramic dining room, extensive wine list, waiter service. Breakfast: donuts, pies and homemade cakes, biscuits, sweet pastries, cereals and muesli, honey and jam, Nutella, fruit salad, yogurt, cold cuts, ham, toast, omelettes, boiled or scrambled eggs, juice, coffee espresso and cappuccino, different types of tea. THE HOTEL AND ITS SERVICES For ceremonies Gym, Jacuzzi Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel Scooter in hotel, boat trips, private parking, shuttle service, bar, garden. Rooms (recently refurbished): balcony with sea view, air conditioning, hair dryer, terry towels, bathroom with shower, double glazing, mini bar, free wi-fi, telephone, family rooms, rooms for disabled, LCD TV, TV Satellite. WE FOR CHILDREN Meat and vegetable broths vegetable passed Pastine Fresh milk High chairs at the table, cots and sides Room, 5 TV channels for children and Satellite TV. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holidays Fico d`India / Prickly Pear Hotel Furore