A five-minute walk from Amalfi central on the main coast road – so a bit of a nail-biter when walking back late at night (always walk on the sea side).
The upside of being a little way out of Amalfi is that the rooms have wonderful views of Amalfi from the balcony (or terrace if you choose a suite). The decor is typically Mediterranean (white walls, tiled floors and the odd piece of antique furniture) and bathrooms en suite; mine, an enormous black tiled wonder, had a bath and then steps down to a double shower (nice touch) but it might not be suitable for those who are slightly wobbly on their pegs (a little too much marble and no hand rails). The tower suite is particularly lovely and rather romantic.
The cloister, with its potted palms and plants, is wonderful – it even has a well in the middle – and a very relaxing place to hang out before dinner.
Eating and drinking
A buffet breakfast can be enjoyed on the terrace (where you can also have an evening meal).
The lovely pool is over the road and from there you can get straight into the sea.
A bit flaky at times (a rather lukewarm response to problems with the air con, thankfully there was a breeze that night) but in every other respect the service was very good.
Who stays there
Those looking to enjoy Amalfi without being right in the centre.
Breakfast is included. Parking costs 20 euros per day. Half board is available for an additional 50 euros per person per day. The prices drop by around a third in low season (3 January to 30 April, 1 October to 27 December).
- Fitness Centre
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Business travellers
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Lovely courtyard
- The walk back from Amalfi at night