Twenty minutes by car from Amalfi, Furore Inn is located on a rugged hillside with fabulous views of the coast and the sea. There’s a shuttle bus to take you in to Amalfi and you can walk down (if you have the knees for it; it’s almost 1,000 steps) to the fjord (see my link Il Fiordo di Furore) where you'll find a paper museum (a paper mill used to exist here making use of the tremendous force of the water) and a lovely little seafood restaurant.
There are around 50 rooms here and they're all well-sized and tastefully, if traditionally, decorated (think palettes of navy//mustard/olive green for standard rooms; beige/cream/white for the suites, with a dash of navy), with firm, comfortable beds and great views (though if you have a corner room you may see over the tennis court before the sea). All bathrooms are furnished with Vietri tiles and some have Jacuzzis. The beds in the suites are huge and could accommodate a small family, if necessary.
Terraces run down the cliffside and there are plenty of tables at which to take a coffee or an aperitif. There's also an interior lounge, two excellent restaurants and a café/lounge bar where there is occasionally a musician or two to accompany you and your cocktail.
Eating and drinking
You certainly won’t starve here. Breakfasts are incredible. The buffet includes a wide selection of hams and cheeses, breads and pastries, fresh juices and drinks. There’s also an excellent gourmet restaurant – Volpe Pescatrice (the legendary 'fishing fox') – and the slightly less expensive but still very good quality Italian Touch. The tasting menus are very reasonably priced for food of this quality (Italian Touch €60-€70, Volpe Pescatrice €75-€90). The terrace is great for relaxing with a coffee or a pre- or post-prandial drink.
Those who like to swim will be in heaven here. There are three pools – including an infinity and an Olympic-sized. There is a lovely garden and a tennis court, fitness centre with sauna, hammam, Turkish bath and beauty salon, as well as an outdoor Jacuzzi.
The staff here couldn’t do enough for us; always friendly and helpful and totally professional. General Manager Alfonso is a particular star as he's so knowledgeable about the area and its history. The list of services is long.
Who stays there
Anyone looking for a relaxing stay: couples, honeymooners, walkers.
The buffet breakfast is included in the price, as is use of the gym, pools and tennis court. Prices drop hugely in low season (late March/early April to early May (excluding Easter)/mid October to early November) and there are some excellent deals, particularly if you're planning on staying for a few days, that include dinner. Those with children can add a bed to their room for a small supplement.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Seasoned travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- Location: great views
- Exceptional food
- Excellent walking opportunities
- Wonderful service
- Location: far from nightlife