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Great location and views
This is a converted monastery, and therefore, the accommodations are modest. Most rooms are small and the distribution of the building is awkward, with multiple levels and half-levels. the first room they offered us had the bathroom half-a level higher than the bedroom and the balcony even half a level higher. The hotel is very quite, lending itself to good quality sleep, despite opening pt onto the Amalfi road. The restaurant is good, with an excellent breakfast buffet and a good selection of lunch and dinner items. The restaurant service is spotty and unsophisticated. While there is a bar, it is usually unattended and you have to go to the front desk to request bar service. Considering all this, this is a four-star hotel, at best, but because of the location in Amalfi, is quite expensive.
Beautiful Location and Pool!
My mom and I stayed here as part of the second half of our Perillo tour. This hotel was so charming and unique. The view and the tiled floors were beautiful! BEDROOM- Beds were small and a bit hard but after a long day of touring, I still fell right asleep. There was an air conditioning unit on the wall that was sufficient in keeping the room cool (traveled in June). The key to your room is actually bulky and heavy for a reason. You hang it up in the lobby when you leave and the weight of the key hanging on the hook turns the power off to your room, conserving energy. So upon returning from an outing, your room may need a few minutes to cool back down. We actually tested this out with my mom going downstairs and hanging up the key while I stayed in the room. When the lights went out, I knew she hung it up :) Be aware, our room was adequate in size, but this is Italy and if you are used to gigantic American sized suites, you may be disappointed. We did not spend a lot of time in our room (too much to see in Amalfi!), so it was perfect for our needs. VIEW: From our balcony (room 37), we had a fantastic view of Almafi and the sea. There was a small table and two chairs to use. The balcony is narrow, but that was all we needed. POOL- This was my favorite part of our entire trip! You walk across the street (be mindful of Italian traffic and speeding vehicles...kind of like Frogger ;) but once you make it across the street, you travel down the steps (to the left of the tower) down to the pool. You certainly get a step workout! (But remember, you are in Almafi and you will have many steps everywhere you go...hence the pre-vacation step training!) This pool overlooks the sea (actually juts out over it!). Amazing views...I would have been happy to skip some of the tour and just hang out at the pool all day! Pepe is the lifeguard and attendant and he is so friendly! There are steps to travel down directly into the sea if you want to swim. Beware of the red jellyfish (Pepe stood above and warned swimmers if he saw any and would scoop them out if needed). There are two sea access ladders on either side for swimming. There were loungers and umbrellas. We met people from all over the globe...really fantastic! There is a bathroom one flight of steps above the pool so it is convenient. Pepe also is available to take drink orders if needed. FOOD- As part of our tour, we ate in the hotel's restaurant, which was awesome! There was pasta, fish, and chicken (we had a tour menu so I am sure if you came without a tour, you would have a more expansive menu. Also, as part of the tour, our tables were reserved in groups inside. We did not have the option to dine on the outside balcony directly overlooking the sea. The doors to the restaurant were open, so it was like we were outside, so it was completely fine. I noticed a few couples sitting out on the balcony who were traveling independently and not part of a tour group.) Breakfast- as part of our tour, breakfast was included. It was buffet style (cakes, fruit, yogurt, breads, meats, cheeses, coffee, tea) and was convenient before leaving for our tour. COURTYARD: This was in the middle of the hotel and was a relaxing space to sit, eat, or drink wine. At night, the open air view of the stars above was amazing. There were lemon trees throughout which were beautiful (although I thought I would somehow be surrounded by the sweet aroma of lemon, but not the case). The staff was very professional and very encouraging of any Italian I tried to speak. They all spoke fantastic English but I tried to learn as much Italian as I could before the trip and they always answered my questions. OVERALL: Unique, historic hotel with fantastic views, architecture, and pool. I would highly recommend!
A beautiful hotel with origins that go back to the year 1200!
A wonderful and historically charming hotel, all the positive reviews are 100% accurate, but my full bed was a bit hard and the pillows were very thin, the restaurant for dinner was fabulous and the service was excellent, breakfast was plentiful with hot and cold things to order, great views of the Amalfi coast from the dining room and breakfast room, this is truly a gem of a hotel within a 5-10 minute walk to down town Amalfi, staff are always helpful and available, very quiet at all times of the day, one’s imagination can't help to run free thinking of 800 years of history in this convent until the year 1820 when it was renovated into a majestic hotel. Ciao and Arrivederci!
I can honestly say that this hotel is like no other in our travel experiences. It is quaint, with its own lovely charm and historical value. I missed an in-room coffee maker, but I found out that I could do without it. Our view from our balcony was breathtaking! There is a beautiful open area on the ground floor which is peaceful and lovely. The staff is helpful and will advise you when needed. Eduardo is so pleasant and welcomes you with a big smile. We walked to downtown Amalfi during our free time (from the tour) and we were delighted. Restaurant staff and shop personnel were friendly and helpful during our visits to the downtown area. This is not a modern hotel, but one that you will long remember for its quiet beauty and charm.
We don’t have much in the way of comparisons on the Amalfi coast, but we really enjoyed this hotel. The staff was fun, the room basic but nice, the hotel itself had the charms of the old convent with modern touches. The convent courtyard is a beautiful garden. Unfortunately it rained so we ate breakfast in the hotel restaurant. Breakfast was nice. They park the car for you, so pull up into the couple of spaces available, check in and the staff will park the car at the city underground lot 100 yards away.
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