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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Not a huge fan of this place. At first the staff was really helpful and friendly, the even called a local restaurant that came and picked us up.

Unfortunately we had a crazy issue with the room. If you don't get the front of the building, your room backs up to the mountain and a tiny shaft space between the house and the rock wall. Not much air there and the room was hot. In the middle of the night our AC went out and we were really miserable. We opened the window but it wasn't much help. When we told the staff in the AM they scoffed at us and said it was our fault because when you open the window the AC turns off. Seriously? Who has even heard of this? I suggested they make a note about it in the rooms or tell their clients at check in. They said it wouldn't be "Elegant," instead I'm sure many others have suffered a similar sweaty night.

The bed was hard and needs to be updated.

The location is way up on the cliff above the coast. We almost stalled our car going up the extremely scary and steep road getting there, not for the faint hearted driver. It was interesting being way up there after several nights on the coast, but if you plan to go to town it's a long way down the hill. There are some small villages and restaurants up there, all and all we had a fun night off the beaten path, until we tried to get a good night sleep.

It would have been nice of the hotel staff to apologize and comp us the $20 breakfast or something for our suffering instead of making us feel like idiots. We left tired and unhappy.

Room Tip: Ask for a front/ocean view room
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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evaa1976, Direttore at Hotel Doria, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Dearest Madam,
We really apologize about your disappointing . About the A.C.. , it is a really system, called window sensation... When the windows are open the A.C. automatically turns off.
However if at the moment of your stay there was a problem, in very quick we usually provide to solve it...
About the breakfast extra, it was a formula chosen from you. Well, at that moment someone of us could offer it to you, if you explained your upset.
Hope to receive you back again and promising that we would provide to solve all the problems caused in the past,
Kindest regards

Eva Anastasio
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Hotel Doria

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Stayed here for 8 nights at a last-minute decision and I am so glad I did. Lovely room with huge terrace, charming furniture, very adequate bathroom and nice, comfortable bed. Very clean overall. Breakfast is a feast and at any other time, all staff go out of their way to get you whatever you need. The free hotel shuttle bus to Amalfi is great and very reliable, but sometimes other traffic can hold it up on it's way to the pick-ups at the square, so don't be impatient!
Travelling solo, I am used to always ending up in a backroom, or tucked next to elevators, but not here! Felt as if room 7 was my home away from home, with it spacious balcony/terrace. Good little fridge, handy for the local fruits and cheeses and other nibbles! Don't be surprised at the lack of coffee making facilities, this is a family-run hotel and if you want something, they make it.
Seems to be well-frequented by Italians (as well as tourists), so they know about this hidden gem. Amalfi is great, but I loved being able to get away from its bustle and escape to tranquillity. The road at the front is not as noisy as you think, and it's part of Italian charm to hear a car horn. Comes with the territory!
Thank you all, Chiro, Eva, Renaldo and all other lovely staff for providing such true service and hospitality. I will come back any time:)

Room Tip: Room 7 has the biggest terrace. Shower realively small but very well appointed bathroom
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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evaa1976, Direttore at Hotel Doria, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for you great comment about our Hotel Doria.
We really hope to receive you back again as our lovely guest!

Eva, Ciro and the whole staff of our "Hidden Gem"

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

The hotel is very nice and appropriately priced. The staff is extremely helpful and accommodating. It is very clean and you must book a room with a balcony and view.
They have regular shuttles to and from the city center. The breakfast is very nice as well. Renato was very nice each morning.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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evaa1976, Direttore at Hotel Doria, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you for your comment.
hoping to receive you back again

Eva Anastasio
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Hotel Doria

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

We found Hotel Doria by accident during our lodging search, and are so glad we did! It was a wonderful place to stay during our week-long visit to the Amalfi Coast, for several reasons.

One is that the location is more or less perfect. It is on a main road, but a few kilometers outside the town of Amalfi. Stay in one of the towns if you like, but we found it was better staying just outside, so we could get into town easily but also get away from the crowds at the end of the day. A huge benefit of their location is also that, like most main roads on the Amalfi Coast, Hotel Doria is situated several hundred feet above the Mediterrean (actually the Bay of Salerno, but who’s checking) and has stunning views from their room balconies and from the large and unobstructed rooftop terrace.

Amalfi is also, in our estimation, perhaps the best city on the Amalfi coast to be near. While it has its share of tourists - they all do - it is also a real working town that has it’s own cultural life, based on its history (little Amalfi was, believe it or not, a major maritime power a thousand years ago, vying for control of the Mediterrean with Venice, Genoa and Pisa), its economic pursuits (it was, for instance, a center of paper-making for many years), and its agriculture (it is the heart of “The Lemon Coast”). In addition to the omnipresent shops and many great restaurants, there is a good beach (stones instead of sand, like many European beaches, but still a good one), numerous beachfront bars (for people-watching and enjoying La Dolce Vita!) and a number of interesting museums. It is also close enough to other main destinations, such as Sorrento, the beautiful town of Ravello (perched on a ridge 1500 feet above the sea), or the equally beautiful (if tourist packed) seaside town of Positano, to make them all easily accessible by car (if you are bold enough to drive on their roads), bus, or ferry.

Speaking of transit, Hotel Doria has a free parking lot (especially important for an area as tight as the Amalfi Coast, where people end up parking in little more than crevices on the side of the cliff-hugging roads) and an excellent free shuttle service into and out of the town of Amalfi. The shuttle runs from 8am to 10pm, and while it might be nice if it ran 24/7, it met almost all of our basic travel needs, and when it didn’t, the hotel was also right in front of a bus stop for the frequent local SITA buses. (Truth be told, we were usually tired enough and so stuffed with wine and food that we wanted to come home by 10pm anyway.) The only downside of the location is that there is a fair bit of traffic on the road, and being near a curve you can hear precautionary honks; but the room windows and doors were pretty solid and did a good job keeping out vehicular noise. Plus, after a day's stay we were completely immune to it anyway – whether sleeping inside or hanging outside on the balcony or terrace.

The rooms are on the tight side, although I would say about average by European standards, and the bed was large and comfortable. The elevator and AC were very helpful. The place was also immaculate, with gleaming clean shiny tile floors and walls, and the housekeeping in our room was excellent – even if we left well after they had otherwise finished making up rooms for the day, they still did ours. The free breakfast was large and tasty, and the availability of beer at night much appreciated (perfect for night time rooftop terrace relaxing!).

Lastly, a big part of what made our stay at Hotel Doria so wonderful was the staff. Eva (manager), Ciro (front desk, along with Eva), Alessandro (the shuttle driver) and Renato (the night guard and breakfast host) were all extremely friendly and fun to be around. Eva and Ciro both speak excellent English (as well as no doubt other languages), which made planning and necessary reservations easy, and talking with them was always fun. Renato was always johnny-on-the-spot if you wanted a beer (or two) at night, and prepared a mean cup of cappuccino, along with the rest of the large breakfast he set out each morning. They all felt like friends soon after we arrived, and made our stay at Hotel Doria that much more enjoyable.

The prices are reasonable, and given all the other benefits, my wife and I give Hotel Doria only the highest ratings, and would recommend it without hesitation!

p.s. – A couple of recommendations if you are going to be in Amalfi: our two favorite restaurants there were Taverna degli Apostoli, next to the duomo (amazing food & wonderful staff; we ate there three times) and Ristorante il Tari, up the main drag a couple hundred yards or so (also has very good food and a great 20 Euro pre fixe menu, which we didn’t see many of). In nearby Ravello check out Ristorante Da Salvatore (stunning vistas and excellent, virtually haute cuisine at family prices – check out the local cheeseboard!). Cent'Anni!

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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evaa1976, Direttore at Hotel Doria, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you so much!
Ww really hope to receive you back again at our Hotel Doria!

Eva, Sandro, Ciro, Renato

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

This little Gem tucked away about twenty minutes from the center was perfect.
The accommodations and staff were perfect. The breakfast was very good,and we all managed to have two freshly made cappuccinos before heading out in the morning. The shower was good with plenty of hot water,and the toiletries they provided were perfect for just an overnight. I would stay here again, no problem!

Room Tip: ask for seaside view!!
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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evaa1976, Direttore at Hotel Doria, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

thank you very much for your beautiful comment.
Hoping of receiving you back again.
Kindest regards
Eva Anastasio
Manager
Hotel Doria and our whole staff

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