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“Perfect Location & Friendly Staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel la Bussola
Ranked #21 of 29 Hotels in Amalfi
South Wales
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100 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Perfect Location & Friendly Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

During our time on the Amalfi Coast we had opportunity to visit other resorts and check out the general locations of other Hotels but none could possibly have suited us better than La Bussola.

The Hotel is such an easy and "FLAT" walk from the harbour, the bus terminus, the town centre and a huge variety of restaurants - unique in itself for this coastline - and the staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. They really were prepared to go that extra mile.

The hotel really does have that family run feel and the views of the harbour from the front rooms could not be better. The balconies are small but large enough to sit out on. Admittedly if early to bed the voices of people walking on the road beneath the hotel carry to the room but as there are no bars directly below this noise does not normally go on late. Also you do get some traffic noise from behind the hotel but the way Amalfi lies I cannot imagine this could be avoided when staying at any hotel which does not involve climbing a cliff top get to it! By the way the shutters very efficiently block out any daylight so be prepared to set an alarm if you do have to rise early during your stay!

The breakfasts were perfectly acceptable - some tomatoes and cut up fresh fruit or fresh fruit salad would have been a bonus but there was a large selections of cereal, bread, danish pastries, croissants, meat, cheese, eggs, jams, juices etc.

We can also highly recommend the walking tour the hotel suggested we go on of Amalfi.

I would not hesitate in recommending La Bussola to others.

Room Tip: The harbour views are worth the supplement and will be quieter than rooms on the road side.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Melville, New York
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51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

Very nice family run Hotel across the street from the water, just 5 minutes walk from the center of town. Not as chaotic as if you would be staying in the center of Amalfi. Room was very large with an outside balcony over looking the harbor. Had a pull out couch to accommodate additional people. Breakfast was OK as well as Dinner

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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60 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

Stayed 2 days in September 2011. Vicenzo was wonderful and welcomed us to our room which overlooked the marina. Just chilled in this beautiful area of Italy and enjoyed swimming across the road from the hotel on their sundeck platform. Balcony just great for sitting and having drinks and people watching. Loved it.

Room Tip: We had a superior room - they face the sea.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Toni D
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Englewood
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99 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

We stayed in Amalfi for a week in this lovely property. The location at the end of the harbor is perfect. The room was large and we had a terrace overlooking the water. The best part of the experience was the staff. They made great recommendation for restaurants and tours. The greeted us every time we came in. One of the staff has been there 45 years! With turn down service, this really should be a four star hotel. It was the best service we had in Italy. The breakfast is OK. Don't eat at the restaurant though, with so many great places in Amalfi we thought it was only so/so.

Room Tip: Make sure you request a room facing the water. The first floor rooms have the largest terraces.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Consultanttraveler55
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

We stayed here for 7 nights on a Page & Moy organised tour. The hotel is on a quiet road with its own bathing platform right on the marina. The main coast road is immediately behind & above the hotel and was occasionally noisy at night. The centre of Amalfi is just a 5 minute walk and buses & boat docks are even closer. Our 2nd floor room was dated but our balcony had great views of the town and constant boat action. Beds were very comfortable and maid service was faultless. Unusually the mini bar prices were reasonable, beer 3e, 1/2 bottle of wine 6e, juice 2e. We thought the room safe was a bit much at 3e per night. Breakfast was ok but there was just one toast machine and a tiny egg boiler for DIY use. You paid extra for omelettes. Dinner was also ok but choices ran out even when arriving at 8pm (service until 9)Service was good though and the staff were pleasant. Overall we were happy with hotel.

Room Tip: We liked our room no. 235
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel la Bussola

Property: Hotel la Bussola
Address: Lungomare Dei Cavalieri di Gerusalemme 16, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Amalfi
#9 Family Hotel in Amalfi
#9 Luxury Hotel in Amalfi
#18 Romantic Hotel in Amalfi
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,806 - ₹ 42,938
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel la Bussola 4*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rooms with balcony front sea view, air conditioning, parking, good restaurant, Meeting Rooms, American bar, lifts, roof-garden solarium. Well-positioned, in centre of Amalfi, on the Promenade, along the sea. In a quiet, panoramic location, few yards from the Cathedral Square, and the harbour from where every morning several steamers leave to Positano, Capri, Naples and Salerno. Open all year round. ... more   less 
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