This hotel has seen better days. Considering this is a 4 star hotel, the standard is not up to an international 4 star rating.
The rooms, which although clean, are very dated with old and shabby furniture. The bathroom was small and old-fashioned with a weak shower and intermittent hot water.
The dining room has the potential for a great view of the harbour had it not been for the overgrown foliage directly in front of the windows.
The breakfast was acceptable but the waiting staff were condescending.
We had emailed and requested a sea view when booking our room. When we arrived, we were shown a room with a partial side sea view which was not acceptable. The receptionist was unsympathetic offering us instead a room with a full sea view at an extra cost of Eur 20 per day but with poorer furniture and a shower not bath. We pointed out that we had requested a sea view on booking but they continued to insist that we pay the extra charge. We accepted the room with the full sea view after negotiation with the management at an eventual extra cost of Eur 10 per day.
To add to our dissatisfaction with this hotel, on checking out they tried to charge us double the advertised rate for the car park.
With updating of the rooms, completely new staff and a tidy up of the exterior, this has the potential to be a great hotel in such a good location.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Bussola Amalfi
- La Bussola Hotel