The first morning i woke up in my seaview room at this magical hotel and i heard a rooster singing his wake up call,followed by church bells and many dogs barking in the mountain somewhere,i thought i was dreaming...Then i just lift my head from the bed and the open french doors gave me a view that took my breath away...and im still pinching myself looking at my pictures to make sure i didnt dream all this,that a place like this really do exist and its called the Amalfi Coast,especially at the Exelsior ,Amalfi...
This entire review could go on for very long as my fiance and me had the time of our life just enjoying the beauty of the place,the wine,the magnificent pool,the lovely staff who were so caring,warm and attentive to our every needs...This hotel is the perfect location for seing everything the Amalfi Coast as to offer,as the marina is a 20 minutes bus down from the hotel...Everyday is a fantastic new experiences,taking the shuttle bus down to the village,you cant be nervous about their driving,its just unbelievable how good the drivers have to be on thoses roads...We visited Amalfi of course but also Pompei,Capri,Positano,Salerno,Ravello,Sorrento,Maiori,Minori...all beautiful little village,town.islands that i could write a book about but just keep in mind is soo perfect to go EVERYWHERE by boat,its not that expensive and much more enjoyable than the bus!!
As i said before,the hotel as a fantastic pool,thats perfecto after a long day of sightseeing and there s a cute little bar right next to it to enjoy a cold Nastro Azzura(italian beer)or whatever you feel like!!The food at the lunch terrace is wonderful,so fresh and tasty,as everything tasted better in Italy anyway!!At night,you have your dinner outside with the crazy view of Amalfi and we had amazing gnocchi,buccatini,fish,and so much more delicioso pasta meals theres too many to describe!!And its a good thing you have great food at lunch and dinner because the breakfast ,even thought it was always fresh ,is really minimal...Pastries,cheeses,cold cuts and scrambled eggs...Which is pretty good to start your day but dont expect crepes,waffles,eggs unless you pay additionnal for it.But it really didnt bother us at all!!
As for the decor,i really cant understand all the negatives critics saying the place is old,dated and in need of renovation???Seriously,you are in Italy,in the gorgeous Amalfi Coast,where you hopefully go to enjoy the culture and history,the magical beauty of ancients times and your in a country atmosphere!!!The hotel is so well managed,everything is spotless everywhere and the decor is just so rustic,campania style...as it should be!!!
We are alredy thinking of going back to this hotel,we miss Antonio s smile(maitre D )Maria s kindness (dinner waitress)and of course waking up to a rooster and church bells every morning in this little piece of heaven on earth!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tranquil Hotel set in cliffside enclave surrounded by trees, directly above hotel's private beach on the rugged coast far below. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Excelsior Grand Amalfi
- Hotel Excelsior Amalfi
- Hotel Excelsior Grand