My husband and I stayed at Il Convento the last week of April. I have heard stories of harrowing drives along the Amalfi coast so we took the concierge's advice to take a taxi from Salerno. The concierge's advice was spot on! While it was an expensive taxi fare (~90EUR), it was worth it! If you can time the ferry schedule right, you could also take the ferry from Salerno to Amalfi which is much less expensive and the views are stunning. The hotel is, if I remember correctly, a converted 13th C monastery. The basic white-washed decor, pale color palette and old pictures of the monastery adorning the walls gives the hotel an austere, relaxing feel. The staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. The views from our room (401), the Monk's Walk/Terrace and pool were amazing. There were 2 ways to get into Amalfi - a) a walk down ~100 steps from the main entrance and along the marina/ocean or b) a less steep walk along a footpath from the hotel. (The Amalfi coast is not conducive to people with mobility difficulties.) We found that Amalfi was a perfect base for exploring the coast - as a guide book said "Amalfi could be a real town on it's own without tourists". You can walk up to Ravello, get ferries to Positano, Sorrento, and Capri or take buses to any of the other smaller towns. The only recommendation we could make would be a covered section of the terrace/Monk's Walk to allow for outside seating during rain or extreme sun/heat. It rained one of the days we were there and sitting outside under cover with views of the ocean would have been great. GH Convento was a wonderful, relaxing place to stay!
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