My wife and I stayed here for 4 days at the end of October, we chose the Residence based mainly on Trip Advisor reviews, which are not totally accurate, so this is a " This is what you get" review. The Hotel is marketed as a 4 Star, but the local tourist office classify it as 3 Stars, which I agree with. The Hotel has a fantastic locations right in the port area, but with this location comes the noise from constant traffic which is very nearly 24/7, so if you are a light sleeper a sea view room is not for you. The Hotel has a very small reception area, no lounge area, no evening restaurant, no room facilities, well our Standard room had none, also Our room was disappointingly small when compared to the standard room they show on the Hotel website, I had to stay on the bed when my wife was sitting at the dressing table as not enough room to squeeze past, if you are stood at the basin in the bathroom with the door shut no one else could get in as door opens onto basin, very bad layout, but the room was very clean and I lost count the number of times they changed our towels, also they turn the beds down in the evening which is a nice touch. There are a number of other reviews that moan about the breakfast and the service at breakfast, to a point I agree, you do have to chase the waiters even for your first cup of coffee let alone a second cup, the hot food offered is the same each day and is always Luke warm , but plenty of cold meats cheese and croissants, so enough choice for everyone. Now to a big Moan, you have to hand your key in when leaving the Hotel, the key is then hung up on a board in full view of anyone passing the entrance, not a problem you may say , and I would agree if they manned the reception desk 24/7' We returned one evening to find nobody at reception and helped ourselves to our key, and we were not challenged which I find worrying. We found all the staff very polite and helpful, even the breakfast waiters once you had attracted their attention were polite and helpful. What makes this Hotel is its location, there are nicer Hotels with far better facilities in Amalfi than the Residence but they are not as close to the action, if you do not relish climbing loads of steps to get back to your Hotel each day/evening and do not mind constant street noise then the Residence would be a good choice, also it's lack of restaurant is no real problem with there being loads of choice within a 3 minute walk.
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