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Residenza del Duca Hotel
Ranked #14 of 29 Hotels in Amalfi
Certificate of Excellence
USA
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38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Amalfi”
Reviewed 3 May 2010

We recently spent a week at the "Dukes apartment" which is rented through the Residenza del Duca Hotel or alternately under the name of Appartamento Enrietta A through the Summer in Italy rental agency. The location is in the center of Amalfi with soaring 360 degree views of the entire city from the large rooftop patio. The apartment was spacious and the online photos are accurate. While the 180 or so steps up to the apartment are not to be dismissed, we found the climb to be worth the effort. The city and the entire region are incredible. Early April was still a little off-season and the weather was cool and great for site-seeing. Even during the off-season there was some water-taxi service to Positano, Capri, and Salerno. Bus service Via the SITA bus lines was excellent. I would not recommend driving on these roads especially as the traffic gets busier during the summer. The lack of heating was a bit of an inconvenience on a couple of cooler days. Otherwise we had no complaints. There does appear to be a good air-conditioning system in place.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 April 2010

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights during March 2010. The hotel is nothing less than amazing. It is like a botique hotel where each room is unique and has a different theme. The owners thought of every last detail when designing the rooms as there wasn't one little thing I felt I was missing. Each piece of furnitute is unique and antique looking. We had a private terrace overlooking the piazza underneath which was lovely! The beds where comfortable and the room quite which allowed a good night's sleep. The staff - Andrea and Daniella where very nice and very helpfull. If yo come with a car, there is a guarage service that charges by the day. Only downfall is that we had to carry our luggage about 70 steps to reach the hotel - but it was well worth it! If youcome during the season (which start in April and lasts all summer), there is a porter that carries your luggage all the way to the room.

  • Stayed March 2010
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Malaysia
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Reviewed 12 March 2010

The stairs to this hotel seems unending and the hotel is located at the top most floor. What more with luggages!! There is no porter at the square even though some reviewers said that there are porters to help with the luggages. So we had to lug it all the way up only to be told that there are no porters during low season! The hotel should have an intercom at the bottom of the stairs so that travellers can call up and ask for porter service, at least!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 10 January 2010

Residenza del Duca is a quaint, well-kept bed and breakfast in Amalfi. The building is just up a side stairway from the main square of town, with the entrance to the B&B about three flights up. The folks at the front desk were always helpful and even tried to help us contact the Italian baggage delivery service regarding our delayed bags. The rooms were very clean. The beds are roughly queen-sized and firm. The linens were comfortable. The bathrooms appeared newly remodeled with nice showers. Our room, number 6 I believe, had a view of the sea. We didn't eat at the B&B, so I can't say anything about the food, but the cafes in Amalfi had wonderful croissants, much like the rest of Italy. We drove from Rome to Amalfi, which takes about 4 to 5 hours, and the hotel arranged for parking. Basically we would call (or have the desk call) this nice old man who would meet us at the traffic circle, and either take the car or drop the car. It was easy and the valet was so friendly that I would look forward to see him.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Durban
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Reviewed 11 November 2009

Amalfi was our second stop on our 3 week honeymoon. What a beautiful (small) town. We arrived on our 3rd day in Italy (having been in Rome for the first two days) and not speaking the language too well were a bit nervous about finding Res del Ducca. We phoned the hotel as soon as we were dropped off at the bus stop (after an extremely hair raising bus trip from Sorrento - if you're afraid of height - sit in the aisle!!!) and a golf cart appeared within minutes to transport us and our 3 weeks worth of luggage, up the steep hill. Many of the other reviews say that the stairs were a killer but we didnt think they were that bad. There are quite a few, but it doesnt take long, and when you dont have to carry your bags up those stairs, there's not much to complain about! We stayed in the room Giovanna Fattoria (I think it was called that?) which was beautifully decorated with a lovely large private balcony with two comfy loungers. It overlooks a small but bustling square and sitting on the balcony with a bottle of vino while the sun set, was amazing! We loved Res del ducca and the wonderful and friendly service we received here. It was the most expensive stay of our trip (130 euros/night) but the balcony really added a lot of value. We're the kind of people who enjoy our food and chilling with a glass of wine after dinner, chatting about the days events and what we're doing next night. Definately get the room with the balcony!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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camillaagerola, Proprietario at Residenza del Duca Hotel, responded to this review, 22 December 2009
we are close to Christmas and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests as you have written wonderful reviews about us and our small house.
Wishing you a happy Christmas and a sparkling new year, I hope to see you soon!
Greetings!
Daniela & the Family.
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Reviewed 2 November 2009

It's a simple and unassuming place, but fine as a base from which to explore Amalfi, Ravello and the surrounding area.

You need to be happy climbing a few stairs to get up to the hotel from street level since there's no lift. But then again, the whole of Amalfi is on a hill rising up from the sea, so you probably wouldn't visit unless you didn't mind a bit of legwork. The hotel offers a free porterage service to collect your bags from the centre of town and carry them up to your room. They also offer a (paid) car parking service.

Breakfast is modest but they do make nice cappuccinos for you!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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camillaagerola, proprietaria at Residenza del Duca Hotel, responded to this review, 22 December 2009
we are close to Christmas and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests as you have written wonderful reviews about us and our small house.
Wishing you a happy Christmas and a sparkling new year, I hope to see you soon!
Greetings!
Daniela & the Family.
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2009

Del Duca had the largest and most beautiful room on our 2-week tour of Italy. Our budget was 100 Euros or less per room per night for 2 travelers, and we got Del Duca at a steal as it was winter time. The room was nice and big, the bathroom was nice and sizeable with rain shower.

The only downside is the 70+ steps, but having gone up the 300+ steps in the Florence Duomo and the 500+ steps in the St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican just before that, Del Duca's steps were nothing in comparison.

One more thing is, try the pizza from San Giuseppe, just a few steps away from the Del Duca. It had one of the best marinara pizzas on our Italian trip.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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camillaagerola, proprietaria at Residenza del Duca Hotel, responded to this review, 22 December 2009
we are close to Christmas and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests as you have written wonderful reviews about us and our small house.
Wishing you a happy Christmas and a sparkling new year, I hope to see you soon!
Greetings!
Daniela & the Family.
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Property: Residenza del Duca Hotel
Address: Via Duca Mastalo II 3, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Amalfi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Residenza del Duca Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small and friendly family hotel in the historical centre of Amalfi a touch away from the bus-station, the harbour and the beaches. ... more   less 
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