We booked a room with sea views at La Ninfa on account of the predominantly favourable reviews on this site.
First, the upside: spectacular views, and favourably priced compared to hotels closer into town. The breakfast room has particularly breathtaking views, and waitress service was friendly.
The downside: the hotel's private beach was, unfortunately, closed for the season, meaning we had to travel into town (the room did not have a balcony, as we had requested). The 2km walk into Amalfi quickly became tiresome and is downright dangerous in parts (no pedestrian walk-way, crazy drivers and blind corners!). In the end, we opted for the safety of the bus, which operates a reasonably regular service and stops outside the hotel. Believe everything you hear about the roads - we felt very relieved not to have hired a car - riding the bus was frightening enough ! The room we were allocated was a short walk from the main hotel, and right on the roadside, so traffic noise was an issue. To add to our woes, the bed was so hard, it felt like sleeping on boards. Overall, the room had a fairly tired feel, and could have done with a good spring clean.
Perhaps it was 'end of season' syndrome, but we did not receive the 'Maurizio experience' most have described. Usually, we found the reception desk unattended, and the proprietor nowhere to be found. If you were to remove the amazing views, the experience felt closer to 2 star quality, and is not one we would repeat. We found ourselves wishing we had paid the extra for a better quality hotel - though wondered whether we had simply drawn the short straw and ended up with their worst room.
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- Also Known As:
- La Ninfa Hotel
- La Ninfa Amalfi