Hotel Il Nido
The hotel was absolutely beautiful. It was by far the prettiest hotel we stayed in during our 2 week trip. Unfortunately, I don’t recommend it.
First of all, I don’t recommend staying in the town of Amalfi. Although a cute town, you don’t need more than a day to see the town. It is a pain to get to/from so I would suggest staying at a more centralized location.
We were lucky enough to catch the ferry from Salerno to Amalfi town. It took about 25 minutes compared to the 55 minute bus ride. When we arrived in Amalfi, we found someone to point us in the right direction to the hotel. We walked to the hotel with our travel-backpacks on. The hotel is perched very high on a hill. It was a horrendous walk with the backpacks. If we had suitcases, the walk would have been even worse. Definitely consider a cab if you have lots of luggage.
When we got to the hotel, the power was out. The front desk couldn’t check our reservation since the power was out and so we were given a room that I thought seemed small compared to the pictures online. I thought I had booked a superior room, but wasn’t certain and also wasn’t certain if I was in the superior room so I didn’t say anything to the front desk. Also, the room was beautiful! The furniture was ornate, we had an AC and fridge, the views were amazing (even though the street lies between the hotel and the sea) and the bathroom was larger than most (but the shower was still Italy- tiny). The balcony was a decent size.
The breakfast was the best we had by far in Italy. They make cappuccino to order and the breakfasts are included in the room fee. We were close to the breakfast area and were woken up by the noise. The doors/walls seem a little too thin.
The women who work at the hotel are so hospital, but then men were not.
The biggest issue with this hotel is that it is about a 20 minute walk to the town center. The walk is very steep and for parts you are walking on the windy road with no sidewalk or shoulder. It is unsafe and even more dangerous at night. There is only 1 place to eat near the hotel, so you are forced to go DOWNtown for most of your meals. By the end of our stay, we were very exhausted from all the walking.
When we arrived home in the USA, I realized we did in fact get the wrong room; we got a standard room. Not only that, they charged us for the superior room. I emailed them and explained the problem. They acknowledged the problem but said all they could do was discount our next stay! I was very unhappy and after I wrote a lengthy email, I finally got them to agree to wire us the difference. When I got the money in my bank account, it was less than what was promised. The hotel claims that my bank must have taken money out of the transfer. My bank did take money out of my account for the transfer, but they didn’t take it out of the transfer itself. The bank sent me proof of the transaction and it appears my bank is the honest one. By that point, I gave up on getting any more money back. The good thing is, the hotel did respond quickly to all my questions.
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- Also Known As:
- Il Nido Hotel
- Il Nido Amalfi