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“A beautiful place, high on Amalfi coast, great views, good hospitality, would definitely stay again”
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Le Palme
Ranked #26 of 29 Hotels in Amalfi
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Dorset England
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“A beautiful place, high on Amalfi coast, great views, good hospitality, would definitely stay again”
Reviewed 27 March 2010

I travelled here with my wife; it was the first time we have been abroad together since our children were born some 20 years ago so we were hoping for something special and were not disappointed! We flew into Naples, hired a small car and after visiting Pompeii (awesome, must see!) drove down to Amalfi. First advice point is please make sure you understand that the hotel is situated high up in the Amalfi coastline so there is no vehicle access to the hotel itself. You need to drive through Amalfi then head up the road towards Pogerola. When you reach the Hotel Excelsior on your right you are best advised to stop there and phone the hotel and ask them to come up and meet you as its difficult to find the steps down to the hotel. Try not to have too heavy a suitcase as there are more than 300 steps to go down to reach the hotl itself. Salvatore very kindly met us and carried our suitcase (which unfortunately WAS heavy!) on his shoulder all the way down. The hotel itself was very good; room was clean and spacious with fanatastic views wich made the climb down totally worthwhile. Only minor complaint was that it took a long time to get any hot water for a bath though this could have been because we were there 'out of season' in March. The breakfasts were really good, served by Antonietta; pastries, cheese toasties and coffee which we were able to take in the sunshine on their beautiful terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. After breakfast we would walk down the 600+ steps to Amalfi itself; it is much further down than up so what is a good idea is to arrange your day so that you walk down to the town then get the SITA bus from the harbour in Amalfi back up to the Hotel Excelsior and walk down the steps each time. I have seen some feedback comments complaining about the steps but hey get a life and don't visit the Amalfi coast if you don't want to use your legs! On a more serious note though if you are elderly or infirm this is NOT the place to stay. As with any trip you need to do your research before you go and if you do you will not be disappointed with HH Le Palme Amalfi; it is a most beautiful place and well worth the money and we would certainly stay there again. Oh and by the way we went in March; I'm told that in the height of the season it really is not worth even attempting to drive around Amalfi which I can well believe.
[Robert and Janet Willmot, Dorset, England]

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2010

We stayed at Le Palme for a week from the 2nd of October. From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed warmly and helped whenever possible by Antoniette and Sonia including a delicious breakfast of bread, cheese toasties and cakes every morning.

The bus dropped us off outside the Excelsior Hotel and it was a 10 minute walk down the 300 steps to Le Palme, helpfully aided by the children, which isn't too difficult. To get down to the town, you can either walk up to the hotel and get the bus or walk down 800 steps to the tunnel to the west of Amalfi.

We booked the large room which is on the top of the house, with a bedroom, bathroom and large lounge area, which has views over the Amalfi Coast. Outside the room is a large patio area, with round pool and loungers.

Quiet place high above the Amalfi Coast, with great views and fantastic service it is a brilliant place to base yourself, if you can handle the stairs.

Thanks, Antonietta and Sonia.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2010

The views are amazing,the staff is friendly and polite. The food is wonderful!
Worth every penny! The walk is fun and makes you feel like your on an adventure every time you go at it. It is just what we needed after travelling from Venice and Tuscany. This is such a unique place, Keep in mind you are on a mountain side overlooking the ocean and Downtown Amalfi marina! You can smell the lemons at night when treking the trail.
Bring a mini flashlight and good walking shoes and you are all set. We did the hike at least twice a day, Great excercise! Thank you for sharing you little slice of paradise!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Arlington, VA
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Reviewed 20 February 2010

We absolutely loved this B&B! Situated on a mountain on Amalfi, this was truly a beautiful experience. It requires a hike on stairs to get here, which can be difficult with luggage. The rooms were really wonderful - spacious. The location was great because it was off the beaten track, but still afforded amazing views of the Mediterranean. The terrace is lovely for breakfast - and the hosts serve a big meal (mostly consisting of breads). The hosts could not have been more friendly or helpful. This was the perfect place for getting engaged, which we did!!!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Moscow
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Reviewed 20 January 2010

We were staying at "Le Palme" with my girl friend in the end of Sept 2009 and it was a great time for us. I really loved this place and people. They were always ready to help and support in spite of my many stupid questions and requests. Having a breakfast in the morning and looking at the view from the terrace was wonderful. I'm sure that Amalfi is the only place in the world where you can find such a gorgeous view. Of course, some times I was very lazy to walk the steps down and especially up. But one you get down, you can always return back by city bus easily and take some steps down from Exelsior hotel. If I have a chance, I will definitely come again and stay at "Le Palme". I'm sending my warmest regards and expressing sincere gratitude to Antonietta, Sonia, Salvatore!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Washington, D.C.
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Reviewed 15 January 2010

Yes, there are stairs. Who cares? Look at the view!

I accessed this hotel both ways. When we arrived with our bags, we took the bus up the mountain and walked down the 300 steps. Later, when we were returning from dinner in Amalfi, we walked up the 600 steps from the bottom of the mountain. I have to say, I'll choose walking up 600 steps every time. I feared for my life in that bus. But bring a flashlight if you brave the steps at night. Some parts of the path are totally unlit.

Our room had French doors opening onto the gorgeous patio. It wasn't luxurious, but hey, neither was the price point; it was perfectly acceptable. The staff greeted us with Fanta when we arrived (oh Italy), and breakfast was DELICIOUS. Cappuccino and espresso, freshly baked pastries, toast with jam, butter, Nutella.

One note: You can put down your deposit for this hotel with a credit card, but in reality, they only take cash. So make sure you have enough cash on you when it's time to check out, or you'll have to go down 600 steps to the nearest ATM. That was a close shave for us.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 December 2009

We hopped on the SITA bus from Sorrento harbour to Pogerola and got off at the Excelsior hotel to find the stairs down to Le Palme. It is not marked in any way but it was an easy enough walk down with carry on luggage, might be a bit tricky with 30kg bags but you can arrange for help if required. We had a quick pasta dinner but it was fairly average although the 5 euro bottle of wine in the mini bar was exceptional. Breakfast the next morning was a different story - so much food and all of it fantastic.

The views are worth all of the effort in getting there and we were even moved to the upper room with the swimming pool and sun deck directly outside and this felt like your own home as it was nice and private.
The SITA bus takes you everywhere you need to go including Positano, Amalfi Ravello and if you are unsure about driving abroad you may not want to contemplate hiring a car here. Sheer drops, narrow roads and kamikaze bus and scooter drivers make it a great spectator sport.
Rather than brave the maddening evening crowds in Sorrento we found a quick walk uphill to Pogerola much nicer and more fun especially Gerry's bar.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Le Palme
Address: Salita Dello Spinale 23, 84011, Amalfi, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Amalfi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Amalfi
#12 Romantic Hotel in Amalfi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The warm welcome of the Cuomo Family, the comfort of the room, the small swimming pool, the wonderful view on the Amalfi Coast, guarantees you a relaxing stay at very convenient prices.The House is linked with a restaurant situated just 20 meters away from the beach of Atrani, which proposes a traditional and creative cuisine. ... more   less 
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