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]
- 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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