Travel Blogs from Amalfi
To get to Amalfi from our home town Kristiansand is not the most easy way of travel. From we left our home in the morning 05.00 a.m. and till we tired of travelling checked in at hotel Aurora in Amalfi. 14 hours had passed by. One can ask, isn't there an easier way to reach the Amalfi Coast from Norway ? Perhaps, we could have chosen Naples as a …
I arrived a couple of days ago after a long train trip from Venice, followed by a scarey bus trip from Salerno! Amalfi is beautiful. It has towering cliff faces that sweep right down to the greeny blue sea. It is a pretty impressive place. Imagine the Great Ocean Road, but with houses built up the cliff faces, pine trees, terraced grape vines and …
Oh my dream- come true lol awesome swimming all day- even ole white legs here !!! love the place its like positane only- flat yip MY dream told ya !!! hotel top floor(lift tho,) yey and views of marina !! hills behind And privacy - 12.00 for us to use beach with brolly and 2 deck chairs, thought steep but once in your own little patch ov beach- …
... here), pedestrians walk alongside roads where a pathetically low wall/safety barrier (just 30cm high) stands between you and certain death, 100 mtrs below. Bob is inclined to embellish stories - but believe us......these are NON embellishments. On the walk up THAT hill we mentioned a few days ago to the hairdressers.. that we ventured again this morning in search of "Officeo Turismo" there is one stretch where we both step back into the road.....because it ...
... metres of ash and pumice. The site was lost for about 1500 years until 1748 when the first excavation started and nowadays it has Unesco status (World Heritage site) and is the most popular attraction in Italy with about 3 million visitors per year. There was so much an amazing history in Pompeii I could go on for ages about what I learnt however I will let you enjoy the pictures and captions instead :-) From the city off Pompeii we also went on an exciting excursion to the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Aurora Amalfi
The Hotel Aurora was in a nice location in Amalfi. It was at the end of the road so it was a little quieter. But it was certainly walking distance from all the activity. The patio was great (for the superior room). It was huge--maybe more than 8 feet by 5 feet. It over looked the sea and "beach." Looking up from the patio were mountains. It also had a table and chairs and lawn chairs to tan on. The service was quite friendly (the hot chocolate in the morning was great). The room itself was very nice--ceramic floors. A very small TV. Nice size bathroom. The food was fair. Did I mention the hot ciocolate? Mmm. The "beach" as was most of the coast (except Positano was a little better) was all rocks. Very uncomfortable. And honestly, the beach itself wasn't all that pretty. If you want to stay in Amalfi, this is a great place. I might stay either on Capri (or Anacapri) or Positano or Ravello (which is way up in the mountains and very expensive). Early June was a little too cool to be there.
Warm and nice
We arrived without booking and had a warm welcome.The room was 20 meters from the sea but the place is at the end of the street so it's very quite.The room was clean and relativly big with all the facilitys.The location is great-few minuits walk from the town center and the beach.Staff was very polite and helpfull.Great breakfast on the lovely terrace.Good value for money.
Beware of Problem Resolution
The hotel was very nice and what we expected. Due to my error, I booked three rooms instead of two (I thought I had cleared this up with the hotel several months before arriving). Upon arrival, Domenico, the reception manager, said I still had reservations for three rooms but that he'd take care of it. Which meant, I'd never see a bill for the third room until I returned to the States. After months trying to resolve the charge, I finally spoke to Daniela the manager/owner. She would not listed to my explanation, she yelled at me and finally hung up on me. She never had any intention of listening to me. If you have a problem with your bill, get their resolution in writing.
We had rented this hotel from our travel agent. What a disappointment!
First, when we arrived, we were sure we had air conditionned. Not. We asked how much more it would be - 10 Euros more - but of course not available! The rooms they show you on the web is just not the one you get unless you ask for the superior rooms! Make sure you do! Our sea view? I had a huge tree right in front of it.... the breakfast buffet? Disgusting croissant, canned fruits, old cereals, cold bread and yogourt. Wow.... One good thing: the coffee was excellent!!! And the pergola is a nice thing. Beware if you go to the private beach: they will hit you with 12 Euros for the long chairs....
Would I go back there?
We read good reviews of the Hotel Aurora in Amalfi, both on your site and others, so booked a room there on 2/27/04 for arrival on 8/18...yes, six months in advance. We booked the best room in the house with private terrace.
We have just returned from our second visit to the Aurora.
Loved the Aurora! Charming and gracious hospitalty. Tucked away, yet close to all the shopping and restaurants. Excellent breakfast buffet included, served on terrace with gorgeous view. Situated in front of a pivate beach, with a breathtaking view of the ocean. Recommend the ocean view rooms- the garden view doesn't provide any view and little breeze.
Rooms are clean and bright, in cool and simple mediterranean tile and decor. There was a TV, but who goes to Amalfi to watch TV? Didn't need or want A/C (mid-July). Mosquito repellant is a must.
Beautiful, quiet, charming with fabulous view!
Within walking distance (5 minutes) to Amalfi center, buses, boats, restaurants, etc.
Daniela & staff are wonderful!
Returning this year...as are our friends!
Here is a short and useful review of the hotel Aurora in Amalfi:
price: we paid 160 euros per night for a room with sea view. Too much, as the rooms neither have air con nor tv (although the hotel claims to be a three star).
service: bad service. The staff is unfriendly and the director is rude.
hotel: good location (next to the beach), but ugly. The place is quite messy.