Hotel Luna Convento
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Left early this morning, up at 5.30am back to Rome, Chrissy and I leave the tour group and are now on our own again.......get a train from Rome to Salerno. We have arrived and are waiting for our ferry to Amalifi........... Sooooooo excited... ferry takes only 25mins to get to Amalfi. Time to lay by the pool and chill before I have to head back to …
... on the opposite side of the main Capri port and much quieter and very beautiful. Apart from one other boat we had the whole bay to ourselves all afternoon and night! To go exploring on Capri our captain Nico would take us over to the Island in the dingy and then would need to climb around 450 stairs up to get to the centre of Capri town. Needless to say after three trips up & back in 24 hours, with my already sea legs combined with all the stairs climbed my legs were very jelly! I ...
... rewarding way (and remember rewarding as in we did not veto the need for a Gelato after a long hike!). We hiked North through the mountains and the towns of Nocello, Priano, Furore, Montepertuso and Positano. The attached photos will show the views the best that photos can capture. The extremely blue sea, the blue sky and then the hills with its farm lands continued to amaze us with each turn of the trail. Sometimes the views were actually vertigo producing as it was so steep and so ...
... we had to share space with people that either drove or were driven up there in Mercedes and Alfa Romeos... jet setters no doubt. But we earned our Fior de Latte gellati...
Atrani - Maybe the poor cousin to Amalfi next door but with some character of its own. As we walked the trails and alleys above Atrani we met some lovely hikers from Australia, Canada and Japan. Amazing the willingness we all had to share information, stories ...
... 00, went back to reception and luckily got another company to take us.
Oops, didn't verify with first mob, so they dumped us. Regroup!
Aldo, the life (read 'Hugh') saver, came to our rescue....and we're off to Mt Vesuvius which is about 1 hour away through some of the most horrendous traffic you are likely to see.
The traffic in Naples is NUTS. No discernible road rules at all, indication optional. Traffic lights, what traffic lights? It goes something like this, accelerate ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Luna Convento Amalfi
The staff so far, can't do enough for you, the place has so much character...it's high standard all the, totally would recommend to everyone
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Luna Convento Amalfi
Stayed here for 4 nights at the end of our 2-wk honeymoon in Italy. I am glad to see others have had a good experience here, but must share my disappointment and dismay about this hotel. Got there around 5pm.
Honestly, the finest hotel at which my wife and I have ever stayed! The staff at the hotel desk, especially Andrea, were incredibly helpful and friendly; Pepe, the pool assistant was helpful and patient with my struggling Italian; Mario, the "director" of the restaurant, was a true gentleman and artist; the food (thanks to the fabulous chef) is fabulous, and the staff, especially Marcello, are courteous and eager to please. The views are unbelievable, the pool is glorious, the friendly and pleasant town is only a brief walk away, and Ravello, Capri, Positano, etc., are easily accessed. We stayed there four nights last June and have decided to spend another five nights there this June for our twentieth anniversay! This time we will bring our two sons!
Simply the best
We stayed at the Luna Convento in August and it was fantastic. We stayed in a suite with painted ceilings and a terrace and a balcony overlooking the sea. The food was everything you would expect and the staff were very helpful, especially the pool man. It was very restful and the inner courtyard was superb. We are going back again in May for two weeks and the only thing that is off putting is the drive from the airport if your a bad traveller take tablets.
My husband and I recently stayed there for four nights. We loved the hotel. We had asked for an upgraded room and had extra space. The balcony and the view were splendid. The room was very clean and sunny.
The housekeeping staff were extra helpful, specially when I needed some clothes ironed. (Irons are not allowed in Italy hotel rooms). The only negative was the walk from the hotel to the city. It took about 5 to ten minutes on a very dangerous road. There was no side walk and the road is narrow with lots of turns. The pool is also across the street and you'll have to cross the high traffic street at a sharp turn. The restaurant had a great menu, somewhat over priced.
FOOD: Good restaurants in Amalfi but found the hotel one to be the best place for dinner. No other restaurant offeres the excellent view of Amalfi either. Would recommend eating on the balcony.ROOM #19: This room is located one floor up from the restaurant so has the same brilliant view back towards Amalfi. The real beauty of the room was the large terrace. It was larger than any others we could see at the hotel and comfortably fits a 4 person dining table + 2 deck chairs. Great place to eat, catch rays and chill out. Bathroom also has a geat window which faces out towards the town. Heard some people put in the rooms on the lower floors complaining about the noise from the road so wd ask for a room above the restaurant at least.POOL AREA: Fine but struggles to catch the afternoon sun and can get a bit crowded.FYI WINDSURFING: Not well known but Duoglie beach (5min water taxi from Amalfi) has a good windsurfing rental outfit (*******; only one we could find). Very cosy beach which you can see from the hotel which was only occupied by Italian families.
We recently stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and I must stay it was an excellent visit. The room was just a slight bit dated , but boasted 12 foot ceilings, large windows and a very nice balcony overlooking the ocean. The hotel was very clean and the staff were just great. This is the reason I would recommend anyone to stay here. From the door man Alberto, to Geovanni at the front desk. Mario, head of the restaurant, which was great every night, was a gracious gentleman. And we could not forget Pepe at the pool who was eager to help and who always had a smile. They really made us feel at home in a short time, making our stay so special. I think this is the reason I would recommend this hotel. Besides and awesome courtyard, great food, and very short distance to the center of town, the staff is what made our stay. We have spent close to six weeks in Italy and we have to say this hotel treated us the best of any.
My mother went to school as a child here
The rooms were spacious very clean and comfortable....then came the food!!!!!!!!It was the best in all of our 15 days from venice to florence to rome to amalfi.the meals were unbeleivable,from the appetizer to the main course...topped off with desserts to exciteany palate.!!Were going back theend of this year. MIKE,JOANNE,AMY,GINA AND JOSH ROMANO
Everytime I think in a magician place I see the Hotel Luna Convento at the top of the Amalfi enter from the south Coast.
Loved the Hotel Luna Convento
We spent our honeymoon in late Sept. - early Oct. 1999 at the Luna Convento in Amalfi. It was heavenly. We wanted somewhere with a great view, right on the water, and it is in an excellent location in Amalfi. You are close to town square and have a fantastic vista on the sea. Breakfast and dinner were included and at first we were wary of eating at the hotel every night, but we would go out somewhere (Positano, Ravello) for lunch and then for dinner sit out on the terrace under the stars looking at the sea, and the food was wonderful, with great variety, so we did not get tired of it. The rooms are simple but have everything you need, and the building is tranquil and beautiful. We had a wonderful stay here, enjoyed the pool and swimming in the sea and would love to return.
We enjoyed our two days at the hotel but were confused by rooms and prices, we feel we paid too much for a room that was not as good as other rooms for a lesser price. Our bill was also wrong, "a computer problem." We would go back.