Hotel la Bussola
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... actually a Caruso museum with many photos and caricatures along with newspaper clippings all related to the great singer. We were treated to a glass of prosecco each, as well as a zucchini flower fritter appetizer. At the end of the meal they brought us a glass of limoncello each as well as a plate of cherries. What a great place and a wonderful way to end our last day. I truly hope we can "Torna a Sorrento" (come back to Sorrento) some day just like the song says ...
... before my flight feeling very anxious as you can imagine. Then I had to get through the long security queues to enter the airport, check my bags in and then get through even longer queues at passport control, taking another hour or so! Running to my gate I made it with 20 minutes to spare...phew (I felt like I was on the Amazing Race) But I knew I still had to get from Naples to Amalfi and find my tour group/sailing boat before I could really breathe a sigh of relief. My luck did ...
... let us choose when and where that occurs) and hoped each other and our backpacks made it onto the bus. Each seat and each square inch of space in the isles were full of sweaty humans either piled three deep into a two seat row or standing up. Just like those sardines layered in their tin cans drenched in oils, so were all of us humans only we were drenched in sweat. I guess you can say we were packed in salty water! I am sure many of you have heard about the infamous Amalfi Coast ...
... was sightseeing all on its own, not just for the incredible view but what you actually see along the way. Dropping into the small towns too gave us plenty to see, but drive was in a class of it's own. Don't need museums in this part of Italy, just go for a drive. The most yellowest beautiful lemons are grown on terraces along the cliffs, they make pretty good Lemonchello liquor as well!
Home now taking a little break before going to Cecilles house for a home cooked ...
We spent the day on the Amalfi Coast. I have been trying to think of words to describe the experience we had today but no words or pictures can really describe both the beauty of the coastal rode nor the "hair raising ride" along the cliff sides. We were able to buy a 24 hour ticket in Salerno this morning for 7.5 euro each and that bought us a ticket on the SITA bus that went from Salerno to Amalfi. We had to get off in Amalfi and board another bus that took us to Sorento where ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel la Bussola Amalfi
This was our second visit to Amalfi. After looking at the website for the hotel, we were looking forward to our stay. Our reception to the hotel was anything but warm. The room was lovely with a beautiful view of the Amalfi coast. We were with a group of 30. Our service at dinner was rude and rushed. The food was nothing to return for. We had reservations for 3 nights. On the second evening we were given a written notice from the hotel to vacate our room after breakfast the next morning. The hotel would assist in changing our room or move us to another hotel. Our group decided it would be better to leave. Needless to say, we will never return to this hotel.
Location, Location, Location!
We stayed at the La Bussola Hotel for a week in June 2004 to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The room was clean and pleasant, and it overlooked the harbor. The hotel is an easy walk to buses and ferries, as well as the town center. You don't need a car here, as you can easily get to Positano, Sorrento, etc., by ferry or bus. They apparently don't put up the beach umbrellas and chairs on the bathing dock until mid-June, but there is a lovely deck upstairs overlooking the harbor with lounge chairs. It's a lovely place, and we plan to return.
This location is supurb.
A three minute walk to town and the sea at your doorstep. We had a room with the boardwalk and beach. There is air-conditioning, but most nights there is a wonderful breeze from the sea. We are planning a return trip next year.
Excellent location nearby shopping, restaurants, cafes, busses, ferries, etc.! The hotel is spacious and very clean. Breathtaking view from balconies. The staff is very professional and friendly. The only two disadvantages: there was no air-conditioning and it can get a bit noisy in the evening. Although we stayed there in June and we did not really need the air-conditioning. Despite the disadvantages, we enjoyed our visit and would stay at the Bussola again.
Well-positioned, only a few steps away from the seashore, near the renowned 11th century cathedral, the Hotel La Bussola is endowed with panoramic balconies and refined tapestries and furniture, the guest will benefit and enjoy the fresh and Mediterranean hospitality
Great Hotel - a bit noisy
Stayed at La Bussola in May 03. The hotel is easily accessible right on the harbour in Amalfi, a few minutes walk to the boat quay and the church. There is an underground car park which is very useful as visitor parking is limited in Amalfi. The hotel is large, bright and clean, staff are friendly. Our room was spacious and beautifuly designed with majorica floor tiles and a balcony over looking the sea.
My only qualm was the noise from the road at night (scooters, lorries) and we were woken by the high speed ferries arriving in the harbour most mornings. On the whole, I would go back to the Bussola.
Hotel La Bussola had a great location..just about a 3 minute walk to the main shopping and restaurant area. The hotel was very nice and provided breakfast in the main dining room. The room was simple and had a balcony. My only complaint would be that there was no air conditioning which was definitely important in July! Otherwise, I would highly suggest this hotel for the money!
Last minute arrival
We were in Italy for the first time and on our Honeymoon. We had read about the Amalfi Coast and wanted to see it. Not really understanding the hotels in the area we had no idea were to stay. It was late at night and came on the hotel La Bussola. They had a room and it was great. Nothing fancy but the view and the sounds from the harbor were so romantic. I can't wait to go back and stay again and relive our honeymoon. We had no aggenda then and won't this time either.