Hotel la Bussola
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- 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.
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... we go ahead and find a supermarket to stock up on supplies, as there probably won’t be a lot of cheap places to eat along the way. Maiori is small, but it is a sort of little commercial hub for this mini-region. The Rain I can’t help but notice the irony when it starts to pour down rain. See, I had been specifically postponing my Amalfi hike for the days when, according to the forecast it wasn’t supposed to rain, doing my more ...
... tastes like Nutella) and a cookies and cream flavour. I tried the limoncello and the lemon... Very refreshing. We then walked through Amalfi, browsing in some more shops. A very relaxing day. It is now close to 7 pm here and we are relaxing on our balcony, overlooking the sea, enjoying a glass or two of wine before we head out for some dinner. Tomorrow, we are undecided of our plans, but think we might try the Path of the Gods, a 3 hour hike with some pretty spectacular ...
... to a restaurant at a beach. We had anchovies, calamari and seafood pasta. The restaurant was fabulous. It was called Il Pirata. (the pirate)It was built on some rocks and into the hill.
After lunch Tom and I lay on some seats that had mini head verandahs.
The next day we went to Positano. We went down steep streets to a beach. At the beach Tom and I went jelly fish hunting. I would watch on a big rock while Tom was on ...
... we went down along a ravine and along a fast moving stream, we come upon the most unusual find. What seemed like an abandoned farmhouse greeted us with the barking of three dogs from the roof. Yes the roof. As we went by, we spoke to them and I took lots of photos. They all looked well fed and healthy but of course I was fretting about them being alone. As we passed by, Mike says "Look, there is a horse in the house"...yeah right Mike, all this climbing today has really messed with ...
... Amalfi's history and were able to taste its world famous lemons aswell as some delicious Gelato that was even better that Roma's! We did a quick trip up to the nearby town Ravello, and managed to see Atrani and Salerno before leaving, neither place though compared to Amalfi which in my opinion was the best place we've visited so ...