Hotel la Bussola
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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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Travel Blogs from Amalfi
... window shopping and enjoying the breeze as we continued down the cost line. We learned the compass was invited in Amalfi and there is a huge classical music concert that last for months in this region. Nearby to the music hall, Bryan unfortunately got stung by a bee on his arm. We decided lemon gelato would be a good fix and shared some while Bry used it to ice his arm in between. In the evening when we got back to Sorrento, we were all too full from lunch ...
... along the coast here.....amazing outcrops of houses perched perilously on cliff edges, defence outposts dating back to 1000 AD which would be impossible to access if current day OHS measures were in place, Duomos (churches) every kilometer or two, unbelievable rock structures that look like they could collapse at any monemt, roads that appear to defy gravity and the laws of physics ....... the place is just amazing! A walk up the main street (we use the ...
... out of place wearing my sloppy jo, denim shorts and blue Nike runners walking around the narrow cobblestone streets of Capri with many many high end shops including Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, A Ferrari merchandise shop, Swarovski plus many more but it was all very stunning and slightly romantic too. We had dinner on the boat while we watched the glorious sunset over the peaceful ocean and then enjoyed more local red wine (3L bottle for 3 euro - $4.50 AUS....and surprisingly it ...
... The road is quite narrow, with many twists and hairpin turns each having extreme drop offs on the coastal side. And I mean EXTREME! Thankfully I was squished against a window on the opposite side of the cliff and with my backpack on my lap, I could not see forward or to the cliff side on my left. I am very claustrophobic and found I needed to just stare out the window and not think about how at times I felt I could not breath, of course wiping the salty sweat from my eyes. Later Mike ...
... beach in the bay which looked nice and the other nice place we passed was called Furore. This looked amazing, we drove over a bridge and got told to look over on the left hand side because there was a tiny little beach bay. It was in the middle of two cliffs, but I can't imagine it getting much sun because of it. We finally got to Amalfi around lunch time. This is where the real Amalfi coast finishes. Our tour guild told us that the Amalfi coast isn't that impressive on ...