Residenza del Duca Hotel
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We left Rome this morning for Naples, taking again the high speed train (that at times was going 300 km per hour!). The trip took just over an hour. We were met at the Naples train station by Antonio, who drove us to the Ruins. Pompeii was a city of approximately 20,000 people that was destroyed when the volcano Vesuvius erupted in AD79. The people had no warning of the eruption, and the result was a ...
... to Ravello. We do find it and head that way but we are going straight up up up again and it is not looking at all like the map. Soon we are on a burro trail. How do we know? Well, ummmm we do know what burros leave on said trails when they are working hard to go straight up a hill. We come upon a farmer and his wife grazing their horse. Of course I take photos and realize how much I miss my horses but no we did not even try to ask them to help us figure out where we were and how ...
... this morning and I thought I might find one that I could use. I found the most beautiful brown leather bag for traveling! The sales lady is very good at her job and I end up buying the bag. Everyone agrees it is a great buy! Importantly it will match my boots I bought in San Gimignano. You know how I like to match!! We all meet back at the bus and then travel up the mountain to the village of Ravello. Ravello is ...
... We're currently sitting at a table for 4 in our regular seats 7A,7B,8A,8B. I've got music in my ears and I'm watching Kez and Ally laughing at LJ while he cleans his glasses. Not sure what the joke is, I can't hear them, but its nice to see them having a good time. This has been such a good trip. I hope the kids have good memories of it for a long time, sure they will. When we arrived at Salerno we quickly sorted out the bus arrangements/tickets. Could get on the ...
... some more about this famous seaside town. In fact I think all of our tour went with the walking tour. We started the tour in the main square which is where the impressive cathedral stood. First impressions were very good.
He took round the old streets that suddenly broke off in many different directions. This was used as a defence against intruders from the middle-east. Only the Amalfi locals knew which way they were going, anyone else would get lost ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Residenza del Duca Hotel Amalfi
Beautiful little hotel
Very nice hotel in the old city center.
Room was large and the furnishings are beautiful and elegant and have facilities inside. Very large bathroom with jacuzi and marble. Breakfast excellent served in the room included. Beautiful panorama on the old city and sea. Garage. Friendly staff. No lift.
Before going to Italy, I became sick of what travel agency offered our family for stay in Amalfi coast, so I spent a whole day on the internet and, lucky me... found what I was looking for! Original, small, welcoming, clean Italian family hotel with personal attitude, ideal breakfast, good sanitary and so on... I think a lot of people are tired of big hotel-factories, staying in which you sometimes can not realise in which country of the world you are - everything is the same and soullesss. This is not the case. I give 5 stars, because for money of weak 3 star hotel you receive a feeling of a good 4 star acomodation. We - parents and three children stayed here for 5 nights. What is important - do not spend money for a car rent. There is no need for it in Amalfi coast. Our car was parked for 5 days in a garge. For that money we spent for renting a car, we could go back and forth to Rome twice by taxi. When we left, Del Duca was closing for some renowations, but try it, when it is posssible. And what else - the rewiews on the net give very good information about what to expect!
A pleasing end to a bad day. Day 4 of our Italian adventure. The road to Amalfi is not for the faint at heart. But the treasure that is Amalfi will amaze. The room was very clean and the personal decorating tastfully done (definately a womens touch). The bathrooms were clean and well equiped. The cold breakfast was a feast served in room on the terrace, or in the adequite breakfast room. Just ask Geraldo, he is very accomidating and very polite. No meat, but plenty of cheese, baked goods fresh fruit yoguirt and Cappucinos mmmm. The terrace (20E extra) overlooks one of the side squares. The room has a sea view, well you can see blue anyways...Not really the sea though. Many good resteraunts close by, Highly recommended. But the 71 Steps to get to this Room are a chore. Ask for assistance with luggage. Geraldos son is fit and ready to help.
We spend quite a lot of time trying to decide where to stay in Amalfi
Excellent place to stay
Pleasant room with nice upgrades, good size and very clean. Loved the location - B&B accessed by 76 steps up from a small piazza in the Amalfi center (they will help you with your luggage) but plan your outings accordingly. We had a big terrace off our room but with no sea view. Breakfast included fresh, exciting pasty and delicious fruit. Hotel staff was very nice and made us very comfortable.
Really hated this hotel. Myself and my boyfriend booked (two months in advance) a room with a balcony and a sea view. We ended up with a self catering apartment with no balcony and no sea. The apartment rather uniquely contained someone else's clothes, someone else's crockery, TV, books, papers, toiletries, etc. We complained to the owner and her son who told us they would come and show us what else they had available, which never happened. We decided to stay, however the first night I was kept awake until after midnight by the sound of someone singing 'Volare' amongst other classics in the square directly below the window, then the children of the family who lived in one of the neighbouring apartments began playing in the stairwell with their dog which kept me awake for another hour. Finally I dressed and when upstairs to the hotel reception to complain but the hotel was shut. The next day we found alternative accommodation and decided to check out as the room was not what we had booked, at which point we were informed there was a minimum stay and whether we stayed or not we would have to pay. Needless to say we did not pay the extra night or stay a second longer!! Thank God for the Miramalfi Hotel or this would of been one of the worst holiday's I've been on!
What a lovely place!
Me any my wife stayed in the Duca hotel for 2 nights during our honeymoon and the place was gorgeous. Spotlessely clean, real italain decor, jacuzzi shower, and a large terrace looking over the historical sqaure. It was magic!
The owner is really friendly too. The only down side is that its got a alot of steps to get to it but its well worth the effort with your suitcase.
Try and get a room with a terrace rather than a balcony as it makes all the difference I'd say.
There are some very nice quite restaurants also in the centre which is right outside the main hotel entrance.
Very Highly recommended!
Amalfi was one of out favourite places during our stay in Italy.
My husband and I stayed at the Residenza del Duca last May and could not have been happier with the experience. Geraldo, the owner, was warm, accomodating, and always eager to make sure that we were pleased with his hotel. The room was decorated beautifully and was spotlessly clean. We had a balcony with a sea view and also a view of the comings and goings in the courtyard below. Our breakfast was served in our room or on the balcony (our choice) with a fresh tablecloth on the table each day. Breakfast was always a fresh baked pastry of some kind, yogurt, juice, breads, and wonderful coffee. We had trouble with our rental car when we first arrived, and the wonderful woman at the desk called the rental company to work out details, since the recording we got was all in Italian! Geraldo's son also worked the desk, and was extremely helpful and friendly. All in all, we felt as if we were guests in their home rather than hotel patrons. The only thing that surprised us was the number of stairs to get to the hotel itself, but, after all, this was Amalfi. Everything there involved climbing! It was always worth it to return to such a wonderful room and warm, caring hosts. I would recommend this hotel heartily to anyone staying in Amalfi.