Marina Riviera Hotel, Amalfi
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Excellent hotel in terrific locationfrom Yorky2003
We had a beautiful room - very modern and well laid out with fantastic sea views and a lovely terrace. The hotel is conveniently situated just a few minutes from the centre of town - although about 20metres of the road had no pavement so need to take care of the traffic.
There is no swimming pool - but there is a very pleasant roof terrace with very comfortable sun loungers
The breakfast was excellent with a great choice of italian hot and cold dishes.
Drinks on the terrace in the evening were a must - both before and after wandering into town for Dinner. Local restaurants and bars generally offer good value for money - we also went to the expensive restaurant next door which I really enjoyed although my Husband was'nt very happy with his.
We left by ferry to go to Capri and as my husband had just had an operation we booked a taxi to take us the 200 metres to the ferry. He charged 15 euros which we thought was very expensive.
Would definitely stay at this hotel again if we were in the area
Romantic, friendly and efficientfrom katsby
The room was spotlessly clean and (fortunately) fully stocked with shampoo, soap, hairdryer etc. We had a superior room overlooking the harbour with a small balcony.
Breakfast was an excellent range of fresh fruit, giant croissants, pasta dishes, fresh mozzarella as well as cereal and marmalade. This was served on the balcony overlooking the beach by staff who were friendly and efficient.
The hotel has all the conveniences such as air con, safe, minibar etc combined with great service by people who seem to really care (the night porter came up quite cheerfully to show us how to use the telephone!). It is only a few minutes from the beach and bars/restaurants but has the most stunning, picture postcard views.
Overall we would thoroughly recommend this gem of a hotel.
Great hotel!from EmmaA1
The hotel staff were very friendly and always offering to help us out. We had a lovely immaculate room with a great sea view. The hotel is in excellent condition and the dining areas are lovely - it was nice sitting with the sea view just having a quiet read and a drink sometimes.
We loved the breakfasts - home cooked local Italian food, with different dishes every day. Traditional breakfast (cereals, croissants etc) was also offered every day. Breakfast was a buffet and there was no pressure to hurry if you were late for breakfast which was great.
I read in one review that one traveller thought the hotel was noisy - we didnt hear any of the traffic etc though from our room. My only minor criticism was that our air conditioning wasn't great, but that was it. Overall i would very definitely recommend this hotel - it is in a great location (we could walk everywhere and did not have to worry about cabs), and the accomodation and breakfasts were of a very high standard.
We've got some tips on Amalfi etc which i hope other travellers find helpful:
Travel from Naples airport
- Please don't get conned as we did! If you get a cab it's about EUR 100-150 (prices are high as tourism only provides 6 months of trade). we were told at the airport to get a bus to Sorrento (about 7 Euros each) and then a bus from Sorrento to Amalfi. The buses to Sorrento go hourly and were fine, but at the other end, we would have had to have waited for another hour and a half for a bus that would take 2 hours to get to Amalfi (though the bus was cheap, only a few Euros). in the end we shared a cab with other travellers (40 Euros each) as we were tired and it was getting late.
What you can do, which noone told us, is get a bus from the airport to Naples port (3 Euros) or a cab (about 20 Euros) and then get a boat to Amalfi (1.5 hours - 2 hours journey - cost 10 Euros each). We got the boat back and it was a pleasure travelling back by the beautiful coast! The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the port, so it's an easy journey.
- Don't do it! The roads are narrow and a nightmare and accidents can happen very easily.
Travelling around the islands
- You can get to Capri etc from the little port at Amalfi - don't be conned into going on day trips to Capri (they cost about 50 Euros) when the boat trip is only 10 Euros each way. We went to Positano for an afternoon - it was nice but there was not much to do.
Capri is a lovely, albeit now very touristy island, worth visiting.
- Booking trips
We went to Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii (amazing). We used touringpoint (the hotel recommended them and they seem to be the main agency - you can book everything in their shop which is a couple of minutes from the hotel). They are good but their charges do not include entrance fees or meals and they don't advertise that! For example, we paid 31 Euros each for the Pompeii/Vesuvius trip plus entrance fees - you can get the local buses for a couple of Euros each way according to my travel guide.
if you walk up mount vesuvius (definitely worth it, especially for the views) be sure to ignore any elderly locals who may offer to walk with you etc - apparently it's a con to get money from you at the end.
the views are amazing, and you can get the bus from the main Amalfi port area for 1 Euro each way. when you get there you can pay 5 Euros to go in Villa Cimbrone - i would recommend this for the stunning views and garden.
- We ate out at the little restaurants nearby in the town centre. they were all nice. We tried out Eolo next door which was lovely but very expensive so if your budget is tight, it's worth avoiding.
Everything you can imagine...from Meemers333
Gorgeous viewfrom deeee
The hotel is in a great location, not too far from the main square & the stoney beach! The only issue we had was getting to Amalfi from Naples which took longer then expected.
We would definitely go back to Amalfi & stay at the hotel again. I would also recommend a visit to the neighbouring little town - Atrani. There is a little square which is well worth a visit & lovely little restaurants.
Lovely place!from Scallie
A wonderful holiday...from slee1511
Unsurpassable Amalfi Coast Hotel Experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
I left my heart in Amalfi....from JoeGDublin
Our first stop in the search for alternative accommodation was Marina Riviera, and we got two wonderful rooms on the 1st floor overlooking the harbour and bay. We loved the view, we loved the hotel for its relaxed ambience and spotlessness, for the warm and friendly staff. Breakfast on that terrace overlooking the bay is an unforgettable experience, and we will return to explore the surrounding area and the enotecas and restaurants of Amalfi.
The town itself is nice, a pleasure to walk through and we found some very good, inexpensive restaurants including Trattoria da Baracca in Piazza dei Doggi (great for dinner and superb sea-bass) and the enoteca just across the piazza from the trattoria is also nice.
I recommend the hotel highly, I recommend the area very highly, until now my wife and I were convinced that only Toscana or Umbria could hold our attention. Amalfi, ti amo!
Simply Marvelousfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Amalfi
Getting Around Do not rent a car on the Amalfi Coast. Not at all necessary. The busses and the ferries are a much better alternative. Cars are pricey, fuel prices are ludicrous, traffic is really heavy and there is no parking anywhere. We had no problems getting around.
Staying in Amalfi It's perfect for honeymooners or couples, because there is not a huge amount to do in the evenings, other than eat out!
Be prepared in advance Getting to Amalfi is not too difficult as long as you are prepared. If you would like to save money, you can take the train from the central station in Naples to Sorrento, then catch a bus... overall trip will take over 2 hours and cost appx $60 Euros a person. You can also rent a car (in advance from the states would be recommended) in order to personally experience the winding drive through the mountains and small towns, though keep in mind this is still a "pricey" option and the parking availability is quite limited. Lastly, you can do as we did and hire a driver (not advised, though we rolled the dice) and get there in 90 minutes for around $150 Euros minimum, though your stomach will be feeling it.
Other names for Marina Riviera Hotel
- marina riviera hotel
- marina riviera amalfi
- Address: Via P. Comite 19 - Amalfi - 84011 - Italy
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