Excelsior Grand Hotel Amalfi
Excelsior Grand Hotel Amalfi is strategically perched on a cliff top with a panoramic view of the Amalfi coast. It is about 6km or so from the town. Definitely not easy walking distance as the roads are very steep, narrow and windy.
Amalfi itself can be accessed by a free shuttle bus (only 15 minute ride) provided by the hotel. It comes in very handy as the hotel is a little out of the way. Service starts at 9:00 a.m, stops for about three hours in the middle of the day and ends around 9:00 p.m. There also a local SITA bus stop near the hotel, but be aware you need to buy your ticket before you get on the bus. It is a perfect base to see the sights of the Amalfi coast and surrounding attractions around Naples.
The hotel has a wonderful ambiance with a touch of old fashioned elegance. Excelsior Grand Hotel Amalfi features hundred and four rooms. The rooms are spacious and very clean. It includes a flatscreen TV, pay-per-view channels. All rooms have a sea view which you’ll be able to enjoy from your balcony.
The entire staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful. The reception staff speak excellent English. Always attentive, courteous and will make your stay a pleasure.
Breakfast has a wide selection of delicious foods, pastries, yogurts, breads, etc. It also includes hot items such as sausage, bacon and scrambled eggs. All served in a large room with a great balcony overlooking the ocean and Amalfi coastline.
The private beach is terrific. There is an elevator that you will take down, so you don't have to walk the five hundred or so steps down to the beach. You can swim in the crystal clear, and incredibly blue Mediterranean sea. You have to pay for the beach, but compared to the public beaches it's well worth the price. You have to buy the tickets at reception desk for the beach. The cost is 10 euros each, you get an umbrella, and chair. Plus 5 euros each for the towels, which you have to return at the end of the day. In addition there is a lovely bar and restaurant located on site.
There is a swimming pool with great views. Very lovely and there are plenty of loungers and space. The fee for towels applies for the pool area also. There is a nice pool bar and seating area, again with fantastic views down on to Amalfi town.
No entertainment in the evenings. But there is a beautiful village of Pogerol above the hotel, which is about a ten minute walk away. There are a couple of nice bars and restaurants here.
Free Wi-Fi is only available in communal areas.
There is a restaurant on site, with a terrific selection of Italian cuisines and local wines.
Excelsior Grand Hotel Amalfi offers free parking on site.
Room Tip: All rooms come with a great view. The higher, the better.