Hotel Luna Convento

Via P. Comite 33, Amalfi, Campania, 84011, Italy

Founded as a convent in 1222, allegedly by St. Francis of Assisi himself, the hotel has coved ceilings, graceful arches, and marble columns are among the noteworthy design elements, along with Flemish religious artwork, church and convent artifacts, antique furnishings, and mosaic flooring, all of which blend nearly seamlessly with modern comforts. Past guests include Otto van Bismarck, Benito Mussolini, Ingrid Bergman, and Tennessee Williams, among other noted figures. One of the restaurants and its bar are in the 15th-century Saracen tower, perched on a rock over the sea, providing a view that spans from Capo dei Conca to Capo d'Orso. The famed southern Romanesque cloisters and the beautiful baroque chapel form the heart of the hotel, which has been owned by the Barbaro family since 1822. Below the tower is a solarium and seawater pool. Ask for a room in the renovated wing, and try to get one with a balcony over Amalfi's bay.

PROS

  • staying in a convent is one of the top Amalfi experiences
  • 270-degree view

CONS

  • you need to cross the busy road to get to the pool
  • the food does not measure up

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Romantic, Views
Casual
Central
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 089-871002

HOTEL DETAILS

43 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Jan. and Feb. Breakfast

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