Fodor's Expert Review Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi

Via Annunziatella 46, Amalfi, Campania, 84011, Italy Fodor's Choice

This fabled medieval monastery was lauded by such guests as Longfellow and Wagner, and though recently modernized, it still retains some of its historic charm, including Victorian lecterns, Savonarola chairs, and a celebrated Arab-Sicilian cloister; once stark monk cells are now comfy contemporary guest room cocoons, some with wicker settees and beds. The restaurant serves local specialties with "an international flair." The stunning terrace promenade, more than 1,000 feet long, holds the small yet glorious infinity pool, and time-burnished columns and clouds of bougainvillea frame timeless views of Amalfi's harbor. Nonguests can catch a glimpse at the bar or restaurant.

PROS

  • a slice of paradise
  • impeccable service
  • sublime terrace and garden walkways

CONS

  • traditionalists will miss some of its old-world charm
  • a 10-minute walk to town
  • limited dining options

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 089-8736711

HOTEL DETAILS

53 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Jan.–mid-Mar., Free breakfast

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