Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi

Via Annunziatella 46, Amalfi, Campania, 84011, Italy

Fodor’s Expert Review

This fabled medieval monastery was lauded by such guests as Longfellow and Wagner, and though recent modernization has sacrificed some of its historic charm, it remains an iconic destination. Some relics of the past remain, such as Victorian lecterns, Savonarola chairs, and the celebrated Arab-Sicilian cloister. Once sublimely bare monk cells, guest rooms are now comfy contemporary cocoons, some with wicker settees and beds. The restaurant takes dining seriously, serving 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
  • iconic Amalfi
  • sublime terrace and garden walkways

CONS

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

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Local Flavor
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 089-8736711

HOTEL DETAILS

53 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar.

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