Fodor's Expert Review 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, marble columns, Flemish artwork, religious artifacts, antique furnishings, and mosaic flooring—all of which blend seamlessly with modern comforts. Past guests include Otto van Bismarck, Benito Mussolini, Ingrid Bergman, and Tennessee Williams. 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

  • dripping with history
  • 270-degree view
  • secluded bathing area

CONS

  • seawater pool is across a busy road from the hotel
  • due for a refurb
  • roadside rooms noisy

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 089-871002

HOTEL DETAILS

43 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Jan.–mid-Mar.

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