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Amalfi: Residenza del Duca

Via Mastalo Il Duca, 3 - Piazza dei Dogi, Phone: 089.873.6365

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Reviewed by: Anne W from VA, review #2329

When: July 2008

A lovely room and a warm welcome await at the top of the 70 stairs!

After reading Kikiluv's glowing recommendation of the hotel, we decided to try it for ourselves. It is just as wonderful in the summer as it was in the fall!

Each room is individually decorated, with lovely antique reproductions, and very comfortable beds. Our room had a high coved ceiling and a balcony, our friends had a large terrace. The bathrooms have been updated with the latest and coolest showers - multi heads spraying all over - wonderfully refreshing after a day of enjoying the coast!

And in the high season, summer, rooms were so reasonably priced at 140 euros/double, including breakfast.

Reviewed by: kikiluv from TX, review #2080

When: October 2007

Marvelous B&B in Amalfi! Wonderful location, the best breakfast in Italy! {3 stars}

I can't recommed this place enough if you want to stay in Amalfi. We loved our stay at the Residenza Del Duca.

The B&B is right off the main piazza near the church. Daniella, her father Gerato and her brother Andrea were the most pleasant hosts. The b&b is up several flights of stairs so be in good shape or get prepared to be after your stay is over. Located on the top floor consisting of about 6 rooms??

The first day we arrived they put us in the Junior Suite because our regular room with a view wasn't ready. The JS was incredibly big with the most comfortable bed. The view was of some mountains behind the hotel but that was fine with us. The next day they moved our bags into the room with the sea view. It was smaller but had a small balcony with a table and a gorgeous view of the water. A very nice room. The bed in the JS was more comfortable for some reason but still this room was fine.

My favorite thing about this B&B besides the friendly family who owns it was the breakfast which is included in your cost. You could take breakfast inside in the breakfast room or on the big terrace. Each morning Gerato had a fabulous spread of the BEST chocolate croissants dusted with powdered sugar or ones with jelly inside plus two types of cereal: granola and frosted flakes, fresh fruit, toast with jellies, fresh salami and cheese, and the best orange juice (both blood orange juice and regular orange juice). The blood OJ was fantastic.

And don't even get me started on the endless cups of coffee he would make us. I'm talking cafe worthy cappuccinos, macchiatos, espresso ... whatever your heart desired and as many cups, too. I would have a cappuccino to start and then he would come in later to offer me my macchiato. I loved him!!

They were very helpful with recommendations and directions. Whatever you need. The price was reasonable. 100 euro per night. The breakfast and coffee served each morning alone was worth at least 20E!

At the end of our stay, Gerato gave a tiny gift handmade by Daniella for me. It was the sweetest gesture. I would stay there again in a heartbeat. For us, it was our favorite hotel of our entire trip. Probably one of the nicest and most accommodating we've ever stayed in period. Please stay there if you have the chance.

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