“Simple B&B rooms and apartments, with tiered gardens around a Norman watchtower, and a pool overhanging the rocky coast”
There are 5 double rooms and 6 apartments for 2-6 people, spread across two newish seafront buildings and a small house near the top. All are done out in simple Italian rustic style, with cream or pastel walls, wrought iron beds, bronze faux-chandeliers and a scattering of wooden furniture (some of it antique, some of it modern). Brightly patterned fabrics and vivid floor tiles add colour, but not always in the subtlest of combinations, with naïve artwork on the walls adding an occasionally erotic note. But if it's not quite the contemporary chic you might hope for (and, to be honest, few hotels on the Amalfi coast are), rest assured that it is comfortable and spacious – and the views of sea, mountain and garden are to die for.
Bathrooms, likewise, are functional, with a couple of avocado- or peach-coloured bathroom suites surviving from the 1970's furbishment (do these qualify as retro-kitsch yet?). The rest are being gradually done up with neutral cream tiling and corner shower cabinets.
Of the apartments, the 3 in the lower Amalfi-side building (Luigi, Elena and Emanuele) are the largest, with a long sea-facing balcony and sitting-dining room, 2 rear-facing bedrooms (in Elena/Emanuele, a chunk is taken out of the sitting room to make way for a 3rd bedroom), and one bathroom. You can cook simple meals in the small kitchen but nothing fancy: there are 4 gas rings, a microwave (but no traditional oven) in Luigi / Emanuele only, a large fridge and Ikea-style cabinets with basic cutlery and crockery. Up above the prince's quarters is Ficus, with two double bedrooms and a bathroom in between.
The rooms are all double-bedded (if you want a twin, ask for Regina apartment), and situated in the Minori-side buildings. There are 2 secluded ones up by reception, and 3 in a lower building with plunging views over the sea.
Room prices include a very basic continental breakfast (rolls, mini-jams, carton-juice, hot drink) which is served outside on the dining terrace, or brought to your room. Anything more complex you can buy and store in your minibar.
The apartments have rather dated kitchens with 4 gas rings, a large fridge, Ikea-style cabinets with basic cutlery and crockery and, in Luigi / Emanuele only, a microwave (but no traditional oven). Ficus has a fridge but no other kitchen facilities.
For dinner you can either prepare something simple in the apartment, order pizzas and pasta from a nearby restaurant, or drive to Amalfi, Atrani or Minori, all within 5km.
Children of all ages are welcome, and cots are available free of charge. This is one of the few places on the Amalfi coast which genuinely suit families. Staff can arrange English-speaking babysitters. Minori and Maiori have long, safe strands; other villages have smaller and steeper beaches
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
Cots Available, Extra Beds Available
Babysitting available by arrangement