Hotel Fontana, Amalfi

  • Neapolitan Riviera, Italy, Amalfi Coast

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Hotel Fontana is in Amalfi's Piazza Duomo, so it's at the centre of the action. Inside the small, historic building, it's calm and tranquil. The simple rooms are fresh and bright, decorated in Mediterranean blues and whites. They have views across the piazza, so you can watch the hustle and bustle of the town from the peace and quiet of your room.

You'll be in prime position to discover the treasures of the Amalfi Coast. Both the bus station and ferry port are close to the hotel, so you can take to the scenic costal roads to visit towns and villages like Positano, Ravello, Maiori and Miori or even hop on a boat across to glamorous Capri for the day. There's some great walking trails about too - if that's your kind of thing be sure to pack your boots. The hike up through the lemon groves to Valle delle Ferriere waterfalls is one of our favourites.

Breakfast at the here is really good - you'll have a wide choice of continental options. In the evening's you'll have the chance to try out Amalfi's food scene. There are lots of nice restaurants nearby. The staff are really friendly and helpful – so check with them for the best local recommendations.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by private car from Naples Airport.

Rooms
  • Official rating: 3

Rooms

Standard Rooms are about 17m2 and look out over the square, some have sea views (not guaranteed). They're bright and airy, decorated in whites and blues with cool tiled floors. All Rooms have free WiFi, TV, minibar, air conditioning and a phone.

Junior Suite Sea View Rooms are about 30m2 and sleep up to four people. They're spacious and have a separate living area with sea views. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Suite Sea View rooms are about 37 and sleep up to four people. They have sea views, a balcony or terrace and a raised sleeping area or separate living room. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Standard Single rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most recognisable images of Italy – a 50-kilometre-long coastline of plunging cliffs topped with sky-scraping viewpoints. The towns step down the cliffs in a jumble of pastel houses and church domes, before fetching up at tiny harbours.

Although alike in looks, each place has its own forte. Ravello is known for its terraced gardens and clifftop summer music festival. Amalfi has a grand eighth-century cathedral, while Positano offers the Byzantine Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

Amalfi Coast holidays also leave you perfectly poised for exploring the rest of the region – from Sorrento, Ischia and Capri to Naples, Pompeii and Vesuvius.

Excursions

Pompeii & Vesuvius (full day)

Enjoy the views as you're driven along the stunning Amalfi coast to your first stop, Pompeii. The thriving city was buried following the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, which ultimately preserved the buildings, mosaics and frescoes that you'll see as you wander through. The sheer scale of the place is impressive, standing in the streets there you can only imagine what life was like here at that time. But, you'll be accompanied by a guide who will help give you a better insight into its history. After you'll make your way up the flanks of Mount Vesuvius, the only active volcano on mainland Europe. You'll be dropped off to make the final accent to the summit on foot. Its worth the climb up the volcanic rock path to the crater, you'll smell the sulphur before you see it! You'll also have the best views of the Bay of Naples and Pompeii below. On the journey back, you'll drop in at a cameo and coral factory where they make beautiful traditional jewelry carved out of shells. The perfect spot to pick up a holiday souvenir! 

Departs: Mon, Wed & Thu from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £45pp, Positano from £63pp or Ravello from £56pp - entrance fees (approx. €26.50pp) and lunch are payable locally

Pompeii & Herculaneum (full day)

Spend a day exploring the UNESCO protected Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. You'll have an expert guide who will bring history of these places to life. The towns were buried under a layer of ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. In Pompeii you'll be led through the amazingly well preserved remains of the ancient baths, villas and bars. Later in the coastal town of Herculaneum, you'll see its contrast to Pompeii. It was a wealthy residential town and you can still make out the magnificent frescoes in the once-luxurious villas that overlook the sea. Please note that this tour involves a long day of walking so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. 

Departs: Sundays from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £57pp, Positano from £74pp or Ravello from £67pp - entrance fees (approx. €29.50pp) and lunch are payable locally. 

Pompeii (half day)

Walk through the ancient streets of the once-thriving Roman town of Pompeii. The city was preserved beneath layers of ash after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. Here you'll see the roman baths, forums and villas built by the prosperous Romans and the fabulously-preserved frescoes which adorned the walls and floors of the villas at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Departs: Tue & Sat from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £39pp, Positano from £57pp or Ravello from £50pp - entrance fees (approx. €16.50pp) are payable locally

Capri & Anacapri (full day)

You’ll get to enjoy a full day on the glamorous island of Capri on this excursion – a must do for anyone visiting the Neapolitan Riviera. Your day will begin on the gentle ferry crossing before a minibus will drive you to the island’s top sights. You’ll enjoy time in Capri Town where you can relax with a coffee in the piazza, watch the handy work of the sandal makers and shop in the designer boutiques. The next stop is Anacapri where you can admire some of the best views on the island. There's also an optional visit to Villa San Michele and Caesar Augustus Gardens.

Departs: Wednesdays from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi or Positano from £74pp, Ravello from £84pp or Maiori or Minori from £83pp - entrance fees (approx. €9pp) and lunch are payable locally

Cruise to Positano (half day)

On this relaxing cruise you'll take a leisurely tour along the Amalfi Coast, making your way to Positano. On the way you’ll visit Emerald Grotto, where sunlight reflects against the rocks making the water appear a unique and striking green blue colour. Inside the cavern you'll see the impressive stalactites and stalagmites that emerge from the sea like huge columns. Once you reach Positano, with its pretty white washed buildings, you’ll have some free time here to explore the lanes, browse the boutiques, enjoy a drink from one of the little cafés or simply relax on the sandy beach.

Departs: Thursdays from 01 May - 31 Oct

Price departing from: Amalfi, Maiori or Minori from £39pp - entrance fees (approx. €5pp) are payable locally

Private Excursions

The above excursions are all available on a private basis, meaning you can enjoy visiting the attractions with just your friends or family. Please call our reservations team for more information including prices, and to book.

Facilities

General Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking (approx. €25 per day, payable locally and advanced booking advised)
Meals

Breakfast here is buffet style with a selection of continental options including pastries, fresh fruit, bread, jams, cheeses, cold cuts as well as tea, coffee and juices. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 14.6024373
  • Latitude: 40.6338412
  • Location Description:
    • Central location in Piazza Duomo
    • 150 metres to Amalfi ferry point
    • 50 metres to the nearest bus stop

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Hotel Fontana, Amalfi
Amalfi Coast, Neapolitan Riviera,Bed & Breakfast
09/10/2021 - 4 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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