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Hotel Fontana - Amalfi

3 star Hotel Amalfi

Piazza Duomo 7 - Amalfi

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 70.00
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Hotel Fontana lies in the historic centre of Amalfi, on the marvelous Piazza Duomo square, the major meeting point of the town, boasting the imposing S. Andrea church. Hotel Fontana Amalfi offers a delightful combination of charm, elegance and familiarity.

Located only 20 metres from the sea, where guests may avail of a reduced price private beach, the hotel is housed in an ancient aristocratic building, fully air conditioned. The hotel restaurant serves traditional dishes with fresh fish being its speciality.
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Guest Rating 8.4 Very Good
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Facilities at Hotel Fontana

  • Baby sitter
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Private parking

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 1 PM.

Check-out: before 11:30 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: EUR 20 per night

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Hotel Fontana is also known as

Hotel Fontana
Fontana Hotel Amalfi

8.5

Clean

9.3

Location

7.6

Quiet

8.3

Spacious

8.3

Service

Hotel Fontana reviews

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Large room; older style hotel but if you need 5 star experience you wouldn't be looking at this one. Loved the fact that the balcony directly overlooked the harbor and enjoyed viewing the comings and goings of ferries and cruise ships.

7.5 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Sweden

Nice "old-fashioned" hotel with a very central location in somewhat noise but "picturesque" surroundings. Nice and helpful staaf. Would recommend it to friends.

6.3 Fair
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

Specifically regarding the hotel there is not more to say than that the quality is not worth the price, as is normal at the Amalfi coast. Generally spoken it's just the continuing flow of tourists which makes hotelkeepers, restaurant and shopkeepers think that their services/products are worth the prices. It's all too expensive given the quality. What you see in restaurants and shops in Amalfi that is that very often you have to pay without receiving a formal invoice, which means that they are not serious taxpayers!! The black money circuit is vast and wide open which is bad for the official national economy and European taxpayers elsewhere.......

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

My husband and I were touring the Amalfi Coast in a rental car and loved the valet parking we received. We just waited in the Fountain Square and our car was picked up and parked for us. The hotel is directly on the main square, providing great views of the duomo or the harbor and making it very convient for walking around Amalfi. We were given an upgraded room upon arrival which was HUGE. We would certainly stay here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

What a great place to stay! I stayed here 3 years ago, and was very much looking forward to returning. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious, clean and on the sea side have great views of the Mediterranean, the breakfast is great, the location is wonderful, and I could go on!

2.4
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

room was very small for a single room. Great view of sea, but did not make up for quality of room. There is no sound proofing and TV volume worked for 5 minutes then disappeared. Hotel staff not that helpful.

2.9
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

single room was the size of a wardrobe, 1.8 meters at its widest point. it should not be offered to guests to stay in. at 50euro a night it is way overpriced.

4.6 Ordinary
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Staff was inattentive and rude. Made no effort to assist with problems in their rooms. TV remote and A/C did not work. Repeatedly asked for help and was told it worked fine. Asked for ice and was told since they didn't have a bar they didn't have ice. Told to get ice at a bar on the street. Unhelpful.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The staff at Hotel Fontana is wonderful and very helpful. If you love being in the middle of the action, this is the place for you. You are in the middle of the piazza, so noise and action are a constant until the wee hours of the morning. This is the second time I've been to Amalfi and we returned to Hotel Fontana because we enjoyed it the first time.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

This is a cute family-run hotel. The staff were great; friendly and informative. The location was perfect; the hotel straddles the town square on one side and the sea-front on the other. This can add a bit of noise if you like to go to sleep early. Overall, it was worth it though. I was very pleased with the room, it's size and cleanliness. I guess the only downside is the fact there aren't really any common areas in the hotel (which wasn't a big deal) and the breakfast is made up of sweets like cakes and tarts. Although that being said, they had a selection of 13 each day! I would definitely stay there again as I felt I got good value for my money.

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • China

Excellent location on Via del Corso in between Flaminio and Spagna metro stations. Rooms facing the street can be quite noisy. I could also hear movements in the corridor outside my room as well as water running in the pipes in the bathroom.

7.9 Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

Overall we had a good stay in hotel Fontana. Location is exellent, rooms are a bit on the small side but there were no major downsides to our stay at the hotel.

3.9
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

When we arrived, we were greeted by a very nice young man who was very underqualified for the job! He originally told me that we could not bring luggage into the hotel, we had to leave it behind the desk with him. Having said that, one person in our group left passport at front desk and if clerk had not run down to give it to us, we would have left it. Was very nice.. The lobby is on the second floor and the elevator to hotel is in the back of a restaraunt just below the hotel. Our bathroom had mold in the shower and the bed was springs with a board on top! I would describe the pillows as 'pancake pillows', as they were as flat as a pancake. Sits right on the courtyard or piazza and while it is very pretty,is very noisy! When we checked out, clerk tried to give us 100e back when we gave him the exact change for the rooms. After several minutes of explaining the bill to him, he reluctantly kept the money. Also, parking is NOT free and if you have more than one car, you park it yourself and it's quite a hike, uphill, from parking lot to hotel. There is no where to park car while loading and unloading.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

his was an excellent hotel especially the location. Two minutes from the bus station and the balcony of our hotel overlooked the beautiful square. The breakfast was good and service very good.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Very friendly staff, great location - even without a beach front window I had a great view over a bustling piazza! Room was very bright and clean - a bit noisy as it was right off the dining/reception area but really, no complaints!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The location on the main piatsa across from the duomo was fantastic. We enjoyed having a drink from our balcony overlooking the harbor every night.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

I had a great stay at the Hotel Fontana (September 9-12, 2009). If you need anything while there, check with Luana (the manager, I believe) who is incredibly helpful (some of the other desk staff who work evenings - not so much). My (single) room was very small, even by European standards but was fine for me and had a little balcony with a FABULOUS view of the harbour and the beach. The breakfasts were among the best I had in hotels while in Italy (including Florence and Rome) and the staff will make your espresso or cappuccino for you at your request. The hotel entrance is a bit hard to find, it is on the west side of the building, next to a small pizza shop - it is up two small flights of stairs (as is most of Amalfi). I sleep like a rock so noise at night is never a problem, but during high tourist season the streets can be noisy and I preferred to sleep with my window open. If you choose, you could close them (they are newer double paned glass windows that block out noise well. If you are going to use the beach, make certain to get a Mandingo beach card at the front desk which will get you a chair and umbrella for 5 euros on the beach. You could choose to spend twice that for a more upscale private beach with bar service. If anyone is interested, contact me - I have tons of pics around the hotel and would be pleased to share or answer questions). I would chose to go back to the Hotel Fontana anytime!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

A wonderful hotel -higher than 3star. Great location-the front and piazza. Room spotless-single room-great view. Very clean-linen towels daily. Very welcoming-helpful Breakfast good but no fruit. Google map hotel position not accurate. Very good value all round-would book there again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

We stayed at the Hotel Fontana for 5 nights. We felt the staff was helpful, knowledgeable of the area, and spoke English enough for my husband to understand. They were also very good with our young boys who liked to ring the desk bell everyday! The location of the hotel was optimal (right in the Piazza del Duomo); although the Piazza could get noisy at night, with the balcony doors closed, we slept without any problems. Our room for the 4 of us, was clean and spacious. We had a balcony that overlooked the piazza so that was a nice added feature. We had breakfast there every morning (usual European continental breakfast). We loved Amalfi and Hotel Fontana so much, we are planning another stay there for our anniversary in the spring! I would definitely recommend this hotel to others!!!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We stay in a junior suite which for the price was fantastic. Amalfi is a wonderful town and Hotel Fontana is right in the middle of everything; on one side you have the main square and on the other side you have the water. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

My stay at hotel Fontana was very pleasant. The room was clean, spacious with a nice bathroom and a balcony facing the sea. The hotel is located in the very center of town - so some noise is inevitable, but it wasn't much. To be in the center is very convenient for a two day or just a short stay as mine was as everything including the gorgeous cathedral, restaurants,beach and a bus stop is just downstairs. The only drawback is that even though there's an elevator, there's also a flight of stairs leading to the street level and when I had to leave for the airport early in the morning I had no help getting my rather heavy luggage down. But I consider this a small inconvenience in comparison to all other advantages mentioned above.

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The front desk people are friendly and helpful with information. Breakfast service was great with the lady being genuinely warm.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Denmark

we stayed for 2 nights in early spring time with our 3-months old baby. Hotel was exactly as described, with also free wireless internet access in the lobby. The deal was excellent, and the location right overlooking the beach (there are also rooms overlooking the beautiful piazza). Amalfi is great for dramatic coastline sceneries, excellent food and drinks, and the romantic ambiance. Be aware that the town is very tiny and stuck between the mountains and the sea so many streets are in fact staircases. Parking can be a big issue also in low season (solved in this hotel by a valet parking service).

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Hotel Fontana was really easy to find - we got off the ferry and saw the sign straight away. I don't think the photos on the site really do it justice - the room were probably the biggest we had in our entire stay in Italy, they were very clean and comfy. We had a room that opened right onto the square which was great - watching the people in the square from our balcony was great! Breakfast was ok - not the best but certainly not the worst we had! Service and staff were really good - always friendly and helpful. Hotel Fontana is a great place to stay in Amalfi - would definitely recommend it to others - great location, really handy to the buses and ferries, right on the square, and really good value for money.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

We had a nice room overlooking the sea even though we did not book a special room. The hotel is very convenient to the beach (across the street) and also to the town. The hotel arranged for the car to be parked in nearby garage (for a fee) which was convenient. In all, I would stay a Fontana again.

7.9 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • South Korea

We enjoyed Hotel Fontana. The hotel is near to Amalfi Bus and Ferry Station. It takes few walks to the beacuful beach. somestimes the chimes of the church bells bothered our late sleep.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Sweden

situated right in the center with a view over piazza del duomo couldn´t be better.Breakfast was all right.Parkingservice was expensive, 16 euro for a nights parking.The steps were not so awful as described in some reviews.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is perfectly situated with views over the sea and over the piazza to the back. Large rooms with accommodating staff. We stayed on a Saturday night and as in any Italian town there was a certain amount of activity going on outside - not noisy enough to stop you sleeping though!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • China

Very convenient, very good view. Worth to stay

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • India

A great place, will definitely repeat if go to location again. wodnerful view, AC that actually worked, in Italy, very welcoming adn friendly staff, great breakfast. i arrived too early on check-in day, as was on overnight train, was made very welcome ...

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Great hotel. Free internet, too! The ONLY knock on it is that it has such a great location, it's near the bells on the main church that are LOUD. The crowd below can be loud, too. But I guess the bells are a good wake-up.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

We had 3 rooms - 1 for my son & wife, one for my son & daughter and one for myself. My room was very small and cramped but had a nice view of the sea harbour. One of the others had a wonderful view of th Piazza San Andrea, while the third while being very spaciuos had no view. Breakfast was good. Best of all it was very close to everything. Parking was 16 Eur per day (as advertized) so for a longer stay it would be best to not have a car. Older travellers should be aware of outside stairs requiring climbing to reach the lobby.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The hotel has an excellent location in Amalfi, with the main square with the Cathedral on one side and a square by the sea on the other. Our room looked out over the square onto the water. The hotel was convenient to restaurants, shops, and the local bus, which stoped in the square in front of the hotel. The bus was good for traveling up and down the Amalfi Coast, with all day passes giving us the opportunity to get off at any stop and then back on to travel to another place on the Coast. Being on the square next to the main road there was some traffic noise. but shutting the windows virtually eliminated all noises.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Great locaction right on the middle of the Piazza

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Excellent location, good value for price. small bathroom but all in Italy were small.

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

Nice rocation,close to the beach and duomo. Down stairs there are good pasticceria and bar. In every way it is very convenient.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Myself and three friends stayed at Hotel Fontana in Amalfi. Our room was spacious enough for three adults and the cleanliness was great. Our room was on the third floor with a balcony overlooking the piazza in front of the church. We loved all of the activity that took place underneath our balcony. One day there was a beautiful ceremony on the church steps which we fully enjoyed from our balcony. It is tough to find the front stairs. They are as you emerge from under the tunnel between the beach and the town piazza, keep looking to your right. The stairs are tucked at the corner of the building behind a food stand. We spent a week in Amalfi. Being able to walk across the street to catch a bus was a big plus and we easily visited Capri and Pompeii from our room using the Sita busses. I highly recommend Hotel Fontana and hope to return some other day.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Hotel un po' datato ma con una posizione eccellente. Bagno microscopico, vecchiotto ma pulito.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

nous avons aime ce village et l hotel etais yper bien placer nous le recomendons

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Excellent basic hotel (They do have some "special" rooms as well) right in the heart of Amalfi - the hotel parking service was really good and an essential for any stay in Amalfi - an even better idea is dont take a car and prevent any stress from italian driving habits! - the bus and boat services from Amalfi really are all you need. One word of caution there are a lot of steps in this hotel and no lift!

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Turkey

my spouse and I are very pleased of staying at thıs hotel and Amalfi.We would like to return there in the future.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel grew on me - nice rooms - fantastic setting, close to the waterfront and adjoining the main square of town - can't go wrong really.

5.3 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

We had 2 rooms. Both of them had leakage of water from the shower box. At the end of the shower we had a swimming pool in the bathroom. Towels quality was bad, third bed had a bad matress. The second room , a double bedroom, the bed was disgusting, we had only nigthmares instead of good dreams. Location is fantastic as rooms were sea-front.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

The Fontana is in an excellent location and great quality for price. the staff were friendly and very helpful and spoke english which is a bonus. The breakfast included in the price was really good. I highly recommend this hotel, for price, quality, helpfullness and location, it is right in the heart of everything.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

I stayed in room 117, which is a single room, but it had an excellent view of the sea and the piers (where also the SITA bus stop is). Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast has a wide selection of Italian sweets, but also croissants and toast with cold cuts and marmelades. Entrance to the hotel (and internally) may be cumbersome for those who are not very mobile. But I will definately stay there again. I had a bargain: €200 in total for 4 nights

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Hotel Fontana was fabulous! The location was great, so easy to find from the bus or ferry and the staff were so helpful. I had a great room with a fabulous view out to the sea. I had a really great stay and would definitely stay there again if I get the chance.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Dieses Hotel bietet zu einem kleinen Preis mitten in einem spekatulären Highlight gelegen Optimales an Service. Die Buchungen werden äußerst zuverlässig gehandhabt - auch evtl. Stornierungen.Kann ich als zentralen Startpunkt für alle Küstenausflüge wärmstens empfehlen. Doris Schmitz Rotenburg(Wümme) Deutschland

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Just spent 22 days (April 9-30) in Italy as a single traveler: I stayed in 12 hotels priced from 50 to 80 Eur/night. I looked long and hard on the Internet to find the best hotels I could afford. In general, most of them are better than “budget/backpacker” hotels and you get great value for your buck. I tried 2 hotels in Amalfi, the first one being the Fontana. It is strategically located on the Piazza Duomo (tourist center of town) and less than 5 minutes from the Bus/Boat station. My big room and small bathroom looked a bit aged. The window opened on the Piazza which was noisy during the day but OK at night. The staff was great and so was the breakfast (buffet style: cakes, pies bread and croissant, juices, cheese, cereals, yogurt and coffee). Consider taking boats to go to Positano (25min) or Salerno (35min) instead of buses (1hr +): it is more expensive (5.5-7 Eur instead of 1.30) but it is faster, nicer, more beautiful and less crowded! Overall, at 50 Eur, it is a GOOD and cheap hotel. The more expensive double rooms are probably a better deal and a lot nicer.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

The single room has a balcony that overlooks the ocean. It was fabulous.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

You can see the hotel sign from the bus stop. The hotel is mid-way between the bus-harbor area and the piazza duomo, which couldn't be better. My terrace overlooked a street between the two and I could see either way. Only drawback is finding and using the narrow, steep outside stairs up; once you are on the second floor and Fontana's stairs it's first class, including the staff who ran out to take my luggage the rest of the way. Breakfast spread is very good by Italian buffet standards. This hotel is well worth the money.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Our first trip to Amalfi - beautiful! The hotel has the perfect position, right in the town centre, on one side of the main piazza. There were always people around, so there was a great atmosphere that you'd expect from such a central location. Our room looked out on to the square and the magnificent cathedral complex. Our room was clean, the staff were very friendly, breakfast was good; we can highly recommend the home-made pasta at the Ristorante da Maria just up the main street! It's easy to get on to buses to take you to Positano, Sorrento etc, along the magnificent coast road. All in all, a great holiday. We will be back!

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Great location and ocean views from balcony spectacular.Good friendly service .

7.3 Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Hotel location perfect but furnitures of room quite out-of-date and should be improved

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

I love the location of this hotel. The staff were very friendly and remembered us from our last visit. The room is a bit noisy with the windows open but that is because Amalfi is very bustly and busy not through any fault of the hotel. I would definitely use this hotel again.

6.7 Fair
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Hotel staff at Fontana were pleasant with location and service quite good. Rooms were a little shabby, some mildew in bathrooms. Breakfast disappointing compared with other stays. Better refrigeration needed for dairy products eg milk and butter which had gone off. Stairs could be a problem for older travellers. We still enjoyed our stay.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Norway

The sea view was excellent, and even if the balcony was small, it was marwellous to sit there watching the life in the harbour. It is noisy in the harbour - even at night time, but we did not care. The employees were friendly, smiling and suggested good restaurants. Breakfast was not extraordinary, but OK.Even if the hotel could have been repainted in some rooms, we were very satisfied with the stay.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

La Fontana was in a perfect location, the only downfall was the bathroom was very dirty and had to clean myself even thought we had asked to have it recleaned. It smelled of urine and the shower was not cleaned on daily basis. Other than that,it was perfect. I would only stay here, if the bathroom will be cleaner or I will not be coming back, after all, nobody should have to pay 170 per night and having to have to clean your own bathroom. Sorry, Paola Lombardo

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Ireland

This was a lovely hotel and I concur with all the other comments. It was not 50 steps though - maybe 12 but they were big ones!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Beautifull room with huge windows openning onto the balcony overlooking the town center. It was noisy at night, but we were so tired it didn't matter. The bus drops you off right at the door. Everything is within a couple minutes walk. Pleasant staff and lovely breakfast. Try to visit Ravello.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

We had a vary enjoyable holiday in Ialy and the Fontana Hotel was excellent

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Hotel Fontanta was a great choice for a hotel in Amalfi. The staff was very friendly and answered many of my questions regarding the area and how to get around. They also went out of their way to assist my friend who was having trouble with a phone card. The location could not have been better, with the hotel situated between the main town square and the coast, we were literally steps away from everything (including the beach and the bus stop to take you to other towns along the Amalfi Coast). I was very pleased with me stay at Hotel Fontana and would definitely stay there again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic holiday. Two rooms booked. One quite noisy - could hear traffic etc. But chose it for central location so can't complain. Had difficulty finding the stairs into building at first - if you stand with your back to the sea, go round to the left, under the archway, and it's white steps next to the ice cream shop

5.5 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Canada

The hotel location was perfect...we had a great view of the piazza and the mountains. The lady that greeted us at the desk was heaven-sent...she booked our train tickets and made us an itinerary that was well thought out and cost efficient. What we didnt' like about the hotel was that our room was very dirty! The bed sheets were stained and full of hair and the bathroom shower stall was way too small! We had to shower with the door open just to have enough room to shampoo our hair!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

I loved the Fontana. As a solo traveler, I never expected such a spacious room, looking right over the piazza. This was not a quiet room, but I loved all the noise and action going on right outside my window. The room was very clean and I was surprised with the wonderful thick towels. Terrific breakfast. Wide array of food, if a bit on the sweet side. Very kind and helpful staff. I can't think of a nicer place to stay than Amalfi and the Fontana suited my needs completely.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The hotel was right on the town square and an excellent location for touring Amalfi and the coast. Cost 16 euro per day for car park. Room and bath were very large and had 2 balconies overlooking the piazza and a side street shops. Breakfast was excellent - the best we had in 3 weeks in Italy. Definitely would stay here while in Amalfi.

7.5 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

very conbinient but very noisy.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent; staff very helpful & great location. Special thanks goes to Luana for booking our trip back to Rome allowing us more time on the beach!

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We were very excited about staying at Fontana because of the wonderful things we read on Venere. It was everything we thought and more. Our room was basically a suite, with a large bedroom, and an additional sitting room. I emailed and asked for an ocean-front view and they gave it to us. I plan to return to Fontana every time I go to Amalfi.

6.8 Fair
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Australia

Although my daughter and I loved the position, we were kept awake till 2am the first night by people in the square. The beds were the most uncomfortable I have ever slept on.....they were hard and too narrow and with the centre of the mattress being higher than the outer aspect, if felt like you were about to fall off. Some of the steps leading up to the hotel were individually high and fairly steep which made it difficult for someone older to get up with a suitcase. Thankfully the receptionist was very nice and carried it up the rest of the way after I hurt myself...and took it down again when I was leaving. I have been suffering back and pain and muscle spasms since that episode on the steps, and have had to seek medical and physiotherapy attention since returning home. Breakfast was good...a normal range of savory, (rolls, ham, cheese, butter, salami) and an abundance of sweet food and cake. If you are younger and steps that are uneven and high in height and rock hard beds aren't a problem, this is the place for you..if you like a comfy bed...forget it. My thanks to the young lady receptionist with the dark long curly hair...you were the most helpful person in your hotel...

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

We took the Eurostar from Rome into Salerno then took a taxi into Amalfi. The cost was 70 euro and well worth it especially if you have a lot of luggage. We arrived at the Hotel Fontana and were greeted by Luana at the front desk. We were quickly shown to our room which was spotless, with french doors overlooking the ocean. The room was equipped with a large bathroom and mini bar. The entire staff was very nice, polite and helpful, especially Luana. We were able to catch a boat to Capri right in front of the hotel. In summary, great hotel, staff, area restaurants and shopping. We will return!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Norway

Highly recommended. Perfectly situated at a genuine piazza italiana. Bus station, beach, boats and ferries around the corner. From our room we had a perfect view over Il Mare Tirreno. Hope to come back to Amalfi and its beautiful surroundings, and to the hotel (never mind the few steps up, when you are in southern Italy, there are steps everywhere)!

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Fridge in room was full of hotels beer/wine no space for my own bottle. Also no safe in the bedroom other wise fine.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Israel

One of the nicest hotels we stayed in during our trip. The location is fantastic; right on the main square. The breakfast was very good; only the coffee service a bit slow. The hotel staff recommended and showed a quad room, which enabled us to save ~50 EU. I would highly recommend this hotel!

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We had everything we asked for, a double room, with a sea view, the staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast - although the table itself was small, there was a good choice - various pastries, also rolls, cheeses and cold meats, as well as cereal, yoghurts and the usual drinks.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

This is a great little hotel! One side of it overlooks the main square and duoma and the other side faces the sea! The rooms were nice and big and very clean. Would absolutely stay here again. Amalfi and Hotel Fontana are spectacular!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

The staff were all welcoming except for one female who seemed to have forgotten how to make a smile, but otherwise, the location and cost performance was excellent.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

We were thrilled with our choice of the Fontana. The hotel is clean, staff friendly and helpful. We were allocated a sea-view, which although overlooks the bus pull in area, was still quiet due to the double glazing. Our one and a half year old daughter slept soundly in her "princess" cot which the hotel was able to provide. The view of the sea, a stone's throw away, the next morning was breathtaking. The hotel room had a wonderful high, corniced ceiling and a small fridge. My only word of warning would be about the steps. There are around 20 steep steps to reach the reception area, then more steps up to the rooms. There is no lift. We will definitely be back!

7.9 Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The hotel is centrally located in Amalfi. Very good location, across the way from the ocean. The access to the hotel is hidden off to the side, and the stairs are steep. The room was generous in size, and the bathroom was OK but the shower stall (no tub) was small. Not much of an area to put things on, and no hooks in the bathroom.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Australia

Great location on the foreshore overlooking the piazza. Friendly staff and good service.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Italy

Everithing was very good and with accordance of advertisement provided by Venere Internet Service

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Norway

Hotel Fontana highly contributed in making our holyday in Amalfi a memory for life. The personell were always nice and helpful.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We were a family group of different ages we enjoyed our stay at the Fontana.Great location

7.4 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Compared to where we stayed in Naples, this hotel was more pricey and for a smaller room, but was clean and in a good central location. We had a room off of the side street to the main square and didn't have a noise problem.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The Fontana occupies a great central location. Air conditioned rooms make a real difference. Nice people and very efficient. A room with a sea view can be a little noisy as you overlook the main road and the town's roundabout. However don't let that put you off - in addition to the great sea view you could watch the traffic mayhem and the comings and goings of the local population for hours and still never fail to be amazed at how there are not more accidents!! If you use the hotel's valet parking arrangements make sure you don't ask for the car on a Wednesday morning as it is kept in a garage remote from the hotel and there is a market that morning which means it is not accessible. Any other time is no problem and the parking arrangement works well - if a little pricey. We will definitely return in the future and would choose the Fontana again.

7.5 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

The entrance to the hotel is not obvious, I had to walk around the building a couple of times to find the twisty stone steps leading up to the first floor where the reception is (the building only has shops at ground floor level, not the hotel reception). The location of the hotel is fantastic, it is a stone's throw from the ferry port and where the buses stop. My room overlooked the main square of Amalfi & the steps of the church. The room was a good size with a very tall ceiling, it was clean and had good sound-proofing. The sink in the bathroom leaked water all over the floor though (this seems to be a common problem in Italy). The staff aren't particularly welcoming or responsive although they seem to be efficient. Check out time is 11am, even though the information in the room says 12pm - be careful of this, you don't want to be charged for an extra day. The only English language channel on the TV was CNN. Bring a bottle opener if you want to use the mini-bar, I think they expect you to use your teeth if you want a beer! The mini-bar prices were excellent though, only slightly dearer than store prices. I recommend this hotel, the location is superb, the rooms are fine and the staff are ok. The breakfast was basic but acceptable.

5.5 Ordinary
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is right on the main square in Amalfi so you get the noisy traffic waking you up in the morning. Do yourself a favour and stay a little outside Amalfi...or even better spend a week in Capri!!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

We had a fantastic holiday at the Fontana. Our balcony overlooking the square was wonderful.Most days a wedding took place on the steps leading up to the cathedral. One night there was a full orchestra and opera singers doing a Puccini opera!

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Turkey

If you decide to go to Amalfi, staying at Hotel Fontana will be the best choice. Location of the hotel is perfect. At the front, there is the main piazza, where you can feel the amazing atmosphere of Amalfi. At the back, you can watch the sun shining on the Mediterranean sea in the mornings. However, we were given a room which sees both Piazza and Amalfi Coast. The best experience at Fontana was to have a delicious Italian red wine at the balcony of our room, while we were eating lasagne and tortellini.

7.6 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Amalfi is quite a small village so we did want to be in the centre to be close to the restaurants and sites etc. The Fontana couldn't have been more perfect for this. We had a room which directly looked over the square where the cafes are, the Duomo is and the restaurants are gathered. It provided great people watching opportunites and a great location for short walks to good restaurants (try Gemma - it is amazing!!) The room was a little boring and looked slightly old fashioned but for one night this was fine. Unfortunately it was the noise inside the hotel which was disturbing as the shutters closed out the noise outside. It wasn't overly noisy just little things like hearing your neighbours shower running which woke you in the morning. Other than that, great location (expensive parking 16€ a night) but worth a stay for one night for the people watching option!

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

There is no parking at the hotel, you will need to pay an additional 16 euros per day for that. There is no swimming pool. Overall, we had very good staying, great location.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

We would stay again. This hotel is right on the square in Amalfi. We had ocean view rooms which worked perfectly because there was a three day festival going on while we were there on the other side of the hotel. Had we been on the square the noise would have been too much but being on the ocean side helped. The room was very clean. We had a quad with two 12 year old girls and the bathroom was nice and big enough for all. The AC worked in the room as well which was important as other hotels we stayed at were too warm. The staff was very helpful and very competent.

6.3 Fair
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Reasonable hotel with large rooms. Make sure you ask for a sea view room as the staff are quite happy to accommodate requests. Not sure this was great value for money, but good for a short stay and very convenient for transport.

7.5 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

A good location for this hotel, in the center of the town: one side towards the cathedral and the other towards the sea. The rooms are equipped with daikin air-conditioning. The breakfast is fine (wide choice). It is better to use the parking facilities, otherwise you won't be able to park your car for a long time. When you arrive in Amalfi, just park your car with the taxis (use the warning lights), then go to the hotel reception with your luggage, it's just 50m nearby (under the arch, then to the right); you may ask to the tourist office. The driver will come to the reception to take out your car.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely hotel in a lovely part of Italy. Right in the centre of Amalfi close to everything. Great location, great price and value for money. Really friendly people and polite.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Excellent stay right on the duomo square and steps to the beach. Outstanding!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Great location. Very close to beach, shops, restaurants, buses and boats. I would definitely stay at Fontana again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • New Zealand

The Fontana Hotel is smack bang in the centre of Amalfi. It is a perfect location to the Piazza Duomo, restaurants, shops and right across the road from the water and beach. It was very clean, affordable and very welcoming and comfortable.

7.8 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Uruguay

La correspondencia entre el costo y los sevicios es muy buena. El personal amable y cordial. Solo falla: la caja fuerte de recepcion es comun a todos los pasajeros. La habitacion era ruidosa porque daba sobre la Piazza Duomo.

7.4 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Italy

Best location! Single room is small but clean.

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Room Details

Book your beach accommodation at Hotel Fontana, offering 20 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy televisions with digital channels. Business travelers will have access to phones during their Amalfi visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with superior features such as showers, rainfall showerheads, bidets and hair dryers. Rooms also include minibars and air conditioning.

Bathroom toiletries are provided free of charge. Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning

How to reach Hotel Fontana

By car
From the north, leave the A3 highway at Vietri sul Mare and follow the indications to Amalfi.
From the south, leave the A3 highway at Salerno, then follow signs for Vietri sul Mare and Amalfi.

Distances from Hotel Fontana

Amalfi Beach - 0 km / 0 mi
Amalfi Cathedral - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Ancient Arsenals of the Amalfi Republic - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Cathedral of Amalfi - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Cloister of Paradise - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Municipal Museum of Amalfi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Amalfi Harbour - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Atrani Beach - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of San Salvatore del Birecto - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Church of Santa Maria Maddalena - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Paper Mill Museum - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Castiglione Beach - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Church of San Francesco - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Bishop's Square - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Chapel of San Pantaleone - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Fontana is Naples (NAP-Naples Intl.) - 38.3 km / 23.8 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Fontana

  • Private parking