Pros

  • Charming property with a cliffside setting and picturesque terrace views
  • Convenient location, within walking distance of Amalfi’s sights and dining
  • Tidy rooms with homey, classic decor, flat-screen TVs, and kettles
  • Free continental breakfast spread served on scenic terrace
  • Homestyle, local fare offered for dinner (for a fee)
  • Elevator access available (not typical for small properties)
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
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Cons

  • Few on-site amenities (no full restaurant or pool)
  • Traditional decor won’t be to everyone’s tastes
  • Pricey fee for parking
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Bottom Line

Hotel Villa Annalara is a sweet little three-pearl property set on a cliff overlooking the village of Amalfi. This elevated location makes for spectacular views throughout the hotel, yet it also puts guests within easy walking distance of Amalfi’s attractions and restaurants. Villa Annalara’s decor has a retro Italian feel that some guests will find appealing, but others may perceive as dated. Its six guest rooms are neatly furnished and come with flat-screen TVs and electric kettles. Free breakfast is served on a terrace once again showcasing those inspiring vistas of Amalfi and the coast, but on-site features are otherwise limited. Travelers looking for a property with more amenities might want to consider Hotel Luna Convento, which has two restaurants and a pool, although rates can be higher.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pets Allowed

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Hotel Villa Annalara

Scene

Traditional Italian property with a great location and unbeatable views

Guests arriving at Hotel Villa Annalara are greeted by an old-fashioned entrance gate framed by stone, immediately hinting at the property’s local charm. Beyond an enchanting tunnel of plant-life, the informal reception area welcomes guests and doubles as a bar and restaurant. Throughout, interiors are traditionally decorated with homey Italian furnishings that, depending on tastes, some will appreciate while others may find stuffy or dated. While its interiors can have appeal, the hotel’s stand-out feature is its wide terrace with panoramic views over Amalfi that stretches out to the sea. Various other beautiful viewpoints can also be found around the hotel’s garden-filled property. 

Villa Annalara is a good choice for couples and small groups seeking a central base for discovering Amalfi. The lean roster of on-site features is geared toward guests who spend most of their day out exploring, rather than on the property. Clean rooms plus quality breakfast and dinner offerings make the hotel an inviting and practical base to return to after a day of sightseeing.

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Location

Quiet location just outside Amalfi’s tourist center, but within walking distance of restaurants and attractions 

Set on a cliff above Amalfi, Hotel Villa Annalara feels removed from the hustle and bustle of the town’s main tourist hub. However, it actually remains within walking distance of plenty of excellent restaurants and sights. The Museo della Carta can be reached in a two-minute walk, while the stunning Duomo di Amalfi is a six-minute walk away. It’s around a seven-minute walk to the coast. The ferry terminal, where guests can catch boats for Salerno and Positano, can be reached in about 10 minutes on foot. Other local attractions include Valle delle Ferriere nature park, which is 30 minutes away by car, and Pompei, which can be reached in just over an hour’s drive. Naples International Airport is a 90-minute drive away.

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Rooms

Simple, homey rooms, many of which have wonderful sea or mountain views 

Guest rooms at Hotel Villa Annalara are individually decorated, but all are tidy and old-fashioned. Tufted leather headboards, traditional wood furniture, and gilt-framed artwork are typical. Lots of floral or lacy accents are used throughout. Some rooms have slanted ceilings with dark wood accent beams lending them a more historical look (although taller guests might find them a liability). Many rooms have dramatic views of the mountains and city rooftops or the coastline, with some offering lovely furnished terraces. In-room amenities are solid, and flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi come standard. Rooms are also outfitted with electric kettles, a selection of teas, and a few pieces of glassware and a bottle opener. Unfussy bathrooms include hairdryers, magnifying mirrors, and bidets. Their small vanities offer minimal counter space. Some have showers with sliding glass doors, while others feature shower/tub combos with jetted bathtubs. 

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Features

Rooftop terrace with striking views and a pleasant free breakfast 

Hotel Villa Annalara has a modest line-up of amenities, which is to be expected for a small, simple property. The highlight is its rooftop terrace, which offers jaw-dropping views of the surrounding mountains, Amalfi’s rooftops, and the sea. The terrace is charming and informal, decorated with wrought-iron furniture, rustic wooden trellises, and colorful tiles.  

A free buffet breakfast with a nice selection of hot and cold items is included in the room rate. Guests have the option of eating breakfast out on the terrace, or inside in a small bar area. The hotel also serves traditional Italian cuisine for dinner (for a fee), and the food generally receives positive reviews from guests.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout, and staff can assist with transfers from Naples airport or the train station in Amalfi. Parking is offered a short walk away from the hotel for a costly daily fee, but this is common for Amalfi.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beach

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pets Allowed

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Swim-Up Bar

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