My mother, sister and I stayed at Il Girasole for 4 days in September 2014. The place is so run down that construction materials are left to rot in the appartment alleyways. All the pots and broken ceramic are filled with old and dirty rainwater which breed mosquitoes. You cannot access the pots to empty them - and must keep your doors and windows closed or else be bitten alive. We were sent to the tower apartment (140 steps) with our luggage in hand and no help. This information would have been helpful if we knew beforehand. Less than spactacular view of the run down buildings across the street. The office is nowhere near the apartments and we had to rely on a good samaritan to walk one of us to the office which was on the other side of town. TV and Wifi never worked. Avoid this place!
Nice hotel close to beach, bus stops and everything (since Minori is not that big). Rooms are small (especially shower), but clean. Ours was with double bed, and mine was a rather cranky one. Breakfast is good (don't expect an omelet with sausages though). Owners are hospitable and helpful.
The hotel and its surroundings are enjoyable, depending on what your priorities are - Minori is a sleepy little town with not many restaurants or shops. While we were there (3 nights,Wed-Sat) the weather wasn't good, even though it was the end of May &everything in the town closed quite early (before 21.00)- we were left with little choice of places to eat. My advice would be to consider what you are doing and what part of the season it is, because if you want parties with a young crowd, it's not the place for you!
Hotel Settebello fitted our criteria - we wanted a cheaper alternative to some of the other towns on the Amalfi coast with good access to other places -and we got that. Minori is quite quiet but the hotel is near to the sea and the bus stop and it is a clean hotel with a nice atmosphere, pleasant staff and at a reasonable price. We were sorry to leave in the end! But we needed a map and the hotel had none.
The breakfast was ok, not bad - their was a good selection of cakes, yoghurt but we found that you had to go early to get fruit or the best bread.
Our main complaint would be the noise.. our window looked out onto a stone wall which has a busy road on top and the traffic has to beep because of the angles of the road - with the window closed, this did NOT bother us. What did bother us? The noisy people in the hallways -it woke us up very often in all the hotels we stayed in- we wished that the Italians would be asked to be more considerate of the other guests!
I visited Minori June 2014 with two friends, celebrating our 40th birthdays. The Hotel Lucia staff was gracious and accommodating, making fantastic recommendations about day trips and local activities. Our room was clean and comfortable, with a lovely small balcony. Highly recommended.
We tried to experience both worlds of the Amalfi Coast, staying at the Grand Vesuvius Hotel in Sorrento with 90 rooms/floor and at the Maison Rafael in Minori with a total of ten rooms. Minori is a blue collar town--kids going to school, laundry hanging from the porches... Antonio the owner of the Maison Raphael speaks great English and he has a sense of humor. He gave us good suggestions to places to eat and where to catch the bus, etc. He runs a clean hotel (although the toilet did run all night), but it is a clean room with balconies overlooking the street. After driving the Amalfi coast, I gladly parked the car and took the bus to get to the town of Amalfi. Antonio has a gated parking lot for guests, but the charge is 17.50 Euro per day for parking. There is a bus stop within sight of the hotel, so we caught the bus to the city of Amalfi to catch the boat to the Isle of Capri. The town of Minori has some good restaurants and it is worth exploring the back alleys of the town--we ran into a music school with an operatic soprano singing at one end with accordian music from the other end. Nice town, nice hotel.
Marco from Morgantown, WV
The Maison Raphael hotel lies in a central position on the Amalfi coast, in Minori, close to Pompei, Paestum, Minori's Roman …More
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