My girlfriend and i visited a few weeks ago on a trip down the Amalfi coast, we flew to naples, bus to sorrento, bus to Amalfi where we stayed for 3 nights in the Grand Excelsior then we moved on to Ravello for 2 nights.
Having read the reviews on Booking.com we knew what to expect, it lived up to our expectations and more. The hotel is situated just up on the hill outside of Amalfi centre, it's not walkable but the free shuttle bus they provide is great and reliable. We kind of liked this, being out of the hustle and bustle of the town, once up on the hill the views from the hotel are fantastic, all rooms have a sea view. The hotel decor is dated, bit like a time warp from the early 70's, but we liked this and felt it was part of the charm of the hotel, it might be dated but it's clean and well looked after. The staff were fantastic, very helpful, friendly and accommodating, helping us to organise trips out to Capri. The pool is a good size and a rare thing in these parts. There's plenty of space to lounge about on the verandas and gaze out to sea. We didn't eat a meal here so i cant comment on that but we did have breakfast and this could have been better, more variety and fresh ground coffee would have been nice. There is a private beach owned by the hotel that the shuttle bus drops off at, we didn't visit it as we were short on time but other guests told us how nice this was.
All in all i would recommend this hotel.
Breakfast could have been better.