Had rented a car, big mistake, this is not an area for easy driving around. The roads are incredibly narrow and busy and parking, if it can be found, is very expensive. Although the EUR20 per day parking charge for the Aurora seems steep the local parking charges are between EUR3 and EUR5 PER HOUR, with no daily maximum. The local transport facilities are very good all along the coast and very reasonable. Leave the driving to the locals.
The hotel is a short and easy walk from the center of Amalfi. In an area noted for its steps this was very welcome. We were looking for somewhere close to the sea and with good views and the Aurora did not disappoint. We had a very nice room on the top floor, great views, with a spacious balcony that included table, chairs and sun-loungers. The hotel facilities, although basic, are very well maintained and very clean, room was made up every day.
Amalfi itself is a very busy and lively place, it being a main bus and boat terminus for the area, am sure it gets very crowded at peak season. However it makes it easy to get around and visits to Ravello (a must) and Positano, Sorrento, Capri, etc are easy to plan. The local bus service is very cheap and frequent and an ideal way to get around the crazy winding roads of the area. The Amalfi coast itself is astonishing, the views incomparable, the postcards do not lie. Do not miss Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, but go early to avoid the crowds.