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Review of The Norman Balcony

Water-colour of the Norman biforae by the art-historian Hans Belting, who was a guest in 2004
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Water-colour of the Norman biforae by the art-historian Hans Belting, who was a guest in 2004
Entrance Eighteenth-century cupboard in the living-room
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10 reviews
Water-colour of the Norman biforae by the art-historian Hans Belting, who was a guest in 2004
Entrance
Eighteenth-century cupboard in the living-room
Living-room
Corner of the living-room with writing desk and touristic guides to Campania
Corridor
Pottery from Vietri and other Southern Italian sites
Kitchen
Kitchen
Kitchen table with cupboards
Kitchen, view towards the balcony
Kitchen window
Balcony
View from the balcony
Balcony, inner court-yard
Norman biforae (eleventh-twelfth century) on the balcony
A good spot for pleasant breakfasts or dinners
Bedroom with French bed
Bedroom with French bed
Bathroom with shower
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Salerno, Amalfi Coast, Campania

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785jbrown
Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“wonderful place”
Reviewed 14 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

I don't normally review anything unless it is exceptional and this was exceptional. we didn't get to the apartment until 10.30pm and Gabriella was there to greet us with Pizza, lovely cakes and drinks, we had this by candlelight on the balcony, what a start to the holiday. The apartment was lovely and clean and had everything we needed. Gabriella had left a well stocked fridge with cheese, ham, eggs, drinks there was also cereals, fruit and herbs. The location was ideal, with a fresh fruit market and supermarket right out the front door so no lugging heavy bags of food. I loved the location in the middle of the old town with its narrow streets and shops and in walking distance of seafront etc. it was a brilliant holiday thank you Gabriella and Francesca

Jim and Elizabeth

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Liked best: The balcony
Liked least: The Bed was a bit hard
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Management Response
16 Jul 2016
A heartfelt "thanks" to Elizabeth and James, hope to welcome you again!
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Leanna R
Lynn
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“It was spectacular and we are booking for next year !”
Reviewed 29 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This was wonderful !! Gabriella was wonderful, meeting us and leaving all sorts of treats for us !! The location was terrific we could walk everywhere and to the train and ferry as well !!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
30 Oct 2015
Thank you, we are looking forward to welcoming you again!
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nicola72u...
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“True Italian experience in a great location”
Reviewed 26 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We spent 7 nights in Early September at the Norman Balcony. The apartment is perfectly sized for a couple, and in a great location for exploring Salerno and Amalfi coast. We spent almost all of our time when there on the Terrace, where we could have happily stayed forever!

We had issues with the key and got locked out initially, but once we learnt the 'knack' had no further issues. Boiler malfunction gave us no hot water for the first 2 nights, but Francesca and Mary were immediately on hand to resolve an issue that you can't avoid.

The Welcome pack was a such a generous gesture, and the kitchen is so well equipt we did not have to purchase the basics for true Italian cooking, we cooked most nights as the Market every day (apart from Sunday) immediately downstairs had such lovely fresh produce, we also purchased cheese and meats from a fantastic shop in the square (a short walk from the apartment).

We visited Positano and Amalfi by boat, there is a 20 minute walk to the tourist ferry terminal, head to the seafront and turn left. Salerno beach was OK, but the water wasnt a patch on the afore-mentioned for cleanliness. Vitre Sul Mare by train was really easy to do from the apartment too- which was great to pick up our own ceramics as per the beautiful ones in the apartment.

Overall would really recommend for exploring the Amalfi coast, while having a non-touristy experience.

Thank you!

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Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
26 Sep 2015
Our guests' satisfaction is very important, as well as the memories they will bring back home – therefore we greatly appreciate any comment which might help improving our hospitality.
Thank you and the other guests who have left comments on Tripadvisor!
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KSortino
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Lovely, perfect location!”
Reviewed 18 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We spent 4 nights at the lovely Norman Balcony apartment. Francesca greeted our taxi, introduced us to the apartment, where she had set out a wonderful "pranza", and informed us about the area. The refrigerator was full of snacks, everything you could imagine for breakfast for several days on the lovely terrace. You do not want for anything when you stay in this apartment. Pretty bed and bath linens. Fully pampered. The location was perfect and within 15 minute walking distance (along Via Vittorio Emanuel where there is no automobile traffic, many bars, restaurants, shops) to the train station. Near restaurants, walking along the water visiting sites. The Duomo and the Giardino della Minerva are not to be missed. Wonderful home base for Amalfi Coast, Pompei and other sites. Perfect! Since we are a couple, we used the fold out couch in the living room. Though ample size, it is time to upgrade the mattress. With that being said, the apartment andthe kindness and generosity Francesca and Gabriella was well beyond expectation!!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: The mattress on the fold out couch
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rachel M
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Perfect, completely unique, a hidden gem of a holiday escape”
Reviewed 9 May 2015 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

I am reviewing this stay very late, but I really feel this holiday apartment should receive the recognition it deserves. What a special place. Gabriella made collecting the keys to the apartment so easy and left wine and breakfast items on the table :-) a really lovely touch. The apartment over looks one of the tiny piazzas in the old quarter and there's a little market on every morning selling fresh fruit, veg and fish (apart from Sunday's). The balcony really is the most beautiful aspect of the apartment and you can sit on warm evenings or enjoy coffee in the morning. The little lounge is also very nice and on warm afternoons the tall shuttered windows can be opened and an Amalfi breeze fills the room, billowing through white linen curtains. The apartment retains peaceful qualities and if you're looking for an authentic Italian experience where you "live" an Italian lifestyle on your holiday, this is the place for you. I will definitely be back to Francesca and Gabriella's treasured corner of paradise. Rachel

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Liked best: The balcony
Liked least: Unfortunately while we were there the apartment above was undergoing house works and most mornings we were woken by building noises! But you can't stay in a city centre apartment and not expect to be woken by the sounds of activity/people
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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