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What We Love

  • An aperitif of champagne with a snack of house-made potato chips at the bar
  • Inventive activities catered to kids, like a pizza-making experience and a video-making class taught by a professional
  • The short, complimentary cruises along the coast that the hotel fishing boat runs each morning

What To Know

  • Not all the rooms have sea views
  • The boutique sells hand-crafted jewelry and clothes inspired by the hotel’s 18th-century frescoes
  • For the ultimate arrival, the hotel can pick you up from the airport in a private helicopter

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

11th-century palazzo turned hotel with old-world service, a to-die-for pool, and jaw-dropping views of the Bay of Salerno

The Lowdown

Four words: Outdoor. Heated. Infinity. Pool. It’s massive. It overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Amalfi Coast. The staff will bring you an Evian vaporizer and fresh fruit while you’re in it, and remember you by name. You can have a private candlelit dinner floating on it, with a customized menu and live music. After that, does it really matter what the rest of the hotel is like? The rest is impressive, anyway. The recently refreshed property boasts glorious gardens; spacious guest rooms with mosaic floors and private outdoor spaces, Frette fabrics, and Bose sound systems; and the Belvedere restaurant serves locally fished red sea bream and Italian wines. It’s a destination hotel for sure, with its superb perch above the coast, but its spot in the village of Ravello and handy access to the water makes sightseeing easy. Or you could just stay in the pool until it’s time to check out. No judgment from us.

In the Area

Sightseeing in Ravello is easily done on foot; attractions like the 13th-century Villa Rufulo, a stunning historic building with equally impressive gardens, and the lovely Duomo are just minutes from the hotel in the elegant Piazza. Stop in afterwards at Babel, a snug café-bar that also functions as an art gallery, for a glass of local wine or an Italian craft beer. More modern architecture can be found in the Oscar Niemeyer-designed New Energy Auditorium, whose eye-catching structure is meant to imitate the swell of the ocean. The hotel runs shuttles down to the coast if you want to dip a toe into the sea you’ve been viewing from the hotel. If you’re in town during the summer, don’t miss the celebrated Ravello Festival of music, dance, and film.

How to Get There

Belmond Hotel Caruso
Piazza San Giovanni Del Toro 2
Ravello, 84010 Italy

Reviews

excellent stay
ameltrading2016

everything was great there - romantic and splendid views - services - rooms
i was very happy during this short stay and i hope come back again
it was wonderful stay - thanks to all the team never forget this lovely place

Paradise
8888Anonymous

Favorite part of my trip each year Amalfi are the 3 days in Ravello.
Belmond Caruso is the only place to stay. Beautiful hotel, with splendid reviews and the staff is so accommodating while allowing you to be to yourself. Simply the best.

Superb decor and facilities, exemplary service
n1gw00

Fantastic views over the Amalfi coast (altitude 380m) from the restaurant, bar and spectacular infinity pool. The pool area was quite crowded but there were two or there other garden areas adjacent with super loungers and sun umbrellas. The pool/garden staff were excellent and complimentary fruit skewers were brought round, flavoured water constantly available. We only ate in the main restaurant once as rather disappointing it was then closed due to being used as a film set this also applied to the open bar area. There is a complimentary bus service to Amalfi and Positano which connects to boat trips that can be taken from the pier in Amalfi.Our room had a sea view and small terrace but the view was partly obscured by the dining room roof of the Palacio Avino next door, the room facilities were excellent complimentary Prosecco on arrival, mini bar and Nespresso coffee machine. We particularly like the Bulgari shower gel, shampoo and body lotion with TWO choices of fragrance. The garden bar was very peaceful in the evening and snacks were available (not sure if this was because the restaurant and other bar was closed) well worth and evening cocktail before or after dinner. The poolside restaurant open for lunch and available Wednesdays for a poolside dinner was slightly disappointing not as elegant as it could have been a little 'rustic' compared to the hotel. You won't be disappointed by the service and welcome; staff truly excellent but it is very expensive at over €1000 per night for a room.