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