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About Ravello

Hanging high above the gorgeous Amalfi Coast, Ravello’s views are arguably some of the best on the coast, and ALL our recommendations for the best places to stay in Ravello have incredible views. On the list are some of the finest hotels on the Amalfi Coast too, including converted villas and palazzos both large and small, traditional Italian seaside hotels, and a real haven for foodies. Despite Ravello’s high-end reputation, we have also found some very good value properties, perfect for those on a tight budget.

If you think Ravello looks romantic enough to be a film set without extra dressing, then you’re on the right track, John Huston set his film, ‘Beat the Devil’ here. In addition to romance and gorgeous views, Ravello also has an historic centre, and has won the hearts of numerous artists, writers and musicians alike.

The town's lively heart is the Piazza del Duomo, where it’s quite easy to spend a whole morning with a cappuccino watching the world go by. If you need a break pop into the richly decorated 11th-century Duomo with its magnificent bronze doors. Apart from the church and the charms of its little cobbled alleys, Ravello’s other star attractions are the gardens. The charmingly dilapidated Villa Rufolo lies amongst lush gardens with stunning views down over the coast, dizzying feet below, and a little further out of town, the Villa Cimbrone’s gardens are equally gorgeous, dotted with statues and temples, and a belvedere overlooking the town of Atrani.

Just don't forget to book well ahead if you're planning a visit to the area in July or August. The best places to stay in Ravello are extremely popular!

The Best Places to Stay In Ravello

Treat Yourself

  • The Belmond Hotel Caruso has hosted Greta Garbo and Jackie Kennedy, and its glamour is straight from a classic movie set. The bones of the hotel date from the 11th century, but among its many upgrades is a recent $30 million restoration job, during which the old fashioned luxuries and elegance have been polished to perfection. Expect perfect Mediterranean cuisine served inside and out, an infinity pool that seems to hang in mid-air, spa treatments to rival anything you can imagine, and gorgeous decor. While it might not be an obvious choice for families, The Caruso has an excellent kids’ club.
  • The Palazzo Avino oozes 1930s Italian film star glamour from every one of its five stars of luxury detailing. From the pastel pink facade complete with pillars to the white decor, the two Michelin-starred restaurant, the grassy pool terraces with a view and the open-air gym, this is a haven for those with fine taste. And that’s before we mention the handmade Vietri tiles, 18th and 19th century antiques, beautifully made carpets and Bulgari amenities. The views are exceptional too.

For the View

  • The Villa Fraulo is a sophisticated hotel, transformed from an elegant palazzo. Set high on the cliffs, the villa has incredible views along a great swathe of the Amalfi Coast. Many of the 26 rooms and suites have private balconies and terraces, and the terrace, gardens and infinity pool offer panoramic vistas to-die-for. Inside the hotel the decor is pale and unfussy, a blend of classic Italian design and contemporary simplicity. The food is excellent too.

For Romantics

  • The Villa Cimbrone appears in many a wedding scrapbook, and is regularly numbered on lists of the world’s ultimate wedding destinations. Its views really take your breath away, its grounds and gardens are photographic perfection, its restaurant has a Michelin star, and it has just 19 rooms and suites, all of them uniquely glorious. But it’s also historic, hosting renowned politicians, aristocrats and artists, from Churchill to Hilary Clinton, E.M. Forster to DH Lawrence, Strachey to Keynes, Crick to Piaget, and Elliot and Woolf and the rest of the Bloomsbury Group.

For Foodies

  • One of the chief joys of the Villa Maria — and why guests return again and again — is the glorious dining terrace which has, possibly, one of the finest restaurant views of the coast; of unfolding headlands and cliffs dropping down to a sparkling sea. The food served is excellent too, a lot of it comes from the property's kitchen garden, and they offer popular, and well regarded, cooking classes should you feel inspired to bring some recipes home. The hotel’s 23 rooms and suites are traditionally decorated, with solid furniture and just the right number of potted plants.

For Great Value

  • The Villa San Michele is just down the hill from the centre of Ravello, set into the rugged rocks of the Amalfi Coast, complete with a ladder leading directly down into the sea. With just 12 rooms, this is a peaceful pick, with white and blue marine themed decor that adds to the relaxed, seaside-y atmosphere. Our Gurus are a fan of their traditional tiles, and of their sunny terrace, where breakfast, and meals showcasing local seafood are served.

For a Private apartment or villa

  • If you think a self-catering option would best suit your needs then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Ravello’s closest international airport is Naples Airport, which is about an hours drive away, or just under two hours by public transport. Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport might be convenient for connections, but it’s about three hours drive, or three and a half hours away by train.
  • If you plan to hire a car, which we would advise if you want to get out and explore further afield, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • As wth the rest of the Amalfi Coast, the most popular time to visit Ravello is during the summer, and even more so in the case of Ravello because of the annual "Ravello Festival". Daily maximum temperatures in July and August average at 30° C, so if you’re not so good in the heat you might want to opt for May, June or September, which are still bustling periods, with lots of sunshine. Some like to visit Ravello in spring, when the flowers are blooming, and many of the local towns are opening up excitedly after the winter — the Italian travel season officially begins at Easter. The Amalfi Coast hosts a couple of festivals and events during spring too.

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Best Hotels in Ravello

  • Villa San Michele, Ravello Ravello 12 rooms from £130

    Sailing  -  Take a boat trip to the famous archaeological site of Pompeii - not just for history buffs!
    Great walks  -  Follow in the footsteps of the gods along 'The Path of the Gods' from Agerola to Positano.
    Sights nearby  -  The Duomo (Cathedral) of Ravello houses impressive mosaics and museum.
    Fishing  -  For bluefish and tuna in the charming port town of Cetara.
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    Set into the rugged Amalfi coastline with a ladder leading directly into the Tyrrhenian Sea. Mediterranean style rooms have nautical palettes and traditional blue and white tiled floors, local artworks and private balconies. There is a sunny terrace where lots of local fish and breakfast is served. See More

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  • Villa Maria Ravello 23 rooms from £203

    Total relaxation  -  An elegant coastal property with magnificent seaviews, excellent food and complete tranquility.
    Tennis  -  Make the most of the evening cool and head next door to use their tennis court.
    Cooking classes  -  Cooking classes led by a famous professor of historical gastronomy.
    Sailing  -  Pack a picnic, rent a boat and explore the Amalfi Coast.
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    An oasis of peace with spectacular views. The piece de resistance is the glorious dining terrace with vistas of the mountains sweeping down to a glittering sea. Fantastic food and cookery lessons using the same home-grown produce. A delightful spot for foodies and romantics. See More

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  • Villa Fraulo 84010 Ravello SA 26 rooms from £216

    Romantic Break  -  A beautiful palazzo slightly set back from the main square with wonderful views of the sea, ideal for a romantic getaway
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the other charming towns of the Amalfi Coast such as Furore, Sorrento, Positano and Praiano
    Great walks  -  Head up to the heights of Ravello for the best views of the Amalfi Coast
    Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal outdoor pool
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    A sophisticated palazzo hotel and spa with breathtaking views of the sea. Elegant interiors are tastefully designed in soft hues and feature a mix of classic and modern design pieces. Simple rooms have a similar palette and indulgent sink-into beds. Don't miss the top-notch cuisine. See More

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  • Villa Cimbrone Ravello (Ravello, Salernes (Campania)) 19 rooms from £649

    Writing a novel  -  Join the list of illustrious authors who have gained inspiration here- E M Forster, T S Eliot, Virginia Woolf, D H Lawrence...
    Honeymoons  -  Perched on a sheer-sided cliff high above the Amalfi coast, with fragrant rose gardens, and romantic poolside dining.
    Foodies  -  Enjoy Michelin starred dining at the Italian restaurant Il Flauto di Pan
    Great walks  -  Wander hand in hand through the stunnig gardens, the best time is early morning before they open to the public.
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    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors

    A regal and romantic complex with out of this world views. The villa has beautifully manicured botanical gardens that sprawl towards the cliff face. Bedrooms ooze understated elegance, and there's a fantastic Michelin starred Mediterranean restaurant. Renowned as the ultimate wedding destination. See More

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  • Palazzo Avino Ravello 43 rooms from £687

    Romantic Break  -  A perfect getaway for two, enjoy the suave suites with a glorious vantage point over the Med and pampering service.
    Foodies  -  Boasting a Michelin-star restaurant overlooking the sea and the more relaxed Terrazza Belvedere.
    Great walks  -  Leisurely strolls or more testing mountain trials, all come with stunning views.
    Sailing  -  Take a boat up the Amalfi Coast or to the glamourous island of Capri.
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    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection, Tablet, Fodors

    Film star luxury meets 1930s Italian glamour in classical Ravello. Spectacularly perched on the cliffs overlooking fishing villages below. Michelin star restaurant, stunning suites, sprawling terraces and lounge areas. Five Star in every aspect. See More

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  • Belmond Hotel Caruso Ravello 50 rooms from £1154

    Great walks  -  Through the stunning Villa Cimbrone Gardens.
    Cooking classes  -  Check for timings.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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    With former guests including Greta Garbo and Jackie Kennedy you know you are in the lap of luxury. The infinity pool, suspended between sea and sky, is straight from the movies as is the al-fresco, restaurant. Hollywood glamour continues in the bedrooms with chandeliers, mosaic tiles and balconies. See More

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