Hotel Villa Cimbrone

Via Santa Chiara 26, Ravello, Campania, 84010, Italy

Suspended over the azure sea and set amid legendary rose-filled gardens, this Gothic-style castle was once home to Lord Grimthorpe and a hideaway of Greta Garbo. Its transformation into an exquisite hotel in the 1990s created guest rooms ranging from palatial to cozy—the small Peony Room is a favorite, the only one in the castle with its own terrace overlooking the bay. A newer wing has a bevy of options with sea and pool views. Furniture, artworks, and vintage art books that belonged to the lord's daughter still grace the enchanting sitting room and 19th-century Music Room. Gourmet restaurant Il Flauto di Pan was awarded a Michelin star in 2012.

PROS

  • gorgeous pool and views
  • surrounded by beautiful gardens

CONS

  • a longish hike from town center (porters can help with luggage)
  • daily arrival of respectful day-trippers

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 089-857459

HOTEL DETAILS

19 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar. Breakfast

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