Fodor's Expert Review Belmond Hotel Caruso

Piazza San Giovanni del Toro 2, Ravello, Campania, 84010, Italy Fodor's Choice

In a grand palazzo on the highest point of Ravello, with some buildings dating from the 16th century and with a Bay of Salerno panorama that's incomparable and timeless, this member of the exclusive Belmond hotel brand has been a slice of hospitality paradise since the 19th century; today, it shimmers with modern luxuries amid its frescoes, Norman arches, and beautifully terraced garden. Fans rave about the rooftop dining area and heated infinity pool with views so stunning it feels as if you're swimming between sea and sky. The lush hillside garden includes an herb garden that provides seasoning for the renowned Belvedere Restaurant, Poolside Bar, and the Cocktail and Piano Bar, where happy guests can savor a great Bellini with a side of stellar views. Rooms are truly sumptuous—most have a sea view, and some have a private garden. The bar's patrons are welcome to wrap up the evening by joining the pianist for a song.

PROS

  • infinity pool
  • spacious suites with terraces
  • complimentary boat and shuttle services

CONS

  • out of most visitors' price range
  • service can be inconsistent
  • overrated restaurant

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 089-858801

HOTEL DETAILS

50 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Apr., Free Breakfast

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