Ravello is a beautiful town. La Casarella is set in the most amazing location, up on the hill overlooking the bay and mountains. The gardens are very pretty and pool area/tennis courts etc have spectacular views. The apartments are basic but fine although really too small for 4 and especially insufficient storage for 4 people - we had to rearrange kitchen drawers and put clothes in there! It has no air conditioning so the room is very hot and hard to sleep sometimes. The owners, Rosa and Sara, are friendly and nice to adults BUT have very little tolerance of children making noise (and mine are genuinely pretty well behaved children). I am not talking a lot of noise, and not only during siesta. I am talking pretty much ANY noise. The Thomson reps told me they have repeatedly told the owners all summer that people are paying to be there and that they had to let kids do their thing, but it didn't stop Rosa from giving my kids and everyone else's rows for noise most days. As the owners and Rosa's Italian friends sunbathe at the pool most days with you there is really no let up from this, so we spent most of our pool part of our holiday trying to keep our children silent, as did everyone else with their kids. Given how much we had all paid to be there it would not have been unreasonable to allow them to laugh in the pool now and again - but apparently the pool is "for swimming, not playing in". In summary you can't beat the views and location but if you have kids I would give it a miss unless you have a brass neck and are prepared to ignore the "shushing" as it made for a pretty stressful time around the pool for all concerned. It got to the stage where my kids didn't want to go in the pool as they were embarrassed and upset at a stranger giving them a row when they hadn't done anything wrong, and sick of me nagging them to keep quiet because I was trying to avoid it.
room 5 on the end is bigger than the rest
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