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“Wonderful views & such lovely hosts” 5 of 5 stars
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Via dei Fusco, 13, 84010 Ravello, Italy   |  
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Ranked #14 of 26 Ravello B&B and Inns
Hertfordshire
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful views & such lovely hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

What can you say Rosa & Sara were so lovely nothing was to much trouble even made us cake. It was a magical place We missed the fireworks & hope to return to see them next september.
This is self catering & not 5* & this is how it's described on the Thomson website & for a very good price to stay in Ravello if you want 5* you should stay in a hotel & then you may be able to get your linen changed every day!! Many of the lovely people we met had stayed at Casarella before one couple had been staying for 18 years & another couple had been seven times & were looking forward to next year. Yes lots of steps to the villa but this is made clear before you book!! The thomson rep Sharon was lovely & gave us lots of helpful advice regarding he area.
As Garry H said to Dave B!! it's SELF CATERING. You have to make you own bed etc!! Hope Dave B reads this as we were very unfortunate to be his neighbour!! I think he will get the message lack of sleep at 2am! I think Benidorm may be more his thing!!
We will return soon.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Let me start by saying that you will rarely in your life stay somewhere with such stunning views. The town of Ravello hosts a music festival which peaks around July / august, and the music wafts across at night from the belvedere Rufello. It really adds to the whole experience.
The owners are really helpful, and couldn't do enough for us. We were relocated from our original apartment to a larger one, after they saw the size ( 6'4) of our son.
Yes the town is a bit pricey, but where isn't these days. The good thing about the place is that there are no 'chavs' and the like. If you want cheap, try Ibiza.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in going back.
Oh, by the way Dave B. Lots of steps cos it's a volcanic hillside resort . No cleaner? It's SELF CATERING. my advice to you sir, try Benidorm.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yorkshire, England
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Pros-
Stunning views
Rosa and Sarah are nice
Welcome pack includes wine and bread, tea coffee
4 gas rings and oven
Separate bedroom
Lots of hot water
Property accessed through two security gates

Cons
300 metre walk and 47 steps to accomodation from drop-off point, done in dark (Thomsons Holidays), no rep either until next day
Room is billed as 4 adults but two are two seater setees in lounge
Tiny shower with no shelf for soap/shampoo
The steps are very poorly lit, nearly fell down. Also tiny handrails cover only part
Unheated pool unusable due to cleaning robot on a hose in 24/7
Towels and linen changed once a week only if you put your old stuff out
No cleaner, you do it yourself, limited cleaning stuff provided
Shared balcony means your neighbour is only three metres away

Crazy taxi drivers from airport
Ravello closes at 2130hrs
You have to go down to Amalfi (5km, 300m drop) to get anywhere else, this becomes very boring
No supermarket, two tiny minimarkets, one bakery just opened last week
Prices steep, small portions in restaurants
Taxis very expensive, 35 euro to Amalfi
Bus timetable changed on 16 Sept, very limited service before 1130
Guided Coach trips visit Ravello every day, mainly elderly americans
Swimming in sea impossible due to shingle sucking you down, broke my sandal getting out
Italian car drivers mad taking huge risks to get ahead of the busses on the narrow windy roads

My advice, stay in Amalfi, lively, lots of eating places and busses/boats to Capri etc. Drinks cheaper but expect to pay 5 euro for 40cl beer or glass of wine

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We have been visiting Ravello since 1995 and always stay at La Casarella apartments. Being both well run and conveniently located 5 minutes walk from the centre of this picturesque Amalfian village, these apartments do have a suitability that is biased towards romantic couples but can also be well suited for families with well behaved children. I read some of the reviews suggesting that children are unwelcome and positively discriminated against by the owners Rosa and Sara (daughter), but this does not well describe either the apartments or the owners that we know extremely well. For example during our holiday this year at the apartments we met a charming family from Scotland with two early teen age children. They were happy and playful children but with impeccable manners and a credit to their parents, who all wanted to have a fun time on holiday. They enjoyed the pool and surrounding areas and I know the whole family enjoyed their vacation. Rosa is a retired ex-music teacher and I don't recall an occasion when I have not seen her smiling or singing - usually both, around the apartments and if you can catch her not trying to make her guests' stay perfect, she is happy to have a chat in her less than perfect English, which helps with my far less than perfect Italian.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Utterly superb. The view alone is worth it. Simple plain apartments which is all required when out and about. Owners extremely accomodating but not intrusive. Nice touch to have tea coffee bread etc waiting on arrival at no cost.Lovely walk to the apartments and then several steps to the rooms, not for the faint hearted but you need to be a good walker in this area anyway.If we had known before hand the accomodation we would have stayed for two weeks but alas only had one.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford
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35 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

There are two different levels of accommodation here let through two different agents. Thomson have 5 apartments that are absolutely next to each other and share a terrace that their doors open straight on to so you are very much at the mercy of your neighbours. There is a very superior apartment, by itself, with its own shady terrace which is let by Inntravel. We stayed in this one and while we didn't get a look into the others we would not have wanted to stay in them. You have all the same advantages: amazing view, pool, washing machine, groceries delivered but with more space and more privacy. Taxi to and from Naples included (in fact we had a transfer from Pompeii as we had stayed there for 3 great days first). Lots of first class, and reasonably priced restaurants, handy bus down to the coast to swim. But, as noted by others, you have a walk of about 5 minutes followed by about 30 steps to get there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Arriving at La Casarella, you walk along a pretty private path with jaw-dropping views of the stunning Amalfi coast. Then you walk up a flight of steps to be greeted by gloriously colourful gardens and a small but inviting swimming pool, flanked by five simple but pretty apartments with a tennis court on top.

The apartments are decently equipped, perfect for couples and fine for our family of 3 with a six-year-old on the sofa bed, but probably cramped if you have more/bigger children.

The view from each apartment and from the pool area is breathtakingly spectacular, probably among the best in Ravello - and believe me, that's saying something! It was lovely to sit there at night with a glass of wine after visiting busier places like Amalfi or Capri during the day; La Casarella is scented and peaceful, although on music festival nights you can hear gorgeous music floating up from the outdoor theatre stage at Villa Rufolo (a bonus as far as we were concerned but maybe not if you're a light sleeper).

We found Rosa very nice and our little boy squealed in the pool to his heart's content, but children did sometimes get told off for making a noise, which was a shame. I'd also agree that the apartment was too hot at night. BUT we loved the place and I'd highly recommend it for the ravishingly beautiful location.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via dei Fusco, 13, 84010 Ravello, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
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Ranked #14 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Ravello
Number of rooms: 5
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