This property just opened in April 2010. The owner spared no expense with his 5 year renovation of this old Villa. It is exactly what you would expect from a 5 star hotel - marble everywhere you look, airy windows to see the view from all rooms, very large marble bathrooms, very clean and the food was fabulous. While I did not personally stay in the hotel, I had a large group of my wedding guests that did and saw many of the rooms. I had a large group dinner here in May, which was actually the first of it's kind they've done since they opened. You never would have known it was their first. They did an amazing job. The food was delicious and the staff went out of their way to make it special. There are many levels to the hotel and we utilized the expansive terrace they have that has a beautiful large fountain in the middle. Off of the terrace they have a small bar where they make wonderful drinks, many are creative colorful concoctions. They have an infinity pool a few steps off of the terrace which wasn't quite done when we were there, but looked to be completed soon. They also have a spa on the lower level.
Pompeo, the Front Office Manager, made not only our special event magical, but also the hotel stays for my guests very special. I believe some of them got upgraded which was a treat. You feel like you are in someone's home when you're in this property and they truly will bend over backwards to make you happy. The rates right now seem too good to be true, maybe it's because they just opened. I say book now and take advantage of it, because I wouldn't be surprised if they double once the word gets out that this is on par with the Palazzo Sasso and Palumbo (I think the Villa Fraulo rooms are better) and this hotel is much better than the Hotel Rufolo. It is right next door to Sasso and Palumbo and right at the top of the main stairs that lead down to the town square. You can also easily access the hotel by car from a lower street, email the hotel for directions and you can easily drive up to the hotel this way with your luggage since the main entrance is on a narrower road.
All in all, the beauty and service of this hotel match the beauty that is Ravello!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Once the residence of the noble family Cortese, Hotel Villa Fraulo retains the historic atmosphere of aristocratic "buen retire", renewing the tradition and irresistible charm of the house. The medieval Villa has been refurbished several times during the centuries but its original splendor and charm have been preserved. Today you may admire a perfect symbiosis of the ancient vaults and the extraordinary marbles that meet today's modern conveniences and luxury. Fraulo Villa is a short walk from the heart of Ravello, from the Cathedral and is opposite the Town Hall. All our bedrooms and suites feature the latest in-room technology along with individually controlled air conditioning, minibar, wi-fi fast internet, hi-tech television, valet and laundry service, 24 hour room service, swimming pool and Spa Solarium & Wellness centre with several treatments at your disposal. In addition, all rooms are facing the sea and enjoy an incomparable view with privacy. In the restaurant, illuminated by warm and soft lights, decorated with recognized taste, where elegance and sophistication come together in a perfect idyll, and just sit is in itself an emotion. Emotion that is amplified when you taste the dishes, lovingly prepared by chef Gino, for which the kitchen and the food are food and emotion at the same time, sociability and communication. The restaurant has an indoor dining room, where stands the fireplace, extends into the porch located on the beautiful terrace, overlooking the incomparable view of our unique and unrepeatable Amalfi Coast. Guests appreciate the exciting view from the terrace above the sea and the tranquility that reigns sit in the shade of the umbrellas and the staff always helpful and professional. ... more less
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