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Hotel Villa Cimbrone
Via Santa Chiara 26, 84010 Ravello, Italy   |  
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Ranked #5 of 20 hotels in Ravello
New York City, New York
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“what an amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

beautiful view, one of the best place to look amalfi coast view.
with huge garden that you can walk around.
They feature gourmet restaurant which is michelin star.
it is hard to get reservation so remember to reserve it way in advance if you are interested to dine there.
you can also have beautiful wedding here as we were actually thinking of having wedding there.
only the problem is walk to this property...
It is really far from where you can drive.
so you have to park the car at the center of Ravello and you must just walk and its really not close and going up and down steps etc.
definitely not recommended for people who have bad foot or older.
But when you do get there, oh it is so worth it!!!!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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jackfly35, Direttore at Hotel Villa Cimbrone, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

First of all let us thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor.

We are delighted to read that you found our property an excellent Hotel, where you had a nice stay, enjoying our cuisine and private garden.

The Villa Cimbrone Hotel is 10 minutes walk from the centre of Ravello and this is a feature that makes it a unique place where have the chance to forget the noises that are part of our routine.

Thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you back soon to our Hotel, maybe for your wedding reception, in the near future.

Most Cordially,

Giorgio Vuilleumier
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Lunch in the garden terrace is a delight. A walk around the gardens with its magnificent views followed by lunch is an experience not to be missed and is highly recommended.
The service was very professional.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jackfly35, Direttore at Hotel Villa Cimbrone, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive feedback which we very much appreciated.

We are glad that you enjoyed either the breathtaking view that only Villa Cimbrone can offer and your lunch at our “Mediterranean Restaurant”.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the very nearest future.

Kindest regards,

Giorgio Vuilleumier
General Manager
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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This hotel was magnificient. The grounds were gorgeous. The pool was magic. The staff was professional, knowledgeable and very accommodating. We had wonderful breakfasts there every morning as well. Conveniently located too!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jackfly35, Direttore at Hotel Villa Cimbrone, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are really pleased to read you enjoyed our Hotel de Charme and all our services.

In fact, we wish to emphasize how important is the satisfaction of our guests for us and how we are proud to know that our work is being recognized and rewarded.

Once again thank you for the wonderful review and looking forward to welcoming you back we send you our warmest regards.

Giorgio Vuilleumier
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I just returned from an amazing trip to Italy which was highlighted by our stay and wedding at Villa Cimrbone. The past year has been such an incredible experience and our wedding exceeded everyone's expectations. The staff is incredible and the hotel and grounds are stunning. The most accurate way I can describe this venue is that it feels like time stops when you are there. Perched at the top of Ravello, the views are endless and the gardens are like something out of A Secret Garden. We all stayed at Villa Cimbrone for 3 nights and had our wedding on the last evening. The food, weather, staff, venue were perfect and it felt as if we were living some sort of dream while we were there. While the gardens were open during our ceremony, there are plenty of places to go to take photos and our ceremony took place in a lower garden away from day visitors. It didn't bother me at all that the gardens were open and the ceremony was far enough away to not feel as though we were getting married in a fish bowl. We had dinner in the crypt which is hands down the best wedding dinner location I have ever experienced. It was such a unique experience and caused every one of our guests' jaws to dropped as they entered. After, we had dancing in the lower garden and at this point it was much later and the gardens were closed to the public. It was so special because it felt as though we were on top of the world dancing under the moon light.

Everything about our stay and wedding was perfect and I have now stayed at Villa Cimbrone twice and highly recommend it. Many people miss Ravello when visiting the Amalfi Coast because of the drive up into the hills but it is SO worth it. It is the most enchanting and beautiful place I have ever been to and to experience our wedding there felt like a real like fairy tale. Thank you Villa Cimbrone for a wedding of a lifetime!

Also, as a side note, a few shout outs to some of our vendors who were all incredible. Our photographer JoAnne Dunn was AMAZING and is reason enough to get married in Ravello (or anywhere in Italy for that matter!). I only regret that we weren't able to bring her home with us after the wedding! Also, our florist Armando (based in Ravello) was so talented and helpful. Finally, our band Family Funk was outstanding and had everyone dancing. They truly know what it takes to make you feel loved and special and I could not have asked for more from all of them.
Most importantly, they are just great people that make it impossible not to have the time of your life.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jackfly35, Direttore at Hotel Villa Cimbrone, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Guest,

We wish to thank you for staying once again at Hotel Villa Cimbrone, this time for your wedding.

We are very pleased to read your valuable review, and learn with great pleasure that we have made one of the most important day of your life special and unforgettable, just like you wanted.

Thank you once again and look forward to welcoming you back again to Hotel Villa Cimbrone, maybe for your first anniversary.

Warmest regards,

Giorgio Vuilleumier
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

If you love gardens, history and Italy this is the place for you. We stayed at Villa Cimbrone for three nights at the start of our honeymoon and it really was the highlight. We loved watching the sunset with a drink on the infinity terrace and wandering around the gardens and private hotel grounds. The pool is lovely and great after a day of hiking to the nearby towns. The surrounding area is full of beautiful walks. The restaurant is also very romantic.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jackfly35, Direttore at Hotel Villa Cimbrone, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your kind review and for choosing Hotel Villa Cimbrone to celebrate you honeymoon.

We are glad to learn that you enjoyed every single aspect that makes magical our property.

The terrace of infinity is the ideal place to enjoy the views of the Amalfi Coast and its stunning sunsets.

Hoping to welcoming you back soon, maybe for your first anniversary, we send you our very best regards.

Giorgio Vuilleumier
General Manager
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Altea, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Just came back from having lunch at the Villa Cimbrone, and i must say it was just magical, like a scene from a classic romantic movie. The setting is just breathtaking, we had lunch out on the patio, over looking the pool and the views below of the Amalfi coastline.. Sevice was spotless, very professional and friendly. My wife, my 7 months old son and me were very well looked after, its nice to feel pampered every now and then. The lunch menu had a good variety of choice and the wine list was endless, all that we ordered was fresh, tasty and plated with passion. Diffenetly coming back with our family in the near future to experience this venue again. Take you again for a memorable experience

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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jackfly35, Direttore at Hotel Villa Cimbrone, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your valuable review.

We are very happy to learn that you and your family enjoyed your lunch in the beautiful setting that our property offers and where you can experience the most amazing view of the Amalfi Coast

Looking forward to welcoming you to Villa Cimbrone once again, we send you our best wishes.

Giorgio Vuilleumier
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Denver, Colorado
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Other reviews prompted me to inquire about the Villa Cimbrone's accommodation and restaurant. The reception girl was haughty and didn't seem to have information on site. She would not permit me to see the restaurant or find out about reservations. So I visited the gardens and found them run down and uncared for. No fountains splashing, parterres unmanicured, statues broken and dirty. Nothing in comparison to the Villa Rufolo gardens at 1/2 the entrance fee.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Cimbrone

Also Known As:
Cimbrone Hotel Ravello
Villa Cimbrone
Address: Via Santa Chiara 26, 84010 Ravello, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ravello
#11 Family Hotel in Ravello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Villa Cimbrone, 12th century villa, is in the beautiful hill town of Ravello, situated about the extraordinarily scenic Amalfi Coast. Nestled within a magnificent park overlooking the sea, the Hotel is a 10 minutes walk from the town’s centre over stone paved walkways that offer breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding country side. Ample space and exclusive services are reserved for the discerning guests of just nineteen rooms.The amazing swimming pool overlooking the mountains and seaside, as well as, the fitness centre with high-tech cardiovascular trails and free internet access.Inside the gardens, a private helipad is the exclusive point of departure for an unique experience to overfly the spectacular Amalfi coast. ... more   less 
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