This old paper making factory makes a lovely hotel, although no clues now exist as to its history. The staff are very polite and helpful. (We returned to our room one day to find a leak in our bathroom, and it was attended to within 3 minutes of making a phone call to reception.)
As previous reviewers have mentioned, it is worth requesting/paying for a sea view room.
The breakfast consisted of a comprehensive buffet catering for all European tastes.
Evening dinner offered plenty of choice, with a menu changed daily.
We found the cocktails comparatively generous and inexpensive when compared to other places we have visited.
The hotel offers a free transfer service, several times a day, to Amalfi. This is great if you plan a trip to Capri, as you can catch the return service back to the hotel in the evening.
Having hired a car from Naples, we managed to drive ourselves to most places. But, I guess the Amalfi Coast Road is not for the faint hearted! It certainly adds to the experience!
We arrived from the Salerno side, and I would say that Hotel Marmorata would be more accurately addressed as Minori rather than Ravello. Ravello is another 5km further on up the mountain side. So to suddenly come upon a sign for the hotel on the road side about 1.5km outside Minori, was quite a surprise. Negotiatng the narrow/steep and winding driveway was interesting, but the staff then took the keys and parked the car somewhere safe.
The front of the hotel doesn't do it justice, so it was a great relief to exit the narrow lift into a reception area which looked out over the sea.
There are lots of places to sit and admire the views, from the terraces above, where you can also eat/drink, to the terraces below where you can sun bath, and swim.
We had a great time, and have no hestitation in recommending Hotel Marmorata.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Marmorata resort is a 4 stars hotel situated in Ravello on a wonderful cliff in a lovely, quiet and small bay, in the heart of the divine Amalfi Coast.The Hotel was an ancient paper-mill dating from the 15th century and thanks to the clever renovation and the antique marine style furnishing, it is unique in this enchanting inlet of the coast.Comfortable rooms with sea view, hydro-massage swimming-pool with landing stage, fitness-room and free parking are available to guests.From “L’Antica Cartiera”, the inside hotel restaurant, our guests could enjoy a wonderful sea view ... more less
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