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“One of the worlds great boutique Hotels” 4 of 5 stars
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Palazzo Avino
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via San Giovanni del Toro 28, 84010 Ravello, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Ravello
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Melbourne, Australia
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“One of the worlds great boutique Hotels”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

We arrived at the Hotel to be greeted by a friendly down to earth reception team. We were escorted to our room which had a wonderful view of the Almalfi coast.
The room was well sized, and the bathroom was functional and had all the amenities that one could wish for.

For lunch we chose pasta at the Terrazzo Belvedere which also served snacks and "fresh pasta dishes", refreshments and delicious cocktails. Our pasta was fresh and very tasty. The view was sensational.

The concierge was a font of knowledge and suggested a local restaurant for our dinner which provided excellent local cuisine at a reasonable price.

The breakfast buffet was extensive with the individual omelette cooked to perfection.
We ate at the two Michelin stars, Rossellini’s restaurant. The menu was extensive and food and service were of the highest standard. The wine list was fabulous and we found a wine to suit our budget based on the sommeliers recommendation.

We could continue to rave about this Hotel but it would begin to sound over the top.
Nothing was too much trouble. We were treated as part of a family and we believe that this is their philosophy.

We spent four nights at the Palazzo Sasso and came away thinking we had experienced one of our best boutique hotel stays ever.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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north west england, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

Stayed for the Easter bank holiday weekend and couldn't ask for more from a hotel stay. Apart from to stay longer maybe. Where's the option for a 6 star hotel review??!

Our sea view room with balcony was small but perfectly formed and the welcome / leaving gifts are a beautiful and unexpected touch. The whole place had a relaxed unpretentious friendy charm without losing that feeling of exclusiveness, and the views from the room and from the main areas were beautiful. At 9.5 euros for a beer, the drinks weren't cheap but with that view and the wonderful service you never felt ripped-off. How could you with a dedicated sunglasses cleaner patrolling the pool?

When we checked in we received a voucher for a free drink at each of its sister hotels, although the hotel was so lovely we completely forgot to visit Caruso next door. Ravello is very picturesque and worth a stroll and we arrived while some kind of precession at the local church was going on so there were mosaics made out of flowers all over the strrets.

We ate in the restaurant, where the bill came to nearly as much as the room rate but we didn't care. The food was good and the service even better. Rarely have I not sat in a nice hotel worrying about what was racking up on the bill, but here I just didn't seem to mind. Somehow the place and the people just deserved whatever it was that they were charging. The perfect hotel experience? It's as close as I've ever had.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

We had a 10 night stay at this hotel and having already had a wonderful stay a few years ago at the Villa Cimbrone this hotel has a lot to live up to - we were not disappointed! The location is fantastic high over the bay but with the addition of the wonderful Sasso by the sea villa.

Our room had a fab balcony and we loved all of the extra touches such as the choice of different types of bed linen and bath products. As other reviewers have said we also received 2 bottles of wine and lemomcello on our last night plus several plates of fruit.
The pool and sea villa are great places to relax and you are so well looked after with sun bed pillows, the use of binoculars and even the offer to have your glasses cleaned (although that’s a little too much for me)

All the above is very good but the best bits have to be the quality of the food and the staff. Every meal and snack was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful; the breakfast was all cooked fresh and delivered to your table. I would say that the breakfast is the best I have had in any hotel so far. You should also try a Bellini (or 2) again the best I have had in Italy.

Nothing was too much trouble for ALL of the staff at this hotel, but we would like to make a comment about the breakfast/lunch team, they just could not do enough to make your stay perfect.

This is a fantastic hotel, if you choose to stay in Ravello pick this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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London
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

This is one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in. It has a heart stopping view over the Amalfi coast (make sure you get a room with a sea view). The service is superb and it has a 2* Michelin restaurant, which unlike a lot in Italy is worthy of the brand (although deserts & cheese were sub par).
The pool and outside areas, and Sasso by the sea are brilliant spaces of calm to unwind in.
So it is a must visit. The negatives: rooms a little small, you have to pay for wi-fi (which is obscene given the room price) and this slice of heaven comes with a hefty price tag.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

This is unquestionably the best hotel. Travel and Leisure (Aug 2010) agrees as well.

Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Brighton
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5 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

Started our Italian holiday off in Rome then jumped on a train to Naples which was a breeze arriving in just over an hour and a half. Lots of construction going on in Naples at the moment and we had some difficulty finding our Hertz hire car which was about a 5 minute walk from the station down a small street. All the reviews about driving in Naples are pretty accurate. It's crazy but it works. You need to be aggressive must not in a fist waving shouting kind of way. Just keep to your space and use common sense and don't yield to every car that tries to cut you up. Watch out for people walking across busy roads without a care in the world...we had a few moment like this which we can now laugh about.

The A3 is easy to find and costs around 1 euro 60 cents to drive on. Lots of pay booths and easy to work out which one to use. After 30 mins or so we turned right into Angri and headed over the mountains to Ravello. The roads are narrow and with lots of twists and turns. Not recommended for people who get car sick ! We pulled over several times to let buses and trucks pass us (coming the other way) and made it to Ravello about an hour and a half after leaving Naples. We downloaded our own sat nav with a map of Italy and it worked a treat.

Once we got to the hotel our car was parked for us (there is a hefty daily charge for this but parking in Ravello is a nightmare and is very expensive so build it into the cost of your holiday for peace of mind your car won't be damaged) and we were shown to our rooms.

The hotel is beautiful as mentioned in all the other reviews. The staff are warm and friendly. There is a formal restaurant and a casual one where you can get a kids menu which was around 16 euros for a main course....there are lots of fantastic restaurants and pizzerias in the town so your wallet won't wont feel the pain every night.

The pool area is amazing and can be shaded during the day. There is a small gym also and a spa. We received a welcome bottle of champagne on arrival as well as daily fresh fruit, paper, etc. On our last night there was a bottle of limencello placed in each room.

Take the hotel shuttle bus to Sasso by the sea. It's about 15 min drive and enjoy the fact you don't have to drive or park your self ! It's a brilliant location, and our driver was class,totally safe and confident.

All in all this is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in and I have travelled all over the world. I only gave the rooms 3 as they were not that big and we were spoiled by our hotel in Rome. But there is loads of room to relax in the hotel grounds and it wasn't that big of a deal.

We would go back without a doubt but next time I might get picked up from Naples and leave the hassle and stress of driving and parking behind.

Last note, there is a cashpoint machine in the town and I had no trouble using my Visa debit card to withdraw cash. Most restaurants take Credit cards...

Hope this review helps to convince you to go ....the views from the Hotel are out of this world. Ciao

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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london
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86 reviews 86 reviews
77 hotel reviews
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182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2010

Found the hotel lovely, rooms a little tired (we have the belevedere suite) but the pool was lovely, the views stunning and the service very friendly. we had breakfast in our suite on the terrace which was more charming than the breakfast buffet, but the buffet had a great selection. we had dinner one night in the restaurant, again great service and very nice food. concierge and front desk very helpful. spa a little disappointing - small with perfunctory treatments. overall very good location and on the amalfi coast, a gem of peace. would definitely go back

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via San Giovanni del Toro 28, 84010 Ravello, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ravello
#1 Spa Hotel in Ravello
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ravello
#4 Family Hotel in Ravello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Palazzo Avino 5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Palazzo Avino is a stunning five-star deluxe hotel on Italy's famed Amalfi coast. Built in what was once a 12th century private villa for an Italian noble family, it has been rated as one of the world's finest hotels and boasts one-star Michelin dining. Tucked away in the medieval hilltop village of Ravello and perched high on the cliffs, 350 m (1,000 ft) above the sparkling Mediterranean. You can enjoy a candle light dinner served in our awarded Rossellinis restaurant or a delicious casual meal at Caffe dell'Arte or Terrazza Belvedere that during the evening becames Lobster & Martini Bar with more of 80 cocktails Martini. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Palazzo Sasso Hotel Ravello
Palazzo Sasso Ravello

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