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“A splendid hotel in spectacular surroundings” 4 of 5 stars
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Graal Hotel Ravello
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via della Repubblica 8, 84010 Ravello, Italy   |  
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Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in Ravello
London
1 review
“A splendid hotel in spectacular surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

The Hotel Graal provided us with a wonderful stay in the spectacular village of Ravello. The food was locally based and delicious. The staff were helpful and friendly and the room was modern, clean and comfortable. All this plus the incomperable view of the Amalfi coast.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2009

I am quite surprised at the high number of positive reviews for this hotel. I was attracted to the Hotel Graal because of its location to the town center of Ravello and the price. The hotel advertises itself as a 4-star property. It certainly is not. 2 1/2 to 3 stars is more accurate.

The view of the Amalfi coast from our room was spectacular and was the highlight of the room. Otherwise the room was clean, but very basic - including a bathtub that made taking a shower uncomfortable since the center of the tub sloped downwards. The room furnishings were basic, with wear and tear and positiviely no style.

On the positive side the included breakfast was quite generous and included an assortment of pastries, rolls, as well as some fruit. The hotel is located a short 3 - 5 minute walk from the center of town without climbing and near the main bus stop, so travel to other towns is very convenient.

  • Stayed May 2009
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bournemouth
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2009

The hotel is rather tired, and in need of repainting on the outside. The breakfast was poor with "eggs extra cost" plus they ran out of rolls by 9am one day.
We chose the Graal because of its location near the centre of Ravello, so we would have a level walk into the town square for a family wedding, and the fact that it had what appeared online to be e decent pool. Unfortunately, there is a huge music auditorium being built just 50 metres from the hotel, and it is on the same level as the poolside loungers. The workers start at 7.15am and work until 5.30pm with a break between 10 and 12. The main tools they use are hammers on metal bars and angle grinders.
When we complained that we hadn't been warned about the possibility of noise spoiling our stay, we were told that no-one else had complained, which we found unbelievable.
By way of compensation we were given a 'free' lunch, but we would advise anyone going there this summer to think again, until the building has been finished.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bucyrus, Ohio
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6 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2009

This hotel has a great location (close to town) and the view from our private wisteria draped balcony was amazing. I also got the best shower of my life here--no kidding--tremendous water pressure. Hotel is clean, rooms are nice sized, staff is friendly and helpful, breakfast was amongst the best we had in Italy. I would definately stay here again and recommend this hotel to my friends. The only thing I would say is that it was pricey, but most decent hotels on the Amalfi coast are, and you know that going into it...

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009

We visited for 3 nights at the end of April - the place( the hotel and the town) was almost empty - that suited us fine. In the evenings most of the restaurants had very few customers. Weather was great for sight seeing cool with some sunshine . We had a fantastic room - looked newly refurbished - and the balcony was huge ( we booked a superior room ) overlooking the coast. The place was very clean and the staff polite and friendly. It was a relaxing place to stay and really central - having looked at the outside of the more expensive hotels in Ravello I'm glad we stayed at Graal. The breakfasts were a bit basic - OK but nothing special.
Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum and Opplontis - about a 50minute drive - close to Naples. Don't drive the coastal route but go over the hill - the road is better than the main Road on the coast and much quieter. Also try a visit to Positano - the road was very busy even in April so it must be awful in full tourist season. The Pool was being reconditioned but it was too cool to swim anyhow.
We would certainly return to the Graal if we go again

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jackson Heights, New York
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2008

In a very pricey area, finding something that is affordable AND nice may be a stretch. Hotel Graal was a modern, clean hotel with a very helpful and friendly staff. The hotel may not have had the history and luxuries of some other nearby hotels, but the view from our balcony was just as stunning as anywhere else. Centrally located with a generous breakfast buffet.

Think of this: the view from the cheapest OR the most expensive hotel in Ravello is going to be magnificent. Save your money by staying in a moderately-priced hotel like Hotel Graal and then have dinner at the fancier places if you like.

  • Liked — Our balcony!
  • Disliked — The tiled floors. (Got a litttle chilly at night and in the early morning!)
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2008

We stayed in Hotel Graal in 2000 and loved it so when we came back to the Amalfi Coast we went straight to Ravello. Like the previous time, we simply turned up at 8pm and were lucky to have the choice of a few rooms. The hotel had been extended since 2000 but the place did not fail to please...the staff were exceptional - incredibly helpful, patient and pleasant.

The views from the rooms are magnificant and you realise why this place is so special. We drank a bottle of beautiful Amalfi wine with some local produce on our balcony and this is our best memory. The daily restaurant menu is fresh and varied. The location is great (being very close to the bus stop that takes you to Amalfi) and the trip to Ravello will make you feel as though you are being taken to a special retreat high in the mountains with the coast at your feet!

  • Liked — its staff and views of the amalfi coast
  • Disliked — the construction taking place next door but this was not too disturbing
  • Stayed October 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Via della Repubblica 8, 84010 Ravello, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Ravello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Graal Hotel Ravello 4*
Number of rooms: 1
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