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“Lovely holiday in Ravello” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Bonadies
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Fontana Moresca 5, 84010 Ravello, Italy   |  
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Ranked #13 of 21 Hotels in Ravello
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely holiday in Ravello”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We spent a very enjoyable 8 nights at this hotel in mid July. Our room was spotlessly clean and the view from our balcony was spectacular. This is a family run hotel and all the staff were helpful and friendly, especially Umberto, whose Great Great Grandfather first opened the hotel. The food in the restaurant was excellent and we dined on the terrace several times, enjoying the views of the coast below. The breakfast was also good and served fresh orange juice, rather than the condensed juice you get at many hotels. Although the pool area is not large, there were always sun beds available and on a couple of days we had the pool to ourselves, which was lovely. I agree with some other reviewers that the rooms do need to be upgraded, however this hotel is good value for money and the family make you feel very welcome and make your holiday one to remember. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bonadies, Manager at Hotel Bonadies, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear 876Traveller
thanks a lot for taking the time to send a review and glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Bonadies, family hotel since 1880.
Hoping to welcome you again in a near future
Best wishes fromall the family and staff
Suita Carrano-Bonadies
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The hotel and Ravello gave us exactly what we needed- a restful break in a stunning location. Ravello itself has amazing places to view the glorious Amalfi coast. The hotel was a perfect choice. We had a large, comfortable room with air conditioning. We were on the front of the hotel in room 40 above the road but slept well as air conditioning covered any noise from outside. Breakfast was self-service with a good range of choice. Dinner was fabulous; from sensational bruschetta, through flavoursome pastas, succulent fish and lemon cake to die for. The view, the food and the service were all of equal quality. The pool was quiet and perfect for relaxing after lovely walks down the hillside. The beauty of this hotel is not just the views and its position but also the attention received as a guest. The staff were very attentive but essentially gave the right amount of space and time to allow you to relax. Too difficult to pick individual staff out for praise as all were fantastic (despite Andrea asking us to say he was the best!!) and made you feel very welcome in their family run hotel. We will be back, thank you for a fabulous restful break

Room Tip: Air conditioning essential
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bonadies, Manager at Hotel Bonadies, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Else 40
thanksa lot for taking the time to send a review on your stay at Hotel Bonadies.
I'm glad that you enjoyd your stay and apreciated the way we treat our clients; we aim all our guests to feel at home and become part of this big family that Hotel Bonadies is since 1880!
Hope to welcome you again in Ravello
Best wishes from all of us
Suita Carrano-Bonadies
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Could be so different as it has so much going for it but I would not recommend this hotel
Awful coffee for breakfast , terrible beds,
Surly and grudging service of any kind

I am not making comment without offering the opportunity for an improvement either - I love ravello but please don't waste your money on this hotel there are so many other places that will offer so much more

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 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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bonadies, Manager at Hotel Bonadies, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Sarah
thanks for taking the time to send a review, even totally negative .
What I really don't understand is what are the reason of your complain. We try to solve any problem immediatelly, but you probably did not made any direct complain nor talked to anyone of us.
We, meaning the family Bonadies, are always around to check if everything goes smooth for our clients...
I'm really sorry for this, one unhappy clients is a sad affair for us, but please write to us directly with the date of your stay and room number and explain me what made you feel so unwelcomed, otherwise I will need to thing that you NEVER walked the door of Hotel Bonadies and this is a fake review.
Thanks, I look forward reading from you
Suita Carrano-Bonadies
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Delray Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We checked in around 9:00pm and Suita, the daughter of the owner was very accommodating. Room 16 had a magnificent view overlooking the ocean and the villages below. Dinner was great, which was served by one of the sons, Andrea. We had planned to only stay one night, but fell in love with the charm of the hotel and mountain top town and ended up staying 3 days. We even ran into Suita in the neighboring town and she told us to follow her back to the hotel in our car. That was so nice of her. While there may be more expensive hotels with fancier grounds and ammenities, if u want a world-class view and great service, this is the place!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 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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bonadies, Manager at Hotel Bonadies, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear guest
thanks a lot for taking the time to write a review; I'm really glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Bonadies and hope to welcome you again in our big family.
Best wishes
Suita Carrano-Bonadies
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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My husband and I booked 4 nights Half Board as we were attending a wedding in Ravello. We had booked a room with a balcony and air conditioning. Our first impression of the hotel was a little disappointing. We were hoping for a better room but the views made up for everything. The pool is very small and if you wish to sunbathe you need to be there early as you can only do this one side of the pool as the other side is in the shade. There is no beach nearby. Breakfast was a bit hit and miss with food running out and not replaced so we had to wait sometimes for it to be replaced.
We had booked Half Board and I must say they were more than accommodating with us switching from Dinner to Lunch and the food was absolutely delicious and more than we could eat, huge helpings and very tasty. There is no entertainment at this hotel and we did not see the bar in use. The hotel is very central to Ravello Square, walking distance, which we found very safe and once again the views are out of this world.

Room Tip: Make sure you reserve a room with air conditioning and a balcony as not all rooms come with them.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bonadies, Manager at Hotel Bonadies, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear RosiemLondon
Thanks a lot for takimg the time to review our Hotel. I'm sorry for the small problem that you had at breakfast time; we are improving the quality of it.
AS for the room, as you may understand, we have different types and , depending on the time of your booking, you may not be able to find your favourite room.
Anyway, for your future stay at hotel Bonadies, please remind us that you are a repeater so that we will try to book a larger room.
Look forward to welcome you again at Hotel Bonadies
Best regards
Suita Carrano-Bonadies
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I stayed here with a party of 9 friends to celebrate a 50th birthday. The hotel is lovely and quirky with numerous spaces to explore and a variety of sun terraces. The food is excellent! We ate out a couple of times but nothing compared to the excellent choice and quality available here...and eating on the balcony looking out to sea was superb.

The best feature of the hotel though is the staff. The owners are so welcoming. They arranged our taxis, restaurants, delivered excellent service and organised cake and decorations. Most memorable moment was watching Andy Murray win at Wimbledon. They even managed to rustle up a Pimms and Prosecco to celebrate the win. Couldn't have asked for more. Thank you!

Room Tip: My room was onto the road so a little noisy for me (but I live in a little quiet village so might no...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bonadies, Manager at Hotel Bonadies, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Openroadster
Thanks a lot for taking the time to send your review.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and the birthday celebration.
Hope to see you again in the future
Best wishes from all of us
Suita Carrano-Bonadies
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Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I thought I booked a 4 star hotel, instead I found a structure providing mediocre services: the room was poorly furnished, with very small single beds (I shared the room with a colleague), no fridge, small bathroom with no windows. I think that the position (the view from the rooms and from the hotel's restaurant is spectacular) and the fact that also the other hotels are generally pricy curb any incentive to improve services.
Breakfast was also modest: considering that this area is particularly appreciated by US tourists, it should provide a wider variety of foods: besides, bacon was mushy and scrumbled eggs overcooked.
We also had lunch: small portions, average quality.
My suggestion is: try some other hotel, even if you have to spend a bit more.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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bonadies, Manager at Hotel Bonadies, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear guest
I'm sorry for you did not enjoy your stay at Hotel Bonadies; unfortunately you booked a standard room and the services that we provvide ( included the standard of continental buffet breakfast) are clearly written in our webpages.
Hope you will take the time to come to Ravello again; we will be more than happy to offer a better room so that you will see the difference,
Best regards
Suita Carrano-Bonadies
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Address: Piazza Fontana Moresca 5, 84010 Ravello, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Ravello
#10 Family Hotel in Ravello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bonadies 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 1880 Hotel Bonadies has been providing wonderful hospitality in Ravello, one of the most panoramic spots of the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy comfortable rooms, a warm welcoming and good food. Hotel Bonadies offers an outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi area, where you can enjoy the beautiful sea view. The establishment also offers Shiatsu and relaxing massages. All rooms are elegant and refined. Different types of rooms are available, and each with a different, yet amazing view of the sea or the mountains. The real treat while at Hotel Bonadies is the exquisite food. Many couples choose this hotel to get married in in style. All dishes are prepared only with the freshest ingredients and following traditional Mediterranean and regional recipes. Most ingredients and products come from the establishment's La Rotonda gardens, open for visits. During this visit you will be able to pick the precious Limoni Sfusati (a local variety of lemons) used in many of the hotel's menus. ... more   less 
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