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“Location and accessibility winner” 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 20 hotels in Ravello
Denver, Colorado
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13 hotel reviews
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“Location and accessibility winner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Having vetted many hotels in person for a group of artists, this is really the only one where you can drive up to the front, big terraces and meeting areas, a decent pool, an ok-fair not fabulous dining experience all at a price moderate for Ravello. Friendly if not totally organized kitchen and restaurant service. Breakfast buffet sadly missing oatmeal. Processed meat and cheese for sandwiches not to most American taste. Endless coffee, which was a relief considering how hard and expensive it is to get enough to drink in Europe. The hotel building has excellent bones: note the Murano chandeliers, Venetian plaster and exceptional matched marble floors. Sadly in need of deleting bric-a-brac, old furniture and plastic stuff sitting around. Bathrooms were updated with poor choice and execution of ridiculously engineered all-in-one shower panels that invited slipping and flooded the floor. We just looked past this mess and delighted in the view. Sunrise every morning was a must for me, and the view down toward Minori was everything the Amalfi Coast should be. The view hides the touristy tacky crowds and souvenir stores; this area has been slightly seedy for decades, but we forgive tacky and the nasty beach stones because of the cliff views. Oh, if only we could in a kindly way suggest to the sweet hotel owners to get rid of the junk and turn their property into elegant spa style. With little effort they would then have perhaps the nicest property in Ravello at an international standard. Note they arranged personal car trip with the excellent Andrea Ruocco at decent pricing.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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 SaraF742
thanks a lot for thaking the time to write a review, and thanks a lot for giving your advices, I do appreciate this.
We, the family and staff, will take care of your suggestions and I'm sure you will see a different ( in better ) Hotel Bonadies next time that you come to Ravello.
Best wishes
Suita Carrano
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Carterton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This hotel was perfect for us from the warm welcome to the Marvellous room with a view from the deck that was superb. Staff were friendly and helpful. A lovely family-run establishment. Great lunches and breakfasts. The best place to stay in Ravello!

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  • 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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bonadies, Manager at Hotel Bonadies, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Deeeffbee
I wish to thank you for the precious review and hope to welcome you soon again in Ravello.
Best wishes
Suita Carrano-Bonadies & Family
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Amazing views from our balcony and the restaurant. Sadly the food was disappointing. Very little choice if any. Our room was lovely. Italian tiles on floor. Bed comfortable. Bathroom needed updating but adequate. Large balcony with double doors overlooking pool and out onto the hills and Maori and Minori. Hotel had no lounge just a few chairs and tables near reception

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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bonadies, Manager at Hotel Bonadies, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Francesca
Thanks for taking the time to send a review. I'm sorry for you did not enjoy your meal in our restaurant. Unfortunately sometimes it's difficult to meet all the different client's tastes but I will inform the executive chef about your comment; I'm sure you will find new better dishes next time.
I do hope that you will be our guest again in the near future
Best wishes
Suita Carrano-Bonadies
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had a wonderful trip visiting Ravello with our two children (three years and one year old). The hotel is family run and welcomed us all with open arms. The children were well catered for in the restaurant at breakfast and in the evenings. The food was amazing, views wonderful and staff so helpful. Our three year old loved the pool and is still talking about her favourite waiters Umberto and Andrea and waitress Catrina.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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bonadies, Manager at Hotel Bonadies, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear
Thanks for taking the time to review our Hotel and glad you enjoyed your stay and that your children still talks about the waiters :-)
Chidren are much welcomed in our house as you know, they are the future of our hotel.
We do hope to welcome your wonderful family again at Hotel Bonadies
Best wishes
Suita Carrano-Bonadies
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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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 via mobile

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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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:
#3 Business Hotel in Ravello
#8 Luxury Hotel in Ravello
#13 Romantic Hotel in Ravello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bonadies 4*
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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