We were in Ravello for a wedding and stayed at Hotel Da Salvatore for 5 nights. It is definitely the view that sells this hotel, just amazing! The location is perfect too, as it’s very near to the centre of town. The hotel rooms were nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. The terrace was a nice size, the perfect place to take in the views of the Amalfi coast.
On the negative side, the hotel is let down by staff and service. They weren’t very friendly or welcoming. Luckily I speak some Italian, as not much English was spoken. Breakfast was also very basic and sparse, don’t miss the fresh bread in the corner of the room (we didn’t realise it was there until day two). If you aren’t on a budget stay elsewhere (eg Giordano, Villa Maria)
It was suggested that the bride and groom have a pre-wedding pizza and drinks night at Da Salavatore but the fixed 1000 euro seemed steep for a few pizzas, even more so considering that we had all of their hotel rooms reserved. Due to the expense and the attitude of the staff, they decided against it. We all ate in the centre of Ravello and had a pre-wedding drinks party in the terrace bar of the restaurant next door – to the right of the hotel - they were very friendly and helpful.
Pizza in Da Salvatores is actually rather good. However, avoid the main restaurant. Four of us ate there and not one person was happy with their meal. Not great value for money.
Restaurants to recommend in Ravello – Vitorios, near the town square. Good menu and friendly staff, good English spoken. Villa Maria, good place to have lunch but avoid the pizzas –great salads and paninis. For a few drinks or a coffee, go to the small bar to the right of the church entrance, very friendly staff. The seating is opposite in the square.
If you need a wedding planner, Mario at Wagner Tours! The wedding that he organised at Villa Eva was fabulous.
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- Also Known As:
- Da Salvatore Ravello