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Palazzo Sasso Qs

Hello, if anyone has stayed at Palazzo Sasso, could you please let me know if they have parking for guests?

In addition, we are likely just going to book one of their lower-tiered rooms. However, I cannot find any pictures of rooms from their 5 lowest price categories (Internal Double, Queen Double, King Double Mtn Side, Superior Double Mtn Side, Queen Double Sea View). If you have any pictures of rooms in these categories, could you please let me know and I'll send you my email address? Obviously the hotel has beautiful junior suites and above. I can tell from the descriptions that the lower tier rooms are much smaller and obviously don't have a nice view, but I don't want to be paying for a really horrible dark room, either at $500 per night.

I'm looking to book either the King Double Mountain Side (344 Eu / $460) or Superior Double Mountain Side (384 Eur / $511). Unfortunately the next category up (Queen Double Sea View) is sold out, and then it gets over $700.

I've also looked at some properties in Praiano and Amalfi, but think the Palazzo Sasso and Ravello look too good to pass up.

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1. Re: Palazzo Sasso Qs

They have a few parking spaces.

Why not price out their neighbours, Caruso and Palumbo, they shared the same view.

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Thank you for letting me know about the parking. If I end up making a reservation there, I will be sure to see if they can reserve a parking spot, as well.

Unfortunately the Caruso's cheapest rooms (Garden View) are 670 EU / $894 for my chosen dates, with the majority of rooms over $1000 per night. I hadn't heard of the Palumbo, but the rates there are starting at 600 EU.

Seems like I am getting a good deal at PS for the dates! I am glad about the parking; hopefully the mountain side rooms aren't too bad.

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We stayed 5 nites at the Sasso last April. We fell in love with Ravello and the Sasso during this stay.

My wife and I stayed in a Queens Double Sea View. It was a good sized room, well appointed and the "view" piece is no joke (as it is with many resort hotels). The view, through giant windows, was spectacular. We did not at all find the room to be lacking, in any aspect.

Our two children (24 & 18 years old) stayed in a King Double Mountain Side. It was a very nice room, a little bit smaller than our Queen but also well appointed. The "Mountain View" is a bit of a misnomer - as in a large misnomer. There is no mountain, and the view is of the tops of the houses across the alley. It's not an offensive view, but it's also not scenic by any stretch of the imagination. We spent all waking hours either by the pool (it was in the mid to upper 70's), on the dining deck (for a multi-hour breakfast conversation overlooking the sun drenched Amalfi Coast), or touring the town of Ravello or the towns along the Amalfi Coast Drive. I can't emphasize enough how wonderful those long, relaxed breakfasts were. The food was excellent (a breakfast buffet, with cooked to order items available as well - included in the price of your rooms), the double cappucinos plentiful, the service great, ... man, we need to go back there.

There is plenty of parking, although it's not cheap (what is at the Sasso?). And the pool-side cocktails add up quickly as well. But you're staying in a hotel of this class to indulge, yes?

Have a great time. You'll love Ravello and the Sasso. If you click on my I.D., you can check out my photos of the Sasso and Ravello.

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Hello, Dave -

Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply. I can just tell I would adore Ravello! I'm not too concerned about not having a view from the room (we'll be in some great places along the cote d'Azur and Cinqueterre with great views from our room earlier in the trip), but wanted to make sure the room wasn't horribly small and dumpy, especially when paying about $500.

Also, thank you for letting me know about the parking. I was expecting if they have parking it would likely run me around $50+ per night, so as long as we're not nearing $100+ per night for parking, I think I'll be okay!

With the AMEX Plat their partner hotels will give an upgrade, so it would be nice if I could go from a Superior King Mtn to a sea view, but my guess is that by the time we get there there won't be any available. Last year we got a gorgeous upgrade with our AMEX at Vista Palace in Roquebrune Cap Martin to a junior suite with balcony and views over Monaco. This year our splurge with a view will be at Chevre d'Or in Eze.

Thanks again!

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5. Re: Palazzo Sasso Qs

The Palazzo Sasso has parking space. though the rooms ar smaller than the more expensive rooms, and the view you have is not a sea view, the rooms still have all the same luxury feel.

In Ravello, the view is what costs a lot.

The Caruso is beautiful, but the P. Sasso has a warmer feel to it, whilst the Caruso is a lot more commercialised almost.

The Palumbo is not worth the money at all. The rooms are tiny and way over priced.

Other Hotels you may consider in Ravello is the Cimbrone or the Villa Maria.

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I am also due to stay here in June. How much roughly can one expect to pay for poolside cocktails, and how much would a meal be in the michelin restaurant, and how does this cost compare to other restaurants in Ravello?

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The poolside drinks were $5 to $15 apiece. I'm sure the Miller High Life folks have revoked the Sasso's High Life priviledges ...

Dinner in the hotel restaurant was VERY expensive - expect at least $80 per person, and it can (did) pile up much higher than that - our meal, including a nice bottle of wine, cocktails, and dessert, was double that. It was VERY nice, but ... well, I'm not sure any meal is THAT nice. Although there was the beautiful view of the sunset on the Amalfi Coast ...

There are a wide variety of restaurants in town offering a wide range of prices along with the variety in menu items. We felt very much at home at the Cumpa Cosima, just off of the town square. A lovely little family run restaurant with a very personable hostess/owner - you'll catch Mama during the day running the butcher shop next door. Not gourmet fare, but our favorite meals of our three week stay in Italy (Florence, Rome, and the Amalfi Coast, with a brief stay in Barcelona as well). Our family of four got out of the Cumpa for about $80 to $100 - and were stuffed to the gills - Mama sees to it that you are FULLY satisfied. Our favorite memories of most restaurants we visited were the interactions with the waitstaff/owners - once you strike up a conversation with them and let them know what you like, and how much you enjoy the food that they are bringing you, they generally will see to it that you get to try a few extra house favorite items at no charge - just part of the wonderfully social event that is a meal in Italy. It's not the free food that we remember, it is the spirit of friendship, of the social aspects of dining, the giving and enjoying that created such rich memories for us. We have re-energized our family meals at home as a result of our experiences in Italy. (and often partake of our stash of limoncello just to help the meal go down better ...)

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Hello, Dave -

Your post is very useful. I've booked our stay at the PS, and am now very much looking forward to enjoying a meal at the Cumpa Cosima!

Thanks again!

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