We have recently returned from a lovely stay at the Hotel Villa Fraulo in Ravello. What a lovely hotel. It is situated in the perfect place .... two entrances, one leads out onto a lovely street with a short walk down an easy hill (with a few steps) right into the main square; the other entrance is right by the bus stop if you wish to travel down to Amalfi and also close to the taxi rank. The 6th floor terrace has views it would be hard to beat anywhere in Ravello and the Infinity Pool is wonderful!
We found everything about this hotel great .... the staff in particular were very nice and genuine from the housekeeping ladies to the staff on front reception (Linda in particular). The hotel is kept immaculate and our room was lovely - it was on the 2nd floor and whilst there was some noise from the road outside it was not a nuisance as some have implied in their reviews. the air-conditioning worked perfectly and was silent (I think the first time I have experienced this in any hotel!).
The service is excellent. Maurizio and the lads who wait tables for breakfast and lunch (amongst them Michelangelo and Paolo) were really courteous and helpful.
We ate in the hotel only on one night, our first .... the food was absolutely excellent (delicious in fact) but the atmosphere was a bit lacking because there were very few diners. Having eaten now in several of the restaurants in Ravello during our ten night stay, including the hotel Rufolo (where we did not rate the food at all) and Villa Maria, I feel Villa Fraulo should try to promote their restaurant more (I don't think I saw one advertisement for it while I was there other than on the website) .... the quality and setting (the restaurant is beautiful) compares more than favourably with any restaurant we tried in Ravello, including the view - which some rely on too heavily!!
All in all we had a fantastic holiday at the Villa Fraulo and will not hesitate to stay there again when we return to Ravello.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Once the residence of the noble family Cortese, Hotel Villa Fraulo retains the historic atmosphere of aristocratic "buen retire", renewing the tradition and irresistible charm of the house. The medieval Villa has been refurbished several times during the centuries but its original splendor and charm have been preserved. Today you may admire a perfect symbiosis of the ancient vaults and the extraordinary marbles that meet today's modern conveniences and luxury. Fraulo Villa is a short walk from the heart of Ravello, from the Cathedral and is opposite the Town Hall. All our bedrooms and suites feature the latest in-room technology along with individually controlled air conditioning, minibar, wi-fi fast internet, hi-tech television, valet and laundry service, 24 hour room service, swimming pool and Spa Solarium & Wellness centre with several treatments at your disposal. In addition, all rooms are facing the sea and enjoy an incomparable view with privacy. In the restaurant, illuminated by warm and soft lights, decorated with recognized taste, where elegance and sophistication come together in a perfect idyll, and just sit is in itself an emotion. Emotion that is amplified when you taste the dishes, lovingly prepared by chef Gino, for which the kitchen and the food are food and emotion at the same time, sociability and communication. The restaurant has an indoor dining room, where stands the fireplace, extends into the porch located on the beautiful terrace, overlooking the incomparable view of our unique and unrepeatable Amalfi Coast. Guests appreciate the exciting view from the terrace above the sea and the tranquility that reigns sit in the shade of the umbrellas and the staff always helpful and professional. ... more less
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