We just spent 3 nites at the Palazzo Avino. It is a very nice hotel in a beautiful spot atop the Amalfi coast near Positano and Amalfi. The service is amazing. The entire staff are professional and courteous especially the front desk staff who always remembered our name and always had a smile on their faces.
Breakfast is included and is a very nice spread overlooking the water. There is an abundant choice of fruit, pastries, and breads. There is also an egg station and fresh cheeses and yogurts. There are two restaurants as well. One has your basic lunch fare (pizza and pasta) along with fresh salads. The other is much more fancy and is better for dinner altough we ate in local restaurants for our dinners.
The downside was twofold. Firstly the internet service is not very good at all. You require a log in code (available for free at the front desk) and the service was spotty at best. Most of the time it did not work or was very slow. We were not here to surf the net but at times we wanted to check emails etc.. And it was difficult. For the price we were paying we expected more. Secondly the spa service left a lot to be desired. My massage was poor and unmemorable. There is also no real fitness facility
The rooms were ok if not a bit small but had a great view. One annoying thing was that when you left the room you had to take your key which powered the lights. Once you left the power would turn off. Annoying if you are trying to charge something. Im not sure why they have this system but it is not really needed. Bathrooms were satisfactory. Some have full bath and shower, some shower only.
I would recommend this hotel but would also recommend Hotel Caruso which is right next door. We visited and it is a much biger property and much newer.
All in all a good stay but some flaws.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palazzo Avino is a stunning five-star deluxe hotel on Italy's famed Amalfi coast. Built in what was once a 12th century private villa for an Italian noble family, it has been rated as one of the world's finest hotels and boasts one-star Michelin dining. Tucked away in the medieval hilltop village of Ravello and perched high on the cliffs, 350 m (1,000 ft) above the sparkling Mediterranean. You can enjoy a candle light dinner served in our awarded Rossellinis restaurant or a delicious casual meal at Caffe dell'Arte or Terrazza Belvedere that during the evening becames Lobster & Martini Bar with more of 80 cocktails Martini. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Sasso Hotel Ravello
- Palazzo Sasso Ravello