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“Breathtaking and Incredible” 5 of 5 stars
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Belmond Hotel Caruso
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Ravello
Certificate of Excellence
Cincinnati
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58 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Breathtaking and Incredible”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

One of the most beautiful places in the world! Our family of four stayed recently for 3 nights. The hotel rooms are all different and can be very spacious with amazing views. The breakfast buffet is wonderful and so was the room service. The service at the restaurants and pool area was excellent. The gardens around the hotel are the most beautiful I have ever seen. The garden has lemon, orange, lavender, grapes and olives the aroma and beauty are unforgettable! Speaking of unforgettable....the infinity pool is amazing. We took the hotel complimentary boat trip our first morning and the family enjoyed seeing the coast by boat. Wear your bathing suit if you want to jump in the beautiful water and cool off. The hotel arranged for us to do a private boat trip with Captain Patrizion with Amalfi Mare (amalfimare@gmail.com). This was the highlight of our trip. We saw the Amalfi coast and got to swim at many wonderful locations.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Caruso is located in the beautiful cliff top town of Ravello with many rooms having breathtaking views out over the Amalfi Coast. It provides understated luxury with comfortable spacious rooms, delicious food in a number of different restaurants, a relaxing spa and a stunning infinity pool perched high above the sea. The effect of these facilities is magnified by the friendliness and sheer professionalism of the staff, who were to a man and woman absolutely excellent. A minor problem with our room booking (not the hotel's fault) was resolved with minimal fuss. All staff made us all (six) feel completely relaxed. A special mention must be made of Francesco the concierge and his team who arranged a number of outings as well as transfers, all of which went completely smoothly, but I cannot think of a staff member who did not play his or her part. The staff are really the jewel in the crown at this hotel. All I can say is Bravo! We would love to return!

  • Stayed August 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Amazing, amazing, amazing!! Words cannot describe the location and the impeccable service at this hotel! The hotel has spectacular views and the infinity pool is a jewel. The service is top-notch and we had the most relaxing stay thanks to the staff at this hotel. Housekeeping was excellent.
Lunch at the pool is delicious - the pizza is fresh and tasty. Highly recommend.
Hotel Caruso is worth every penny - we cannot wait to return!!

Room Tip: Our room was facing the hotel entrance which was noisy around 6AM due to deliveries. Would make sure...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is our first time staying at an Orient Express property and for hotel snobs, we were really impressed. Check in was efficient and was given a tour of the entire property which was a nice touch. The gardens are beautiful. While our room was not a suite, we felt it was large and met our needs perfectly. We received a great rate from platinum concierge which included breakfast and a spa credit, so I suggest checking with them before you book directly. Besides the wonderful breakfast, the hotel provides complimentary transportation into Positano and Amalfi along with a complimentary boat ride daily along the Amalfi Coast. We did the boat ride twice and enjoyed it each time. The hotel does not advertise the boat ride so you need to inquire on the times. Lunch at the pool was excellent and as expected expensive. We had the antipasto buffet that was fresh and light and my husband had the pizza. It was nice to spend half a day at the hotel as it is very relaxing and scenery is spectacular. The town of Ravello is charming and did not feel as touristy as Sorrento. We cannot wait to return!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

First ravello and surroundings are stunning. The hotel is up to a good level very classic and traditional but not outdated. It fits the environment but i prefer a slightly more modern touch. Finally a top hotel with friendly staff good service and no arrogance. Internet included (and working). I prfer the jr suite over the suite. The suite does not have great views and a borring bedroom.

Room Tip: As always check the room to see if you like it. Ie 31 and 41 are both jr suites but one is larger wi...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hotel Caruso is a beautiful hotel in beautiful Ravello, Italy. We stayed in a junior suite with a terrace and sea view. The room was nice, terrace small and dark. Management told us on check in that they would show us other rooms the following day but they never did. Food in restaurant was mediocre. We had the meal plan and this did not include the casual poolside restaurant. We ate lunch twice in restaurant- both times I was given the incorrect menu item. My husband's dinner appetizer had an ant crawling in it one night. When these issues are brought to the staffs' attention, the inital reaction is that we were wrong, then it would be handled but never apologized for.Breakfast was good. Housekeeping was excellent.
Concierge made us restaurant reservations that did not exist when we arrived at restaurant. Shuttle never arrived to pick us up in Amalfi- when I called I was told that I wasn't in the right spot!
A drink at the hotel bar is 28 euros.
Our room was over 1700
euros/day. Just not worth it for the level of service they provided. If you are going take least expensive room and do not take half board option. The times we dined outside hotel in small local restaurants were much more enjoyable.
The pool and lounge areas were beautiful .,

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I have traveled the world for the past 35 years, and this Hotel is one of the best I have ever experienced. Not only because the view of the Amalfi coast is breathtaking, not just because the property is amazingly well kept, not even because the food is divine. It's mostly because of the human factor. The staff is warm and welcoming, very professional without being overbearing or intrusive. The people at the Hotel Caruso make you feel like you are family, you are welcome to their home. My wife and I stayed in room 23, interesting layout, with a wonderful view from the balcony. We loved the sunlight in our room in the morning, the smiles of the waiters and the maitre d' at breakfast, the same smiles that followed us in the magnificent infinity pool, the hallways and that had greeted us at our arrival. The food was superb, the service was impeccable and the atmosphere so romantic, it would place a smile on the face of the grumpiest person. I read some of the comments, and can't believe anybody would rate this hotel less than excellent. My wife and I highly recommend this hotel and thank all the staff for being so wonderful during our stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Belmond Hotel Caruso
Address: Piazza San Giovanni del Toro 2, 84010 Ravello, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Ravello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Hotel Caruso 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Belmond Hotel Caruso is located in a former 11th century palace in charming Ravello, perched on a clifftop overlooking the spectacular Amalfi Coast. It boasts 50 splendidly restored rooms, of which 27 suites and 23 double rooms. Each room has its unique style and most boast a stunning sea view and private garden or terrace. Dining facilities include the Belvedere Restaurant with an elegant indoor dining room, an outdoor terrace adorned with ancient columns and an alfresco area close to the pool. It offers a superb selection of delicious Mediterranean food. The Pool Restaurant serves informal luncheons and drinks, as well as a salad buffet and original Neapolitan Pizza cooked in front of guests. Pizza-making lessons are also available. The Cocktail and Piano Bar is located on the first floor of the main building, decorated with original 18th century frescoes. Guests can swim in the incredible infinity swimming pool, seemingly suspended between sea and sky, join the Head Gardner for a special tour of the terraced gardens, relax with a signature treatment at the wellness centre or work out at the gym with a view of the coast. A complimentary shuttle service to Amalfi and Positano and a daily complimentary boat excursion along the coast during summer months are also available. ... more   less 
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