My husband and I, together with our 12 year old son, decided to celebrate our 25th anniversary in Ravello and chose to return to the Albergo Rufolo. We were not disappointed! The view from the restaurant, terraces and pool must be the best in Ravello and since our last visit 5 years ago the pool and surrounding area had been completely overhauled, which was a very welcome surprise.
The public areas were immaculate, including the restrooms, and without exception we found the staff to be welcoming, friendly and extremely attentive. The service in the restaurant was professional but not intrusive and the food we enjoyed was really first class.
On the weekend of our visit a huge wedding party had taken most of the available rooms in hotels throughout the village, the Rufolo however remained an oasis of calm and tranquillity. On one evening, the staff recommended a restaurant on the other side of the mountain so that we could take full advantage of the best available view for watching the fireworks organised by the family of the newlyweds, a truly spectacular sight.
It is often the case nowadays that every big hotel in a spectacular setting is part of a chain or publicly owned group, and therefore there is often a sense of monotonous uniformity in the decor and overall atmosphere and service. The Rufolo does not suffer from this blandness: from its beautiful hand painted tiles in the bedrooms and public areas to the variety of different outdoor seating areas (tiled, grassed, intimate garden arbour), the feeling of family-run cosiness and attention to detail is a real treat. It is also the case that prestigious hotels in such wonderful settings have no need to rely on good reviews but just trade on their superb geographical situation, which is why we felt it important to write our review because for special occasions it isn’t just the view that counts. We warmly recommend the Rufolo to any traveller to the Amalfi coast and will continue to return in the future for special celebrations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated with a commanding view of the sea the Hotel Rufolo, surrounded by the green of pine trees of the near Villa Rufolo and several towers and belfries, is just in the historic centre of Ravello, a charming ,quiet and unspoiled town, perched high above the Amalfi Coast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rufolo Hotel Ravello