This is a beautiful old norman castle that has the most incredible setting.
We were very well looked after by Dominique and Paulo.
It is great value for what is essentially a bed and breakfast hotel (with basic rooms) - but this suited us.
Ignore any complaints about the stairs, they carry all your luggage for you and the minimal exercise keeps the guests young and fit. It really is not an issue.
We loved the access to the sea and the feeling that the hotel was a private villa.
Would highly recommend this as a launch pad to experience the Amalfi coast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Scarpariello Relais is a bed and breakfast with charm and history built in 1533 by the University of Ravello as part of the coastal fortifications for the Amalfi villages against the invasion of pirates.A destination with breathtaking seaview suites, apartments and rooms for your ultimate vacation on the Amalfi Coast. Villa Scarpariello Relais is in the heart of the coast, strategically located in Ravello off the main road to Amalfi. An enchanting and scenic natural seaside setting overlooking the mediterrean sea.Entering the Villa you step into the past leaving the road behind you to stroll among perfumed lemon groves, magnificent terraces and colorful gardens. You find precious antiques statues and columns of the period. Villa Scarpariello Relais makes you breathe the authentic and charming atmosphere while you relax and absorbe the tranquilty of the moment. The Villa has witnessed many historical events and hosted famous guests. Today as in the past, the owners of this unique location accomodate couples, friends and families, combining local style, hospitality and elegance. This fifteenth century gem on the Amalfi Coast is characterised by its patios overlooking the mediterrean sea, a salt water swimming pool on the cliff face, sun lounging decks with private access to the sea and a private parking lot. Villa Scarpariello Relais is a perfect settings for special events, weddings, symbolic ceremonies and romantic getaways.This gorgeous location and the exclusive identity of this medieval tower represent a magical spot from the past brought to a modern day. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Scarpariello Hotel Ravello