Where to Stay in Ravello

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Updated: November 7, 2023
By Santorini Dave

Our Favorite Hotels in Ravello

• 5-star: Palazzo Avino
• 4-star: Villa Piedimonte
• 3-star: Parsifal
• For couples: Palazzo Avino
• For families: Palazzo Avino
• Best pool: Caruso
• Best view: Caruso

View from above Palazzo Avino in Ravello with a pool, grassy lawn, and pink umbrellas overlooking the Amalfi Coast.

Sweeping views over the Amalfi Coast from Palazzo Avino Hotel.

Best Places to Stay in Ravello

  • Ravello is located about in the middle of the Amalfi Coast region but up in the mountains, not on the sea. From this lofty perch, most hotels here offer panoramic views over the dramatic coastline, sea, and mountains terraced with lemon groves. At its widest point, central Ravello is just under one kilometer across, and many streets are pedestrian-only, making a car unnecessary (even a bit of a hassle). Every attraction and almost all restaurants, shops, and hotels are reachable within a 5-minute walk (10 if you’re staying on the very edge of town).
  • Romantic Ravello’s main attractions include the 11th-century cathedral (AKA the Duomo), which sits on a charming piazza just steps away from the other main sight, Villa Rufolo, a 13th-century gem surrounded by gardens with a viewpoint atop its tallest tower. The closest public beaches are in the town of Minori and the tiny hamlet, Castiglione, about a 15-minute drive away.
  • First-time visitors to Ravello should stay in the city center to best experience its vibrant atmosphere and wander the gorgeous footpaths that connect the small cafes, galleries, and public gardens. Palazzo Avino and Caruso are the best-located hotels in Ravello.
  • Although Ravello is a dream, one of the most beautiful towns on the Amalfi Coast, it’s relatively remote location in the mountains makes it a less-than-ideal home base for exploring the region by public transportation. From here, you would need to get a bus to Amalfi, then transfer to a second bus to reach most towns on the coast. Plan on staying in Ravello for a time to rest, relax, and explore the town on its own before or after staying in one of the coastal towns to enjoy the wider region.

The 6 Best Hotels in Ravello

1. Palazzo Avino – Luxury

Pink and white striped umbrellas and sunbeds on a lush lawn overlooking the sea at Palazzo Avino in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast
Hotel phone: +39 089 818 181
Five-star luxury hotel with a heated pool, rooftop jacuzzi, and a holistic spa. Guest also have exclusive access to a private beach club in Marmorata (with free shuttle service) from the first of May to the end of September. The culinary program is top-notch with fine and casual dining, a cocktail bar, and a lobster and martini bar – all with jaw-dropping views over the rugged Amalfi coastline to the sea. Rooms and suites in this 12th-century villa vary in size and layout; some have walk-in showers with separate tubs, a balcony or terrace, and mountain or sea views. Superb location in the heart of Ravello, next to the garden Principessa di Piemonte and just a short walk to the Duomo and Villa Rufalo.

2. Caruso – Luxury

Infinity pool reflecting the sky and clouds and facing the sea at Caruso hotel in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast
Hotel phone: +39 089 858 801
Exquisite hotel in an 11th-century palazzo with a sea-view infinity pool, fine and casual dining, and a wellness center with outdoor massage. Lounge poolside or join in one of the many bespoke activities only available to Caruso guests, including a boat trip to a private, island beach, gozzo (fishermen’s boat) excursions, wine tours, cooking lessons, guided hikes, and more. The palazzo boasts original frescoes throughout the property, even in some guest rooms. Rooms and suites feature elegant decor with sea or mountain views, and balconies, terraces, or private gardens. Ideal location next to the Giardino Principessa di Piemonte and about a 5-minute walk to the main piazza, where you’ll find the Duomo and Villa Rufolo.

3. Villa Cimbrone – Luxury

Outside Villa Cimbrone with its bridge and 12th-century architecture facing the sea in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast
Hotel phone: +39 089 857 459
A converted 12th-century estate with stunning views and gardens. Nice pool area and bar. Do expect some walking to access hotel from the village, about 10 minutes on foot.

4. Villa Piedimonte – Luxury

Pool terrace and sunbed sets with a view over the sea at Villa Piedimonte in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast
Hotel phone: +39 089 745 0036
Relaxed luxury hotel with a pool, all-day bistro, and panoramic views over the coast. Each room is unique, but most have private balconies or patios. Some have separate showers and jetted baths, sofa beds, and views toward the garden, pool, or sea. Tranquil location near Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium, about a 10-minute walk uphill to central Ravello. A free shuttle is available by reservation to get you into town and back.

5. Parsifal – Midrange

Garden in bloom with a koi pond and view to the sea and mountains at Parsifal hotel in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast
Hotel phone: +39 089 745 0036
Ancient hilltop convent converted into a boutique hotel with a solarium, a Mediterranean restaurant, and a free continental breakfast offered daily. All guestrooms have private bathrooms, some rooms feature balconies with views of the Amalfi Coast. Set on a small piazza on the edge of town, the hotel is less than a 10-minute walk to the center of Ravello on a mostly flat route.

6. Villa Casale Residence – Midrange

Hotel phone: +39 089 857 412
Located a short walk to Villa Rufolo (150m) and the Ravello Cathedral (100m), this property features an outdoor swimming pool and sweeping views of the Amalfi Coast. Apartment-style rooms include full kitchens, private bathrooms, and balconies or patios.

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