Amalfi Coast, Italy
A word of warning: you’ll need a head for heights if you’re to enjoy a stay at the Hotel Caruso. Admittedly, the hotel isn’t at altitude, but it is perched at the highest point of the hill town of Ravello, and you simply won’t be able to escape the dramatic views of the Amalfi Coast spread out below you.
Member of the Belmond Collection of worldwide hotels, trains and cruises, the Hotel Caruso has the most spectacular location. 50 luxurious suites and rooms occupy a beautifully restored former palace dating back to 1800, and while the fresco-lined interiors are very special too, this hotel’s true magic lies in its setting.
Extensive terraced gardens are planted with rows of scented citrus groves, rose-shaded pergolas lead the eye through to original medieval walls, and the swimming pool at the Hotel Caruso simply has to be seen to be believed. Apparently suspended above the Gulf of Sorrento miles below, the water seems to spill down the cliff; truly an infinity pool to top all others. Pool butlers will bring you an iPod loaded with tunes of your choice to complement the view; or perhaps you’d like a fresh juice as you soak in the panorama.
The beautiful town of Ravello overlooks the Amalfi Coast from its privileged ‘birds nest’ position, and Hotel Caruso offers complimentary boat cruises around the coastline, as well as a shuttle service to nearby Amalfi and Positano. Perhaps the best time to visit Ravello is during the summer months and the Ravello Festival (or “Wagner Festival”) of music and the arts.
The Belmond Hotel Caruso’s Belvedere restaurant serves traditional Neapolitan and Italian dishes on the large outdoor terrace, or, during high summer, within the gardens themselves. The hotel also has a poolside bar and a cocktail bar featuring live piano music.
Finally, the Caruso offers guests a wide range of spa treatments in its Wellness Centre.
Belmond Hotel Caruso Information
- Location & Getting There
Situated on the Amalfi Coast perched at the highest point of the hill town of Ravello, the hotel is a 60-minute drive from Naples' Capodichino International Airport.
50 luxurious suites and rooms occupy this beautifully-restored former palace dating back to 1800. The Double rooms either overlook sun-drenched seas or lush terraced gardens, with a private terrace in the Deluxe Sea View Double Room. Superior Junior Suites feature picture-postcard windows, while Deluxe Junior Suites boast a private balcony with sun-loungers, some even with a private garden. Suites are exquisitely furnished and spacious, providing a separate living space with a magnificent terrace equipped with sunbeds. Exclusive suites are for the discerning travellers who desire unrivalled sea views from the furnished terrace and own private garden, together with a beautifully-appointed living area.
- Swimming pool
- Fitness centre
- Dining: 2 restaurants, 2 bars
Join the daily boat tours to explore the beautiful Amalfi Coast, go for a volcano walk, or simply drive along the coast. A cruise to the enchanting Blue Island or helicopter tours for even better sightseeing are not to be missed
Children are provided with a welcome kit, a variety of children’s DVDs, tennis lessons, Segway tours, walking tours of Ravello, and can be taught the art of making pizza.