This hotel exceeded my expectations . . . . and did so literally from the time of our arrival when we were escorted to the pool restaurant and had the best pizza we had ever tasted. The staff was exceptional, and I loved the touch of a providing a chilled bottle of prosecco in the room. . . that is the kind of detail which is not a huge expense to the hotel but which creates a huge positive feeling for the guests. And the bellinis? They were simply unbelievable, although we learned it was a special treat for the white peaches to still be growing this late in the season. And we loved the spacious bath and the yummy bath products . . . the most comprehensive and lovely collection I've ever seen in a hotel.
One thing you need to be aware of if visiting here, however, is that you cannot simply "call a cab" to go somewhere in a short time period. The manager got a little huffy when I asked a second time where our taxi was to go to Mama Agata's cooking school since the majority of the cars are doing longer transfers to other cities along the Amalfi Coast, and it takes time to organize someone to be there. So a short ride of less than five minutes to the cooking school and back was really unreasonably expensive. So be forewarned about the transportation issues since Ravello is a walking town only for the most part.
To get there I would recommend the transfer service at Amalfi-drive.com as they had the most economical rates I could find and were exactly on time for each transfer and very professional. And be sure to schedule a day at Mamma Agata's . . . that is a special experience unique to that beautiful coastline.
The Caruson is an incredibly lovely hotel that evokes a special feeling and is worth the expense. Ravello in early autumn is a great place of beauty. Bellisimo!!!!!
- 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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