Belmond Hotel Caruso

Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

At a Glance

  • Housed in a medieval aristocratic palace, Belmond Hotel Caruso retains much of its original decor and many of its historic architectural features

  • The view of the surrounding mountains and sparking sunlit sea from the hotel's infinity pool, is truly breath-taking

  • A member of the prestigious Belmond group, the hotel offers the highest possible level of accommodation and friendly service to its guests, in one of the most exclusive areas of the Amalfi Coast.

  • Enjoy a delicious meal at the Belvedere Restaurant, made with local Mediterranean ingredients, for a dazzling view of the Amalfi Coast 

  • The hotel is just a few minutes walking distance from the centre of Ravello, where you can enjoy an afternoon aperitif at one of the elegant bars on the charming Piazza Vescovado under the shadow of the iconic Duomo di Ravello.

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The best time to visit the Amalfi Coast is in spring or late summer, when temperatures are pleasant and humidity levels are low. In July and August the climate is hot and humid, while the area is busy with tourists. Hotels in the Amalfi Coast tend to close for the winter, starting in October until they reopen in late March or April.

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Insider's View

It will be hard to pull yourself away from the infinity pool. The sublime pool area overlooks the undeveloped mountains and stunning coastline.

The hotel offers complimentary transport to the towns of Amalfi and Positano which are must visits.

The gardens at the Caruso are wonderful - they grow all their own fruit, vegetables and herbs so the colours and smells are amazing.

Don't worry about forgetting your book or charging your Kindle as you can pick up one up on your way to the pool!

The two-day aged dough they use for the pizzas is incredible!

Learn more about the Amalfi Coast’s famous lemons by booking the Lemon Experience with the hotel which takes you to a local farm where the owners explain how lemons are grown and used in cooking and of course how limoncello is made.

There are so many nooks and crannies within the hotel grounds, all with sublime views so honeymooners can find a quiet corner to relax.

Take the hotel's boat tour of the Amalfi Coast. A great way to see the area without the crowds!

Enjoy a picnic with panoramic views in the medieval Sant'Estachio Church, the first Republic of Amalfi.

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Description

Perched 365m above sea level, Belmond Hotel Caruso commands spectacular views over the Sorrento Peninsula. Steeped in history and tradition, the hotel has been beautifully renovated and is an ultra-luxurious base from which to explore the Amalfi coast.

Belmond Hotel Caruso is located in Ravello, on the beautiful Sorrento Peninsula. This spectacular hotel is perched on the highest point of the Ravello cliffs, 365m above the sea, with wonderful views over the Amalfi coast.

Belmond Hotel Caruso was originally built in the 11th century as a palace by a patrician Roman family. The present palace was completed in 1600, when much of its ancient splendour and original ornament was restored.

Belmond Hotel Caruso has recently undergone a total refurbishment whilst still maintaining the beautiful frescoed ceilings and some elements of the medieval architecture, and finished with classical Italian furniture. There is a wonderful cliff top infinity pool and two restaurants offering local Italian delicacies.

The hotel is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the views over the sparkling sea, and to explore other delightful places along the Divine Coast including Capri, Positano, Amalfi and Sorrento, or the historical sites at Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum. Take the complimentary boat trip from Amalfi to Positano, the perfect way to discover the hidden creeks and bays along the coast and the stunning scenery.

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Accommodation

Belmond Hotel Caruso offers a breathtaking range of possibilities for guests. There are 48 very spacious rooms and suites, each with its own unique style, most with stunning sea views and a terrace and many also with a private garden. The furniture reflects Neapolitan style and tradition and has been exclusively created for Belmond Hotel Caruso. Each room has a safe, air-conditioning, broadband, satellite TV, bathrobes and hairdryers.

Childcare

Children are very welcome to come and stay at Belmond Hotel Caruso. However, there are no specific facilities available except for babysitting on request.

Facilities

There are two restaurants, both affording peerless vistas of the Amalfi Coast. Careful attention is paid to the freshness of the food, which is immediately apparent in the mouth-watering selection of mozzarella, local vegetables, fish and meat. Traditional Neapolitan and regional Italian dishes are the speciality.The hotel boasts a large infinity swimming pool and an in-room spa: spoil yourself and unwind every day with massage and beauty treatments in the comfort and privacy of your own room.

Activities

Take a complimentary boat excursion or shuttle service from Amalfi to Positano exploring the glamorous coasts that have attracted the rich and famous for centuries. There is a tennis court and tennis coaching available nearby.

Reviews

4

Sarah Byrne (Staff)

The Caruso is an icon and for good reason, managing to offer all that you could need as well as a perfect location, to die for pizzas and a stunning infinity pool.

5

Fiona Bickmore (Staff)

This hotel has got the WOW factor in more ways than one.

I could write all about how amazing it is but words just do not do it justice. The Caruso sits up above the Amalfi coast in a little hilltop town called Ravello so as you can imaging the views are out of this world. From the edge of the infinity pool you can relate to the King of the World moment in Titanic!! The gardeners work wonders here, you can wander through the fruit, vegetable and herb gardens admiring the colours and taking in the different fragrances. Ravello itself has a main piazza and lots of little cobbled streets on which you will stumble across lots of very reasonably priced restaurants.

Experiences

  • Cooking class in Amalfi

    Learn how to create traditional recipes from the Amalfi Coast in a private cooking class under the guidance of a professional chef. Located in a lemon farmhouse, you'll discover the techniques behind some of the region's most loved dishes.

  • Hiking and wine tasting on Mount Vesuvius

    Join your private hiking guide to explore Mount Vesuvius, one of the world's most famous volcanoes. Hike up to the crater before enjoying lunch at a winery at the base of the volcano.

  • Hiking the Path of the Gods

    The Path of the Gods is a spectacular trail leading from Agerola to Nocelle, offering breathtaking views along the Amalfi Coast. Walk the route with your private guide and learn about local life in this once remote region.

  • Mozzarella experience on the Amalfi Coast

    Visit a family-owned farm and discover how delicious mozzarella is made in the village of Tramonti on the Amalfi Coast. Enjoy a tour of the farm before learning the techniques and processes used to create mozzarella.

  • Private tour of Capri

    Explore the picturesque island of Capri and, with your private guide, learn about the history of this famed island which has been celebrated for its beauty since the Roman Empire.

  • Visit a limoncello farm

    Discover one of the Amalfi Coast's most celebrated delicacies at a local limoncello farm, where you'll learn about the production process and sample some of the delicious liqueur.

  • Visit Pompeii

    Discover the ancient Roman world and its fascinating culture with a visit to Pompeii, a city almost perfectly preserved by the ash from Mount Vesuvius erupting in 79 AD.

Holiday Ideas

  • Honeymoon on the Amalfi Coast

    Praiano, Capri & Ravello

    from £4700 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights

    • This ultimate honeymoon itinerary offers spectacular scenery, idyllic beaches and delicious Italian cusisine
    • Discover the natural wonders of Capri with a private boat trip around the island
    • Spend days relaxing by the water or exploring the picturesque towns along the coast

Location & directions

Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Located on the highest point of Ravello, the hotel is perched on a cliff top 1150ft (350mt) above sea level overlooking the spectacular Mediterranean.

How to get there

It is a 2-hour 50-minute flight to Naples Capodichino. The hotel is a scenic 1-hour drive from Naples International Airport.

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