Palazzo Avino

Palazzo Avino

Ravello, Italy

At a Glance

  • Michelin star restaurant serving beautifully crafted Italian specialties

  • Private beach club with complimentary shuttle service throughout the day

  • Terrace bar and lounge with fabulous panoramic vistas

  • Ideally located in the pretty village of Ravello for day trips to Capri and Pompeii

  • Stylish decor combines original features with beautiful antique furnishings and light, airy rooms

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Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

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

Relax on the rooftop solarium at Palazzo Avino and take a dip in one of the two whirlpools. This is the most serene place to watch the sunset with a drink in hand.

A meal at Rossellini's is a must whether or not you are lucky enough to be staying at Palazzo Avino. The food is the best in Ravello and the view beyond compare!

Be sure to request a room with a balcony or terrace to watch the incredible sunset and keep those curtains open ready for sunrise.

Hit the treadmill and enjoy an amazing view of the bay!

The location of the hotel means you are steps from Ravello center and all its charm.

Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Palazzo Avino or take a look at our itineraries to Amalfi Coast and south

Description

Overlooking the azure waters of the Amalfi this historic 12th century Palazzo in the pretty village of Ravello offers luxurious rooms, an indulgent spa and Michelin star dining, all with breathtaking views and five-star service.

Palazzo Avino (formerly Palazzo Sasso) was originally built as a private villa for an Italian noble family and still retains many of its original features. Perched high on the cliffs some 1000 feet above the Mediterranean, the hotel makes the most of its incredible location with light and airy marble interiors and stunning vistas from almost every room.

Palazzo Avino's Michelin star restaurant provides some of the best scenery from the panoramic terrace and serves exquisite food created by executive chef Michele Deleo. The a la carte menu features Italian specialties paired with a handpicked regional wine list. There are also two terrace bars and even the luxurious spa looks out across the cliffs to the dazzling water below.

If you can tear yourself away from the scenery, the hotel offers cooking lessons as well as horse-riding, tennis and scuba diving. A boat trip along the coast or across to Capri is also highly recommended or you could head down to the hotel's private beach club to soak up the sun. Either way, a glass of Prosecco back on the terrace, watching the sun set, is the perfect way to round off the day.

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Accommodation

Each of the 43 elegant rooms and suites are decorated with hand made Vietri tiles, antique carpets and furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries. All rooms feature satellite TV, a minibar, iPod docking station and Bulgari amenities. Rooms come with either a mountain or sea view and all suites have a full sea view with either a balcony or terrace.

King Double Room - Sea View

King Double Rooms offer a sea view & feature large windows with enchanting vistas of the Mediterranean Sea. All bathrooms have either Jacuzzi bath or Jacuzzi shower. Size: 20 square meters. King or twin beds.

Queen Double Room with partial sea view

Queen Double Room with partial sea view. 16 square meters with queen or twin beds

Superior Double Room Mountain Side

Superior Double Room Mountain Side - These rooms are comfortable in size and face the mountain or the charming pedestrian street. All bathrooms have either Jacuzzi bath or Jacuzzi shower. 28 square meters with king or twin beds.

King Double Room Mountain Side

King Double Room Mountain Side - These rooms face the mountain or the charming pedestrian street. All bathrooms have either Jacuzzi bath or Jacuzzi shower. 20 square meters with king or twin beds.

Junior Suite Sea View

Junior Suite Sea View - These suites are composed of a large bedroom with a sitting area, large bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. 40 square meters with king or twin beds.

Superior Junior Suite Sea View

Superior Junior Suite Sea View - These spacious junior suites are composed of a large bedroom with a sitting area, large bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, all overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. 45 square meters with king or twin beds.

De Luxe Suite Sea View and Terrace

De Luxe Suite Sea View and Terrace - these open-plan suites have large living rooms, large bathrooms with Jacuzzi baths and offer terraces overlooking the brilliant blue Mediterranean Sea. Up to 50 square meters with terraces of varying sizes. King or twin beds.

Suite Orizzonte Sea View and Balcony

Suite Orizzonte Sea View and Balcony - This elegant one bedroom suite with living area includes a large bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. Four full windows overlook the Mediterranean Sea and there is a balcony suitable for breakfast or dinner. 80 square meters + balcony of 6 square meters. King or twin beds.

Suite Belvedere Sea View and Terrace

Suite Belvedere Sea View and Terrace - Situated on one of the garden levels of the hotel, this very private suite has a large living area with steps up to an open master bedroom. The living area features a Jacuzzi hot tub ‘center stage’ and is adjoined by a large outdoor terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea that is ideal for dining ‘al fresco’. 80 square meters + terrace of 40 square meters. King or twin beds.

Infinito Suite Sea View and Terrace

Infinito Suite Sea View and Terrace - This is the largest and most beautiful suite in the hotel. Situated on the top floor of the building, this bi-level suite is composed of one large living room including a dining area, one bedroom and one large bathroom with both a Jacuzzi bath and separate large shower. There is also an additional guest bathroom in the living room area. On the top floor there is a relaxing area that leads onto a very large private outdoor terrace with an amazing view over the Amalfi Coast. The terrace features a Jacuzzi hot tub and a large dining area - perfect for private dinners! 100 square meters + terrace of 50 square meters. King or twin beds.

Queen Double Room Mountain Side

Queen Double Room on Mountain Side of hotel. 16 square meters with queen bed

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Palazzo Avino. However, there are no dedicated facilities available at the hotel.

Facilities

Rossellinis Restaurant has recently been awarded a Michelin star under the direction of executive chef Michele Deleo, whose impressive culinary history includes “Le Crillon des Gourmets ” in Paris, as well as the renowned “Tantris” in Munich. The restaurant features a beautiful panoramic terrace as well as a dramatic indoor dining room.

Terrazza Belvedere provides a less formal option, serving an array of delicious snacks, small bites and fresh pasta dishes, while the new Lobster & Martini Bar on the outdoor terrace offers fresh local lobster paired with Champagne or Prosecco, as well as 65 varieties of Martini. At sunset the hotel's spacious lounge bar and terrace, Caffè dell’Arte provides a perfect setting for pre-dinner drinks, with fabulous views across the mountains and over the glittering water.

The spa offers a range of treatments as well as a hydro pool, Turkish bath and an open-air fitness area, again all with breathtaking views. There are also two rooftop Jacuzzis, an outdoor heated swimming pool and panoramic sun terraces.

The private beach club which includes a small swimming pool and casual restaurant is located in the small town of Marmorata, a 15 minutes drive from Ravello. The hotel operates a complimentary shuttle service to and from the beach throughout the day.

Reviews

5

Louise Dragman-Renz (Staff)

Everything about Palazzo Avino is perfect. From the moment you step into the hotel you are shown such a high level of hospitality and care from the attentive staff that you will feel like you are home. It is hard to find a hotel that offers a discreet level of attention with the warmest welcome but Palazza Avino achieves this in every aspect of service. An absolute treat is the quality of the room with antique carpets and 18th century furniture - this made for one of the comfiest nights sleep I have ever had, waking up to commanding views over the Amalfi Coast and a view of sunrise right from my bed. Spoil yourself with an early morning swim in the heated outdoor pool that is nestled on the cliffside surrounded by the hotel's lush gardens or venture up to the rooftop for a soak in the whirlpools while watching the sunset over this beautiful coastline.

5

Gwen Nicol (Staff)

Palazzo Avino is an absolute dream. Perched high on a cliff in the hilltop village of Ravello, this luxury hotel exudes classic Italian elegance and the service was the best I have experienced anywhere in the world. The rooms are light and bright, each decorated with crisp white linens and classic Italian antiques. The views of the Amalfi Coast and the sea cannot be beat and you will enjoy waking up to the beautiful sunrise each morning. Dinner in the Michelin-starred Rossellini's Restaurant was unforgettable; the food was delicious, the service was attentive and even the live music was a treat. Ravello is a lovely medieval village that is a retreat from the crowds in Positano and Amalfi and after a day exploring the coast, it is nice to return to the peaceful small town. Palazzo Avino should be on everyone's bucket list, it was definitely one of my favorite hotels in Italy.

5

Georgina Carlisle (Staff)

When you thought Ravello couldnt get any more perfect, you step into this wonderful hotel and your breath is taken away yet again! Not many can compete with this view over the Amalfi Coast. The pink palace is perched on the clifftops of Ravello with its charming restaurants and rooms that overlook the terraced gardens and rooftops below. The hotel is located in one of Amalfi's most wonderful villages, Ravello, with its manicured Cimbrone Gardens, trattorias and little boutiques that trail off from the main square. Even though it is perched on the clifftops, the hotel does have its own beach club which is well worth leaving the hotel for, especially as the hotel organizes shuttle rides to and from it each day. The highlight for me was dinner at Rossellini's. It naturally takes advantage of the view located at the front of the hotel on the terrace and gives guests the most jaw-dropping view, it is easily the most romantic place I have been to! Everything from the aperitif to the most fabulous choice of breads wows you, a highlight being the local live singers serenading you in the background.

4

Sarah Byrne (Staff)

A heavenly hotel with the most serene atmosphere. The perfect place to soak up the Amalfi lifestyle.

5

James Ferguson (Staff)

The Palazzo Avino, formerly known as Palazzo Sasso, is one of the most established luxury hotels on the Amalfi Coast. Located in Ravello, its most picturesque town, the Palazzo Avino now also features an exclusive beach club reached by a 15 minute shuttle bus ride, giving it the edge over other Ravello hotels with no access to the sea.

Experiences

  • Capri by boat

    Explore the picture-perfect island of Capri by boat. Sail to the famous Blue Grotto with its dazzling azure cave and admire the Faraglioni rocks which rise out of the ocean. Relax and swim in the crystal-clear sea before returning to shore.

  • Capri Explorer

    Discover the glamorous island of Capri and its wonderful ocean views. Visit Anacapri and the pretty gardens of Villa San Michele, plus Capri town’s quaint piazza. There’s also time to wander the elegant boutiques for which the island is famed.

  • Guided walk on the Path of the Gods

    Connecting the hilltop villages of Agerola and Nocelle, the Path of the Gods is a spectacular walk offering breathtaking views across the Amalfi Coast. Join your private guide and discover the incredible natural beauty of this celebrated area.

  • Mount Vesuvius and Winery

    Climb active Mount Vesuvius for spectacular views across the Gulf of Naples and Sorrento Peninsula. You will reach the crater rim and learn about the volcano’s history from an alpine guide. Afterwards, relax with an afternoon of wine tasting.

  • Naples tour and pizza masterclass

    Discover the historic center of Naples, one of Italy's oldest cities, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to fabulous museums, impressive churches and stunning palazzos, there is plenty to explore before learning how to make a real Neapolitan pizza.

  • Path of the Gods Trek

    Walk the famous Path of the Gods trek through some of the Amalfi Coast’s most stunning scenery. Look out over the ocean from your hilltop vantage point and admire the charming villages and dramatic coastline below.

  • Private Positano cooking class

    Try your hand at traditional Italian cooking with a private cookery class in the heart of beautiful Positano. Your expert chef will teach you the secrets behind this Mediterranean cuisine before you prepare and enjoy a delicious four-course meal.

  • Private tour of the Amalfi Coast

    Explore the attractive Amalfi Coast and admire its dramatic ocean views. Discover Ravello’s picturesque hilltop gardens, visit Amalfi’s charming cathedral and explore the bustling streets of Positano.

  • Sorrento Culinary Tour

    Get a taste of Sorrento on a guided walking tour around the town’s traditional eateries. Try local cheese, sample Italian cured meats and watch how pizza is made. You will also visit a lemon grove to see how the famous liqueur, limoncello, is produced.

Vacation Ideas

  • Amalfi Coast to Puglia in style

    Ravello, Basilicata & Puglia

    from $4700 pp 9 nights

    • Impeccable and friendly service
    • Delicious breakfasts with a different flavour smoothie each morning
    • Iced water in cool boxes for every couple on the beach

Location & directions

Ravello, Italy

Palazzo Avino is located in the picturesque hilltop village of Ravello on the Amalfi coast. The hotel is 60 km from Naples and 25km from Salerno train station.

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