We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A perfect getaway!!”
Review of Villa Maria Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Villa Maria Hotel
Ranked #8 of 21 Hotels in Ravello
Certificate of Excellence
Orange, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A perfect getaway!!”
Reviewed 19 April 2011

Please ignore all the negative reviews for this hotel.. my bags are packed to stay at Villa Maria anytime!
Beautiful hotel, wonderful staff, excellent service. Ravello is amazing, picture perfect views from our balcony (ask for room # 3). The junior suite and you will not be disappointed. The room is huge, has private balconies and verandas bigger than the big room and spectacular views, all yours. The wisteria covered the balcony and it looked amazing.

Best part of Ravello, no cars, no factories, you walk everywhere. We hiked down from the Chiara church via Santa Barbara down to Minori. Excellent walk, good signs on the way and fantastic views of the coast.

Bought a lot of ceramics at the local shops. Shipped to USA via DHL by door to door service. Good to negotiate though. They will give upto 15% discount off their prices.

Room Tip: Ask for room # 3, the junior suite. Worth it!
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank zentraveller101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

423 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    261
    111
    31
    13
    7
See reviews for
50
262
13
7
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (66)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2011

My adult daughter and I spent three nights at Villa Maria for her birthday. We were in a deluxe room with a picture perfect view and patio. It was still a little cool in early April but that was just fine given all of the walking we did. Ravello is a wonderful town and the Villa Maria has great charm and service. We loved the Sinatra style music they played outside and in the restaurant. The breakfasts were wonderful and we enjoyed two dinners that were outstanding. Our only disappointment was with the beds, which were quite uncomfortable. Be aware that the entire area requires walking and steps but it is a wonderful experience. We did the cooking class with Chef Vincenzio and loved it. The whole experience is a memory we will cherish.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Kaiya001
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2011

I visited the restaurant at Villa Maria with my father on a recent trip to Ravello. It was a quiet lunch towards the begining of the season. The weather however was perfect and the views were just stunning. The service was incredibly efficient and the food was simple but perfectly executed. My father had some fried fish delicacies which included some beautifully plump and flavourful anchovies stuffed with polenta and herbs and then breadcrumbed and shallow fried. These were served on lemon leaves which added a zingy undertone to the dish. I had fettucine with pesto and olives which again was simply gorgeous. We both shared an insalata caprese and a bottle of Pinot Grigio....a perfect accompaniment to a near perfect eating experience.

Room Tip: Take a sun hat for the terrace ! :)
See more room tips
  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank RPDinner
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Florence, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2011

I was recently in Ravello for a long weekend and again I decided to stay in Villa Maria. It's the third time i go to Ravello and the third time i stay at Villa Maria. It can just never fail to add a special plus to a true Amalfi Coast experience. I think it rapresent the spirit of Ravello at his best: charme, beauty and class and at the same time will make you feel as comfortable as you were in your home. You are going to remember "Il Professore" Vincenzo Palumbo and his staff for his hospitality, service, professionality and charme. All this to add to what you would expect from a 4 stars hotel. I would even add an extra star for the great restaurant (what a view from the terrace!). Just perfect!
Francesco

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
Helpful?
Thank francescol77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Florence, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 24 March 2011

This is a truly romantic and a hotel with beautiful views. Very quiet and clean bedroom, an attentive and helpful staff. The breakfast is good. There is Wii fi connection to all rooms and I really cannot say enough about the views. I loved this as it was tucked away form everything and did not seem too touristy. It has a beautiful old world charm which I really appreciated!! ¨Professore¨ as the owner is called by everyone is a very charming gentleman. In all it is a place I hope to visit every year.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank hinamadhumal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Naples, Italy
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2011

We are eager to share with those of you who value wonderful experiences…Villa Maria
My wife and I have lived in Italy for many years and enjoy getting away once and a while to escape ‘reality.' We discovered Villa Maria some time ago while strolling along one of the many cobblestone paths of Ravello, after a summer concert. Attracted by the beautiful garden terrace, we popped our heads in and were impressed by its character and beauty. Many years later, the memory still lingered, we finally made our reservation and stepped into what has become one our most treasured memories. The experience Villa Maria offers in quality, service, elegance and cuisine is at the level of any top European Relais, but at an affordable price.

Villa Maria is a place suspended in time; a villa devoted to meeting the high standards of an Italian noble family. The current owners, with pride and great effort, successfully preserve this home with its enchanting atmosphere, solid wood banisters, ornate silvers, antique mirrors, amazing antique chandeliers and Vietri tiles, all of a workmanship that today no longer exists. The room numbers are more like #2, or room # 5, not 232 or 541! But you will hear nothing outside beyond soft music and birds in the garden; they have a great regard for their guests’ privacy.

Their staff is young, energetic and respectful; they are available to offer the modern services of the best international getaways, probably without helicopter services, but with the personal touch that makes all the difference. You feel that behind them is the guidance of an experienced, well structured family business and the personalized attention only a family run business can give. You are treated as though you have been invited by a wonderful family as a most prestigious guest, pampered and treated consistently with courtesy, and a desire to make your stay one of great pleasure.

The restaurant merits its own compliments. The cuisine is excellent, above any we have tried in Ravello. The chef is talented; the service superb. It is comparable to the best we’ve experienced on the Amalfi Coast.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Vesuvio32
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
surrey
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2011

we were looking for somewhere to stay nr pompeii / versuvius with two of our sons aged 10 and 14. the villa maria is in the beautiful hilltop town of ravello on the amalfi coast. the hotel has magnificent views of the sea and mountains, visible from our rooms, the dining room and outside terrace. the owner and his staff are utterly charming and could not have been more helpful. there is a large kitchen garden next to the hotel that the owner, mr palumbo, showed us with justifiable pride. he picked some fresh fennel and prepared it for us himself as we played chess and enjoyed the view. we will definitely go back. TIP: parking it tricky in ravello, the hotel has a car park but make sure you hire something small as the streets are tight and narrow nearby.

Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
Helpful?
Thank roger c
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Ravello hotels
0.5 mi away
Ravello Art Hotel Marmorata, BW Premier Collection
0.4 mi away
Belmond Hotel Caruso
Belmond Hotel Caruso
#3 of 21 in Ravello
5.0 of 5 bubbles 709 reviews
0.3 mi away
Palazzo Avino
Palazzo Avino
#1 of 21 in Ravello
5.0 of 5 bubbles 703 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Hotel Parsifal Antico Convento del 1288
0.3 mi away
Villa Piedimonte
Villa Piedimonte
#5 of 21 in Ravello
4.5 of 5 bubbles 191 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Villa Maria Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Villa Maria Hotel

Property: Villa Maria Hotel
Address: Via Santa Chiara 2, 84010, Ravello, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Ravello
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ravello
#10 Family Hotel in Ravello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Maria Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the historic centre between the Clarisse nunnery and S. Francis Convent, in a restful aristocratic area so much as to be chosen, the only hotel in the area, by the French guide-book "Relais du Silence" as an oasis of peace and by the Italian "Charme e Relax" as Ravello's pearl. Villa Maria assures his guests in addition to maximum tranquillity also the most services including the parking of nearby Hotel Giordano (of the same property) where it is possible to park for free the car and take advantage of free luggage handling and of the swimming pool (parking and swimming pool situated at the sister HOtel Giordano, approx. 5 Minutes walking distance). Rich and interesting is the history of this villa which was roman noble Marquis de Cinque family's manor, an history which blends with Ravello's and the Amalfi Coast's. The structure, while preserving the elegant forms of a lordly mansion, in the years has undergone noteworthy redecorations which have fashioned its actual splendour. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Ebookers, Priceline, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Cancelon, Evoline ltd, HRS and HotelQuickly so you can book your Villa Maria Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Maria

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing