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“Beautiful Ravello”
Review of Villa Maria Hotel

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Villa Maria Hotel
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Ravello
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 May 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Villa Maria for 4 nights in May 2013.Although this is a small family run hotel the service is exceptional with very professional and friendly staff. Its lovely restaurant on a beautiful terrace is reason enough to book this hotel.There was a fantastic choice of food for breakfast including hot and cold selections.We decided to take advantage of the half board supplement which included a four course dinner with choices for each course and a different menu every evening. The food was excellent with fresh ingredients from the family's organic garden.Our superior room was spacious with a very comfortable bed, spotlessly clean with well appointed ensuite facilities. There was a beautiful view from the balcony of both the mountains and the sea.The general ambience of the hotel is of a welcoming family home with a lovely large lounge and small terraced garden. Although this hotel does not have a swimming pool the facilities including pool can be used at its sister Hotel Giordano a few minutes walk away. Ravello itself is a lovely medieval town with beautiful narrow streets and stunning views in every direction. The Hotel Villa Maria itself is situated between the Duomo in the main square and the Villa Cimbrone making it ideal for exploring Ravello but also for staying in a quiet and relaxing spot away from the crowds.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Excellent small boutique luxury hotel.
Great service and friendly staff who were very helpful and welcoming.
Lots of character in the rooms and main buildings
Amazing view from everywhere in the hotel!
Great location and free parking for guests.
Great buffet breakfast with choice of cooked eggs on request.

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Ravello is a great location for a home base when exploring the Amalfi Coast. I like Ravello because many of the other cities are too touristy, attracting the tour-bus crowd. Because of its location, Ravello can't get too overly crowded. The cost of this advantage is that you must either walk or take a taxi to the other cities like Positano or Amalfi. (My wife and I are the type that prefer walking.)
There are many great hotels in there, but the are really expensive. Villa Maria is not inexpensive, but it is reasonable. It has a great location near Villa Cimbrone on the point that juts out into the Mediterranean. The rooms are pretty large and furnished with antiques. The restaurant is one of the best in a town with several Michelin star restaurants. The staff is great and the hotel is quite and clean.

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1  Thank David B
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We spent a couple of nights here and loved it. It's 10 minutes' walk uphill from the square - something I'd failed to notice before we set off with our bags - so it's a good idea to call ahead and get the hotel to meet you and take your bags up. The service was first class, as were the views and restaurant. Not cheap but I suppose you get what you pay for. One (slight) grumble may be the quality of the beds / mattresses ... put perhaps I'm being picky now.

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

I had a room overlooking some of the most gorgeous views I've ever seen. The hotel is perched on a hilltop in Ravello, with incredible views of the sea, little towns, and terraced gardens. The room was lovely, the service fantastic, and the food was excellent. The hotel is family-run, and the pride they take in the hotel and restaurant shows. Everything about the grounds and restaurant is beautifully designed, with attention to detail in every aspect. The hotel also shares a pool with its sister hotel, where you can lounge in the sun an soak in the beauty. This is altogether one of the most relaxing places I've ever been, with wonderful staff responsive to every need. I highly recommend a spritz or cocktail in the lounge area of the restaurant at sunset. The hotel is also surrounded by the lovely town of Ravello, with a number of famous sights nearby, such as Villa Cimbrone, and is a stunning 30 minute walk down beautiful stairways to the sea and the town of Amalfi. Overall, I couldn't recommend Hotel Villa Maria more highly!! I will definitely be returning!

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

This place is a little gem - great restaurant and so much more ambience than Caruso and at a fraction of the price. The pool is a short trek away though and you can't park slap bang outside. The music ( schmolzy) was frankly an irritant but the attentive staff turned it off or changed it when asked. We ll be going back !

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Reviewed 27 April 2013

We had a very nice room with great views. But it is the common areas, grounds and dreamy views that make this hotel so special. We were here only one night but wished we could have stayed longer. If you are going to the Amalfi Coast spending time in Ravello is a must and I highly recommend Hotel Maria. The Staff was also very friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed the cooking class

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Additional Information about 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:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Ravello
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ravello
#10 Family Hotel in Ravello
Price Range: £126 - £462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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