This was a mixd bag. We entered through a beautiful garden with a fountain and abundant flowers beds overlooking a jaw-dropping view. Classical architectural pieces were embedded in the cloister entryway wall. The reception room was attractive. The staff was just charming, attentive, knowledgeable —probably the nicest people we met in our two-week trip. The food was delicious. I especially recall a succulent fish stew of miniature squid.
Our room had the most spectacular view—see the Parsifal website—it is even better than it looks online. But it was a most uncomfortable room. Terribly small and we kept barking our shins wherever we moved. Space only for one suitcase—we had three—and we didn’t want to unpack into the drawers and wardrobe. We had trouble using the TV and WiFi was only available in the entry reception area. The bath was so tight that you jabbed yourself with odd, protruding knobs when using the toilet. The shower curtain hung from something that looked like a failed high school science project. The towels were like sandpaper. There was no built in (or elsewhere stored) hairdryer, but you could borrow one from the front desk. Let’s hope you asked for that before you lathered up with your Motel 6 tear-off packets of shampoo.
The lounge was 1950 dormitory style with no couches—four skimpy chairs and lots of student desks. The dining room, despite the wonderful view and exquisite food, was no feast for the eyes—acoustic tile ceiling with bare light bulbs. Not a bargain at $245 half-board.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Parsifal - Ancient convent built back in 1288 by the Augustinian friars and converted into Hotel Parsifal around 1948. 17 rooms with private bath and a central cloister with delightful terraces and gardens overlooking the superb panorama of the Amalfi coastline. Rafael's restaurant and Cloister Bar overlooking the Amalfi coast, offering classical and Mediterranean cuisine with a little touch of creativity. Traditional specialties from the region. Optimal indoor or outdoor seating 60 guest. A three star hotel run by the Mansi family from Ravello. Special winter packages with lodge, board and excursions from November to March. Open all year round. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parsifal Hotel Ravello