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“Awesome view, wonderful staff, food, but poor room, bath”

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Hotel Parsifal Antico Convento del 1288
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Ravello
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 May 2009

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.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2009

Very nice small hotel The room had a wonderful view Teh staff spoke excellent english and was very helpful We would stay here again and highly reccomend the hotel to anyone The location was very quiet and easy to get to

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2009

Although both the hotel and rooms are perched high atop a bluff and afford great views of ravello and the sea below, the room itself was disappointing. The room was very cramped and spartan. The decor and even the flooring in the room were worn out. The bathroom was especially drab -- a dirty make-shift tarp-like shower curtain was fitted to the extremely small shower pan. Notwithstanding the fact that the shower was so small that it was hardly usable, when used large amounts of water would spill out all over the bathroom. The hotel restaurant offered the same wonderful views as the room and hotel courtyard; the food, though, was just adequate.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2009

We can not say enough good things about our stay at the Hotel Parisfal. The view from our room was outstanding. Moreover, the staff was friendly and went out of their way to give us advice about things to see and on in the area. We might not have taken the time to walk one of the Villas in town with the best panoramic vista of the coast and surrounding area. We arrived by car and the staff even volunteered to help parallel park our car in a typically small parking spot.

We ate a delicous dinner in the restaurant and enjoyed our breakfast in the morning.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2008

We stayed at Hotel Parsifal when we attended our daughters wedding in Ravello in October (see review erica01) and we found the perfect place to welcome our family and friends. Our daughter suggested Parsifal after reading the reviews on Trip advisor and we could not have made a better choice, Antonio and his brothers made us feel so relaxed and went out of their way to ensure we and our guests enjoyed our stay before and after the wedding. The hotel is in a beautiful setting, full of character and with fabulous views and it is within easy walking distance of the picturesque Town Square. We will definitely return to Ravello to enjoy the local area and look forward to relaxing in the wonderfully charming surroundings of Hotel Parsifal with excellent food, excellent wine and excellent hosts.
Angela and Tom

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 November 2008

We spent two wonderful days in this gem of a hotel in Ravello. The town itself is beautiful, and the hotel is located close to the center and within close walking distance of everything of note. Parking is convenient - right outside the front gate (although the extra charge for parking - while small in itself - could have been waived given the cost of the room). The suite we stayed in was in the new section of the hotel and was absolutely gorgeous! Although, having said that, the entire place was gorgeous .... grounds, common rooms etc. The (very decent - by Italian standards) breakfast was served in a nice dining area with a fantastic view, the staff were very nice and helpful, there was free internet in the lobby - all in all, perfect!

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 November 2008

We stayed here to attend my brother’s wedding. In fact most of the bridal party stayed here.. and the hotel were fantastic – organised transfers, trips and made our stay very easy. We were travelling with a 16 month old and they cooked special meals for her and got her hot milk whenever she wanted it!
The bedrooms in the main part of the hotel could do with some updating….however we stayed in their new rooms which were fantastic!

Stayed: October 2008
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Additional Information about Hotel Parsifal Antico Convento del 1288

Address: Viale Gioacchino d'Anna 5, 84010, Ravello, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Ravello
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ravello
#5 Family Hotel in Ravello
Price Range: £96 - £207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Parsifal Antico Convento del 1288 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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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