- Stay in a truly remarkable 11th Century Italian palace
- Savour panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast from a 1,000 foot clifftop location
- Spend your days lounging by the spectacular infinity swimming pool
- Explore nearby Positano or the Bay of Naples with complimentary transport
Iconic. The most fitting word to describe the magnificent Belmond Hotel Caruso. Perched on a rugged cliff gazing down at the Amalfi Coast, this 11th Century palace is well known and well loved not only in Italy, but around the world. And it’s seen its fair share of famous faces through its doors over the years.
Being a dizzying 1,000 feet above sea level, you can enjoy spectacular views. From the picturesque little local town of Ravello, to the crooked olive trees in the centuries old gardens, to the stretches of gemstone blue water, you’ll find miles upon miles of beauty from every angle. To make the most of these remarkable views, book an unforgettable dinner on the sophisticated terrace of the Belvedere Restaurant. Or pop down to the exclusive and enormous infinity pool for a couple of lengths followed by a couple of cocktails in the poolside bar.
If you fancy exploring the local area, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus into the stunning nearby towns of Amalfi and Positano, as well as a free daily boat tour around the exquisite Bay of Naples.
Bars & Restaurants
With its five star food that matches the five star view, you’re in for a treat in this fine dining restaurant. Using only the best of traditional Italian flavours remixed with contemporary culinary techniques, Executive Chef Mimmo de Raffaele creates food that is out of this world. The best spot in the house is out on the vine covered ornamental terrace, so book early to enjoy some fine al fresco dining.
Adorned with 18th Century frescos, filled with refined furniture and offering spectacular views, the Arcade Bar is the perfect spot to unwind after a day lazing in the sun or exploring the streets of postcard perfect Amalfi towns. The cocktail list is lengthy and impressive, but if you want to try something extra special, ask for the local Prosecco.
Pool Snack Bar
Enjoy a delicious handcrafted pizza or refreshing cold drink in style at this poolside bar. With stunning views of the local mountains and set beside the jaw dropping infinity pool, it’s an ideal spot to watch the sun go down.
Beach & Pools
The Belmond Hotel Caruso pool is perhaps one of the most spectacular in the world. Nestled on top of a rugged cliff, this enormous infinity pool is picture perfect. With incredible views stretching far and wide, you’ll never want to leave it.
Spa & Wellness
Let all your stresses float away into oblivion by booking yourself in for a pamper package at the five star spa. Filled with world class products and staffed by the best skin and beauty experts, you’ll be left feeling like a new person.
Get your pulse racing with a trip to the hotel’s first class gym. It’s kitted out with professional equipment and weights, and boasts a team of trained professionals who can help with all your exercise needs.
Activities & Entertainment
Daily Boat Tour
Hop aboard the ‘Ercole’, an elegant traditional wooden boat, for an exciting and complimentary tour around the Amalfi Coast. Exclusive to guests, you’ll see all the cosy coves and beautiful bays only visible by boat.
Be whisked away to the local towns of Positano or Amalfi whenever you like on the hotel’s complimentary shuttle bus.
About the Location
Belmond Hotel Caruso is within easy reach of Ravello, where you’ll find spectacular views from its clifftop location. Take the 1,000 steps down to the beach and relax in the sun before taking a cooling dip in the crystal clear waters, or explore this iconic coastline with boat trips. Cosmopolitan Amalfi is within easy reach, and can be combined with a visit to the spa town of Ischia for a fascinating day trip.
In Ravello itself you can admire the centuries old architecture or head to the harbour and take in the luxury yachts and super yachts. The 11th Century Cathedral is ideal for culture lovers, while the verdant gardens of the town are said to have inspired artists and musicians from all over the world.
1 hour 40 minutes from Naples airport
Double Deluxe Sea View Balcony
Max 2 adults
Deluxe Sea View Double Rooms cleverly combine luxurious comfort and décor to celebrate the classic Neapolitan era, with all the modern amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Rooms feature king or twin beds, marble bathrooms. Rooms enjoy either a terrace or balcony with sea view.
Double Room Village View
Max 2 adults
Double Rooms Village View cleverly combine luxurious comfort and décor to celebrate the classic Neapolitan era, with all the modern amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Rooms feature king or twin beds, marble bathrooms. Most rooms feature a private terrace or garden.
Double Standard Sole Use
Max 1 adult
Double Rooms cleverly combine luxurious comfort and décor to celebrate the classic Neapolitan era, with all the modern amenities needed for a comfortable stay.
Max 2 adults
Double Superior Rooms cleverly combine luxurious comfort and décor to celebrate the classic Neapolitan era, with all the modern amenities needed for a comfortable stay. Rooms feature king or twin beds, marble bathrooms and have delightful garden views or vistas over Ravello's rooftops.
Junior Suite Deluxe Sea View Balcony/Terrace
Max 3 adults
Deluxe Junior Suites enjoy additional space for a very comfortable stay with the luxurious addition of either a furnished terrace or balcony to enjoy the stunning sea views.
Junior Suite Executive Sea View Balcony
Max 3 adults
Executive Junior Suites have stunning views across the bay of Salerno and feature private furnished terrace. Some also benefit from a private garden with sun loungers.
Junior Suite Superior Side Sea View
Max 3 adults
Superior Junior Suites enjoy additional space for a very comfortable stay, with stunning views over the bay of Salerno.
Suite Deluxe Sea View Terrace
Max 4 adults
Deluxe Suites enjoy stunning sea vistas from their spacious terraces, equipped with sunbeds and dining furniture for outdoor living.
Suite Superior Balcony
Max 4 adults
Superior Suites are classic in style with luxuriously-appointed living space. Wide windows allow for enhanced views over the village, and delightful marble bathrooms complete with over-sized bathtub and separate shower.
Stay 4 nights and pay for 3 nights for holidays between 21 April - 16 May and 13 - 26 October 2019.
Based on 873 traveller reviews
93% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Amazing setting, bad culture
Anonymous760D, New York City, New York
Dec 25 2018
We spent two nights at the Belmond Caruso as part of a trip where we visited Rome and Capri. While the setting and scenery was arguably the most beautiful in Ravello, we would rate the hotel as the...
We spent two nights at the Belmond Caruso as part of a trip where we visited Rome and Capri. While the setting and scenery was arguably the most beautiful in Ravello, we would rate the hotel as the worst one we stayed at during the trip.
We got off to a horrible start when the hotel called me while I was in Rome to ask me to confirm how many rooms I had. Only the one I responded...apparently they had booked us twice, despite me confirming months in advance that we had only one room. After some serious arguing, they finally agreed to do me the favor of only charging me for one room. Wow, how generous, you didn't make me pay for the 2nd room I never booked on your stupid out-dated system.
In any case, the room was lovely, if a bit dated, and the terrace had a lovely view, although it's not very private as you're right next to another room's terrace and then there will be two more above you ( we were in the superior junior suite with a view). Nonetheless, no big deal.
Another pretty big issue is that the room was most definitely infested with bugs. I was bit all over, and this was the only hotel where we had the issue in the whole stay, despite the hotel insisting they didn't have bugs, nor that it was their fault. Strike 2.
The pool is as advertised. Absolutely stunning. Definitely get there right when it opens if you want any chance at one of the better spots. However, there is no semblance of culture or dignity. Kids are allowed to roam and splash and scream like it's disneyland, not a high end 5* hotel. Rude russians will be babbling on their phone right next to you for hours on end (why are phone calls allowed in such a serene setting? go back to your room if you must). There is just no culture, no class, no manager clearly keeping this place in line.
If you've stayed at the JK place in capri, you will understand what I mean by this last bit. Or if you've stayed at an Aman anywhere globally. So if you're used to that level of service, relaxation, and culture, you will be sorely dissapointed. If you're looking for a high class disney world meets amalfi, then maybe this place will be okay.
Restaurant was typical of italy, which is to say very good, but food outside the hotel is probably better.
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“ Still can't believe I stayed here!
MemoriesHoarder, New York City, New York
Dec 24 2018
Multiple staff members step up to greet you and memorize your name upon arrival. From this moment on, you will not be a nameless "sir" but "Mr ____" If you call up the front desk, they're going to...
Multiple staff members step up to greet you and memorize your name upon arrival. From this moment on, you will not be a nameless "sir" but "Mr ____" If you call up the front desk, they're going to answer "Hello Mr_____, how may I help you?" We were shown our stunning room in this converted 11th Century palace which had a private terrace opening up to the Mediterranean Sea from its perch atop the Ravello hilltop. The infinity pool is unreal, looking out to the sea and mountains on the other side of the inlet. The outdoor gym with its bikes and ellipticals overlook the same mountains and sea. Every outdoor and indoor space is meticulously designed with the utmost taste and restraint (compare to the loud Versace-chic style of next door's Palazzo Avino which we went to for dinner one night). The attention in their service still makes my head swoon. Waiitng for me on the desk in my room as a handwritten note welcoming me and a bucket of ice with champagne and fruits...oh did I mention that everything was SILVER? bucket, forks, knives, spoons...tissue box (!!) in the bathroom. I almost fainted when I realized this on the 3rd day and I saw the same tissue box in the public bathrooms but these were in stainless steel. We heard a piano concert in town one night and because we came home so late we missed dinner. No worries, we ordered room service at no significant mark up. Oh and breakfast? Don't feel like eating with the common folk out in the gorgeous dining rooms? No problem, they will haul the heaping plates of breakfast food into your room or terrace at no extra charge. Just leave your choices on the order card and hang it on your doorknob by 4am!. We did that one morning just to try it out for the hell of it and I was so embarrassed of the wasted food I wanted to tell them to take some of it back! (they bring every single kind of roll and pastry available in the dining room to your terrace). Their commitment to service was carried out to such an obscene level even to the last moment when we left for our flight in Naples -- We called for the car about 2 hours in advance of our flight check in thinking that that would be enough time. We could tell they were quite flustered as they scrambled to find a car for us at such a short notice (we didnt know that that was absurdly late to be getting a car to the airport, we should have made arrangements the night before or hours before). But it was fascinating how they kept their calm and insisted on adhering to service with a smile. As someone familiar with the service industry, I would have said something snide to the customer if our positions were reversed but not once did they shame us for such a stupid rookie move and instead absorbed the brunt of our mistake by quickly finding a car for us at the last minute. I had realized our mistake at this point and I was so relieved and grateful they found a car for us so I quickly thanked them when they said it had arrived and sped out the door. "Hold on," they warned me with their heads hung low, "...it's not an E class". Oh god bless them for worrying about the class of the Mercedes they found for us when all we cared about was getting to the airport on time! (ha ha ha ha). Thanks to all at the Belmond. I am quite sure I will never have this level of service ever again in my life!
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