Via San Giovanni Del Toro 28, Ravello, Italy, 84010
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Great views / scenery, History, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of Palazzo Sasso
One of the best things about Palazzo Sasso – apart from the views, the food, and the pool – is the service, which is some of the best I've encountered. The palazzo was originally built in the 12th century and a few of the original rooms remain.
Up a flight of steps from Ravello's central square; very convenient for restaurants and sights.
The views from the bedrooms are fabulous, looking out over the terrace to the sea; some look out over the (somewhat controversial – still unused a year after its inauguration) auditorium (built in 2009) designed by Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer. Each room is a stylish mix of antique and modern: Vietri-tiled floors, antiques dotted around the place, and fabulously comfortable beds (with Frette linen). Bathrooms are equipped with lovely Bulgari smellies. Those with deep pockets will be tempted by the enormous infinity suite at the top of the hotel with its own terrace, dining area and Jacuzzi.
Redecorated recently, Palazzo Sasso is immaculate: high vaulted ceilings, bright white walls, Vietri-tiled floors and plenty of huge sofas around the place for relaxing on. A beautiful terrace with sea views is perfect for drinks, or lunch.
As well as the unmissable Rossellini's, the two Michelin-starred restaurant, there is Caffè dell'Arte or the Terrazza Belvedere for drinks, snacks or lunch.
One of the only hotels that I've stayed at that has its spa facilities overlooking the sea. The spa has an open-air fitness area, Turkish steam bath, heated swimming pool and solarium with Jacuzzis (also with sea views), and the latest addition to the hotel's facilities is its "Sasso by the Sea" seaside villa: available to all guests, it includes access to beach platforms, a pool, Sasso restaurant and a free shuttle service to take you there and back (open May to September).
Quite exceptional. All front office staff are well-informed, helpful and resourceful. Antonio, in particular, is a real asset to the hotel.
Over its long history, Palazzo Sasso has seen its fair share of royalty, as well as film stars (including Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman).
Beware the extras: room rates don't include 10 per cent VAT, telephone calls can be very expensive and WiFi is charged for too. Valet parking is 34 euros per day.
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- Via San Giovanni Del Toro 28, Ravello, Italy, 84010
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- Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool