Caruso, a Belmond hotel, Amalfi Coast
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Belmond Hotel Caruso is suspended in a heavenly realm, somewhere between the sea and the sky. Set into the cliff edge, around 350m above sea level over tiered groves of lemons and olive vines, it’s your private balcony over the Mediterranean.
Sat on a limestone throne at the peaceful pinnacle of Ravello, Belmond Hotel Caruso gazes out over the Tyrrhenian Sea. The hotel was originally built in the 11th century by a wealthy family, shipwrecked on their journey to Constantinople. It was once called Palazzo d’Afflitto—the Palace of the Afflicted.
Today, the name could not be further from the truth. Belmond Hotel Caruso boasts all the worldly luxuries anyone could desire. Vibrant frescoed salons play neighbour to stone vaults adorned with arches and chandeliers. Marbled hallways lead to rooms brimming with antiques and paintings by old masters. In each nook visitors will uncover a new and intriguing part of the hotel’s history.
Inside, our 51 rooms have been lovingly restored to their ancient Neapolitan glory. Expect hand-crafted terracotta floors and Naples-yellow walls adorned with neo-classical antiques. Fresh flowers and stunning coastline vistas complete the experience.
Join head gardener Gaetano and explore our verdant grounds, over 100 years in the making. Meander down the rose arbour to our infinity pool. Its an architectural triumph that seemingly extends straight into the ocean. Re-energise with one of our personal trainers; the panoramic sea view from our gym adds a nice distraction.
Shopaholics, meanwhile, will enjoy our in-house boutique. Goods have all been hand-picked or exclusively designed for the hotel. Later, liberate mind, body and soul at our Wellness Centre. We recommend the signature ‘Ritual of Happiness’ treatment, complete with a foot bath, body exfoliation and alfresco massage.
From Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello is yours to explore. Spend an afternoon wandering the lush lemon terraces. Perhaps find a bird’s eye view over the Amalfi Coast by helicopter. Take our traditional wooden boat, Ercole, to Positano, or drive to Roman Pompeii. Whatever your heart desires, our concierge will happily arrange.
Come evening, chef Mimmo di Raffaele injects modern flair into traditional Italian dishes at Belvedere Restaurant. Each creation uses world-class local produce. What better way to cap off the night than at our atmospheric Cocktail and Piano Bar? With innovative cocktails, wines, champagne and local prosecco, it’s the destination of choice for Amalfi Coast nightlife.
It’s testament to Belmond Hotel Caruso that when guests come to depart they have a tear in their eye. The only affliction here is ever having to leave our piece of paradise.BELMOND.COM/HOTELCARUSO
P.zza San Giovanni del Toro 2 84010 Ravello, Salerno Italy Tel: +39 089 858 801