The Belmond Hotel Caruso is one of the most legendary hotels in a paradise known as Ravello, Italy; an exquisite town near the romantic Amalfi Coast.
The stunning property is a former 11th-century castle that hasn’t lost any of its royal charm over the years, with magnificent marbled hallways that lead to elegant rooms of majestic stone arches and beautiful antiques.
Situated on a cliffside overlooking the coast, the hotel has unobstructed views of unimaginable beauty that feel like they’d only be possible in a fairytale.
“Is this heaven?” you might ask yourself as you take in the view, admiring the vibrant flowers, lush lemon and olive trees that flank the mountainside, and turquoise waters below.
Fifty rooms and suites are available — each with its own breathtaking charm. Some are expertly decorated with muted neutral tones, others with more vibrant furnishings, yet all are equally timeless and brimming with fresh Mediterranean sophistication.
Vaulted ceilings, tiled floors, original Neapolitan paintings, and charming wood furniture give the rooms an august and luxurious feel, while the stunning vine-wrapped balconies make you feel as if you’ve traveled to a dreamlike fantasy world where all of your worries fall away into nothing.
A heated infinity pool suspended over the coast is perhaps the centerpiece of the property.
Seamlessly blending into the endless horizon, the pool at the Belmond Hotel Caruso was even voted the one of the most stunning hotel pools in the world by Zeynep Yenisey at Maxim (hey, that’s me!).
The hotel is also home to the striking Belvedere Restaurant that’s know for its incredible Mediterranean dishes as well as its dramatic views.
Head chef Mimmo di Raffaele has curated a brilliant menu of innovative Italian specialities that you can enjoy either inside in the dining room or on the outdoor terrace. Obviously, weather permitting, I’d set up camp on that phenomenal terrace and refuse to leave. The view is just that spectacular.
When the mood strikes, head to the piano bar and grab a Negroni or some local Prosecco next to the 18th-century frescoes at the Arcade Bar. There’s even live music every day from 7 p.m. until midnight.
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