Ravello Art Hotel Marmorata, BW Premier Collection,  Ravello

4.5/5  - based on 541 guest reviews.
Via Bizantina, 3 - Localita Marmorata, 84010, Ravello, Italy - See map
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Located in a delicious inlet of the Amalfi Coast, the Ravello Art Hotel Marmorata, BW Premier Collection® has been built through the renovation of an old paper factory. All the rooms are equipped with every comfort. Thanks to the beauty and the quiet of this place, here the guests can find a total relax and privacy. Amenities include a beach on-site, restaurant, cocktail bar, on-site fishing, outdoor pool, concierge, cable television and 24-hour room service. 10 percent national VAT included. Local city fee is up to 3. 00 EUR per night, per adult over 16 years old. The additional fee is excluded and it will be paid directly at the hotel. Enjoy your stay.

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  • 5
    « What a View!! »

    Stayed here for 3 nights as part of a OU tour. Hotel met all of our expectations and more. Rooms and bathroom were clean and bed was comfortable. We were in room 307 and we had a great view of the Mediterranean Sea. Was fun to wander the walkways down to the sea while exploring the hotel.

    5
    « The Marmorata Hotel on the Amalfi Coast »

    This was the first hotel on our Odysseys Portrait of Italy tour and it did not disappoint. The view from the hotel is breathtaking! Luckily, we had an expert bus driver who was experienced and able to drive the windy drive from Naples - the drive added a "thrill" factor to our tour! There is a downhill walk to the hotel from the roadway, but you are greeted with a 180 degree view of the sea. The hotel is quaint (a former paper mill), but elegant. The breakfast buffet was outstanding, with the usual pastries, fruit, eggs and meat, AND cheesecakes and desserts! There was also a machine to make smoothies. We appreciated the good service and friendliness of all the front desk people and those in the restaurant.

    4
    « Good Little Oasis on The Amalfi Coast »

    A late October short break, the hotel is a great find, really friendly service and nice accommodation. About a 10 minute walk from Maiori and a 10 minute drive from Amalfi. Set below the road with access to the sea it's a tranquil place and bigger than it looks (lots of places here extend downwards towards the sea). The hotel is themed as an ocean liner, but it's not overdone, so avoids being twee. We stayed in the main building which is I suspect nicer than the newer lower rooms which may be smaller and more difficult to access, steep stairs are to be expected everywhere on this coast. Very little to complain about, in fact only one thing, the outside tables were not cleared away quickly enough, went for dinner and the reception terrace had glasses on the table, they were still there when we came back 3 hours latter. Not a spoiler but something they should be paying attention to. We book d a boat trip and were picked up from the hotels pier, it's a nice trip and well worth doing and avoids the very narrow twisty drive anywhere. If we come back to this area we would be happy to stay again and recommend it as a good base for a short break. The Amalfi coast is stunning but an obvious tourist trap, reflected in all the prices if not in the quality generally available. The Marmorata hotel felt like good value and seems to resist the 'milk the tourist' attitude felt everywhere else.

    2
    « Natural Beauty. Rude Staff »

    Let me be clear, the restaurant staff and beach side staff were very nice. The front desk were beyond rude. Our room, although small and neat with a beautiful view of a waterfall, was riddled with mosquitos. Front desk insulted my husband in front of me when checking in telling him that he got "The cheapest room". Asked for a power converter for our lap top and the front desk just flung a box of mis matched random converters from god knows where. Food was great at the hotel. Natural beauty was great. Would maybe suggest coming for the day to enjoy the view but there are plenty of other places within a stone's throw that have the same view without the attitude. Will not be returning.

    5
    « Seaside Beauty »

    This was the first hotel we stayed at in Italy. What a relaxing hotel, away from the hustle and bustle of cities along the Amalfi coast. The rooms are typical in Europe, small and compact. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We had a room that overlooked the sea, What a wonderful way to way wake up. We could hear the sea lapping up again the cliff. We had several dinners and breakfasts a the hotel. All were wonderful. We enjoyed several sunset cocktails on their terrace. A wonderful first experience to Italy. There are many steps to get down to the hotel pool, which may be difficult for people who have problems walking.

    5
    « Perfect relaxing hideaway »

    Spent 4 glorious days at the Marmorata. The setting is beautiful, clinging to the side of the cliff overlooking the green blue Mediterranean. Loved the ladder straight into the sea to swim from the sun decks. Pool good, to cool off in, also. The breakfasts were first class. Wonderful fresh melons, all kinds, pineapples, plums, pears apples etc and even a carrot juicer. Cheeses, cold cuts, muesli, eggs and the best espresso and cappuccinos! I'm discerning ... Ok fussy but the Marmorata delivered! Lunches and dinners on the outdoor terrace overlooking a twinkling sea were a joy. The food and service were first class. The tuna tartare prepared at the table was superb. The lobster did not disappoint either. The bedrooms are clean and bright . Perhaps could have done with a bit more space for clothes. The location between Amalfi and Minori is great but be warned, the local taxis are positively a scandal. The hotel shuttle runs 3 times a day but out with this a 3km journey will cost you 30 to 40 euros to Amalfi.... The local bus costs 1 euro 20 cents and runs every hour. Mmmmm I wonder! Tickets available from reception. Water taxis are great too from Amalfi, Maori, Positano, Salerno approx 8-11 euros each. The driving and road around the coast is crazy... At least it was in September, was happy not to have hired s car, as parking was not easy. Apart from the taxis(breathe and let it go.......) I would return here in a heartbeat ... Maybe choose a larger room. Loved it thank you for looking after us so well.

    4
    « A spot in paradise »

    Booked online - challenging road from Salento along coast especially with buses coming other way - hotel an Oasis and staff cannot be more helpful - private access to sea - just stupendous - rooms not huge but great views

    4
    « Couldn't fault....... Perfect »

    Stayed back in June this year with father and brother to look up relatives that lived in Pontone. The hotel was a total Italian experience! The decor was charming and in keeping with the feel of Italy and the Amalfi coast. The first sight of the restaurant terrace that first evening blew me away! such an amazing view and so romantic (for couples). The food at breakfast was plentiful and again had a lovely view. The food in the restaurant was faultless served and cooked to perfection although a little pricey . Our rooms were very well designed and large with incredible views of the sea. The hotel was spotlessly clean and lots of different areas to explore. The pool area was looked after by hotel staff who would get your beds,umbrellas and drinks down by the sea kiosk. All the staff were extremely professional and very pleasant and happy to help with whatever we requested. We caught the free shuttle into Amalfi a few times and used the local taxis which have a fixed charge (a little pricey ) We did the 1500 (or more!) steps directly opposite the hotel up to Ravello but so so worth it! The hotel position was ok for walking into Amalfi around 15/20 minutes. We also walked to Minori about 15/20 mins away. The hotel address says Ravello but it's not actually in the town of Ravello it's below hence the 1500 steps! Loved our stay there and would recommend to all groups including families with children.

    4
    « overall good stay »

    Good location by the sea - quiet. Parking on site. Welcomed by very polite and helpful staff. Very keen to help us make dinner reservations in Amalfi, as well as travel arrangements. Room was large enough with large bathroom. Bathtub was leaking and sin not draining properly though. Also room 212 is overlooking a rather picturesque waterfall. However the noise is too loud to sleep with the window door open. Breakfast of good quality, though not the greatest selection. Dinner served at the terrace (not always as it is being used often for events) was very good. Keep in mind that the sun sets much earlier as compared to nearby Minori due to the hill above the hotel. Free shuttle service to Amalfi but only 3 times/day.

    4
    « Nice Enough »

    The Hotel Marmorata is in a great spot if you like to sit by the water and chill. I loved being able to jump into the sea or sit on the lounge chair and look at the beautiful coastline. The hotel is closest to Minori, a little village about 10 mins walk, where you will find a few restaurants, stores and nice enough beach. The hotel offers a shuttle service to Amalfi. If you want to travel up to Ravello you need to take the public bus. Our room had a lovely view but was quite small and the bathroom was super tiny with a very small shower. I was hoping for something a little bigger for the price we paid. We ate in the hotel one night and enjoyed a beautiful dinner. If you can get a table on the terrace then we highly recommend this restaurant, the food was sensational. Sadly, we tried to dine in the restaurant a second night without a reservation, but as the main restaurant terrace was full we were offered an empty function room with round tables for ten, which was hardly the right setting for the two of us. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to order from the restaurant menu and eat in the nice bar area, and so only had the option of ordering toasted sandwiches for dinner! That made for a really disappointing evening. Breakfast was good with lots to choose from. The front desk staff were very friendly and were genuinely keen to help their guests. The hotel and rooms were spotlessly clean. The hotel was nice enough, but in our opinion not quite worth the tariff.

  • 5
    « We LOVED it here! Bellissimo!! »

    I write this review from the comforts of my cosy bed at the Marmorata hotel on what is the final night of our 10 night trip to Italy (3 of those nights spent in this hotel). We have had an exceptional stay here...the location on the side of the rocks overlooking the coastline of Amalfi really has the wow factor and we loved being able to swim in the sea with the rocks and waterfall close by. The staff here are fantastic, charming, warm and friendly and have provided us with the best service we have received out of 4 hotels we have stayed in during this trip...From the team on reception to the lifeguards and definitely not forgetting the restaurant and waiting staff who are all very charming and professional. The food in the restaurant is extremely good, we have had two excellent 3 course dinners here (their fish dishes are particularly good) 3 good lunches and a big and varied breakfast each morning. Our hotel room has an amazing view over the sea, exactly as described when booked! If you are looking for a hotel with fantastic views and staff who will cater to your every need, a truly relaxing experience and a great base with which to explore this amazing area of Italy then this is the place!! We will be back! Thank you for giving us the perfect end to our holiday.

    5
    « Hidden gem »

    After a week of exploring Italy (Venice, Florence & Rome) we decided on an Amalfi coastal escape for a couple of days. The Marmorata has been a real delight and just what we were after. A classy and timeless hotel, the rooms are comfy and clean. The hotel staff are friendly, considerate and real professionals - from reception, to the restaurant to the pool guys; nothing is too much trouble (e.g. off the menu food requests) We took advantage of the massage therapist (for 50 euro) and it was booked with ease at our convenience. We also used the complimentary shuttle bus to go to Amalfi one evening (Amalfi was a hideous tourist trap, fyi!). Being on a hillside, the pool is small and the lounger area is tight however private access to the sea is a delight and there are very few shady spots - great for a sun worshipper like me, but plenty of parasols for those who prefer a break from the sunshine. Overall we feel it was value for money & would stay here again for a long weekend. One thing to note, its pretty quiet so you'll need to get a taxi for more nightlife, but they do offer excursions such as; coastal boat trips and tours of Pompeii.

    5
    « Italian Jewel »

    The hotel is what seemed to be the highest point in Ravello. At night across the infinity pool there was a fantastic view across to Salerno. The weather was changeable which very often led to a change in planned group trips. You can walk down cobbled steps to a small village, I would recommend hiring a car though as there are many beautiful places locally you simply cannot walk to. The room was very traditional and had limited high-tech amenities. The staff ,however where as flexible as they could be with a large group.

    5
    « Honeymoon »

    This is our second stay at the Marmorata and it does not disappoint. As this was our honeymoon we booked the junior suite and it was delightful accommodation. We had two balcony areas with stunning sea views and a Jacuzzi bath. Staff are just so friendly and nothing is to much trouble. The restaurant is lovely. Food and service is exceptional. The hotel is there to help and we highly recommend

    4
    « Lovely location, family feel. nice staff, good sea swimming old fashioned in style, »

    Rooms nice and well appointed, lobby needs a refresh , staff charming , activities good Esp Zumba. Restaurant fine but bit old fashioned, dishes mixed, more grilled fish and salads pls . Breakfast outside would be nice. Swimming in sea excellent !

    5
    « Walk to Ravello »

    As we knew Ravello from a previous visit and that there was a walk to it up the steps, we had to do it. In short it took us approx 45 mins and is a work out. It is very simple to navigate with signs for Ravello and Minori along the way. There are stretches of up to 100 yards which are very steep and never seem to end , however mostly it is endless short stretches with turns along the way. You will pass numerous doorways to the houses and the views are brilliant. Half way up is a small square with a church, unfortunately locked when we went. After a couple of hours in Ravello we walked back down, the downward journey will hammer your knees so be prepared!! Overall a great experience and would recommend to see the area properly. It is a good workout for the legs and a blow out so be prepared.

    3
    « Nice Hotel but not very close to the town of Ravello »

    This hotel is very nice, the pool is wonderful and the proximity to the beach is great. But please be aware that if you want to be close (walking distance) to the town of Ravello, this is not the hotel for you. The hotel is by the sea and the town is far up the mountainside. We were not aware of this. If the hotel offered a shuttle service that would be nice, but it does not. You can take a crowded public bus or a taxi, which is 40 euro each way. They do have a shuttle to Amalfi but it is very limited. We traveled as a family of four and our room was tiny. The food was good and it is a relaxing atmosphere.

    5
    « Wonderful holiday. »

    Having recently returned from the Marmorata Hotel I have no hesitation in writing a review praising the hotels amenities and it's excellent staff. Inez in the dining room was a delight every day, also the courtesy bus drivers. Do think the portions at dinner rather small for the price. Cannot think of another adverse comment. Shower the best ever. A real gusher. Towels and bed linen of excellent quality. Not a lot of stowage space but we don't let things like that bother us anymore. Great holiday and excellent smiley staff. Beautiful position. This was our second visit and it didn't disappoint. Thank you Marmorata . Liz and Roy Allen.

    5
    « Fantastic staff »

    I don't usually do reviews....but....in this case I need to. Lovely hotel and even lovelier staff. You have to go with the fact the hotel is located on the Amalfi coast, so driving is crazy, you won't get anywhere fast and you'll need some Xanax at the end of it. On this basis, you can ignore the negative reviews which seem to stem from the general lunacy of this part of Italy (all part and parcel of the experience!). When you arrive, nerves shattered after 24 near-misses on the hour drive from the airport, the staff magic away your car (seriously professional parking - there ought to be a world championship and these guys would win it) and then simply look after you. Sooo helpful and really wonderful, a pleasure to behold. Take an extra stomach in order to do justice to breakfast, then chill out beside the sea. Great place. Did I mention how lovely the staff are?

    4
    « Stunning location with wonderful staff »

    We visited the Ravello Art Hotel after 4 nights in Rome and were very excited to arrive on the Amalfi Coast. We were not disappointed. The views from the hotel and our room over the Med were sensational and could have occupied us all day. Our room was cool, comfortable and perfectly spacious. We were pleased to see we had a recently updated bathroom featuring a fantastic new suite. We knew that at the time of booking we had taken the last room and consider it fate! We had a small issue with our mini bar not working but we quickly reported this and the issue was resolved in little to no time! The staff were wonderful and helpful they were also very patient as we were intent on practicing our Italian and they graciously allowed us extra time to communicate our needs. They helped facilitate excursions to Pompeii and a boat trip to Capri both of which were fantastic! Breakfast was varied and enjoyed with view over the sea (is there a better way to start the day?). We also enjoyed three meals during the course of our six night stay in the hotel restaurant. The menu was changed daily and the staff led by Nicola were fantastic. The views were breathtaking and provided the perfect backdrop to our evenings. We never had a bad meal and enjoyed every evening spent in their care. We enjoyed the direct access to the sea which was cooling and crystal clear! The only downside was that occasionally other guests had ignored the hotels policy of not reserving loungers (which would sometimes remain unused most of the day) but we appreciate that it is incredible hard for the hotel to police this and is more a critique of the etiquette of other guests. The hotel's location was perfect. A 10 minute bus ride from Amalfi (with a free shuttle service) and a 15 minute walk from Minori we felt able to explore the area with ease. We were most proud of visiting Ravello three times and each time taking the stairs! Situated high above the hotel the town of Ravello is beautiful, charming and host to a wealth of fantastic restaurants (we dined at two particularly lovely places). While most people chose to take a taxi we took the scenic route and although it was physically challenging the views combined with the smug satisfaction that we could eat as much as we liked when we got to the top made it worth it!! We loved our stay and would absolutely recommend it for service, location, accommodation and dining! We've already enjoyed telling friends and family about our stay and hope to be back one day!

  • 5
    « Good hotel, good location, Incredible stay. »

    great location Incredible view from balcony, beautiful hotel, nice large room, the sea was like a pool very tasty and rich breakfast, Staff is friendly and helpful. very expensive, old tired mattress,Too many mosquitos!

    3
    « Good hotel, good location (but could have been easily better) »

    Basically a good hotel, at a great location. But it could have been easily better. The restaurant has great views, the service is great and the food is good. Staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast is also good (just wondering-why no fresh juices for breakfast in a place where lemons are by the plentiful?). The hotel offers a shuttle to amalfi and back (c10 minutes). The rooms are somewhat small and stuffy and our bed matras felt like it is well out of date. Same for some of the cushions. Laundry took 2 days. I enjoy swimming in the sea in the morning, but the pool opens at 0830 and closes around 1900h (sunset). However, this might be because of local regulations (?). Overall, we enjoyed the stay.

    1
    « Worst Hotel I have ever stayed »

    Staff was good and helpful. We required a taxi to go to amalficoast and it took 4 hours for taxi to come. Rooms are too small to stay. Room service is not available the whole day. They even charged us for even 1 child in a room. Breakfast was poor quality. Too many mosquitos in the hotel.

    5
    « Incredible is all I can say! »

    This hotel is located on a short cliff looking out over the Med. We had a junior suite with this insane view, small patio at the entrance where we shared wine and cheese each night. The Med is your own personal pool and they made it easy to dive right in. The food is fabulous and their restaurant is so good you do not need to go anywhere else. I could stay here for a month.

    5
    « Our honeymoon »

    We have recently stayed at The Hotel Marmorata for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it, we were after a short relaxing break in a beautiful location and thats just what we got. When we booked the accommodation there wasn't a choice in rooms and so booked a double with a sea view, I contacted the hotel just on the odd chance we could upgrade, Serena answered my email and informed me that if one became available she would let me know, one did and so we upgraded to a supreme double with a sea view. Serena was there to greet us on our arrival and I must say from that very first email to the day we left she was fantastic, always happy, and if ever we needed any advice she was there to help us and was happy to give us her time. The hotel was very clean, we had some ants in our room on one morning and by the time we had eaten breakfast they were gone! The room had a beautiful view over looking the sea and the bathroom was a lovely size. We couldn't fault the food, we went there to spend money on fine wines and fine food and this is just what we got, and believe me we won't put up with rubbish or bad service. Antonio was always very helpful and there with a smile, either serving the food or serving behind the bar, it's always nice in a hotel to see familiar faces and the staff were just that. We did get annoyed at having to pay €35 for a cab back to the hotel after missing the bus from Amalfi especially baring in mind it's only a couple of Kilometres, but there was no way we're were walking along that road after a few drinks!! All in all we had a great time, the hotel is in a great location for everything it runs a shuttle boat daily and has a bus stop right outside, it's within easy walking distance to the beautiful beach at Minori and also the scenic Amalfi, Ravello is higher up and we walked the 1000 + steps to get there (you can catch the bus) which I must say, was such a beautiful place we didn't want to leave (thanks for the advice Serena, the view was lovely whilst walking up the steps). When we get the chance we will be visiting again and we will stay in the hotel Marmorata.

    3
    « Not bad, but service could have been better »

    For a Best Western, this hotel looks very nice, is clean and comfortable, though rooms are very small and basic, but the effort to provide good service seems lacking. The bar had very limited offerings for wine and spirits, and despite the listing of pizza, sandwiches and salads on the bar menu and 'a la carte' menu showing service of those items until 9:30 p.m., the hotel restaurant steadfastly told us we could not order pizza except at lunch; they preferred we order off the expensive dinner menu of lobster pasta and other seafood offerings. The food was fine, but we would have preferred not to have to argue to get a pizza made. There are better hotels for the price with better service, in our experience as repeat visitors to the Amalfi Coast. The hotel also charges 10 euros daily for parking and has very spotty wi fi service.

    4
    « Very nice place to enjoy our stay1 »

    Best Western Ravello is a cool hotel right on the sea cliffs. Thank goodness for the lift for our luggage, as it is a very vertical hotel with lots of stairs. The water is a fantastic blue & our room was just 20 feet above it with a small balcony. The room was of normal size with a larger than average bathroom. The only window was the balcony door to the outside. We were told that all of the furniture & fixings came from the interior of old ships. The bed was large & comfortable. The pool area was wonderful on the cliff sides. The water was warm & yet just a few meters away, you can jump into the cool refreshing Mediterranean sea. The breakfast were excellent over looking the water. The bar area was very nice & you can sit & eat on the outdoor terrace. We had a car of which they let us park for free. The road through the Almafi is very narrow, so it is not for the faint of heart or inexperienced driver. We loved driving just a few miles to either the town of Almafi or Minori.

    4
    « Amazing place and people »

    A beautiful location right on the water on the magnificent Amalfi Coast. Easy walking distance from Amalfi but watch the Traffic! Bus stop right outside the hotel but it can be a bit erratic on weekends when it is busier. The hotel is spotlessly clean and attended to daily by cleaning staff both inside and out. The rooms are a bit basic - no Kettle and the shower a little confined but the sea views are only spectacular. I can certainly live without a kettle! Friendly helpful staff, good food, other amenities excellent - particularly the deck area, however lots of steps to access the same. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with significant mobility issues for this reason. I will go bad!

    4
    « Great Value for Some »

    So, I just checked out of this hotel this morning. I have to say that it's very cute, and has everything that one would want. It was super clean, which is always a plus. However, it's located away from any towns. You can't walk to them either, it's too dangerous. Also, the bathrooms need updated. However, if you are having a tour or there for a special purpose, I recommend it.

    4
    « Living off the cliff »

    This is in some respects a strange hotel that sits just below the coast road around the Amalfi Coast - so lots of hairpins and depending on the time of year and day, a lot of traffic. Saying this, as the hotel is lower, you are not subjected to any traffic noise. Ostensibly the hotel was created from an old paper mill, although any sign of this is long gone. The theme is nautical, the buildings literally growing out of the cliff and there is a small annex with a number of small balconies jutting out to sea. The view is across the bay and is bathed in sunshine from early morning to about 6pm. Below sits a small sea water swimming pool, lots of sunbathing ledges and access to the sea for swimming or to catch a boat - definitely the best way of getting around the area! What really made this hotel was the quality of the restaurant bearing in mind that hotel restaurants on the whole tend to be relatively average. This one is different: every day we'd think about going into Amalfi for dinner, fighting our way through the tourists in the hope of striking lucky food wise, and once we'd weighed this up with the fact the last shuttle leaves around 6:30pm and the need to cab back - walking is probably for the most foolhardy - we'd come back and book a table overlooking the bay and have a really good meal.

  • 3
    « Beautiful but not convenient »

    This hotel is located at Marmorata of Ravello (the shore line not in Ravello) with gorgeous views of the water and a nice little pool/sunbathing area HOWEVER it is a 30 euro taxi to Ravello or Amalfi each way. There is a free shuttle from the hotel to Amalfi 3x a day but the times are not the most convenient considering the last shuttle back is at 6:30pm-too early if you want to have dinner there. We figured out the local bus schedule easily with the help of the front desk and were able to walk to Amalfi (about 35 min, 2 km) because we missed the morning shuttles. Once in Amalfi, you can take the bus to Ravello for 1.20 euro (much better than 30 euro!) and spend your time there for the day. The bus back is easy with hopping off at the base of Ravello (giant sign on the wall before you head up), from the base it's only 10 min walk to the hotel. If you want to bus back after spending the day in Amalfi after 6:30 pm, the Minori or Salerno buses pass the hotel- you just have to tell the bus driver or just hit the stop button and they will let you out. Again this only costs 1.20 euro compared to 20-30 euro for taxi! The food for breakfast at the buffet is repetitive but decent with fruit, pastries, cereals, eggs, cold cuts, cheese, juices and coffee. The restaurant open for dinner is overpriced, small portions, and service is slow especially around 8:30-9:30pm when they are busy. I highly recommend going to Amalfi or Ravello for your meals, trust me. Rooms are spacious and nice, the bed pillows are rock hard and flat. Communication about anything beyond basics is challenging with some of the front desk staff, if you don't speak Italian maybe take this into consideration, there were only one or two people who you could get in-depth information from about pretty much anything. I would recommend this hotel if you are ok with the effort or cost to travel to any attractions or restaurants. At the hotel itself, the only thing offered is the breakfast buffet and the pool/sea access.

    5
    « Beautiful View »

    We stayed at the Hotel Marmorata as part of a tour. The location is fabulous, looking out on the water since the hotel is perched on the cliffs. Due to the hillside location, there are many staircases leading from one level to another. Since it was converted from another use into a hotel, the rooms vary in size slightly. Ours had plenty of room and the bathroom had a line which could be pulled across the tub to dry laundry. The bed was VERY firm. The pool was lovely, but to chilly for swimming in early May. Our breakfast and dinner each day were taken at the restaurant and were delicious. We also enjoyed relaxing with an aperitif in the bar before dinner. You can either sit inside, or out on the terrace enjoying the spectacular view. My husband was able to log onto the wifi, but I had problems. There is a laptop available in the lobby if you need to check your email. The address is slightly misleading, since it is on the coast and proximity to Ravello is close as the crow flies, but quite a distance by road. Theoretically, you can walk to the nearby town of Minore but the road is quite narrow and many cars and buses drive by.

    5
    « In a word; Amazing »

    If we could give them more stars, We Would. From the minute you enter the property you are treated like royalty. The staff is extremely friendly and very accommodating. The room The view we had was breathtaking. The room itself was well appointed and spotless The bathroom was very large. The tub was a jacuzzi. The grounds The hotel is built into a cliff, the grounds are well manicured and a feast for your eyes. The restaurant Even without a reservation, we got a table overlooking the sea. The food was outstanding as well as the service. The Hotel Marmorata must be experienced

    4
    « Yes, the hotel definitely grew on me! »

    The view, oh those views.! The ship motif is a bit odd but it grows on you and actually makes sense once you spend some time at this seaside hotel... On the first night we walked to the nearby town of Minori about a 15 minute walk on a busy road and down some stairs. The hotel staff had recommended a good restaurant and we had a delicious meal in this small seaside town. On the first full day we rode the public bus to Almafi. The front desk gave us the bus schedule and the bus arrived on time directly in front of the hotel. It was about 10 minute ride to the center of Almafi. Spent a lovely day and took the 6:30 hotel shuttle back which was half hour late picking us up at 7pm after guests called the hotel. The shuttle only runs 3 times a day so it's only covenant if you are on their schedule. Regardless, Alamfi is not far and makes a wonderful day trip. The second full day we walked the 1400 steps to Ravello. The town lies directly above the hotel about 1 mile up the side of the cliffs. Going up takes at least a moderately fit person about an 50 minutes to 1.5 hour depending on your fitness. You arrive in the center of town of Ravioli and from here you can enjoy your day with good food, lots of sightseeing and breathtaking views. For most, take your time, enjoy the stunning views along the way and you will arrive in Ravello in no time. Going down is much much easier, we walked down at early disk and it was under 30 minutes back to the hotel. At the hotel the staff is friendly enough, lots of interesting nooks and crannies, patios and passageways and various levels and places to sit and enjoy the views. Our room was smallish but had a cozy balcony with a chair overlooking the sea. Overall a very good place to stay if you don't mind taking easy day trips to Alimafi and Ravello which are very close by the hotel.

    4
    « Five Star Views »

    This a wonderful facility with first class rooms. It is somewhat inconveniently located but the free shuttle to Amalfi solves that issue. The only other other difficulty was intermittent WiFi service in our room. The staff attempted to assist us but there was an ongoing problem.The included breakfast was excellent.

    3
    « Great location but no air conditioning plus mosquitos »

    Stayed 5/7-5/11/16 in double room, sea view Pros: excellent location convenient to amalfi with free 10 min. Shuttle to amalfi (during designated times only); Serena at front desk was super friendly and helped with taxis, bus, boat ride to Capri tour (a must do and only 65 euros each...much more relaxing than a crowded ferry). She gave us extra blankets to pad the hard mattresses, and a fan for our hot room, and plugged in our mosquito zapper. She provided excellent customer service. Their daily free buffet is awesome and wonderful views. Cons: We ate dinner elsewhere since dinner isn't until 7:30 p.m. There's tons of choices in Amalfi or Minori so just saved money and ate elsewhere. Also, the rm windows have no screens so mosquitos do get inside which explains why they have bug zapper in room. For 4 nights we were honestly uncomfortable...hot, muggy...not very relaxing. We told front desk but they responded that they couldn't turn the a/c on. It's probably to save $, but if you make your guests comfortable they're more likely to come back. Each rm has individual temperature controls, but it won't work w/o front desk turning it on. The easy solution: turn the a/c on and install window screens. Give your guests the ability to choose individual room temperatures. (We stayed away from our hot room as much as possible by sightseeing during the day then sitting in the lobby at night. To go to sleep in the heat, we had to take benadryl..we were that uncomfortable). Also, the rooms are quite small. We walked sideways in the bathrooms. No ventilation in bathrooms so it got quite steamy. Overall we'd give this a 3 star. Unlikely to return because we value relaxing in a cool room.

    1
    « Unfriendly staff and mosquito bites for days »

    I have traveled frequently over the past year and have always had positive experiences. I have never left a negative review until now. My husband and I were so excited for our stay in Almafi. It was our last stop on our tour of Italy. When we first arrived at the hotel we were starved having made a five hour journey to our destination. There was a menu in the room with a selection of "snacks". We tried to order from the waiter an item that we saw on the menu and he scolded us and said there were only two sandwiches available on the menu until dinner at 7:30! As previously noted the hotel is in a remote location so it was not convenient to get back in the car right after our arrival but that's what we did. Please also note that this is all the time and was not an oversight. The hotel only serves food during specific times so you have to meet their schedule or travel far into town to eat. I found this inconvenient. Obviously most hotels have limited menus during select times but two sandwich options... Icing on the cake is that while it is not full on summer here yet it was rather warm when we first arrived (about 80 degrees). We asked if we could turn on the air conditioner in our room while we slept and they said no, rather we asked the front desk attendant who then asked the manager in front of us if it could be turned on and the manager said no without even looking up or greeting us. I would like to make it clear the air conditioning does exist at this hotel but the staff can shut the system on and off. We slept with the window open to try to cool the area down and I woke up with over 30 mosquito bites!!! They covered my face and neck my arms looked deformed they were so bumpy. I went to the front desk in tears asking if they could at least put a screen in the window if they refused to turn on the air. They told me to plug in mosquito zapper in the wall that could be found in night stand. Clearly this was an issue before with other guests if such a plug was kept in the room but no warning from the staff and no granting of request to turn the air on. This was meant to be a relaxing end to a hectic trip but now the constant itching is maddening and with the four bites the size of quarters covering my face I hardly look or feel like I've had a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Almafi is a magically beautiful place. I would return here but would NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL and would do more research on the atmosphere. We went to lunch at a beautiful place down the coast and they were SO nice and asked us about our plans and made recommendations. I told My husband I just wish we had booked a place like this because it felt like such a warm experience. Next time he said.

    5
    « Amazing, clean, stunning views, comfortable beds, great service »

    What else can one say...we did not want to leave. The entire experience was outstanding. Beds were superior, rooms updated and clean, fantastic showers, staff bent over backwards to help in anything. Minor issues with WiFi and Internet access. All outweighed by the drop dead gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea and coastline of Amalfi. Just a short curvy ride to the town of Amalfi.

    5
    « Ideal location for a luxury but smart stay »

    This former paper mill will give you a breathtaking experience on the coast that perfectly combines sea and a unique morphology with history, culture, and food. Also the chance to hike and comfortably step up to Ravello town in 30 min or walking to Amalfi in 25

    3
    « Depends what you want »

    The hotel is in an isolated location with nothing you could walk to. It does have a nice sea view from some rooms and swimming when the weather is good. It wasn't a good choice for October but would fit the bill if you want to get away from crowds and cities and just relax in the summer. Our small room was nicely decorated with a nautical theme but space was tight. There was a comfortable chair for reading but no light nearby and no ceiling lighting. You can ask for a coffee/tea maker if you don't mind giving up the little desktop space there is. The bathroom is small and the shower should come with elbow pads! The bed is firm and the pillows were the hardest, most uncomfortable ones I've ever encountered. WiFi reception was weak. There was a good variety of foods available for breakfast but the dinners were largely uninteresting except for an excellent vegetable lasagna. I wouldn't find the view and swimming worth the cost of staying here unless you have a car to get to towns and better restaurants.

  • 5
    « Wow factor »

    We absolutely loved this place, we swam in the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea, had sea views from our room, experienced really lovely staff and used the hotel's courtesy shuttle bus and public ferries to get around. The pool area run by Francesco is really lovely, you have to pinch yourself to remember where you are. The restaurant and breakfast room have great views. Thanks so much for a really fabulous stay. Trip through Ravello and over the mountains is pretty fabulous.

    2
    « A Bad Experience »

    The hotel offered and sold us what they called a "Fun Boat Trip to Capri" conducted by Capone Servizi Marittimi which turned out to be a dreadful experience because I almost drowned!!! Returning from the trip and due to the skipper's lack of precaution (he did not tie his boat to the hotel's landing platform), I fell into the Mediterranean. The skipper did not offer any assistance to get me out of the water; he just watched me and took off. I am laying some of the blame on the hotel which offered and sold a service provided by a company that does not offer all the necessary safety precautions. My three mobile phones got wet and had to be replaced and the hotel declined any responsibilility and simply refused to get involved. I am still waiting to get reimbursed for the three phones ($1,800) from either the hotel, the boat company or their respective insurance companies. What a disappointment!! This bad experience spoiled our vacation in Italy.

    1
    « Worst hotel on the coast »

    First of all this is lower Ravello....you want to stay on higher Ravello.....that is where everything is located. I wish we knew that. Ok, first of all the most unfriendly front desk clerks I've ever encountered. Second...the room was so stuffy and the A/c was only allowed to be set at one temperature throughout the hotel. We had an awful nights sleep. We stayed in so many hotels on the coast and this one was by far the worst. Also, our room was filled with Mosquitos .....very dusty.....and mold on the ceiling in the bathroom. Also, wifi was horrible!! Stay away from this one.

    5
    « excellent quality food and service »

    Quiet hotel providing a really excellent restaurent and overall service. Rooms were were well looked after. Minor drawback is the remoteness from local town on busy road, but upside is that it is away from the crowds. Quietness was somewhat spoilt by a large group of German guests who took over bathing areas and sang noisily in the restaurent. D3spite this we will remember an excellent holiday.

    5
    « Amazing location »

    I cannot say enough about this hotel. The location is outstanding, nestled on the sea cliffs of the Mediterranean, just a short 10 minute shuttle ride from Amalfi. The pool area, which is really amazing, is built into the cliffs. The rooms were comfortable, well appointed, and charming, with extraordinary views of the coastline. The staff were some of the best I've ever experienced at hotels, and I am well travelled. Antonella provided exceptional service, helping with all of our needs, including reservations and day trips to Ravello. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and only added to the experience. The restaurant was excellent, and the view from the terrace is simply amazing. If you are looking to stay in the Amalfi/Ravello area, this hotel is a great option, and if you want an ocean/pool/swimming area like no other, then this is the place. The most relaxing hotel we stayed at during our two week trip. We will definitely stay here again, without question.

    5
    « Sensational Setting on the Amalfi Coast »

    Our visit to the hotel was actually for a luncheon for our tour group as part of a shore excursion from Princess Cruise Lines _ Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. The restaurant for this hotel provides spectacular views and the food quality was excellent and well presented. Worth staying here for the dining experience alone.

    5
    « Great Vacation! »

    We can't say enough about the wonderful two days we had at the hotel! We had a suite that overlooked the sea with spectacular views! While in the area, we ate all of our meals at the hotel, even though we were in and out during the day. The meals on the terrace were great and the wait staff OUTSTANDING! They have a shuttle that will take you to Amalfi for free - you just need to be ready to leave at 1030. Free return trip is at 630, we chose to take a bus that dropped us off at the gate to the hotel. Taking a bus back from Amalfi was an adventure to say the least! I would have preferred a shuttle back to the hotel in half the time as 8 hours in Amalfi is a bit long! All of the staff are to be commended - job well done! When in the area we will definitely be back!

 

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From the East: By Car: Take the motorway Bari - Naples. Exit at Avellino. Continue towards Salerno. At Fratte (province of Salerno) join the motorway Salerno - Reggio Calabria. At the exit of the highway, follow the brown signs for Costiera Amalfitana. Once you reach Vietri sul Mare, continue as above to the Ravello Art Hotel Marmorata, BW Premier Collection®. From the North: By car: Take the A1 motorway Rome - Naples. Follow the road signs towards Salerno. Join the A3 motorway Naples - Salerno. Exit at Vietri sul Mare. Follow the road in the direction of Amalfi. 1 km from Minori (16 km from Vietri) you will see the to the Ravello Art Hotel Marmorata, BW Premier Collection® on the left-hand ...

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