Suspended between the sea and the sky, Belmond Hotel Caruso is your private balcony over the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Set into the cliff edge, around 350m above sea level over tiered groves of lemons and olive vines, suspended somewhere between the sea and the sky, Belmond Hotel Caruso is your private balcony over the Mediterranean allowing you to gaze out over the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Originally built in the 11th century by a wealthy family who was shipwrecked on their journey to Constantinople. It was once called Palazzo d’Afflitto—the Palace of the Afflicted. Today that original name could not be further from the truth. Belmond Hotel Caruso boasts all the worldly luxuries anyone could desire.
Inside, 51 rooms have been lovingly restored to their ancient Neapolitan glory. Marbled hallways lead to rooms brimming with antiques and paintings by old masters, hand-crafted terracotta floors and Naples-yellow walls lead to stone vaults adorned with arches and chandeliers.
From Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello is yours to explore. Wander the lush lemon terraces or see the Amalfi Coast from a bird’s eye view with a helicopter tour. Drive to Roman Pompeii, take a boat to Positano, join head gardener Gaetano and explore the verdant grounds, or simply sit with a book by the infinity pool, the choice is entirely up to you.
Fitness fanatics can re-energise with one of the in-house personal trainers, while the panoramic view from the gym adds a nice distraction to those on the treadmill. Shopaholics, meanwhile, will enjoy the in-house boutique with hand-picked goods or pieces exclusively designed for the hotel. Then liberate your mind, body, and soul at the Wellness Centre before finishing the day with an alfresco massage.
For the foodies, Chef Mimmo Di Raffaele injects a modern flair into traditional Italian dishes at Belvedere Restaurant, while each dish utilises the stunning produce local to Amalfi. Finish the night with a cocktail at the Piano Bar.
WINING AND DINING
Boasting one of the best views on the Amalfi Coast, this restaurant is celebrated for Chef Mimmo Di Raffaele’s imaginative Italian cuisine. Choose a table in the elegant dining room, on the spectacular outdoor terrace or the alfresco area close to the pool and feast on specialities from the local Campania region.
Breakfast 07.30-11.00 Lunch 12.30-14.30 Dinner 19.30-22.30.
POOL SNACK BAR
With the stunning infinity pool as your backdrop, indulge in delicious salads, pastas and Neapolitan pizza straight from the brick oven.
Lunch 13.00-16.00; Bar 10.00-19.00.
COCKTAIL AND PIANO BAR
Visit the atmospheric bar for early-evening cocktails or a late-night digestif. Feast your eyes on the magnificent 18th-century frescoes and the vistas over the Amalfi coastline. Enjoy piano music from 19.00 till late in the lounge area.
Take a seat on the ancient colonnade leading to the pool and bask in the warm Mediterranean breeze. Choose from the finest champagnes, Italian wines and irresistible canapés accompanied by relaxing music.
RELAX AND KEEP FIT
While away blissful hours in and around the heated, outdoor infinity pool, where the sea meets the sky. Relax on a sunbed and let the concierge bring you an iPod loaded with your favourite tunes. Towels supplied.
Re-energise with a workout in our air-conditioned gym, enjoying a full range of cardio equipment, weight machines, and panoramic views. A personal trainer is available.
Soothe your mind and body at this sublime Wellness Centre. Enjoy Mediterranean-inspired rituals in the indoor treatment rooms or sea-view gazebo.
Explore the picturesque coastline aboard our charming wooden boat. Complimentary round-trips leave from Amalfi at 10.15 each morning.
Board the complimentary shuttle to visit the enchanting towns of Amalfi and Positano. A regular service departs and returns throughout the day.
Tee off by the sea on Volturno Golf Club’s 18-hole course, approximately 1.5 hours’ drive from the hotel.
Browse handpicked gifts and items exclusively designed for Belmond Hotel Caruso. The exclusive silky clothing range sports patterns inspired by the hotel frescoes.
NAPLES AIRPORT CAPODICHINO (NAP) – 65km; 60 minutes by car.
Naples Central Station – 64km; 60 minutes by car. Train services from Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome.
Fastest route: take the Naples-Pompeii-Salerno highway. Exit at Angri. Follow signs for “Valico di Chiunzi” and “Costiera Amalfitana”, reaching Ravello via the pass (“valico”).
Scenic route: take the Naples-Pompeii-Salerno highway. Exit at “Vietri Sul Mare”. Follow signs for “Costiera Amalfitana” and “Ravello”, passing Cetara, Maiori and Minori. (Note, this route can be very busy at weekends and on public holidays).
Helicopter transfer from Naples or Rome airport to the town of Scala, a few minutes by private car from the hotel.