An incredibly romantic 5* hotel in a stunning location with stupendous views of the Amalfi coast

Palazzo Avino is a stunning five-star deluxe hotel on Italy’s famed Amalfi coast. Built in what was once a 12th century private villa for an Italian noble family and opened as a hotel in 1997, Palazzo Avino has been landed as one of the world’s finest hotels and boasts one-star Michelin dining. Tucked away in the medieval hilltop village of Ravello, perched high on the cliffs, 350 m (1,000 ft) above the sparkling Mediterranean, Palazzo Avino overlooks some of the coast’s most picturesque fishing villages.

Originally built in the 12th Century, Palazzo Avino, like many other buildings along San Giovanni del Toro, was part of the aristocratic quarter of Ravello during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Some original rooms remain, such as the entrance hall and a small bathroom used as a cellar in the restaurant.

The recently redecorated Capsule Collection suites have made this 12th century Palazzo even more alluring. Mariella and Attilia Avino asked renowned designer Cristina Celestio to return to the Pink Palace (after the success of the Pink Closet, a boutique within Palazzo Avino) to work across a collection of the hotel’s best suites, and they are just as compelling. The rooms’ internal architecture is beautiful, with marble floors, high vaulted ceilings and gothic-arched openings that break up the various areas within the suites. Celestino has incorporated one of three palettes into each suite, aquamarine, coral and sand, and each interior also features some of the hotel’s collection of fine antiques.

Accommodation

There are 33 rooms and 10 suites, all beautifully appointed, with either mountain or sea views. All suites overlook the sea as standard and most have a terrace upon which you can sit and soak up the views.

All rooms and suites are decorated with hand-made Vietri tiles, antique carpets, furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries and brass accessories and appliances. Frette Linen and Dr. Vranjes amenities, satellite TV, safe, minibar, internet access and iPhone docking stations are also available in each room.

Deluxe Rooms have a sea view and have large windows with enchanting vistas of the Mediterranean Sea. All bathrooms have either a jacuzzi bath or a jacuzzi shower.

The Infinito Suite

Our favourite suite is the Infinito Suite, the largest and most beautiful suite in the hotel, measuring over 1,000sqft with a terrace of over 500sqft. Situated on the top floor of the building, this bi-level suite is composed of one large living room including a dining area, one bedroom and one large bathroom with both a jacuzzi bath and separate large shower. There is also an additional guest bathroom in the living room area.

On the top floor there is a relaxing area that leads onto a very large private outdoor terrace with an amazing view over the Amalfi Coast. Ideal for romance, the terrace features a jacuzzi hot tub and a large dining area – perfect for private dinners. This suite is equipped with plasma screens and Bose Hi-Fi in all areas.

Facilities

  • Rossellinis, 1 Michelin star restaurant
  • Caffé dell’Arte
  • Terrazza Belvedere
  • Lobster & Martini Bar
  • Spa/Beauty centre
  • Sun deck with plunge pools
  • 24 hour Room Service
  • Limousine & Helicopter Service
  • Beach Club Club House by the Sea, 15 minute drive from Ravello

We particularly love…

The Lobster & Martini Bar

The Lobster & Martini Bar opens at 6 pm. Here you can enjoy the freshest local lobster paired with refreshing champagne or prosecco amidst a backdrop of the awe-inspiring Mediterranean Sea. Alternatively, you can enjoy a choice of 65 different martinis uniquely crafted by the hotel’s in-house Martini mixologist. Martinis range from traditional to exotic using ingredients such as seasonal fruits and herbs. The combination of watching the sunset while enjoying a digestive and viewing the sky, mountains and sea is incredibly romantic.

The spa

The full service SPA is located next to the swimming pool in the gardens of Palazzo Avino and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The facilities include:

  • Hydro pool
  • Sauna
  • Turkish steam bath
  • Massage and treatment cabins

Bespoke, organic beauty products which are made from local fruits by Effiglab are used in the spa.

Map and travel information

Flight information

Direct flights from the UK to either Naples or Rome

Transfer to Palazzo Avino

Transfer from Naples airport in 1 hour by car along the stunning Amalfi coast or from Rome in 3 hours by car

Call us

Speak to our team:

+44 1491 575 987

Visit

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm

1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH