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Housed in a converted 12th century palazzo, Palazzo Avino is a charming boutique hotel located on Ravello’s eastern ridge and has stunning views across to Monte Avvocata and the Bay of Salerno.
All of the 43 rooms and suites are elegantly decorated with handmade Vietri tiles, antique carpets and 18th century furniture, combined with modern touches such as ipod docks and satellite telly.
Manicured terraces lead down to the pool and restaurant, Rossellini's, one of the best on the Amalfi Coast. A quintessential Italian restaurant, the Mediterranean food is sublime and newly appointed head chef Michele Deleo brings with him a wealth of experience. Other dining options include Terrazza Belvedere, whose terrace perches over the cliff and looks over the Amalfi Coast; Caffé dell'Arte, serving cocktails and light snacks; and the Lobster & Martini Bar, which cooks up fresh lobster and has over 65 different Martinis to choose from.
With the hotel being all about the views, its only fitting that the spa also over looks the Amalfi Coast as well. There is also a gym with great sea views, a pool and a rooftop solarium with two whirlpools.
When not relaxing by the pool, guests can use the hotel's Clubhouse by the Sea, which has access to the beach platforms, a small swimming pool and a complimentary shuttle to and from the hotel.
Kate L, Original Traveller