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One for the bucket list: high above the hustle and bustle of busy Positano and Amalfi lies the romantic town of Ravello on the hilltop - and the jewel in the crown of this beautiful Italian city must be the perfect Belmond Hotel Caruso

High above the hustle and bustle of busy Positano and Amalfi lies the romantic town of Ravello on the hilltop, but the jewel in the crown of this beautiful Italian city must be the picture-perfect Belmond Hotel Caruso.

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Exclusive life began as a palace in the 11th century before being transformed into a vast hotel in the late 1800s. The exclusive property is located at the highest point in the glamorous city and offers an enchanting view of the Bay of Salerno, 1000 feet under a breathtaking infinity pool.

Caruso is not only the best located and most stylish hotel in Ravello, but also offers its guests something unique – a delightful, perfectly secluded hide away from prying eyes, but within walking distance of the city's many restaurants and bars.

One for the bucket list: high above the hustle and bustle of busy Positano and Amalfi lies the romantic town of Ravello on the hilltop - and the jewel in the crown of this beautiful Italian city must be the perfect Belmond Hotel Caruso

One for the bucket list: high above the hustle and bustle of busy Positano and Amalfi lies the romantic town of Ravello on the hilltop – and the jewel in the crown of this beautiful Italian city must be the perfect Belmond Hotel Caruso

The Instagram infinity pool is undoubtedly one of the major attractions and is often celebrated as one of & # 39; the world's best hotel pools thanks to its dramatic cliff position and magical views.

In the hotel, guests are transported to a bygone era. The interior exudes old-fashioned glamor thanks to its decadent design, sweeping marble floors, large high ceilings and antique furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, making the building a true work of art.

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Almost all 50 rooms have their own terrace or garden, which means that there is rarely a time when the world-class view is not in sight, with breakfast in the room at no extra cost for those struggling to pull themselves away.

For the & # 39; gram! The infinity pool is undoubtedly one of the major attractions and is often celebrated as one of & # 39; the world's best hotel pools, thanks to its dramatic cliff position and magical view

For the & # 39; gram! The infinity pool is undoubtedly one of the major attractions and is often celebrated as one of & # 39; the world's best hotel pools, thanks to its dramatic cliff position and magical view

For the & # 39; gram! The infinity pool is undoubtedly one of the major attractions and is often celebrated as one of & # 39; the world's best hotel pools, thanks to its dramatic cliff position and magical view

Room with a view: life in the 11th century began as a palace before being transformed into a vast hotel in the late 1800s, the exclusive building is situated at the highest point in the glamorous city and offers an enchanting view

Room with a view: life in the 11th century began as a palace before being transformed into a vast hotel in the late 1800s, the exclusive building is situated at the highest point in the glamorous city and offers an enchanting view

Room with a view: life in the 11th century began as a palace before being transformed into a vast hotel in the late 1800s, the exclusive building is situated at the highest point in the glamorous city and offers an enchanting view

Heaven: Caruso is not only the best located and most stylish hotel in Ravello, but also offers guests something unique - a delightful, perfectly secluded hide away from prying eyes, but within walking distance of numerous restaurants and bars

Heaven: Caruso is not only the best located and most stylish hotel in Ravello, but also offers guests something unique - a delightful, perfectly secluded hide away from prying eyes, but within walking distance of numerous restaurants and bars

Heaven: Caruso is not only the best located and most stylish hotel in Ravello, but also offers guests something unique – a delightful, perfectly secluded hide away from prying eyes, but within walking distance of numerous restaurants and bars

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The spacious rooms and suites each have their own style, with huge beds and countless luxurious details; Bathroom products from Bvlgari and Penhaligon, beach bags with a chic brand and everything you might need to step outside the boundaries of the hotel.

For those who can really tolerate dragging themselves away from this heaven on earth, the hotel's helpful concierge offers numerous day trips around the Amalfi Coast, including everything from guided walks along the famous path of the gods to wine tasting and Vespa field trips.

Guests can also enjoy the glamor of perhaps the most perfect stretch of Italian coastline from the sea, thanks to daily free boat trips from nearby Amalfi.

Elegant: the interior exudes old-fashioned glamor thanks to a decadent design, sweeping marble floors, large high ceilings and antique furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries. The building is a true work of art

Elegant: the interior exudes old-fashioned glamor thanks to a decadent design, sweeping marble floors, large high ceilings and antique furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries. The building is a true work of art

Elegant: the interior exudes old-fashioned glamor thanks to a decadent design, sweeping marble floors, large high ceilings and antique furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries. The building is a true work of art

Spacious: the rooms and suites each have their own style, with huge beds and countless luxurious details
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Spacious: the rooms and suites each have their own style, with huge beds and countless luxurious details

The rooms feature Bvlgari and Penhaligon bathroom products and beach bags with a chic brand

The rooms feature Bvlgari and Penhaligon bathroom products and beach bags with a chic brand

Spacious: the rooms and suites each have their own style, with huge beds and countless luxurious details – bathroom products from Bvlgari and Penhaligon and beach bags with chic brand name for starters

Those wishing to explore the pleasures of this charming city can take a little less than an hour and drive twice a day on board the hotel's free and regular shuttle bus, which runs along the coast to picturesque Positano.

Caruso also has a first-class fitness center and a relaxing wellness center, with an extensive selection of treatments available in a gazebo overlooking the sea among the lemon trees.

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And the eateries? Classy. The celebrated Belvedere serves imaginative Italian dishes and specialties from the Campania region, under the supervision of chef Mimmo Di Raffaele.

Private: almost all 50 rooms have their own terrace or garden, which means that there is rarely a moment when the world-class view is not available

Private: almost all 50 rooms have their own terrace or garden, which means that there is rarely a moment when the world-class view is not available

Private: almost all 50 rooms have their own terrace or garden, which means that there is rarely a moment when the world-class view is not available

Gastronomic delights: the celebrated restaurant Belvedere (photo) serves imaginative Italian dishes and specialties from the Campania region, under the supervision of chef Mimmo Di Raffaele

Gastronomic delights: the celebrated restaurant Belvedere (photo) serves imaginative Italian dishes and specialties from the Campania region, under the supervision of chef Mimmo Di Raffaele

Gastronomic delights: the celebrated restaurant Belvedere (photo) serves imaginative Italian dishes and specialties from the Campania region, under the supervision of chef Mimmo Di Raffaele

Cheers on that! The charming cocktail and piano bar comes alive in the evening and offers an extensive list of tipples, set in the elegant setting of a stylish bar with wood paneling.
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Cheers on that! The charming cocktail and piano bar comes alive in the evening and offers an extensive list of tipples, set in the elegant setting of a stylish bar with wood paneling.

Cheers on that! The charming cocktail and piano bar comes alive in the evening and offers an extensive list of tipples, set in the elegant setting of a stylish bar with wood paneling.

Guests can choose to dine on the Belvedere’s beautiful outdoor terrace or in the cozy dining room with uninterrupted views of the awesome coastline below.

Breakfast is also served in the restaurant, with an impressive range of both à la carte and buffet options, including a champagne breakfast for those who like to push the boat. Be prepared for a reasonably relaxed service.

A more restrained option is the poolside snack bar, where guests can choose from traditional Italian favorites, including pizza, pasta and seafood – perfect for a lazy lunch.

Once in your life: Guests looking for extra glitter and glamor during their stay now have another option to add a touch of A-list - the newly opened and even more exclusive Villa Margherita

Once in your life: Guests looking for extra glitter and glamor during their stay now have another option to add a touch of A-list - the newly opened and even more exclusive Villa Margherita

Once in your life: Guests looking for extra glitter and glamor during their stay now have another option to add a touch of A-list – the newly opened and even more exclusive Villa Margherita

Private bolthole: The villa is a private guesthouse with two secluded suites, situated on the peaceful grounds of the hotel

Private bolthole: The villa is a private guesthouse with two secluded suites, situated on the peaceful grounds of the hotel

Private bolthole: The villa is a private guesthouse with two secluded suites, situated on the peaceful grounds of the hotel

A-list stay: for the £ 5,217 per night villa price tag, guests are treated to a dedicated butler service, a personal chef to spoil all culinary needs and a private car service throughout the stay, ensuring a truly generous one-off lifetime experience!

A-list stay: for the £ 5,217 per night villa price tag, guests are treated to a dedicated butler service, a personal chef to spoil all culinary needs and a private car service throughout the stay, ensuring a truly generous one-off lifetime experience!

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A-list stay: for the £ 5,217 per night villa price tag, guests are treated to a dedicated butler service, a personal chef to spoil all culinary needs and a private car service throughout the stay, ensuring a truly generous one-off lifetime experience!

The charming cocktail and piano bar comes alive in the evening and offers an extensive list of tipples, set in the elegant setting of a stylish bar with wood paneling.

Guests looking for extra glitter and glamor during their stay now have another option to add a touch of A-list – the newly opened and even more exclusive Villa Margherita.

The villa is a private guest house, consisting of two secluded suites, and is located on the peaceful grounds of the hotel.

For the £ 5,217 per night price tag, guests are treated to a dedicated butler service, a personal chef to indulge in culinary desires and a private car service throughout the stay, ensuring a truly lush one-off experience!

TRAVEL FACTS

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Prices at Belmond Hotel Caruso start at £ 909 per night including breakfast.

Exclusive use of the Belmond Villa Margherita with two suites starts at £ 5,217 per night, including breakfast, a butler service, a personal chef and a private car service for the duration of the stay.

For more information visit www.belmond.com/hotels/europe/italy/amalfi-coast/belmond-hotel-caruso/.

Rating:

Classification key: one star – poor; two stars – ok; three stars – good; four stars – very good; five stars – exceptional

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