Hotel Parsifal Antico Convento Del 1288
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Parsifal Antico Convento Del 1288 Ravello
Charming hotel in charming town
My wife and I just returned from a trip to italy during which we spent 3 nights at the Parsifal based on Trip Advisor revies. The brothers and cousin who run the hotel are extremely helpful and add to the Ravello experience recommending day hikes/restaurants and answering our questions. We arrived a day early, so when they couldnt give us a room with a view of the coastline, they gave us a larger room facing the valley, but with a 50 ft balcony running over the loggia entrance to the hotel, where we could sit out, sun ourselves and view the coastline. The hotel is clean. As someone mentioned in another review, if you are into minibars and satellite tv, there are other hotels in Ravello for you, but if you are into a quiet enjoyable hotel in a quiet lay back town, with small town/hotel warmth included, the Parsifal is an excellent choice. Were we to return to Ravello, we would most certainly return to the Parsifal
Great views from this simple, lovely hotel
If you're visiting Ravello, consider the Parsifal as it is in a great, quiet spot, with fabulous views over the bay. Just 5-10 minutes walk to the main square.
If you're into minibars, satellite TV and modern hotels then this may not be for you - but if you like quiet, clean small family-run hotels then you'll enjoy it - it used to be a monastery so the rooms are generally whitewashed and high ceilinged.
Manager Tony, his brothers and cousin Rafael are so friendly that they make you feel like one of the family. They all speak excellent English.
The rate usually includes breakfast and dinner (but if you want to switch the dinner to lunch, just tell them in advance), so it's great value. The food is not haute cuisine, just simple honest Italian cooking, great pasta and seafood seem to be a speciality.
We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and loved it - we'll be back I hope.
Stayed 5 nights in December 2006 and thoroughly enjoyed attentive service, excellent food and quite superb views. A really delightful family run hotel.
Great location and good value
We spent 3 nights here at the end of the season (end of October, beginning of November) so Ravello was very quiet and an icy wind was blowing for much of the time. However, the welcome we received in the Parsifal was very warm and friendly.
We had a reasonable room with a fabulous sea view, although the bathroom was tiny.
Breakfast was ok but we didn't eat dinner in the hotel (probably a mistake, given the other reviews!) as it did feel a bit empty.
Good value for money - especially after Venice and Rome - and we'd definitely stay here again, although next time it will be in May or September.
If you're driving we'd recommend the route across the mountains from Angri - not well signed and very twisty but much easier and less scary than the coast road from Salerno to Amalfi!
The View, The Staff, The Food... Unbeatable
This is a family-run hotel that really cares about its guests. Antonio and his two brothers are as friendly, helpful and attentive as you could wish. The room we had (Number 22) had a balcony with a fantastic view across to the mountains and down to the Salerno Bay. This is the same view as from the garden and restaurant, where the food was excellent, by the way. The only small criticism would be that the room is long overdue a refurbishment- but we felt so happy staying at the hotel, we didn't care!
The centre of Ravello was just a few minutes walk away and we enjoyed one of the regular piano recitals at the Villa Rufolo. Ravello is a tranquil village in the mountains up steep, winding roads. I can think of few places more relaxing (once you recover from the stress of getting there).
We had an amazing 6 day stay in the Parsifal. The staff were incredibly friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The food in the Parsifal was the just THE best!!
We got married in Ravello while we were there and we couldn't have asked for a more special place to have our special day!
Wonderful hotel, fabulous view.
We stayed in a number of hotels during our trip to Italy and the Parsifal was by far the best. Ravello was our favourite place and the hotel is conviently situated just a short walk from the centre.
Our room was lovely, very clean and comfortable and the view from our window was just SPECTACULAR. The hotel is family run. The staff were wonderful and went out of their way to help us and make our stay as perfect as it was. We had half board and were very glad we did- there was a different menu every day, always using fresh local ingredients. The restaurant and terrace had the same fantastic views as our bedroom.
This hotel made our holiday and we will definitely be returning. It is an excellent base for exploring the Amalfi coast and we wished we had booked to spend more time there instead of moving on to Sorrento.
What A View!!!
To say that I was blown away by the view from our hotel window would be an understatement!!! We arrived late afternoon in Ravello (which by the way is a stunning, stunning little town) and were given a sea view room - wow! The staff were fantastic and so friendly, the hotel is situated perfectly for a stroll into the beautiful town and the dinner bed and breakfast deal worked out to be excellent value. My girlfriend and myself were strolling back to the hotel after a drink in the square and stopped to look over the coast next to the Palazzo Sasso. 'One day, when I'm a millionaire' I told her and I think she summed it up when she said 'We couldn't ask for a much nicer place than we're in at the minute'. HIGHLY recommended.
Excellent Hotel Service - Beautiful Location
My husband and I were fortunate enough to find Ravello, what a beautiful, cozy and safe town! Able to walk the entire town, Ravello was very clean, quaint and easy to access Pompeii and the other Amalfi coast towns and the island of Capri. To make the visit even better, we stayed at affordable Hotel Parsifal and had superior service from Antonio and his brothers managing the hotel. Large, clean, quiet room with sea/mountain views, ours had a private terrace. In all of our European travels we have not had the hospitality that we experienced in Italy and with the awesome team at Hotel Parsifal! Do yourself a favor and stay there!
Incredible hospitality and fabulous cuisine
I returned from a conference in Ravello earlier this week. I have attended this same conference twice in the past. We have stayed in wonderful hotels each time, but the Hotel Parsifal with Antonio, Leonardo and the rest of the staff is by far my favorite place to stay.
Aside from panoramic views of the sea and fantastic food, what sets the Parsifal apart from other hotels is the wonderful hospitality displayed by it's managers and staff. I have never felt so at home in a hotel as I did at the Parsifal. The staff gracoiusly fulfilled every request that I made. For example, one day I returned from my conference to have a quiet lunch in my room with local cheese, bread and tomatoes. When I asked for a plate to eat with, they also gave me wonderful olive oil. There are other plentiful examples of this warm Italian hospitality.
We had several friends from our conference come to the Parsifal for dinner and they were unanimous in praising the cuisine. We wateched the chefs go to their garden to collect vegetables to prepare for the dinners. It is the epitome of slow food. Every meal was prepared with care and simple yet innnovative recipes. The desserts were unblievable.
Whenever I return to Ravello, there is only one place that I will stay -- the Parsifal. It's a genuine Italian treasure.
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