Travel Blogs from Ravello
... up a conversation and were very glad we did. Helen and Ryan were from Yorkshire and were on their second trip to Italy. Close in age we found they had a lot in common with us and the conversation carried all throughout dinner. They were fans of the same American TV series that we watch and we learned all about proper Yorkshire pudding and Northern England. It was a very pleasant ending to what had been an exhausting day.
Note regarding boat rentals: Despite ...
... vineyards and family homes. Ever so picturesque, although the walk back up was testing, we managed to get to Villa Rufolo in time for a quick look at the gardens before they closed as darkness fell.
Friday 23rd: Our reason for choosing Ravello out of all the places to choose from on the Amalfi Coast was to see the more formal Gardens of Villa Cimbrone and to our delight they did not disappoint.
... day was the tour guides final commentary, amazing really that one of he best preserved areas was the brothel! We arrived in Revello late afternoon and took a stroll round the village, hill and steps of course! Tea was average, we went to a place recommended but can't say it was that good and tiramisu with chocolate sauce in the bottom - what were they thinking! Late night fireworks for a lady that made 100 years, sadly not because we had ...
... on another adventure. If we thought it was like a roller coaster riding the bus in the day, at night, it truly is. Before heading down the mountain, it first makes a run higher to Scala on the other side of the valley, where the streets gets even more narrow. Once back on track to Amalfi, we feel better. Just miss our connector, so we walk around for 45 minutes and then get on the last bus (10pm), with only 3 other riders, in the direction of Salerno. Back home, a glass of wine, ...
... I left the ristorante and arrived back in the piazza. As usual, the tourists and locals were all sitting around chatting and having drinks at the local square caffes. I stopped at Bar Klingsor for some gelati and winded up sitting with one of the owners and his brother, Guiseppe and Mauro. And a few other locals. We chatted and had some vino. We then all went to a local bar down the road for some really good grappa. This grappa is not the stuff you find in the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Parsifal Ravello
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
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.
Stayed 5 nights in December 2006 and thoroughly enjoyed attentive service, excellent food and quite superb views. A really delightful family run hotel.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.