Villa San Michele
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Travel Blogs from Ravello
Chris said he felt like a walk this morning and did I have a walk in mind for him! Last year Tanya and I were given a tip from the locals on taking a great walk from Minori to Ravello. They skipped the part about 95% of the trip being up stairs. 1 hour and 20 minutes of stair walking and big steps at that, not normal little ones. I knew that, but …
We had planned to go to the Isle of Capri today but after days of gorgeous weather we woke up to a very rough sea with black clouds and rain. I knew there was no point going as one of the attractions there is la Grotta Azzurra (the blue grotto), which you can only enter through a small hole in the side of the rock face and when the sea is too rough …
This was our last day on the Amalfi Coast and sadly really bad weather was still upon us but I really wanted to take Chris over to the Isle of Capri. The hotel staff weren't at all convinced that there’d be any boats going over there again today but we decided to try our luck. The ocean was a lot calmer than it had been for the past 2 days …
It poured all night last night which made a trip to Capri impossible again today. Not only would it be impossible to get into the blue grotto, we found out that no boats were even leaving for the Island. Bummer! We hadn't done any ceramics shopping yet which is what the Artisans all along the Amalfi Coast are famous for. The majority of ceramics …
Doors on windows in most places I've ever stayed in Italy anywhere have the most amazing shutters that could make midday seem like midnight! I know my girlfriend Tanya that I've mentioned I travelled with previously is completely and utterly in love with them. We would often sleep the morning away assuming it was about 7am when in fact it was more …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Villa San Michele Ravello
Saying sea-front is not enough: this nice villa turned into a small hotel (12 rooms) is just *over* the sea, on the rocks a few meters (and some 100 steps... ;-) in between the road and the Amalfi gulf!
Nice, cosy rooms, a wonderful view, small terraced gardens with lemons, a perfect position for travelling along the coast (1 km from Amalfi, where the road to Ravello starts, and just in the middle of the coast) and, last but not least, welcoming owners. What else could we desire for a last romantic nappy-free holiday?
A few things to know
Trip advisor reviews are helpful to me so I wanted to comment on this hotel.
As I was climbing down many flights of stairs,I wondered how someone with any mobility problems would fare and wanted to note this in a review.
The shower was very small in our room, parking was an issue, and the location is rather remote.
That said,the setting is beautiful and once you are in your room--the views make you forget the inconveniences.
Villa San Michele was the highlight of our trip to Italy. Our only regret is that we did not stay longer. The view of the Ocean and the rocky cliffs from our large balcony, (see picture) was breathtaking. I think the best part of the trip was our warm reception from Nicoli. He treated us like family. We walked to a local winery, the neighboring towns of Atroni, Minori, and Amalfi (all less than a mile away.)
I am reluctant to spread the word on this hotel as I am concerned that I will not be able to get a room the next time I am in the area. This is the 2nd time we have stayed at the Villa San Michele & it was as beautiful as ever. This time I took a tour of 12 and everyone raved about the location as being a piece of heaven & how much they enjoyed the meals.
Just back from a week at the Villa San Michele. The hotel is located just outside Amalfi (Ravello is about 5km) with a bus stop just outside.
Stayed at Villa San Michele in August 2004, and it was the most wonderful hotel experience...
we just returned from the beautiful amalfi coast, staying at the wonderful hotel villa san michele.....i cannot recommend this place more highly...the location is fantastic - beautiful mediterranean views from a cliff, with a stairway walk down to the sea....the price (very reasonable) includes breakfast and a delicious dinner made of local fresh products...the hosts will make you feel almost like family. there is no need for a car, as you walk the one kilometer into the beautiful and friendly town of amalfi....you can take a short boat ride to positano or to the isle of capri...your room has a fantastic view of the sea, as does the rest of the property....this place is just about perfection....the only problem is having to leave and re-enter the real world.....
Met all our expectations
We have had some bad experiences booking hotels on the internet, but San Michele was above and beyond our expectations. We were looking for a hotel that was private and that would give us lovely views of the sea and the Amalfi Coast. San Michele was perfect! We had a nice room with a large private terrace, with uniterrupted views of the sea and the coast. It was very peaceful and quiet....very difficult to find on the Amalfi Coast. The hotel is well located, just a bus stop away from the town of Amalfi and Revello and a short walk away from the quaint Italian village of Atrani...our favourite place. We loved our stay there and we highly recommend it. We would love to return!
We had a wonderful time at Villa San Michele, staying 6 nights in late October. This charming hotel has breath-takingly beautiful gardens and wonderful sea views. The highlights of our stay were the amazing meals we had in the restaurant. The dinners we had there were very simple but amazingly delicious! The best caffe lattes and cappuccinos I've ever had. But the best part about our dining experience was the quirky choice of music by the owners. One night it was Barry White. Another, reggae. On our final night, John Denver of all things! I loved it! It endeared the hotel to us all the more. The owners were friendly and spoke English very well (which was great because our Italian was terrible). Everything was within an easy walking distance, including the towns of Atrani and Amalfi, and the stunning views from Ravello were just a short (intense) hike from our hotel. For those less inclined to walking or hiking, the SITA bus stops right in front of the hotel, which is very convenient. We would highly recommend this charming hotel and we hope that we can visit Villa San Michele again in the near future!