Europe’s Most Romantic Hotel: Palazzo Avino, Italy
On arrival at Palazzo Avino, it is easy to see why it was voted The Best Honeymoon Location in Europe last year. Built into the mountainside, this beautiful hotel is located just five minutes from the centre of Ravello and boasts stunning views of the bay below. Their attentive staff will make you feel like royalty during your stay, resulting in a relaxing and romantic honeymoon.
Each and every room is different to the next at Palazzo Avino, with most boasting stunning panoramic views. The salmon pink, boutique exterior is a fine example of traditional Italian architecture; while the modern white interior with gold details give the hotel its palatial feel. For absolute luxury on your honeymoon, there is no better option than the Infinito Suite. Positioned on the roof, take in the breathtaking views while relaxing in your private rooftop jacuzzi before heading out to enjoy one of the many activities on offer at the hotel.
There are plenty of dining options at the Palazzo Avino, all with incredible views across the bay below. A lavish breakfast buffet is served in their Michelin starred Rossellini Restaurant, which you can enjoy on the beautiful outdoor terrace. At midday, try the hotel’s more casual terrace restaurant or use their poolside bar and you won’t even have to leave your sun lounger.
The spa, inclusive in your room rate, is one of the hotel’s highlights. With a Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, two tropical showers and a whirlpool jacuzzi, you have all the tools for a relaxing stay. Careful detail has been paid to every aspect of the spa, from the mood lighting and herbal infusions to the luxurious treatment rooms for privately booked treatments.
There are many areas on the cascading grounds to enjoy yourself and relax. Chill out in one of the two rooftop jacuzzis or lounge by the pool making use of the attentive pool staff who are ready to step in for your every need. The Palazzo Avino also boasts extensive gardens and an unusual outdoor gym with a variety of modern equipment, situated on its own level of the terraced gardens. For a really unforgettable moment, go for an early morning work-out and admire the beautiful sunrise over the Amalfi coast.
The Ravello area is famous for its music, hosting the Ravello Music Festival from July to September, with the famous dawn performance during the second week. This musical influence is evident in the hotel, as you are never far from peaceful piano playing. Despite the hotel’s popularity, the number of terraces and levels means that you will still enjoy a private, secluded stay, and the staff will make you feel as though you are the hotel’s only guests.
The Beach Clubhouse
The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle bus down to their very own clubhouse on the Mediterranean coast. This little slice of heaven by the sea is a 20 minute drive from Ravello, leaving you right on the sea’s edge. With steps straight into the clear warm water of the Mediterranean, you will also find two swimming pools, sun loungers, kayaks and a plunge pool and a team of professional staff on hand. Spend the day relaxing by the sea and don’t miss the delicious Italian cuisine and freshly baked pizzas from the wood-fired oven, served either in the terraced restaurant or straight to your lounger.
What we love…
The romance! This is very much a hotel for couples.
Hotel Palazzo Avino
Via San Giovanni del Toro 28
84010 Ravello – Amalfi Coast
T + 39 089 81 81 81
Staff at the hotel all speak English so will be happy to assist you by phone or email.