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Belmond hotel caruso is a former 11th century palace, now lovingly restored to glory as a small luxury hotel. It is located in the town of ravello along the amalfi coast. This area of italy has a unique and visually stunning geography that features a combination of sandy beaches, blue seas, high cliffs, deep valleys and picturesque shoreline with cliff-side villages. Belmond hotel caruso sits 350 meters above sea level on the highest point of the village offering magnificent views of the entire enchanting coastline. The town of ravello is close to other popular tourist destinations in the area such as naples, the ancient roman city of pompeii, the seaside resort villages of positano and amalfi, the ancient greek temples at paestum and the island of capri, with its famed blue grotto sea cave. Belmond hotel caruso is a luxurious property offering attentive service and world-class facilities. The crowning jewel of the hotel is its top-of-the-world infinity swimming pool. At the highest level of the property, the heated pool is at the end of pathway of roses under a covered pergola. The edge of the elliptically shaped pool is in line with the geography of the escarpment, giving the optical illusion that the water stretches out endlessly, suspended between the sky and sea beyond. Poolside services include a dedicated concierge, music, fruit and other luxuries. The hotel’s belvedere gardens are a heavenly terraced retreat featuring typical mediterranean plants such as lemon and orange trees, white roses, an olive terrace, centenary pomegranate trees, jasmine flowers, vines and strawberry trees. A full range of spa and fitness facilities are offered at the caruso wellness centre. Restaurants include the caruso restaurant featuring gourmet regional cuisine and breathtaking views of the amalfi coast, and the open-air belvedere restaurant which is set in the garden and features an 11th century colonnade and 360-degree view. Accommodations at belmond hotel caruso feature 24 magnificent guestrooms and 26 luxurious suites. All are very large and elegantly appointed with the finest decor and amenities. Most accommodations offer either a private terrace or balcony - some even have a private garden. All rates include complimentary full american buffet breakfast, complimentary cabled and wireless internet access and 24-hour butler call button. Large marble bathrooms feature a separate shower stall, bathtub, bidet and beautifully appointed double vanity basins.