Ravenna is a wonderful blend of hospitality, culture and sea. It is regarded as one of the most beloved destinations in Emilia-Romagna, especially for those who are looking for something distinctive and a look into the Etruscan past which still exerts an influence over this area. Capital of the Western Roman Empire from 402 to 476, Ravenna is a great destination for artsy tourists, families and couples alike. Read Culture Trip’s guide to the best places to stay.
Boutique Hotel, Hotel
Formerly a townhouse belonging to the local aristocracy, Albergo Cappello is now a wonderful three-star boutique hotel which offers its guests a unique stay in the heart of Ravenna. With only seven exclusive rooms, each and every customer will feel pampered and part of the city’s ancient aristocracy here. This hotel also boasts a great restaurant and a wonderful enoteca and wine bar for those who are looking to taste some true Italian wines.
Antica Ravenna Residence, housed in a renovated, converted farmhouse, will allow its guests to have a second house in Ravenna, as it were, as all the apartments are independent of the main structure of the residence and they are equipped with a kitchenette, which enables any guest to try their hand at local cuisine and to handle authentic food from the nearby area. Alternatively, try out one of the delis in the surrounding neighborhood.
Situated in the heart of Ravenna, 150 metres away from the Basilica of San Vitale and within short walking distance from the pedestrian area, Sant’Andrea Hotel is the perfect place for a pleasant stay with all the necessary comforts of a three-star hotel. Each and every room features air conditioning, a minibar, a TV, a safe, en-suite facilities, a hairdryer and a telephone; a breakfast buffet is offered in the hotel so as to satisfy any early appetite too.
Palazzo Bezzi, conveniently located in the heart of Ravenna, just a short walk from all the important Byzantine mosaics in the city, is a luxurious hotel with sound-proofed rooms and elegant details. Even the most discerning of travelers will appreciate the sheer beauty of both the refined décor and the incredible atmosphere which Palazzo Bezzi has to offer.
Located in a peaceful area in Ducenta, La Locanda del Polacco is a new B&B with only two cozy rooms which is the refuge of many a tourist throughout the year. The convenient location makes it the perfect choice for travelling within the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna as well as to Ravenna, just 15 kilometres away, and to Mirabilandia, one of the best-known amusement parks in Italy, which is situated just 11 kilometres away.
Conveniently located just outside Ravenna and a few minutes’ drive from Mirabilandia, Grand Hotel Mattei is a luxurius four-star superior hotel with a modern, captivating décor and a unique atmosphere. If offers 124 rooms with all the usual comforts and more, including an LCD screen with Mediaset Premium (the Italian version of Sky), king-size beds and internet.
This hotel is located next to the Basilica di Sant’Apollinare in Classe, one of the most beautiful assets Ravenna has to offer. It also boasts a restaurant with traditional cuisine from Emilia-Romagna and locally sourced products, as well as a garden which offers refuge to anyone who is looking for peace in the city. The rooms are double with en-suite facilities and wooden furnishings, whilst the two suites are available to those who are looking for something special.
Hotel Oceanomare boasts a brand-new building which caters to the needs of those who are looking for a relaxing holiday in Punta Marina, one of the most beautiful lidos in Ravenna. The design is modern and all the rooms have a wide mirror, a hairdryer, a minibar, international sockets, en-suite facilities, air conditioning, a 32-inch TV with Mediaset Premium, a coffee and tea maker, a safe, a courtesy set and free Wi-Fi to boot.
Housed in a completely renovated 15th-century building, M-Club is a place where culture, comfort and hospitality meet. Located in the heart of Ravenna, just a few steps away from San Vitale and Galla Placidia, this R&B (Room & Breakfast) offers a convenient location which functions as a base for visits to the local cultural sites. Situated amid the shopping area, M-Club is also the ideal choice for those who want to combine business with pleasure. There is a private car park available for those who are driving to boot.
Owned by Elenoire Casalegno, an Italian TV-presenter, and her family, Residence La Reunion intends to be a first-class refuge in Ravenna, where comfort and elegance combine to meet the highest of expectations. It boasts several suites of different kinds (Standard, De Luxe, and Executive), which all feature top-notch, elegant furnishings, but which are at the same time different and unique. Breakfast is served paying attention to the quality and the healthiness of the food, which is locally-sourced and low in fats and sugars.