The Best Hotels in Ravenna, Italy

Hotel Classensis is just a short drive from Ravenna and its Unesco-listed sites
Hotel Classensis is just a short drive from Ravenna and its Unesco-listed sites | Courtesy of Hotel Classensis / Expedia
Mark Nayler

1. Albergo Cappello

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Formerly a townhouse belonging to the local aristocracy, Albergo Cappello is now a three-star boutique hotel with just seven exclusive rooms. Each one is decked out in traditional Venetian style – think crystal chandeliers, plush bedding and baroque wallpaper. The hotel also boasts a highly-regarded restaurant, serving meat and fish dishes, plus there’s an onsite enoteca where you can sample the best Italian wines from the region.

2. Sant'Andrea Hotel


Situated in the heart of Ravenna, Sant’Andrea Hotel is 150 metres away from the Basilica of San Vitale and within short walking distance from the pedestrian shopping area. The original building was part of a 17th century convent. Today, it’s been converted into a simple hotel with single rooms for solo travellers, as well as interconnecting suites for families and groups. Make yourself at home in the cosy lounge. From here, doors lead out to the communal garden where breakfast is served in the summer months.

3. Hotel Palazzo Bezzi


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This upscale, modern hotel is one of the most luxurious in the city. Rooms are light and airy with soundproof windows and fluffy bathrobes provided; some even include round beds and jacuzzi tubs. A real highlight here is the wellness centre, complete with sauna, Turkish bath and a chromatic shower, plus there’s an onsite gym.Conveniently located in the heart of Ravenna, the Byzantine mosaics are just a short walk away,

4. Hotel Classensis


This hotel is located next to the Basilica di Sant’Apollinare in Classe, just a ten-minute drive outside of Ravenna. Ten rooms are available from the simple Comfort Double, complete with Sky TV, whilst the Junior Suites are decked out with a four-poster bed and sleeps up to four. Chef Giuseppe Tateo whips up traditional Neapolitan pizzas in the restaurant, whilst the Cellar houses Italian wines to taste and buy to take home.

5. M Club De Luxe B&B


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Housed in a renovated 15th-century building, M-Club is a cosy bed and breakfast, located just a few steps away from San Vitale and Galla Placidia in Ravenna. The hallways are decorated with paintings and memorabilia collected by the family on their travels. Six rooms feature exposed beams and antique furniture alongside crisp white bed linen. Breakfast is served each morning in the airy dining room, complete with crystal chandeliers and gilded mirrors. Parking is available on site for those driving.

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