Ravenna is one of those beautiful Italian destinations that has so much to offer yet remains unexplored. The town’s unparalleled collection of decorating centuries-old Byzantine mosaics and churches holds so many stories of saints, kings, and emperors.
You will find yourself marveling at the stunning, intricate artistry adorning the centuries-old walls of the UNESCO-world heritage sites. It will take you back in time, across the pages of history and forgotten empires.
While the serene atmosphere of Ravenna has inspired artists and poets over the centuries, the beautiful Italian town has some great food and even better wine to enthrall your tastebuds. A trip to Ravenna is the perfect Italian summer you need - far away from the crowds.
While we were in Ravenna, we made sure we were living in luxury, and today, we are here with our best picks. Let’s find out which stays made it to our tiny list featuring the best hotels in Ravenna.
Living In Luxury: The Best Hotels In Ravenna, North Italy
Now that we are here let’s look at the best hotels in Ravenna, North Italy.
1. Hotel Palazzo Bezzi:
|Address||Via di Roma, 45, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy|
|Phone Number||+39 0544 36926|
Located in a conventional townhouse, Hotel Palazzo Bezzi is an upscale property that happens to be only a 13-minute walk from the 5th-century Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and the Basilica of San Vitale. The hotel’s modern rooms feature whirlpool tubs, round beds, minibars, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, and panoramic city views. Plus, you can also upgrade your rooms to add sitting areas, living rooms, and sofabeds.
The world-class amenities include a steam room, a fitness room, a rooftop terrace, a walled courtyard, a sundeck, and a lounge/bar with a pool table.
Review By Martha Trupiano:
“Remember when hotel staff were professional, helpful, and just nice?? Remember when your room had little things that made your stay special?? Remember when the included breakfast was vast and fresh?? Hotel Palazzo Bezzi is just that. I had forgotten what a lovely stay was like. Thank you staff.”
2. Exclusive Hotel Residence La Reunion:
|Address||Via Corrado Ricci, 29, 48100 Ravenna RA, Italy|
|Phone Number||+39 0544 212949|
Located in a beautiful red brick building, the Exclusive Hotel Residence La Reunion is a relaxing, all-suite hotel. It's only a 12-minute walk from the Ravenna station, an 8-minute walk from the Basilica of San Vitale, and just a minute from the nearest bus stop.
While the informal suites here feature pull-out sofas, living areas, kitchens, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi, the upgraded quarters have patios or balconies. There is also a gorgeous lobby lounge. The best part? You can rent bikes! Oh, and pets are welcome!
Review By Margaret Harris:
“We stayed for 2 nights, Sept. 3rd and 4th. Lovely suite. Breakfast was a delight. The wonderful young lady at the front desk even helped us make smoothies from fresh fruit and veggies. Yes, the have a great machine! The young gentleman on the evening shift had great tips on where to eat. He was so right! I must confess I left some clothes. Remembered when we were out of town. Called and the young lady said she would take care of it. When we arrived in Siena, she had called our B&B and said they would arrive on Monday! They will truly take care of all your needs, plus! Thank you, La Reunion.”
3. Grand Hotel Mattei:
|Address||V.le Enrico Mattei, 25, 48122 Ravenna RA, Italy|
|Phone Number||+39 0544 455902|
Located only 2.1 kms from the Ravenna rail station, the Grand Hotel Mattei is another polished, upscale property we really love. The property is only 3 kms from the world-famous ornate mosaics of Mausoleo di Galla Placidia and 2.9 kms from the Basilica di San Vitale. The modern, chic rooms with carpeted or parquet floors feature walk-in showers, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi.
You can upgrade your quarters to add spa access and coffee and tea-making facilities. The suites come with sofabeds, lounge areas, and additional bathrooms. As guests here, you will get to enjoy a relaxing restaurant, conference rooms, a breakfast buffet, and a spa with a hammam and a sauna.
Review By Rob Ashford:
“Lovely hotel good reception ideal for the cruises out of Ravenna. For an extra fee (€90) you can leave your car securely parked for a week including taxi to cruise port. There are no restaurants within walking distance but hotel restaurant is excellent.”
4. Santa Maria Foris:
|Address||Via Giuseppe Pasolini, 61, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy|
|Phone Number||+39 351 042 3396|
Located at the heart of Ravenna, Santa Maris Foris is a refined property that is only a 3-minute walk from the Baptistry of Neon church, a 5-minute walk from the Basilica of San Vitale, and a 4-minute walk from the Archiepiscopal Museum. Breakfast is served in chic dining rooms or on the terrace.
The elegant suites and rooms are done up in black and mostly neutrals. The rooms feature laptop-sized safes, desks, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi. You can upgrade your room to add upscale sitting areas, while upgraded suites add living rooms. There’s also a garden, a library, and cozy lounge areas. The best part? You can bring your pets.
Review By JerJer B (Jeremy):
“The staff here simply are wonderful and kind and amazing! We felt so welcome in this small hotel. I will definitely stay here again if I go to Ravenna. It made all the difference to have a friendly staff when coming home after a long day of seeing Byzantine mosaics.”
And It’s A Wrap!
And it’s a wrap on the best hotels in Ravenna. We had a great time soaking in the timelessness of Ravenna - it was like going back in time, as if time had stopped in this town. The people, the food, the places - everything has a story. The trip only became better with just the right touch of modernity that these luxury hotels brought in.
Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences (if you have already been to Ravenna) in the comments below.
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