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Palazzo Belmonte, Italy

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A taste of royalty, history and tradition infused with luxurious design, stunning scenery and fragrant traditional Italian cuisine are the backdrop of this beautiful 17th Century hunting lodge. Family run and still owned by the Prince Belmonte, you'll enjoy all the opulence of a five star hotel, but combined with a big Italian heart and warm welcome.

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  • rooms

    The hotel has 50 sumptuous guest rooms, filled with the vibrant colours of southern Italy and offering opulent luxury with stunning views yet keeping the warm ambiance of a private home. Recently renovated self catering apartments are located in the main house, just a stroll away from the restaurant. Romantic suites are found at Eduardo's House, a delightful 17th century masterpiece. Named after flowers found in the gardens, they offer vaulted ceilings, beautiful furnishings and have private terraces from which to enjoy the sea or garden views.

    Nestled within the grounds, at the end of a charming walk way surrounded by fragrant orange trees, is Villa Belmonte. With a relaxed and intimate feel it consists of two private villas (named after the Prince's daughters) and offers 15 en suite bedrooms, each with a private terrace or patio. The rooms can be entirely private or can interconnect and each is individually designed and decorated to compliment the decadent historical style of the main house.

  • facilities & activities

    Driving through the storybook stone walled courtyard brings you to a fragrant haven of bougainvillea and hibiscus, 5 acres of beautiful gardens and a large freshwater pool. The views are idyllic and the lovely, soft Italian light has inspired painters and artists from all over the world. Tucked away behind a secret garden gate, steps lead down to a private golden hued beach and warm sea. Spend the day relaxing and then finish it off with a private treatment or massage, organised by the friendly staff.

    Palazzo Belmonte is also a great base from which to explore the rich area. Stunning coastline for trekking or horse riding and crystal clear waters for snorkeling or scuba diving. The estate is also home to an incredible 6km stretch of private coastline with pine woodland bordering the velvet sands and sparkling sea, perfect for a mooch along the coastline or a run if you prefer. Just a short walk away lies the little fishing village of Santa Maria Di Castellabate with its lovely quayside, shops and home to a vibrant weekly market. The delightful medieval city of Castellabate also towers above whilstr the historic sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis are in striking distance for a day trip. The hotel can organise a private driver if you'd prefer. The Amalfi Coast and all its treasures are a day trip out and easily reached by hydrofoil, private boat or helicopter, just ask at the hotel (they'll even provide a picnic).

  • dining

    Linger over lunch or dinner al fresco in suspended garden terraces with beautiful vistas of the coast and savour locally grown Italian treats, infused with the olive oil produced on the estate. Seasonal, fresh and traditional, choose from fresh fish, succulent mozzarella and feast on fresh and dried figs – a local specialty. Start with a delectable and personalised homemade cocktail and whether you dine by candlelight serenaded by the sea, or enjoy a lighter bite shaded by the large white umbrellas during the day, you won't be in a hurry to finish.

  • family

    In true Italian style children are always welcome in this luxurious home from home. There are no specific childcare facilities however, although babysitting can be booked on request. Kids will love the large freshwater pool and the calm seas and sandy beach is perfect for small ones. Exploring the coastline and gardens will keep them occupied for hours or bring history to life by visiting the archeological sites nearby.

    There are self catering apartments, complete with a kitchenette, which allow complete freedom and flexibility or the suites offer two bedrooms – either choice is ideal for a family. All children under 2 are free if using existing beds but there is a charge for a cot or crib – up to two are allowed per room but no additional beds for older children are allowed. The connecting rooms in the Villa Belmonte also work very well as family accommodation, located near to the pool area.

    A children's menu is available at the restaurant and there is also room service available 24 hours a day.

  • location

    Found nestled in a 5 acre park within the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site known as Magna Grecia with its glorious coastline and perched on the edge of beautiful Santa Maria di Castellabate, the hotel is only 120 kms south of Naples.  The hotel will organise car hire on request and parking is free. Alternatively take the train from Rome and sit back to enjoy the rolling Italian countryside - the hotel will provide car transfers to and from from the station.

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