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Hotel Palumbo

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Via San Giovanni del Toro, 84010 Ravello, Italy
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Ranked #11 of 20 hotels in Ravello
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just returned from 18 days touring Italy from top to bottom including a stay at the Palumbo. Ravello was my favorite location and I cannot say enough positive things about the gorgeous Palumbo. When we think of "hotel", this is not it. We felt as though we were invited as special guests to a duke's villa. The architecture, beautiful... More

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Amalfi Coast, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a week at Hotel Palumbo - genuine charm. Hard to find these days. Have a look at the 1953 John Huston movie 'Beat the Devil' starring Humphrey Bogart (u-tube) and a great cast of characters and you will get an idea of Ravello past and present (in some ways it retains it's old world feel). There is a scene... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Superior, comfortable hotel in a quiet location, providing very good service. The location and views from this hotel are excellent. Food excellent. Dining room stunning. Would be significantly improved with a swimming pool in the garden.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best place to stay in Ravello : this hotel is beautiful and you don't fell in an hotel : the furnitures and decoration are from a noble house, raffine, delicate, with a tremendous taste. And the service is also personal, like if you were a very special guest. Rooms are facing the tremendous view, the terrasse embrase the horizon,... More

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Sidney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our return stay at Palumbo Hotel and hope to visit again! The history of the hotel and antiquities are quite amazing. The views are breath taking. Breakfast on the roof top terrace is wonderful.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned to Ravello this June (2014) for a memorable few days to show friends the stunning views and enjoy the friendliness and beauty of the place. We have stayed at the Hotel Palumbo many times - it is a traditonal Italian hotel. There are no gimmicks and thankfully nothing international about it, which means we love the place more... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 3 nights @ Hotel Palumbo last week as the last leg of our Honeymoon and have nothing but superlatives to describe this hotel and its extremely accommodating staff. The aesthetics of the hotel capture what ones imagination would be of an extremely well maintained luxury Italian villa from a bygone era. Juxtapose that with one... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The people at the hotel were wonderful and helpful. The room was nice, very simple and clean, and we had a huge garden outside our room which was absolutely lovely. The only difficulty we had was that the shower didn't work well because the water was very hot. They tried to fix it but it still wasn't working properly. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Every so often,with the emphasis on often,we stay in sumptuous luxury befitting seasoned travels. Such was our discovery this magnificent casa with knock-your-breath-away views. Panorama is easy to use as throw-a-way lines,but this hotel's is the p[erfect panorama,which makes its situation in Ravello a perfect place. Serenely seated on the terrace, 1000 ft above the town,the whole Amalfi coastline with... More

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marvuille, Responsabile reception at Hotel Palumbo, responded to this review

Dear Madame, we thank you very much for your great feedback. We are pleased to hear the good memories you have of your stay at the Hotel Palumbo. We look forward to welcome you again in a near future. yours sincerely More

San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I have traveled all over the world from roughing it to first class. I am pretty laid back and understand when mishaps happen. It claims its a 5 star, far from it. The view is incredible but no way a 5 star room , all the rooms are small and outdated. That didn't bother me, they charged me for parking... More

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marvuille, Owner at Hotel Palumbo, responded to this review

Dear Sir, We are very upset for the comments you made about our hotel and regret very much for what happened with your laundry. You probably did not realize the quantity of pieces you gave to wash. The first time you gave 24 pieces and the second time 43, the cost for your washing came to € 118.00 for the... More

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Address: 16 Via San Giovanni del Toro, 84010 Ravello, Italy
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Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Palumbo 5*
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The Hotel still preserves reminiscences of the medieval structure of the original Palazzo Confalone built in the 12th Century. Other architectural and decorative elements were added in the 17th Century. The architecture of the building is in itself a mosaic of time. Consisting of five different levels, which have nothing in common with modern-concept storeys, the building has an irregular vertical structure - very similar to the original one - with added wings, a tower-like extra storey, and a maze of unpredictable openings, corners and corridors. A small flag-like sign hangs discreetly above the main door of Palazzo Confalone. Built in the 12th Century, in a suggestive spot of one of Ravello's little alleyways, the building protrudes on the street with a tower-like structure forming an arch, dotted with tiny loop-holes which were used as lookouts and defence posts in bygone - not very safe - days. A mixture of Moresque arches and ogives from the East. Precious, ancient Greek and Roman marble columns from Paestum and the Amalfi Coast. The Vuilleumiers' refined taste is particularly evident in the interiors of bedrooms and communal living rooms: each individual piece of furniture and decoration accessory belongs to the family home and all rooms and communal areas have multicolour ceramic floorings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. If glasses could speak, they would tell you about those timeless moments when one feels like sitting at the bar to look for lightness and extemporary peace. This ritual has also accompanied the stays of the many celebrities who sojourned at Hotel Palumbo. In 125 years, the "Don Pasquale" bar has "sipped" stories from the movies world, confessions from stars in the show-business, as well as melancholies of love, dreams of freedom, ideas for tales, and inscrutable silences. The architecture and colour scheme of the bar offer an original mix of the many atmospheres of Ravello. The hotel is named after Pasquale Palumbo, who, together with his Bern-born wife, opened the first Hotel Palumbo in Ravello in the middle of the 19th century. The building that housed the hotel was called Episcopio because it had been an Episcopal dwelling in the distant past. Since the early days, the hotel lodged illustrious guests from every corner of Europe. They were indeed attracted by the beauty of the surroundings but also by the fame Mrs. Palumbo, Elisabetta Von Wartburg, enjoyed in international circles of the time. Wagner himself came to Ravello because he had heard about this lady and left a signed thank you note for the hospitality received. Jessy Palumbo, daughter of Pasquale Palumbo and Elisabetta Von Wartburg, got married with Edwin Vuilleumier and the couple continued the family tradition by taking over the Hotel. Pasquale Vuilleumier was a man of Swiss origins but with the typical inflection of Neapolitan gentlemen. From his grandfather, on his mother's side, he had inherited the spirit of enterprise; from his father's side of the family he had absorbed a stern commitment to work. His clientele, won over by his congenial ways and unpretentious, elegant style, used to come back to Ravello to visit him as a friend, just like the illustrious guests of the early days had done with his predecessors. "This was his home. The hotel was his life: why not keep my father Pasqual's dream...my family's dream...my own dream alive? It was written that in the end my home and my hotel would become one and the same thing". Marco Vuilleumier ... more   less 
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