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Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not a five star by any stretch, more like a motel. This hotel presents itself beautiful online but once you enter, it feels spooky. This is a tired and torn place, Furniture is in disrepair, room smelled of mold, it was really bad. Take a look at my pictures and you'll see for yourself. We left as soon as we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at a bit of a loose end as it had been raining earlier so decided to have a nosey (as my wife would call it...) in Hotel Palumbo given the history of the place and connections with film stars of a bygone era.. It is a very cosy and evocative place but I would not recommend you drink... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel Palumbo is beautiful and fascinating with a wonderful interior. Ther are pictures on the walls that show the history of the hotel and of Ravello. Our bedroom was excellent with doors opening onto a private seating area and the verdant garden beyond. The meals were delicious but , most important of all, the staff were always charming and... More 

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about Hotel Palumbo. The hotel itself is amazing. The room had old world charm with a breathtaking view. I can't wait to get back there again. The entire staff - the front desk, car service, and wait staff for breakfast and dinner were all incredible. They made us feel very welcome. The hotel is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a few days for a family wedding in Ravello. The property is so traditional and has such a lovely calm atmosphere. The staff from parking our car up to management are so considerate, genuine and helpful. We had lunch on our first day and staff really knowledgable and welcoming. Breakfast on the terrace in the mornings... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amenities extremely limited. Wanted a snack mid day- all we could get was a bag of chips. We thought there was a pool but they only have access to other pools IF the hotel guests in the other hotels are not using the pool. Room is really nice. Love Jacuzzi tub for 2!

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We will never forget the wonderful experience we had staying at Hotel Palumbo last week. The hotel staff are exceptionally attentive. From the well received excursion advice and planning to them providing us with fresh fruit and coffee in the early hours prior to us departing for the airport. The room was very clean and the chocolate truffles and welcoming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous hotel with beautiful decor and breathtaking views. Try to get a room with a balcony! The staff is very friendly and helpful. It gives off a relaxed vibe with an authentic old Italian charm. It's a very short walk to the main square. Would definitely recommend this hotel!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful former monastery and now a boutique hotel. We visited for lunch and had a opportunity to look around the fascinating property. Receptionist was delightful and waiters were all you could want in terms of service. Lunch was served overlooking the views of the valley below, quite breathtaking. Unfortunately the food was not quite up to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

This is a fabulous property. Unlike the other hotels along the street this feels warm and inviting. You are treated as friends and provided excellent local advice.We had a wonderful room with a large terrace with the most spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast. The only downside is there is no pool, but they do have an arrangement for you... More 

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Ristorante Confalone
Ristorante Confalone
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone

Address: Via San Giovanni del Toro 16, 84010 Ravello, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
Price Range: $231 - $738 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Palumbo Hotel Ravello
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#7 Family Hotel in Ravello
#7 Luxury Hotel in Ravello
#10 Romantic Hotel in Ravello
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