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Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone

#11 of 22 Hotels in Ravello
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prior to arriving in Ravello and the Hotel Palumbo, we had visited Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi. When you step into the hotel, you immediately know that you are in a special place, unique from the other towns. The hotel is a converted monastery, with the decor and rooms kept faithful to its origins. We had the "romantic" room (each room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay here, we were there for our honeymoon. It was in beautiful surroundings, a very traditional and beautiful building and our room backed on to a private garden that overlooked the coast. I have to give a special mention to Alfonso Prince Proto, Anton Miranda and Pierluigi, they made our stay and experience extra special! Highly recommended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!! From the moment we entered the grand lobby and were welcomed by the friendly staff we knew this was going to be a great place, and so it was. Our room opened up into a beautiful courtyard with views down to the coast. The breakfast on the deck was exceptional and very tasty. Could not fault this hotel every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attention to detail and the responsiveness of the staff made this experience beyond our expectations. The food was fresh and plentiful. The staff always made us feel welcome. The charm of the old world decor made it one of the few in Ravello that maintained its character.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family have recently stayed for 3 nights in the historic former palazzo of the Confalone family, dating from the 12th century. We had a delightful modern room outside of the main hotel, with a private terrace overlooking the Amafli coast, and with a small public garden immediately across the way. Everything about this stay was perfect. The staff were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main building is charming, with beautiful interiors and decor. There, the rooms have the right atmosphere and wonderful view. Breakfast is rich and taste. However, the rooms in the dependence are absolutely inadequate to a five star hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was in Ravello with friends recently, all of us dressed in very casual walking gear having walked up numerous steps from Amalfi. For sentimental reasons I suggested we visit the Palumbo and ask if we might have a light lunch. Our welcome was very friendly and we enjoyed a superb lunch on the terrace. The views were outstanding and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We visited the restaurant of this hotel when on a day trip to Ravello, it has spectacular views although on this occasion we were being protected from the wind by plastic sheeting.The service was very professional,friendly and efficient as befits a hotel with a 4 star rating.I had a panini with mozzarello and ham and my husband had a crepe... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I have mixed feelings about the Palumbo. It is historic, and the common areas are truly breath-taking. Yes, areas need updating and maintenance. My stay is a bit ago, so take me with a grain of salt. My room was in need of refreshing, but the price was reflective. The staff was cordial. If you don't stay there, you must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Amazing place. The room was magnificent and the view breathtaking. The staff was very attentive to every need. The breakfast was fit for a king. Even tho it was trek to drive up to the hotel. Once we walked into the beautiful lobby, we were escorted to a room with the most spectacular view. I cannot describe how perfect this... More 

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Ristorante Confalone
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Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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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: $274 - $834 (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 Luxury Hotel in Ravello
#7 Family Hotel in Ravello
#10 Romantic Hotel in Ravello
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