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Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone

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Sorrento, Italy
Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ravello is made up of small narrow roads. Charming but can be difficult to drive. On foot, it is very romantic. On our arrival, I found the road leading to the hotel difficult. As a foreign driver from the Far East city I am not used to such narrow roads. A young man saw my predicament asked where I was...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed October 6, 2014

There are a number of top hotels in Ravello but we chose to stay at Hotel Palumbo after reading reviews on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. The views from the hotel are spectacular. All rooms face the sea and rugged mountains across the bay. Although the rooms on the lowest floor have a limited view of the bay, they...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 6, 2014

We are very fortunate to have stayed in lots of 5 star hotels in Europe and around the world; this is nowhere near the standard of a 5 star hotel. It was terrible! We stayed with another couple. We had both booked junior suites. Their suite was very acceptable. Ours was not; there was no way it could be described...

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hongkong
Reviewed October 5, 2014

The hotel is in the top of a Ravello hill,some rooms overlooking the amalfi coast,the view is irresistible .you should stay in a sea view room.the hotel is an old house converted,breakfast room has a terrace looking at the coast,there are many open area in the hotel you can sit and relax enjoy the beautiful view,room is standard equipped, breakfast...

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Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Palumbo is an absolutely charming hotel in a beautiful building with the most amazing views of the Amalfi coast. I can hardly believe how gorgeous it is, especially considering the reasonable rates. It is a family-run hotel and it really shows in the personalised service and friendly atmosphere. It's an old building with old fittings, and it must take...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed September 23, 2014

Found the hotel in "Great Escapes in Italy" where we had found 5 other very good hotels on this holiday in Southern Italy, this hotel was the worst of all 5, but was the most expensive - although all hotels in Ravello are overpriced ! There was a garage [ at extra 25 euros a day ] accessed through a...

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our stay at Hotel Palumbo was delightful, mostly because of the charm, character, cleanliness and views from the hotel. However, there are few things that need improving: 1. Need to provide washcloths to American travelers. I know it is not customary in Europe, but Americans like their washcloths. 2. The bathtub, which was very old, was difficult to stand in...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stayed at the Palumbo to attend a wedding for 3 nights and found the hotel to be very charming. Room was spacious with a great view overlooking the hills. The room was immaculately clean, the staff were friendly and attentive. The room we stayed in was actually across the alley from the main hotel building and was furnished with...

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed September 21, 2014

Wonderfull view from the room and at restaurant, very-very good stuff - yuo feel yourself like at home, everything was perfect, very calm, friendly, quite, ancient furniture, sincere atmosphere. The exact place to have a real rest

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is located above the main square . Very exclusive location. It is the service that is outstanding ! Francesca will go out of her ways to make sure our stay is comfortable. The view at breakfast is stunning!

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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 

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Address: Via San Giovanni del Toro 16, 84010 Ravello, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
Price Range: $220 - $749 (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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“Room with a view of the Amalfi Coast”
 of 5 bubbles beachman77, Dec 21, 2016 | Read review
“The only room I saw was the Romantica, a standard room with beautiful views of the Amalfi Coast. It was unique with its ceiling shapes and sunken bathroom. ”
 of 5 bubbles EricBL1, Dec 18, 2016 | Read review
“Loved the balcony and view! ”
 of 5 bubbles , Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the lowest floor so was shaded and cool.”
 of 5 bubbles F6917QUmarys, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“We would have welcomed having our own tea and coffee making facilities in the room if at all possible. With such wonderful views from the outside terrace, it would have been nice to have sat outside in the morning with a coffee, that we could have made in our room.”
 of 5 bubbles matt_cox45, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
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