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Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone

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Catonsville, Maryland
Reviewed 25 June 2015

We had dinner at the restaurant in Hotel Palumbo seated at a table with a spectacular view of the Amalfi Coast. But the meal was the most delicious meal I have ever had. Everything cooked to perfection, delicate, memorable, a treat you will be happy you chose....now on my top ten meals of a lifetime. Not only that, the 18th...

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Very nice hotel staff and most polite. Make sure you reserve a room in the original building. I was very glad to have been placed on request to a beautiful room La Torre it's more than a room with a veiw

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PortHope
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We started our last Italian visit with a stay in Ravello, a very beautiful town on the Amalfi coast. Hotel Palumbo is in a stunning location. Our room was old fashioned and completely charming with a small balcony with full view of the coast. Service was completely professional and welcoming. Breakfast was bountiful and service personable and attentive. We had...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We visited Hotel Palumbo for a winery tour. I could not have been more pleased. The parking was convenient, and the hotel and grounds were absolutely beautiful. We did not stay at the hotel, but only went for the tour. The staff were kind, courteous and very helpful. The winery tour was short but interesting and magnificent. Afterwards, they hand...

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New York
Reviewed 5 June 2015

I was very surprised this was advertised as a 5 star hotel. The location is amazing and the view is great. It's a 12th century palace and the first hotel in Ravello, so we were told. We ended up in a room in the lowest floor and it was very small and cramped. We couldn't open the window blinds because...

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marvuille, Proprietario at Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone, responded to this review

Dear Sir, we are terribly sorry you were not satisfied with your room, but you could ask to change it and we would be pleased to offer you another one, because our aime is to satisfy our guests in every way. Regarding the noisy during the night, there were no weddings next door, but it was a noisy pubblic party...

Rome
Reviewed 4 June 2015

This is a great hotel to enjoy the magic of Ravello and to use it as a base to visit the Amalfi coast. It's in a very old and elegant family palace, without many rooms; it's quiet and with a wonderful view over the Amalfi coast. They serve breakfast on an amazing balcony and this makes you happy and relaxed...

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Reviewed 3 June 2015

Hotel Palumbo is a small boutique hotel that offers refined accommodations. We felt as if we had stepped back into time. Beautiful antiques, paintings, ceramics and stunning architectural features. Then there was the view from our room...awesome. We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Amalfi Coast and dinner in the most elegant room I have ever eaten...

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Humlebaek, Denmark
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Fantastic hotel in the center of Ravello with an amazin view to the mountains and see. Old building from early 1.200. Excellent restaurant for breakfast and dinner, and the personal is very kind and helpful.

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Killcare, Australia
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Hotel Palumbo was everything we expected and more. The beautifully decorated public rooms resonated of a bygone era when life, for some, was more glamorous and gracious. We had the Junior Suite in the Tower. The room was not large by our (Australian) standards but the patio and sun terrace more than doubled our space. Breakfasts on the dining terrace...

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Ipswich
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Beautiful, characterful hotel. Staff exceptionally helpful and very efficient. We visited form Wednesday to Monday as my son was married in Ravello on Saturday. A little rain altered plans, but the hotel were remarkable in their ability to accommodate. The disco ended at 3am, by breakfast, there was no sign a anything out of the ordinary had happened, either on...

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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
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
Price Range: $273 - $718 (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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“Loved the balcony and view! ”
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“Our room was on the lowest floor so was shaded and cool.”
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“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.”
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