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Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 18 August 2015

The hotel itself is quaint and the staff are very friendly. However, the amount of money we paid was exorbitant for the size and quality of room we had. The breakfast was also very basic for the rate that was being charged. We discovered much better value hotels in the same area with better facilities at a fraction of the...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 18 August 2015

From the moment we walked in the door we knew we were in a special place! The facilities, food and service were superb. The view is incredible and Ravello and Palumbo were spectacular. The employees could not have been more kinder and responsive to your requests. Anything or help you needed was provided immediately. I would suggest you get a...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 11 August 2015

The hotel is nice (decoration wise) but need some fixing and a lot love. We first booked one night at 380$ euro but when we got there not seeing the room, we decided to stay 2 night but the only room avaliable was costing us 550$ euro per night, so we booked the 2 night. As soon as we arrived...

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Leeds
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Such friendly warm welcoming staff and it is in a great location with excellent views! Loved every second of it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to visit. Doesn't have a pool but you can use the pool next door which is easy and convenient.

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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

I've been taken for a ride here and there. But this was quite an expensive ride. To start off, I don't agree with the star rating that they claim. There are soo many things wrong with charging 800 Euro a night for a hotel that is furnished by IKEA. There was nothing about the room that felt expensive. Then the...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We have never felt compelled to write a negative review until now. Hotel Palumbo has earned it. We booked a deluxe room with balcony. We arrived to a relatively small room on the entry floor, with access from the common seating area. The air conditioning unit was not operating and there was no balcony, only a relatively small window. After...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We stumbled by the hotel for lunch, both in an attempt to escape the unpleasant crowds lower down in the city (think major cruise ship in town for the day), and to explore the high-quality restaurants on the area we had been told about. The case of fresh fish that we saw a local fisherman deliver to the hotel made...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Had the most incredible experience. The staff are second to none; nothing was too much at any time of the day or night. The room was spectacular and the view alone would clear any stressful thoughts from your mind!

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Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We recently stayed in Casa Palumbo (as opposed to the main rooms of the hotel). Rooms are very modern, spacious and well appointed with a very nice terrace with a view towards the water. Unfortunately the AC was not working in Casa Palumbo when we were there (apparently the power was not sufficient) so I would make sure that the...

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Fantastic service, really personable and accommodating. The hotel is beautiful, amazing views and in the heart of ravello. Beautiful place, was very peaceful- the garden is my favourite. Had a wonderful holiday!! Lots of great restaurants to eat at locally, would recommend the hotel next door.

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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
Region: Italy > Campania > Amalfi Coast > Ravello
Price Range: RM908 - RM3,287 (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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