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Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone

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Snohomish
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled off season and boy did we feel it. They had a very limited staff, only one really spoke English. The restaurant was closed, and we had to call a phone number to be let in upon our return after dinner. It is a comfortable, beautiful, old hotel with a lot of history. Our suite was quite large and...

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Dardago di Budoia, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lousy service, restaurant closed for winter... 5 stars how? Mini bar totally overpriced when nothing else available. Had to go to other hotel for dinner (which was much better) no parking, public parking 10 minutes away which costs 35 euro a day.

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

Dear Sir, we are very sorry of the disappointments that you had during your stay, unfortunately they were doing major public road repairs. We really hope to welcome you and your family in a near future. kind regards

LA, CA
Reviewed 21 December 2016

It seems the building has been around in one form or another since the 1200's. Fortunately it has been retrofitted and upgraded but it has not lost it's ambiance. Our suite was nice and spacious but some of the antique furniture was worn or damaged. We would have really liked to dine in the restaurant but it was closed due...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 19 December 2016

December is a quiet time for visiting Ravello with a number of places, including restaurants, closed up for the season. It was also the perfect time, however! No tourist crowds, and a beautiful setting on a sunny December weekend. Even with the closures, there were plenty of uncrowded venues open and welcoming, including a family trattoria hosted by the friendly...

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Hilo, Hawaii
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This hotel is absolutely incredible! It was previously a wealthy person’s palace and much of that past grandeur is still there in the public rooms. I had one of the cheapest rooms and so it was very small. However it was very very nicely decorated so the smallness was offset by beauty of the room. I enjoyed instead sitting in...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 7 November 2016

My husband and I returned here for two nights, after 32 years, to find the hotel just as charming and special. The dining terrace for lunch was as spectacular as we remembered. Don't miss it. Our one dinner was delightful (rack of lamb) and the Escopio wines from the hotel vineyards are excellent. All the staff were extremely pleasant and...

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Prattville, Alabama
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Stayed at Palumbo with four other ladies. Highly recommend it. Wonderful accommodations, fantastic view! The personnel at the front desk were very helpful. Would love to return to Ravello for a longer stay at the Palumbo!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our welcome was warm and accommodating. The surroundings are outstanding with works of art everywhere. The is a classic hotel with top level service. We ate in the restaurant only but the experience was all we had expected We will definitely return.

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Seattle
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This was our splurge night in Italy, the most expensive hotel on our trip. It's a cool former palace, still elegant. We were surprised our room had no temp controls. With sunrise hitting the room, it did get a little stuffy & warm. The buffet breakfast has an outdoor patio: what a beautiful & dazzling setting & view, with the...

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Much nicer bath in this newer section, 60's contemporary furnishings. Welcome champagne cocktail. Episcopio Riserva wine good at hotel restaurant, and EXQUISITE meal overlooking water. Have the beef carpaccio and the ricotta and spinach crepe. Older section has sea view, incredible but bath not nearly as nice. Will post more photos for that!

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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: €182 - €476 (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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Palumbo Hotel Ravello
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#10 Romantic Hotel in Ravello
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