Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone in Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Nestled on the Amalfi Coast, the rambling hillside estate of Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone has hosted Federico Fellini, Richard Wagner, Truman Capote, Yoko Ono, diplomats and aristocrats. A walk through the Ravello estate offers a glimpse at the history of refined western culture: Marble columns date to 600 BC, and the arches, to the 11th century. Views from this perch reveal the rambling Amalfi coastline dotted with red-roofed palazzos and a patchwork of heritage vineyards. Here, the world has stood still.
Savor the expansive breakfast buffet served on the panoramic terrace and take in the landscape, unlike anything else in the world. After breakfast, descend down to the seaside, where a glamorous speedboat awaits to whisk you along the coast. Photograph the craggy cliffs and centuries-old villages where grandmothers still make pasta by hand. Return to take a tour of the Episcopio wine cellar, and enjoy a glass of Costa d’Amalfi DOC riserva while you watch the sun set from the Mediterranean-style rooftop rose garden. Be sure to reserve a table for dinner in the restaurant. Note: It’s worth arriving early to check out its the 17th-century salon with a frescoed vault and a painting by Caravaggio student San Giovanni Battista. End your day with an in-room massage.
Location of Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone
Nearest Airport: NAP
Amenities for Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone
- General Information
- 21 Guest Rooms
- 24-Hour Room Service
- On-Site Amenities
- Laundry Service
- Multilingual Staff
- Business Center/Services
- Meeting Rooms
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone
The location and view are unique...but the hotel was in serious need of update. Our room had mold smell and stains on the wall. Furniture was dated as was the bathroom. Cleanliness definitely needed improvement. The hotel had a wedding party ongoing which made impossible for us to rest in the afternoon. On positive side breakfast was very good and staff friendly.
The staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating and they get 10 out of 10 for service. There was no fuss changing our room and were given a lovely room that looked onto the garden and sea. Breakfast was charming and the lounge area lovely. This, however, is by no means a 5 star hotel. For the reviewers who call it old world charm its more akin to staying at your rich gran's aged villa. The sheet was burnt on the seam, the plastic brass curtain end had fallen off and our plugs kept falling out the sockets when trying to charge the phone. One of the reasons for booking the hotel was dinner as we had travelled far that day, only to find we had to go to the place down the road - which was fine but not what we expected. You probably don't notice it in summer with a buzz but off season you see the aging.
Eliana B - London, United Kingdom
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 fairly comfortable with a beautiful view of the coast.
kathleenagomes - Snohomish
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.
Steve S - Dardago di Budoia, Italy
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 to low season. The location of the hotel is on a hill overlooking the Amalfi Coast with Great views and right in the heart of Ravello. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.
beachman77 - LA, CA