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
We just stayed at the Palumbo and it was average but too expensive. We just completed a European vacation in Rome, Naples, Capri, Athens, The Greek Islands and London, and this was the second most expensive hotel but the last in quality. It is overpriced
At first view the Palumbo seems a little dilapidated but in the true shabby chic sense of a place well lived in. We were not happy with our first room and the staff were very helpful giving us a Room higher up with the best view we have ever had in any hotel we have ever stayed in in the world. We have so enjoyed our stay here!The staff are fabulous polite cheerful and helpful, and the restaurant is one of the best anywhere on the Amafli coast. After three happy lunches and two wonderful dinners on the perfect terrace we ventured to the Caruso lured by its reputation. What a mistake. We returned to the Palumbo for desert!
We stayed 3 nights & loved it. The decor and rooms are all authentic & unique. It's good to remember this hotel is very very old ie. don't expect cookie cutter perfection. The staff are wonderful in every way & the restaurant was fabulous. Position is A+ we had breakfast on the terrace every morning looking at the majestic view & felt like royalty. It's old, rustic & imperfect, but perfect!
Gail M - Sydney, Australia
good food and service at the hotel restaurant. We had the evening meal there and the service and amazing ambiance was unrivaled anywhere we have been in Italy. We had the Jr. Suite with an amazing room and a view of a life time. We have traveled throughout all of Italy and this was one of our favorite places.
Second time staying at Hotel Palumbo. A bit bare bones with a curious situation where sometimes no one is at Reception when you need them, but helpful when they are there. The hotel is in a great location, close to town and sites, near other good hotels and terrific views.
LovetoLiveWell - NYC