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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
I had had lunch at this hotel in the '80's and had always wanted to stay overnight. We stayed three nights. This is a classic old small hotel. It has tons of charm and the welcome is very warm. True - one needs to be aware the rooms are old style. We had a fantastic view along the coast to the East. We had at least four electric outlets and only two really worked well - our chargers fell out of the other two or would not maintain connection. The wifi is pretty good and cable TV had some connection disruption. We slept well. Sound carries in tiled rooms, but one night we were the only people in the hotel ( February). We were thrilled the hotel was open. The bathroom had a tub with only a hand shower. Our breakfasts were nice with excellent juice,coffee, croissants, bread and pastry, jams, eggs, and ham. Almost everything in town was closed including the main restaurant in the hotel so we walked to the two nearby restaurants that were open - a lot of up and down stairs. We had a comfortable stay and I would return.
SagHarborAlice - Sag Harbor, Ny
Ravello is such a unique destination that it requires unique digs. If you prefer sleek, modern design and a spare aesthetic, the Palumbo is NOT the hotel for you. It is a riot of color and texture, jammed full of ornate frescos, tilework, upholstery, architectural details and plants. Our cozy room felt like being in a stateroom on a ship, with low groin-vaulted ceilings and elaborate taffeta curtains in thick stripes of salmon and chartreuse. Breakfast is served on a lovely terrace overlooking an even lovelier nearby village. Ravello is for romance and lazy days spent wandering the picturesque stone streets.The entire time I was there I felt like Babe Paley or CZ Guest... it wasn't perfect, but it was pretty damn memorable!
SHEvorg - New York City, New York
Beautiful views in the main house. Staff were great. Rooms are in dire need of a complete makeover! Rooms were terrible.....lighting horrible....the shower in my room had no light....was told the owner had financial issues. Itâ€™s a shame because the location of the hotel is perfect. Definitely would not return! Definitely way over priced. Had to pay $150 extra per night for an upgraded room that was barely fit to stay in.
George J - Kendall Park, NJ
The staff was wonderful and helpful, but the hotel needs to have a number of updates. We paid $750 for suite that should have been about $350 if that. The bedroom was too narrow to get to the closet so we lived out of suitcases for four days. Bathroom was too skinny to use shower/tub and sink at same time. Ravello is a beautiful town and much easier to navigate than crowded Positano and the staff of the hotel had many useful suggestions.
bjohnston1736 - Denver, Colorado
We stayed in this hotel during our honeymoon touring Italy. It was the most expensive of all the hotels we booked partly down to it being a late booking (although we stayed in a number of excellent five star hotels from Venice through Como, Cinque Terre, Rome, and ending in Capri which were booked at the same time). It was by far the worst hotel we stayed in for a number of reasons. The front desk staff are good, especially the woman who has the afternoon/early evening shift and we can't fault their willingness to help and try to deal with issues, although I cannot say the same for the hotel management who did not even engage. There are some positives about the hotel. The location is excellent with beautiful views down to Amalfi and down to the sea, the restaurant is great and this is where you can have breakfast which is also excellent and was included in our room price. The main hotel itself is charming if a little dated, but unfortunately this is where the positive elements ended for us. The first room we were shown was in the annex a short walk from the main hotel, but in a seperate kind of apartment block with a door that is difficult to get in and out of and is controlled from the front desk. The first room was dark, dank, had flies buzzing around it, paint flaking off the walls in part and dirty linen with dark brown patches on the bed. I am not someone who is quick to complain, but this was not acceptable given what we were paying per night so we asked for our room to be changed. We were moved to a suite in the same annex (the hotel refused to put us in a room in the hotel unless we agreed to take the small dungeon like room with one cabin portal type window or pay more - we were already paying a lot to stay there). The second room was better and at least clean, but certainly was not a five star standard room - although we were told that this was an upgrade and that they were doing us a huge courtesy by giving us this room. It was pointed out to us that we had a non refundable booking and that they already had our credit card details so essentially tough luck. We did not let this put a downer on our trip and just spent as little time in the room as possible and out around the beautiful town and surrounds. An American couple that we met who also stayed at the hotel in the main hotel building had the same view as us about the hotel in terms of room quality or lack of and they also agreed that it should not be listed as a five star hotel. The hotel needs a refurbishment and needs to up its room standards if it wants to actually be a five star hotel and honestly command those prices (some of the facilities i.e. the pool that allow it to have this 5* rating are actually provided by the hotel next door). The pictures on its website and on Internet booking sites do not reflect the true nature of the hotel and the rooms so I would advise caution and research. If you want a good five star in Ravello I'd recommend you stay elsewhere - Villa Cimbrone and the other five stars in Ravello are far superier. This is only my opinion based on our experience, but hopefully it will help others avoid disappointment.
B129 - London