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Relais La Corte dei Papi
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“5 night honeymoon”
Reviewed 29 August 2012

My husband and I wanted to choose a quiet, reasonably secluded luxury hotel with a swimming pool to relax in the wine region of Tuscany for our honeymoon. We decided to go for the cheapest room in a lovely hotel and it was quite important to us that we did not go somewhere with screaming children running around or mucking about in the swimming pool. We were completely satisfied with our beautiful room and I was not sure if it would be a little 'tired' so to speak but it was absolutely beautiful. We did get to see the old pig house and old cart shed which were more secluded stone buildings with your own table outside to sit and read although you would have been passed by other guests and I personally loved being in the old farmhouse. The old cart shed would be slightly more secluded than the pig shed if you are going to choose one of these. We also saw the beautiful deluxe style, more expensive room with bath in the bedroom so to speak also with a sauna or steam room I think abd magnificent views. David the owner does everything possible to ensure your stay is a delight. He is very welcoming and ready to make an extra effort to meet your unexpected requirements. We did the 2 hour cookery course and learnt how to make a picorino cheese souflee/ flan, pasta with a tomato sauce and a delicious trifle that my husband and I have made every week since returning from our honeymoon. If you do the course, you get to eat your produce and get a huge piece of perfectly seasoned steak as a course served after the pasta. On one of our last evenings, we asked for a secluded table up on the higher part next to the swimming pool and they put us at the far end- it was just magic!! David recommended a restaurant where you should book or you may have to eat inside just a couple of miles up the road- not half as nice inside as outside so make sure you ask David to book this for you. We loved the hotel, the service, the cleanliness, the atmosphere, the luxury. We highly recommend this hotel.

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Reviewed 25 August 2012

Relaxing surroundings, attentive service and a delicious and imaginative menu made for a very enjoyable and memorable evening. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this restaurant to couples and families alike. Paul

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Reviewed 24 August 2012

Our dining experience will be remembered as one of the best of our honeymoon David and his staff are incredible and the food was immaculate.we highly recommend an evening spent here. Thank you for a perfect evening in Pergo. Much love for this restaurant.

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Reviewed 18 August 2012

Stayed here with my boyfriend (manfriend actually) during July for 4 days and every moment was truly a slice of heaven. This is from all angles 5 star quality with a humble, hospitable and heartwarming staff. The location and grounds are immaculately kept the rooms are Fabulous with a capital F. The ambiance is of a sheek yet vintage feel. It's a spot in Tuscany you won't want to leave.
The food, the food, the food! I like to try different restaurants when I travel but we stayed to eat nearly every meal so we could sample as much as we could from the menu. Consistent excellence in cuisine. A very gifted chef has created some diverse, exciting and surprising combinations. Literally the best meals I have eaten and a wine card that will knock your socks off.
Thank-you David..we can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

This place is simply special. From the beautiful villa to the amazing food this place will take your breath away. But it is the people that make this place special. Manager/Owner David and his staff work incredibly hard to make sure your stay is perfect. The level of care, attention to detail and service that is provided is what makes this place so special. We will cherish our stay here and the people that we met forever. The pictures simply do not do the magic of this place justice. We would give it 7 out of 5 stars of we could.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

We had a wonderful experience at La Corte dei Papi, from top to bottom. David was truly delightful and personally ensured our experience was absolutely outstanding. The accommodation, grounds, pool, food, experience, decor, atmosphere were all absolutely top notch. The attention to detail and personal service were impeccable. This is high quality relaxation that must be experienced. Highly, highly recommended!

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

My wife and I just spent a wonderful relaxing week here. The location is just a few minutes from Cortona which is a beautiful old historical town. The owner, David, is clearly passionate about making his family villa/restaurant a success and ensured that we received friendly attention throughout our stay. The suites were immaculately clean and tastefully decorated, the restaurant served delicious food, the staff were very attentive and the beautiful pool and gardens were a haven in the heat - for us a perfect combination. We'd stayed in the area before - visiting Montepulciano, Siena, Assisi, Orvieto and others so it's a good base from which to explore Tuscany and/or Umbria. Warmly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Relais La Corte dei Papi
Address: Via La Dogana 12 | Località Pergo, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Cortona
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cortona
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cortona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais La Corte dei Papi 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Relais La Corte Dei Papi is an original late 17 century family dwelling that has been lovingly restored to create a hotel that caters for our guests every wish. An oasis of tranquility and peace ideal for the discerning traveler who yearns for exquisite Tuscan food in an elegant, charming countryside residence. Situated between the beautiful hills that surround the famous historical town of Cortona made even more famous by the writer Frances Mayer in her book “Under the Tuscan Sun” The Relais La Corte Dei Papi provides its guests with classically stylish room and suites equipped with every amenity. The interior has been lovingly restored to its original splendor. Every room and suite is furnished with taste and discernment. The beautiful Spa Suites are dedicated to the balance and wellbeing of guests. A truly unique experience with every imaginable facility to enhance your relaxation, the spa comes to you in the privacy of your suite. The restaurant is housed in what was the originally the wine cellar of the house and it maintains the integrity of traditional Tuscan cooking. The kitchen recreates the delicate flavors of genuine Tuscan dishes with a modern twist. Every ingredient used in our kitchen is selected for its quality, freshness and flavor; this creates a special experience at every stage of your meal. Our Chef daily prepares everything fresh including, bread, pasta and desserts. ... more   less 
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