3 Night stay. David is, as everyone says, the perfect host, he is omnipresent and clearly takes huge pride in his home (which is now his hotel). The hotel was quite quiet when we were there, in fact, it felt like we were the only people there one day, which was great. The hotel has a lovely pool, with nice loungers and towels. We ate dinner once in the hotel, it was real gourmet food, not your "classic" Italian meal at all, the price was in keeping with the food standard, high, which is fair enough for gourmet dining. David gave us good recommendations for other evening meals.
We had a deluxe cottage room, personally, I wasn't that keen on it. It was almost directly outside reception, so didn't feel "private", it also wasn't very light and there wasn't a lot of storage space (no drawers), the bathroom was nice though. Perhaps I should have spoken to David and I am sure he would have changed the room, but for a three day stay, it didn't seem worth it.
If I ever go to Cortona again, I would stay there, it is outside the city, maybe a 10 minute drive up the hill.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Relais La Corte Dei Papi Hotel Cortona