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Relais La Corte dei Papi
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Cortona
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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41 reviews
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“Excellent hotel near Cortona”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This is a lovely place near Cortona, Italy. Several centuries old building and restored beautiful property with excellent accommodations, staff and food. The grounds are magnificent and the pool delightful.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

La Corte de Papi, Cortona, Italy

LOVED IT!!!
As so many have said, this is an exceptional gem in Tuscany. We came for a few days to relax after a long flight before a cruise and it was a highlight of our trip. The grounds are lovely and peaceful, with a stunning pool and beautiful gardens. Both David and his mother made us feel like old friends - we will miss them. They couldn't do enough for us. David was always available to help us with all our sightseeing plans, offering maps, directions, etc. He was extremely knowledgable about the history of the area and was never to busy to sit down with us to chat.
Rooms were large, very well appointed and extremely comfortable. The restaurant was outstanding, both for excellent buffet breakfasts and a wonderful dinner. We enjoyed eating outside in the beautiful gardens.
We hope to return one day.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

A perfectly pleasant hotel with very friendly staff - were it only one third the price. For instance, our room lacked a proper shower, just had a bath with a shower on a hose and no hook to hang it - and a slightly run down bathroom with cracked tiles, etc, to boot.

Hotel also lacks basic things like a common indoor saloon / lounge. I hesitate to criticise somewhat, as the owner is very friendly. But this hotel is priced as a boutique luxury hotel and it's simply not up to that standard. It's trying to be something it's not and somehow getting away with it going by all the rave reviews. Fawlty Towers without the incompetence would be my summary.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Tel aviv
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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel located few minutes drive from Tuscany pearl - Cortona.
David and his mother both energetic and very kind persons own and manage this beautiful hotel.
Small new and great hotel in a wonderful garden all is clean and well kept.
The rooms are fantastic and well equipped and very comfort.
The restaurant serves wonderful food and great variety of wines.
Service all over is friendly with big heart of the Papi family.
All the employees are so kind and welcome with smile any request.
We were many times on a vacation in Tuscany and this time we enjoyed the most from the hotel.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

A family estate that has been remodeled into a lovely inn with exquisite grounds, beautiful rooms (although the furniture choices, in my opinion, could have been aesthetically better) and incredibly hosted by the gracious owners.

An excellent choice for exploring Tuscany. Note that it is outside the actually town and requires transportation or a rather long uphill walk to get to "town."

Room Tip: Traveling as a group of five, I am familiar with 3 rooms, all of which were equally comfortable.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Israel
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We stayed at the Relais for 4 nights and were very pleased . Davide and his staff make their guests feel very welcome and wanted. There is always a smiling face to greet you and help you if help is needed. Also, the cooking class given by the talented chef Giseppe is lots of fun but also a real learning experience. Definitely try this class if you can.
We had a lovely and relaxing stay at the Relais . Would certainly return again. One comment ,though. Try to eat breakfast outside because the Dining room is a bit dark.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

We were at the Relais for 4 nights and could have definitely stayed longer. The hotel, the surroundings, the wonderful staff make it a real pleasant and relaxed stay. Do not miss to have dinner at the Relais: The food is excellent, we enjoyed every bite of it! The staff is very, very friendly and helps you with every request that you might have. If you are in the region, you should definitely stop by.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Relais La Corte dei Papi

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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