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“Beautiful New Moorish-style Spa and Turkish Bath ~ Our 5th Year!”
Review of Locanda del Gallo

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Locanda del Gallo
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Reviewed 6 February 2011

We LOVE the Locanda del Gallo, as you can read in my previous review. This year we traveled with our students to our beloved locanda in October, anticipating the usual beautiful villa, gorgeous grounds and exceptional service. Well, we got ALL that and more! The villa owners Paola and Irish had just completed work on their Moorish-style spa and Turkish bath. This lovely "resting" area is stunning. We bundled up in our fluffy white robes (provided by the villa) and headed to the spa. First we "steamed", then rinsed in a cool mint-scented shower, bundled up and rested in the ample and beautifully appointed lounge area. After sipping hot mint tea, we headed back to the steam room for another go 'round. We found this incredibly relaxing after all our travels and in between teaching our classes and it was especially nice as the weather became cooler. Many of our clients also enjoyed a relaxing massage by their on-call masseuse in the spa area with the convenience of a shower and changing rooms nearby.
All of this AND the beautiful villa, Jacuzzi, pool (in season), the outstanding meals and the helpful, friendly and generous staff make the Locanda del Gallo THE place to stay in Umbria. It was always a slice of heaven and now it is heavenly!!!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 December 2010

The Locanda is for those that want to slow down and to savor their lives. It is perched on the Umbrian Hills, with incomparably beautiful views in all directions. The owners and staff take such care of their guests that you feel that you have been welcomed into their family. Given the Locanda's location, you either want to have a large afternoon meal in one of the surrounding hill towns or have dinner at the Locanda itself. Jimmy the Chef runs the kitchen with flair and panache, providing excellent meals. The Inn, its dining room, and the sauna rooms are simply but tastefully decorated. Sue B.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2010

This villa lived up to the recommendation by friends. It is out of the way but the drive in is very scenic for the passengers. Drivers are recommended not to take their eyes off the road as it is a very twisting, narrow mountain road. However the road is well marked and at the end of it is your little bit of paradise. The land drops away on three sides from the beautiful stone buildings to offer up great views.
We had the two room unit with comfortable beds, clean bathrooms and a sitting area. Our only complaint was that the lighting was dim in the bathroom and was poor in the sitting room which was not conducive to reading. This minor inconvenience was overshadowed by going to the self-administered bar, getting a bottle of Italian wine and wine glasses and retiring to the edge of the infinity pool and reading our books there.
We highly recommend paying the extra euros (20 PP in our case) to have dinner at the villa in their glass enclosed dining room. Not only do you not have to drive back down the road at night to find a restaurant but you will be rewarded with a very delicious meal. Note: although chef Jimmy offers up great meals, they are not always traditional Italian meals. There was also a substantial breakfast in the morning.
The hosts, Paola and Erich, were very helpful and friendly.
The quiet serenity of this villa makes for a great retreat for adults.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

what an amazingly special place and our third time back. So many return visitors, because the lovely owners get it just right, peaceful yet welcoming to children, amazing food, breathtaking views, simple but wonderful rooms.

there is nothing flash about this place, it is more of a homestay than a hotel, but with all the advantages of hotel (clean room every day and lovely food). it is in a breathtaking spot, out on a ridge surrounded by incredible hills. the infinity pools has one of the most fabulous views i've ever seen.

this place is so gorgeous, so relaxing, so simple that it makes you want to keep it a secret.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 August 2010

We love this place, we have been twice now and each time we were made so welcome, were able to relax in such lovely surroundings, and just be ourselves while eating beautifully prepared food, and sitting in the garden that is surrounded with lavender. It is an oasis of green in the middle of the Italian summer. The pool is lovely overlooking the mountains. There is something very special abut the way the Locanda is run, go and you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2010

So while this B&B/Inn resembles the heart of the Tuscany/Umbria area, it would be a fair deduction to say that Jimmie, the Sri Lankan chef of the Inn, is the heart of Locanda del Gallo. His food, his service, and his warm company make this place what it is (aside from its breath-taking beauty where it's situated) and this is meant at no disrespect to the warm and gracious owners who are also fantastic.

Locanda is a rustric retreat in the heart of Umbria with fantastic views and a warmed infinity pool that overlooks it all. Plenty of opportunities for hiking as well. Everything is so fresh and healthy and consciously organic and with Jimmie masterminding how to concoct all of these great, local ingredients, Locanda offered us some of the best food that we had during our 2+ week stay in Central/Southern Italy.

Jimmie, you help make this place great - from a Indian-Asian couple from Tennessee if you remember!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2010

I have just returned from a yoga retreat & Wow, what a magical place. Paolo & her team make you feel soo welcome & the food is out of this world!
The rooms are clean, the pool is divine, the gardens are stunning, the staff cannot do enough for you. I would highly recommend Locanda del Gallo.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Locanda del Gallo

Address: Frazione Santa Cristina, 06020, Gubbio, Italy
Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Gubbio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 79 Speciality Lodging in Gubbio
Price Range: £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Silence, Mother nature, Peace.Picture walls of stone aged by the centuries. Fresh and cosy rooms filled with ancient and exotic furniture. Gardens of manicured lawns and olive trees. The scent of lavender and rosemary filling the air. A swimming pool kissed by sunlight. Numerous paths running through woods, down to the stream in the valley below. Aperitifs sipped on a verandah watching the setting sun. Candle-lit dinners, and calm nights under a star filled sky. All around, just beyond our crown of hills stand Umbria’s many cities of art, abundant in their treasures, their elegant shops and traditions. So near, so far away…….. Italian description: ... more   less 
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