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Villa Mercede
Ranked #33 of 54 Orvieto B&B and Inns
Reviewed 25 April 2014

The Villa Mercede has all the possibilities of becoming a super place to stay while in Orvieto. However, the breakfast is so bad that it kills all the positive thing you could otherwise say about the place and its closeness to the central attactions of the wonderful city. we will never even think of staying again in Villa Mercede - the breakfast is an insult to the Italian kitchen!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

We stayed here 2 nights in Oct. Our room was huge, spotless and had a great view. The price is excellent and the location is perfect. The breakfast is modest, but we had enough to eat. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

The Villa Mercede is a wonderful place to stay. Very atmospheric being in a 16th century building. Padre Tonini was very kinda and welcoming. Our room was spacious, spotlessly clean, comfortable beds and had a gorgeous view. Breakfast was spartan. No internet in rooms but was available in a room down the hall.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Stayed here late October for our second visit to Orvieto. Much more enjoyable here than in a regular hotel. The building is an amazing old palazzo, the padre was a very sweet host, and the views outside the window overlooking the countryside outstanding. If you want to be pampered in luxury, this is not the place for you-surroundings and furnishings are very humble and spare. But the room and bath are very large and clean. Breakfast is simple but acceptable. A plus is the free parking right at the city center by the Duomo.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Orvieto is a gem of a place, and Villa Mercede, run by a religious order, is an excellent base for visiting it, and astonishingly good value. You'll find yourself in a 16th century building with large, plain but comfortable rooms and, if you're lucky, stunning views over the Umbrian countryside. Padres Tonino and Dino are your very amiable hosts. You can park your car in the grounds and forget about it. The gorgeous Duomo is less than five minutes away on foot and the rest of the town is within easy walking distance. The breakfasts may not be fancy, but they are adequate, especially given the price. Heartily recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

This property would be SO easy to improve, and it's frustrating that the necessary changes aren't made. On the plus side, outstanding location across from the Duomo, very quiet, big rooms with big, spacious bathrooms and great showers. Very clean. Great views, lots of windows. BUT -- the beds are hard as cement, very narrow and short (our room had twin beds). I'm only 5' 3" and I found them small, like children's beds. My poor husband's feet were hanging off the end. The other negative was the breakfast. I'm not a picky eater. But come on, at least wash the apples. Both mornings, there was a basket of apples that I think were gathered from an orchard, put in a basket unwashed, and put out for the guests. They were not bad apples, but they were not washed; very dusty. I dipped a napkin in my water and wiped the apple before cutting it up. There was also a dry loaf of bread, and packages of honey. No toaster. No other fruit. I will say -- the coffee was very good. Villa Mercede has good bones; with some minor changes it could be a fabulous place to stay!

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

If you get a newly refurbished room overlooking the Umbria landscape you are experiencing something special. High quality bathroom. Good space and high ceiling. Peace!
Free parking in the garden. And friendly and smiling padre Toninio is taking care of you.
Only one thing to get it perfect. The breakfast is not up to the standards.
But we will come back!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Soliana 2, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Terni > Orvieto
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Ranked #33 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Orvieto
Number of rooms: 12

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