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“Old, Tired but Worth it!”
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Palazzo Dragoni
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Spoleto
Reviewed 26 October 2013

At first look when we were taken to our room I was a bit let down. No doubt this place has lots of historic significance. The rooms were huge including the bathroom but as many places in Europe, not well lit. We just have to get used to that - and the longer you're in the room, you do! We also have to get used to no screens and killing a few files before you get the rhythm of when you can and can't open your windows. This room needed air and needed light so hence trying to open the huge, once beautiful windows. The curtains were very dusty but granted it ain't easy to clean 20' curtains. I'm sure the rugs had not been cleaned in a while as well. However, we made ourselves at home here as there was lots of room to spread out, surprisingly in the bathroom as well. Shower was decent. Bring your own toiletries! The bed was king sized so that was great. Not the best bed, but fine. Pillows were fine as well. Towels were thin and definitely under par. But at least they were changed every day. Everything worked well too.

Once I got over the initial reaction, we grew to enjoy the place. You can't beat the location. When you are traveling and ESPECIALLY in a place where you're walking very steep steps and hills, you want a place close to it all. This hotel did that for us! Not only that, the manager and actually anyone on staff at the desk was more than helpful. I learned a bit of Italian and no one ever made a face. In fact they complimented me! We spoke well together and as usual, their English was better than my Italian. Someone was always there to help us, counsel us on where to go,etc. We had our own car and when we got lost in the town upon our arrival, we called the hotel AND THEY CAME AND GOT US! That put them at the top right away!

Breakfasts were fine (we were there for 3 nights). Best part about this hotel was the cappuccino every morning . Best we had had in Italy so far! And no one made a face when I asked for a 2nd cup. :-)

So, yes the place is old, it's not 5 stars, it's not immaculate, but we called it home and we would recommend staying there if you want to be IN Spoleto. Lots to do in this wonderful little town. 3 days were enough but squeezing it all into 2 would have been rushed. Go and enjoy!

Room Tip: Our room faced the back and we had a beautiful view. Since it wasn't busy season, and not havin...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Everything at the Palazzo Dragoni is wonderful. The breakfast is the best ever and has plenty of options, you will not leave hungry. My room and bathroom were not only comfortable and cozy, but also felt like I had traveled back through time. My bed was very comfortable and the room was beautiful. The views are breathtaking. But most importantly, our hosts were exceptional, we felt like family. Our group stayed at the Dragoni for 6 amazing nights and I would stay there again in an instant. Actually I have every intention of visiting again, hopefully soon. I wholeheartedly recommend the Palazzo Dragoni!!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

We first stayed here a few years ago, and my wife was adamant she wanted to stay here again. A lovely old palazzo (which actually maintains that feel), with breathtaking views over the cathedral and the Umbrian countryside. Comfortable, peaceful rooms, and a nice breakfast. The only problem is access - the hotel used to have parking facilities nearby, but I think these have now gone (might be worth checking with them?). Our visit was also complicated by filming in the area - so the police wouldn't even let us get close to unload our luggage! Trudging half a mile over cobbled hill streets with heavy luggage is no fun... Still, a lovely peaceful place to stay, and we'll happily return.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

Our group of 11 stayed at this gorgeous palace for 6 nights during the end of April beginning of May. The owners, Alfredo and Patrizia, were gracious, professional, and made us feel like we were a part of the family. We even even had a giant group hug at the end our stay! The rooms were comfortable, clean, large, and had incredible views overlooking the town. A favorite memory was when Alfredo led us through the nearby hills after a refreshing rain one morning to hunt for wild asparagus next to the incredible Roman Aqueduct (Ponte di Torre). He then gave us a cooking lesson and used the asparagus we found to make a delicious sauce for the pasta we made from scratch in the hotel's beautiful kitchen. Our home-made dinner was served to us in the dungeon of the palazzo, which is beautifully remodeled and absolutely charming! There is amazing hiking nearby, wonderful restaurants (Alfredo and Patrizia make great recommendations), a roman aqueduct, a castle, museums, and plenty to keep you busy for days. Another fun point to make, although we can't say names, is that there was a celebrity staying at the hotel the same time as us. This just goes to show that the staff can handle any type of guest! We couldn't be happier with our stay and can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

We spent two wonderful nights at this Hotel and wished we could have stayed longer. Our room was unbelievable with heart stopping views, it was huge and had a beautiful four poster bed and a very large bathroom. In addtion to this we had another bathroom and a large sitting room with a couch and television basically the whole floor was part of our room. The staff was INCREDIBLE they could not have done more to help make our stay perfect. We were lost trying to find the Dragoni, we had stopped at another Hotel to ask for directions, and when we drove down the street there was the staff waiting outside for us so that we would not miss it. We knew that this would be very special stay. In addition, they assisted us with transportation needs, dinner reservation and things to do in Spoleto.
The breakfast buffet was incredible a huge selection of Pastries, fruits, cereals, specialty meats and cheeses, in addtion Signora Erminia was eager to cook eggs to order. The dinning room was large, bright and beautifully decorated with little personal touches for the guests to enjoy. This Hotel could not have been more perfect. Thank you Signor Roberto, Signora Erminia and the Staff of the Palazzo Dragoni for a memorable stay, we look forward to our return.

Room Tip: Reserve room 8 if it is available you will not be disappointed.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

We stayed here for one night in September. The owners were amazingly friendly and helpful. The breakfast was a huge, buffet style extravaganza - definitely the best one we had on this Italy trip! The bathrooms were newly remodeled and spotless, and the rooms large and comfortable. Spoleto is small and walkable, and the Dragoni was perfectly located for the duomo, castle, and bridge.

The best way to find it is this: if driving, park your car temporarily in the nearest plaza you can find to the duomo (and make a mental note of the name of the plaza!). Walk to the duomo, then take the steps down to your left when you're facing the front of the church. When you get to the bottom of the steps, you'll see the Dragoni about fifty meters in front of you, to the left. Walk to the hotel, and the owners will help you get your car there. They will park it for you, between the steps that you just descended and the hotel.

If you're on foot, just find the duomo and the steps as noted above.

I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

Spoleto is a wonderful hill town full of medieval buildings, with a wonderful atmosphere, and this hotel is the perfect complement to the town. The hosts were friendly and professional and the staff could not be nicer. The room was comfortable with a terrific view and the location near perfect. The public rooms were lovely and beautifully furnished and the view from the breakfast room was also marvelous. The buffet breakfast was supplemented by omelets prepared to order by the world's friendliest cook. Wish we could have stayed longer than our 4 nights here.

Room Tip: We loved room number 10, but I don't think there are any rooms we wouldn't have liked.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via del Duomo 13, 06049, Spoleto, Italy
Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Spoleto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Spoleto
#5 Luxury Hotel in Spoleto
Price Range: £104 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Palazzo Dragoni 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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