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!
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