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San Lodovico Institute

Piazza Ranieri, 5, 05018 Orvieto, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Three days in April 2015, my friends and I stayed at Instituto San Lodovico in the Italian Umbrian hilltown of Orvieto. We had been traveling and doing some 'soft' hiking for a week, so a respite at this convent was welcomed. Suora Giovanna is a caring and loving person who is efficient, welcoming, knowledgeable in the history of the town... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stayed here two nights with a group of about 25. It's part art museum, part religious retreat, part hotel, and one of the most interesting places we've ever stayed. Plus it's set just off the main lane that circles the core of the historic city, so everything is within very easy (and beautiful) walking distance. Among the pleasures were... More 

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Mountain Top
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I believe a place should be reviewed for what it is. If it's a five star hotel I expect to be pampered. When you get to 3 star - it should be clean and have good tv. This is a convent (albeit only 2 sisters live here -- but there is a thriving day care somehow). It is a basic... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you don't mind "no frills" lodging, there is no better place to stay in Orvieto than the San Lodovico Institute. I stayed here for two weeks in July and absolutely loved it (actually, I wanted to move there permanently). The sisters who run the establishment could not be more loving and kind and by the end of my two... More 

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Everson, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed four nights at the Institute. The sisters were welcoming and the building and grounds spectacular. Our room was quite adequate, no frills, but a comfortable bed adequate bathroom and lots of room. There are lovely public areas at the hotel, with some restrictions as it remains an active convent. The breakfast was barely adequate, great coffee, some cheese... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

My friend and I stayed here in this beautiful place and felt like we were in a grand palace with its sweeping staircase and elegant old rooms. The room was small, but adequate, and the nuns were very welcoming, efficient and friendly. The building, the rooms and the grounds are simply lovely, a perfect place to stay in order to... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

we were a Lebanese group traveling on a pilgrimage trip to Italy. we really enjoyed the Monastery San Ludovico institute, even i can say, it was the best place we stayed in, incredibly clean, big but simple rooms, excellent food (breakfast & dinner), in the heart of the historic medieval city of Orvieto, the nuns were so nice, a very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Is it an hotel or an hospice? Location is great, rooms are fine but on vacation you don't want to have an old ill lady walking a round the corridor band screaming at night. Sweet old lady I asked the staff to help but no noun showed up. The second night the old lady was still crying at night but... More 

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Clearwater, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Staying in this historical and beautiful monastery was one of the most unique and memborable places we have stayed. The sisters were incredibly nice! The monastery is beautiful and peaceful. You will never grow tired of wandering through the massive rooms and hallways looking at the many paintings and artwork. The adjoining church is beautiful. We awoke to little children... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Sometimes, when you are on vacation, you need a "vacation from your vacation". Why not consider a monestery stay at Istituto San Lodovico? Located on the edge of the historic medieval town Orvieto, in the heart of Umbria, Central Italy, San Lodovico is the perfect place to unwind at the beginning, middle or end of your Italian trip. I have... More 

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