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Hotel della Fortezza

3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Piazza Cairoli 5, 58010 Sorano, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Sorano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Blue Mountains, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was a special place for myself, husband and daughter. We arrived to find out that a reservations for one room with 3 beds had been replaced with 2 rooms. My grown daughter was excited to get away from her parent for the night. We were in awl over this old hotel. The views from the rooms were fanatic, and... More

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Florence, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I spent a night here with my parents, husband and children (10 and 8). I found it to be a perfectly delightful, one-of-a-kind experience -- the views are TRULY specular as indeed is the fortress itself. I've never had to cross a moat to reach my bedroom before... The staff was courteous and helpful and there were a variety of... More

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I decided to spend a night in Sorano after I noticed this hotel online. The town, while lovely, is tiny and won't constitute even a single day of sightseeing. However, for the price, the view, the charm, and the excellent restaurants down the street, this is a special place to stay for a night before exploring Tuscany (I stayed the... More

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We were really amazed by the location of this hotel. Spectacular views over the town of Sorano. i've never stayed anywhere like this before. It is an old fort, so it makes complete sense that it would overlook the rooftops. Friendly staff, nice breakfast. A bat did sneak in the window, which was a bit of a surprise, but my... More

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New York City, New York
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17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

It was great to stay in a real castle. You have to cross a moat to get to it. They gave me, as a single traveler, a great room with a million dollar view over the entire city and countryside. It was extraordinary. Being a castle keep in mind a number of things. There is no air conditioning, but a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Very friendly welcome, comfortable rooms with the most amazing views down onto the old town. We dined at the local restaurant associated with the castle (turn left & 250yrds on left) which buzzed, served wonderful food & was really frequented by locals. For those touring in the area, thoroughly recommended in every way

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15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I am flabergasted to read the review prior to mine, but all I can say is "to each his own". My opinion of this hotel couldn't be more opposed to the one previous. We were just blown away at how lovely this hotel was. It is charming and you feel like your living a fairy tale. The views from the... More

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Madrid, Spain
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Restauration of building is poor, Rooms are unconfortable, cleannesss need to be improoved. Ugly decoration and no parking really nearby. You need to leave your car at hundreds of meters appart and walk through unpaved road to reach hotel.

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South Africa
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

And we did relax and let down our hair (not out the window though - the windowsill was too wide!) Jessica in reception was very friendly and helpful, from our first internet enquiry to helping with information of the area and arranging discount at sights. Great experience to stay in this old castle. Rooms were large enough and comfortable with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
15 hotel reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

A wonderful spot, a charming hotel with staff to match. Had a large room, with wonderful views, good breakfast. The only quibble is the steep approach to parking in front of the hotel entrance. In the Winter it must for very good drivers only. Highly recommended for a stay. We found the people in the town of Sorano also obliging... More

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Address: Piazza Cairoli 5, 58010 Sorano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Grosseto > Sorano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel della Fortezza 3*
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La Fortezza Orsini di Sorano è uno dei più imponenti esempi di Architettura militare dell’intera Toscana,e fu una delle più importanti piazzeforti.La leggenda della “Fortezza Inespugnabile”,si tramanda tuttora e se ne può leggere nelle cronache dell’epoca ( Niccolò dell’Antella nel 1608 Scriveva a proposito della Fortezza : ……..Gli sta sopra come un falcone……e quando si è per terra…..per cosa di stupore a rimirare una fabbrica a altezza tale che quasi pare che l’occhio vi si smarrisca….) ,per tanto tempo la Fortezza di Sorano ha difeso i confini della Toscana meridionale e il Paese sottostante,a renderlo imprendibile erano: La sua posizione rafforzata dalle antiche mura e la chiusura dell’unica via di accesso dai bastioni della Fortezza Orsini.All’interno della Cittadella della Fortezza nella parte più vecchia (precedente alla ristrutturazione dell’architetto Sangallo ) dopo aver oltrepassato il ponte levatoio sul fossato nella piccola piazza si trova L’Hotel della Fortezza,dotato di 16 Camere arredate con raffinata eleganza e mobili d’epoca , dalle cui finestre si può godere di una vista mozzafiato a picco sull’antico borgo di Sorano,inoltre l’altra particolarità dell’Hotel della Fortezza è quella di avere tutte le camere diverse,per potervi regalare un soggiorno unico……………………………….. ... more   less 
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