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Hotel della Fortezza

3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Piazza Cairoli 5, 58010 Sorano, Italy
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Hotel della Fortezza

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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Sorano
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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12 hotel reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Hotel della Fortezza in Sorano is a (genuine) medieval castle which has been imaginatively converted into a superb hotel. It is in a really spectacular location, towering over the town of Sorano and the surrounding hills. This is a fascinating part of Tuscany that is very much neglected by tourists. The hotel staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and... More

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Montalcino, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Having lived in Tuscany for 20 years, I know and love many places. This hotel and Sorano are among my favorites. A magical town perched on a bluff surrounded by a river; eagle's view from hotel, great walks to Etruscan ruins, tombs and via cave—roads sliced through the mountains. The hosts at the hotel are a joy. Ferenc Mate, author... More

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Santa Monica
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Wow what a cool spot. We enjoyed our stay at hotel della fortezza. One big downside was the size of the rooms…. VERY small, but not bad for the one night that we stayed there. But OH what a breathtakingly gorgeous view of Sorano from our window! Breakfast was nice: scrambled eggs, lots of different kinds of breakfast cakes, muesli,... More

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Also Known As:
Boutique Hotel Della Fortezza
Della Fortezza Hotel
Address: Piazza Cairoli 5, 58010 Sorano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Grosseto > Sorano
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Sorano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel della Fortezza 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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