We stayed at the Abbey for two nights in July 2008, and we liked its personality. The sisters who own and run it were very friendly, with good English, and made us feel welcome.
It has the feel of a very large private home (if that makes sense since it is after all a former monastery) and there were none of the luxury hotel touches which always make me feel somewhat uneasy (others of course may disagree, but I dislike the "ticks in the box " facilities beloved of hotel chains).
Great views across the valley, and the front lawn, where you can sit out in a deckchair with a drink, is a great "balcony" from which you can enjoy the landscape and the fresh air.
We had Anselm's room which was very roomy and suitably monastic, apart from a nice bathroom!
Breakfasts include fresh cakes and better than usual hotel coffee.
With the decline in the pound, now a little more expensive than budgeted for, but still good value against what this buys in the UK.
The attached (incorporated) restauarant -under other management- offers pretty good food - I particularly enjoyed the fig and walnut parfait in a fennel sauce! Also a good choice of wines.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The abbey is situated inside the natural park of the Nera River. Immersed in a thick wood with a marvellous view over the valley. The historical hotel has 19 rooms and 2 suites, all of them with private bathrooms, tv sat, telephone, modem, minibar, phone. Services: panoramic garden, church national monument, reading room, bar, lounge, internet-point, sauna, biliardo, private parking. Cooking courses, wine tasting, painting courses, concerts. Price per double room with breakfast: from $105,00 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abbazia San Pietro In Valle Ferentillo, Italy - Umbria