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“First Trip to Italy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Leon d'Oro Castell'Arquato

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Leon d'Oro Castell'Arquato
Piazza Europa 6, 29014 Castell'Arquato, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Castell'Arquato
New Kensington, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“First Trip to Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This hotel is truly charming, very clean and beautiful. Anna and Alexa were extremely helpful. My luggage was lost and Anna went above and beyond to help me get some answers. The owner, Rita, was also most helpful. We enjoyed our visit so very much. The people were delightful, kind and very welcoming. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone going to Italy. English is not spoken widely in Castell 'Arquato,however Anna's English is excellent. I can only hope that my Italian would one day be as good.

We had a wonderful breakfast (included) outdoors on the patio surrounded by flowers. It was truly charming.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is a great hotel in the heart of Castle region. Rooms, Service and Food are the best. Easy to park and beautiful inside and out. Highly recommend this to anyone!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

The hotel is very attractive and the welcome was delightful. It is easy to park outside to unload but then it is necessary to find a parking space in town which is free as the hotel gives you a note to put in your windscreen. We booked a junior suite which was something of a misnomer as we had a relatively small room with a small terrace. The room and terrace were very comfortable but on the small side and noisy as they faced the square on 2 sides.
We ate at the restaurant for dinner which was very quiet. the food was mixed as my wife's fish kebab was frozen and over-cooked so not of top quality. My food was very good and the wine list is excellent and reasonably-priced. Breakfast is very good. Service is delightful.
We would definitely return if we did not have anything valuable in the car to leave parked on the streets at night, the room was better-described and we chose more carefully at dinner.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Proprietario at Leon d'Oro Castell'Arquato, responded to this review, June 22, 2012
Dear Guest, thank you for the review! I am sorry that the perch baked in a crust of corn did not like his wife! Surely the fish was frozen, and I'm sorry it was overcooked! The recipe requires a little cttura 'long, because the cornmeal to bake, so it can be browned on top and then put fresh tomatoes and porcini mushrooms. I'm glad you enjoyed the rest of the menu, wine and even the wine list! regarding the parking, we do not sno problems in leaving the car in the street, because we are in a small medieval village, very quiet. I wait for a next time!

Cordially,

Rita Gibelli
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Great hotel, staff were extremely helpful before and during our stay. The attached restaurant is also really good but be warned, the portions are huge!
Only negative point was the heat in the bedroom in the night . We'd come back as the overall experience was great.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oswego, IL
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

I have to agree with the other reviewer. This hotel is indeed a "rare gem". Located in the tiny village of Castell'Arquato, this newly renovated hotel is just about perfect! This is largely due to the incredible personal service provided by the owner and her staff. Absolutely first rate! The room, including the bathroom was almost brand new. Super clean and modern. Additionally, there is a lobby bar and a very nice restaurant called Don Ferdinando. As a special treat, my wife attended a cooking class in the restaurant kitchen for two days while I was occupied with business. As part of the class she went with the hotel owner to the local markets to shop for cheese, poultry and other ingredients needed for the meal that she learned to prepare. A very unique experience! The medieval castle itself sits high atop the hill within walking distance of the hotel. This castle and the accompanying village are simply magnificient. I have visited there three times over the years and I always enjoy a stroll within the ancient walls of this village. I highly recommend the accommodations and the superb staff of Hotel Leon d'Oro di Castell'Arquato. I would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

The Hotel Leon D'Oro in Castell'Arquato is one of the rare jewels every one is hoping to find along the path of their travels!
Location wise it is perfect to explore and enjoy one of the most interesting areas of Emilia, and in particular the castles which dot it's countryside.
The accommodation is superb due to the high-caliber care of the noble Gibelli family.
Your stay here will certainly be memorable!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

We stayed in this hotel for one night only in our way from Milan to Florence. It exceeded in all aspects our expections - the size of the room, the cleaness, the politeness of the people and the excelent quality of the restaurant. Important to mention that the room/bathroom were brand new.
Would definetely stay again and recomend to our friends.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Leon d'Oro Castell'Arquato

Address: Piazza Europa 6, 29014 Castell'Arquato, Italy
Location: Italy > Emilia-Romagna > Province of Piacenza > Castell'Arquato
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Castell'Arquato
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
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