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“It was a dream come true.” 5 of 5 stars
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Palazzo Catalani
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Monte Cavallo 26, 01038 Soriano nel Cimino, Italy   |  
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Olivet, Michigan
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“It was a dream come true.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was our first visit to Italy. It is - was on our bucket list. We made a decision to start in the countryside, travel and then visit Rome.
The Palazzo Catalani was perfect. The charming, historic town of Soriano nel Cimino could not have been any more welcoming or charming. It is a village nesteled on a hillside, with churches, a castle, great dining, wonderful walking, and in close proximity to other charming towns. The 8 a.m. alarms sounds loudly and from the past tradition of summoning workers to the fields, and then later, at dinner, home again. Church bells chime, birds sing, cats sit lazily in the sun, streets are dotted with shops and eateries.
And the Palazzo----so beautiful, comfortable, welcoming, and small enough that you joyfully visit with your fellow lodgers at the bar each evening.
We had a lovely suite - bed, kitchen, couch, closets, dining table and suitable bath (shower, no tub). The bed was so comfortable, the large, shuttered windows so welcoming to the sun and fresh air.
The air is the air conditioning. There was a TV and more but we never had the time or need to use them.
We drove to nearby and further places- Viterbo, Assi, Florence. Now we know there is a short rail that connects to the fast rail.
There is also a restaurant. It is marvelous. The chef is friendly and always present and will offer you a dish on or off the menu. One night when we were there he went out the front door to pick fresh herbs from the garden.
What a wonderful, beautiful. property. Bravo.

Room Tip: Rooms are on three floors, and of various sizes and types. Inquire when reserving. Be ready for walk...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Diamond R, Manager at Palazzo Catalani, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
We are delighted to learn that you have appreciated our tranquil location and we hope that your experience of rural Italy was as pleasant as you may have anticipated. Thank you for sharing your kind feedback with us and your fellow travellers, we hope that you may decide to visit us again in the future!

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I booked a room at Palazzo Catalani well in advance of our 2-week May Anniversary trip to Italy. We requested a special room for such an occasion. However, we found upon arrival that we were stuck in their smallest room... noisy at night, with no view except the rooftops and clothes lines of some other apartments. Apparently, the Diamond Resort Guests - of which we were not - are the favored guests here. The good rooms went to them, and we were not allowed to switch rooms our whole visit there. We ended up leaving early, and moving on to another village with a little more hospitality.
The other rooms at the Inn that we caught a glimpse of are, however, very nice, and we really enjoyed the restaurant with Chef Roberto. He is a gem, and if a day-tour is offered of his family farm with Etruscan ruins - GO! It was the highlight of our trip!
Soriano in itself is a delightful, non-touristy little hillside village... be sure to mingle with the town folk in the square in the evenings... where the older men gather at the fountain to chat about their day, and families bring their children and dogs out to play. On these lovely evenings, we would enjoy our daily gelato and take in the romance of it all... this is Italy.

Room Tip: Don't bother staying here unless you are a Diamond Resort Member.... otherwise, you will be give...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Diamond R, Manager at Palazzo Catalani, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are very sorry you were disappointed with the room you were allocated. As we hope you can understand we are currently in peak season and are working at a high capacity within our resort, we do try to move our guests as and when we can so we do apologise for not being able to move you to a more preferable apartment.
We are however, glad to read that you loved the local area and found plenty of things to do!
We hope this doesn’t mar your future dealings with us.
Riccardo DeCicco
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was our 5th visit as Timeshare owners; we never tire of it! The staff are friendly and Brit orientated, so the hotel has all the amenities we expect and which Italian timeshare exchange places often don't have. It is in the town of Soriano, overlooking the medieval castle and Tiber valley. Inside, the walls are frescoed. Apartments are generally spacious with a small but adequate kitchen. For the second time we had a roof terrace, but most rooms have the spectacular view. Perfectly situated for exploring Lazio (and Rome is easily accessible by train from nearby Orte), Tuscany, and Umbria.

Room Tip: One or two rooms face onto the narrow street, so ask for one at the back.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Diamond R, Manager at Palazzo Catalani, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad you had a nice stay with us.
It is great for us to read that you found our staff friendly and helpful throughout your stay with us.
We hope you will visit us again soon.
Riccardo DeCicco
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Stockton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We definitely got our exercise, climbing up the hill to the hotel and up the stairs to our room. The interior of this hotel is wonderful. There is a bar and lounge off of the reception area, a large room with couches and magazines for relaxing on another level, a garden, and the restaurant which is truly the best in Soriano. The staff were very helpful and Roberto is a fabulous chef. We very much enjoyed our four days here and in Soriano which we had only expected to be a place to sleep while visiting Viterbo.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Diamond R, Manager at Palazzo Catalani, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
We are glad to read that all in all you had an excellent stay and your particular praise about the service is gratefully received. We truly hope to have another opportunity to see you again!

Riccardo DeCicco
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Harrison Township, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We really enjoyed the quality of the people at Palazzo Catalani. Every day Antonella, Sara, Angelo or Matteo were there with smiling faces to direct us as needed. The resort only has 18 suites. We stayed as Diamond Resort guests. Everyone gets to know you! The Town is very friendly. They recognized we were foreigners and went out of their way to assist us. This is a good place to stay and drive to other locations. The parking for us was not a problem but you must walk to the resort. There is a driver with cart to pickup your luggage. You must be able to walk steep hills and depending on the floor of your suite, many stairs. We were on the 4th floor. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent. We also enjoyed several of the local restaurants. We look forward to returning.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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diamondresorts, Manager at Palazzo Catalani, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you chose to stay at Palazzo Catalani – we strive to provide all our guests with wonderful holiday experiences, and we are really pleased to read that our team helped make your holiday here a thoroughly enjoyable one. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Monmouth
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97 reviews 97 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We stayed as TImeshare guests as we own Diamond Points. i's usually fully booked a year in advance and we now understand why. This is a carefully converted former Rich Man's home at the pinnacle of a hilltop. The house overlooks beautiful gardens on both sides and also the flood lit Castle across on the adjacent rise. The whole town is easily walk-able from the hotel although the roads are narrow and there are steps/hillsides to climb in every direction.
The hotels restaurant is excellent and Roberto runs half and full day cooking classes too - my girls loved learning how to make Bread and Pasta.

The hotel reception staff are quite incredible, they are friendly helpful and really made the holiday for us. The cleaners are great too - they really mean it when they say good morning and the apartments are so clean. We enjoyed the welcome meeting, Italian lesson class and help planning a day trip to Rome.

It's a great base for a family or couple - you need to be fit enough to climb steps (no lift in the hotel) and probably best to have a car.

We had a sneak peek of the new 2 bed units they've built in the opposite building which is due to open shortly, and plan on coming back soon.

Thank you all for the very best Diamond experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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diamondresorts, Manager at Palazzo Catalani, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
We are delighted that you had a lovely time at Palazzo Catalani – thank you for your review! We strive to provide all our guests with wonderful, memorable holidays, and we are really pleased that our team here helped make your stay a thoroughly enjoyable one. We are really glad that you’re planning to return here for another holiday, and we can’t wait to see you again!

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We took a last minute weekend break at Palazzo Catalani and got a really good price for two beautiful rooms with good views. Kitchenettes were well equipped and everything worked well. We know north Lazio well, and for tourists with limited time to spend in the area, there is not an enormous amount to see (compared with other areas within a few hours of Rome). The restaurant was surprisingly good - imaginative menu and good presentation. Parking is limited - be prepared to carry your baggage 100 metres!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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diamondresorts, Manager at Palazzo Catalani, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Thank you for your comments following your recent stay here at Palazzo Catalani, we are pleased that you weren’t t disappointed with our location and amenities. We hope that we may have another opportunity to see you coming back in the future!

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Address: Via Monte Cavallo 26, 01038 Soriano nel Cimino, Italy
Location: Italy > Lazio > Province of Viterbo > Soriano nel Cimino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Soriano nel Cimino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Palazzo Catalani 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Palazzo Catalani is situated right in the medieval village of Soriano nel Cimino, and the building itself is a 17th century building once owned by an Italian nobleman.With its beauty and charm, history and culture, Italy has long been a popular holiday destination. It is here where you will find many wonders of nature, from snow-capped Alps to sunny Mediterranean beaches, as well as an abundance of historical treasures and sights. Don't forget to enjoy two of the things that Italy is best known for, food and wine. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Palazzo Catalani Hotel Soriano Nel Cimino
Sunterra At Palazzo Catalani Viterbo
Palazzo Catalani Soriano Nel Cimino, Italy - Province Of Viterbo

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