When we arrived by car to this hotel, the hill was very intimidating. Luckily, we could pay for space in a parking garage for 20 Euros/night & the garage wasn't far from the hotel. Worth every penny in my opinion. The staff was very attentive and nice. I did feel like I was getting the "add up" treatment when we arrived. First, they asked us if we wanted a larger room, of course, for more money. We looked at the room and agreed it wasn't worth the extra space or money, we're hardly in our room. We were very happy with the room we got - spacious enough and clean. We also had a nice view - we were on the 2nd floor. Then, they asked if we wanted to pay 8 Euros extra for a more diverse breakfast that included bacon and eggs and other pastries. Of course, I did pay extra for the better breakfast, I need my eggs. It still was one of my cheapest hotels, even with the extra cost of the breakfast. I try not to count my pennies too much on vacation - that's why I save up all year for it. It's time to indulge a little.
The lady working the breakfast room was very efficient and sweet. She didn't speak too much English but you got your point across and she understood. I speak some Italian so it gave me a chance to practice.
The location of the hotel is fabulous, just steps up is the Piazza della Repubbica. The restaurants are fabulous as well. We ate at Osteria del Teatro, La Bucaccia and Locanda al Pozzo Antico. All excellent places to eat and near the hotel.
Cortona has this very romantic, quaint feel to it. I loved it. I will definitely go back one day. Enjoy it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel San Michele is located in the historical heart of Cortona. Born out of a restoration of a renaissance palace, it is listed as national monument and host a 15th century fresco (Masaccio school). Restored with taste, the hotel offers classic, superior, junior suite as well as suites , all equipped with moden comforts. Air conditioning, private bathroom, elevator and covered garage. Massages, cooking classes and tours are available on request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Michele Hotel
- San Michele Cortona