We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Italy Trip 2013 - Cortona” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Relais La Corte dei Papi

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Save
You added Relais La Corte dei Papi to your Saves list
Relais La Corte dei Papi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via La Dogana 12, 52040 Cortona, Italy   |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Price
10% off room rate
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Cortona
Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Italy Trip 2013 - Cortona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with David in September. The rooms were new and fabulous (never mind a few minor electrical glitches) and the dinners were fantastic. As everyone knows who has visited La Corte Dei Papi it all revolves around David. We have traveled the world and never met a more "hands on" owner. It is his inn, his family's past and his future - It shows to all who have met him. We look forward to returning to Cortona soon and we would not consider lodging anywhere else! R&R

Room Tip: Get a room in the new building.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

468 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    420
    29
    10
    7
    2
See reviews for
74
281
5
5
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (64)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Indonesia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Compliments to David (The Owner) who takes a very personal pride in offering his guests the best of the best and he does this with panache and flair.
The Rooms are very comfortable. we stayed in the old "Pig Sty" converted into a most comfortable and welcoming room, with walls so thick that even in the height of summer you will not need any ac.
You can see that great effort has been made to detail and even more so once you decide to indulge in either Lunch or Dinner....oh how I wished we could have stay for a few days longer to be able to truly experience more of the "wonders" that emanated from their kitchen.
2 nights was just not enough to appreciate truly, this beautiful place .....kudos to David and his Mum for creating and sharing with us La Corte Dei Papi.
We will be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ivanovo, Russia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We spent in the hotel 2 days and realized that it was too short period for such a wonderful place. Everything was perfect: warm welcome, charming park, elegant rooms, lovely landscape and really exquisite cuisine! The hotel offers a unique atmosphere to which you want to return. Elena.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

While staying in Cortona at another property, we stopped in to tour La Corte Dei Papi. David greeted us and showed us around this beautiful resort. He encouraged us to come back that evening to the restaurant. We were not disappointed. He welcomed us back like old friends, and proceeded to seat us in the restaurant and explain the menu. After ordering, the wait staff brought not only what we had ordered, but also samples of other items on the menu. He let us taste several wonderful wines before we decided on the bottle we wanted with our meal. Throughout the evening, he would stop by our table to check on us. We loved the story of his family and were impressed with the quality of the resort. We will definitely make our reservations here on our next trip to Cortona! Barb and Gary Richards

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Evanston, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My husband and I just returned from our honeymoon---and the highlight was staying at Corte dei Papi. Upon arriving you feel as though you have landed in some magical and serene place, from the long driveway welcoming you, to the immaculate and beautiful grounds and buildings. The restaurant is incredible as well. We enjoyed a very lovely evening in it upon our arrival. Everything is so intimate and the attention to detail is incredible. So its not surprising to learn that this place is the the childhood home of its owner David---and his passion and commitment to welcoming his guests and giving them his full attention was not only incredibly charming, but just really made the whole experience stand out. He arranged a day of wine tasting that was just amazing as well as making recommendations for places to eat and taking care of any detail immediately. And while we did not get to use it---the swimming pool and area around it were beautiful. We would love to return!

Room Tip: The newer building with the suites including the amazing steam showers and jacuzzis was a very pleas...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lake Forest, Illinois
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Corte dei Papi last week. The finishes in the rooms are perfection and the food is amazing, but like some of the other reviewers, what made this stay extra special was the warm welcome we received from the owner David, into his "home." David was there to ensure our every need was met, and they were - with kindness and care. Our stay here was truly exceptional. We look forward to the day we return!

Room Tip: The spa rooms have steam showers that are state of the art.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
chevy chase, md
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Corte Dei Papi is absolutely outstanding - the location and grounds, the accommodations, the breakfast, the fabulous restaurant and most importantly, David. David has taken his generations old family home & created his vision of Tuscan perfection. From the minute you arrive David is there with the warmest of welcomes, with a magnetic smile and hugs & kisses included. As others have commented in their glowing reviews, David is ever present. A true work-aholic, but in a masterful sense.

Traveling with friends, we stayed 4 nights in the 2 deluxe cottages which were comfortable & lovely. The breakfast was incredible. We dined in the restaurant 2 nights & the food was outstanding. David arranged a winery tour for us, at the height of the grape harvest season, and it was fantastic. All of the staff were lovely & clearly have David's stamp on the service they provided.

Of our 3 1/2 weeks in Italy, Cortona, Corte Dei Papi and David were the highlight of the trip. Cannot recommend David & his Tuscan creation enough. David, we miss you already.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Relais La Corte dei Papi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Relais La Corte dei Papi

Address: Via La Dogana 12, 52040 Cortona, Italy
Phone Number:
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cortona
#1 Family Hotel in Cortona
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cortona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais La Corte dei Papi 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Immersed in the Tuscan countryside, just few minutes from Cortona, La Corte dei Papi is an oasis of peace and quiet, ideal for those who like to enjoy traditional local atmosphere. All rooms are each unique in decor with handmade antique furnishings and fine crafted linens. Our restaurant offers guests traditional Tuscan dishes alongside with more modern and elaborate culinary combinations. To add to atmosphere, during summer, guests can dine outside, around the swimming pool. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Expedia, Venere, Despegar.com, TripOnline SA, Escapio, Travelocity, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Relais La Corte dei Papi reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Relais La Corte Dei Papi Hotel Cortona

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Relais La Corte dei Papi, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.