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“Excellent hotel near Cortona” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Relais La Corte dei Papi

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Relais La Corte dei Papi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via La Dogana 12, 52040 Cortona, Italy   |  
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Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Cortona
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Excellent hotel near Cortona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This is a lovely place near Cortona, Italy. Several centuries old building and restored beautiful property with excellent accommodations, staff and food. The grounds are magnificent and the pool delightful.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

La Corte de Papi, Cortona, Italy

LOVED IT!!!
As so many have said, this is an exceptional gem in Tuscany. We came for a few days to relax after a long flight before a cruise and it was a highlight of our trip. The grounds are lovely and peaceful, with a stunning pool and beautiful gardens. Both David and his mother made us feel like old friends - we will miss them. They couldn't do enough for us. David was always available to help us with all our sightseeing plans, offering maps, directions, etc. He was extremely knowledgable about the history of the area and was never to busy to sit down with us to chat.
Rooms were large, very well appointed and extremely comfortable. The restaurant was outstanding, both for excellent buffet breakfasts and a wonderful dinner. We enjoyed eating outside in the beautiful gardens.
We hope to return one day.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A perfectly pleasant hotel with very friendly staff - were it only one third the price. For instance, our room lacked a proper shower, just had a bath with a shower on a hose and no hook to hang it - and a slightly run down bathroom with cracked tiles, etc, to boot.

Hotel also lacks basic things like a common indoor saloon / lounge. I hesitate to criticise somewhat, as the owner is very friendly. But this hotel is priced as a boutique luxury hotel and it's simply not up to that standard. It's trying to be something it's not and somehow getting away with it going by all the rave reviews. Fawlty Towers without the incompetence would be my summary.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful hotel located few minutes drive from Tuscany pearl - Cortona.
David and his mother both energetic and very kind persons own and manage this beautiful hotel.
Small new and great hotel in a wonderful garden all is clean and well kept.
The rooms are fantastic and well equipped and very comfort.
The restaurant serves wonderful food and great variety of wines.
Service all over is friendly with big heart of the Papi family.
All the employees are so kind and welcome with smile any request.
We were many times on a vacation in Tuscany and this time we enjoyed the most from the hotel.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A family estate that has been remodeled into a lovely inn with exquisite grounds, beautiful rooms (although the furniture choices, in my opinion, could have been aesthetically better) and incredibly hosted by the gracious owners.

An excellent choice for exploring Tuscany. Note that it is outside the actually town and requires transportation or a rather long uphill walk to get to "town."

Room Tip: Traveling as a group of five, I am familiar with 3 rooms, all of which were equally comfortable.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed at the Relais for 4 nights and were very pleased . Davide and his staff make their guests feel very welcome and wanted. There is always a smiling face to greet you and help you if help is needed. Also, the cooking class given by the talented chef Giseppe is lots of fun but also a real learning experience. Definitely try this class if you can.
We had a lovely and relaxing stay at the Relais . Would certainly return again. One comment ,though. Try to eat breakfast outside because the Dining room is a bit dark.

  • Stayed May 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

We were at the Relais for 4 nights and could have definitely stayed longer. The hotel, the surroundings, the wonderful staff make it a real pleasant and relaxed stay. Do not miss to have dinner at the Relais: The food is excellent, we enjoyed every bite of it! The staff is very, very friendly and helps you with every request that you might have. If you are in the region, you should definitely stop by.

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Additional Information about Relais La Corte dei Papi

Address: Via La Dogana 12, 52040 Cortona, Italy
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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 
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