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Villa Marsili Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Cesare Battisti 13, 52044 Cortona, Italy   |  
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Ranked #3 of 22 hotels in Cortona
Boston, MA
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“Loved this hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I spent three days/nights here and it was the perfect choice! The staff good not have been kinder, more welcoming or more helpful. The room is lovely, the view is spectacular, the breakfast (and cappuccino) lavish--all making this the perfect base for exploring Tuscany. I loved that I could walk into the center of Cortona and restaurants in 5 minutes (albeit uphill but it IS hill country after all!) but retreat to the edge of town and escape a bit of the hustle and bustle at the end of the day.

Room Tip: If you like to sleep with windows open you may want to forgo a room with a view as there will be ear...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Our first visit to Tuscany and we are impressed. One of the nicest rooms I have ever stayed in. It was really three rooms, each with a large window and view. Bathroom was the size of many hotel rooms w/ shower and jacuzzi tub and a fabulous view.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Initially I was disappointed that the top 2 hotels for Cortona were unavailable, and that I had to settle for 3rd best, but from the moment we arrived all of those reservations disappeared. For the actual village of Cortona as opposed to the Cortona surrounding area, Villa Marsili is No. 1.

The rooms are average really. We had the option of upgrading ours to the room next door for an extra EUR 50 per night, but the quality of the fittings and overall ambiance of the room were identical, including the views; it was just larger, and as there were only the 2 of us, unnecessary.

Two things make this hotel top notch in my view: prime location for the 5 minute walk up to the village that has an abundance of cafes, bars and restaurants; and the sheer levels of service that are provided by all of the girls on the front desk. I hope I do not miss anyone out, but iulia (the most exuberant, in the nicest possible manner), ioana who checked us in, Luana and Eliana that all helped us plan our days, guide us on the best attractions over breakfast; the list goes on.

As others have experienced, in this case, my wife was looking for some high quality silk/artificial large sunflowers to take home - all of the girls could not have been more helpful, including getting their 2 florists to assist in the search ...

For anyone looking to explore the Cortona area, look no further - this is a gem of a hotel. I hope we will be back.

Room Tip: Any room with a view of Lake Trasimeno. Our was on the 3rd floor
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We based ourselves in Cortona for 3 nights in order to explore this beautiful corner of Italy doing day trips. We chose Villa Marsili based on reviews and were blown away by how fabulous it was and by their outstanding attention to detail, and its comfort, stylish elegance and great staff.
We booked a suite which included a spacious bedroom with a very comfortable bed, a fabulous large bathroom with a jacuzzi, shower and double basin, a lounge with a TV, fridge and very comfortable couches. The suite was really good but the 'piece de resistance ' was surely the views from each rooms windows over the sprawling Val di Chiana and sunflower fields right to Lake Trasimeno. Simply breathtakingly beautiful..
Breakfast was an excellent buffet offering a wonderful selection of cold meats, cheeses and varied pastries, yogurts, fabulous fruits and preserves and, as Id written ahead, a wide selection of gluten free items, so appreciated. Tea and wonderful coffee on the terrace after breakfast completed this superb treat.
The staff at Villa Marsili are amazing, warm, welcoming and so obliging even giving me a farewell gift as a reminder of our stay there. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Thank you to charming Stefano, lovely Julia at reception, the barman and the breakfast staff.
Cortona is a charming and very beautiful hilltop town made famous by Frances Mayes ( Under the Tuscan Sun ), it has so much to offer the art lover and is a visual treat in terms of archtecture, vistas and history.
Villa Marsili adds to Cortonas charm and is a truly superb hotel with no opportunity overlooked to satisfy their guests, even the exquisite complimentary snacks between 6 and 8 pm before one goes into town for dinner, and then the Vin Santo, Cantucci and fresh fruits waiting in the lounge on ones return from the evening out.
We are so happy we found Villa Marsili and wouldnt hesitate to recommend it to anyone wanting accommodation that is a cut above the rest.

Room Tip: If a room with a view over the Val di Chiana is available grab it....even if it means upgrading, its...
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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
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Prairie Village, Kansas, United States
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Beautiful intimate hotel overlooking the landscape of Tuscany. Friendly, extremely helpful and happy to go the extra mile for those who stay. Made reservations for dinner and were fluent in English. A great breakfast and worth the extra money. Rooms 27 and 37 were very nice. Baths were larger and very nice as well. Would recommend to anyone. Close to shopping and dining in the town. Although on a main street and a corner, was very quiet with windows closed.

Room Tip: purchase the breakfast option and ask for room that faces the landscape/valley. All the front desk...
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Buckinghamshire, England
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The hotel is on the edge of the town - a five minute walk to its charming centre. A gushing but practical welcome from Johanna was followed by more zeal and enthusiasm by the other reception staff during our overnight stay. They 'loved my wife's name', 'thought our Italian was terrific' etc. Despite being a bit OTT, they were very welcoming and helpful in every way. We had their 'favourite, de-luxe room', which was large and comfortable, with a great view over the plain below, including Lake Trasimeno in the distance. Shame that the shower in the morning was rather tepid. Good breakfast, OK value for money - all in all an excellent hotel for a short stay in Cortona.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stayed here for our wedding in Cortona and it was simply wonderful from start to finish. The staff are so welcoming and polite, nothing is too much trouble. We stayed in room 27 which had beautiful views across the countryside. They advised us on the best places to eat and booked our taxis for us. But most of all they were so friendly and kind. They are also very good with children making them feel very welcome. What a gem of a place, we will be coming back for a holiday! Capuccino's were to die for so make sure you order one!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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Address: Viale Cesare Battisti 13, 52044 Cortona, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cortona
#3 Family Hotel in Cortona
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cortona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Marsili Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to TuscanyAmong the colours of a beautiful, generous land offering the smile of a naturally friendly people..Welcome to CortonaA medieval village surrounded by the gentle hills of Valdichiana Far from noises and hectic routine...Welcome to Villa MarsiliWith its refined lounges, and finely furnished, frescoed bedrooms. Welcome to the cosy atmosphere of one of the town's most elegant residences ... more   less 
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