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.

“Lovely and rustic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Residence Il Casale - Apartments

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 Saved
You added Residence Il Casale - Apartments to your Saves list
Residence Il Casale - Apartments
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Loc. San Pietro a Cegliolo 434, 52044 Cortona, Italy   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #17 of 22 Hotels in Cortona
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Lovely and rustic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We stayed at Residence Il Casale in August 2010. 1 week cost just £500 each (inc. flights to Pisa and car hire) through Expedia.
The Residence is set in lovely grounds with around 8 individual cottages. When we stayed there were only a few families around and some days we ended up having the swimming pool (which is again is set in lovely grounds) to ourselves.
We were put in a two-storey, two-bedroomed cottage, despite there only being the two of us and I would say it was an adequate size for a family of four.
The accommdation is very rustic and Italian so you should be prepared for that! We found this very charming. Each cottage has a little terrace as well which we used on a night (although being in the countryside be prepared for lots of insect bites!).
I would recommend having a hire car if you are going to stay at Residence Il Casale as Cortona is about a 7 minute drive up a VERY big hill. We also found the car useful for visiting other places such as Lake Tresimano, Montelpuciano and Perugia.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

48 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    18
    14
    9
    6
    1
See reviews for
11
16
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I am at the last night of a 4 weeks stay at Residence Il Casale in Cortona..I came here to experience the respite care I needed....the tranquility and serenity of this lovely Residence draws me here, year after year...The apartments are clean, spacious and well stocked for cooking. I cannot say enough good words about the staff...Alessandra, at Reception and Signor Vittorio, the owner, are on location and available to assist in every way..from helping to make a call, planning a day trip, and many other questions one might have as a traveler far from home....The grounds are quite beautiful and the building charming and quaint....wonderful meals are served in another owned property across the street, Villa Baldelli, a beautiful restored 17th century, with plush and classic decor...I have chosen these properties as my "go to" place for relaxation and rest. The fact that so many places to see and much to do are just a few Km away....Perfection!

  • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Great location to travel around this part of Tuscany. Apartment was perfect. Spacious, clean, well equipped and comfortable. Swimming pool looked fabulous although a bit chilly for us. Sun loungers to relax on perfect! Owner/ manager very helpful. Co op close by for shopping. Tables and chairs outside in each unit. Laundry facilities free of charge and clothes horse for drying in courtyard. Difficult to find using Sat nav so advise you use Google maps to locate. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Whitby, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

My wife and I have stayed here twice, and have booked for a 3rd stay. A terrific spot. I cycle and Lily walks (big distances) and the place is perfectly situated for these activities. Full well equipped kitchen (we love to cook) and close to myriad restaurants. Cortona at the top of the hill, against the foot of which Casale sits. Day trips from here very convenient. A pretty place with lots of Tuscan authenticity, and nice and helpful staff. Highly recommended.

lilybilly

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

Three friends and I have just completed six weeks at il Casale.....September 17-October 29, 2011. What a wonderful place!!! We have no complaints at all. Our apartment was spacious and comfortable. Beautiful antique furniture graced the interior. The apartment was clean, spacious, kitchen well stocked and very suitable for four American ladies whose desires were to experience the culture, and minimal tourism. The location was great for day trips to surrounding wineries, etc. The grounds were beautiful and well-kept. Fruit trees bounded.. lovely outdoor spaces for morning coffee or alfresco dining....
Many occasions we asked the Reception office for guidance and she was always helpful. Signor Vittorio , the owner, had his personal phone number on the door so that he was always available to us as well. He was frequently walking the grounds, interacting with his quests, and ensuring that everyone was having needs met and enjoying themselves.
As regards the mosquitoes...they come with the territory! I live on St. Simons Island, GA USA and we have mosquitoes, too. Just take a little spray and keep your windows closed!! Our group is planning another trip to Italy for next year for multiple weeks and we will definately stay at Il Casale for its comfort, value, and most of all hospitality! It feels like we have found a vacation "home."

  • Stayed September 2011, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brooklyn, NY
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

My husband and I spent 5 nights at Il Casale as part of a villa and bike package from BikePlusRentals, and we loved every minute of it. Having booked a studio, we were upgraded to a two bedroom apartment on arrival by the owner, Vittorio, who was a wonderful host, helping us with our wi-fi connection and stopping by every night as we sat outside for dinner to make sure our stay was going well. We also loved the other guests--especially two couples from the Netherlands who were in Cortona to sing at a relative's wedding and invited us to share a bottle of wine after we'd listened to them practice. And after a glorious day of cycling through the Tuscan hills, it was wonderful to return to our apartment to take a swim or sit out in the garden, watching the sun set over Cortona.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Poznan, Poland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

We spent our honeymoon and one of the best holidays at this point. It was ideal place for romantic trip, especially for relaxation, taking break from everyday live and known the italians hospitality. Big advantage of this place is location close to many attractions of cities, and many vineyards around. We have a great memory of this holidays - our son ;-) Surely we will return to this place.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Residence Il Casale - Apartments? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Residence Il Casale - Apartments

Address: Loc. San Pietro a Cegliolo 434, 52044 Cortona, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Cortona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Residence Il Casale - Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SELF CATERING APARTMENTS WITH POOL NEAR CORTONA.Il Casale, a residence out of a building of the year 500 sits in front of the towers, the domes the green and the sky of Cortona, a city of ancient origins, often visited by the ex French president Mitterand, and today by the University of Georgia (UGA). During august it is the chosen location for the National Antiques Showroom, where for the occasion, in the old rooms of Palazzo Casali and Palazzo Vagnotti, all the most important Italian exhibitors gather. The rural complex is situated nearby the San Pietro a Cegliolo neighbourhood. Today it is a very comfortable and accommodating Residence, hidden in the silence of a spectacular and suggestive creation of the nature. It is laid out around a huge garden and the mother tower which overlooks the main building, which is also the oldest and still maintains the original features, like the double slope roof and the external stairway with a wide landing for the middle floor access. Behind one of the complexes’ wings, finds room on over an hectare of green grass, the swimming pool which is for guests use only. Built with the most modern and efficient techniques its size is 16 by 8 meters. Furnished with deck chairs, comfortable pillows, umbrellas, showers and everything to help relax and fun for the kids, while watching Cortona’s skyline. The garden is one of the most beautiful features of the complex. Very well grown and cared, shines with plenty of different flowers varieties and plants which give colour to the spectacular green English carpet. Here you’ll find the tables and chairs for breakfast and dinner in a relaxing environment.The residence is made of 10 apartments, of which 8 sleep 4, one sleep 3, and one sleep 2. They all provide a stylish and elegant solution, floors and ceilings made with old cotto tiles and antique furniture aging around the year ‘800. Everything carefully planned and put together in respect of the most modern way of living. The apartments have two bedrooms, some of which with two double beds, some other with one double bed and a room with single beds, bathroom with shower and the living room with a cooking corner (fire spots, electrical oven, fridge, double sink). The general feeling is of a relaxing and “antique” luxurious environment. The bedrooms are especially thought in the way they’ve been furnished. Antique beds (‘700 and ‘800), carpets who match the period of the furniture, practical closets also from the ‘800 style. Everything is planned to match with the floors and the ceilings. Apartment sleep 4:two bedrooms with two double beds or one double bed and two single beds, bathroom with shower, living room/kitchen fully equipped. Apartment sleep 3: one big bedroom with a double bed and a single bed, two bathrooms with shower, living room/kitchen fully equipped. Apartment sleep 2:one bedroom with a double bed, one bathroom with shower, living room/kitchen fully equipped.Possibility to have additional beds on request. SERVICES:Every apartment has its own external space furnished with garden chairs and table, and inside provides Satellite TV, air conditioning/heating direct phone line. WI-FI CONNECTION ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Escapio, Hotel.de, Hotels.com, Odigeo, Venere and Tingo so you can book your Residence Il Casale - Apartments 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:
Residence Il Casale Cortona
Residence Il Casale Hotel Cortona

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Residence Il Casale - Apartments, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.