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Borgo il Melone
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Localita il Sodo Case Sparse 38, 52042 Cortona, Italy   |  
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Ranked #8 of 22 hotels in Cortona
Monroe, Connecticut
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Wonderful Bed and Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We chose this inn based on reviews on TripAdvisor. The inn is just beautiful, the property gorgeous and a great swimming pool which we were able to enjoy even though it was October! Our room was spacious and very comfortable. The breakfast was excellent with a good variety of offerings. The inn is located in the valley below the mountain village of Cortona and a bit hard to find from the autostrada. However, we did have a GPS which got us to the establishment. Cortona is on the southern end of Tuscany, really closer to Umbria. However, it is a great location for a base to tour Tuscany. There is a train station located about 7-8 minutes away where you can catch a train to Florence or Rome. The staff was extremely helpful and recommended two excellent restaurants, one in the walled village of Cortona and the other just 2 minutes down the street--both the best meals we ate in Italy. They also assisted us with Mapquest directions to our next location. It was the least expensive hotel of our stay and probably the best overall. Will definitely return on our next trip

Room Tip: All rooms are wonderful, but would probably book the least expensive if you don't plan to spend...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We stayed here in September, and after reading some of the reviews we were a bit apprehensive. The peole were extremely helpful with any questions we asked. The pool was fantastic and very clean. We stayed in one of the appartments and it was just what we were looking for, it gave freedom to do as we wanted, it was perfect. Some reviews mentioned the road noise and you can hear it as it is a busy road, but after a few hours we did not notice the noise, as the level is not high at all. I would be very happy to go back for another week.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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borgoCortona, Responsabile reception at Borgo il Melone, responded to this review, November 14, 2012
Dear Eric,

Thank you so much for your nice comment.
I'm really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in Borgo il Melone.
We always try to do our best for our kind guests.
We hope to have you as our kind guest again.
Best regards,

Alessandro
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Noosa, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We had one night in a hotel room and wished we were staying longer. The room was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Staff were fantastic and helpful. The estate is to-die for - 25 acres of gorgeous gardens, old buildings, restaurant, tavern, massive swimming pool etc. Even have grape vines and fruit trees. We had a delicious meal at the restaurant with staff very knowledgeable about the food and wines. The free on-site laundry was a god-send. It can be hard to find with google maps giving directions to the locked back gate. We only found the front entry by accident. Please management - put a sign on the back gate with directions to the entry.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Chongqing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

A fantastic place. We booked an apartment for 4 people. It is clean and spacious, with a kitchen and two sitting rooms. It is perfect for us. We drove to a Coop supermarket nearby for food shopping and cooked in the kitchen for dinner. There is also a large garden and green land with various friut trees. The grape tasted extremely sweet. And the staff is very friendly and helpful. I wish I had booked for more than one night. The only problem is that it is not so easy to find. We went astray even guided by a GPS. But we found it finally.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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borgoCortona, Responsabile reception at Borgo il Melone, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Dear Guests,

Thank you for your kind comment.
We're really happy to know that you appreciated your stay at Borgo il Melone.
We hope to have you as our kind guests again.
Kind regards,

Borgo il Melone
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Kenner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The Borgo il Melone was the perfect place to start our Italy vacation. We had 2 couples in a 2 bedroom/ 2 bath, large living room with kitchen apartment. It was wonderful. The property used to be a working farm and it is truely gorgeous. The restaurant was divine with outstanding service and wine and we would have liked to eat there the second night as well, but they had an onsite wedding to attend to that closed the restaurant. Breakfast under the umbrellas on their pretty patio was very good with alot of variety. I just wish we had been there in warm enough temperatures to get into their large beautiful pool. I would definitly recommend this hotel to couples as well as families.

  • Stayed October 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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borgoCortona, Responsabile reception at Borgo il Melone, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
We would like to thank you for your kind review, we are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you here again as our Guest.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at Borgo IL Melone for 4 nights. We love Cortona, Tuscany and fell in love with this most enchanting Borgo. The grounds were magical and the pool was perfect. A real Tuscan paradise with very kind and decent staff. A very real place, with amazing charm.

The original buildings with both rooms and Apartments are elegant, understated and very
unique. Can't say enough about the grounds and the quality of this place.

We ate and the Restaurant 3 out of the 4 nights and we're treated to some excellent meals and wines.

We will go back and stay at Borgo IL Melone again and again. Serene and very romantic!!

Room Tip: Upper Level room is where we stayed and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed October 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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borgoCortona, Responsabile reception at Borgo il Melone, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are very pleased to know that you had delighted time in our Hotel and Restaurant during your stay in recent days.
We hope to have you as our kind guest again.
Best regards,

Borgo il Melone
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Sandnes
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Very nice hotel with Rooms, Apartements, Taverna, Restaurant, big Pool-area and beautiful garden.
The hole property is very careful kept up.
Taverna with nice small dishes(and a lot of good beer) is open lunchtime, restaurant open in the evening.
Borgo Il Melone is very clever to handle wedding parties, celebrations etc, very good and creative kitchen(check pictures on facebook).
Close to cities like Cortona, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Pienza and Montalcino.

Room Tip: 2 of the rooms at ground floor has a nice litle terrace Apartements good for families
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: Localita il Sodo Case Sparse 38, 52042 Cortona, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Cortona
#8 Luxury Hotel in Cortona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Borgo il Melone 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In close proximity to the most fascinating towns of central Italy, renowned for their artistic beauty, such as Florence, Arezzo, Siena and Perugia, in the valley below Cortona, the oldest Etruscan settlement, surrounded by the most typical Tuscan countryside this is the unique setting of Borgo Il Melone. ... more   less 
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