We dropped our Hertz rental car at Orvieto train station, caught fenicular (cable car) up the hill to to the large hill town and were amazed to find the hotel on the edge of the large Piazza that has the Duomo in the middle. The duomo is away from the main shops so is a bit quieter than you would think.
Reception spoke great english & showed us up the small elevator to our room, we opened our windows out to the quiet piazza & Duomo. The room was very modern with great bed, large bathroom and great fixtures. The modern Aircon was silent and worked well.
The Continental Breakfast was a bit disorganised and we had to wait for the crossant to be cooked.
The price of hotel was about the same as paid for previous 3 stars but the quality of the room and location was so much better.
Orvieto town was a great suprise, we planned it as a one night drop off stay from Tuscany in preparation for our train to Rome, but the large town on top of the hill was magestic (better than San Gimignano), interesting and well served by bars and nice resturants, and not totally overrun by tourists. We did the cave tour (that leaves from our Piazza) which was interesting and well priced. In the evening after dinner 12pm we Sat outside the hotel in their umbrella and chair "Cafe" area and had a drink watching the activity, a 2 piece down the way playing cruzy music to a small crowd of diners and onlookers...it was a majical setting in the warn night air
The next morning It was easy to cablecar down to the Train to make the 1hr trip to Rome.
Fantastic hotel in an impressive and large walled hilltown with plenty to see
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- Located in the heart of the small town of Orvieto, in the historic center, facing one of the world's most famous monuments: the Duomo. In addition to its strategic position near the main monuments of the city and near the shopping center, is ideal for a relaxing break. Equipped with all the comforts and highly qualified personnel to meet the needs of any type of customer. ... more less
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