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“Enchanting!” 5 of 5 stars
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La Badia di Orvieto
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Localita La Badia 8, 05019 Orvieto, Italy   |  
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Ranked #9 of 28 Hotels in Orvieto
Little Rock, Ar
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Enchanting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

The villa/hotel dates from 1100. The site is beautiful. The staff was most helpful. The ancient architectual features were enchanting---almost unbelievable. Nice pool. Great view of Orvieto!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

We came across this hotel quite by chance on a journey from Abruzzo to Florence but it was quite delightful. An old abbey forms the basis of the hotel which is situated in its own parkland with views across to the cliffs which support the hill top town of Orvietto. We were tired and really wanted somewhere clean, pleasant and functional - well away from a crammed city center hotel - a bright airy room with views of green trees and blue skies. And that's exactly what we got.

Here we found the staff extremely helpful and asked to look at 4 rooms before making our choice. We decided to opt for a small suite at 270 Euros but well worth it. A hotel experience always comes down to the room you book - but room 21 was certainly bright and spacious. A small sitting room and an adjoining bedroom with a double aspect view over the gardens, abbey and the distant town of Orvieto. We ate in the hotel restaurant - outside under the cloisters in the shadow of the illuminated abbey and very fine it was. Breakfast was also good.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

A converted monastery, Badia di Orvieto has plenty of ambience and is well located to visit the beautiful city of Orvieto. We needed to change the room first allocated to us due to space, and the staff were willing to assist as best they could.

The room was comfortable and clean, and suited us well.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

From the moment we arrived we were treated like family. The staff at La Badia went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and the service exceeded our expectations. When we arrived mid-morning from Rome, Marco, concerned that we might not have eaten made a tray of coffee, juice and various danishes for us. The beauty of the property is outstanding and such a relaxing place to spend some time. It was a treat after the hustle and bustle of Rome, to be able to unwind and relax here. Easy Cab ride into Orvieto to see the sites in the old city. The rooms were clean and well maintained and the restaurant was superb. The entire staff made out stay an incredible experience.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Found the hotel beautifully restored and comfortable. The management and staff were professional, friendly and helpful. The hotel and grounds were a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

We had just a one night stay at this enchanting and peaceful hotel,we wished it could have been longer.Can understand why it had been a retreat in past times.The service and staff were excellent and attentive. Our only negative was that the swimming pool was a little tired and in need of rennovation.Otherwise, a perfect stay.
We did eat in their award winning restaurant and found that excellent too,the menu was innovative and the food cooked to perfection.

  • Stayed July 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
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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

The castle is beautiful and the breakfasts were superb. The pool is beautiful but quite far from the rooms. However, the rooms less than ideal. I understand the nature of the building -- an old monestary -- but that doesn't excuse the cheap and unworkable shower stall or the mattress that had seen better days. There was a wedding at the castle while we were there and the staff were focused on that event and not the other guests. I was asked to move out of the way of the wedding event. I tried to get lunch at the restaurant and it took me ten minutes to find anyone to help me - nonetheless, the food was really good when it arrived. A mixed experience but not worth the price.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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AmeMalingri, Front Office Manager at La Badia di Orvieto, responded to this review, July 23, 2011
Dear Patti 56_11,

We thank you for your review. We are very sorry you didn’t fully enjoy you stay at La Badia di Orvieto.
We are happy you appreciated the unique historical setting of la Badia di Orvieto and our extensive Umbrian buffet breakfast.
Our 25 by 10 meters pool ( 82 by 33 feet) is no more than 80 meters (260 feet) from the reception, set amidst our extensive park, framed by century old pine trees, it is equipped with a cozy shaded gazebo where to enjoy pool side drinks or light lunches and affords wonderful views of the countryside and Orvieto. Our tennis court is a further 100 meters (330 feet) from the pool.
We can assure you that all our mattresses were changed with new orthopedic ones before the start of the 2011 season, but I can understand that their firmness might be different from what you are accustomed to.
As for the shower stall, each of our rooms are different and constantly updated, obviously restoring the rooms we had to work with the existing building and the space afforded by our unique historical setting.
Nevertheless we have noted your comment and installed a different shower stall in the room you occupied.
We apologize for the inconvenience you encounter due to the wedding taking place during your stay.
We are sorry you had the feeling the staff was focused on the wedding, we can assure you that all the staff constantly strive to offer a flawless and attentive service to all of our guests.
We have a strict policy for hosting events and when the event doesn’t book the entire property, for our other resident guests we always reserve parking space, reserve tables at the restaurant and strictly enforce a set time for the festivities to end.
Finally we are happy you enjoyed the food at our award winning restaurant, we apologize if you had to wait 10 minutes to be served.
As we treasure every feedback from our guests the restaurant staff has been briefed about your complaint and organizational changes have been implemented to prevent any similar occurrence.
We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to la Badia di Orvieto in the future in order to restore you confidence in our services. I would be happy to take care personally of you travel arrangements and kindly ask you to contact me directly at ame.malingri@labadiahotel.it .
Amé Malingri
Front Office Manager
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Additional Information about La Badia di Orvieto

Address: Localita La Badia 8, 05019 Orvieto, Italy
Location: Italy > Umbria > Province of Terni > Orvieto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Orvieto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Badia di Orvieto 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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