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#13 of 24 hotels in Cortona
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A few steps from the historic centre of Cortona, Locanda I Grifi boasts a sun terrace with view of Lake Trasimeno, a restaurant with a panoramic view and rooms with air conditioning and Wi-Fi.Located in the highest part of Cortona, all the rooms in the hotel have elegant and modern furnishings, inside bathroom, air conditioning and TV. Some rooms include a jacuzzi shower and a balcony.
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Kalle E wrote a review Sep 2018
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We had a fantastic evening with a private (just us) cooking class with chef Cristiano. Very intimate, incredible food and more hands-on than any previous class we've been to. The taxi dropped us at the wrong location, so chef Cristiano came in person to pick us up. Dedication above and beyond & love for the art. Will come back, and would recommend dearly!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Jimmy2310, Proprietario at Locanda i Grifi
Responded Oct 1, 2018
Dear Kalle, I am very glad you attended the cooking class @Locandaigrfi yesterday. And I am so happy, after reading your kind review, that you had really appreciated the lesson and the dinner the follwed it. You have tourned out to be to great chefs, very skilfull that have prepared the tasty handamade pici pasta and its ragout sauce, the zuchini soufflè and the creamy tiramisù! I feel lucky when guests of mine are so eager to learn the secrets of Italian and Tuscan cooking. I really do hope you will come back to Locanda next time you are in Cortona. Thank you again for recommending the lesson and the restaurant ! Arrivederci! Cristiano Milighetti Chef&Owner
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Keith H wrote a review Aug 2018
Surrey, United Kingdom9 contributions2 helpful votes
We visited here last year when doing a train tour of Italy. Enjoyed it so much we came back. Nothing is too much for Davide. He really makes you welcome and is a constant help to ensure you enjoy your stay. The setting is stunning and the rooms very comfortable. We ate there several times. The food was good, although the meat of one meal was tough, but when we raised it we were offered a replacement dish. Opposite is a cafe which is also very friendly and Cortona is stunning.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Jimmy2310, Proprietario at Locanda i Grifi
Responded Aug 15, 2018
Dear Mr Keith, Thank you for your kind review. We are really glad you have come back to Locanda also in 2018; a returning guest is the greatest reward to our costant effort to make the guests feel "like home". We are very glad you have appreciated our service and Davide would like to thank you for the nice words. If you want to come back to Cortona in the future do not hesitate to contact us; we will be always happy to welcome you and your wife at Locanda. Kindest regards and ..Grazie !
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433Matkailija wrote a review Jul 2018
Pirkkala, Finland2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for four nights at Locanda i Grifi. The hotel was comfortable with lovely scenery. The staff was very friendly and helpful especially Davide who helped us with planning out visits both in Cortona and villages nearby. The owner of the hotel and also the chef Cristiano made tasteful dinners at his restaurant. Local wines matched well with the food.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from Jimmy2310, Proprietario at Locanda i Grifi
Responded Jul 27, 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the lovely review you left us! We are glad that our staff, took good care of you and you liked @Locanda and scenery around . Our concierge at reception is always very happy to suggest itineraries in Cortona and the area around to make our guests appreciate the beauty of our land. We are also glad that you have appreciated the food and the wine we serve at our restaurant Looking forward to meet you on your next trip to Cortona. Kindest regards Grazie Mille! Cristiano, Davide and staff @Locanda
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Chris H wrote a review Jul 2018
Renton, Washington, United States10 contributions
We stayed at this charming hotel in June 2018. They had the best showers here of all the places we stayed in our 3 week vacation to Italy. Besides the showers - our morning latte's delivered to our room was heavenly. Also when we were there we had a cooking class with Cristiano. He was informative, along with working with 10 of us with all levels of cooking experience. The staff at this hotel seeks to make everyone comfortable, we will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Response from Jimmy2310, Proprietario at Locanda i Grifi
Responded Jul 22, 2018
Dear Chris, Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you have had a great time with us; and we did enjoy too having a chat every morning before you all went out for the tours with your friends. We do our best providing our service to the hotel and restaurant guests, our housekeeping always takes care of the cleaness of the rooms and bathroom ( and showers too). The bathrooms, the rooms, and the other areas of the hotel and restaurant as well, had been recently renewed. The latte and the capuccino that our room service brought to your room every morning are made with Tuscan fresh milk and an organic Italian coffee, we are so glad you have appreciated it. It was a great pleasure having had your group of 10 people for the cooking class with Chef Cristiano Milighetti in our restaurant; it was a grea fun also for the chef teaching you how to prepare the typical Tuscan recipies. We really do hope you will come back to visit us in the future. Locanda will always be your home in Tuscany. Grazie mille!! Kindest regards Davide Arca Reception&Reservations
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Txsmoore55 wrote a review Jun 2018
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We did Cristiano’s cooking class with group of 10 - then consumed the product labor. Cristiano was very patient and informative and the results were delicious! A Great experience all around and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Jimmy2310, Proprietario at Locanda i Grifi
Responded Jun 26, 2018
Dear Guest, Thank you for such a positive review. I did have a great time too teaching you the secrets of Tuscan cuisine; I am very glad you have appreciated my cooking class here at Locanda and that you will reccommend it to others tripadvosr members, friends and family If you want to come back to Locanda for a cooking class, lunch or dinner do not hesitate to contact us. it wil be a great pleasure to welcome you at the restaurant once again. I just want to say a big GRAZIE! Kindest regards Cristiano Milighetti Chef &Owner
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5Judy wrote a review Jun 2018
Toronto, Canada27 contributions3 helpful votes
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I stayed at this charming hotel for 3 nights at the end of May, 2018. It was recommended by someone who is from the area and it did NOT disappoint! I arrived in the rain and Davide was waiting for me at the front entrance and came out with an umbrella to greet me and checked me in to my room with the most incredible view and a rainbow! The accommodation was spotless, the bed SO comfortable ( i am like the Princess and the Pea)! That view, just breathtaking. I was travelling solo before heading to Amalfi for a wedding. Solo travel in Italy isn't always easy, but Davide, Christiano and Stefano made me feel like I was an honoured guest. Davide had so many tips on where to go, where to eat, where to park etc that it made the time there so stress free and enjoyable. I dined for 3 nights at the hotel the food was OUTSTANDING as were the local wines. I love to cook, especially Italian food so I booked a cooking class with Christiano the owner/chef. It was so much fun and I learned some very valuable tips from this talented chef. The pool was lovely, perfect for relaxing for a refreshing dip after a day of exploring. It was a beautifully quiet location, just down the road from the famous "Bramasole", I enjoyed walking the roads - I only wish I'd had more time, so I will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Room Tip: all the rooms are facing the valley and its magnificent views
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Response from Jimmy2310, Proprietario at Locanda i Grifi
Responded Jun 24, 2018
Dear Mrs Judy, Thank you for your kind review and to your friend having recommended Locanda for your stay in Cortona. We are glad you have appreciated the way we welcome our guests and our service and facilities. We always do our best with our housekeeping to maintain the rooms as clean as possible ( it is something very important to us). The view and the rainbow are not our merit! the hotel and restaurant is located in one of the best panoramic point of the hill in Cortona: the valley below, the smooth hills a between Tuscany and Umbria, the Trasimeno lake, the old walls of the town. We always feel very lucky to be located in such a charming place and we hope that every guest at Locanda feels the same. Our aim is, indeed, make all the people who stay at Locanda feel "like guests in our house" ; Locanda is a small hotel and we know our guest by name. It is important to us to follow our guests in every aspects of their stay giving recommendations and suggestions, and we are glad you have apprecciated them. We must thank you for having had dinner and the cooking class at our restaurant so that you were able to appreciate the "Locanda experience" at its best. Chef and Owner Cristiano had had a great time giving you some tips about the Tuscan cuise and its tradition; we still remember how the Pici pasta you prepared were appetizing. We really hope next time you will stay longer at Locanda and we will be happy to welcome also your friends and family. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any information or requests for abvailability in the future. Grazie mille Cristiano, Davide and Locanda I Grifi Staff
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Ernie wrote a review Jun 2018
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
A group of friends, we stayed at the hotel for five nights. The rooms and bathroom are spacious, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The staff are most friendly and go out of their way to ensure that we enjoyed our stay. We would certainly look forward to a return visit on our next stay in Tuscany.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Jimmy2310, Proprietario at Locanda i Grifi
Responded Jun 24, 2018
Dear Guest, We are very glad you have choosen Locanda to celebrate your friend's birthday. It is very important to us that our service had contributed to make the celebration a memorable one. Having had all your group at the hotel and at our restaurant for the dinner party filled our hearts with pure joy since you all was having a great fun. (you were not loud at all!!!) We would like to thank you for the nice words describing our staff's effort to give our best hospitality and service ...but no words can actually explain how greateful we are. We really hope you will come back to visit us in the near future, we still miss you. We are at your disposal if you need any information or availability for your next stay in Cortona. Kindest regards Grazie Mille Cristiano Milighetti Chef and Owner
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Yoginut wrote a review May 2018
Montreux, Switzerland6 contributions8 helpful votes
Just loved every part of our stay here. The breathtaking views over the Tuscan farmlands to the lake in the distance already make it worth the stay, but more than that is the wonderful, friendly, unpretentious and personal service from both Davide at reception and Christiano in the restaurant. Nothing is too much trouble for them. We had a very warm welcome from Davide who is very knowledgeable about the area and gave some excellent advice on where to visit, what to see. Chef Christiano is very present and attentive in the restaurant and has a great knowledge of wines in the region. They organised a great wine tasting, etc but the highlight was our cooking class with Christiano. What a lovely, modest, generous man, and excellent chef!! We loved the truffles and truffle oil he cooked with, and next thing he'd organised for us to see his supplier! Cortona itself is a gorgeous little village with some lovely bars and really good boutiques. If you want genuine, authentic, warm, friendly service, this is the place to stay. We will undoubtedly stay here again!!
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Responded May 27, 2018
Dear Yoginut, Thank you for being our guest and for such a positive review; it is one of the best we have ever recived. We remain speechless after reading such impressive comment about our service both at the reception and at the restaurant. We always try to do our best to give our guest an experience to be rembered; but we must say that to have guest like you is a great pleasure and privilege. We are glad you have enjoyed the wine tour at the local winery and the suggestions we gave you to visit the area; following our guests in every aspect of their stay is one of our most important aim. Cristiano wolud like to thank you presonally for attending his cooking class; it was a great fun for him to teach you how to cook our traditional "Pici all'aglione" and the Pecorino soufflè with truffle. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are coming back to Cortona; we will always be at your disposasl for any information or request. We really hope to welcome you once again very soon Kindest regards Grazie mille!
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Karen C wrote a review Oct 2017
Mississauga, Canada13 contributions34 helpful votes
If you are looking for a quaint place to stay, this is the place. Everything exceeded my expectations. David is extremely helpful and knowledgable of the area. He always greets you with a warm smile. Cristiano was a wonderful host as well. If you get the chance take the cooking class with Cristiano, no matter how long you have been cooking for you will learn something new. The view was absolutely incredible. The hotel itself is well kept and clean. My room was both spacious and comfortable. I would highly recommend this lovely spot.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Response from Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda i Grifi
Responded Oct 5, 2017
Dear Karen, Thank you very much for the extremely positive review. We are very glad our service and hotel&restaurant had met, and exceeded (we are very happy about it) your expectations. Davide and Locanda I Grifi staff would like to thank you for such kind words. We do our best to welcome and greets every guests with a smile and give them any information to discover Cortona and the sorroundings. We are also very glad you have appreciated the cleaness of the room and hotel; it is something very important to us and all our efforts have paid off after reading a good review like yours. I personally would like to thank you for attending the cooking class @ Locanda restarurant and kitchen. I hope the class had been useful to learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine. We always like to think that our guest could cook the same recipes for their friends and family when they come back home. I would like to thank you also in italian since your Italian is very good...grazie mille di tutto, della vostra simpatia, di essere stati nostri ospiti e per aver partecipato alla cooking class; vi aspettiamo presto alla Locanda. Un cordiale saluto a lei Karen e a suo marito. A presto Cristiano Davide e tutto lo staff della Locanda
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Kristina B wrote a review Aug 2017
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It's our second time here and definitely not the last. What made us come back is unique place where you feel authentic charm of tuscany, can taste traditional food made with precision, have unforgettable stay as well as view and while having a meal get to experience a personal connection throughout all your time here. Therefore if you are travelling around tuscany and are looking for something special we highly recommend coming here. Moreover whether you are coming here for weekend getaway or prolonged holiday there is plenty to see around: the charming medieval town of Cortona which is also great for art and the surroundings of hilly Tuscany which is walkable or if you want to rent a vespa to feel italian, hotel team is always happy to help. Many thanks to Cristiano for brilliant food and the team of Locanda I Grifi for making our stay as perfect as it can be once again.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Cristiano M, Proprietario at Locanda i Grifi
Responded Sep 2, 2017
Dear Kristina, We are so glad you have come back to visit us also this year and that you intend to come back in the future to Locanda. we are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us and it is very important that you consider our hotel and restaurant a place where you can feel the "authentic charme of Tuscany". We know how you appreciate Tuscan food and wine and I and Locanda Staff did our best to give you, and other guests, a good service. We are also glad that you recommend Locanda I grifi to other people. If we can do something to help you to arrange your next vist to Cortona do not hesitate to contact us. See you next year! Grazie mille! A presto!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Locanda i Grifi
Which popular attractions are close to Locanda i Grifi?
Nearby attractions include Basilica di Santa Margherita (0.5 miles), Bramasole (0.4 miles), and Chiesa di San Domenico (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Locanda i Grifi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Locanda i Grifi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Locanda i Grifi?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Locanda i Grifi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cortona Bistrot, Le Rughe di Cortona, and Ristorante Ambrosia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Locanda i Grifi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Locanda i Grifi have airport transportation?
Yes, Locanda i Grifi offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Locanda i Grifi located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Cortona.
Are pets allowed at Locanda i Grifi?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Locanda i Grifi?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Eremo Le Celle (0.8 miles), Fortezza di Girifalco (0.4 miles), and Castello di Montecchio Vesponi (3.9 miles).
Is Locanda i Grifi accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.