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Reviewed August 18, 2011

Had a wonderful 3 night stay either side of renting a villa in Umbria. Derek & Steph are very friendly and accommodating; extremely knowledgeable about Italy and the bonus; great cooks (Steph makes the desserts)! The house is bigger than the pictures suggest with a lovely family feel, large swimming pool and breakfasts as good as any boutique hotels I have visited. Also, La Serena is a perfect base from which to discover Umbria (Assisi, Trevi, Terni, Todi, Spoleto) and only 40 mins from Perugia airport.
Steph & Derek deserve the best reviews as they work incredibly hard to make you welcome, show a genuine interest in children and nothing is too much trouble.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

We stayed 7 nights with Steph and Derek. The B&B is very modern with every amenity that we could dream of and wonderfully located. It has a fabulous swimming pool and a general atmosphere that made us feel really at home.
But the best part ? The people. Derek cooks brilliantly and is so knowledgable ( particularly the Umbrian stuff ). Steph behaves like a tour courier rather than a hotel owner, always willing to advise on all things Italian. We have been to Italy often but have never learnt so much about the people, places, food and wine.
I cannot recommend La Serena highly enough. Just go there.

Room Tip: Simply tell the owners what you want and they hel.
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 22, 2011

Absolutely excellent place to stay if you want to see Umbria. Wonderful food, high standards, lovely pool,comfortable spacious en suite double rooms, The warmest welcome from lovely English Italian speaking couple whose main aim is to make sure your holiday is memorable from morning till night, offering a delicious hearty breakfast down to helping out with trips/directions etc. Dinner can also be arranged for a very reasonable price. Also one evening was a superb Barbie!!

Room Tip: All rooms are clean and well appointed.
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Hobby63
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Reviewed June 21, 2011

What a holiday! Excellent accommodation and cuisine. Superb views. Steph and Derek couild not be more helpful or hospitable. Nothing to criticise! Derek's cooking iand knowledge of food is a real experience. Steph's knowledge of the region, with regard to geography, culture etc was an enormous help. Superb swimmimg pool. always with enough sun loungers! Swimming towels provided, but necessary for claimimg a lounger! Large bedroom with two armchairs, ceiling fan, and bath/shower. In all, a wonderful experience which we will repeat!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

A very welcoming hotel, clean, nothing was too much trouble . A very peaceful location, yet close to wonderful cities and villages. Food fantastic.
I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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