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La Serena
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    Reviewed August 22, 2012

    La Serena is a quiet, relaxing place, ideal for recharging one's batteries. We had a great welcome from Stephanie and Derek. We had a palatial suite with a huge bathroom and a very comfortable big bed. It was beutifully furnished and well thought through with the guests' convenience in mind, from the non slip mat in the shower to the morning tea tray. We loved the personal touches such as the bathroom favours and chocolates on the pillows. The breakfast was a real feast - the best we have ever had in Italy. We shall definitely return, the area is great for out of season exploration. A definite recommendation!

    Room Tip: The downstairs suite is very private and spacious and suitable for wheelchair users.
    • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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    Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2012

    Thank you SO much for such a lovely review, Steph xx

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    Reviewed August 19, 2012

    A warm welcome awaits you at La Serena, Steph and Derek go out of their way to ensure that their guests have everything they need for a fabulous holiday, from guided tours of Perugia and Assisi to wine tasting in the local area - nothing is too much trouble for this amazing couple.
    When you stay there make sure you book for dinner - Derek's cooking is out of this world, we had the best meal of our holiday at La Serena.
    Everything about our stay was top class - we hope to come back soon.

    • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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    Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2012

    Thank you SO much for this lovely review :)) Looking forward to seeing you again as soon as you can come over...

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    Reviewed August 4, 2012

    We cannot praise La Serena high enough. It's been the true discovery of a trip whose main objective was the discovery of Umbria. We not only discovered an amazing land but also an amazing couple. Stephanie and Derek run La Serena with exquisite care, passion and dedication. You feel at home and in some respects even better than being at home. We are vey much looking forward to coming back.

    Room Tip: They're all good rooms.
    • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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    Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2012

    Thank you very much for your lovely review - looking forward to seeing you again!
    All the best, Steph & Derek

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    Reviewed June 14, 2012

    Great service, great food and fantastic friends.
    Steph and Derek makes your holiday into a great experience.Dereks cooking and Stephs
    cakes are to die for....
    They help you with a visit to different cantinas around the area.Don`t drink too much wine!
    The swimmingpool is very nice and clean. The BBQ they served us was magic.

    Room Tip: all of the rooms are perfect
    • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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    Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2012

    Thank you for your lovely comments :))

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    Reviewed June 13, 2012

    ‘La Serena’ isn’t just a B&B. It’s a place you dream about and a place that you don’t want to leave.
    The location is perfect for soaking up the riches of Umbria. The charming B&B is surrounded by stunning countryside and views of historical villages with cobbled streets and character. Beyond the scenic surroundings are places of great interest and curiosity such as Assisi, Todi, Gubio and many more intriguing towns with castles and churches. You don’t need to be on the coast to find a sandy beach because the lake at Castiglione del Lago has its own.
    The choices for day trips, restaurants and vineyards are endless and that is one of many reasons why we are returning to ‘La Serena’ next year.
    When approaching the delightful B&B from an elevated position you can admire the style of the building. It is a large Italian villa where the grounds are divided into what feels like little rooms. There are landscaped gardens, a lawn area, vines and a good choice of outside seating options. The swimming pool is a great added bonus, an ideal size with ample sunbeds and umbrellas.
    The property is kept in pristine condition and there is ample space for parking. We recommend that you hire a car for your stay in this part of Umbria although transport can be organized if requested.
    ‘La Serena’ is an enchanting B&B and the owners, Steph and Derek have a great eye for detail and the care for their guests is refreshing, helpful but not intrusive.
    The catering is of a very high standard. Fresh, varied, ambitious and extremely tasty. There are refreshments available all day and plenty of Vino!
    The en-suite bedrooms are a generous size with good quality bathrooms. In the bedroom there are dressing gowns, tea and coffee making facilities, pool towels, a hair dryer and chocolates on arrival.
    I am well-travelled and I would say that Steph and Derek have hit the nail on the head and created a wonderful B&B. Their knowledge and hospitality makes 'La Serena' an ideal place for couples and families to stay at.
    Steph and Derek seem to have achieved the perfect balance and many should learn from them.

    • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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    Stephanie M, Owner at La Serena, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2012

    Thank you very much for your lovely review of La Serena.
    Very much looking forward to seeing you again next year!! All the best, Steph & Derek

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