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“comfortable stay in renaissance hotel”
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Hotel San Michele
Ranked #6 of 24 Hotels in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
UK
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“comfortable stay in renaissance hotel”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Attractive position close to main square with fine views over the countryside. Parking is a problem in the town and 20 euros is the charge for the hotel garage! The alternative is to park just outside the city wall and climb back up the hill to the hotel . In our experience this is a perfectly safe place to leave the car and the walk is a pleasant bit of exercise before the first drink of the day.
The staff are efficient and pleasant appearing at the door as soon as the car stopped to help with luggage.
An ample supply of restaurants are within easy walking distance and the town is a most interesting overnight stop.
Bedrooms are ancient as shown by the painted wooden ceilings but the beds are wonderfully comfortable and the bathrooms immaculate.

Room Tip: lift to all rooms and i imagine views on all sides but one to the south would be best
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

I have just returned from my annual stay in Cortona. I have stayed 5 times in the San Michele and have never been disappointed. Francesca and her team are fantastic and nothing is too much trouble in making your stay enjoyable. The hotel is exactly in the right place. It is just off the main square which houses great bars and restaurants. The rooms are completely in character and it is possible to have fantastic views from private balconies over the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
A must stay if you are in Cortona.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2012

Reasonable pricing and decent breakfast. Not luxury, but a nice hotel.

Staff is very welcoming and if you get lucky you can enjoy a fantastic view on Lago Trasimene (such an historic place!) from your room... even your bed.

Recommended for family or couples, if you manage to go up there by car.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Horley, Surrey
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51 reviews
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Stayed here recently with a girlfriend whilst attending a cookery course in picturesque Cortona. Hotel is a stone's throw from the main square yet offers total peace and tranquility. We found the staff polite and helpful. Our room was on the top floor with sloping ceiling and skylights which made it bright and airy (and which also made up for not having a view), and the bathroom was lovely. The building has a fascinating history and has been carefully restored, evidence of which can be seen in the dining room and the stunning sitting room on the second floor. The continental breakfast was very good, with a small nmber of cooked items also on offer, Overall a very positive experience. I wouldn't hesitate in returning or recommending this hotel to others.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Excellent location in the centre of Cortona. Room at the top with skylights was bright and spacious with large bathroom. Staff were friendly and courteous. Breakfast was good.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

The room was just beautiful! Such a quaint and lovely room - we just loved it. Clean and very, very nice. We didn't want to drive into the Etruscan city so we parked outside and it was quite a hike up the street but well worth it. One way to work off dinner!! My husband says you have to be a billy-goat to live there. Very steep streets but the hotel couldn't have been better. Breakfast was fantastic and the people were too. I had my kindle with me so I was given a password for the internet which was very nice. Would stay there again!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Northam, Australia
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

May partner and I have returned from three weeks in Italy, one week was spent at the outstanding Hotel San Michele. An absolute pleasure it was too, from the moment we entered the Hotel and where greeted by Lily the entire experience was fantastic. We stayed in a room with a balcony, seperate sitting area, mamoth bathroom and a day bed up stairs, well worth it. The rates per room are very reasonable which include an ample buffet breakfast. You will not get any hotel better for location either, moments away from the main square where everything you need is at your fingertips, restaurants, pizzerias, gelato and more.This hotel has all the charm of a hotel which has seen much change over the centuary's however remains true to its history, combine this with Cortona and the magical walks that you will take in and around the countryside, you will not need to venture far from this charming village, stay longer and enjoy it all.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel San Michele
Address: Via Guelfa 15, 52044, Cortona, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Cortona
#9 Romantic Hotel in Cortona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Michele 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel San Michele is located in the historical heart of Cortona. Born out of a restoration of a renaissance palace, it is listed as national monument and host a 15th century fresco (Masaccio school). Restored with taste, the hotel offers classic, superior, junior suite as well as suites , all equipped with moden comforts. Air conditioning, private bathroom, elevator and covered garage. Massages, cooking classes and tours are available on request. ... more   less 
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San Michele Cortona

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