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Relais La Corte dei Papi
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Unique and romantic getaway”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

My wife and I spent 5 nights in this wonderful family run hotel in mid-September. It is a great place to relax and towns such as Cortona, Siena, Arezzo, Montepulciano and Trasimeno Lake are easy to reach by car. Unique accommodation, very clean and every detail is taken care of. We felt at home. Davide (the owner) was always helpful and kind. We had the opportunity to see different rooms and each one has some kind of personalized touch provided by local artists. We really enjoyed our stay in this romantic and elegant place.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

You would not even see the charming hotel, La Corte Dei Papi, if you did not know it was tucked away on a picturesque Tuscan road set back from the street. This beautiful family villa, replete with stone walls and beautiful rose gardens enchants you from the moment you arrive. The minute you step into La Corte dei Papi, you are greeted by the most gracious host, David, who owns and runs the charming hotel with his mother, Gabriella, a gentle shy woman who nonetheless lets you know immediately that you are welcome. The genuine hospitality and exuberance bestowed upon the guests makes you feel as though you are visiting old friends. The grounds are lush, complete with beautiful flora and fauna and an outdoor swimming pool. Our trip consisted of ten days throughout northern IItaly; however, we can say without reservation (no pun intended) that the dinner we had our last night in Tuscany at Corte dei Papi was the best food we dined on our entire trip. Also, the service was excellent, as was the beautiful presentation. We would definitely go back to stay with David & 'mama'!!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

From the very second that we arrived at this little paradise (Sept. 16 - 18, 2012), we knew that we would love being here. We were a group of 8 friends touring Tuscany and celebrating a special birthday for one of the true gems of our group. We were instantly greeted by the warm and open arms of the vivacious David and his charming mother Gabriella Papi, the owners. The hotel grounds are magnificently maintained; the rooms are large and inviting, and the food at the restaurant is amazing. Usually, at the fancier restaurants, when a meal is served with such flair, it is lacking in taste and abundance, but not here. The meals are elegantly presented while both delicious and plentiful. David and his staff make certain that all your expectations are met with the most pleasant of responses, assuring that you enjoy every minute of your stay. We were all truly sorry when it was time to leave and wished that we could have spent more time at this wonderful facility.

Room Tip: All the rooms were lovely.
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Probably never had more attentive service from an owner. Dinner excellent, real Tuscan food. Breakfast could be a little more exciting but David was on to this before we returned to the UK judging by very recent comments! The cooking course is interesting and great fun and you eat your own food for lunch or dinner, delicious! Rooms and environment very traditional and relaxing. If you want modern boutique, this will not be for you!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We recently stayed at Relais La Corte dei Papi whilst villa hunting in the area. David and his family offer exceptional service, hospitality in a lovely hotel. The food was excellent and we had the best nights sleep whilst we were in Tuscany. The breakfasts and house coffee were also a great treat in the morning. Next time I'll bring my swimming trunks to try the large pool. We look forward to coming back in the New Year after the upgrades and addition of the Spa and also hopefully to become neighbours.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

The owner David Papi and his mom Gabriella are warm and generous. His warmth and charm is only outdone by the beautiful and luxurious accomodations. Servic and food fantastic. Wish we would have stayed more nights there

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We stayed at Corte dei Papi for a wedding and what a wedding it was, stunning suroundings, excellent service and fabulous food and wine. David's hosting was second to none, nothing was too much trouble and he and his mother made us, our children and our friends incredibly welcome. The food was amazing, we ate nearly every meal there and the tranquility of the hotel made for a very laid back atmosphere. The hotel was that good, the bride shed a tear when it was time to leave! The hotel is around 10 minutes drive from the beautiful town Cortona which has wonderful shops, bars and restaurants aplenty. Before going we researched in to train trips to Florence and Sienna but once we were in Cortona we didn't leave. We will certainly be visiting again soon and would recommend anyone who is planning to visit Italy to go this gem of Tuscany. Thank you to David and his staff for making it such a special trip, we can't wait to see you again.

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Property: Relais La Corte dei Papi
Address: Via La Dogana 12 | Località Pergo, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cortona
#1 Family Hotel in Cortona
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cortona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais La Corte dei Papi 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Relais La Corte Dei Papi is an original late 17 century family dwelling that has been lovingly restored to create a hotel that caters for our guests every wish. An oasis of tranquility and peace ideal for the discerning traveler who yearns for exquisite Tuscan food in an elegant, charming countryside residence. Situated between the beautiful hills that surround the famous historical town of Cortona made even more famous by the writer Frances Mayer in her book “Under the Tuscan Sun” The Relais La Corte Dei Papi provides its guests with classically stylish room and suites equipped with every amenity. The interior has been lovingly restored to its original splendor. Every room and suite is furnished with taste and discernment. The beautiful Spa Suites are dedicated to the balance and wellbeing of guests. A truly unique experience with every imaginable facility to enhance your relaxation, the spa comes to you in the privacy of your suite. The restaurant is housed in what was the originally the wine cellar of the house and it maintains the integrity of traditional Tuscan cooking. The kitchen recreates the delicate flavors of genuine Tuscan dishes with a modern twist. Every ingredient used in our kitchen is selected for its quality, freshness and flavor; this creates a special experience at every stage of your meal. Our Chef daily prepares everything fresh including, bread, pasta and desserts. ... more   less 
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