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Relais La Corte dei Papi
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Cortona
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“Does Not Get Any Better Than This”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

WOW! I have traveled to quite a few places and stayed in some top notch places but this place tops them all! Our room was unbelievable-steam shower with piped in music, a jacuzzi the size you would typically find outside,all marble. 47 in flat screen-no ESPN though. Huge king bed. The restaurant was great with pool side dining. I hope to come back some day.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Me and my husband arrived at Relais La Corte die Papi straight after our wedding and it was the perfect place to relax and unwind. The hotel is stunning and the grounds are beautiful, we were looked after the minute we arrived by the hotel owner David and the staff. The service here is the best we have ever experienced and we loved every minute of it. Our room was clean, comfortable and a good size. The pool is fantastic and sun bathing area is lovely. This brings me to the amazing restaurant at the hotel. We ate here most nights (we treated ourselves) the food was truly some of the best food we have eaten out and we wouldn't be surprised if it receives a Michelin star very soon. The chick pea soup was our favourite and we would recommend this highly!! But the steak and the pasta dishes are also true winners. There is also a fantastic wine list and David personally recommended a superb bottle when we asked.

We absolutely fell in love with this place and Cortona, we can't wait to go back and would recommend this highly to all our friends and family.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Frankly, this is a very special place. Luxury and refinements in what matters, that is, the restaurant, the gardens, the pool, the staff. Cortona and surroundings are great from a historical, artistic, and monumental point of view. Clearly a place for a once in a lifetime experience, especially if you like high quality food and wine. Just to give an example, they have a very very long list of liquors, but that is just an example.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

I haven't been that relaxed in years! David and his staff went above and beyond. David's mother would be working every morning making sure the the grounds were impecable. We stayed in the new "smart" room. Our shower had spa music, lighting and very spacious. The bed was so comfy you melted and the hot tub was perfect for two! We dined by the pool with candle light and soft music starting with a complimentary glass of Proseca. The presentation of the food was beautiful! The octopus salad and tuscan vegetable bean soup was my favorite but I must say the food overall was five star. If you are traveling to Cortona, you must experience La Corte dei Papi. Best wished to David and his mom, they have done an amazing job!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for two nights - it was truly wonderful and nearly perfect in every department from the care and attention of David and his staff right through to the wonderful food The only reason we would give it 9.5 out of 10 is due to a noisey air-conditioning unit and the tented external dining area could have been a bit more personalised but this is being picky. If you are looking for a quality hotel in the Cortona area you must give this one a try - we cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

3 Night stay. David is, as everyone says, the perfect host, he is omnipresent and clearly takes huge pride in his home (which is now his hotel). The hotel was quite quiet when we were there, in fact, it felt like we were the only people there one day, which was great. The hotel has a lovely pool, with nice loungers and towels. We ate dinner once in the hotel, it was real gourmet food, not your "classic" Italian meal at all, the price was in keeping with the food standard, high, which is fair enough for gourmet dining. David gave us good recommendations for other evening meals.
We had a deluxe cottage room, personally, I wasn't that keen on it. It was almost directly outside reception, so didn't feel "private", it also wasn't very light and there wasn't a lot of storage space (no drawers), the bathroom was nice though. Perhaps I should have spoken to David and I am sure he would have changed the room, but for a three day stay, it didn't seem worth it.
If I ever go to Cortona again, I would stay there, it is outside the city, maybe a 10 minute drive up the hill.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

A wonderful relaxing place. David and his team are warm and inviting, with nothing being too much trouble. We staying in an old outer building, very comfortable. Also had a look at the new rooms with the massive spa and shower. Must give it a try next visit.
It was difficult to force yourself away from the place, however David organised a private day trip to the local wineries. We were taken through 15th century places that were just perfect. The person who does this tour is Dejan Prvulovic and he is a great guide.
Took a couple of day trips in our 5 days there, but couldn't resist the lure of the property, keep wanting to return. We also did the cooking lesson that is on offer. Wonderful way to get to know the people.
It really is heaven on earth.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 Spa 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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