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“Nice, value hotel with excellent staff and great location”
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Hotel Italia
Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 6, 2010

We were only in this hotel for one night, but the staff we dealt with the evening of our arrival and the next morning were fantastic. They were very friendly, spoke excellent English, and went out of their way to help us and answer questions. Our room and bathroom were average and nothing special but were very clean. (They do have very nice TVs in the rooms with at least one English channel, the BBC.) We slept with one of the windows open and I was awakened very early by pigeons incessantly cooing, but other than that, we slept comfortably. The room where breakfast is served has a wonderful view. Overall, this hotel was a very good value (we booked last minute and paid 80 Euro for the night). The location in Cortona is excellent- it's just off the main piazza and close to many restaurants and bars. The entrance to the hotel is quite lovely. Also, for guests who bring a computer, they offer free wi-fi that can be accessed from the lobby area. Parking is free for all visitors to Cortona in lots just outside the city walls. The walk to and from the hotel and parking lot is short.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2010

This hotel had wonderful welcoming staff, a beautiful breakfast room, and was very close to the center of town. It was a little difficult to find as it is down a narrow corridor, so just get directions and pay attention to what the entrance looks like! The only small downside of this hotel was the room. It was clean, but quite small with lumpy beds and everything was Salmon Colored! My sister and I also joked that you could go to the bathroom and shower at the same time (due to the small size of the bathroom). Our view out our window was of a brick wall. However, if you don't plan on spending much time in your room (you are in Italy go explore!!) this hotel is wonderful!

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 21, 2010

We arrived in Cortona right after an unexpected snowstorm with the narrow streets of the hill town filled with snow. When we finally located the hotel after walking through the snow covered streets from the public parking lot at the outskirts of the town, we were met with one of the assistants at the hotel. This assistant actually accompanied us back to the car and guided us throught streets that had already been cleared back to the hotel so we could unload our luggage. This level of service continued throughout our stay with the staff at the hotel very friendly and helpful. The hotel was newly renovated and the rooms were large and nicely decorated. This is not a full service hotel (no restaurant, room service, spa or fitness center), but was entirely adequate for our needs and was conveniently located the central square in the town.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2009

Hotel Italia is about 10 meters from the main piazza in Cortona and walking distance to everything else in town. It was difficult to reach by car, mainly because Cortona's streets are tiny and steep. Cortona itself is absolutely worth the visit! We opted to stay in Cortona and not Camucia, which I highly recommend.

The hotel was nice. It appeared to be one of the nicest in town, although we didn't investigate once we got there. The rooms were very quiet, comfortable, and clean. However, the rooms were basic with limited decor and an outdated bathroom. What the room lacked, the breakfast room made up for. The views of Tuscany from the breakfast room were breathtaking. The hotel itself was in a beautiful old building that was generally well kept.

The staff was friendly and gave us a great recommendation for dinner. La Grotta. If you go to Cortona, eat at La Grotta. It was so good we went back for a second night. Possibly the best pasta and wine we had in Italy. The breakfast at the hotel was nice. Parking is free, but it is located outside of the city walls and result in about a 100 meter hike straight up hill. However, anywhere you stay in town results in a hike. We used the internet in the lobby. It was 2 Euro for 30 minutes.

I would recommend Cortona, La Grotta (restaurant), and Hotel Italia. However, if you have difficulty walking or with steep climbs, maybe this small, charming, walled hill town isn't for you.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2008

I recently stayed in Cortona for over two weeks while I studied Italian and Hotel Italia was my "home." It couldnt' have been better. Angela, Lorenzo, Patrizia, and Rosanna made my stay delightful! They were friendly, helpful, and warm . Patrizia and Rosanna make breakfast welcoming, and the view in the breakfast room is worth geting up for! The entire hotel is immaculately clean, well located and I highly recommend Hotel Italia. I hope to return again next year!

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled solo
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Diego P, Manager at Hotel Italia, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you for staying at Hotel Italia and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor.
Many thanks for your lovely comments, we appreciate!
We hope to welcome you again the soonest,
Best Regards from the Team of Hotel Italia.

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Reviewed October 5, 2008

Very nice hotel in the heart of Cortona. Very friendly and helpful staff. The room is quiet, clean and charming. The breakfast...very goog and an unforgettable view! You shouldn't miss Cortona while in Tuscany and Hotel Italia is a great option while in there.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Diego P, Manager at Hotel Italia, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you for staying at Hotel Italia and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor.
Many thanks for your lovely comments, we appreciate!
We hope to welcome you again the soonest,
Best Regards from the Team of Hotel Italia.

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Reviewed May 21, 2008

We stayed at the Hotel Italia. After a steep walk up to the hotel, we found its location to be unparalled. Although the room we received was a little shoddy, our desire for an upgrade to a better room (in what appeared to be offseason) was met. Fortunate to receive the room featured in the pictures on Expedia, there were no complaints! Cortona is a great stop, and this hotel offerred unequalled comfort and location. Ensure you park near the stairs, and be prepared to follow them up Via Ghibbelina. Not a ton to do in Cortona, but you can enjoy the food there and the scenary from up top!

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Diego P, Manager at Hotel Italia, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you for staying at Hotel Italia and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor.
Many thanks for your lovely comments, we appreciate!
We hope to welcome you again the soonest,
Best Regards from the Team of Hotel Italia.

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Address: Via Ghibellina 5/7, 52044, Cortona, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Cortona
Price Range: $92 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Italia 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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