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Il Castello
Ranked #69 of 72 Hotels in Assisi
Reviewed July 16, 2012

This hotel had the most character out of all six hotels my family of five stayed in while on tour. First off, this is not by any means a modern or luxurious facility. The elevators only hold 2 people with luggage and are very slow, the rooms are on the small side, with a minimum of furniture and the bathrooms are small. However, when you throw open the shutters to your room and take in the magnicent scenery, it takes your breath away and you forget what is lacking. It is within walking distance to the Basilica and the narrow stone streets meander uphill into a piazza. There are several specialty food stores and gelato places. This hotel gave me a true feeling of Italy and if we go back, would stay here again.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

We stayed here for one night with our tour group. The location is fantastic. We walked to the basilica and into town, and it is beautiful. Room was very, very small, and so was the bathroom. Slept with the window open and it was fairly comfortable. They provided our group with a meal and it was very good. Whatever you do, don't get in the elevators, they are scary! Our biggest problem was when we left. My daughter left a small stuffed animal behind (one that was very special to her). Our tour guide called within a half hour of us leaving and asked them to look for it, and he made sure to tell them how important it was to her. He continued to call over the next three days because they would never call back. They finally said they never found it, but we really don't think they ever looked and that one of the maids took it. Will not recommend this hotel for that reason.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2011

The location of the hotel is prime and that's the good news.
The hotel room was a tiny box and the beds hard as a rock.
We were on a tour and only stayed one night - thank goodness.
The hotel staff was surly and the hotel in need of a facelift.
Dingy and uninviting.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Felicia2011
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

Prime location but in definite need of refurbishment and total revamp. Carpet should be removed in corridors and bedrooms and replaced with tiles and/or wood flooring.

Beds were like slates and could not sleep on them.

Dinners were good but breakfast very limited for different diets.

Could be a gem or jewel in Assisi if given a revamp.

  • Stayed: October 2010
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1  Thank dublinoisin
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Reviewed August 7, 2010

Rooms were nice. Our triple room was a good size. Food at the restaurant was good. Nice location to anything in Assisi. Staff was fiendly and helpful. Spent one night there. Good for a 800 year old hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2010
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Reviewed June 28, 2010

I forgot my own rule when booking this hotel..and that is to review it through tripadvisor...led solely by a cheap price and with the reviews from another assisi hotel rattling in my brain (il palazzo)..i booked a night at Il Castello.I even went to il palazzo by mistake but could not change my booking so we eventually arrived at IL Castello.The location is good,having a large brand new car park (sited out of sight beneath the coach station which is directly in front of the hotel) and reduced rates for overnight parking.It is possible to walk up to the main basilica complex of St Francesco from the hotel within 3-4 minutes and from there access all assisi"s treats.The foyer area is smart,even welcoming,booking in straightforward but from there it was just a joke.A surly uncommunicative porter delivered my wife to our room whilst i parked the car.My own arrival there,along a dark corridor with scuffed walls and cheap carpet did not inspire me and the room was even worse.Laminated furniture,chipped and in need of some painting, a bed so hard you could bounce a coin out the window and forget about getting to sleep on it,the view out of the room,above the bus station vista was impressive.Rooms on the other side of the corridor would likely get a view of the narrow street leading uphill.Bathroom adequate and clean.I cannot recall if there were any pictures on the wall but there wasn"t as far as i saw even a hotel folder with details of the premises or attractions in town. A totally soulless 80 euro box. Foyer on our return from a meal out ,to a restaurant recommended by the receptionist (which was lovely) was packed with a coachload of American teenage travellers engaged in a raucous game of charades.The ones carrying takeaway pizza containers only enhanced my feeling that we had booked into a backpacking,low budget property.Breakfast in the morning whilst having all necessary components for maintaing bodily function was uninspiring and served in a canteen room with the atmosphere of the moon...hotel pictures on booking sites show a cheery room with a healthy glow..sadly not in evidence on our visit.
Having said all this it did provide entertainment,marvelling at the increasing awfulness of the place....no we did not complain..we had a bed and we had a breakfast..the place fulfilled the obligation..............oh to have gone to il palazzo!!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank chetz
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Reviewed April 12, 2008

Il Castello Hotel was a great hotel and I would definitely stay there again! The rooms are a good size and the prices are very good. The food is also really good, and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: March 2008
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1  Thank charlotte_1918
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Address: Viale Guglielmo Marconi 1/B | Porta S. Francesco, 06081, Assisi, Italy
Location: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Assisi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #69 of 72 Hotels in Assisi
Price Range: $92 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Castello 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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