I recently reserved a room for two nights in this very inviting looking hotel. The prices were execllent and the pictures looked divine. I was attracted by its proximity to hiking trails in the area. I decided to go with a tour group with included hotels instead. According to the English instructions I was required to give a 10 day notice to cancel reservations and there would be "no charge for cancellations if before 10 days of arrival." In English the caution went on to say that if the reservation were cancelled without a 10 day notice then a one day stay would be charged and this didn't include the 30% deposit.
The order of this caution was different in Italian. In Italian, you are told that there is no charge for for cancellations received with a 10 day notice but this didn't include the 30% deposit!
Where I come from, no charge means no charge! I ended up paying 70 Euro for a room I had cancelled 11 days before.
So my advice is don't make a reservation here unless you are absolutely positive that you will go and that you will stay for the whole period. My reservation was only for two nights. If I had reserved for a week, the deposit would have been 30% of the total stay. I may,however, use this deposit to reserve a room at some time in the future. Yeah, right.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Far from it all, let yourself be carried away by the silence, colours and scents of the soft Umbrian hills, where what counts is the sunset, the perfume of the earth and flowers. A true oasis of peace where Aldo and Giuseppina's family and their staff welcome guests with courtesy and kindness into the warmth of a private residence,for a holiday in harmony with art and nature. Petrata Castle, an ancient 14th century fortress and its annexed chapel, nestles in the midst of gentle hills on a quiet and sunny plain, 600 metres above sea level and only 6 km from Assisi. Its position of dominance in the surrounding countryside, allows it an wide panoramic view of Assisi and the Umbrian valley. ... more less
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