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“Umbria Retreat” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Borgo della Marmotta

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Borgo della Marmotta
Ranked #2 of 49 Spoleto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Umbria Retreat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Very relaxing place to be, excellent service and good value. Location is great for exploring Umbria. The hotel only provides B&B with a light lunch option if you order it. The owners tell us they are gearing up to provide their own restaurant. The absence of a restaurant s not a problem as there are so many eating options in the area providing you have transport.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank James C
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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davidrhystaylor1982
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Poreta is in the middle of the Umbrian countryside, a 10-20 minute drive from a range of interesting villages - Montefalco a particularly worthwhile half-day trip.

The hotel is lovely - wonderful room, great pool area and fantastic staff, extremely pleasant and helpful. With a car - this is a great place to escape for a few days - great breakfast and light lunch with many a space to eat things you've picked up from a local market or a BBQ if more adventurous in the evening. We went to a great restaurant about a mile away, walking distance in the daylight and the owner was happy to drive us the short distance back in the evening due to the lack of street lighting.

I felt the reviews on trip advisor don't do this hotel justice - aside from a lack of places to eat in the evening within walking distance this place is almost perfect and is one I highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rome
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45 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Super relaxing country house only a 10 minute drive from Spoleto. I had a beautiful and spacious superior room and it was just magical.
I thought that although staff is incredibly sweet and friendly the service needs improvement.
At breakfast I noticed guests getting up the whole time to ask for coffee, at lunch for water etc. I think guests definately need more 'service' at the tables and should not constantly have to go to Irene and staff in the kitchen.
The kitchen appears to be the staff's 'chatting room', they are much more concerned to talking and chatting away than making sure the guests need anything.
Never seen anything like that before! Good for them...until it lasts!
Another small detail but major for some people is that they only have 'twinings english breakfast' tea and no herbal/non-caffeine teas. So bring your own!
There is no helpful information anywhere for guests, luckily having read other reviews I discovered the Casaline Restaurant very close by...makes the stay at Marmotta really worthwhile!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank french_letter
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

Borgo is a farm resort which rises out of its rather drab environs as an oasis of quality and calm. It is very difficult to find the entrance but once you do you will be greeted by beautifully kept lawns and flower beds and a prettily restored cluster of rooms based around a central communal area. Fabio is very welcoming and helpful and his English is perfect. There is not much to see or do in the immediate vicinity but most guests are happy to stay by the beautifully landscaped pool and lawns. The rooms are small and dark, a welcome break from the sun. There are shaded areas outside if you want to take your meals al fresco but the cooking facilities are quite small. Breakfast is served as an extra in a nice outside room but the quality is poor, which for a "farm resort" was
disappointing. Instead of fresh local produce we were given supermarket pats of butter, dry bread and stake cake, tired fruit and jugs of weak coffee - given the cost of the rooms this was very poor value and needs to be improved. There is nothing for children to do - table tennis for instance could be provided. A lot of money has obviously been spent on renovating these beautiful old buildings so it is a shame if the quality of the architecture is not matched by the quality of the food and overall experience - you expect more for these prices.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank heywood08
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

This place seems to appeal to newly weds in their early 30s, but I am afraid the charms appreciated by many totally passed us by. Our hearts sank as we drove up to this undistinguished village, and the project did not quite hold the smart rustic/eco chic promise suggested by the website. The grounds are well tended but the pool seemed small compared to the number of guests. The breakfast was a particular disappointment - tired fruit bowl, stale cake and weak coffee. In the high season food ran out without being replenished. Asking for fresh milk or a decent cup of coffee seemed too much trouble for the surly manager. One word of advice - before you go read the "average" and "poor" reviews written by Italian guests on this site -they know a sub standard hotel when they see it. On the plus side, Spoleto is a lovely town. we enjoyed the Duomo and the charming Tric Trac cafe nearby.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank EdwardK
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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We have just returned home after our fourth stay at the Borgo. We absolutely love staying here as everything is perfect; the service is outstanding, Filippo and the team are generous with their hospitality and ensure that you are looked after. The hotel itself has been beautifully restored, the grounds are exceptional and the pool is, well, paradise. We love a 'typical' day at the Borgo; sleep in since the area is so peaceful, go for a long walk in the hills of Umbria, have a lazy breakfast of delicious local produce and freshly baked treats from the kitchen, spend the rest of the morning and early afternoon laying by the pool. And then spend the afternoon exploring the area, checking out Spoleto and the surrounding towns. The evening starts with prosecco on the terrace at the Borgo and then the only hard decision you have to make: where to eat! Bravo to everyone at the Borgo.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank kate d
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

It's so rare that you arrive at a place that is better than you hoped. Absolutely beautiful setting and such a sensitive conversion. The lounge and honesty bar contributed to the lovely laid back feel and the staff were very obliging. The grounds are gorgeous and there's a lovely pool. A truly amazing place to visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RubyHills
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Property: Borgo della Marmotta
Address: Frazione Poreta di Spoleto 1, 06049, Spoleto, Italy
Location: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Spoleto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Spoleto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Borgo della Marmotta 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Country resort near Spoleto settled on the hill of Poreta facing the valley. Part of the medieval hamlet Le Terre di Poreta, we have rooms and apartments to rent daily and weekly, breakfast room, swimming pool, gym and sauna. Organic farming production of olive oil, truffle and legumes. ... more   less 
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