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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Spoleto, Province of Perugia, Umbria

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Flats74
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Spectacular Spoleto in Snow”
Reviewed May 13, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We travelled as 2 families of 4 with children 10 to 17. We had 2 apartments through Norma and Laurie and they were both very comfortable and warm with everything we needed. Laurie was more than accomodating...picking us up from Hertz and dropping our luggage at the train on our departure. Laurie apologised for the weather as it was cold and snowed no New Years Day...but we were overjoyed!! We were all like kids out on the balcony at Midnight New Years Eve watching all the fireworks explode all over the town..and all the beautiful xmas lights everywhere added to the beautiful display....we awoke the next morning to snow and it was truly a wonderful memorable experience...the kids loved it! The days were sunny and the town is magnificent...perfect base to explore Assisi and Norcia. The Rocca and Ponte Delle Torri were like a gem in this town...the walk could also be made by the new travellator that opened the day we arrived...it goes underground and takes you up to the Rocca. Choosing photos to share is difficult.. So much to explore in Spoleto and it will not dissapoint.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: The noise from the door opening and closing and echoing in the stairwell
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Robin A
Devon, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Perfect place in a fabulous town”
Reviewed January 2, 2015 for a stay in September 2014
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We spent 8 wonderful days in this well-appointed apartment, on the 4th floor of a historic building. Loved the open plan kitchen/living area, with big doors onto the plant-rich patio; golden light and a warm, indoor/outdoor feel. This is a remarkably private and secure place, given that it's in a very busy town. Double glazing means you can shut out sounds from the pedestrian street far below; but for us that was part of being there. Also, it's all so easy thanks to the private parking space (by arrangement) plus elevator. Norma and Laurie are such generous hosts: they will do anything they can to make your stay perfect! But the location really makes it. We loved just walking out in any direction: to a cafe or restaurant, to participate in the passeggiata, to see the wonderful buildings and sights there are in Spoleto... we spent more days in town than planned, simply because we loved 'living in Spoleto', and the apartment makes you feel as if you do. We look forward to returning!

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Graeme D
Kilcreggan, United Kingdom
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“A little piece of Heaven in Umbria”
Reviewed September 9, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We stumbled upon our holiday destination purely by chance and after receiving excellent information about Spoleto from Norma we decided to book the last week in August. We were met by Laurie at the train station in Spoleto and driven to the apartment which we were grateful for as we had been travelling all day. The apartment was centrally located in the old town which made it ideal for access to all the local amenities and visiting the local historical sites. The apartment was clean, spacious and fully equipped (just as described) including a welcome pack.

The typical Umbrian evening with Daniella and Luiciano is a MUST. We met some lovely people from Holland, New Zealand, Australia and America and Daniella and Luciano were excellent hosts providing amazing typical Umbrian food and an endless supply of wine.

Spoleto is a great base for visiting other nearby towns and cities which we did by train. We found the service excellent and the ticket machines very easy to use. The recommendations of restaurants and bars provided by Norma were very useful and eating out is very reasonably priced. Our only regret was that we were only there for a week and when it was time for us to leave Laurie kindly took us to the station at 5.30 a.m. which we thought was beyond the call of duty. We would definitely recommend this apartment and hope to return to Spoleto again.

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Liked best: Location of the apartment and the lovely terrace.
Liked least: Not having air conditioning at night.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Cath04T
Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Just perfect - like staying in a dear friends home”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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This was one of the most perfect holidays we've ever had despite decidedly variable weather, a severe kidney stone attack and our youngest daughter breaking her wrist and this was undoubtedly due to the fantastic accommodation and the care and attention given to every detail by Laurie and Norma.
I can't praise this accommodation highly enough, this is a home not a holiday let. You could easily move in here and an extended holiday would be a joy. If you're used to the usual holiday apartment 4 plates, 4 cups etc you're in for a treat - a well equipped kitchen with everything you need to create even the most complex meal (given the vast quantity of fabulous restaurants this is unlikely but even the supermarkets have the most tremendous range of produce and if you're keen cooks like us you'll probably want to experiment).
The living/kitchen area is much larger than it appears on the photographs and is a delight on a sunny morning with the doors and windows open on to the terrace. We had terrible unseasonal storms and had a couple of 1/2 days stuck in, but this wasn't a problem. The apartment gave us plenty of room for 4 adults without us going stir crazy.
There's a large selection of fiction if you run out and a massive range of guidebooks and suggestions/recommendations for the local area.
A really pretty bathroom, plenty of hot water and a washing machine so the practicalities are well covered.
The two bedrooms are light and airy have good wardrobe space and plenty of extra bedding if required.
We loved the terrace which is surprisingly private, nice comfy chairs were great for snoozing in the sun - but a sunbed would have been nice to even up the tan! Lovely tubs and plants on the terrace, the scent from the jasmine was sublime and a good selection of herbs was handy.
The location of the apartment cannot be faulted and given that you are in a residential block you can pretend that you're a resident (I wish!). Access is restricted and so it's extremely secure and we had absolutely no concerns about security.
Despite being right in the middle of Spoleto we had no problems with noise and we were there during the World Cup when games were being shown outside the bars.
We were thoroughly spoilt by Laurie and Norma from my initial enquiry to being waved off at the end of our holiday. Norma's emails giving advice regarding transport were spot on, we travelled easily by train from Rome, telephoned Laurie who was then waiting for us at the station. They provided excellent recommendations regarding local restaurants - we only had one complaint "so many many restaurants and too little time" and useful advice for shopping etc
Unexpected building work in the town lead to the water supply being cut off one evening - Laurie arrived at the apartment to make sure we knew and helped us fill pans etc with water and later arrived with 6 huge bottles of water to make sure we didn't run out.
Spoleto is a wonderful location 12 days didn't allow us to explore it fully - we only scratched the surface. We had our daughters (18 & 21) with us who loved every minute, soaking up the sun, enjoying the Italian street life and eating the most fantastic ice cream.
The food is incredible, we ate delicious roasted pork sandwiches from the man with the van in the market square to the tasting menu in the old school charm of Apollinare and everything inbetween.
I can't recommend this apartment, Norma and Laurie's service and Spoleto itself highly enough. We can't wait to return

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Liked best: Spoleto, the apartment and the FOOD
Liked least: A sunbed would have been nice
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
Aug 12, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comments. We try our best. But, if only you had mentioned there wasn't a sunbed ! We have plenty to hand around - usually, there are at least 2 on the terraces. So, that there were none was an oversight on our part ! Smacked wrists ! Ooohhh, aagghh.....but, how is the broken wrist ? Healed to perfection we hope.... saluti, Norma
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RedheadIr...
Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best apartment yet”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Well equipped two bed apartment on 4th floor facing onto the main Street. Double glazed shutters ensures very little street noise. Large well equipped kitchen cum living room, plenty of space for 4 adults, terrace at the entrance and balcony at the back. Norma and Laurie have lots of extras in this property, the free wifi is an added bonus. We had a washing machine which we made great use of, flat screen TV, leather sofas, and well equipped kitchen. Beside delicious restaurants and within 5-8 mins walk to supermarkets. We loved our stay here, it was so nice to relax on the terrace with a drink after a delicious meal in one of the many restaurants that Spoleto has to offer. No need for a car, Laurie will collect you from the train station. Laurie was always just a phone call away to help with any query, excellent customer service. This is our 3rd time booking with Norma and Laurie in the last 10 months.

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Liked best: The space and the terrace
Liked least: Going home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed January 17, 2014 for a stay in November 2013
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Jonathan...
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect place, perfect hosts.”
Reviewed November 19, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

I spent a wonderful week here in Spoleto in August with my partner. A beautiful town, with plenty of history and good food, we could quite happily have spent the week exploring the back lanes, museums and churches of the town. The apartment is spacious, clean and fully eqipped, with a patio area at the back and a balcony overlooking the street below. We did hire a car for one day and go off around the stunning Umbrian countryside, vitising little fortified hill towns and villages as well as Assisi; well worth the effort! Laurie and Norma were excellent hosts, going well, well, beyond the normal 'leave the keys with the cleaner' service of most appartment owners. They live in the appartment downstairs so were on hand whenever needed (like when I locked myself out!), and even met us at the station to pick us up. They own several other appartments in the area, including a beautiful swimming pool at the top of a nearby mountain, which Laurie personally drove us up to for the day. One of the highlights was a traditional Umbiran dinner one evening with their guests in other appartments at the home of their friend, which was the best food I've eaten in a long time and great company with it. My only regret is that we didnt book for longer, but undoubtedly we will try to go back at some point. I would recommend Spoleto to anyone interested in a relaxing, cultural holiday, and I would recommend the appartment and particulalrly Norma and Laurie to anyone.

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Liked best: Everything, the town, food, hosts
Liked least: that we couldnt stay longer
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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