where do I begin: I like to travel and usually don't complain but I have to write about this place. First I will say that it is charming in an old world, crumbling down around you, sort of way. The rooms are clean and have character. However, the beds are metal cots with thin, hard mattresses disguised with old bed frames. The pillows are thin and hard too. The showers stalls are so small that you cannot turn around in them and I banged my elbows several times. I was not happy with the first room she gave us because of the view of the half a dozen cats and laundry hanging from the rail. It was not easy to get a room change but the owner agreed and said we can stay in the new room for the rest of the week. Two days later she said she rented my room to someone else and I had to move. She did the same thing to my sister who did not ask for a change. I found everyone in Italy very friendly except the people in this hotel. The entire staff treated you like you were intruding in their lives. This is probably true since they all live there. Sleeping was also difficult because the church across the street rang the bell in the tower every half hour, and the cantina in front of the hotel had noisy patrons until early morning. If you could sleep you might be woken in the early morning when the butcher shop on the adjacent street slaughtered cows in the street. I was so unhappy at this hotel that I can say without hesitation that the hotel and the staff ruined an otherwise perfect trip. If you want old world charm and don't care about comfort or being treated well, stay here, but don't forget your earplugs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1953 the 18th-century castle has housed the hotel and restaurant. The guest rooms occupy part of the castle, the adjacent Castalderia and the Foresteria. The restaurant is situated on the ground floor and looks onto the lush gardens that surround the castle. ... more less
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