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Zebulon, Georgia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived early at the train station from Rome and immediately found a cab for the 5 minute drive up the beautiful mountain to the hillside town of Cortona. Within a block was the lovely Italian home "Dolce Maria", where we were wisked in and shown to our spacious room by "Mama". She delightfully showed us around, which keys fit...

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Wilsonville, Oregon
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We wanted a nice hotel in Cortona and found Dolce Maria online. We really lucked out. Dolce Maria was built as a private residence in the 14th Century. It has been a hotel for many years, the current owner, Paoula, has had it since 1989. There are about a dozen rooms in the hotel, ours was up on floor two,...

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Israel
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stayed at Dolce Maria for two nights in July 2016. It was amazing. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we felt absolutely at home. We were welcomed by Paola's mother. She was so nice and gracious, climbing the stairs (there are quite a lot of them) and explaining everything ... in Italian! No, we do...

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santa rosa
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Traveling solo is filled with surprises, and I must say that I love what I discovered in Cortona. It is a town filled with people whose hearts are open and generous. No where is it more obvious than at Dolce Maria, a small hotel and restaurant run by a family that dates back centuries. I will be back, cannot stop...

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Nothing fancy; however, quite nice. Very nice breakfast. Hosts are very willing to offer assistance. We had a room that had access to the roof-top terrace via a stone spiral staircase -- three floors up from our room. The view from there was spectacular. No air conditioning, but it was not needed for the time of the year that we...

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Zagreb, Croatia
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, friendly, fair. Very clean and comfortable. We had a great stay. It was a one night stopover on our way to Rome. Look for free parking (we mistakingly parked where we had to pay the meter). Cortona is a great little hilltop town away from huge crowds. Dolce Maria house is in a quiet little street from where you...

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gianninob, Proprietario at Dolce Maria, responded to this review

Thanks Thomas, I hope you return soon!!!!!!Ciao an Hug from Paola and family.

Astana, Kazakhstan
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Lovely 1400's house with nice rooms managed by a very friendly and hospitable family. They've created a very warm atmosphere, was feeling like at home. Great place to stay if you wish to experience authentic Tuscany. The restaurant in that place is also worth trying - deliciously cooked Tuscan cuisine. I would certainly return!

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gianninob, Proprietario at Dolce Maria, responded to this review

Thanks for you review, I hope meet you a next time. Ciao Paola and mamma Dina

New York
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This is not my normal type of accommodation - but I found myself staying here briefly as the house we'd rented had some emergency heat/electric issues. The mother (in her late 80's) and daughter team who run this place are delightful. It really is like traveling back in time. Huge bedrooms in an old cavernous palazzo, Comfortable beds and an...

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Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Nice location, very comfortable at the right cost. The owner is very nice and works hard with her staff to create a positive experience. Close proximity to the main shopping and dining locations. Only item this location lacks is an elevator. But you are intrepid travelers correct? And the building is upgraded with good amenities.... Not bad for a built...

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 November 2015

The Famiglia Barboni (Barboni Family) were very warm & gracious hosts. I stayed in the Fenestre room and found it to be spacious, very clean and comfortable. I really enjoyed my visit to Cortona, Italy and I am sure the experience was heightened in no small way by staying at the Dolce Maria B&B. It was also wonderful to be...

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gianninob, Proprietario at Dolce Maria, responded to this review

Thanks I love. ;merry Christmas. Paola

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Only 30 meters far from the main square, the B & B Dolce Maria enjoys peace and silence back in time. The old building of historical interest from 1400, above the main floor where resident the family owner has 6 exclusive rooms of different sizes, with suggestive panoramic on the roofs of Cortona and Valdichiana, or which overlook the quiet courtyard.Each room is furnished with antique furniture of the family, which gave a further elegance with frescoed walls and important windows high 3 meters, without depriving the modern comforts of air conditioning, The entrance to the house at number 12 entroduce in an elegant corridor that leads to 3 upper floors through the ancient stairs with handrails in sandstone, or give access to small and elegant restaurant where you can taste the delicious dishes of typical local and Tuscan cuisine accompanied by the best national wine labels. A few steps from the B & B are also the most important buildings, monuments, museums, the S. Agostino congres center, the theater Signorelli, the shopping streets and far 80 meters the free public car parks outside the Etruscan walls. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dolce Maria

Address: Via Ghini 12, 52044, Cortona, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Price Range: ₹ 5,946 - ₹ 10,224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“One room has terrace rooftop access and sleeps 3”
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“The family room that has access to the roof terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles traveler11103, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room overlooking the inner courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles frequenttravellar, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“I would think that a stay in any of the rooms would be just as excellent as the Finestre Room.”
 of 5 bubbles 600eileenc, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
“I would say any room at Dolce Maria is perfect just expect steps to them, but thats what Cortona is about, hills and steps!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles angel482014, 24 Jul 2015 | Read review
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