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Review of Relais La Corte dei Papi

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Relais La Corte dei Papi
Ranked #3 of 24 Hotels in Cortona
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2 reviews
“This is Paradise on Earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

We have spent a small part of our honeymoon at the Corte dei Papi and honestly this was not a good idea. We should have spent all of our time there. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to - and I have travelled a lot.
The location is a little bit off the main routes and the hotel is hard to find (don't trust your GPS!), but it is definitely worth all the efforts to get there.
The service is professional but personal and very client oriented. In fact it is David, the owner, who takes care of it all. For instance: I was not able to book our winetour in advance, so I told David last minute that we would like to do a tour the next day and he managed to organize one for us.You all should take advantage of this possibility also - the tours are quite interesting (also for people that are not too much acquainted with the topic as my husband).
The property itself is a real relais, as you would imagine it to be found in Tuscany - a real vision. The garden and the pool are both lovely and perfectly clean. During our stay there were very little people at the pool with is another advanges. And there will never be a lot, as the number of rooms is limited and most people are travelling during the day.
One last very good advice is: Do not bother to go into town for dinner! Better stay there at the hotel, you will be served the best food ever! After we saw the outdoor dining facility we decided to give it a chance for the first night, because it looked nice, but then we came back again every night, as we were sure, we wouldn't get meals like that anywhere else (although in Tuscany you do not find bad dinner places too easily anyway). Even if you do not stay at the hotel, go there for dinner!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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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 Reviewed 6 July 2012

Charm, relaxation, personal attention, small and intimate 17th century manor house with elegant and charismatic owner/manager David - travel does NOT get any better than this! Just minutes away from the center of Cortona, Tuscany region, lush grounds and excellent pool offer fun time spent in town and afternoons spent by the pool. This is truly an experience for the senses. The best hotel of our 2 week trip spent in Italy. All the guests we visited with have not gone anywhere else after experiencing this special venue. We will return to Cortona and this lovely place!!

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a few days during our honeymoon and it was fantastic! The grounds are beautiful and very relaxing. The staff is very friendly and on top of everything. We had a great time and were really able to relax here. David is great and also recommended a fabulous wine tour of tuscany with Marianna (can't remember the name of her company). If you like wine, I highly recommend taking this tour. It's very personal, informative, and fun! We had a blast tasting wine and fabulous food!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

We recently ate here and would highly recommend it. Not for a typical daily meal, though, but more for a special occasion. The service, in particular, was first rate.

Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

Dinner last night at La Corte dei Papi was lovely. First, the location and building are special - located a few minutes outside Cortona (very easy to get to), the property is tucked away from the main road and is a beautifully restored property. The restaurant features intimate seating, under large canopies, which makes the evening particularly different than the usual restaurants in Cortona.

The service was impeccible, with a wonderful staff of attentive waiters. (there is a little too much attention to formality - water on a separate table where servers will come and refill often. It's a little too much, but a very small criticism.)

The food started very strong - the anchovies and crudities were outstanding, as was the carpaccio. The prima pastas were perfectly prepared. The main courses were all very good, particularly the cod in a spicy tomato sauce and the beef fillet, although the Umbrian fish was probably the least interesting offering we had.

The restaurant is expensive, but I would highly recommend for a special evening in Cortona!

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Relais La Corte dei Papi

Property: Relais La Corte dei Papi
Address: Nucleo la Dogana 12, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cortona
#1 Family Hotel in Cortona
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cortona
Price range (per night): ₹ 15,151 - ₹ 34,177
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais La Corte dei Papi 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Immersed in the Tuscan countryside, just few minutes from Cortona, La Corte dei Papi is an oasis of peace and quiet, ideal for those who like to enjoy traditional local atmosphere. All rooms are each unique in decor with handmade antique furnishings and fine crafted linens. Our restaurant offers guests traditional Tuscan dishes alongside with more modern and elaborate culinary combinations. To add to atmosphere, during summer, guests can dine outside, around the swimming pool. ... more   less 
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