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Villa Borgo San Pietro
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 August 2017

A lovely piece of tranquil Tuscan life that will have you relaxed and enjoying the sunshine within minutes of arriving.

The Buildings
This is like stepping into a postcard of ideal Tuscany - the fruit tree's surrounding a beautiful renovated farmhouse.

The staff
All of the staff are relaxed and friendly and can not do enough to help you. This has extended to them sending us a lost toy that their gardener found after we left. It is a big relief as it was the favourite teddy of my daughter. They proactively contacted us to return it and did not charge us for the postage, although we offered.
We have 2 small kids so we had regular inane requests which the staff showed unending patience for.

Accommodation
We took the apartment for ourselves and 2 small daughters, there is lots of space and is authentically decorated. The kitchen had all the crockery etc that you might need. There was no other supplies (no salt / pepper / olive oil / washing up liquid / sponges etc) so you will need to bring these yourself or buy them at the local shop.
There was a nice area outside the apartment for having meals. The ground for this was a little uneven and could have done with some watering to bring up the grass - but these are small things that I include as feedback to the hotel to help them make little improvements.

Location
It is 4 km from Camucia Cortona. There is a small pub / shop / pharmacy within a 10 minute walk. The old town of Cortona is a little further but the guys will drive you up there for €15.

The Pool
A well tended pool that is kept very clean despite the tree's that surround it.It is located with views of the local countryside, churches in the distance etc. It is a really lovely place to relax.

The bar
They have a well stocked bar, although some of the items were a little pricey which resulted in me not using it as much as I would have liked to.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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borgosanpietro, Responsabile reception at Villa Borgo San Pietro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Dear MR/MS Emer and Malcolm Craig,

We've been very happy having you here, and we thank you for your lovely review.

Thanks for your beautiful comment about the Courtesy of the staff and the hotel location; we always work hard to make our guests feel like home and to keep our gardens clean and smart.

All our rooms and Apartments are well done decorated to keep the old style of our 18th century building.

Was a pleasure sending you back your daughter's toy, which is very important for her and all your family.

Looking forward to see you again in our Villa.

My best regards.


Francesco

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We spent one night here as part of our honeymoon tour of Italy in July. There is no doubt that the property is visually stunning and it was definitely one of the prettier places we visited. However there were a couple of issues we experienced which meant I would choose nearby Castello di Casole as my preferred hotel for our return trip next year.

Pros:

Beautiful property - the hotel is gorgeous and the interior designer left no stone unturned. It's an instagrammer's dream from the country kitchen to the breath taking views at the infinity pool. Stunning!

Farm to table - we went on a tour of the gardens with Jeff and it's clear how important home grown produce is here. They grow as much as possible from their own gardens and even have their own bee hives.

Breakfast - one of the better breakfasts of our trip. Would thoroughly recommend the crepes with homemade Nutella.

Cons:

Service - we were here for less than 24 hours but encountered several issues in that time. We arrived Wimbledon final day and my husband wanted to watch the match. Nobody could answer whether the match could be viewed on property. In the end we just left it.

We asked to use the table tennis advertised but nobody could tell us where the tables were located.

Lastly, we ate lunch in the treehouse hotel the second day. I ordered a Bellini. It arrived and was unlike anything I had in our three weeks in Italy so far so I asked the waiter whether it was made with fresh peach. He then proceeded to take two different peaches to the table to explain the difference between each and made a fuss which made the experience very awkward for me. We decided to skip lunch and leave after the drink.

Noise - our room was located in the main building which meant we were woken up quite early at 7 with the noise from breakfast set up. Didn't bother us for one morning but it would stop me from staying there for a week.

Overall, beautiful property but the service levels didn't match. Especially compared to the two nights we spent at Castello di Casole previously.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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borgosanpietro, Responsabile reception at Villa Borgo San Pietro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear Mr Llyons27,

I think you write your beautiful review for the wrong place.

We doesn't have any Staff with name Jeff and we don't make any crepes with homemade Nutella in the morning.

Kind regards.


Francesco

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Had a very relaxing stay here. The location is excellent, the staff is friendly and the rooms are very good. We found Borgo San Pietro to be particularly good value in the area. It is only a few minutes from Cortona and the staff has lots of advice, suggestions and tips about things to do. If not, you can just relax by the pool area!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank SODA F
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borgosanpietro, Responsabile reception at Villa Borgo San Pietro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Dear SODA F,

We've been very happy having you here, and we thank you for your lovely review.

Thanks for your beautiful comment about the Courtesy of the staff and the hotel location; we always work hard to make our guests feel like home and enjoy the beauties of the area.

Looking forward to welcome you again in Villa Borgo San Pietro.

Kind regards.

Francesco A.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We chose it for a hot September day because of the pool (closed for the season), the restaurant (closed tonight, no explanation), and the wifi (not working in the room). None of this was mentioned when they accepted our booking and so it did not meet our needs and was expensive for what became simply a bed for the night.

Maybe I should have asked, but their listing clearly shows all of these facilities and I do not think should have to check.

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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank barry2441
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Tucked away in the hills of Tuscany is this elegant Relais Chateau. From the moment you drive up to the gates you know your stay there will be a special one. We rented a garden villa which was gorgeous with its own outdoor fireplace and garden area. They come and light your fireplace ( either inside your villa or your outside patio one) every night upon request. Their breakfast buffet is wonderful as well, and you gave two restaurants to choose for dinner with gorgeous views of the hills and outdoor seating. Our favorite restaurant was Treetops! We will definitely return to this special hotel!

Stayed: August 2016
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Additional Information about Villa Borgo San Pietro

Address: Localita San Pietro a Cegliolo, 52044, Cortona, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cortona
#11 Luxury Hotel in Cortona
Price Range: $159 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Borgo San Pietro 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Borgo San Pietro is an ancient XVII century farm transformed into a charming Relais with outdoor swimming pool composed of 14 rooms and 5 apartments. Thanks to an intelligent restoration the new purpose of the structure took into account yet maintaining its ancient look. The old well, the fruit and olive trees, the grass fields, combined with the old prints, paintings and furniture, give that peaceful feeling and atmosphere of a Tuscan country house. ... more   less 
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