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Hotel Gio' Wine e Jazz Area
Ranked #10 of 66 Hotels in Perugia
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“A wonderful surprise!”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Having read some less than enthusiastic reports about this hotel, I made my booking here with some trepidation. Contrary to expectations, the hotel was easy to find and adequately sign-posted. Sure it's on a hill, but what a pleasant stroll down or back, with so many interesting shops and builings along the way. And it's quirky layout adds to the charm, My room was comfortable by any standards, the bed firm, linen crisp and fresh, the staff pleasant. Bathrooms were comfortable and well appointed. Having forgotten to pack shampoo, I was forced to use (oh horrors) a hotel shampoo, and found it to be of great quality. At check-in, the male front office staffer was Italian charm personified, and a second reception taffer, a young lady this time, was professional, friendly and extremely informed about the city and the environs. I certainly wasnt aware of any intrusive traffic noises. Admittedly I was here on business, but even the conferencing facilities were top-notch, with bery attentive banquetting staff on stand-by. However, I've extended to do justice to the surroundings. I certainly have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone wanting to explore Umbria. It's a nice comfortable central base, and a very pleasant hotel to come home to after a day of exploring Umbria!

Room Tip: I stayed in the newer section, the Jazz section, and rate it very highly. The older section, the wi...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

My wife and I stayed here off-season, and enjoyed a sumptuous buffet breakfast (by European standards), and a nice room with small dining area and jetted bathtub. It is located about 1 mile up the hill from the train station, a healthy walk, but convenient to the bus lines, groceries and a nice neighboring cafe. The off-season rates were key to the great value we found. During or near the Jazz Festival in July, this hotel is buzzing and the rates are very high. However, it is close to Assisi, and located in the lower town. Makes for a nice 2-3 day sojourn.

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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

- Very Noisy place, near high trafficked Roads.
- No good service : nobody tells you until when breakfast is served, don't be surprised if this is closed when you arrive.
- Beware what you're sold (swimming pool, wine service...) is not available all year. Hence High probability it will not be when you're here.
Bottom line : big fail if you have planned a romantic week end

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

We stayed in the Gio for one night, and it was a bit longer than necessary.

I got a great rate because of a special that they had, so considering that, we had a fantastic value. If we had had to pay more, I would be quite upset.

In the first place, the hotel is NOT well marked, and finding it was not easy. Second, the staff is either very good or very bad depending on who is on duty when you go to the desk. I should mention we were in the Jazz area, but I had to deal with staff in both Wine and Jazz sections.

The lobbies of both sections are beautiful. I wish the rooms were 1/2 as nice. Others say the rooms are great. Of all the hotels we stayed in in Italy, the Gio had probably the worst rooms of all. We had a problem with the lights and had to change in the middle of the night, and the second room was worse than the first. The beds were worn (as were the sheets), and they were not comfortable. Ugh.

There are no shoppes or restaurants close to the hotel (except for their own), so if you want choice, you have to go out. We walked to the historic center, a 25-minute uphill walk. The good news is that it's downhill coming back.

I'm going to say I'd recommend it, but with the caveat that you'd have to consider location and the worn-out rooms with the price you pay.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dulverton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2010

The hotel is convenient for those staying in Perugia for a short break. Only a 5 minute taxi ride from the railway station, or a 15 minute (uphill) walk, though the pavements are in a poor state.
There are actually two separate hotels for wine and jazz, each with their own reception, the jazz reception is opposite the main road whereas the wine reception is round the back of the hotel, by the car park. the two hotels are linked by an underground passageway.
There is a regular bus service (routes TS/TG) to/from the hotel to Piazza Italia in the old town, which is ideal if you plan to have a visit or dine there, with tickets available from the hotel reception.
The breakfasts were of a very high standard with a large selection of fresh fruit, yoghurts, cereals, croisants, meats, cheese etc, in fact everything you could want for.
Room was ok, but the double bed was 2 singles pushed together, but this is quite common in italy so I wouldn't really fault the hotel on this.
There is a delicious ice-cream parlour on the main road by the hotel, opposit the bus stop, where you can indulge yourself. Much cheaper than the restaurant ice creams, plus they have a very large selection. You can dine out in the old town, get a bus back to the hotel for 1 euro, and then call and have an ice cream before reaching the hotel.
There is also a small open air pool on the roof of the 'jazz' side, but it's unheated, so was a little too cold for us in September.
One evening after dinner we went to the 'jazz' area for a drink, but strangely enough, they were playing pop music and not jazz, which seemed a bit strange.
Would definately stay there again if we visited Perugia again.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Gio' Wine e Jazz Area
Address: Via Ruggero d'Andreotto 19, 06124, Perugia, Italy
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Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Perugia
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Perugia
Price range (per night): $97 - $166
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Gio' Wine e Jazz Area 4*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel giò wine e jazz area is a hotel divided into two theme areas, dedicated to jazz and wine. The hotel is in the city centre of perugia, 1 km far away from the railway station, and 200 mt from the minimetrò station. You reach the historic centre in 5 minutes by minimetrò.From hotel giò you can reach the historic centre in 5 minutes by car or in 20 minutes on foot. In the hotel jazz lovers will find a music store and an auditorium with jazz concerts in different dates. ... more   less 
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