Castello Monterone is one of the best run hotels I have stayed in. Each room is unique and furnished to a high standard in keeping with the age and style of the hotel. The staff were efficient, friendly and very helpful. On asking where the bar was we were told "wherever you want it to be" meaning they would bring us our drinks wherever we wanted to sit, inside or in the grounds (what a lovely answer). The gardens are well maintained. The restaurant is outstanding both for dinner and for breakfast. There are lovely views over to Perugia. We did not want to leave. The hotel offers great value for money.
We loved our stay from start to finish. The staff were amazing and welcoming, especially Claudia, who even helped us figure out how to reverse our manual rental car.
It was a magical experience staying in this unique historic building. The room was very comfortable and the common areas were interesting. We enjoyed a dip in the pool, the lovely gardens, and the steam room.
The restaurant was incredible, both in terms of breakfast as well as an unforgettable dinner we had with a lovely Sagrantino.
I would highly recommend staying here if you want a convenient and peaceful visit to Perugia and the Umbria region.
This was an absolute dream staying here. There’s not one area that doesn’t deserve 5 stars. It is just far enough out of the town but close enough too. The staff was PHENOMENAL to say the least, from the moment we checked in. They made us feel so so welcomed and personalized. We stayed in Chiavi suite which I highly recommend. The view is unbeatable. EAT at the restaurant Grandale. That staff to outstanding and the food mouthwatering. We walked around the castle and sat up at the top enjoying the view. Breakfast was included and was better than expected. Everything was kept immaculately clean but kept the castle feel. I recommend sitting by the fire in the evening and having a drink. Also do rent a car to make your stay more accessible. I’m honestly not sure how we would’ve have done it without a car. Pictures do not do this amazing place justice.
This hotel is a beautifully restored old castle. This has put some restrictions on the rooms. Our bedroom was not very big and the en-suite was awkwardly shaped with a shower that was not user friendly.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the room was clean but being a stone floor, bits on it were inevitable. We had two dinners. The first was very good. The second was let down by very tough duck breast that was over cooked and cut in to large chunks rather than thinly sliced.
We would stay here again but a car is essential.
I'm not typically inspired to write reviews, either good or bad, but when the experience is this good, the inspiration flows freely. Nestled in a gorgeous spot overlooking olive groves and with extended views along the Tiber River valley to the south and up to nearby Perugia, I think my wife and I started to chill out as soon as our taxi from the airport entered the drive up to the hotel. Often, first impressions aren't sustained; not in this case. The welcome at reception was warm and friendly - a theme of our stay from start to finish. We waited a few minutes for our room to be ready, taking the opportunity to sit on the balcony above the pool and take in the view, which was framed nicely by our bedroom window, as we soon discovered. The rooms, and the hotel throughout, are immaculately clean, and decorated with real thought to the origins of the building and its surroundings; travertine adorns all the bathrooms, reflecting the building material of Perugia and Assisi's ancient and medieval past; walls are rendered as if in plaster frescoes; floors are red-tiled, with echoes of the Etruscan and Roman. Oh, and the beds are super comfortable - usually one of my bugbears when travelling. Not here. Wandering through the hotel, there's an air of tranquilty and quiet throughout, which was never broken in four days, no matter whether the 18 rooms are full or not. The four days of our stay took in a couple of walks, one to Perugia (about 40 minutes) and one down to the Tiber along an ancient path used by Perugia's washerwomen right up to the middle of the last century; a whole morning lounging by the pool and having intermittent saunas and steam; ordering cold drinks on the terrace or eating hyper-local produce in the faultless restaurant (saffron from the pink house seen in the valley from the hotel's terraces; olive oil and craft beer from Alessandro about 1 km away, where one can buy direct from a producer that's been in the same family since 1735); and we also took an easy train-trip to Assisi. Taxis are, of course, freely available by calling or at a couple of ranks in Perugia for the return trip (10 mins or so - about 12-15 euros). Honestly, we couldn't fault the place; nothing was too much trouble for the staff, service attentive but not obtrusive, bed turned down and spotless each day, spectacular location and unique setting. Please go! You won't regret it.