Hotel San Michele

Hotel San Michele

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4.5
#5 of 22 hotels in Cortona
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Hotel San Michele is located in the historical heart of Cortona. Born out of a restoration of a renaissance palace, it is listed as national monument by The Italian Ministry of Art and host a 15th century fresco (Masaccio school). Restored with taste, the hotel offers classic, superior, junior suite as well as suites some of them with a private balcony with a view, all equipped with moden comforts. Air conditioning, private bathroom, elevator and covered garage. Massages, cooking classes and tours are available on request.. On request: "La Torretta" a relax area with a 360° view and hot tub.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Hiking
Walking tours
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Paid private parking on-site
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian

Location

Via Guelfa 15, 52044, Cortona Italy
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 99 out of 100
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Sant Egidio Airport
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Peretola Airport
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,055 reviews
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Nestled in the heart of Cortona, the Hotel San Michele charms guests with its spacious and immaculate rooms set within a traditional 18th-century palazzo. Reviewers frequently applaud the prime location, mere steps from bustling piazzas and quaint shops. The hotel's atmosphere and cleanliness receive high marks, as does the attentive and warm service from the staff. While some may see it as a splurge, many travelers find the value undeniable, given the hotel's amenities and historical allure.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Charming
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Exceptional
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Well-appointed

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ItalianInHawaii wrote a review Jun 2022
Honolulu, Hawaii
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great two night stay in Hotel St Michele in Cortona. Hotel location is inside the walled city. It is centrally located steps away from everything. It was very easy to get to by car and they had parking inside the walls at a very affordable rate. They also have a nice breakfast in the morning.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nicolò Alunno, Direttore generale at Hotel San Michele
Responded 13 Jun 2022
Dear Guest, thank you very much for such a nice review! We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay here and appreciated the hotel facilities and amenities. We really hope you will keep good memories of Cortona and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Gloria Front Office
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Valerie M wrote a review Nov 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We happened upon this place as we were driving around Tuscany. Perfect hotel in the center of Cortona. They do have parking, but we parked for free outside the city walls. There is a steep hill climb from that parking location of about 500 meters, so be prepared if you do this. One can park immediately next to the hotel also for 20 euros/night. Room was clean, bedspreads and decor a bit old fashioned, but there were interesting features such as a hidden closet and views of rooftops and recessed window seats. On the 2nd floor is a large common room with a gigantic fireplace (walled in), that evidently was one of the sitting rooms of the noble family who built this chateau. Bath was clean. Breakfast was amazing and staff super helpful. Good price point! Cortona is gorgeous and we were able to enjoy it without any tourist crowds, as it was October and Covid time.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Luke K wrote a review Aug 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely town, AMAZING view, very helpful and friendly staff. We stayed in the tower room on our honeymoon and it was literally perfect and incredibly romantic! The hotel is perfectly situated with loads of shops and places to eat around. The breakfast is fine, not the greatest selection in the world but no problem at all. The hotel area is kept spotless and the staff and always attentive and can advise on any activities and sites. Would absolutely recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nicolò Alunno, Direttore generale at Hotel San Michele
Responded 31 Aug 2022
Dear Luke, thank you for your kind and nice review, we are really pleased to know that you had such a good experience here and that you enjoyed your honeymoon! We look forward to welcoming you again! Kindest regards, Gloria Front Office
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ianjenrobinson wrote a review Sept 2021
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When a welcome is as warm and inviting as ours was at this 11th century jewel set in the heart of the Tuscan city of art, it was not surprising that our 2 day stay at Hotel San Michele had us wishing for more. And, when a jacket with passports was left behind, the lengths to which hotel personnel went to advise us immediately, made its safe retrieval possible. If you enjoy, as we do, the opportunity to imagine the splendour of bygone days in an ancient palatial dwelling where your comfort is your hosts’ desire, while eating a hearty breakfast and having close to hand the numerous attractions Cortona offers, this will be your choice location.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Beth R wrote a review Jun 2022
new orleans
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I brought a group of 7 people to Hotel San Michele in June. Communication with the staff before our stay was very responsive and helpful. It is located in 2 adjoining historic properties right off one of the main piazza so shops, bars, restaurants, atms, etc are just steps away. The rooms are nice but need some updating; breakfast was good quality and especially nice if you could sit out on the patio and again the front desk staff was pleasant and very helpful during our stay. There are only a handful of hotels within the city walls of Cortona so for the location and price it is a solid choice.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Nicolò Alunno, Direttore generale at Hotel San Michele
Responded 27 Jun 2022
Dear Beth, thank you very much for your kind review, it was a pleasure to have you here as our Guest and we are pleased to know that you appreciated our hotel services and location. We really look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Gloria
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Andrea K wrote a review Aug 2023
Wardle, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is truly amazing! I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to all my friends and family!

The beds were so comfortable, the views amazing and it was extremely clean!

We stayed as a family of 4 with our 2 girls aged 7 and 12. We had separate bedrooms within the same hotel room which was very spacious. The bed linen was pristine!

The hotel is ideally situated just steps away from the main square and Town Hall with plenty of restaurants all around. The staff were very helpful prior and during our stay. The building is just wonderful.

Valet parking was ace and it was a straight drive up through the arched entrance to Cortona so wasn't difficult to drive in or out

A wonderful stay. If you want a traditional, Italian getaway...this is the place! The staff are so lovely.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hotel San Michele, Direttore generale at Hotel San Michele
Responded 23 Aug 2023
Dear Sirs, Thank you for choosing our Hotel. We are very pleased that your stay could have fully reflected all your expectations. This review is a source of pride and satisfaction that will be reported to all the people who have contributed to this achievement. With the hope of having you back as our customers soon, we wish you a good continuation of the day. Best regards Alessandro Lolli Quality & Guest Relations Manager
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LoveToTravel524 wrote a review Oct 2022
Santa Cruz, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our two night stay in Cortona which was highlighted by our stay at this amazing hotel. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted and whisked up to the large and beautifully decorated room #207. The bed was so comfortable and the bathroom very nice. Despite being a historic building everything is perfectly maintained and functional. The location is perfect right off the main square. The breakfast buffet was very nice. All of the staff were very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed a great dinner at nearby trattoria Toscana. Regarding the car parking, we had reserved a parking space for the 20e per night. It was our first day of driving in Italy and did not feel comfortable driving down the busy small main street so we decided to park nearby in paid parking and walk to the hotel. The paid lots are free from 8p-8a and there is a parking app that makes it easy to pay for parking from afar. We spent about 10e per day to do it this way and it worked great for us.
We highly recommend this hotel!!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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P&J's Travels wrote a review Jun 2024
Farnham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel San Michele is the perfect place to stay in delightful Cortona. Located less than 100m from the Piazza della Repubblica, the hotel enjoys an enviable location within easy walking distance of all that Cortona has to offer. Housed within an elegant historic building, the hotel provides good sized bedrooms and modern bathrooms. An added bonus for us was the excellent secure bike storage facility complete with e-bike charging capability. Breakfast is served in a historic room within the building and was varied & good quality. A great place to stay in this beautiful town.
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Date of stay: June 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrea J M wrote a review Sept 2020
Banbury, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Charming hotel. We stayed a week in a lovely room on the third floor that had a small balcony, two bathrooms, lovely Tuscan decor and very comfortable. Breakfast was served at your table as the help yourself buffet is not allowed In the current regulations and it was very acceptable. Scrambled eggs particularly delicious and the best croissants, or should I say cornettos, we have ever had. Nicolo and his team were brilliant, very welcoming and could not have been more helpful, nothing was too much trouble and always done with cheer and a smile. They made our stay even more enjoyable. We would certainly return should we be in the area in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Nicolò Alunno, Direttore generale at Hotel San Michele
Responded 29 Sept 2020
Dear Cricketfan16, thank you for this excellent review! 5/5! I am very delighted to read that you had a wonderfull experience with us, I have personally shared with the members of the staff. We are absolutely taking the pandemic seriously and want to keep our staff and guests healthy. We all look forward to welcoming you soon again at Hotel San Michele in Cortona! My best regards Nicolò Alunno General Manager Cortona Luxury Accommodation
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julie f wrote a review Jun 2022
Dallas, Texas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful and graceful building that has much historical significance. It is a wonderful old palazzo with so many beautiful and interesting nooks and common areas to enjoy! My room was large, my bed comfortable and the air conditioning was fabulous! I chose this hotel originally because they welcome pets but after my stay there I feel I was so lucky to have found this hotel in general. The front desk staff is warm, courteous and excellent at problem solving. The breakfast staff is so nice. The first faces I would see each morning when I was yearning for my morning grande cappuccino!
The housekeeping staff is exceptional, as all the staff honestly, keeping my room spotless, fresh linens daily and an abundance of bath towels.
I highly recommend this hotel to all age groups. It has a sense of family tradition still that has endured the test of time.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Nicolò Alunno, Direttore generale at Hotel San Michele
Responded 03 Jun 2022
Dear Julie, first of all we would like to thank you for such a nice review! We are so pleased to know that you have had a comfortable stay and that you have appreciated amenities and facilities of the hotel. It has been a pleasure to meet you and to let you feel at home. We give you a warm welcome to Cortona now as resident! Thank you again! Kindest regards, Gloria
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Bonnie W asked a question Mar 2017
Phoenix, Arizona2 contributions1 helpful vote
How many rooms in the hotel?
Answer from Hotel S
1 contribution
Dear Bonnie W, Thank you for your interest to the Hotel San Michele, At the moment we have 40 rooms, every room is different by the other ones because this is more than a hotel, a large comfortable house, the ancient Baldelli Palace, restored with due respect of the ancient architectural features and considered by the guides and the press a real "Condensed history of Cortona", the Ministry of Art, has declared Hotel San Michele “National Monument”.
Answer from Busytraveler067
La Jolla, California19 contributions32 helpful votes
There is a bus that makes the trip every 30 minutes. Much less expensive than a taxi, but there is a short walk from the bus stop to the hotel. Actually, the hotel provides a shuttle for 12 euros. A bargain for "door to door" service!
Answer from Hotel S
1 contribution
Dear Mr Craig. I am glad to inform you that we are closed from November until half march. Hoping to have you here again I send to you my best regards.
Michaelrikon asked a question Jun 2015
New York4 contributions12 helpful votes
Where can I park a rental car ?
Answer from Hotel S
1 contribution
Dear Sir, There is a free parking place 250 meters far from the hotel or we have a private garage at the daily rate of € 20,00. Best regards. Matteo Cioci Front Office Agent
Keith S wrote a tip 03 Jul
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Town is a wedding destination so get ready for that. Easy to avoid the crowds by walking a short distance away"
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carlomia wrote a tip May 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"if travelling by car, drop your luggage(s) and then park below by the Gas Station. White lines, free parking."
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HIBBIE wrote a tip Apr 2024
Sarasota, Florida579 contributions148 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you can have the hotel park your car in their garage. "
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Michael b wrote a tip Aug 2023
Bagenalstown, Ireland2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free parking 5 minutes walk away in public carpark outside old Town walls,it's a bit of a walk up the hill might be an issue for elderly people but was no issue for us at all."
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Caro wrote a tip Jul 2023
Glasgow, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"As with all older buildings the floors can be a bit uneven so watch your step! "
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,010 - R 3,052 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
san michele hotel, san michele cortona
LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of ArezzoCortona
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel San Michele
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel San Michele?
Nearby attractions include DelBrenna Jewelry (0.05 km), DelBrenna Jewelry (0.06 km), and Museo Diocesano (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel San Michele?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel San Michele?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel San Michele?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel San Michele?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid private parking on-site, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel San Michele?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Rughe di Cortona, Cortona Bistrot, and Sartù.
Is Hotel San Michele located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 km away from the centre of Cortona.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel San Michele?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel San Michele?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Eremo Le Celle (2.5 km), Fortezza di Girifalco (0.7 km), and Castello di Montecchio Vesponi (5.6 km).
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