Il Falconiere Relais & Spa

Il Falconiere Relais & Spa

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4.5
#4 of 22 hotels in Cortona
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.2 of 5 bubbles
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The typical Tuscan villa which dates back to the 17th century was the home of the famous poet Antonio Guadagnoli. Now completely restored and transformed into a countryside Relais, it is part of the prestigious chain Relais & Châteaux, which exuberates the art of hospitality.In the restaurant, in the kitchen, at the reception, dedicated to taking care of the needs of our guests ,we are proud to offer everyday our availability and our specialties, improving them continuously. The art of refining quality is achieved by caring about details that make a difference.An ideal setting for those who love the beauty of the countryside, the atmosphere of the Relais is quaint with characteristic old-fashioned Tuscan charm. The twenty-two rooms are elegantly furnished-each unique in color and décor and reflecting the classic, refined style of important Tuscan homes. A few rooms are in the antique villa, some attached to the villa’s chapel and others in the cottage. All share the view of the magical landscape of the Cortonese countryside and are fully furbished with every modern comfort.La THESAN ETRUSCAN SPA has the goal of reawakening all of your senses through the harmony of the environment and the flavours and tastes of Tuscany.The Etruscan Thesan Spa guides you to discover the true relaxation, with a unique and unrepeatable involving all five senses. A wellness Trail where the two basic elements - water and heat - are skilfully combined with lights, sounds and colours therapeutic to optimize the relaxation. Exclusive for Officina Profumo Santa Maria Novella of Florence. Behind each of our actions is the desire to spark an unforgettable emotion: a recipe with delicate and persistent aromas, a special and rare decoration, the vistas leaving you breathless and astonished, the warm welcome that makes you feel as though you belong.. all of this will take you to the primordial feelings of pleasure. Staying with us will leave you with everlasting memories.The restaurant is on two floors with a glass and wrought-iron conservatory, overlooking the outside dining terrace with its ancient fishpond and rose-clad pergola. The cooking, which is personally supervised by Silvia, with the help of the head Chef Richard Titi, has succeeded in creating new temptations, using original and traditional recipes to create a marvelous cuisineaccompanied by great wines. “Il Falconiere” is situated in a quiet, elevated, rural location amid vineyards and olive groves. It enjoys enviable views of the Val di Chiana to the west, and Cortona, the ancient Etruscan hill town just three kilometers to the south. The Relais is ideally located for short trips to some of the most famous art cities of central Italy, such as Arezzo, Perugia, Siena, Florence and Assisi, all within in an hour’s drive away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Yoga classes
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Hot bath
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles913 reviews
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Nestled in a picturesque Tuscan setting, Il Falconiere Relais & Spa garners high praise for its exceptional amenities, including multiple pools, a luxurious spa, and dining options that boast gourmet food and stunning views. Guests revel in the romantic charm and spaciousness of the well-kept rooms, contributing to the serene atmosphere highlighted by scenic garden strolls. While the overall cleanliness and warm, professional service are consistently lauded, leading to repeat visits, some guests feel the pricing may not always represent the best value, noting particularly the lengthy restaurant service.
Location
Picturesque
Atmosphere
Romantic
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Pricey
Cleanliness
Meticulous
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Outstanding

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Dominique P wrote a review Sept 2022
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Il falconiere" is a great place. In the heart of Tuscany, it is a beautiful Hotel which looks rather like a small viilage in the middle of the vineyards. The owner, Sylvia Barrachi, is a great chef and hostess. The food is excellent : from the Michelin awarded restaurant to the lunch on the terrace without forgetting the excellent breakfast. They produce their own wines and the bubbly rosé and white wines for instance can challenge the French champagne. The staff is very kind and willing to make sure everything is perfect for the customers. The rooms are elegant and have all amenities. A place that you should not miss.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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fanoffrance wrote a review Jan 2020
Loeten, Norway
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Not many places combine luxury and authenticity as well as Il Falconiere. I felt transported back to the 18th century when I went to my room, yet only in a positive way, as I certainly did not want for comfort. The grounds, gardens, and view are all beautiful, and service is friendly and attentive. Also, the parking lot is very spacious, which was a relief after negotiating the narrow walled road leading to the property, where meeting oncoming vehicles, or even making a turn, can involve considerable reversing and maneuvering. Good yet reasonably priced wines made at the property can be purchased at the reception desk.
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Date of stay: October 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Faulknercj wrote a review May 2022
Del Mar, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just returned from a 5 day stay at Il Falconiere and our experience was beyond expectation. We stayed in a beautiful junior suite in the stone annex on the hill with a large private terrace overlooking the vineyards and the valley. Just lovely. The food at the restaurant was exceptional and inventive and breakfast every morning was delicious. The atmosphere on the property is peaceful and quiet and it is obvious much thought is put into every detail at every turn. We especially enjoyed the cooking classes with talented Chef Sylvia and her patient assistant Fabrizio. The classes were well thought-out and so much fun! The menu each day varied so that we came home with lots of new recipes and techniques. The only thing that could have improved our stay was if we had driven our own car. Visiting Cortona is a 20 euro (each way) taxi ride but arranging a ride to town or the train station was no problem. This property is a gem. We will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Il_Falconiere, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Falconiere Relais & Spa
Responded 27 May 2022
Dear Faulknercj thanks so much for your kind words and for the sincere emotion I can read among your review!!! It's so exciting for us to undertsand that our Guets enjoyed our experiences! I read your last words as a promise.... Hope to welcome you againsoon, have a lovly summer season warm regards Lina
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PassionwithPurpose wrote a review Jul 2021
Los Angeles, California
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We found a deal on Travelzoo that included cooking classes with the Michelin star chef, Sylvia and we were extremely impressed.

The cooking classes were so much fun and the food is delicious. Sylvia is a wonderful teacher, and the atmosphere of the villa is magical.

It is set in the Tuscan hillside not far from a mountain top town called Cortona.

The rooms are charming, and the property was stunning! Views of the vineyard and valleys filled with sunflowers.

The staff was warm and accommodating. We had a WiFi issue when we arrived, which was quickly fixed.

We loved the huge metal bathtub in our room, and going for leisurely strolls around the property.

The spa was good, not great, though that was our only mind complaint. Otherwise, we would absolutely return and would highly recommend staying and cooking here.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Watch out for mosquitoes. Bring bug repellent.
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dianacpalermo wrote a review Sept 2022
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I have just spent one week at Il Falconiere. Our stay was fabulous! The accommodation, we had a suite with a balcony, was well appointed, comfortable and clean. We appreciated the personal service and the dedication of all the staff including reception, the cleaners and the ground staff who were all very pleasant, attentive and helpful. They were all very proud of their establishment. We undertook a cooking class with Silvia, which I would highly recommend and had dinner (degustation menu) in the restaurant which was thoroughly enjoyed. Breakfast in the morning was plentiful and set in a beautiful part of the complex. We also had a lovely massage in the Spa, after a long day visiting local villages. We only stayed a week but would have stayed a few days longer if our itinerary had allowed. All in all I would say we had a fabulous stay and would not hesitate to return again. Thank you Silvia and team!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lina Bartelli, Marketing at Il Falconiere Relais & Spa
Responded 11 Oct 2022
Thanks to you Diana! for your amazing review, thanks from all of us , from Silvia and cooking class team... we really hope to welcome you again ina very next future! warm regards Lina
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Taylor K wrote a review Sept 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the best place we have ever traveled to. Not only is it surrounded by the most beautiful views imaginable it has the kindest staff, quite actually the best food we have ever had (everything from the breakfast, the lunch, and of course the dinner tasting menu with Chef Silvia- she is incredible), the activities on site are so fun and I highly encourage (from the wine tasting tour to the cooking classes with Chef Silvia), the pool views are one of a kind, and the rooms are highly well kept throughout your entire stay. Cannot rave enough about all this place has to offer!!! Within an hour of being here we were already putting this back on our list of a place to come back to for a longer stay. You will not regret your R&R time here that is forsure! Can’t wait for our next stay!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lina Bartelli, Marketing at Il Falconiere Relais & Spa
Responded 10 Oct 2022
What to respond to such a review? Thanks is not enough, but the pride of having been architects of so much well-being is really great! Il Falconiere Team thanks you for your kindness have gereat times Lina
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ingconti wrote a review Aug 2020
Province of Monza and Brianza, Italy
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
we went here to have dinner at starred restaurant during a weekend.
Place ins in tuscanian country, with a lot of fields and trees around.
Staff is very gentle

Plus
care for small (useful) details:
USB outlet to charge you iPhone in wall and at the sides of bed
local winery. (and products are remarkable)
site is beautiful and cared
very clean and very recently setup (bath, furniture, painting seem new)
Pool in the middle of garden and a lot of fruti trees
Landscape on Tuscania is great.

details to work on:
- as many starred in Milan, better to use QRCode to show Menus and Breakfast at entrance.
- crew is young and smart, but should get more "stylish" for a top resort.
- wifi is a bit "raw" uses and old insecure protocol and login should work
simple (for example via QRcode or user/pass)

TOP:
Apple Pass (wallet) to login!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Meeting Organizer wrote a review Dec 2021
Wichita, Kansas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We found this place through travel zoo which included 5 nights in a Jr suite, wine tour, wine tasting with lunch and one more lunch. The food was superb. This deal included a breakfast each morning which was excellent, including wine
Il Falconiere is situated in Cortona and has a beautiful scenery. The staff is informative and well trained. The room was beautiful with a walk out porch and upscale bathroom. It is a spa too so we enjoyed the indoor/outdoor hot tub and sauna. I also had a message that was one of my best.
We ordered 15 bottles of wine to be shipped
All in all, a wonderful place and I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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paul bartley wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely adored our stay. The accommodation was just perfect, the location was the most beautiful place we have ever stayed at and this has to be the best way to experience Tuscany with the best food and wine in Tuscany! The spa experience was also just wonderful. The owners made you feel so welcome and we can’t wait to go back! The views were just amazing and with only a short drive into Cortona town from here, the location was perfect for touring Cortona and the other amazing old towns in Tuscany.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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GoldenRetriever20 wrote a review Jul 2022
Oakville, ON
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I recently enjoyed a four day stay at Il Falconiere. The location is excellent - isolated so it was quiet but not remote The beautiful town of Cortona is 10 minutes away and there is easy access to highways to reach other areas of Tuscany and Umbria.
The rooms were very nice but the real star of the show is the food. We thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant's tasting menu - one of four offered - and the breakfast buffet was excellent and
comprehensive.
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Date of stay: June 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lina Bartelli, Marketing at Il Falconiere Relais & Spa
Responded 21 Jul 2022
Dear in few words you have been able to represent what we try to be every day! Thanks for your kind review and to use your time to share your experience with us! I wish you a lovely summer time, hopig to be able to welcome you again at Il Falconiere! kind regards Lina
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Karen Mitchell asked a question Dec 2017
Tauranga, New Zealand57 contributions18 helpful votes
Can we walk from here to Cortona? If not, what is the best way to get there?
Answer from Denis J
Heytesbury, United Kingdom173 contributions208 helpful votes
Car definitely
ubertrvler asked a question Mar 2016
Scottsdale, Arizona39 contributions61 helpful votes
Is there an outdoor pool?
Answer from NicolaMPatrone
Pignola, Italy88 contributions67 helpful votes
Yes!
Preben S wrote a tip 19 Jul
64 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't blindly trust goggle maps."
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John T wrote a tip May 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The roads leading to the restaurant are very narrow but the reward is well worth the anxiety"
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Craig S wrote a tip Oct 2023
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina18 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sign up for the cooking class at the resort, Chef Fabriccio was fantastic!"
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Luxury Traveller wrote a tip Jun 2023
Türkiye442 contributions292 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We booked a suit no 44 and 45 and it was beautiful."
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jelm62 wrote a tip May 2023
Madison, Mississippi141 contributions44 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beautiful property but inconvenient parking and hills to climb to get anywhere. May or may not have air conditioning depending on the date."
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PRICE RANGE
R 7,067 - R 9,526 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
relais il falconiere cortona, relais il falconiere hotel cortona
LOCATION
ItalyTuscanyProvince of ArezzoCortona
NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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Frequently Asked Questions about Il Falconiere Relais & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Il Falconiere Relais & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Eremo Le Celle (2.4 km), DelBrenna Jewelry (2.1 km), and DelBrenna Jewelry (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Il Falconiere Relais & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Il Falconiere Relais & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Il Falconiere Relais & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Il Falconiere Relais & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Il Falconiere Relais & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Silla's Bistrò, La Piana - Ristorante, and Le Rughe di Cortona.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Il Falconiere Relais & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a sauna, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Il Falconiere Relais & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Il Falconiere Relais & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Il Falconiere Relais & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Il Falconiere Relais & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Il Falconiere Relais & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
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