We stayed for 3 nights whilst visiting Umbria. Our room was lovely with a beautiful view over the valley towards Assisi. It was very spacious with really comfortable beds, it also had a small fridge. The bathroom was huge, but I found the shower cabinet a little small. The guests in the room next door to us were inconsiderate, letting their bedroom door slam so hard our bed shook! This is obviously not the fault of the hotel but was annoying. Parking was difficult as all the spaces outside the hotel were taken and most of the spaces in the village square were occupied. We parked outside the hotel once, outside the village wall once and in the village square near the fountain once. This is something to bear in mind. The hotel rooms are in a separate building from the reception area and this could be difficult for less mobile guests. Unfortunately the WiFi was absolutely useless and I didn't manage to connect to it the whole time we were staying, as I understand it this is an ongoing problem. Breakfast was very poor and disorganised, with rolls that tasted stale on the first morning of our stay.On the second and third mornings the hot option of scrambled egg and bacon ran out and was not replenished despite our asking several times, coffee was awful and tasted like instant. I noticed a lot of people ordered coffee from the waitress, presumably at extra cost. Cold choices were one type of ham, salami, one type of cheese, plus croissants and pappy sliced bread for toasting. The plums in the fruit bowl were rock hard and inedible. I did mention the poor breakfast experience to the receptionist during our stay and thought it was unacceptable for a hotel of this class. On checking out I found I had been charged for the bottles of water in the fridge, I was surprised by this as the information on booking.com stated "water in room" so had assumed this was complimentary. I have stayed in a lot of much cheaper B&Bs that have provided bottled water free of charge. 2 euros for a 500ml bottle of water is also very expensive. This is not to say I wouldn't recommend the hotel as we enjoyed our stay and the room was excellent.
Great quiet ,old style Hotel in heart of Classic, old hilltop own with large rooms, great staff, and amazing views from public balconies . Breakfast was fine , but food quality of set evening meal was variable at best , often poor quality, served cold, and dreadful slow service . Vegetables not normally included in set men .
Waiting staff were really helpful, but overwhelmed with 54 cover , including a La carte clients one evening - it took 2 hr 35 mins to serve us 3 courses off no choice , included menu.- - just not good enough . Expensive A La Carte Menu, with again several poor quality dishes
Building is split across yard, and access is difficult for luggage to rooms above restaurant , very difficult for disabled clients - bit of an obstacle course- bonus of 4 parking spaces for hotel , but nearly always full.
Suggest they either charge more for Half Board and improve food, or only offer B & B , like other local hotels ,as there are 2 restaurants in Bettona that can cope with extra customers. Myself and my wife , and a friend also all had upset stomachs during our stay. Spoilt our visit .
Shame , as other wise ideal l spot for a relaxing break, but would not consider half board again.
Hotel on the hills with beautiful view over Umbria. Bettona is a small village on top of the hills. Nice and quiet welcome. Beautiful room with old wooden ceiling and lovely view. Spaced bathroom. Food was delicious in the evening, Pasta with truffle and sliced vegetables tast very good. Good white wine. Delicious deserts with cream and fruit. We like to come back.
A real last minute trip. Excellent booking agent via Inspired Luxury Escapes. Everything promised was delivered. Collected from the airport on time,hotel room excellent and although no coffee making facilities in the room coffee was available in reception at all times. Staff excellent booking taxis for visits to Assisi, Deruta and Perugia. They negotiated reduced prices.
FOOD EXCELLENT. There were only 4 of us booked at the hotel on weekdays as it was off season but the Lady Chef catered to our every whim cooking meals which were not on the menu. If you go there you must have the gnocchi. absolute heaven. Waiting staff superb, especially Head waiter and Luigi,
Excellent Sauna and massage but book early as locals come to the hotel at weekends for this facility
We booked through Inspired Luxury Escapes. Perugia airport was only a short distance from Betonna so very convenient. It was our first visit to Umbria and we loved it. The hotel has so much character and has been sympathetically and tastefully furnished. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and the staff were very helpful, not least the head waiter. The views from the hotel are so beautiful. From our room we could look across to Perugia and also Assisi. There was plenty of choice for breakfast and we also enjoyed a couple of dinners. Betonna is a small but beautiful hilltop village. There are a couple of restaurants, only one of which was open during our stay (Thurs-Sun), but we did eat there and it was very good. There was one bar open and also a small shop. We also visited the museum which was very interesting. We didn't hire a car but it would be a good idea in order to get around this fabulous area. The hotel arranged for their driver to take us to Perugia one day, and to Assisi another day, at a time to suit us, and then pick us up later in the day. Franco, our driver, had an excellent knowledge of the area and it worked out cheaper than having a taxi. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our five nights there.