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Via La Dogana 12, 52044 La Dogana, Cortona Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Travellers' Choice
The Relais La Corte Dei Papi is an original late 17 century family dwelling that has been lovingly restored to create a hotel that caters for our guests every wish. An oasis of tranquility and peace ideal for the discerning traveler who yearns for exquisite Tuscan food in an elegant, charming countryside residence. Situated between the beautiful hills that surround the famous historical town of Cortona made even more famous by the writer Frances Mayer in her book “Under the Tuscan Sun” The Relais La Corte Dei Papi provides its guests with classically stylish room and suites equipped with every amenity. The interior has been lovingly restored to its original splendor. Every room and suite is furnished with taste and discernment. The beautiful Spa Suites are dedicated to the balance and wellbeing of guests. A truly unique experience with every imaginable facility to enhance your relaxation, the spa comes to you in the privacy of your suite. The restaurant is housed in what was the originally the wine cellar of the house and it maintains the integrity of traditional Tuscan cooking. The kitchen recreates the delicate flavors of genuine Tuscan dishes with a modern twist. Every ingredient used in our kitchen is selected for its quality, freshness and flavor; this creates a special experience at every stage of your meal. Our Chef daily prepares everything fresh including, bread, pasta and desserts.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian
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Miles A wrote a review 7 Oct
Austin, Texas1 contribution
Our stay at this Tuscan villa was a dream. The property has been in family hands for generations, so the experience combines an authentic family feel with a relaxing luxurious getaway. And you are surrounded by the idyllic hills and vineyards of Italy's most prized wine country. The countryside is quiet and there are neat walks on old dirt roads nearby. David and his staff are exceptionally professional and attentive. The food is amazing. I still can't stop thinking about the t-bone steak and the local wine made from grape's in the backyard. We took a fun and rewarding cooking class with the hotel chef. There is really no comparison to any other hotel experience. My hat is off to David and his team.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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MDrooster wrote a review 6 Oct
Nashville, Tennessee159 contributions124 helpful votes
We booked a small suite up a flight of stairs at the fabulous property 10 minute easy drive to Cortona. The suite was huge with 2 easy chairs and a couch in the sitting area, a large bedroom, a bathroom with 2 separate sinks all decked out in brocade. The Relais has a restaurant used by locals as well as hotel guests with refined cooking well worth sampling during a stay. What makes this place fabulous is the hospitality and service provided by David Papi. He caters to every whim as he fufills the needs of a wide variety of types of guests with a soft, smiling demeanor all the time. The Relais is a magnificent place to rest, to use as a headquarters for visiting Cortona, or with help of David a central place for guided tours of Tuscany,Sienna, and wine country
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Eugenia G wrote a review 5 Oct
3 contributions
This is a very special place. David treated us like long lost family members who came back to his delight. It is hard to find such personal touch in a hotel these days. The place is maintained with love and care and has many unique details. Our room was in a former carriage house which was cozy, romantic and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent with great service. We were very impressed with location that was peaceful and yet close to Cortona. David made some great dinner reservations and recommended some attractions for us. We didn’t want to leave…Hope to come back again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Goldsomewhere wrote a review Sep 2021
Cologne, Germany237 contributions107 helpful votes
Perfect stay. The location is great to explore umbria and toscany and return in the late afternoon to relax at the pool and have dinner. The staff is very professional and makes you feel like home. Very quite surrounding. The Restaurant is very Good as well. No need to leave for dinner.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Short4613 wrote a review Sep 2021
Tulsa, Oklahoma2 contributions
Three years ago I had the pleasure of staying here and meeting David the co-owner. I returned this week for lunch and it is still as wonderful as ever! Lunch was a lovely experience...sitting by the pool and tasting the owner's wonderful wine! My dessert was like a treasure hunt through chocolate and hazelnut! I will definitely return again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
US$205 - US$338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Relais La Corte dei Papi
Which popular attractions are close to Relais La Corte dei Papi?
Nearby attractions include DelBrenna Jewelry (4.0 km), DelBrenna Jewelry (4.0 km), and Eremo Le Celle (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Relais La Corte dei Papi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Relais La Corte dei Papi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Relais La Corte dei Papi?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Relais La Corte dei Papi?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Relais La Corte dei Papi?
Conveniently located restaurants include Relais La Corte dei Papi, Cortona Bistrot, and Sartù.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Relais La Corte dei Papi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Relais La Corte dei Papi located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of La Dogana.
Are pets allowed at Relais La Corte dei Papi?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Relais La Corte dei Papi offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Relais La Corte dei Papi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Italian.