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“Lovely location if a bit quiet nice food. Enjoy the views”

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Relais Il Canalicchio
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Canalicchio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 October 2015

This place is a bit remote so be prepared. Another time we'd hire a car from the airport and have more freedom. The scenery is beautiful, olive groves and vines. There are some organised trips and we really enjoyed our trips to Assisi and Florence .
The rooms are a good size with substantial pieces of furniture and a very nice bathroom.lots of hot water and some have jacuzzi baths. Wi fi is a bit patchy.
Food was mostly of a high standard. Drinks are pricey but there's no competition so you'd expect it.
Two pools, but not in operation in the winter months.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

We stayed for a week in late September and had high hopes for a very special holiday. Sadly that wasn't to be. Yes it is in a beautiful location and the building is amazing but I have to echo the negatives. Ofcourse you need a car that goes without saying. The rooms are shabby most people we spoke to asked to change for one reason or another. We were initially given a room suffering from noise problems only to be offered a room in the country suites which we declined mainly due to the poor state of the grounds that were very neglected. Our third attempt was a room at the back of the hotel which had a small Juliet verandah. We accepted this knowing that the general standard of all the rooms was probably very similar. The food was not the best but ok. I would say that the best meal of the week was the one we cooked ourselves during the cookery lesson. Yes it was nearing the end of the season but you would expect the swimming pools to be usable one was a beautiful shade of green and closed down the other was just not clean such a shame. The spa well even if was free I doubt we have would have used it. Positives yes of course beautiful building, relaxing atmosphere great staff and some lovely towns to visit nearby. Would we go back sadly not. I so wish this review could have been more positive

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

Lovely time during a five-night stay at this hotel. The staff are great and cannot do enough for you. The location is beutiful, but quite isolated. We didn't have a hire car, but the hotel have trips available.

The food is okay, we booked half-board. There is a lovely restaurant nearby for lunch.

The cookery class was great fun.

There are a few issues: there are two pools in need of cleaning/improvement. The accommodation is comfortable, but fairly basic.

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great value for money and we will return.

Room Tip: Hire car is advisable.
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Stephen H
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

If TripAdvisor alowed a three and a half rating, thats what we'd have given.
Having said that, we had a wonderful relaxing time here. It's location does mean you are captive without a car, any pre holiday research would tell you that, so it is not a resort for holiday with children if you need entertainment.
Our apartment was more than adequate, it was clean and comfortable. Tea making facilities are not
standard but readily available if you ask.
The staff are the most helpful and friendly I have encountered for a long time. Their fluency in English was excellent. I wonder if Italian visitors to some of our English hotels would be able to converse with staff so easily in their own language?
We didn't go here for a fine dining, gourmet experience. To be honest, the price of the deal booked through Fleetway was so good I'm surprised the chef had much of a budget to feed us. The point is he did and although the meals weren't great we ate them!
For a different location within walking distance, go to La Locanda del Colle, the restaurant opposite the hotel entrance. Reasonably priced, home cook food served in a friendly way.
Relais is a great place to stay away from the madding crowd but with access to Assissi, Rome, Orvieto and within a beautiful area. Would definitely go again.

Stayed: October 2015
1  Thank Gail B
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Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Very relaxing, excellent staff, beautiful building!

Very remote; good for unwinding! If you want activities other than walking you need to hire a car or be prepared to pay for trips (which can book up fast).

View from room was excellent! We were given incorrect room but they changed it to upgrade 2 days later once they had availability.

Spa facilities are good; would recommend their massages.

Cooking class is well worth it; great way to meet others. You get to eat the meal you have prepared together.

Food was average at best. They often run out of menu items, brought incorrect dishes to the table, or we had to return unsatisfactory dishes I.e. pork that was raw in the middle. Restaurant at bottom of the drive was LOVELY! Excellent prices too.

Disappointing swimming pool was shut.

Would return for one night if travelling through Italy.

Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via della Piazza 4, 06050 Canalicchio, Collazzone, Italy
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Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Collazzone > Canalicchio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Canalicchio
Price Range: $178 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Il Canalicchio 4*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relais Il Canalicchio stands like a small gem inset into the summit of a hill. The picturesque town built around the Castello di Poggio, which dates to the 10th-11th centuries, dominates the town with its imposing tower and a splendid little church close to the vineyards and olive groves at the centre of the lush Umbrian countryside. The luxury Relais has almost completely remodeled and enclosed the town of Canalicchio, an intact and resplendent oasis of peace, where only the twittering of birds interrupts the relaxing stillness. Inside, the historic and rural origins of the place are obvious; it still has its apparent castle-like structure and boasts an enormous and exquisite millstone, the old press and some lovely arches, evoking the enchanting atmosphere and charm of times gone by. ... more   less 
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