Ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Rural luxuryPosted Sep 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
Fabulous hill-top location and the extremely welcoming people. Had splashed out £200 plus for a night at Castello Spaltenna in Chianti the night before but Monte Solare was preferable even though we paid less than £120 a night. Dinner was fine dining without the humourlessness of the Spaltenna, and cheaper, and breakfast under the fig tree on the terrace was wonderful. Room extremely spacious and comfortable. Easily the nicest hotel of the trip and maybe the best ever.
for Couplesby Ratty Showdown from Kent, UK
Remote but superb hotel in a beautiful settingPosted May 31, 2013
Pros: Beautiful location, excellent staff.
Location: Great place for a day or two away from the busy streets, galleries and churches of Umbria and Tuscany
We booked this hotel at the last minute to fill a one night gap in our tour visiting Florence, Perugia and Siena. It was the most expensive we stayed in but it was also the best. Staff were attentive and efficient. We were offered a "free up grade" to a room in the "Limonaia" which was excellent. We did not have time to use all the hotel's facilities and it was a bit too cold to swim in the pool. However, although the location is remote there are great views of the surrounding area. It's well worth doing the short (but fairly strenuous) walk from the hotel to get good views of lake Trasimeno. Fish from the lake appears on the restaurant menu. The restaurant was very good but not cheap. Staff were excellent. There's no real alternative for eating as the nearest town is about 8 or 10 km away. Breakfast was included and was good. This hotel is in a beautiful area. It's well off the beaten track but worth a detour.
for Everyoneby CEB from Balkans
Almost perfect in UmbriaPosted Oct 8, 2012
Pros: Front desk staff were great with guidance and the hotel is physically quite beautiful.
Cons: Response of restaurant staff to a solo female traveler
Location: The location of this hotel is excellent: close to exquisite small medieval hill towns with gastronomic and artistic jewels contained within.
The location of this hotel and the skill and attentiveness of the staff and excellent food service would recommend it to any traveler. I was a solo female traveler and for the most part was accomodated well. There was a bit of weirdness the first night I was there when I walked into the diningroom and after an uncomfortable moment with the waitstaff was shown to the empty breakfast room as an alternative to the diningroom. It was quite awful, but when I said I would rather be in the diningroom, I was shown to a table and the service was good, if a bit awkward. Everything else about this hotel was subperb, but it was obvious that a woman visiting alone was not normal. If you are a couple this hotel is outstanding and if you are traveling solo, it's good. The front desk staff were great! It was just the diningroom staff that seemed completely uncomfortable with a solo female guest.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Montreal, Canada
Villa di Monte di Solare - a little bit of heavenPosted Jun 7, 2010 on Hotels.com
This is a four star hotel that treats you like a five star. From the time you arrive to the time you leave, you are treated as someone truly special. The evening drink where you can mingle with guests outside in the garden is splendid. The views are exceptional. The grounds are immaculate. Walking through the grape vines and olive trees are truly inspiring. I woke up to the sounds of birds chirping and roosters way off in the distance. Truly a peace of heaven!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Ruthven, ON
Peaceful refuge in Umbria countrysidePosted Apr 7, 2010
After a long trip from Verona, I drove into what can only be described as what parking lots in heaven must look like. That is, you park in an old olive grove. I know - who would have thought that parking lots would make an impression? After that, it was so nice to get to the beautiful room, open the windows and have a gentle breeze come in and listen to the birds out in the surrounding vineyards. The staff were very helpful and gave advice on getting to nearby cities. The lunch at the restaurant was one of the best I had in Italy (and thats saying a lot) - bit pricey, but worth it.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Ayrshire
very relaxingPosted Oct 4, 2008
Beautiful villa in beautiful Umbrian countryside . Great service from friendly staff . Top class restaurant.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from DC
SuperbPosted Aug 14, 2008
Excellent hotel- quiet, good service, great resto and ideal for a relaxing Umbrian holiday. The hotel is alittle off the mian road - but that is the charm. Car is a must to visit the sites of Umbria , all within 45 mins.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from St Albans
Very well run with excellent service in a beautiful settingPosted Oct 2, 2007 on Hotels.com
Villa Monte Solare offers excellent service with a personal touch in a fantastic setting. The rooms are all clean, confortable, with pretty decor and furniture and smart bathrooms. The villa offers excellent value for money compared to everywhere else we stayed in Italy, with slippers, dressing gowns, turn down room service in the evening, generally a cut above our expectations for the price we paid. The food in the restaurant is absolutely excellent, and the owners took the time to talk about food and wine with guests and dinner and generally make them welcome. There was also an invite to aperitifs with the owners one evening and a tlak about the villa but sadly we were leaving that day. We didn't have cookery classes or use the spa because we were too busy enjoying the sunshine by the pool, but we heard good reports from other visitors. The pool area is fantastic, set away from the main house with a spectacular view.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Narberth, PA
my husband favourite hotel in Italy!Posted Aug 25, 2007
We stayed at this romantic and charming hotel in August 07 for one night. We enjoyed the kindness of their staff. The hotel is located in a superb location on top of the hill and offers a great cuisine and adorable Umbrian wines (both at very affordable prices). Their restaurant is delightfull: traditional Umbrian cuisine interpreted in a modern way. They also made me a special vageterian dinner upon request. We plan to book it again anf for longer period in the future. I would like to stress that staff is lovely, trying to help in any way they can.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from London
A bit formal and stuffyPosted Jun 8, 2007
This is a beautiful hotel with lovely grounds but has a very formal atmosphere and not the relaxed feel i usually like from a hotel.