- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was, quite simply, one of the best holidays we've ever had (despite Covid-19!) & full credit must go to the wonderful team at Li Finistreddi for delivering such a brilliant experience during such a difficult time. The service was flawless and the name 'country retreat' is absolutely spot-on - this is not a hotel in the conventional sense but a delightful estate nestled into the hillside a mile above the small town of Cannigione with 19 'rooms'. We stayed in 'Lantana' - my wife, daughter and I - which was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and generously apportioned. No building is more than one storey high, so the entire space feels in harmony with the stunning location. Nature abounds - butterflies, lizards, martens, night-jars - & the entire estate is meticulously kept. The restaurant is very good indeed but we alternated eating in and out on a daily basis. My wife is a coeliac & the chef provided all manner of gluten-free alternatives at both breakfast and dinner, as well as catering to my 12-year old daughter with great flexibility. Plenty of external guests come in for dinner, particularly at the weekend, which is always a good sign. Due to Covid, the hotel was not full when we stayed, but even at peak time I can't imagine this place would ever feel 'busy'. This is probably the best place we have stayed for a relaxing summer break/retreat and we will definitely be coming back in the future.