Badia di Pomaio4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We stayed for one week at the beginning of September. The hotel is a nine minute drive up a hill from the outskirts of Arezzo. There is plenty of parking. The rooms are in the eves of the building and can get very hot. The air con is very noisy and not very efficient. The restaurant is good but fairly expensive and it takes 25 minutes by car to get to any other restaurant. Breakfast is good. The bread in that area is the hard dry unsalted variety in all the restaurants but there are plenty of other cold foods on the breakfast tables. The pool was too cold to swim in. The staff are reasonably friendly and if you ask for anything they will do what they can. A wild boar got into the grounds whilst we were there and destroyed the lawn. The hotel is closing for refurbishment in November and some of the staff were leaving. It is under new management and will possibly be quite different when reopened. The Podare di Pomaio Vineyard is just below the hotel and our visit was one of the highlights of our holiday. The view from the hotel went a long way over Arezzo and sometimes we were above the cloud. It was cooler up at the hotel than in Arezzo.
Despite the scary drive it's worth it the location is stunning and there always seems to be a breeze even on hot days. We had a few snags in our stay but the staff rose to the challenge so that we hardly noticed. Arezzo is wonderful and easy to find. The food and wine were also of a high standard, especially the night when we had home cooked food
We stayed at Hotel Badia di Pomaio for five days to celebrate my birthday and it was wonderful. It is a beautiful and peaceful piece of paradise, nestled high up on the hillside with fantastic views of Arezzo and the wider Tuscan landscape. When we arrived we were delighted with our room and blown away by the views we had from both our bedroom and bathroom windows. The room was impeccably clean and decked out in beautiful traditional furniture. Pulling up in the driveway each day you feel as though you have arrived at your very own Tuscan chateau. The food is superb, with the menu featuring local produce and traditional Tuscan dishes. The swimming pool is lovely and you get to enjoy it with stunning views, a cold beer and a glass of the finest Italian prosecco! Alessandro and the team were fantastic hosts and couldn't do enough for us from start to finish, they made our stay very special indeed. If you're looking for a romantic break in Tuscany then we couldn't recommend Hotel Badia di Pomaio enough. We can't wait to go back now!
we was there for 1 night on our Italian road trip, the place is stunning, views amazing, bit of a hike to get up the hill to it in the dark but well worth it the following morning when you look out of your bedroom window, restaurant expensive but food was very good, we think it was an old monastery house.
Good hotel and garden. Amazing view. But the road is long and narrow and has to be driven on top of a hill. Staff is lovely and rooms are nice. Restaurant is amazing and too many alternatives. I don't like hills on the road so if you need to think about this call the property first.
I spent two nights of my honeymoon here. My wife and I took up a last minute offer and we stayed there for two nights. The room was spectacular, but the shower was clogged and it smelled a little funky. The day after we told the guy at the reception and fixed it. The only downside is that the place is really isolated if you don't have a car and it can get very pricey to go down the city of Arezzo with a cab. Also, there's no other places to eat other than their restaurant, which is horribly expensive!
My friend and myself went for a winery visit + wine tasting last week, without staying at the property unfortunately. The estate is gorgeous even on a winter day, and within 10 minutes from Arezzo city centro. But what impress us is the people there. Ms. Bonella Ciacci seems to be really believing in the whole green concept and she took so much joy in her work. The propietario, Iacopo is humble, hospitable and handsome. The wine is great and even the olive oil is sensational! Would love to go back for the summer!
Great stay, nice rooms and hotel, very authentic Italian style. Nice staff, though very busy. Overlooking Arezzo, very beautiful view, great pool but a bit cold. Nive breakfast and very nice lady serving it. NO wifi in the room and aircon not Workinh well, there were no safe either. But a great place to relax
Don't trust your GPS...call the hotel and ask for directions. I drove an extra 12 k 's alone in a hire car up a very steep rough road with no Tarmac, stressed out about flat tyres, stone damage to car, getting completely lost ! But I arrived, and Allessandro was very welcoming, was able to rustle up a late lunch, and carried my bag to first floor room at the back ( began with an M ) with no real view. But comfortable, simple decor, and the rest of the Badia was in keeping. I liked the no fuss but helpful approach ( don't really appreciate overdone gushy welcomes ) , pragmatic and friendly. Extra towels for the pool available, beautiful views, and very good restaurant. Clean, well maintained, wifi worked in the building ( didn't try by pool) and staff willing to respond to all requests..nothing too difficult. But it's true ( Alessandro needs to fess up) the AC in my room was ancient and did not do a thing...AND ... I paid more to have AC. But I did receive a slight reduction in my bill, though I am not sure it was to compensate for ineffective AC. However, I would still stay there again, and I would recommend Badia di Pomaio to friends . I would haggle over the price if the AC not fixed !
We arrived at this hotel at the end of a 2 week trip of Tuscany and Umbria. Upon arriving at this stunning resort, we were initially very impressed. The rooms are decorated in a traditional Tuscan style (not modern, but very Italian), the grounds of the hotel are beautiful and there is a fantastic pool area with views over Arezzo. We had supper at the hotel restaurant, which was excellent and one of the best meals we had in Italy. Wine list is also good. What was hugely disappointing, was the fact that neither me or my partner got any sleep whatsoever due to a faulty air conditioning unit. The unit was simply not capable of cooling the room and was extremely old and dated. With the outside temperature being 36 degrees in the daytime and not considerably cooler at nighttime, it was unbearably hot and was not possible for us to sleep. When raising the issue with hotel management at breakfast time, it was received with a mere grunt and we received no apology or explanation. We were staying here with another couple, who also had the exact issue with the air conditioning in the bedroom they stayed in too. Unfortunately, our experience at the hotel was therefore tainted by the lack of sleep. Disappointing as the hotel has huge potential to be a top hotel.
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90% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 281 reviews