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Borgo Il Melone

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Lots of reasons to love this place! The location is fantastic--you can be from the driveway to within the walls of Cortona in 12 minutes if you find a parking spot right away. The grounds--a perfect mix of rustic and elegant. Huge property where the kids could explore. Fig trees and olive vines abounded. Dreamy! Pool is divine--water is just warm enough and so beautiful and relaxing. The area around it has loads of chaises for lounging Breakfast--delicious, eat inside the cozy tavern or outside on the patio under umbrellas. A favorite moment of each day. Restaurant--separate from the hotel management but easy to get a table and excellent food. Pricey compared to driving into town but a worthwhile splurge for one night. Rooms are huge--we were thrilled with our space, comfortable, well-appointed, AC worked (HUGE in Italy in summer). Friendly staff--very helpful and knew what we wanted whenever we walked into the reception office. Dreaming of our next trip to this gorgeous spot!

After driving and visiting the Toscana the whole day we were really looking forward arriving at the hotel but believe me it is not that easy to get there, specially when it's getting dark, but finally we made it. The male receptionist was very polite and helpful and we got our nice room, which later turned out, the air conditioner wasn`t working properly, so finally they had to give us a ventilator for the night. Otherwise the room was spacious, clean and the bed comfortable. We had a delicious dinner at the Osteria with an excellent service and a wounderful breakfast the next day at the Tavern. To bad we just could stay for the night and had to leave early. But hopefully we'll be back.

If you're booking a standard double room then you will probably be okay but beware if you are booking a suite as the description and photos bare no resemblance. We booked the supposedly best room, the grand Tuscan sounded great and the photos also looked good. Unfortunately when we checked in it was nothing like it...just two separate double rooms on the top floor without the direct garden access and outside areas promised and with very run down bathrooms. The staff were very apologetic and advised they received many complaints but the owner refused to change the website despite the deceit. To make it worse they also committed to providing a full refund as given the deception we decided to go somewhere nicer and more suitable for infants. Once again the owner showed his unique approach to customer service by refusing to process the refund, or even have a discussion about it, despite multiple emails and calls. The staff were clearly embarrassed and tried to help, but once a crook always a crook. There are so many great places to stay in Tuscany with fantastic yourself the hassle and avoid this one.

This was our second stay and we couldn't wait to come back. The hotel is beautiful, everything is very clean and the shutters on the windows are divine and I had the best sleep. Beds were comfy and there was plenty of storage space. I do wish the hotel would put a mirror in the bedroom of room 11, it's impossible to do make up & hair! The pool area is peaceful and there are plenty of loungers. Breakfast is perfect too with meats & cheese, fresh tomatoes, croissants and pastries and cereals. This hotel is perfect for couples, I don't think I'd bring my children here (although some do). You need a car, cortona is too much of a walk even if you're fit! You can get a taxi but at €15-20 each way it adds a lot to an otherwise cheap night in cortona

We booked this venue very late after spending 5 days walking in Tuscany and wanting somewhere to relax in the sunshine, they offered a great deal on but even better directly through there website. The location is at the bottom of the Cortona hills so a car is worth while as taxi to and from town is 15 Euros for 4klm trip one way. The Grounds and buildings are what appears to be part of an old working estate and have been very comfortably refurbished and maintained including the gardens. The pool and surrounding area was very pleasant and no over crowding with only 20 odd rooms. Breakfast was served in the Taverna and was pleasant with plenty of section of the normal Italian fare, coffee was via an automatic machine and although fine we would have loved them to have used the large barista machine that was available. We were disappointed that there was no food service at lunchtime or pool drinks service which seemed odd with people around though you could order a drink from the main reception (hotel, Taverna and restaurant all run independently). We ate in the restaurant on 3 out of five nights and the food was great and service attentive, wine list extensive and prices in line with elsewhere, just strange that it was always so quiet! The teams running the accommodation through reception were great and very helpful. Rooms were spacious and very clean with daily room service. I would certainly return if in the area again but would encourage them to offer some food and drink service all day really not that difficult or labour intensive.

Stayed here for six nights - it was a great base to visit an awful lot of places. The staff are great, pool is beautiful and very clean. Breakfast is a bit chaotic. Stayed in a room on the ground floor which was pretty dark. Lack of hot water at times. Beware the price of booking a taxi into Cortona and agree before you go. We booked one for a return journey which was 25 euro, which seemed expensive enough. The second time the hotel ordered a different driver who tried to charge us 40 euros - extortionate given that it's a five minute drive to and from town.

Just outside of Cortona this pretty, sweet hotel has lovely grounds & pool. The hotel is not too expensive but the beds & pillows are in serious need of an upgrade (especially the pillows). All-in-all it's a fantastic place at the price & other guests seemed friendly & happy to be here (as we were). We did not eat here but the restaurant with tables on the lawn looks pretty. I think you need a car (or transportation) if you are traveling to Cortona as the walk or ride would be quite far.

We booked this with the view of visiting Cortona and it was well worth it. The setting of the hotel is beautiful with big grounds on a working farm. The room was excellent and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Good value for money. The restaurant and food was very good. Good breakfast.

We stayed here for 3 nights, grounds and pool are fab although it was too cold to swim in in early May. Rooms are very nice and clean. It would have been nice to have tea & coffee facilities in the rooms. Staff were very helpful and helped us with our travel plans. The only fault would be that it was advertised as walking distance from Cortona, but we found it was not really practical to walk as its all uphill and no paths! So it did cost us quite a bit with taxis, some of the taxi drivers were quite expensive..€20 for a 5 min journey. Breakfast was included, but there was a mostly pastries and cakes on offer, and only one choice of hot breakfast which was scrambled egg. I would stay here again, but only if I had a car.

Set in amazing grounds at the bottom of the Etruscan town of Corton is the idilic hotel Borge il Melone. My family and I stayed for two nights, the weather was lovely so we spent most of our time around the pool which was extremely clean and very quiet! From the moment we arrived until our check out the staff were so helpful and really lovely with the kids. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

Case Sparse, 38 Cortona AR

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Sodo, Borgo Il Melone is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Casali Palace and The Etruscan Academy Museum of the City of Cortona. This 4-star hotel has 21 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Cathedral of Cortona and Museo Diocesano are also near this Cortona hotel.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All 21 individually decorated rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in Frette Italian sheets. Desks are also standard.

Property features

Borgo Il Melone offers an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle for EUR 60 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include conference space, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Economy Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 367 reviews