Hotel Monte del Re4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I happened to get there for lunch, following a friend's advice, while travelling in Autostrada. Terrible experience: I wanted to have a reasonably quick lunch, but it lasted 2 and a half hours! Service was something incredible. None of my simple and repeated requests ( such as to have some salt or one fork that had dropped) was satisfied. Finally after waiting for 25 minutes to have 2 'sorbetto al limone' I had to shout to be served. Avoid this restaurant unless you dont know how to spend 3 or 4 hours.
A beautiful villa, nice pool, good service. But, the room was beyond basic. Tub with no shower (just an attachment to hose off), air conditioning didn't work well at all and both nights we were there, they were hosting private, noisy events (with DJs) - including a wedding. Would have been nice to know about those as it impacted our sleep and food options.
Monte Del Re offers everything you need for a comfortable stay. The poolside bar provides a terrific complementary snack buffet during happy hour. The rooms are quiet. The pool clean. The air conditioning could be a little cooler in the hot summer months but it's passable. Nice and clean. Pillows are hard. Perched high on a hill the views are beautiful.
We stayed one night at this hotel while attending a friend's wedding reception. We arrived on a hot July Sunday and were immediately impressed by the position of the hotel and the views from its large rear terrace. We were allocated a room on the first floor, left our luggage and went to the pool bar for a drink. On returning to our room to shower and change for the evening's festivities we found that it was incredibly hot and stuffy as it looked like the air con was not working. This problem was reported to reception and we were told it would e looked into. An hour or so later reception advised us that the air on was working it on checking it was not! We were offered a room change but when we looked at it the air con was not working there either! Eventually we were given a room on the second floor where the air con was working.......... bliss!! Sadly were were left to move all our things ourselves. I was not impressed!! When a hotel room is serviced between guests everything should be checked to ensure there are no problems. Monte Del Re has a wonderful position and great character and could be so much better with more capable management. Breakfast before we left was uninspiring.
This hotel has everything to make iT a superb stay: location and history. But unfortunately is also proofs that hospitality is a business for real professionals... The hotel and the room itself needs some renovation, it gives the feeling it 'has been' beautiful. We stayed a weekend during which there were two weddings. No problem if... the hotel didn't put there hotel guests at second or third level of importance. We did for example to make a tour (outside) around the hotel to access the pool and the restaurant , because the terrace was occupied for the weddings. Open windows at night are of course no option... if you want to have some sleep. The breakfast on Monday (9am) was not worth the name: no eggs or hot dishes, not enough seats for the guests, no more bread, no ham or cheese, etc. By the checkout I only got a : "we're sorry". Conclusion: not worth the price and to avoid!!!
Twice a Week the hotel grounds are invaded by TWO OPEN AIR DISCOS blaring different types of music one on top of the other till 3 am that make the triple glass windows tremble . I had to put ear plugs to try and catch some restless sleep. Some idyllic country resort indeed! The bathrooms are fitted with old fashioned hand held phone showers without a thermostat . Receptionists are incompetent and badly dressed make you feel unwanted. At the pool I was told the kitchen was shut at 13.50 when the menu posted open till 15.30. I managed to get a meal after complaining. There is one lift for 2 people to serve two whole floors . There was a queue at it when we arrived. If you don't mind staying awake till 3. 00 on Wednesdays and Fridays in a COUNTRY resort hotel or paying 4 euros for a bottle of water from the mini bar, this is the place for you. P.S. the pool is ok.
The hotel was originally a 13th-century monastery and renovated to a beautiful country manor. the room was really comfortable and clean, and the restaurant was exceptional cuisine. The nearby village off Dozza is worth a visit and the castle has an extensive range of wines from the region.
We staid for a couple of nights back in March and it was such a great surprise. Location is just breathtaking on top of a hill, surrounded by fields and you can see as far as the sea. We had a very warm welcome, staff speaking excellent English and showed us to our room which was quirky, but very spacious and clean - with great views to the pool and sea we could have just staid in all day. What is also amazing is exploring the surroundings of this old big villa, enormous gardens and big swimming pool- it s a shame we arrived before season had started and couldnt see it to its full extend. The only let down was breakfast, for what the property offers overall the buffet was extremely limited, to the point of becoming redundant - even to get a coffee we had to go and find the waiter who was serving at the bar area at the same time. Complete let down, either upgrade facilities or just drop breakfast, as value for money is so good anyway that it wouldnt matter. We would definitely go back and stay a bit longer to explore the sourounding area.
We have received an amazing hospitality. My dogs have been treated Royalty and enjoyed the great walks in the surroundings along with sweet treats from the kitchen! Everybody went out of their way to make our "long stay" pleasant. Rooms are comfortable. Can't wait to get back here in the summer and enjoy their beautiful pool! I will come back !
The water pressure and temperature in the shower varied wildly during the course of a single shower. The disco downstairs was loud. They told us there was a shuttle to the train station but that was false. We went broke taking cabs. When we checked out they explained the charges to us but wouldn't show us anything in writing until after we'd signed the credit card receipt. When we got home we realized they had transposed 2 numbers, charging us more than they should have. We exchanged many emails and they said they would refund us the difference but they never did.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
79% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 358 reviews