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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Duomo Orvieto
Excellent Hotel, Very Central
My favourite part about this hotel is it's very central location, literally steps from the main square and the magnificent Orvieto Duomo. Parking was extra but basically we left the car at the front of the hotel and it was parked for us and we saw it again when we requested it. Room was spacious, clean and had excellent bathroom facilities. Hotel has a lift. Staff were friendly and helpful when we had to leave extremely early the next morning and almost chased us out of the hotel asking if they could get us a quick coffee before we went.
Great find, great value
We stayed at this hotel one night -- Sept. 22, 2005 -- and were very pleased with our stay.
You couldn't ask for a better location. This hotel is literally steps from Orvieto's duomo, which happens to be the town's main attraction. In fact, we had a nice view of the duomo from our room.
The rooms looked recently renovated and very clean. The bathroom was also very modern and the nicest and biggest we had on our 10-day trip to Italy. We paid 130 euros for a triple.
There was a computer set up in the lobby that guests could use to surf the Internet and check their e-mail. I believe the hotel charged us 2 euros per 20 minutes for that. It worked great and had a fast connection.
The hotel staff also arranged a taxi for us, which arrived early.
Perhaps the only thing even slightly lacking from this hotel was the breakfast. It had a full continental breakfast including croissants, hard-boiled eggs, cereal, coffee drinks and cereal. However, it wasn't that spectacular, in our opinion.
Overall, this is a great choice in Orvieto given it's prime location, value price, helpful staff and modern, comfortable rooms.
We would definitely stay here again!
Loved this Hotel.
Stayed 1 night. Booked 2 double rooms. Both were spacious well appointed. Bathrooms: shower in one, bathtub in the other. Location excellent, behind Duomo. Parking extra at 15 euros. Room rate 105 euros per room. Good breakfast, excellent homemade cake. The hotel is family run, the wife is just too cute, short, not much taller than my 11 year old and we had fun trying to speak yo her as no-one else was around and she does not speak english. We enjoyed our stay here. Lovely little garden with tables , where you can sip a cappucino at night. Has an elevator.Highly recommend.
Our favorite hotel of our whole trip
We stayed at 7 hotels during our trip to Italy and this by far was the best of them all. The staff went out of their way, time and time again, to make us feel at home. The room was great. We had a triple room and it was very spacious and the views from all of the windows were great.
Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.
What A Gem
This hotel could not be in a better location. It is practically in the walls of the Duomo. There is a car park 50m fronm the hotel which you do have to pay for but it is not even a euro per hour and overnight is free. The room was clean and spacious (room 112 has a balcony overlooking the Dome) with all the facilities you would want. Breakfast was good and the staff were very helpfull and spoke very good English.
I have stayed at this hotel twice. Most recently in July 2003. It's fantastic! Rooms are spacious,modern and on both occasions we had a room with a balcony which was great to sit at in the evenings. It also has a small garden to the front (a luxury in small Italian hilltop towns) which we also used to relax in the evenings with other guests. The hotel is spotless and the staff excellent. We'll certainly go back again soon.
Stayed here 11/22/04. Very nice hotel with modern amenities. Rooms were good size and extremely clean. Hotel is in a great location. Easy to find (signs) and to park (in pay parking) and walk. Elisa (front desk) speaks very good English and was very pleasant. I would highly recommend this hotel and absolutely stay here again! We stayed here based on Trip Advisor and Rick Steves rec's.
We stayed at Hotel Duomo in Orvieto for one night at the beginning of September, 2004. We were very pleasantly surprised as we found an extremely clean, good sized room and sparkling clean bathroom (renovated and modernized) with air conditioning. The price of 115.00 euro included breakfast and parking. The owner parked the car for us and retrieved it when we left. I don't understand the previous review regarding customer service problems, as the owner's daughter was there during our stay and spoke English very well. Both father and daughter were very nice and helpful. For those wanting to reserve a room, I would recommend using email the way I did-check out the web site. By the way, there is a great supermarket in the little town below Orvieto. It's called "coop" and prounounced cope.
Tried to get a room....rude, rude, rude
All I can really rate is the customer service. I called a couple days in advance and my "Travel Italian" is fairly good. I tried to get a room but we seemed to have a communication problem. I advised I would call back later but received the reply..."WE DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH AT HOTEL DUOMO!!" then crash went the reciever. Well we ended staying at the Hotel Corso in Orvieto which was very nice. Hotel Duomo seems to suffer from the Rick Steves Syndrome. Friendly service isn''t necesarry when customers bang down your door for reservations.
Great large room
We stayed here in mid September 2004 and loved it. The modernly designed room was quite large compared to others we had stayed in throughout Europe and included cable television, a mini bar and air conditioning. It also had a great marble bathroom with complimentary vanity sets etc - a small, but appreciated extra. The hotel is located around the corner from the main piazza and duomo and was in a great location. Breakfast consisted of a cold buffet and great coffee and tea. Staff were warm and helpful. We would definitely return to this hotel.
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Travel Blogs from Orvieto
So, we drove north and are now in Tuscany. We stopped at Orvieto, which is an Italian Hill Town. There are many hill towns in Tuscany and Umbria, particularly the former. They were built during the middle ages as defensive structures due to the constant small time warfare and raiding. So, this massive Roman Empire is reduced to sibling squabbling. But there are attractive sights left for us.
In Orvieto, the church is rated by some as the most beautiful ...
... and is still done by hand grinding /milling the olives between two huge stones to extract the oil . Very traditional. He was still waiting to pick his olives as he felt they weren't quite ready yet , so unfortunately we didn't see a press happening . His mill was amazing, lots of terracotta storage barrels in a deep underground cellar . Spotlessly clean , just waiting for those gorgeous green olives to start rolling in this year.
... has been steel rod reinforcements placed into some of the most crumbly parts to halt the decline , but engineers estimate they need about €10million to reinforce the whole town,not likely to happen in cash strapped Italy.
I just hope they can do something as this village is like a tiny green jewel, suspended in time.
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