Hotel San Luca
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... so peaceful and beautiful, I can see why St. Francis liked it. We walked through the walled city, up many side streets with beautiful flowers and many stairs. I should have some nice looking calves when we return! We visited the Basilica of St. Clare, built in 1265. It is dedicated to Clare, who was a friend of St. Francis and wanted to follow in his life of obedience to Christ, poverty and chastity. She set up a convent nearby with many followers known as the ...
... olive oils, balsamic, truffle, cheese and meats. After this we drove up to the walls of Assisi and walked around and had dinner. We have a 4 hour tour scheduled for tomorrow with a friend of Letizia who is a tour guide. I've been reading about the Life of St. Francis, and I'm really looking forward to learning more about him. Look for more pictures and history of Assisi tomorrow. ...
When Tom began planning the trip in November, he was checking into using our frequent flyer miles and found a flight with seats in Envoy class on the way to Rome using less points than coach. Needless to say, that determined the date we left! What a great way to begin our trip. We each had our own pod which reclined into a flat bed. We were given a set set of ...
... of information. The tombs were created out of carved tufa blocks, and engraved with the name of the deceased.
Under the city is a labyrinth of caves and tunnels. Each house/building had its own "cellar", the usage depending on aspect and need. The cellar was dug to provide building material for the house above, and also to increase the available space. Some cellars had been complete workshops. On the warmer southern side of ...
... the Carmalites are thin on the ground in Italy, four priests had come over as missionaries from the very south of India, where the Carmalite faith has a strong following. Even though it was technically shut, one of the priests brought us into the church and gave us a guided tour, which very generous. His english was good, so we had a wide ranging discussion ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel San Luca Spoleto
This hotel had everything, family owned and great atmosphere. The hotel itself is so lovely and peaceful, the furnishings are delightful. There is a collection of old dishes and furniture which makes the atmosphere even more vibrant. Definitely a return visit.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel San Luca Spoleto
Very Lovely 4-star at the bottom of the Spoleto Hill
This 4 star hotel was quite charming. The average sized rooms had soft linens and large marble bathrooms. Our rooms had jacuzzi tubs as well. The common areas house antiques, canaries, tourist information, comfy couches and chairs, and a small bar (which we never saw anyone man or use). The hotel is located at the very bottom of the Spoleto hill. We are used to hilltown touring so this wasn't a problem for us. However, it is a steep 15-20min walk up to the Rocca and duomo. Breakfast was delicious but almost entirely composed of cakes (there is yogurt too). During our stay the air conditioning broke for one full day and there was no hot water the next day. The staff was quick to apologize and fix the problem, but it is somewhat unusual in a 4 star. In all, I would stay here again if I visited Spoleto. The San Luca was certainly not our best hotel experience, but also far from the worst ever encountered.
The rooms were large, clean and comfortable and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel is beautiful, set just outside the busier areas of Spoleto it is in a good location. The building is lovely and the courtyard clean and a great place to relax in the sun. I definately recommend this hotel to anybody visiting Spoleto.
Small, boutique hotel, very nice rooms, excellent service, we stayed here May 2004, this was by far the best hotel of our entire trip (Rome, Florence & Ravello). Excellent breakfast as well, lovely setting, would highly recommend. Spoleto is an idyllic stop as well.
I'm writing this more as a caution for those that are booking. I had plans for staying at Hotel San Luca for a few nights of my honeymoon. We had to change the last part of our honeymoon and therefore I had to cancel our reservation. I gave the hotel 8 weeks notice. They are charging me 1/2 of my stay to my credit card.
After I was informed that they would not credit me I asked if the room was still available (so we could try and work out our plans) they told me it was and then this morning they sent an email saying another couple has booked it.
I have heard very nice things about this hotel, however, I would never book here again because of this situation. If I had cancelled with short notice, I would expect to pay a penalty.
I gave them 8 weeks notice and they booked the room within a day. I don't think they need to keep our $500.00 deposit.
I don't want to take away from the reputation of this hotel but I do think it's important for people to understand they can't have a change in plans after booking.
Also note the cancellation policy isn't posted anywhere on their website.
the lady asked for a room during spoleto festival, top of the season, and including the "prima" night, top of the top.
therefore we asked for 50% non refundable deposit, and she confirmed the booking.
this happened in March.
on may 11 she cancelled, asking deposit back.
I replied she knew that deposit was non refundable, however i offered to hold her room till all may 12, should she change again idea, or to keep deposit for all 2004.
she refused and on may 13 morning we sold the room. In the afternoon she wrote again saying that she will come.
I was happy but the room she booked no more available,we'll give another same category same rate.
she refused and now she writes saying only a part of the story and damaging my image.
I have all letters, emails and also the email of other person who on 13 morning booked that room, and I'm ready to send you everything.
I respected entirely the contract, if she likes to change idea so fast she should use a last minute.
my best regards
Loved Hotel San Luca
My daughter and I had a whirlwind 3 weeks in Europe. A definite highlight was our stay at the Hotel San Luca in Spoleto, Italy. It is a family run hotel with only 35 rooms all of which have been hand painted with vines and flowers by the Lady who owns the hotel. There is a wonderful courtyard with a fountain dating back to circa 1192. As we would have our morning coffee in the courtyard, the dog 'Chicho" would visit us and we could hear the pet birds singing from the sitting room.It is at the bottom of the hills so after your day of walking around the village and your feet are sore, you are walking downhill.
One of the best hotels we stayed in on our trip - great service, beautiful room, hotel is well located and fantastic breakfasts! Stay here!
Nice hotel ...
Hotel San Luca was a nice hotel.. large room with standard 4 star hotel ameneties.. clean and quiet, with a good buffet breakfast ..and parking on site...views from hotel are nice but not spectacular - biggest downfall was location in Spoleto.. bottom of the hill.. everything is up up up! be prepared for some burning leg muscles
We just returned from four weeks in Italy and we spent three nights at the wonderful Hotel San Luca. The room was spacious and immaculate, the service excellent and the breakfast great! The staff was warm and friendly. I was to personally thank Mr. Andrea for all his help while we were there. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a welcoming base for exploring Umbria.