Hotel San Luca
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Lets just start with the flight from New York. American Airlines what a treat... The plane smelled of Mould and damp, the sets till had the same seat covers from the 70s. Harsh I know but oh so disturbingly true! I spend the next 2 hours 15 minutes on the Tarmac waiting for the plane to take off. Apparently you know it's going o be a long wait when …
... me more regularly the longer I've been here. It hits at random times, like when I am out walking to school, or at a coffee shop, or wandering the streets like I did today. I feel relaxed and peaceful. Most often I am alone and feel as though I can take my time. This feeling reminds me of the Italian phrase "il dolce far niente" which means "the sweetness of doing nothing." Most of our actions in life have a purpose. I take my 45 minute walk to get to school so I can go to ...
... and I have relished the company of Jeri and Sue Ann, strolling through town, dining with other international tourists at the home of a local chef and her family, visiting neighboring towns, relaxing together on the sunny balcony and generally having a good time. Hard to believe that the holiday is nearly at its half way point. We will do our best to stay on Via Felice and put that menace Via Malcontenti behind us for good. Love to you and yours, Kay and ...
Touristy day today, caught a mid morning train to assisi, once home to St Francis. Very very pretty town, but with all the tourists passing through I guess they can afford the upkeep! It was FULL of English speakers, mainly brits and Americans and they were well catered for with an abundance of tourist shops selling tat and tourist cafes selling bad pizza. Yes bad pizza does exist here, and it's far too common. I still bought some ...
Assisi. Spilling down the mountain from the ruined castle; each little lane way a delight to discover. I could easily stay here a week. We parked the car at the bottom of the hill and walked all the way up to the top of town to start our sight seeing adventures. The maze of alley ways of Assisi are decorated with flowers at every turn. Liam really wanted to go to the castle; uphill to the ancient Rocca Magore we went. He had ...
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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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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.
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.