Villa Marsili Hotel

Address: Viale Cesare Battisti 13, Cortona, Tuscany, 52044, Italy | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Viale Cesare Battisti 13, Cortona, is near Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, Cortona's Cathedral (Duomo), and Badia.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsVilla Marsili Hotel Cortona

    Reviewed by vivicarroll

    Lovely hotel

    Reviewed Oct 23, 2002
    by (78 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    This was a beautiful hotel/villa in a charming town! My room had a bathtub and a view!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Marsili Hotel Cortona

    Fantastic Stay at the Villa Marsili


    My wife and I stayed at the Villa Marsili in Cortona in July 2006 during a trip to Italy, which also included Rome, Siena and Florence. The Villa Marsili was without question our favorite hotel.

    Pros: Beautiful and quiet location overlooking Tuscany; large and spotless room and bathroom; extremely friendly and helpful staff; nice breakfast and afternoon cocktails and snacks (included); within easy walking distance of Cortona sites.

    Cons: None.



    We stayed at this hotel while travelling in Italy for our honeymoon. We took the train from place to place and this hotel is very easily accessible if travelling the trains in Italy - a $10.00 taxi ride up the hill and you are there. The staff was so helpful and courteous - anything we needed they helped to provide. We stayed in a room that overlooked the Tuscan countryside - it was breathtakingly beautiful! The room was very nice, large bathroom, extremely clean. Cortona is a quaint beautiful town. We took a private wine tasting tour of Tuscany that the hotel arranged for us - it was on the expensive side but well worth it - we had a private tour guide that spoke English take us around all the little towns in Tuscany in a luxury car - it was a fabulous day. We highly recommend this hotel - great service, beautiful accommodations, fabulous time!

    First class accomodations in Cortona


    There can't be much that seperates the first and fourth place rated hotels in Cortona. We stayed only one night and wish we had time for another night or two! The service was first class! The room was outstanding. Breakfast was nice and the late afternoon snack and drinks were a great way to start the evening. The dinner recommendation was the best we got in two weeks in Italy! Yes, it is a little bit of a steep walk into town but not far and the only negative is no on site parking(12 Euro to valet overnight). We highly recommend a stay here while in Cortona!

    Charming Hotel


    We stayed at Villa Marsili Hotel for one night on our way to Florence. We thought it was divine! The room was spacious, the bathroom was enormous and spotlessly clean and the beds were comfortable. The manager was more than helpful with maps and excursions to take. Breakfast was included and it was the standard italian continental breakfast. There is no parking at the hotel, but the concierge is happy to park your car and return it when you are reday to leave. We considered staying an extra night we enjoyed Cortona so much.This is the town where they filmed "Under the Tuscan Sun". It is a short walk up into the main streets of Cortona. You do have to walk up a very steep hill. But once up the hill, the small town is just delightful with restaurants and shops. It is a very easy town to get around. If you are thinking of staying in Cortona, Villa Marsili will not disappoint!

    First Class


    We have just returned from our third trip Into Italy in the past 8 years. We have also made three trips into France during this very same period. Without a question in our minds, Vila Maarsili ranks at the very top of our long list of fine facilities. The Vila is beautiful and the beauty is further inhanced by the entire staff. We spent five magnificent day at the Vila and will not hesitate to return. To Stefano, Samanta , Elizebeta and all the other staff members, THANK YOU, for making our stay superb.

    Robert and Lois

    Loved Villa Marsili


    The room was clean, bright and very pretty. The view of the Tuscan countryside is breathtaking. The staff were so friendly and offered helpful suggestions for sightseeing. I would go back in a minute!

    Best In Town Choice in Cortona


    We stayed in Villa Marsili in early October. Cortona continues to be one of our favorite spots in all of Italy and Villa Marsili offers a great high end alternative to Il Falconiere if your desire is to stay in town instead of the countryside.

    Our suite was spacious and comfortable with a big bathroom and great shower. Breakfast was first class, staff a little formal but helpful and obviously proud of their facility.

    Parking not on site but handy nonetheless. UPhill walk to town will cause you to break a sweat but worth the minor inconvenience.

    We are returning in May and will visit Villa Marsili with great pleasure

    Nice Hotel, Tiny Room


    We liked this hotel. Very clean place, dependable & friendly staff, very good breakfast buffet, nice evening happy hour. They very promptly responded to all my e-mails before departing on our trip and were very professional. We would stay there again, no problem. The only downside was that our room was TINY. The shower stall was like standing in a 2'x2' test tube - it was pretty funny. We booked the standard double room and would upgrade next time.

    I coudn't think of staying anywhere else


    Spent three nights in late July and could not have been happier. Everything and everyone was wonderful. The room were nicely sized and perfectly furnished.



    This hotel is superb. I have traveled extensively as both a travel writer and a tourist and found the Villa Marsili to be one of the best hotels in which I have stayed. The solicitous staff, the large comfortable rooms and the beauty of the setting make this a wonderful place to enjoy Cortona. I hope to return again. Don't just take my suggestion -- both Gwyneth Paltrow and Diane Lane raved about its service in the guest book (most of the cast of Under the Tuscan Sun stayed there during the filming). In a word -- perfect.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Villa Marsili Hotel Cortona

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding

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