About this listing
Historical residence in Spoleto central city, in the hearth of Umbria.
The flat, with 'umbro' cotto tiles and fresco coffered ceiling, consists of 2 rooms, kichenette and bathroom. Rooms are rented together or separately.
Both rooms have private heating and ceiling fan. Walls of orange room, entrance, kichenette and bathroom have been frescoed by Moreno Bizzarri, a brillant local artist.
The yellow room is a big and pretty room with one double bed, 2 single beds, television/vcr player with a number of movie tapes.
The orange room is a big and pretty room with double bed and a fireplace perfectly working.
There are also garden and summer swimming pool with all the conforts. In the garden there are homegrown wegetables, fruit trees, smimming pool, warm shower, a little cottage, barbecue and all the conforts to spend some time of relax delighting of the landscape and of the town climbing the hill.
Flat and garden are a little paradise of serenity and freshness in the full central city of one of the finest and brightest town of the Umbria region.
The quarter, called 'Il Borgaccio', has free parks and no traffic limitations. it is five minutes walking from the Dom Square.
Spoleto is the town of the 'Two Worlds Festival' created by Giancarlo Menotti.
To say we were disappointed with the property on arrival is an understatement. We felt strongly enough about the inadequacy of this accommodation to relocate to a new residence at our own expense when the host declined our request to refund the remaining days.
Below are the concerns we had:
Odour – dank, drain or mould smell evident. Especially marked in bathroom/kitchenette area. Owner suggested we just open up and air the apartment. Unfortunately the bathroom and kitchenette had no windows to open and so could not be aired effectively. It certainly was in stark contrast to the advertised “a little paradise of serenity and freshness”
Safety – On arrival we were advised not to use the stove top and oven at the same time as we could cause an electrical malfunction. This of course raised concerns about the safety of the electrical wiring in the property
Amenity – While we were not expecting a full kitchen as it was described as a kitchenette we did expect more facilities than were available. We had booked for 3 people and there was not enough cutlery and crockery for 3 and what was provided was of low quality. The host suggested we could request more items from her friend in town, however, this is not what we wish to be doing on holiday.
Cleanliness – The sheets and towels appeared clean, however, we discovered shattered glass from a broken lamp bulb by the bed, which had us questioning if the cleaner had been through since previous guests.
Misleading description - The garden is clearly not maintained and not somewhere you would feel comfortable to ”relax delighting of the landscape”.
On the positive side the host was prompt with responding to correspondence. She kindly agreed to our booking at short notice. Her friend who met us was very warm and helpful and flexible with our uncertain arrival time. Spoleto is a great town and the local bar was very friendly, open late and had good free wifi.
Maria-Laura nous a accueilli avec beaucoup de gentillesse.
Les enfants ont trouvé leur chambre agréable et ont beaucoup apprécié la piscine.
L’appartement est agréable avec ses jolies couleurs et sa fraicheur en été.
Le jardin, sa cuisine d’été et son potager sont des atouts supplémentaires.
Merci Laura pour les tomates et les courgettes !
La situation géographique (aux portes de la vieille ville) le rend très accessible en voiture et sans problème de stationnement.
Casa accogliente, calda con tutti i comfort, praticamente in centro storico a Spoleto.
La proprietaria molto disponibile per le esigenze degli ospiti e gentile. Siamo state accolte con molta cordialità, io e le mie amiche siamo state molto soddisfatte
Lovely apartment with lots of character, only 5 minutes walk from the town centre. I was accepted with very short notice too! Overall my family and I enjoyed our stay.
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