2 bedrms / 1 bathrm / 1 sttg-dng rm / jacuzzi / Wifi / terrazza / vista spettacolare / Roma 60 km
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Wonderful place to stay!
This is the second time we have stayed here and it's a perfect place. The pool is lovely and clean and the views are super. A short distance from spoleto which is a typical Italian town with some good places to eat
a special place that we would return to anytime
Location: sensational, ticking all the boxes - private, tucked out of the way, but very close to the things you need (supermarket etc) and a stone's throw from the town itself. As for Spoleto, I'm tempted to describe it as The Most Fabulous Town In Umbria That You've Never Heard Of, smaller & more walkable than Perugia, less of a honey-pot than Assisi, more beautiful buildings than Spello...(all of which are fabulous places).
The Apartment: ample, simple, well-appointed, everything you need for cooking, nice bathroom & shower.
Surroundings: lovely pool with plenty of space & seating, a sizeable garden to wander in, and a view that will never be forgotten - from your poolside recliner you can survey a swathe of Umbria stretching all the way to Assisi 60kms away, framed by spectacular mountains to the east & west.
We hope to be back sooner rather than later.
Two small gripes:
- in an apartment that sleeps 4 there was only comfortable seating for 2 (a sofa) - which meant that if all 4 of us were in the kitchen, 2 of us had to perch on upright dining chairs, which at the end of the day was not ideal. For the amount we spent, comfortable seating for all 4 would seem to be a minimum, and there is plenty of space.
- we were regularly woken at ungodly hours of the morning by the sprinkler system coming on at high volume.
poor sleepers beware
Have just returned from apt 1 after two weeks. Pool and views-fabulous. Accomodation however left a lot to be desired as did descriptions of facilities. It promised Sky and WiFi. No Sky only english channel was news.As for WiFi it was mostly unavailable. The apartment had charm, but left us very disappointing in many areas. If you were 5 people, there was only comfortable seating for 3. Fridge door storage was broken which made it a pain to access essential drinks. Double bedroom had 2 beds with mattresses at different heights and was so cramped that the one nearest the wall would have to climb over the other to get out and there were no bedside tables. The bathroom shower was so small that you couldn't avoid hitting either wall or curtain, both of which suffered with mould ----probably because the extractor fan rarely worked. The bottom of the shower at the edge was chipped and dirty, which all made showering an unpleasant experience. The beds were comfortable which can often be a problem in rental places, however, for the first few nights we hardly slept because of at least 2 barking dogs in very close proximity.The barking from the house next door carried on most evenings and nights until the people left after a week but others were heard right through the holiday. Ironic, as I'm sure that Norma made a point somewhere that their properties didn't suffer from this particular problem. After speaking to several people on the site, we all agreed that the main problem was no sound insulation. They could hear people talking in the adjacent property and as for us, well when the people next to us were making breakfast and then clearing up, they might as well have been in our apartment with us. It was like being in an echo chamber.
Unfortunately, these things did take the edge off our holiday. One final word. Unless you are extremely fit you WILL need a car. The lane up to the property is steep, potholed and covered in very coarse gravel, difficult to walk on. A walk back from the supermarket with heavy bags is very hard work. Again, this was disappointing as we had looked forward to having a drink and meal in the evenings and then walking back , but that was impossible. It would be an unpleasant walk in the dark with risk of injury I expect.
Perhaps none of these things will put you off, but at least you will be fully informed, which we weren't.
Our critic suggests she was not fully informed about the apartment. Most of our guests tell us that I tend to overload them with information. Thus, our critic may have missed relevant facts in this abundance of information eg that we have never advertised SKY TV re Spoleto By The Pool. To try to appease her, we loaned her 75 DVDs.
The difficulty in accessing Wifi was not reported to us by this critic. It is the same Wifi system used by the other 5 apartments. The other guests had no problem accessing it. However, all she needed to have done was to ask us and we would have demonstrated how she could have accessed it or, indeed, fixed the problem for her, had there been one. There was no problem with the Wifi for the next guests who arrived in APT 1 after her.
Had we been informed that that the fridge storage door was broken, we would have replaced it immediately. We do not charge for breakages.
The double bed did have differently sized mattresses. Had our critic raised this with us, we would have replaced the 2 mattresses with a double mattress immediately.
Unless you leave windows open in the bathrooms, you can get condensation. But, the other guests tell us that our critic kept all her doors and windows shut because she kept hearing noises in this very peaceful environment. Indeed, she complained to her neighbours next door, a married policeman and policewoman with 2 children, about their washing up noises. They were perplexed but they did not want us to ask her to leave as they were due to leave the following day.
We were told by other guests that our critic cried and complained constantly. But, they all agreed that they could cope since none of them were actually next door to her. Indeed, from the 2nd day of our critic’s stay, there was no-one next door for the rest of her stay.
The bottom of the shower was not dirty when our critic moved in. However, I cannot vouch for the state of the shower while our critic was in residence. Guests prefer short shower curtains to shower doors.
None of the other guests reported barking dogs and our critic did not alert us as such, otherwise we would have investigated it immediately.
We are always told by the car-free guests staying at Spoleto By The Pool, how easy it is. But, I always recommend a car.
It is sad that our critic's joy at the infinity pool, the jacuzzi and the sounds of the waterfall were overshadowed by her disappointments.
We stayed for one week at spoletto by the pool after 4 days in Rome, The directions provided were excellent and therefore the drive from Rome a breeze. All we can say is "fabulous", we had such a lovely week and hope to return. It is such a beautiful part of the world and the apartment, pool etc were just lovely. Without exception, the food at local restaurants was also fantastic. Many thanks to Laurie for his recommendations (particularly villa marianna), and in helping make our week a fabulous one.
Fantastic holiday in Spoleto by the Pool !
We had the best time in the Spoleto by the Pool apartments! The property was very well organized and clean and the apartments are all very roomy and with that authentic Umbrian/Italian feel......
The airco and pool were very important to me because it can get very hot in Umbria in the summer and it is so great to come home after a warm day in town to enjoy the freshness of the airco apartment and the beautifull pool on the property! The owners are very helpful with all one might need and because of this the stay in Spoleto by the Pool is really perfect and without any flaws! I am recommending this property to all my friends and relatives, because I am sure they would like it there as much as I have. Moreover Spoleto is such a great liitle city....so much to do and so many nice peopel living there! We have enjoyed great jazz, lovely classical concerts, ballet and other forms of art during the famous Festival of two worlds in Spoleto and we have enjoyed the BEST food ever in and around Spoleto. I have no bad or less good experiences to write about and I have spend 4 solid weeks in Spoleto by the Pool. In short: if you are thinking to spend your holiday in Italy: book an apartment at Spoleto by the Pool because you will not find a better place in Umbria for that price!!
review by Yildiz de Kat from the Netherlands.
La dolce vita!!
We have just returned from our week in Apartment 1 & found it superb. The situation of the villa, on a quiet hillside overlooking olive groves and the Spoleto valley, yet within easy walking/driving distrance of an excellent Co-Op supermarket and the beautiful hill town of Spoleto, was perfect. The pool, barbecue area and jacussi are absolutely wonderful. Plenty of sunloungers and shade under gazebos or trees if you need it. No mad 7am rush for sunbeds. Norma & Laurie provide - literally- everything you need in your 'welcome pack' & will get you anything else you ask for. Their service is incredible - Laurie personally meets you and comes to bid you farewell. Everything worked when we were there - the TV has news channels in English, but Laurie gave my 14 year old son 50 euros to buy a selection of DVDs, so there's plenty to watch if you need to. There is air-conditioning but we found that APT 1 is the highest apartment & gets a nice breeze. Temperatures were around 35 degrees but we were never too hot. Please remember - if you want 'ultra luxury' & perfection, Italy (the countryside) probably isn't the place for you - this is not a 'Florida' style villa. Furnishings are simple, comfortable & in keeping with the countryside 'ambiance'. You will be outdoors most of the time anyway, chatting to the neighbours, & admiring the view. Spoleto is a very 'Italian' (surprise surprise ??) town, with lots of little alleyways & restaurants tucked away here & there. A beautiful 'Duomo', ancient viaduct & lots of little shops. There is easy access to the whole of Umbria & Rome. Don't miss Asissi, Spello, Norcia, the Valnerina valley & waterfalls. We had a week here & it was not nearly enough, there is so much to see. Come here if you love the countryside, culture, history, mozarella, olives & wine! Not for little kids, bring your older teenagers or active grandparents.
Puoi trovare tutte le strutture che desideri in ed intorno al centro di Spoleto.
Spoleto è uno dei luoghi più non-turistici che troverete. Estremamente popolare con gli italiani, perché, non solo è beauitful, ma, il Spoletini sono rimasti fedeli alle loro tradizioni. Qui troverete Spettacoli teatrali, opere, concerti, balletti e spettacoli teatrali, tutto l'anno. Ma, essere pronti ad ascoltare solo italiano parlato. Diversamente, trappole per turisti, gli indigeni italiana non si è mai preso la briga di imparare l'inglese. Ciò nonostante, gli stranieri vengono accolti. Il linguaggio dei segni prevale ancora. E, il linguaggio di cibo, vino e vestiti è universale. Inoltre, a Spoleto, così come i villaggi circostanti e in cima alla collina città, sagre si svolgono durante tutto l'anno, per celebrare la raccolta del tartufo, asparagi, olive, uva, mais, pomodori ....... Halloween e giorni diversi santi. Grandi spread sono forniti, gratuitamente (o quasi), come una sorta di offerta agli dei, un rendimento di grazie di fortuna, tranne che sarete i destinatari e non dei! In effetti, ogni scusa farà per una festa!
Spoleto è luogo preferito degli italiani in Umbria - alcuni dicono in Italia. Ora, il segreto meglio custodito d'Italia è stato rivelato. E, Spoleto sta godendo la sua nuova fama. I locali sono così cordiale. Una volta qui, si sono tenuti in una parentela di amore e di culto di tutto ciò che è più prezioso per l'italiano ... .. scultura, architettura, opere d'arte e, soprattutto, il cibo! Per non parlare del vino, lo shopping e la più famosa di tutte le attività - la passeggiata! Il bus, alla fine della corsia, va alla cima di Spoleto, la famosa Rocca e Il Ponte. Molto comodo se avete voglia di camminare verso casa, down-hill, per le strade belle, ciottoli e ad arco di Spoleto, passando per la miriade di negozi, bar e ristoranti lungo la strada.
0. 75 miglia per la stazione ferroviaria, da dove è possibile raggiungere praticamente ovunque in Italia.
Questa posizione è la migliore! centro di Spoleto e la stazione a breve distanza a sputi e le montagne sono tutti intorno a te. Spoleto a bordo piscina è un luogo tranquillo, con facile accesso a tutti i punti caldi ... .Assisi, Perugia, Trevi, Spello, Norcia, Perugia, Todi, Gubbio e, poco più di un'ora a Roma.