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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Perugia, Province of Perugia, Umbria

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Peggy E
Arlington, Virginia
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Magical paradise”
Reviewed July 26, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this house and its owners, The Costarelli family. The pictures do not do it justice. Everything was magical about the house, the terrace, the garden, the pool and above all the panorama. I was fortunate to rent this casale for the whole month. The location for touring Umbria and Tuscany is wonderful. And also, if one just wants to sit by the pool, nothing gets better than that. Over the month I had 15 visitors. Everyone just kept saying "Wow".

The Costarelli's are fabulous people. They responded immediately to every request graciously and went way above the normal host duties by delivering several guests lost luggage and helping track that down. I do hope to go back often and I am in love with this house, this piece of Umbria and the whole Costarelli family.

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Liked best: The view, the house, the relaxation. Better than the photos.
Liked least: No bell at the gate to announce guests. When hot it is very hot!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Jul 2016
Dear Peggy, thank you very much for your words, we are very happy you enjoyed the house and your holiday. We do our best to satisfy our guests and we hope to succeed. It was beautiful for us to meet you, this job becomes very special when we can meet people like you. We hope to see you again and meantime we wish you all the best.
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anitaSwed
Stockholm, Sweden
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautifully restored old villa with pool”
Reviewed August 4, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We felt very welcomed by the lovely owners when we arrived at this fully renovated old farmhouse in the countryside outside Perugia. The villa is beautiful and has five good size bedrooms each with it's own bathroom with shower. Outside the kitchen there is a patio with a great view also overlooking the pool area. We (eleven people) had a wonderful stay and enjoyed making pizza in the pizza oven, swimming in the pool and visiting nearby sights. We would love to come back!

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Liked best: The beautiful villa
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
5 Aug 2015
We are very happy you spent a wonderful time in our casale. Hope to see you again. Have a great summer!:)
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Willem-Ja...
The Netherlands
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dolce far niente in Umbria!”
Reviewed July 23, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We stayed in Casale San Benedetto with our two boys aged 12 and 14 for two weeks in July. We have had a wonderful time and were reluctant to leave when our holiday was finished. The house is situated in the middle of beautiful sunflower fields, and has an amazing view on the hills of northern Umbria. You can easily stay at the large infinity pool all day, relaxing on one of the comfortable sunbeds while dreaming away about la dolce vita in Italia...
In the evening it is a treat cooking yourself a simple but lovely meal in the outside stone BBQ and pizza oven, also the kitchen itself is fully equipped and situated directly next to the terrace.
Although the temperature was very high during our stay, you won't have any trouble sleeping at night because of the thick 15th century brick walls who will keep out a lot of the heat when you close the shutters during daytime. The house itself is nicely decorated and has very comfortable beds and bathrooms. It was wonderful waking up every morning in the master bedroom (the one that's on the photo's with the ancient red velvet chair in front of the bed) with really the best view ever!
Every other day we went out to visit one of the lovely medieval cities of Umbria like Gubbio, Spello, Assisi, Spoleto and Perugia (we were in Perugia during the Umbria Jazz Festival, which was really a treat!) - all of them beautiful with a very nice atmosphere and not nearly as crowded with tourists as Firenze, Siena or Rome.
We will definitely remember this holiday with much pleasure and a big smile on our face, not in the least because of the warm welcome we got from Franca and Umberto, the parents of the owner who will go out of their way to make your stay at it's best. Grazie mille e civediamo!

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Travelling group: Tieners
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Management Response
25 Jul 2015
Dear Willem-Jan and Francesca, we are very happy that you spent a very good time in Umbria and in our Casale. We agree with you when you say that Perugia is beautiful but not crowded like Firenze, Siena and Rome:) Have a great return to your Country and hope to see you again. Umberto, Franca e Matteo.
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Ricercato
Rome, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2018 for a stay in May 2018
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Management Response
4 Jun 2018
Grazie, siamo contenti che siete stati bene, un caro saluto e speriamo a presto.
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jjt70
Eggolsheim, Germany
1 review
Reviewed August 30, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Management Response
4 Sep 2017
Thanks for your time and words, it will be for sure useful for the other guests. Kind regards.
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Adventure...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 17, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Liked best: Accueil, tranquillité, espace, vue, piscine...
Liked least: insectes à la piscine
Travelling group: Avec mes amis
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Sep 2016
Bonjour Pierre-Antoine,
merci beaucoup pour tes mots, nous sommes très hereux que vous avez passé des jours merveilleux a la maison. Nous ésperons de vous rencontrer de nouveau. Sincères salutations
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Jan L
2 reviews
Reviewed July 24, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Liked best: De prachtige omgeving, dicht bij de autostrade maar toch heel rustig
Liked least: De Wifi was vrij traag
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
25 Jul 2016
Hello Jan, that's for your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your staying, we always try to do our best and make perfect the holiday of our guests. You all seemed very friendly people, hope you will be back and maybe spend an homemade dinner together:) All the best for you and your family.
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