Relais Palazzo Viviani Montegridolfo
What We Love
- Rate includes buffet breakfast? and a welcome amenity
- With Alberta Ferretti as part owner, the palazzo comes with excellent design credentials
- Parking is free and just outside the castle walls (less than five minutes from the hotel)
- Great wedding location. As a venue, it’s intimate and impressive, luxurious but not over the top
- Even in high summer, the grounds are green – ringed by mature Lombardy pines, palm trees and an orange grove
- The restaurant choice isn’t wide – meat, fish and pizza – but they are excellent, and reasonably priced
What To Know
- There is a two-night min for the Classic room and Studio Apartment
- The property was last renovated in 2008 and will be undergoing another from January to March 2012
- Light sleepers should request a room away from the bell tower and its twice-hourly chimes
- WiFi coverage does not extend beyond the main building at the rear of the castle
- The castle won’t suit action junkies who need a different activity every day
- The nearest shop is 1.2 miles away, so bring any essentials with you
- A small gym provides the bare essentials: treadmill, stationary bike, weights
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
A stay at Relais Palazzo Viviani Montegridolfo places you in the heart of Montegridolfo and within the vicinity of Marignano Equestrian Center. This 4-star hotel is within the region of Santuario della Madonna di Carbognano and Grotte di Onferno.
Make yourself at home in one of the 53 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including a health club, an indoor pool, and a seasonal outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, wedding services, and tour/ticket assistance.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a swim-up bar.
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and multilingual staff. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
The very small hamlet was absolutely like walking into a quiet fairytail. Unbelievable views of the surrounding vallies, exceedingly clean everywhere and full of restaurants to choose from during the summer season. We made sure the restaurant of our choice opened expressly for us. The people are very kind, friendly and accommodating.
The hotel was a beautiful old castle with rooms in the old historic setting which was very appealing. There is no elevator and some of the rooms are high up with steep stairs!
The room sizes vary even if they are assigned the same category. Remember to ask for the kind of bed you require or you are usually assigned 2 separate queen size. Having gone with the whole family of 7 siblings and partners we managed to view many other rooms and unfortunately the comment was the same for us all: fabulous and very different rooms but the bathrooms are really pretty bad. Absolute cleanliness reigns but the faucets are slow to give water and water trickles instead of coming down in a flow; the tiles are broken or chipped in various places and give a bad impression of abandonment and the bath tubs with curtain ought to be changed and replaced with proper showers.
Most of the rooms have vey little light both from the lamps and the tiny windows, according to the position of the rooms which, if under the roof are inadequate and the ceilings very low, causing various bumps to the head and shoulders.
Furthermore, there is a lovely swimming pool which we could not use, regardless of the fantastic weather because it han't been cleaned. It was a let down.
The rooms were well sized and comfortably furnished in a quiet surround. We dined within the 'village' during our stay as well as using the local bar. A great dining and drinks experience however it took a lot of effort walking up and down those steep driveways and walkways. Was somewhat disappointed with the available breakfast and missed one day because the reward of being fed was not worth the steep climb.
Dined here with a group of business associates and found to my horror that almost the entire menu for our meal was seafood, which I don't eat. However, this didn't even remotely faze the staff who provided a superb selection of alternatives. In fact I think my fillet steak was the envy of the rest of our table to be honest.
Wonderful location and atmosphere too. Highly recommended.