Top Ten Best Hotels in Italy

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January 29, 2013 by travelitaliablog

What are the top ten best hotels to stay in Italy?

Italy is one of the countries in the world that is very diverse in terms of climate, tradition and flavour. From the north to the South, Italy’s regions give you a different feel which gives spice to your travel in this beautiful country. In terms of hotels, Italy also offers different kinds of feel and experience for their clients.  Travellers and tourists may choose from a different variety of hotels in the different regions. Whether you want a view of the Grand Canal, the Tuscan countryside or the Mediterranean Sea, hoteliers made sure you got what you want. So, we have here a list of the top ten best hotels in Italy.

  1. GRAND HOTEL MAJESTIC GIA BAGLIONI in BOLOGNA. The Grand HotelMajestic Gia Baglioni is a prestigious hotel located in the heart of
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    Bologna. Offeringits guests a grand hotel feel and atmosphere with every modern amenity.  It’s an eighteenth-century inspired hotel with an interior covered with white marble, chandeliers, a grand stairway and a lobby that feels like you are in your own palace. In addition the hallways of the Grand Hotels are adorned with Renaissance art and some public spaces are decked out with magnificent antique furniture.

  2. LA SCALINATELLA in CAPRI. La Scalinatella means “little stairway” but with its location on top of a hill in one of the picturesque view in Capri, I think the name “stairway to the heaven” fits this all white hotel in Italy. This very pristine white boutique hotel has a romantic flair, light-infused rooms with Majolica floor tiles, a discreet antiques and terraces that serve as an open-living room overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
  3. BORGO SANTO PIETRO  in CHIUSDINO. A thirteenth-century villa in Chiusdino, once a resting place for pilgrims making a journey to Rome is now an elegant retreat for contemporary seekers of serenity. Borgo San Pietro’s guest rooms are decorated with hand-painted murals which provide a backdrop for antiques and tapestries. Outdoors, you can see a rustic bar with candlelit alcoves that overlooks the freshwater pool. The estate also produces their own herbs, spices and vegetables for the restaurants cuisine as well as for spa treatments. Above all the highlight of this hotel for lovers with local flavours is the wine cellar, with its collection of regional vintages.
  4. HOTEL SAVOY in FLORENCE. Hotel Savoy is a five star hotel that offers luxury stay in the heart of Florence, located on the Piazza Replublica, close to Florence’s renowned landmark the Duomo. The hotel is also just a short walk from the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio. It is also just steps away from the main Florence fashion houses. The hotel is a contemporary Italian style in design with subdued neutral tones and tasteful fabrics throughout. It was designed by Olga Polizzi, sister of Sir Rocco Forte of the eponymous hotel empire. One very unique feature of the hotel that surely designers will love is quirky images of shoes throughout the hotel.
  5. CASTADIVA RESORT & SPA in LAKE COMO. Another five star accommodation in Italy is the Castadiva Resort and Spa, located on the east side of Lake Como, one of Italy’s most enticing holiday destinations.  The resort was known for its lavish private villas and celebrity cachet. It consists of seven villas for a total of 73 rooms plus 2 private Villas with an on-call chef and butler. The resort is also surrounded by a luxuriant botanic park over an area of approximately 26,000 sqm. The swimming pool in the resort does not only float dramatically on the lake but it does transform into a fountain paired with opera music at night. Other amenities you can enjoy in the resort are the gorgeous spa, the fine dining at L’Orangerie with a menu that focuses to all local culinary attractions.
  6. HASSLER ROMA in ROME. Hassler Roma is a five-star hotel situated in the center of Rome. For over a century now, it has been recognized as one of Europe’s legendary independently-owned five star luxury hotels synonymous to the highest quality service, attention to detail and discretion. The hotel offers you great amenities from the Amorvero Spa to the fine dining at the panoramic restaurant Imago with a breathtaking view over Rome or in the Salone Eve Restaurant & Bar during the colder months or in the Palm Court garden restaurant and bar during the warmer months. Hassler Roma is situated in a very good location with just two-minute walk to the Piazza Trinita de Monti where you will find Il Palazzetto, a unique event space with a panoramic terrace overlooking the Spanish Steps.
  7. BORGO EGNAZIA in SAVELLETRI DI FASANO. Borgo Egnazia is a family owned five-star luxury hotel in the Apulia region. The hotels feel and atmosphere is a combination of the regions old tradition, culture and history, all-in-one high standard luxury hotel. This luxury hotel is consists of traditional hotel rooms and suites plus 28 individual villas with private swimming pools and Borgo Village, a hamlet-like collection of guest rooms, suites and houses. The hotels architecture is based on traditional Apulian characteristics which makes it a steeped in history. Some of the amenities that you can see and use in the hotel grounds include four swimming pools, tennis courts and some indigenous plants such as jasmine and prickly pear cactus. The hotel also offers a spa through Vair Spa that touts a “made in Italy” philosophy in every aspect, from its products to its staff, and at the five restaurants and cooking school home-grown products are used whenever possible.
  8. GRAND HOTEL TIMEO in SICILY. Dating back in 1873, Grand Hotel Timeo is the first hotel to be built in Taormina and is now managed by the discriminating Orient-Express hotel group. The said hotel has long been known as one of Italy’s most glamorous retreats, with its scenic location facing the Greek Theatre and a sweeping view of Mount Etna and/or the sea which makes you want to choose rooms with balconies and terraces. If you want some privacy time, Grand Hotel Timeo can offer you their Villa Flora suite, a freestanding country house just a short walk from the main building.Amenities that you can enjoy in your stay in the hotel are the “Literary Terrace”, the wellness center and the shuttle that may take you to the private beach.
  9. BORGO SAN FELICE in SIENA. More than just a hotel, Borgo San Felice is an authentic medieval hamlet in Siena turned into a multi-site hotel. The village is lovingly restored from its eighth-century origins and transformed into one of Italy’s truly unique lodgings. Here you will find 29 guest roms, sixteen classic suites and one Prestige Suite, all tastefully decorated with Tuscan hand-crafted furniture. Among the holiday amenities you can enjoy here are the heated swimming pool and tennis courts. The property also features cooking schools, a wine cellar, a picturesque winding lanes and an ancient Romanesque church that is ideal for weddings.
  10. PALAZZO BARBARIGO in VENICE. Palazzo Barbarigo is a luxury boutique hotel in Venice, Italy, just right on the Grand Canal. A private pier of the hotel welcomes guests arriving by gondola or motorboat. The hotels roomy interiors are decorated in art deco style which balanced the spirit of the city with the romantic hotel location. Because the building dates back in the sixteenth century, each of the hotel’s eighteen rooms has its own unique layout with captivating design features like parquet floors, decorated columns and Murano glass mosaics that glimmer brightly along the facade. Furthermore, since the hotel is situated in a perfect site, the eighteen guest rooms and junior suites of the hotel that are located on the two floors of the palace has an overlooking view of the Grand Canal or the Rio San Polo. The hotel is also an easy stroll to the Rialto Bridge.

Have you been to these hotels in Italy? Share all your experiences from these hotels on the comment section below.

Source: Fox News: Top Ten Hotels in Italy

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