Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • True Italian hospitality

  • Exclusive Spa Suites

  • Authentic Tuscan food

Chic Treats

Only when you book with Chic

Bottle of exclusive estate wine

Room upgrade (subject to availability)

Early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability)

  • Overview
    Introduction

    Situated in Cortona, Relais La Corte Dei Papi is an original late 17th-century family house that has been lovingly restored. An oasis of tranquillity and peace, this small, privately-owned, boutique hotel is ideal for travellers after a romantic escape, with exquisite Tuscan food and an elegant countryside setting. 

    Relais La Corte Dei Papi has 15 stunning rooms with luxurious modern touches. Original wood beams, terracotta flooring, stonework and lavish contemporary furnishings bring this historic dwelling to life. The Spa Suites are particularly special - with their own private spa featuring Turkish bath with 4 multi-sensorial showers along with Jacuzzi tub. 

    Owner David and his team offer personal and unfailingly attentive service with wonderful local recommendations to help you really make the most of the stunning Tuscan setting.

    Families are welcome at this Chic Retreat, which offers babysitting services. Small/medium pets are also welcome free of charge. Relais La Corte dei Papi has wheelchair access.

    Host story

    This is my family home – I was born in this house and grew up here with my family. It was a farm before and my grandparents were the seventh generation of farmers. When they passed away, we moved out of the house and it sat empty for many years until we decided to restore it. From the beginning to now, it’s been continued improvements – we started with just a restaurant, then we added two rooms, then the pool and then another room... My favourite place in the hotel is the old restaurant in the cellar. I have so many beautiful memories there. When I was a child, I was always with my grandfather and I have a beautiful memory of making wine with him there. We still make our own wine and olive oil – though very small quantities, just for our guests. I think our hotel is different to other hotels because it’s really personal. Everything I do in my hotel – it’s me, you know? I’m here all the time – when my guests arrive, for breakfast, when they leave – I like to be here all the time for any needs during their stay.

    - David Corte dei Papi, Owner

    Activities

    This gorgeous hotel is great for exploring the pretty villages and lush countryside of Tuscany and Umbria. The hotel is within easy reach of Cortona, just 6 km away. Within the ancient Etruscan walls, you will find the Municipal Palace, the Cathedral and Diocesan Museum - home to pieces by Luca Signorelli and Beato Angelico. 

    There are some lovely walks through the countryside and there is a great golf club in Perugia, 30 minutes away. You can also relax by the outdoor swimming pool, which has views out to the mountains. For some pampering, choose a suite with its own exclusive spa, where you can request a large range of treatments to leave you feeling rejuvenated.

    If you want to explore the nearby wineries, David and his team will happily arrange guided tours of Chianti, Cortona, Arezzo, Siena, Montepulciano, Perugia and other famed wine regions. For cooking enthusiasts, individual cooking experiences can be organised with the experienced chefs who will share their traditional (and often closely guarded) recipes with you.

    Italy is renowned for its luxury sports cars, such as Ferrari and Maserati; fulfill your dreams by having a tour arranged for you. You can even take a turn at driving the newest models.

    Looking to get married in Italy? Look no further. Relais La Corte dei Papi can cater for up to 150 people and is the ideal wedding location in Tuscany.

    Dining

    The Corte dei Papi Restaurant is an elegant place for fine dining. The kitchen recreates the delicate flavours of traditional Tuscan dishes with a contemporary twist.

    The Chef prepares everything fresh daily including bread, pasta, and desserts and every ingredient used in the kitchen is selected for its quality, freshness, and flavour creating a truly special experience.

    The dining room is laid out with silverware, fine porcelain and Flanders linen offering a romantic setting for an unforgettable meal. The wine list includes Tuscan and Umbrian DOC wines and some from further afield.

    There is a lovely spread for breakfast with a buffet of cheese, salamis, fruit, homemade cakes and bread which can be enjoyed in the restaurant during the winter and on the poolside terrace during the summer. 

  • Facilities

    air conditioning

    car parking

    child friendly

    pets allowed

    restaurant

    swimming pool

    weddings

    wheelchair access

    WiFi/Internet

    cooking course

  • Location
    Address

    Via La Dogana, 12, Cortona 52044, Arezzo, Italy

    How to get there?

    By car: 
    From the highway A1 Roma-Firenze, take the exit Bettolle-Val di Chiana and follow Cortona-Perugia. Follow the road through Perugia and take the exit Castiglione del Lago. From here, follow the indication to Cortona. After crossing Terontola and Riccio, turn right to Ossaia. Go straight until the stop and turn right to Mercatale. Continue for about 3 km: La Corte dei Papi Relais is on the right, about 1 km after the white sign for Pergo town.

    There is private parking free of charge for guests at the hotel.

    By train:
    Terontola and Camucia are the closest train stations, 9 and 6.5 km away respectively. From both train stations, you can take a taxi or you can rent a car to get to the hotel.

    The hotel is also able to assist with organising transfers

    Nearest airport

    Firenze airport is a 1 hour 30 minute drive from the hotel (138 km)
    Pisa airport is a 2 hour 20 minute drive from the hotel (222 km)
    Roma Fiumicino airport is a 2 hour 30 minute drive from the hotel (240 km)
    Ciampino airport is a 2 hour 15 minute drive from the hotel (220 km)
    Perugia has a small airport called Sant'Egidio, which is a 50 minute drive from the hotel (55 km). It has connections to and from London and Milano Malpensa
    From all airports, it is reccommended that you rent a car and follow the directions noted below

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    Relais La Corte Dei Papi provides its guests with classically stylish rooms and suites equipped with every amenity. The interior has been lovingly restored to its original splendour and every room and suite are furnished with taste and discernment. 

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    Deluxe Double Room

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    20 m2
    Amenities: hairdryer, shower, towels, Wi-Fi/Internet, alarm clock radio, bathrobe, garden view, hypoallergenic pillows, mountain view, telephone, air conditioning, flat screen TV, mini bar, safety deposit box
    Located on the first or second floor of the Villa, these two elegant rooms, sleeping two, feature luxury fabrics, exposed wooden beams and terracotta floors. It is possible to add a cot to the room (at an extra charge).
    Deluxe Double Room

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    Deluxe Cottage

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    25 m2
    Amenities: balcony/terrace, garden view, handicap accessible room, hypoallergenic pillows, telephone, towels, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, mini bar, bathtub, safety deposit box, alarm clock radio, jacuzzi, mountain view, flat screen TV
    The ancient granary and the small stable were restored and transformed into two romantic Deluxe Cottages, sleeping two. These are a great option for those seeking peace and quiet. The cottages have a gorgeous private garden, as well as their own independent entrance. Features include luxury fabrics, exposed wood beams and terracotta floors. They also have a Jacuzzi tub, which is perfect for relaxing in. It is possible to add a cot to the room (at an extra charge).
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    Classic Suite

    Max 4 guests
    1 King bed
    45 m2
    Amenities: bathrobe, extra bed linen available, family room, garden view, hairdryer, hypoallergenic pillows, shower, telephone, towels, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, mini bar, safety deposit box, alarm clock radio, mountain view, flat screen TV, bathtub
    These suites are spacious and sophisticated and sleep up to four. Each has a comfortable seating area with a sofa and armchairs. The bedroom is elegantly decorated with antique furnishings, exposed wood beams and terracotta floors. The Suite located on the ground floor has a bathroom with a bath tub. The Suite located on the second floor has a bathroom with a shower, and a beautiful private Terrace with a stunning view of Cortona. There is a king-sized bed with the possibility to add up to two extra beds and a cot (at an extra charge).
    Classic Suite

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    Deluxe Spa Suite

    Max 3 guests
    1 Super king-sized bed
    60 m2
    Amenities: bathrobe, family room, garden view, hairdryer, handicap accessible room, hypoallergenic pillows, jacuzzi, shower, telephone, towels, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, mini bar, bathtub, safety deposit box, alarm clock radio, bathtub/shower combination, extra bed linen available, mountain view, flat screen TV
    There are five Deluxe Spa Suites that are dedicated to wellness, with an exclusive private spa in the room, Turkish bath with multi-sensorial showers, aromatherapy, chromotherapy and music therapy. They also have a double Jacuzzi tub. Decorated with luxury fabrics, exposed wood beams, and parquet floors - they are incredibly luxurious. These Suites are located on the ground floor and have a private garden. There is a super king-sized bed with the possibility to add an extra bed for one person and a cot (at an extra charge).
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    Exclusive Spa Suite

    Max 4 guests
    1 Super king-sized bed
    85 m2
    Amenities: bathrobe, garden view, hairdryer, handicap accessible room, hypoallergenic pillows, jacuzzi, shower, telephone, towels, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, mini bar, bathtub, terrace, safety deposit box, alarm clock radio, bathtub/shower combination, extra bed linen available, family room, mountain view, flat screen TV
    The Exclusive Spa Suites, sleeping up to four, are dedicated to wellness. They have an exclusive private spa in room, Turkish bath with 4 multi-sensorial showers with aromatherapy, chromotherapy and music therapy. They also have a triple Jacuzzi tub and a comfortable living room. Features include super king-sized beds, luxury fabrics, exposed wood beams and an elegant parquet floor. The biggest Suites and those located on the ground floor have access to a private garden. There is a super king-sized bed with the possibility to add up to two extra beds and a cot (at an extra charge).
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    Exclusive Suite Spa "L'Antico Granaio"

    Max 2 guests
    1 Super king-sized bed
    100 m2
    Amenities: garden view, hairdryer, hypoallergenic pillows, jacuzzi, shower, telephone, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, mini bar, bathtub, safety deposit box, alarm clock radio, bathtub/shower combination, crib / cot, mountain view, flat screen TV
    This elegant and spacious Spa Suite, sleeping two, is spread over two floors. There is an exclusive Spa with Turkish bath, multi-sensorial showers with aroma therapy, chromotherapy and music therapy, triple Jacuzzi tub, and a comfortable living room. The second floor is entirely dedicated to the bedroom with a beautiful four-poster bed and a wonderful view to the countryside. Expect luxury fabrics, exposed wood beams, elegant parquet floors along with an independent entrance and a private garden. It is possible to add a cot to the room (at an extra charge).
    Exclusive Suite Spa "L'Antico Granaio"

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  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    15% deposit is required at the time of booking.

    Cancellation policy

    If a cancellation occurs 31 days prior to the arrival date, there is no charge
    If a cancellation occurs from 30 days prior to the arrival day, 100% of the total stay is charged
    In the event of a no-shows and early departure, 100% of the total stay is charged

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time: 15:00

    Check-out time: 11:00

    Early check-in: yes, subject to availability

    Late check-out: yes, subject to availability

    Pets policy

    All pets allowed. Fee is $0

    Small and medium pets are allowed free of charge

WHY BOOK WITH US?

ONLY THE MOST CHIC

Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.

CHIC TREATS

Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.

PRICE MATCH PROMISE

If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

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