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Italy: B&B review – Orvieto

March 17, 2010

Orvieto – Bed and Breakfast Valentina

Since we were only in Orvieto for two nights, we decided to stay at this b&b (not to be confused with Hotel Valentino). Our room was quite nice; there was a private bath with shower stall stall and bidet, a couch, dining table, and kitchenette. It was on the 1st (2nd American) floor, which made hauling luggage up a bit of a chore.

It’s possible to drive to the b&b without going into any ZTL, which was nice. We dropped the luggage off, and then parked in the free parking lot near the top of the funicular and the tourist information stop, about 10 minutes away.

Valentina was nice to work with and speaks English. She lives in the building, and must have a dog, for barking was heard several times, though thankfully not in the middle of the night. Overall, the room was very quiet.

We were again cursed by very dim lighting. By the time I got home, I was longing for 100 watt lightbulbs!

Pros: The location was ideal, just a couple of blocks from Via Cavour. The parking lot was more distant, but Orvieto is such a walkable place that it wasn’t a hassle. The price was certainly right: 70 euros per night without breakfast.

Cons: Minor things: Not to sound like a broken record, but the lighting! Also, we were a little perplexed by the towels – they were sized like regular towels, but the texture was like tea towels. Very strange – it felt like we were drying off with a tablecloth. No English stations on the very small tv.

Overall recommendation: Would recommend, but for us, only for a few days, given the lack of separate spaces and good reading light.


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