August 16, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Relais Il Falconiere & Spa in Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

To arrive at Relais Il Falconaire is to be welcomed home. Riccardo and Silvia Baracchi’s Old World villa, once the home of poet Antonio Guadagnoli, sits on 30 acres of Tuscan countryside filled with olive groves and vineyards, and indeed, a holiday here is an introduction to the Baracchis’ way of life. Join Riccardo on an intimate tour of his wine cellar, or take to the fields with the family to explore the art of falconry. Rooms are opulently restored, with antiques, frescoed walls and wrought iron beds. Between the wafting aromas from the rose garden and the delicacies served at a Michelin-starred restaurant, staying at Il Falconiere a sensory delight.

In a glass-enclosed hillside terrace, savor a breakfast of fresh breads, homemade jam and country cheese served on fine china. Wander through the manicured grounds. At the spa, indulge in an exclusive BiOlv’Experience that infuses warm olive oil, Tuscan lavender and sea salts in a soothing massage ritual. Relish a six-course menu that features roasted rabbit in a light elderberry sauce.

Location of Relais Il Falconiere & Spa

Relais Il Falconiere & Spa
Localita San Martino 370
Cortona, Tuscany, Italy

Nearest Airport: PSA

Amenities for Relais Il Falconiere & Spa

  • General Information
  • 20 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bar & Lounge
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa on Property
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Golf Course
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Individually Designed Rooms
  • En-Suite Bathrooms
  • Activities
  • Cooking Classes
  • Hiking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Wineries
  • Golf
  • Interests
  • Food & Wine

Reviews for Relais Il Falconiere & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 17 hours ago

We spent a very special 24 hours at Il Falconiere and will remember it for ever as one of the high points of our honeymoon road trip. It is the most beautiful place, with lovely staff and a happy atmosphere. Our standard double room was gorgeous and very comfortable and the hotel kindly sent up a bottle of their delicious sparkling wine on arrival. The pool is stunning and the whole place so relaxing. Dinner was exquisite (food, drinks, setting, service) and breakfast delicious! We hope to come back one day!

Katie B

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms felt tired (and overpriced) and there were irritating niggly things like the unnecessarily complicated wifi log in (which had to be repeated every day for each device) and the unbelievably noisy air conditioning in our room which did not work (despite the noise). There are no irons to press crumpled clothes just an expensive pressing service. The spa jacuzzi pool looked milky and uninviting when we stayed. (The two outdoor pools were ok). Some of the rooms are a very long walk to the restaurant/reception/main hotel area along a hilly gravel path which may not suit everyone. The rooms are scattered around the property and it is really more like staying at a rental than a hotel as there are not many staff checking to see if you want anything. It is a very relaxed place (possibly too much so). On the plus side the views from the hotel are huge across a vast Tuscan plain and the hotel is surrounded by vines so the setting is special. The rooms are clean and housekeeping are very efficient. The food is very good, both breakfast on the upper terrace and dinner under the stars overlooking the wonderful tuscan view. Service is friendly but discreet, and impressively flexible in overcoming difficult menu choices. There is a lot of choice in this part of the world and plenty of hotels in nearby Cortona for a fraction of the price of a room here. If you pay top dollar you expect top service and top quality in every area: charming though this is, at this price it doesn't quite make the grade for me.

Luxuryloafers - London, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had four lovely nights at this Tuscan estate. The rooms are charming and comfortable with large bathrooms. But what we loved most about our stay was the time sitting outdoors looking out at the fields of sunflowers with a glass of one of their delicious wines. We would repeat this stay over and over again. We took full advantage of the property. We spent an afternoon at the space (massage and facial), took the winery tour and ate several times at the restaurant which is delicious. The hotel is located near several cities including Cortona, Perugia and Florence. Lots of day trip possibilities. Also, if you are a fitness person, the pool is great and there are several hikes and bike rides from the property.

Vacationee09 - Palo Alto, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to Il Falconiere after visiting the restaurant in 2001 and had loved the experience. The setting is incredible once you arrive through the very winding, narrow road leading up to the property. My family loved the Spa but for me the choices were either very hot treatments or an ice cold pool and with circulation issues, neither was a good one for me. The room was lovely but small with little space to sit and relax. Because we were there when it was very hot, sitting outside all of the time just wasn't an option and there were not many places on the facility to sit and relax and visit with friends. The restaurant is still amazing in service and quality. For the young and healthy, it is a great place to stay. For those of us with some ageing or health issues, it is not the best choice.

Smartinellicpa - West Palm Beach, Florida

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was so upset about my experience at Il Falconiere. the grounds are beautiful, of course. it’s in tuscany, after all. however, for the price of this hotel, i was very unhappy. we booked the stay over the phone based on their recommendation for the number in our party. what we were given was WAY more than we needed and more than was confirmed via email. however, when we tried to explain and asked to downgrade, we were given the runaround. we were told repeatedly that they would “let us know,” but there was no communication after multiple follow-ups. my spouse and i ended up in a double room suite, which was very large, but not very clean (dead bugs inside the glass of framed pictures), and extremely HOT. it was unusually hot in italy during our trip, but the antiquated AC units just couldn’t keep up. for the cost of this suite, i expected much more. the only restaurant on the property is michelin rated, so it was excellent but very expensive and you’re too remote to go elsewhere; not a place for dinner 4 nights in a row. room service was good but also very expensive, and although i appreciated the laundry service, it, too, cost a fortune. the pools were nice, though filled and surrounded by bees. we ordered lots of drinks poolside and i appreciated that service. we did the wine tour, which we enjoyed a lot. at the end of our stay, we were accidentally overcharged (on the room and spa services both), which the desk person acknowledged and vowed to fix. however, we had to follow up half a dozen times with unanswered calls and emails, and ultimately complete radio silence. instead of helpful service on an error on their part, we were simply ignored. the website boasts "a jewel of hospitality” but it was far from it. i really expected exceptional service and, despite the old tuscany feel, i hoped the rooms would have the bare minimum like working AC and reliable wifi. for over $700 EUR/night, i left with a very bad taste in my mouth. i recommend visiting for dinner and a wine tour, but save yourself the headache and stay elsewhere.

NPG_chicago - Chicago, Illinois

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