A spiritual and serene spot in the region of Umbria in central Italy, Assisi is unlike any other place in the world. In this list, we take a peak at ten of the best hotels in this hillside town, where travelers can put up their feet after a day of exploring UNESCO sites and more.
A hotel surrounded by lush greenery, Romantik Hotel Le Silve offers guests a relaxing retreat just outside the town of Assisi. The converted farmhouse has cozy, rustic rooms with stone walls, wooden beams and fireplaces. Views of the valley below are remarkable, especially from the terrace, where diners can enjoy a great selection of regional food and wine. For adventurous guests, there are plenty of hiking opportunities on nearby Monte Subasio and its environs.
A stay at Hotel Cenacolo is quite interesting – the former convent used to be the place where Franciscan friars hosted pilgrims who came to this sacred town. The hotel’s 111 rooms have been expertly renovated and have a modern design. The building itself has maintained many of its original architectural elements, such as the traditional stonework common in Assisi.
To say that Sorella Luna Hotel is one of Assisi’s most intimate lodging options is no exaggeration – this tiny boutique hotel has but 13 rooms to accommodate travelers! The sleeping quarters are beautifully appointed with modern fixtures and details; some rooms even have their own charming outdoor patio. What’s more, the Sorella Luna is located in a prime spot in Assisi – it’s just a short walk to the Basilica of San Francesco.
Located just outside of Assisi, Castello di Petrata offers guests the unique experience of staying in a converted 14th century fortress. The hotel is immersed in the beautiful Italian countryside, with olive groves, orchards, forests and green meadows in every direction. On the hotel grounds, guests can explore gardens and truffle grounds, or make use of the on-site pool for some rest and relaxation. What’s more, the hotel’s restaurant serves up delicious dishes typical of Umbria.
For an extravagant stay in this spiritual town, check-in to the Nun Assisi Relais & Spa Museum. This five-star resort is located in a carefully restored monastery, which was originally constructed in 1275 for a community of Benedictine nuns. The rooms feature light tones and modern décor, as well as interesting historic touches, such as a 17th century fresco, original stonework and ceilings with wooden beams. Each is unique and offers the perfect blend of the old and the new. And that’s not even speaking of the amazing spa, with its heated pool surrounded by first century limestone pillars.
Situated on a ridge providing stunning panoramic views of the surrounding valley, Hotel Ideale is, well, an idyllic place to stay in Assisi. Set among gardens in a quiet place, the hotel grounds are a tranquil spot where guests can get away from it all. The rooms are bright and colorful, and feature artisan works from around the area. A breakfast buffet awaits guests early each morning, with everything from freshly baked croissants to local meats and cheeses.
Another small and comfortable hotel in the heart of Assisi is Hotel Hermitage. Visitors attest to the friendliness of the owner, Gabriella, who can often be found behind the front desk offering advice and information about Assisi. It’s just a short jaunt away from the main square, Piazza del Comune, making Hotel Hermitage’s location extremely convenient.
Located a few minutes outside of Assisi proper, the elegant Villa Rafaello Park Hotel is situated in a beautiful and recently renovated neoclassical building. Its scenic grounds are peaceful and make a great spot to sit and wind down from a long day of touring Assisi. Guests who are looking for a romantic welcome can request a number of special services, from a bottle of bubbly prosecco to a scattering of rose petals on their bed upon arrival.
With 115 years of history in Assisi, this is one of the town’s longest-tenured hotels. Most of the rooms overlook the scenic Umbrian valley; the rest provide guests with views of the quaint medieval alleys that are characteristic of the town. The hotel also boasts one of the best restaurants, as well as an excellent wine cellar where patrons can sample both Italian and international wines.
Between its beautifully decorated rooms and fantastic dining options, Ròseo Hotel Assisi provides guests with a top notch experience in the center of historic Assisi. On top of that (quite literally), the hotel’s roof garden is one of the most elegant in town, with an incredible view of the countryside below. Guests can also take advantage of a number of services at the spa, such as a tension-releasing massage.