Wonderful hotel in a wonderful part of Italy. + Staff + Clean + Breakfast was amazing + Location + Pool + Handling of the COVID-19 Situation + Building + Room with wonderful balcony + View/Landscape - Fridge loud, had to unplug it.
The old cloister is a resort and vineyard (with excellent wines) where you'll enjoy an excellent breakfast in the most charming breakfast room. All in all the rooms are filled with carefully selected details (exquisite taste). The pool and pool area are very nice with a small house where you can prepare your food and buy local wine, beer and water from the honesty bar. The whole resort reflects calmness with the most charming owners who gives you recommendations of nice restaurants in the surroundings.
The villa is a beautiful as are the rooms. The pool is lovely and big enough for all the guests. There is only a breakfast buffet available and mainly sweets (cakes, cookies, croissants), being in Italy I had hoped for great Italian coffee, but unfortunately it was not very good and definitely not the quality like in the Italian cafes on all 4 days we were there. No other meals provided or offered so you will need to go into the neighbouring towns for lunch and dinner everyday. The owners live on the premises and although smiley the lady running the hotel does not come from the hospitality world and we heard a terrible treatment towards one of the guests regarding a different payment to what they had booked. The guest was very polite and calm but the owner was very rude towards them at the point of offensive so this troubled me as well.…
This family-run hotel is about 6 kms from Macerata, so is handy for exploring the central part of Le Marche and for the opera festival. It is set in nice gardens with good views of the surrounding countryside, and has a wonderful swimming pool, with the water kept at a temperature which means getting into it is a pleasure rather than a duty. The owners are delightful, though they do not speak brilliant English. It provides only breakfast, not other meals, so a car is essential, and one of the drawbacks of staying here is that you have to drive out for supper every night. Apart from Macerata itself there are not that many adequate restaurants nearby. The breakfast relies rather too much on various cakes for my taste, but there is frut and rolls and croissants available.
We stayed in room 11 a bright corner room with a wrap around balcony and stunning views of vineyards, valleys and distant mountaintop villages. Very comfortable bedding and good a/c. Large bath with waterfall shower and window but no tub. Excellent breakfast, modest offering of eggs, meat, cheese, croissants, fruits, yoghurt and homemade cakes. Wonderful pool with loungers and large umbrellas, pool house w/ frig stocked with wines from the villa's winery to sample. Sites nearby include outlets of Fabi, Prada, Tods, etc; Macerata about 10 km distant, coast beaches about 20 km. finally, but most importantly, a respectful shout out to the señora in charge of the villa, Graziella. What a wonderful hostess!