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Hotel Fontebella - Assisi

4 star Hotel Assisi

25 Via Fontebella - Assisi

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Hotel Fontebella, set in a Renaissance-style structure, offers its guests peace and quiet, plus an exquisite view of the beautiful Umbrian valley.
With a convenient location, this 4 star hotel allows guests to visit Assisi on foot. It's a short walk to the Upper and Lower Basilicas of St. Francis.

The hotel has parking. Guests can rent Segway scooters on site, and wireless Internet access is also available.
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Guest Rating 8.4 Very Good
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Breakfast at Hotel Fontebella

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Fontebella

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Personal newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Meeting Room

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 3:30 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): EUR 2.00 (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 180 per vehicle (one way)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 20 per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Fontebella is also known as

Hotel Fontebella
Fontebella Hotel
Fontebella Hotel Assisi

8.9

Clean

9.1

Location

8.8

Quiet

7.7

Spacious

8.5

Service

Hotel Fontebella reviews

7.7 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

I enjoyed my stay at Fontebella and would choose them again. They could provide better shampoo, soaps etc

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Friendly reception, wonderful restaurant for the included breakfast and for other dining. Parking right outside the hotel was really convenient. The room was small, but that's Italy! Good location for visiting the basilica and going to Mass.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

We stayed for a few days, but we really want to come back. The city and the hotel are greats.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Charming old hotel. Very pretty interior and extremely friendly and competent staff. Free WiFi in the lobby was very reliable. The restaurant provided one of the best meals we had in Italy. I would definitely recommend this hotel & hope to return one day!

7.7 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

really good location in the old town and close to the Basillica and main square. Our room had a wonderful view over the valley with only a lane outside so was very quiet. Strange arrangement in that each time you left the room the air conditioning went off and you had to ask reception to put it back on - they always did. The attached restaurant was quite good but there are better places to eat in the town

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We had a great time at the Hotel Fontebella! We had a family room, which was fairly spacious (twin beds downstairs, a full bed in the upstairs loft area). Everyone on staff was very friendly, from the young women at the front desk to the waiters in the restaurant. There are two highlights to this hotel: the location and the restaurant. Hotel Fontebella is located only a few blocks from the Basilica San Francesco, making it very easy to walk there. Our room also had a gorgeous view of the valley of Assisi. We also highly recommend the restaurant, Il Frantoio, located next door to the hotel. We ate here for both lunch and dinner. The meals were delicious, some of the best we had during our entire trip! The restaurant also has a great view of the valley, and the wait staff were attentive and friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

The hotel was right where it said on the map--which is a lot of uphill/stairs if you are walking, but that is Assisi. It is easy to park down below the town and then go up. The room we had--a quintuple--was perfect. It had three singles below for our children and a lofted double for the parents. Breakfast was very good in a lovely setting and was included in the price even though that was not stated on the site. It was a perfect middle location in the town. We had a lovely view of the valley from our room. There was free wifi up in the lounge room near reception which was quite fast. No complaints! We ate at a wonderful restaurant farther uphill called Pizzeria I Monaci, which was excellent.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

formidable d'être au centre d'Assise avec un parking...

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

An excellent base for a few days (or even longer) in Assisi. The hotel is in a great location, only a few minutes walk from the Basilica of St Frances (and from one of the main bus stops on the route to/ from the station). The staff were welcoming and helpful and the reception staff all spoke good English. Rooms were clean and the whole hotel well cared for. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice. The hotel was not all that convenient for places to eat at night, many of which appeared to me to be nearer to the other end of town - not really all that far away but it took me a while to find anywhere on the first night I was there (this may just be a problem because of being there in early March - it looked as if later in the year there would be more choice). Overall, a great hotel in a really good location. If returning to Assisi I would definitely hope to stay at the Fontabella again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Could not ask for a better stay. Perfect in every way. The parking across the main entrance was a big plus. Assisi is a treasure. The best landmarks include the 3 main churches - Francesco, Chiara, and Rufino but walking the streets and visiting the areas above and below the town are a must. The streets are charming, quaint, but can be steep in places. One should practice walking on inclined surfaces and have good shoes before walking in the towns of Umbria.

6.2 Fair
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We stay triple room where is basement and small.We feel very cold ,We didn'to know front office cotrol each room(no notice in room) Rate is cheap ,but...next time We will not come again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

We really enjoyed the Hotel & our room. It was in a good location, close to restaurants, shops, churches. The room was clean, & we had a nice view out are window. The staff was friendly & helpful. We recommend the Fontebella as a great place to stay.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

Family room was adequate for 2 adults and up to 3 children. Loved the view. Asissi is truly a wonderful city. Definitely eat at the Restaurante Medieval, it had fantastic truffle pasta and authentic food as well as terrific prices (100 euros for a family gourmet meal including wine).

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We loved the Hotel Fontebella. I have rarely been in a place so welcoming. The staff at all levels understood what hospitality and friendliness are all about. I look forward to returning there in the future. I am so glad this website included a picture of the view from the "valley view" rooms. Being able to look out on that amazing view added so much to our visit and was well worth the extra euros. Kudos to Hotel Fontebella. They have a wonderful thin going...

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This is a nice comfortable hotel very close to St Francis's Basilica. Rooms are clean and spacious with large bath rooms. Front desk personel are helpful. Unfortunately this hotel caters to tours. These move in and out en masse making noise and crowd the dining room. The dining room is just average but does save a walk up into the town center.

6.4 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We arrived in Assisi with roads under construction within the hilltop city. The staff had no idea how we could drive to the hotel, although they did have parking available. It took us an hour to get through the streets, finally realizing we had to drive the wrong way down a one-way street to get to the hotel.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

I was so worn out from a week in Rome that I was prepared to be upset with the slightest grievance - like the narrow little hallways that others have commented on. But our greeting was gracious, the family room was spacious, and even though we couldn't get the Internet hooked up (no wifi, and cable wasn't connected), Assisi is a holy place for setting worldly concerns aside. St Francis would have as much to accomplish today as he did in the 1200's. Also worth mention - the Fontabella has rare parking spaces (just a few) in front of the hotel. But take the train and bus and be prepared to walk "uphill both ways" in Assisi; the few cars we encountered were quite an annoyance in otherwise quiet pedestrian-filled streets.

7.4 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is located close to San Franceso and therefore a good location to access the town. We arrived by car, a little unprepared for the effective one way system throgh the tight , steep streets and had a little difficulty in locating the hotel- this not helped by the road the hotel being located on being closed for road improvements. Parking was however directly outside the hotel which was good and the staff wee welcoming. We travelled as a family of 4 and were provided with a double height room with sofa beds at what would be the sitting area and a double bed at the mezzanine level. The room had a very good view into the valley. The only gripes were that the connecting timber stair in this room would in the UK be considered unsafe l suspect with a number of treads and the handrail a little loose and therefore noisy to walk on. We also could not manage to control the A/C which only stayed on for 1-2 minutes, the lack of which made the room uncomfortable to sleep in. The breakfast was good with the area located within the main building and not on a terrace as is suggested in the photographs on the website. This terrace is associated with the adjacent and separate hotel restaurant. Otherwise we all enjoyed our stay

4.8 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Poland

When we were at the hotel, there was a redecoration of a street (which started in January) directly in front of our hotel and below our windows. NOBODY TOLD US about it before we came there, although we called there and asked about parking and they knew that we will come by the car. We couldn't park or even drive in front of the hotel and we had to carry our luggages from gate of a city, about 400 meters. If we had knew that there were no capabilities to park, we would have booked another hotel. We think that hotel should inform your web site of this inconveniences.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

After a few different visits to Assisi, I can be confident when I say that this was a fantastic hotel. We had a room with a loft that had a beautiful panoramic view of the Assisi valley and we were just minutes from all of the sites. I would recommend this to a friend.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Great hotel accomodations. They are doing construction on the road in front of the hotel for the next 2 months. Parking is not available in front of the hotel as it was stated by other travelers

7.0 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Peccato per la Moquette che non da propio un senso di pulizia ottimale ma per il resto tutto ok!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Largest room we stayed in while in Italy. The view from our window was amazing. Breakfast was typical with sweet rolls and drinks.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This hotel is just charming! We had a "valley-view" room and the view was absolutely breathtaking! I would stay here again and recommend to everyone. The restaurant was very good as well.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

Standard of hotel very good the food at their restaurant average and the breakfast a typical continental type as elsewhere.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Hotel Fontebella is a lovely hotel located a few blocks from the central piazza. The bar, restaurant and sitting area are particularly elegant and everyone that we dealt with on the staff were more than helpful. Although our triple room was a little small, it was beautifully decorated, as was our very modern bathroom. We even enjoyed a breathtaking view from our room of the entire valley below Assisi. We enjoyed the free parking across the street and the more than ample breakfast buffet. We would highly recommend this hotel and would certainly consider using it again if we ever get the pleasure of returning to this beautiful city!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Wenn man die Anfahrt mit dem Auto überstanden und geparkt hat ist man in einem Hotel, dass zwar die besten Tage hinter sich hat, aber immer noch etwas Luxus ausstrahlt. Tolle Lage, herrlicher Blick, gut klimatisiert, schönes Gartenrestaurant, ungemütlicher Frühstücksraum, aber gutes Frühstück.

7.4 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

quietness is bad rated cause of the noise of air conditioned

7.0 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel made a great song and dance about its attached restaurant. We ate there on our first night. The service was slow, the food indifferent and expensive. A pity as this tainted what was otherwise a very enjoyable stay.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Hotel Fontabella was good value and had parking directly opposite hotel. Assisi was a beautiful town.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Hotel is in a good location in Assisi with great access to all of the sites.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

2 night stay at Fontebella. Parking across the street in hotel bays was free with about 10 bays available. Room on top floor had the best view in Umbria. Modern recently renovated room was very comfortable, though the central air conditioning kept the room a little warm.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

I really like this hotel!! There was very clean and beautiful bathroom. Every staff was really kind.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

From the train station by bus to the closest stop, not bad but the 200-300 yard walk from bus stop to hotel front door with luggage a real chore, all uphill. Once there the hotel was very nice.

5.2 Ordinary
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

We had a huge problem at this hotel. We were informed that they had a parking lot but they had a very little place for 6 or 8 cars. We arrived and no one informed us that we couldn't remove the car from that "one" space that we found at that place. So, we had to removed because we had half of a day to knew the city. So when we came back we had no place to park.. we had a huge head each with that. We asked the receptionist (2 of them) to tell us if a parking lot apeard but they weren't helfull at all and didn't advise us. We were very upset with this situation. Besides that we had a noise in our room that didn't stoped. It had a good location, the room was simple but clean. The brekfast was very nice and in a very cousy place.

6.9 Fair
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

THE LOCATION WAS GREAT IN ASSISI. WE STAYED IN A QUAD WITH A KING UPSTAIRS AND 2 TWINS DOWNSTAIRS. SPACIOUS AND CLEAN

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • South Korea

Very fantastic hotel. When you open the window you may feel as I did. Very convenient free car parking if you arrive earlier(car parking inside the wall is very helpful in italy). Warm room temperature. Good breakfast. Just negative is internet connection. I recommend not to use paid internet connection. My family has chosen this hotel as number "one" in this italian tour.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

This was the first time we stayed here and the loft was great for us, while the 2 children stayed below. The location was great and Assisi is small so hard to think of a location that wouldn't be good.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

What an exceptional hotel! It is located within the walls of Assisi. It is easy to walk all of Assisi from this hotel. The staff is really wonderful and very helpful. My 8 year-old son called one of the staff who helped with our luggage, Mr. Lightning Man- he was so fast and great service. This family-owned hotel was rebuilt after the earthquake in the late 1990’s. The renovation was done to perfection. And the rooms and views are so beautiful. The rooms were spacious and very comfortable. And the bathtub had Jacuzzi jets—my wife really enjoyed this!! The breakfast that was included was really good-cereal, fruit, cornetto, and coffee. We ate lunch at the restaurant and it was very good. They recommended a very reasonably priced local wine from the Umbria region. My only regret is we only stayed for one night.

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Old building, rooms very small including the bathroom even by European standards. However, SPOTLESS and beautiful, check out the beautiful ceiling painting. Staff very accomodating, decent restaurant, good location, minimal but free breakfast.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Mexico

Excelente ubicacion y un gran servicio de calidad

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We opted for a room with a view and were not disappointed. The room was nice and the bathroom, although small, was very nice and looked like it had been updated recently. Some of the furnishings (bedspreads) needed updating. The location was excellent because it was close to the basilica and we loved walking the backstreets to the center of town. We also appreciated that parking was just across the street. Breakfast was excellent. It was a wonderful visit!

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

hotel a good deal but restaurant is overrated and overpriced. Avoid if possible.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

Very beautiful hotel, very nicely located in the historical center. Just the parking is an issue, we were able to reach the hotel by car but we had to leave the car in a public parking outside the city. With a special card from the hotel, this will cost you 10 EUR/24 hours

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We were on the 6th floor with a view of the valley below. It just couldn't get any better!! Staff was friendly, breakfast was good, the room was spacious, and the location is perfect right in the center of Assisi. Parking was free across from the hotel.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The view from the room was beautiful. The room was clean and the bathroom immaculate. The breakfast was good, but could have included more fresh fruit.

6.8 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The low rate rooms at 75 EUR are a disaster. After the first night I changed the room. The rooms @159 EUR (Rooms Nos.303, 403, 503 etc) overlooking the Umbria valley and San Pietro church are spacious enough and the view is really magnificent. The small rooms have dirty carpets and falling apart wallpapers. The rooms overlooking Umbria valley have nice clean parquette, but their bath-tubs are NOT safe. The bath-tub is very small, has 2 different levels and is under a low ceiling. You bathe in a clumsy position and have to mind your head all the time.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

Fabulous location and great hotel with beautiful view.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Chile

Excellent location,beatiful view, well mainteined building,over our expectations

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A lovely hotel well situated within the walls. A bonus was the free parking outside the enterance to the hotel. The valley view from our room was spectacular. I would stay again if I ever go back to Assisi.

4.9 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Following the excellent service we received at our previous hotel in Rome the Fontebella was disappointing. This "victorian" hotel had a dated, faded sense about it, although it seemed as though they were trying to be more modern. The linens were clean. The tiled bathroom was the best thing. We had paid extra for a room with a view and that gave us a reasonable sized bathroom. (The view was through a small window). Friends drove up from the south of France to join us and didn't pay the extra. They had a very small bathroom and were facing the fairly busy road. The manager was helpful and friendly. The other desk staff were polite but detached. The breakfast staff person was rude on several occasions, obviously wanting us to leave so she could clean up. Her attitude changed after we mentioned this to the manager. We had partly chosen the hotel due to the high recommendations for the restaurant from a previous reviewer. The dining room was not in the room posted on the site but in an annexe behind the hotel. The waiters were friendly and helpful but the menu was limited and the food average - in contrast to an excellent, very reasonably priced meal we had in a restaurant off one of the main squares. We had also partly chosen the hotel due to mention of a garden and a photo of food being served there. Unfortunately the garden area was closed.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Unbelievable views. Wonderful location, beautiful town.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel is very well located. Near the cathedral and restaurants. Even though the rooms are small, were enough to accomodate my children in a triple room.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Ireland

the room we had was a quad, it was the best hotel room we've ever stayed in, it had a stairs up to an upper floor with a double bed and 2 single downstairs. the view from the room at the back of the hotel was fantastic, it looked out over the countryside. One downside to assisi, the lack of restaurants open in the evening. Can't reccommend hotel Fontebella highly enough.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

A wonderful hotel and we had a very pleasant stay - we were only disappointed that we could not stay longer. The staff was very competent and helpful and the hotel has a very good restaurant in the garden.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We traveled as a family with two college age daughters. The view from our hotel looking over the Umbrian region was the best of our 3 week trip! The location was good with a parking lot in front of the hotel and if that is full, one about 3 blocks away. The climb to the hotel from the large city parking lot is straight up so you may want to drop your luggage off and then park the car. This was our first visit to Assisi and we loved the beauty and the many churches. We spent part of a day out at the hermitage where St. Clarie and St. Francis lived. It was peaceful and a great way to take in the Umbrian beauty. I could have stayed for weeks. The town does cater to tourists so there are the usual trinkets to purchase with every store carrying the exact same merchandise so a half day of looking around town shopping is enough. Spend the rest of your time visiting the churches and taking in the small passage aways off the beaten path where the locals live. I look forward to returning in the near future.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Position of Hotel is excellent, although access to the parking point is fairly tortuous (but probably easier than some other hotels in Assisi). We had a room overlooking the plain which had a fantastic view, I would recommend asking for a room on this side of the building. Restaurant was good, but would recommend eating after 8.30 to avoid over enthusiatic tour parties!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent stay

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We really enjoyed this hotel. It's a little old fashioned and has lots of character. The location was great - and we were able to park our car right in front of the hotel. It was a close walk to all of the sights in Assisi.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Difficult to comment as we only stayed one night but our stay was very comfortable and the staff were more than helpful

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Très bien situé pour visiter Assise à pieds. Agréable déjeuner sur la terrasse mais petit-déjeuner et dîner très quelconques.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Fully renovated modern bed & breakfast. Family owned & operated by brother & sister. Fabio was a great help with all our luggage. Excellent public park across the street with swings & play structures for young children. Walking distance to baths/pools & short drive to fountains. We enjoyed both the owners' hospitality & our stay.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The room was large and sumptuous, with a beautiful view over the valley. The standard of furnishing and washroom was excellent. There was a beautiful lounge. The hotel is centrally located between the main square and St Francis church. A taxi from the station cost 10 euros.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Awesome!!! What more can we say. Perfect location inside the old town walls. Free parking in front of hotel. Spacious, clean rooms with a beautiful view of Assisi. Very helpful staff. Close to everything. Walked everywhere. Breakfast was fantastic and quite filling. We will definitely stay here again.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Una struttura molto accogliente che raccomaderei a chiunque.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

great location - nice rooms - good airconditioning - would stay there again

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Very pleased with our 1-night stay at Hotel Fontebella. Provided you have any sort of map of Assisi, the hotel was very easy to find by car, onsite parking a huge plus. Location was ideal -- 5+ minute walk to Basilica of St. Francis. Room was small but clean and comfortable, with small but modern/updated bathroom. Only one small window to enjoy the view of the valley, but the surcharge for an outside-facing room was still worth it -- the view is that good. Food at the hotel restaurant was very good, with a good wine list featuring many local wines. Staff helpful and English-speaking friendly. Would definitely stay here again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

High quality, high price. The view from the balcony was wonderful.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This is an excellent hotel. The room was splendid with a superb view. However there was one surprising and serious fault. The breakfasts provided were of very poor quality. The rolls and cornetti were poor, and, amazingly for Italy, the coffee was so bad as to be almost undrinkable. There were two options. Stale American-style coffee which had been sitting on the heat for goodness knows how long, or Italian-style coffee from a machine which was even worse. Surely it would not be too difficult to provide customers with freshly-made coffee for their breakfast as most hotels in Italy do.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

Old but refurbished hotel with the largest and nicest bathroom I've had in Italy. Close to Basilica and within a short walk of several restaurants. The hotel restaurant was closed the one night I intended to go there.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

This was a wonderful place to stay in a wonderful city. The staff was outstanding.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This was just a fantastic place to stay. I went with my mom. When I made my reservation, I mentioned I would be travelling with my 80 year old mom. They gave her a nice room for a single room price. Mine was fine. The bathroom was microscopic but it was new and it was my own. Would stay here again.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Central location a plus. Rooms (2)had a wonderful view of the Umbrian Valley. Excellent service by the staff. Breakfast served in the rooms, an interesting variation. (One room did not have enough hot water for a shower in the morning.) We would definitely recommend Fontebella for others.

8.7 Excellent
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Overall, our stay was very good. It was our first time traveling in Europe, so the small size of the rooms and bathroom was a bit surprising. This was the most affordable hotel of our travels, the location was great, and the staff was very helpful. I would recommend it if you don't need much space to spread out.

7.4 Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

Totally our stay was satisfactory. Only one inconvenient point was that the breakfast was served in the room, but the room was a little narrow to eat breakfast in the room. One person had to eat it sitting on the bed.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

Very comfortable stay

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We were happy with the location of the hotel - short walking distances from the hotel to the major sights and churches. The room was adequate with a nice view.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Good location with parking. Lovely views from top back rooms.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

Nice stay, good services in a charming place.

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Stanza abbastanza piccola. Pulizia OK. Ottimo il ristorante annasso

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Loved this hotel!!! We were on our honeymoon and asked for a room with a view. What a view!!!! Loved the hotel room, especially the spacious shower. Breakfast had a greater variety than some of the other hotels we stayed at. Would definitely recommend this hotel to others. Unfortunately the map given on the website wasn't very descriptive, but we took a taxi to the hotel and he knew exactly where we were going!!!

3.7
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Con grande rammarico, abbiamo constatato che le foto delle camere, riportate sulla brochure dell'albergo non corrispondevano a quanto ci è stato offerto. Forse perchè abbiamo prenotato sul sito di venere? Il parcheggio riservato all'albergo non offriva più di 10 posti, pertanto era impossibile usare l'auto, altrimenti si rischiava di non ritrovare il posto. Inoltre, nella camera l'aria condizionata non poteva essere regolata autonomamente, la tv era vecchia di almeno 20 anni, l'ascensore: una trappola, per non parlare della "colazione a buffet" (indecente)!!!!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

A beautiful hotel, friendly staff, nice breakfast with real coffee and cappucino available, good location. Overall, a delight.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

We enjoyed our stay at Fontabella very much. The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful when we first arrived, which was great since we had just had a difficult and stressful time finding our way into Assisi. The hotel is very well decoratated and kept in good order. Our 3 children were delighted with the room (on two levels) as were we. A get the impression of a beatiful traditional hotel in beatiful surroundings, with a committed staff. For the web page, the directions into Assisi could be improved (for instance include by which gate Assisi should be entered) and a better map.

5.1 Ordinary
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Brazil

Rooms flooring made in wood are noisy. Corridors noise too high. My point of view is that they should improve the walls isolation in order to minimize the noise, which disturb too much during the night. In addition, the air conditioning control is made only by the front desk. Thus, the guests must call them by phone from the room in order to change the temperature or turn the air conditioning on or off.

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Very nice hotel on fairly quiet street in Assisi. The restaurant that is connected to the hotel had excellent food also. Friendly English-speaking personnel at the desk.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We loved the Fontabella. The view from the 6th floor is breathtaking and the room was extremely comfortable. The service was top notch. The Fontabella is a great place to rest and rejuvinate.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

We stayed in Fontebella for 2 nights on our honeymoon. The staff were very helpful and friendly on arrival. A car space was available just outside the hotel. The beds were very comfortable, however, we were expecting from the discription and photos a larger bathroom and a room with a view and were little disapointed. Our stay was quite enjoyable anyway.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Having tried to navigate nmy way around various medieval Italian towns' one way systems I approached Assisi with trepidation. However, the tourist information booth situated just outside the town were able to give me directions straight to the Fontebella, which gratifyingly lies just inside the walls 100m straight through the Porta San Francesco. The hotel was very pleasant, limited parking is available, the staff were very efficient and welcoming. The restaurant was good, but perhaps a little expensive - great views over the Spoleto valley, though. The hotel is used by tour groups of various nationalilties - Assisi is full of tour groups, many secular, but many religious, so I really think that goes with the territory and was not a probem as far as I was concerned.

4.7 Ordinary
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Our superior room had a superb view and was well equipped for a hotel squeezed into old buildings. Location is very central but the hotel was not as good as it's website claims. Despite it being 31º, the hotel kept switching off the room air conditioning and we had to keep asking reception to switch it back on. We chose the Fontebella because it offered a garden, but this was closed despite it being early summer. It looked very run down. The restaurant was only open for two nights during our ten night stay. But food was good. Breakfast choice was poor, and we expected more than plastic bowls and glasses for the price.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Argentina

We liked very much, and very well located.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

The hotel was perfect in everyway. From the initial greeting to the view from the bedroom window. The hotel was clear and well maintained, with staff that were very nice.

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very nice hotel in a good location. Wonderful Umbrian views from room. Excellent adjacent restaurant and good access to other restaurants and shops. Easy walk to churches of San Francesco and San Pietro. Pleasant and helpful staff. Recommend without hesitation.

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Every effort on their part was O.K. The breakfast was O.K. Would I choose this one again? Possibly.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

This is wonderful place to stay in Assisi. The view from our room was beyond description: green Umbria and the beautiful Santa Maria degli Angeli spread out before us. The hotel restaurant is excellent too.

6.5 Fair
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

The room was Ok, had a great view but not too much else going for it. The hotel had a sad quality about it, not much going on and the public rooms were empty. There wasn't anything there, it basically was Ok to sleep but not really much else.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

Absolutely wonderful setting! Assisi in the evening and then again in the morning makes the trip! Quiet, peaceful, and enchanting, the place a delight! Breakfast was awesome and they not only made cappucini for adults but also hot chocolate for the children. We were perfectly centerd for all touring and they let us leave our van in the parking area after checkout. We will definitely stay here again should we visit Assisi.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I enjoyed my stay

6.4 Fair
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We stayed at Fontebella on 4-5 January 2005. This is an excellent time to visit Assisi - not too many tourists yet good weather. The hotel staff were inconsistent. The porter was highly service-oriented, the desk staff were not. I asked them to make us dinner reservations but they said there was no need, even though we asked if they would do this in order to get a better table (they did not). The breakfast is served in a small room off the bar in the winter; service was lacking (the waitress brought drinks but did not replenish the continental buffet). Our hotel room (a superior double) had a decent view over the valley but was very small (bathroom was tiny and you had to step over the toilet to get into the shower). Location of the hotel was excellent, and, they had several private parking places (at no cost); that was a great benefit. If you are not planning to spend much time in your room or hotel, the Fonetebella is fine and its location is wonderful. But the service was indeed lacking.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Fontebella, offering 43 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers will have access to wired and wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as complimentary newspapers and safes during their Assisi visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access

Distances from Hotel Fontebella

Oratorio dei Pellegrini - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Roman Temple of Minerva - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza del Comune - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Rocca Maggiore - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Santa Maria delle Rose - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Cathedral of San Rufino - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Basilica of Santa Chiara - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
San Damiano - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
St. Mary of the Angels - 3.2 km / 2 mi
Eremo delle Carceri - 3.6 km / 2.2 mi
Di Filippo - 9.8 km / 6.1 mi
San Giovanni Battista Hospital - 14.1 km / 8.7 mi
St. Nicolo Church - 14.9 km / 9.2 mi
Cathedral of San Feliciano - 15 km / 9.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Fontebella is Perugia (PEG-Sant Egidio) - 8.9 km / 5.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Hotel Fontebella

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service
  • Private parking