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Via Del Popolo 39, 05018 Orvieto, Italy – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 141 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at B&B Porta Vivaria.
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Terrace, Sun Deck
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges apply.
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Soundproof Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 5 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 5 years stays free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
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The Virgilio is a boutique hotel in Orvieto's historic center, the only one right on Piazza Duomo. It offers splendid views of the Duomo Cathedral.
Score from 349 reviews Excellent
Set in the heart of Orvieto in a historic building, La Magnolia is just 100 metres from the cathedral. It offers free bike rental and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 105 reviews Exceptional
Villa Degli Ulivi is in Orvieto, 650 ft from both the Porta Vivaria gateway and the lift to the historic center.
Score from 294 reviews Exceptional
Hotel Duomo is just 15 steps up the stone stairway from Orvieto's majestic Gothic Cathedral. All rooms feature air conditioning, an LCD TV with DVD player, and a small table with 2 chairs.
Score from 553 reviews Excellent
The room was large and very comfortable. The view from the wall was very beautiful. The coffee machine that made American coffee anytime you wanted it!!
We had a lot of trouble finding it in the dark. We didn't see any signs to help us. I had no info on my confirmation regarding directions to the B&B. The dark and narrow streets proved to be challenging while looking for a needle in a haystack. The street in front of the B&B appeared to be one-way the wrong way.... but finally we took a chance and went down it. We had the right address, but we saw NO signs indication Porta Vivaria. We asked someone who told us which door. It was locked... no one answered when we rang the bell. FInally, the owner opened the door and ushered us into a dark and cold cavernous room with a massive marble stairway. The owner spoke no English, so understanding where she was sending us to park was challenging. There were NO spaces in the public parking lot. We ended up driving back up into old town and finally found a parking spot near some stores. It was probably 1/4 mile from the B&B. Thank goodness we had unloaded our luggage when we arrived. We had left our cousin there with the luggage in the cold dark room with the lady who spoke no English. When we returned, our luggage was still at the foot of the stairs, and it was still dark and cold in there. The owner had given our cousin some hot tea while they were waiting! Getting our luggage up those four flights of stairs was very challenging. Our room had no heat. The "breakfast" consisted of packaged rolls and the coffee machine! At check-out, the owner could not get our credit cards to work. It was a nightmare because she spoke no English and we spoke no Italian. Finally, she got one of my cards to work so I paid for both of the rooms.
I liked the attic unit we stayed in. It was charming.
They have a coffee maker and a drinking water dispenser. It would be more fun if the coffee machine is open 24/7. The view is very nice especially in the mornings. You can sit out in the terrace and have your coffee there if you want.
The Wifi did not reach our room. We had to go to the common area.. A minus factor also is the absence of an elevator. Since the B&B was located on the third floor.
Room was comfortable and clean Roof top Terrace is a nice feature Facilities were modern and worked well Room had a welcoming feel to it
Difficult to find - signage is so small that it is only located on the intercom Access is difficult if you have a car - one way traffic via very tight corners No-one on hand when you arrive Breakfast is a brioche and coffee. Not a true B&B in the English or Australian tradition Wifi was next to unusable Room on the 3rd floor and NO lift!
Nicely decorated room Convenient location
breakfast choice is poor
The rooms are really "old-world" charm and really fun. If you would rather stay in places that have a history behind them rather than the standard "vanilla style" hotel rooms, you should give this a try. The location is great and a short walk to virtually any location.
Some evenings got a little noisy with young people in the streets but that probably happens anywhere.
The room was very large and unique due to the large beams and antique furnishings. Was very quiet at night, so I slept very well.
Perhaps could have more offerings for breakfast such as fresh fruit and orange juice.
This was a beautiful room with so much character. The lovely and wonderful owner was so sweet and helpful. It was quiet and comfortable. I would recommend this to anyone.
Breakfast wasn't very good.
Rooms with rustic pine ceilings (a bit low for tall folks). Felt like being up in a treehouse with all the modern amenities except A/C and wifi. Full of charm, and a small but state of the art bathroom and shower. Great value.
Language barrier but we managed with a few words of Italian. Breakfast was packaged baked goods and a cappuccino machine, so don't plan on eating there.
Cozy loft room, private bath, staff hospitality, location.
Breakfast is poor.
The lady of the house was very friendly. Although, she hardly spoke any English, she insisted on giving us a history lesson about Orvieto, while pointing at a map. She was full of enthusiasm, gave great tips on what to see and where to eat. The room was very beautiful, very rustic. There was a roof terrace for breakfast.
Too bad there isn't any parking available. Also throughout the city, all parking is payed for (but the prices are ok :)). The breakfast is really poor :(. The B&B is hard to find... You have to look at the doorbells to find it... There was no wifi (our room was on the top floor).
the location - by a small playground for the children and a short walk to the centre-we slept in a lovely family room on the top floor with small roofgarden overlooking the Tuscan countyside. the owner -a former classics teacher-told us the best places of historical interest. we had a wonderful stay and will be back again..
The location was great. Had dinner in their restaurant and would recommend the food was good.
The terrace was great with such a beautiful view! Also the room was spacey and beautiful. Really nice and peacefull place to stay!
Great location. Well appointed room. Helpful owner.
Breakfast packaged croissant or chocolate tarts. Cornflakes there but no bowels or milk. Coffee from a automated machine. If you want special tea take your own. Don't count on a good breakfast. Otherwise worth staying there.
Very nice B&B, excellent room and very pleasant stay in town. The B&B is very central and clean. Staff was very kind and we had breakfast on the terrace with amazing view. Lovely way to wake up!
Great location on the edge of town with beautiful view of the countryside hills. In a nice quiet neighborhood with a couple of excellent restaurants just a short walk away.
Breakfast was very poor, so we bought our own supplies since there was a refrigerator in the room. I don't think our room was ever cleaned over the 4 nights there. We ran out of toilet paper and had to buy our own because we couldn't locate any staff to ask them about it. Trash was never emptied. WiFi signal was very weak in the room.
Plenty of space in the room ,breakfast room and little terrace.The shower worked well and there was a space to put your toiletry on.
There was to much clatter just for sake of it.
This was a very large, impressive, antique-filled, wood-beamed room for three of us, in a great location. Modern bath. Easy walk to the main areas of Orvieto. Beautiful views--third floor with a terrace, and we were at the end of the street a short stroll to a cliffside view of the valley. No elevator, which was a bit tough, but the staff/owners helped with luggage on check in. Great value for the money.
Not much breakfast at all compared to other hotels and B&B's we had--packaged food and a push button coffee machine that delivered what my sister called a "coffee-like substance". The view and room made it worth it, since food elsewhere in Orvieto was great.
We had a large room off the breakfast room. It was very nice and clean. The location is great.
The room was clean & looked exactly like the pictures.
There wasn't anyone at the B&B who spoke English, but if you called the number for the B&B the person who answered did. Breakfast was coffee from a machine & pastries that were pre-wrapped like you'd buy in the grocery store. There won't be anyone to greet you as you come & go, but the room was clean.
Rooms and breakfast area were nice. Bathrooms roomy and clean.
Breakfast not substantial.
The room was comfortable and clean. The bathroom was good. The location was quiet but within easy walking distance to the main attractions of Orvieto. It is a fair walk from the funicular, about 20 minutes uphill upon arrival. I really enjoyed the terrace which had amazing views of the surrounding countryside.
The breakfast on offer could do with some improvement, perhaps some yoghurt and fresh fruit.
Wonderful greeting. The room was lovely. Small but enough for a couple of days.
For B&B the breakfast was not that great but basic. Packaged pastries and cornflakes - enough I suppose.
Nice location within walking distance to restaurants & shops.
When we first walked in the door of this 4 unit building there was a strong smell of cat urine, that never really went away. Although we had the address, there was no sign on the building or elsewhere to help locate the property.The owner always seemed to be in a rush to go elsewhere.Three flights of stairs weren't a problem but a musty smell became more prevalent as you went up the stairwell (which didn't appear to be heated). The room itself was nice & was clean. The musty smell in the room went away after the first day when we turned the heat on. It was always present in the breakfast room. We were the only guests at the B&B. The breakfast left out every morning consisted of packaged processed pastries & crackers.Coffee was from a machine where you selected whether you wanted a hot chocolate, coffee, cappuccino (surprising for Italy that prides itself on its wonderful coffee). We were told to park in 1 of 2 public pay for parking areas. Thursday night was fine. At no time were we told that we would have to move our vehicle by 7:00 am on Saturday. We were surprised to walk up to the public pay parking area at 8:30 am where we had left our BMW to find it was gone! We were told my locals to search the streets as it must have been moved to accommodate the Saturday morning market. Couldn't find the BMW. Had to get police involved - who located car out of town at a towing yard. Cost 80 euros! Could have been avoided if hosts had simply explained the parking exception & told us to park elsewhere.Would highly recommend that if hosts can't be present, that they leave an information package for guests in the room.
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