Italian Holidays are perfect to escape the hustle and bustle of a busy life it’s hard to find a suitable hotel for your needs – especially when all you want to do is relax and unwind.
Cancello Est is located in the tiny medieval village of Gualdo, which overlooks the Sibillini mountain and has amazing views. It really fitted my agenda perfectly.
The rooms are spacious and the marble bathrooms amazing which was a very pleasant surprise being in the middle of the countryside. My room, the Grand Sasso Suite, complete with a remarkable restored ceiling Fresco, was filled with all needed amenities, including a bathtub with a view and a separate shower. The beds are remarkably comfortable with a great choice in linens for the sheets.
The entrance lobby is meticulously decorated with international art pieces and designer furniture mixed with antiques. Really works well together in the 15th Century fully restored building.
The hotel also has a very cozy lounge on the ground floor that can serve as a great place to have meetings. Sectioned in accordance to needs, the place is carefully decorated to service guests with coffee table books peppering the tables and shelves. iPads and laptops for guests are available, just ask for them (another reason to travel light).
Everything aside, the real eye-grabber is the pool. Located in in the old town wall, the pool has views out to the mountains and feels like you are floating on air. Everything you could possibly need is provided from suntan oils, to bottled water. Fountains cascading into the pool give a really relaxing touch.
My breakfasts were amazing. Fresh local produce and copious amounts of freshly brewed coffee. Marc and Ivan refer to the dining room as a Guestaurant – which is really pleasant as you meet such nice people at meal times. Eating out in Gualdo and the surrounding villages is a brilliant experience and everything is so well priced I was convinced that they were undercharging me. Fabulous foods and huge portions for around €20 a head. Amazing! The boys are a great source of local knowledge from where to eat and what to see and seem to be able to guide you in the right direction so that you really discover the beauty of Le Marche.
If you are going to Italy, Cancello Est is a must-visit. The hotel is equipped with everything to make your stay in Italy fantastic. Also, don’t forget to try out the pool!
Italian Holidays – Perfect in Every Way