We booked this as a family of 5 attending a friends wedding at the nearby castle. From first contacting the hotel and conversing with the owners daughter, Bettina, it has been a lovely experience.
The mill is over 1,000 years old and is so authentically what you would imagine for a building so old.
It's no 5 star hotel but neither does it want to be. It's a family ran apartment type room with basic furnishing. However it's the experience, knowledge and friendliness that sets this place apart. Bettina and her family are happy to open their home to guests, we are breakfast each day in their part of the mill, all prepared by the family and absolutely gorgeous. Umbria itself is truly stunning. You definitely need a car if you stay here, one because it's a little isolated, two the area is so beautiful and easy to navigate around it would be sacrilegious not to see it.
If you want 5 star boutique hotel then this probably isn't going to suit you however if you want a real Italian experience...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Al centro dell’Umbria, accanto ai monti e alle colline dove sono secolari i Saperi attinenti l’utilizzazione, l’acquisto, la ricerca e la vendita delle migliori specie di tartufi il Molino di Molanoce ne diviene talvolta luogo di assaggio e di festa legata a quel prelibato frutto della terra. Lungo i sentieri di transumanze antichissime, precedenti diversi secoli la presenza dei romani, si possono traversare fiumi e torrenti, campi e colline, boschi e picchi calcarei, rimanendo sempre nei pressi di luoghi lungamente vissuti. Si possono raggiungere sia paesini arroccati, parchi naturali e parchi archeologici che le innumerevoli presenze storiche e artistiche tra cui Abbazie, chiese, romitori e castelli. Tutto a partire da Molanoce.The mill of Molanoce is an old water-mill set in a 12th century building, a stone and wood structure dating back to the late Roman period. Il Molino di Molanoce è una struttura Gay friendly.Al molino di Molanoce si accettano animali.The place-name "Molanoce" indicates the place where, in the Middle Ages, walnuts were crushed to produce oil for votive lamps.From the 17th century onward it became a water-mill for grinding grain, spelt and maize.Nowadays, the restored apartments are the ideal setting for exclusive and pleasant holidays in the heart of Italy. Gay friendly ... more less