I booked a two week stay this past June. Angela was quick to respond to my emails and booking requests. Once I arrived, I was delighted to discover my Junior Suite was actually a small studio cottage adjacent to the main villa. It had its own private yard with connecting subterranean tunnel to the other side of the street. The room was well-appointed and very pretty with stone work and exposed beams. Unlike most Italian hotels, the beds were very comfortable!
The breakfast is plentiful with many different choices. Due to COVID, it is no longer served buffet style, but that might change again in the future. Instead a waiter takes orders and brings everything to your table.
Dinners are optional, and very good. Their chef creates a daily and monthly menu using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Everything was prepared with care and presentation in mind. There are also several excellent trattorias within a short drive to the resort.
Their location is perfect for a Umbrian hills get-away. It is very quiet and relaxing by the pool or out in one of their many garden sitting areas. There are walking trails and farming roads nearby for a good after breakfast stretch of the legs. Orvieto is a quick 20 minutes away. Other fun day trips such as Civita de Bagnoreggio, Monster Park, Maddona del Latte winery, Perugia, and more are easily accessible by car.
The staff are warm and welcoming, from the owner Rosanna, Frank the waiter, Gabriel the Nightwatchman, Angela the manager, and the kind and hard-working gardeners and cleaning staff. (and anyone else I left out!) I enjoyed meeting and speaking to them all. I highly recommend Griffin's Resort for anyone seeking a respite from the city life and/or a taste of Umbrian life.