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out of 14 reviews
“Hope to go back!”
We stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks for our summer vacation. It was a great hotel. The only thing missing was a pool, but if you're looking for a place that is quiet and away from the city then this hotel is for you. If we go back to Tuscany, we will probably stay here again.
“Can't say enough good things about it.”
I definitely must start this off by saying I was a little skeptical at first but was pleasantly surprised in the end. The idea of a 4 star hotel for prices rivaling that of a 2 or 3 star seemed a bit sketchy but really, this hotel deserves the 4 star rating. Anyways, the hotel itself is not very easy to find as we found out driving around almost 2 hours before asking for directions from the local gas station. So to any future travelers, I urge you to print out directions before you go either with yahoo maps or mapquest. You'll be frustrated (like us) if you don't. But, once we arrived we had the most amazing stay in a wonderful setting. Our room was excellent, with a balcony overlooking the hillside and we were even awoken by roosters which some may find annoying but we found it funny, reminding us of the farms back here in New England. The Bed was very comfortable, there was plenty of storage for our things (including a fully lockable safe for for laptops and money not needed) and the all tile bathroom was large, modern, clean and very well designed. Sure, the TV was small and there were few English speaking channels but it's Italy, why would you want to sit in front of the TV? The breakfast was decent, usual stuff but a nice spread and the cappucinos were great. The staff was pleasant for the most part except for one gentleman who seemed to be a little cold to us for not speaking the language very well... All in all a great stay and would definitely stay there again.
“Great Florence area alternative”
We stayed four nights and enjoyed the first class accommodations and breakfasts, and the rock bottom Expedia price. This was easily the nicest and least expensive of the 4 star hotels we stayed at while in Italy. The location requires a willingness to drive a bit further than most alternatives, but the hotel and the nice restaurants in the neighborhood make it worthwhile.
We stayed for eight nights and loved it! Rooms are clean well kept, bath first class for an Italy hotel. located in the hills with great country side views. Breakfast is included and and realy well done! Hotel is only a couple years old and we would stay here again. 9/2007 TRUELY FOUR STAR BY ITALY STANDARDS!
“Nice and new hotel”
Hotel is very nice! Breakfast Buffet should be larger. Hotel is a 10 min. Drive from the next larger city. I can recommend this Hotel...
“very nice hotel and extremely clean”
This hotel is very clean and the amenities are very nice in the room. The rooms have all been remodeled recently, without losing the "Italian villa" feel. We had to leave at 5am for our flight, and the staff still made us cappuccinos to have beforehand and let us check in early. The only problem was that the hotel was about 15 minutes from the train station, and there wasn't much parking there but they do have shuttles except they don't run that late. I would definitely go back!
“I would recommend this hotel”
Depending on your needs, this hotel is situated outside of Florence in a very nice quiet area. It does not seem you are so close to the city as the setting is in a small town with lots of mountains and trees. You can take the bus to the train station about 10 to 15 minutes from the hotel (I dont know if the hotel shuttle takes you there also) or like we did, drive your car and park for free. Take the train to Florence that will take you down town. The train station is in a small city called Prato wich has enough coffe shops and restaurants, also plenty of groceries stores in case you like to buy snacks to take along. We like to stay outside the city because you get to see another side of the country. The Hotel staff was very friendly and very helpful. The hotel is very nice with good size bedrooms and bathrooms. It has a nice setting for breakfast, an inside lounge if you want to have a drink (from their bar) or if the weather permits it, sit in their outside patio. Breakfast is very good, the typical european style. There is also a very nice and very good restaurant right across the street from the hotel, which we enjoyed very much. The hotel is a little bit hard to find if you are driving, so make sure you have a GPS. It is 25 minutes from the airport but I have no idea if the hotel sends the shuttle to pick you up or how much it would cost fro a taxi ride. I deffinetly recomend this hotel and would stay again, it was great.
I stayed three nights at this hotel in November. The hotel and grounds are well maintained and comfortable. Our room had a small patio with a semiprivate grassy area. The breakfast was typical of European hotels and all the items were fresh and displayed tastefully. This is not in the city, but is located conveniently to roadways that offer access to all of Tuscany's major destinations. I would definately stay at this location again.
“Great hotel outside Florence (use a GPS)!”
This hotel was a wonderful location to stay outside of Florence. The drive was very easy into the city. In fact, we enjoyed some quiet time in the mountainside after leaving Rome! The rooms were very modern, air conditioned and extremely inexpensive. In fact, this hotel was the best bargain we found throughout Italy. The quality of hotel is the same as a 3.5 star hotel in the US. The restaurant to the right and down the street is family owned and wonderful! The best pizza of the entire trip to Italy. There is a laundry close by, so we washed clothes midway through our vacation. Do not hesitate to stay at this hotel. The staff was very friendly and spoke excellent English. The breakfast was incredible -- huge amount of choices! You will love Italy and this hotel.....we stayed two nights and then moved on to Venice!
nice breakfast included, excellent restaurant across the street, great stopover as we were traveling from Venice to Florence, it is thirty minutes from Florence, located in a country setting far away from anything, nice place to chill out after a long day of driving in Italy