Ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Personal Eventby Coree from France
good for a relaxing getaway near FlorencePosted Feb 10, 2014 on Hotels.com
The B&B is a beautiful working farm with great views of the beautiful Tuscan countryside and Florence. We were graciously upgraded to an apartment since we were the only ones there. The apartment was clean and comfortable but pretty basic. Although it's advertised as self-catering, it lacked a decent range of cookware and silverware to really do this, such as there was one small serrated knife for cutting veg or meat and no chopping board. Also, not sure if it really is up to the standard of a B&B since the "breakfast" options were tea and coffee and then bread, butter, and jam for toast. Maybe the addition of at least cereal (since you are given a large container of milk for drinks) would help. We arrived by car so can't comment on the distance to a train or bus station but even by car you have to go almost a mile or more before you come to a bigger country road that leads you to Impruneta. But it's this remoteness that lends itself to the solitude and beauty of the surrounds. Since it was February, we obviously didn't test out the pool but we imagined it would be lovely after a day of sightseeing in Florence. We would bring along some of our own kitchen items for cooking but we would definitely stay again for a relaxing base near Florence.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Colorado
Unique but WonderfulPosted May 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
If you know what to expect this place is the best. For example, they don't cook you breakfast but they do give you a kitchen and starter supplies which is perfect in this setting. Mariella and her husband run a working family farm and olive grove. You are like a special guest with plenty of your own privacy. Wonderful pool with knockout views of the Tuscan hills right down to Florence. If you are an animal person this is the place. We got wonderful occasional visits from a happy free spirited kitty and a polite small dog. Of course you can go visits the horses any time as well as visit the turkey tom who rules the barn yard. Ride the horses around the olive groves if you want. The bottom line, it is really nice to hang out here. You need a car since this is really out in the hills amid darling small villages with great food. If you have a car, visiting Florence from here is very workable but so nice to get away from the city. But there is so much more. Next time we will stay about a week so we have time to hang at Podere Le Cave as well as do some car trips to the rest of Tuscany including Pisa, Sienna, Chianti, and Florence. Make this your base for a whole exploration of this part of Italy and you will be very happy. And so worth the cost.