Ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from bedfordshire
great place to stay!Posted May 23, 2009 on Hotels.com
A lovely place to stay with nice, friendly staff. Is a 20 min walk from Volterra, but well worth it for the views. Good breakfast too, definately would stay again.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Dayton, OH
Worth the walkPosted May 20, 2009
The Hotel Foresteria was wonderful! Our room was huge and made you feel you were in a romantic italian spot( Which it is!). It has windows and patio doors covered in light curtains that flutter in the breeze and we looked over a farm to one side and the valley below if we looked further down the hotel. It was very quiet, you could hear the rooster and gaots in the distance. We only had breakfast in the dinning room and it was good. A nearby church's bells chimed an Sunday. We walked up to the city of Volterra every day and the walk from the main road to the hotel was very quiet and peaceful. The only down side was that the beds and pillows were very hard, I would recomend bringing your own pillows. Wi-fi would be a bonus. We hope to come back again and stay longer, we didn't want to leave!
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Difficult to find but worth it.Posted Apr 30, 2009 on Hotels.com
Excellent condition, large room, friendly staff. Great continental breakfast. Location on Google maps and map from hotels.com is wrong. Look for small signage as you get closer.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Kent
A 3 star that's a 3 starPosted Aug 12, 2008
The Hotel Foresteria is a decent complex in a very quiet location; if you're looking for somewhere peaceful in the middle of Tuscany, this is the place for you, although it's located some distance (as in it's necessary to drive) to the centre of Volterra so only people anticipating hiring a car should consider it. Hotel was immaculately clean, rooms were modern and comfortable, but let down by a complete lack of air conditioning, which had broken down throughout the hotel making things unbearably hot no matter where you were - they provide fans, but these are inadequate replacements. No sign of them getting it fixed, either. Breakfast was also fairly poor - dry bread, warm milk and fruit juice, sometimes the absence of basics - advice is to go early if you want to eat in the morning to catch stuff just out the fridge. TV is also Italian-only, for those looking for international channels.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Seattle WA
Get out your GPS because you won't believe where it is located!Posted Jul 27, 2008
Nice hotel. The young woman working the reception desk was extremely helpful. Even though there was a language barrier, she tried very hard to help the wandering tourists. She even called around late at night and found a restaurant owner, a friend of hers, that would stay open and feed us at 11PM. Problems: No air conditioning. A hot day and no way to cool down. Mattresses were very firm. The signage and directions to the hotel were practically non-existant. You have to drive down a narrow one lane alley, around some corners and be looking very carefully for the sign or you will miss it.