Ratings based on 51 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Tucsonan
Beautiful hotel!Posted Nov 14, 2013
Pros: All the staffs there are very friendly and extremely helpful.
Cons: Stand-up showers instead of a bath tub with hand-held shower handle.
Location: We would recommend visiting the towns of San Gimignano first, very close to the hotel. Then visit towns of Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano, Chianti.
My husband and I stayed at hotel Relais Della Rovere for 5 marvelous days. Our room was big and spacious and clean, with comfortable bed. The foods in their restaurant are excellent. All the staffs there are very friendly and extremely helpful. The hotel location is nearby to other wonderful Tuscany towns.
for Familiesby Carlos from Atlanta, GA
Air condition too weak!Posted Aug 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
Very simple hotel converted from a monastery. Air conditioning was very weak. Not enough for the Italian summer.
for Everyoneby Jaydan from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Splendid respite in a village off the beaten pathPosted Jul 1, 2013
Pros: Terrific buffet breakfast, on site pool and delicious restaurant
Cons: Difficult to find
Location: Beautiful quiet village setting, colle de Valle d'Elsa is a hidden gem
My wife and I were looking for a hotel with a rustic ambience somewhere in the Tuscany region. We booked on the fly while in a limited wifi zone from the office of our lodging in Riomaggiore. The hotel delivered in every way, with wifi in the very spacious room, a pool in which to relax and lounge next to, and a restaurant in the ancient basement, Il Cardinale, featuring the best of local Tuscan cuisine. Overall, the hotel experience was most pleasing and good value for the price, especially considering the quality of the food in the included breakfast buffet. I recommend anyone with a desire for a relaxing stay to visit this hotel; we will be back.
for Everyoneby Melinda from Wales, UK
Outstanding hotel experiencePosted May 1, 2012
Pros: Friendly, well informed staff.
Location: Beautiful location within easy walking distance of Colle Val d'Elsa.
Outstanding helpful and friendly service from ALL the staff. Very convenient location for the town. Easy walking distance to town centre. Wonderful breakfast bar. Delightful gardens to sit in and enjoy a quiet drink before an evening meal.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Sydney, Australia
Helpful staffPosted Jul 24, 2011
The highlight of this hotel was the helpful staff who were as good as you would encounter at a five start property. The hotel could be made even better if the fit out of the rooms was of a higher standard, it was a little too austere and cheaply done.
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler from UK
Not a Tuscon hotel, a stop over at bestPosted Sep 14, 2010 on Hotels.com
We booked this hotel before setting off on a trip round the Rivierra, Tuscany, and the southern lakes. It was one of the few bookings we made in advance based on its description and photos - it looked idilic. When we arrived (having just had 2 nights in a fabulous hotel in Radda in Chianti) we realised within minutes we had made a big mistake. Quite simply:- 1. it is in a very built up location (in contrast to the pictures and arial photos suggesting it in the countryside). 2. its facilities are poor and run down, the swimming pool in particular, which again bares no resemblance to the photos, has grass sods growing out of the concrete flags around it and has all the appeal of a jacquzi in a back garden of a council house in Wolverhampton. 3. The town and its surroundings are industrial and ugly in comparison to the beauty of the country less than 20 miles away. 4. The rooms again unfortunately bare little resemblance to the photos and are fitted with low quality furnishings. 5. The staff were polite but completely unable to deal with our dissapointment and the manager wasn't available to speak with us. We had booked 3 nights and left after the first night loosing our money but we felt it better to do that than stay somewhere that would spoil our trip. Our advice to anyone traveling this region and looking for beautiful countryside and quality hotel locations is do your research and don't use this one.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from London, United Kingdom
Excellent hotelPosted Aug 17, 2010
We greatly enjoyed the stay at Relais Della Rovera and would like to point out the very friendly and helpful hotel personell. It seemed that everyone relished working in this well run hotel and thus the service was excellent. Besides, we loved the pool (including its bar service), the historic building, the location, the free internet-access and the hotel restaurant. When you don't mind that the very clean rooms have a basic furnishing, you will very likely enjoy this hotel.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Bolton, U.K.
Excellent in all respectsPosted Aug 13, 2010
We stayed at the hotel for 8 nights and had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. The interior/exterior of the hotel are as they appear in its website photos; an old abbey, set in spacious, tranquil gardens, on the edge of town. The hotel has a calm, peaceful atmosphere throughout. The swimming pool has a lovely setting in the gardens and was a welcome facility after the heat and bustle of Florence and Sienna. Our bedroom was one of those shown in the photos; very clean, with interesting features - beamed ceiling, small external staircase, and invitingly cool in the summer heat. Our son's bedroom also had attractive features. All the staff were very pleasant and welcoming. The restaurant in the courtyard has a serene atmosphere. We ate there once; excellent food although we found it expensive. Across the road from the hotel is a restaurant/bar where the food is excellent; we had breakfast there and some evening meals. There is also a very useful and helpful supermarket hidden just around the corner. The location of the hotel couldn't be better, giving access by road or bus to Florence, Sienna, and the many hill top towns. As recommended by another reviewer, take the minor roads for spectacular views. The information centre in the main piazza is very helpful for bus times/tickets;these buses start at the bus terminal in town and then come up past the hotel where there is a stop. Buy your tickets at the information centre or pay when you get on; the latter is more expensive.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from salisbury uk
Relax and enjoyPosted Aug 6, 2010
On arriving at the hotel the staff were very polite and we instantly relaxed in the calm atmosphere. The hotel was quiet and relaxing with every thing catered for. The staff were pleasant but not intrusive. A great place to stay if visiting other areas of tuscany Sienna and Florence only an hour away and good access to the motorways.
for Familiesby Milt from PA
collePosted Jul 14, 2010
This place was very difficult to find because the route from the Autostrada had been closed due to construction. It is located some 5 minutes' drive from the town, on a hill, providing us with a lovely view of the countryside and town. The place itself is charming in its design and the staff very courteous.