Borgo di Fontebussi - Great Scenery, Bad Service
Posted Jul 29, 2010 on Hotels
As hoped, the scenery and location were beautiful. The food at the restaurant was also quite good and reasonably priced, and the restaurant staff was friendly and professional. Unfortunately, the rest of the hotel was a major disappointment. Pictures of the beautiful pool in such a tranquil Tuscan setting may be a major selling point for those seeking a romantic getaway, but if you’re expecting to spend relaxing afternoons lounging by the poolside, you will be disappointed. The pool was overrun with (very loud) families during the day, and it closes at 7:30 pm. (Why?) The pool bar carries many types of liquor, but we were told that they do not stock any juices. (Again, why?) So much for a nice, juicy libation while enjoying the sunshine. Most of the hotel staff seemed to be under 25, and nothing was staffed after 11pm or so. If you have a problem at night, good luck. The walls were thin, the noise starts early, and everything costs extra. They even had the gall to charge a fee for an extra towel at the pool! If you’re looking for a cheap (quality, not price) family hotel, this might be the place for you. If you’re looking for a romantic time in Tuscany, however, you should probably look elsewhere.