falls short in some service areas
Posted Jul 14, 2013 on Hotels
Its not in Certaldo, its in Marcialla, a small village about 10km from Certaldo. It shouldn’t be an issue if you’re coming by car and will be touring by car and have done a little research to find it, but if arriving by taxi and planning taxi tours it is a remote and expensive starting point. And unfortunately its all a little disappointing. Not that it hasn’t got stunning far reaching views and the rooms are large, nicely furnished in the appropriate way with very high ceilings and window shutters to keep the sun out and remain cool. And is has a very nice quietly located pool. But the rest of what you’d expect is missing. No restaurant at all apart from breakfast. And that means no lunchtime snacks on the veranda with the view. And no drinks service by the pool. Nothing. Breakfast was basic and disappointing. A stunning hotel in Tuscany in a lovely old villa building gives you a breakfast choice of coffee from a selection of buttons on a vending machine. And a vending machine for the choice of two juices. No fresh cheeses or meats. Cheese was those triangles of pre packed stuff, and pre packed covered toast and cake as well. And that’s the disappointment. It has all the potential to be something really special and whilst we had a comfortable stay, because it misses the mark on serving up what you expect, it just overall leaves a felling of a lost opportunity.